Events

Thursday February 21, 2013
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Kentucky Innocence Project client, Edwin Chandler, was exonerated in 2009, after serving nine years in prison for robbery and second degree manslaughter.  Mr. Chandler was awarded $8.5 million from Louisville Metro Government in 2012.  Mr. Chandler will be speaking to the Law School's KIP class on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1:30.  All students are welcome to attend.

Friday February 22, 2013
Start: 11:30 am
End: 1:30 pm

The American Constitution Society Student Chapter, in conjunction with the ACS Lawyers Chapter, will be hosting Congressman John Yarmuth to speak at the law school on February 22, 2013 beginning at noon in room 275 of the Brandeis School of Law.Please join American Constitution Society to hear this engaging and popular Congressman.

Start: 11:30 am

Please join the Kentucky Lawyer Chapter and University of Louisville School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society as well as the Public Interest Section of the Louisville Bar Association as we welcome Congressman John Yarmuth and Georgia State College of Law Professor Neil Kinkopf to discuss the politics and constitutional implications of Congress’ efforts to strengthen our nation’s gun laws.Congressman Yarmuth, who has been in the national spotlight for his support of federal proposals to help reduce gun violence, will provide insight into legislation pending before Congress – including universal background checks and restrictions on high-capacity ammunition magazines and assault weapons.  He will also discuss his work on the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Professor Kinkopf will discuss the constitutionality of the pending measures and whether there is a danger of running afoul of the Second Amendment. The discussion will attempt to navigate the controversial issues shaping the debate, including whether the politics surrounding gun laws are too divisive for legitimate reform, the proposed legislation can withstand the Supreme Court's decision in D.C. v. Heller (2008), and regulations of this nature can truly be effective in curbing gun violence in the United States. Room 275. Lunch will be provided. 

Monday February 25, 2013
Start: 12:05 pm
End: 12:50 pm
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:45 pm
Start: 2:00 pm
Start: 2:00 pm
Start: 02/25/2013 - 2:00pm
End: 02/26/2013 - 7:00pm

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, through the entire day Tuesday, February 26, 2012, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington.Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams.

Tuesday February 26, 2013
End: 7:00 pm
Start: 02/25/2013 - 2:00pm
End: 02/26/2013 - 7:00pm

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 25, through the entire day Tuesday, February 26, 2012, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington.Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams.

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Will Hilyerd, Kurt Metzmeier and Virginia Mattingly will present some specialized electronic legal resources to facilitate policy research and legislative history research. They'll also provide instructions for accessing these tools remotely.

Wednesday February 27, 2013
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Ms. Anna K. Murray, Esq. will be speaking about climate security.  At that time, ELLUS will host the annual Hundred-Mile Lunch.  Plates will be $5.  Please come join us for this lecture and enjoy some local food!  If you would like to contribute a dish, please email Ella Neely (le8687@aol.com) or Beth Robinson (leobeth2000@yahoo.com).  ELLUS will also be selling Critical Mass Beargrass Bike Ride t-shirts from 2012 for $15.  

Thursday February 28, 2013
Start: 9:00 am
End: 10:00 am
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Join Susan Duncan, Interim Dean, and your fellow young alumni for a Happy Hour at Taco Punk in NuLu 

Friday March 1, 2013
Saturday March 2, 2013
Monday March 4, 2013
Start: 12:05 pm
End: 12:50 pm
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy,
established by the Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use endowment,
brings a nationally prominent land use scholar to the University of
Louisville Brandeis School of Law each semester. The purpose of this
lecture series is to expand and enrich land use education and thinking
at UofL. Attendees of the free presentation will hear directly about
cutting-edge research that may be appearing or soon-to-appear in a
publication venue.   This year's speaker is Alejandro Camacho, professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.   The Boehl Lectures have been enormously enriching.  The past lectures include:Winter 2007: Tony Arnold (Louisville), inaugural lecture, "The People's Land: Justice Brandeis, Environmental Conservation, and Wisdom for Today's Land Use Challenges"Spring 2007: Linda Malone (William & Mary), "Think Globally, Act Locally: A Pivotal Transformation in the Global Warming Debate"Fall 2007: Eric Freyfogle (Illinois), "The Endless War: Private Land in Law and Culture"Spring 2008: Julian Juergensmeyer (Georgia State), "Infrastructure and the Law: The Evolution of Infrastructure Requirements"Summer 2008: Victor Flatt (then at Houston, now at North Carolina), "Act Locally, Affect Globally: Local Government's Role in Addressing Climate Change and Other Large-Scale Environmental Harms"Fall 2008: Vicki Been (NYU), "Silver Bullet or Trojan Horse? The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets"Spring 2009: Timothy Beatley (U. Virginia School of Architecture), "Green Urbanism: Planning for Sustainable and Resilient Cities"Fall 2010: Michael Wolf (Florida), "Private Property and Public Protection: The Brandeisian Alternative"Spring 2010: Judith Welch Wegner (North Carolina), "Annexation, Urban Boundaries, and Land Use Dilemmas: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future"The Boehl Lecture Series has stimulated thinking about and interest in key land use issues, facilitated interdisciplinary collaboration, engaged our students, and developed relationships with lawyers, planners, officials, developers, environmentalists, and others in our community who care about land use issues.  It has had far more benefit—both in breadth and depth—than investing in any one person's particular research agenda or any single project. For more information about this event, please contact Margaret Bratcher at 502-852-1669 or by e-mail

Tuesday March 5, 2013
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Join the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Faculty for a Faculty Workshop presented by Paul Litton, JD, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Missouri School of Law.

Start: 5:30 pm

  Please join us on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at The Brown Hotel for the16th AnnualStudent Bar Foundation Auction NightSilent Auction begins at 5:30p.m.Live Auction begins at at 7p.m.All money raised will benefit students performing their summer public service projects providing legal services to the poor or indigent, supporting public education and the judiciary, and improving citizens’ access to justice.This exciting night of auction items include:UofL Basketball ticketsRestaurant gift cardsBaskets from local storesBrewery TastingsPhotography packagesMaker’s Mark memorabiliaA day at Churchill Downs And more


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We are grateful to Aguiar Injury Lawyers for their support of this event. If you would like to sponsor a Brandeis School of Law Public Service Fellow, please contact Wendy Helterbran, or call her at 502-852-6381. 

Start: 8:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm
Wednesday March 6, 2013
Thursday March 7, 2013
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

Attention, 1Ls! Now that your briefs are submitted, it is
time to
shift your focus to your oral argument. On Thursday, March 7 at 1 PM,
Stites & Harbison PLLC Attorney Beth Breetz is speaking in room
275. Ms. Breetz is the co-chair of the firm's Appellate Advocacy
group. Her full bio is linked below. She will speak about her
experience in federal and state appellate advocacy and the basics of
oral arguments. Her short talk will be followed by a Q&A, so bring
your questions! If you are nervous about giving your oral argument on
Saturday, March 23 at the Hall of Justice, come learn from an expert!
Remember, if you are a current BLS student, your attendance is
mandatory.    

http://www.stites.com/attorneys/25/bethany-a-breetz

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Join the Student Bar Association as we officially welcome our new Assistant Deans. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.

Friday March 8, 2013
Saturday March 9, 2013
Sunday March 10, 2013
Monday March 11, 2013
Start: 9:00 am
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
Tuesday March 12, 2013
(all day)
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
Wednesday March 13, 2013
(all day)
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
Thursday March 14, 2013
(all day)
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
Friday March 15, 2013
End: 9:00 am
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
Saturday March 16, 2013
Monday March 18, 2013
Tuesday March 19, 2013
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Join ACS and attorney Nicole Kersting for a discussion on the DOMA suits pending before the Supreme Court, marriage equality on a local and national level, and what potential actions can be anticipated in the future to address individual state bans such as the 2004 KY Constitutional amendment.Nicole Kersting was the president of University of Louisville's Lambda Law Caucus during law school, she is a member Coordinating Committee with the Fairness Campaign, the Statewide Fairness Steering Committee, and was featured as a Commentator on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. She currently practices family law with Derenzo Durrett, PLLC, and works as an activist in the gay community to advance the rights of LGBTQ individuals and families in the state of Kentucky.

Start: 8:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm
Wednesday March 20, 2013
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Faculty Showcase SeriesDisability Discrimination Law: Impact on Legal Education and the Legal ProfessionLaura RothsteinProfessor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar                                                                              Disability discrimination law affects every lawyer, even those who do not plan to represent clients with disabilities or practice in the area.  Websites accessible for those with visual impairments; providing interpreters for clients with hearing impairments and accessible meeting space for those with mobility impairments are examples of this impact.  Accessible courthouses and prisons are other issues for clients with mobility impairments.  Lawyers who may themselves be impaired by substance abuse or mental health concerns or mobility or sensory impairments.  Forty years ago, the predecessor to the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.  The 1973 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act laid the groundwork for the 1990 ADA.  Both laws have significant impact on law students, lawyers, and the legal profession today. The March 20, 2013, Faculty Showcase presented by the Student Bar Association and the University of Louisville Law Review demonstrates the recognition of the importance and value of faculty scholarship.  The presentation will provide historical perspective and how current judicial opinions, regulations, and statutory amendments are affecting the lives of lawyers, their clients, the practice of law, and legal education.  The presentation will address current hot topics for law students, including what accommodations are required for law students and the mental health history reporting requirements to bar admission authorities. Presentation is in Room 275 at 5:30-7:00 with light refreshments provided.

Thursday March 21, 2013
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
Friday March 22, 2013
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Please come and join us to hear Randal Strobo discuss historic preservation.  We will be serving lunch, but please bring a drink!

Saturday March 23, 2013
Start: 8:00 am