Academics News

REMINDER - Moot Court Board and Journals Advising Program -Wed., March 4 at NOON

REMINDER - Wednesday, March 3  at noon in Rm.275

Moot Court Board and Journals Advising Program


Lunch Provided


If you have questions, please contact Dean DiSanza.


Negotiation course--time change

The Negotiation course will meet at 5:15 instead of 4:45 for tomorrow, February 19 only.

Information Session on Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Courses & Opportunities

The annual ELLUS session on planning your law school education for careers in environmental, land use, natural resources, and/or real estate law has been folded into the Property Law Careers panel on Tuesday, February 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in Room 275.  Professor Arnold will talk about what will be offered, when, and how different courses will help you achieve career goals.  He will also highlight co-curricular, extra-curricular, and job opportunities that will to advance your career goals.  Any 2Ls or 1Ls (or non-graduating 3Ls) who are interested in any of these fields should attend the session.

Incoming Editorial Board selected for the University of Louisville Law Review

The Editorial Board of the University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce their successors for Volume 54:

   Editor in Chief: Daniel Reed

   Senior Articles Editor: Emily Meyer

   Senior Notes Editor: Emily Irwin

   Articles Editors: Vlad Bursuc, Megan Diffenderfer, Tyler Larson

   Notes Editors: Lindsey Boyd, Kari DiCecco, Katherine Vail

   Articles Selection Editor: Carolyn Purcell

   Online Content Editor: Andrew Weeks

   Executive Editor: Dallas Selvy

   Managing Editor: Ben Jakubowicz

The University of Louisville Law Review is the principal law review publication of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Managed exclusively by students, the Law Review is a scholarly publication devoted to developing the law, evaluating legal institutions and analyzing issues of law and public policy. The Law Review features student notes and articles written by nationally and globally recognized experts. The Editorial Board and Staff of the Law Review publish three issues per year and have editorial control over its content.

Congratulations to the newly minted Editorial Board for Volume 54!

Bellarmine National Trial Competition

Bellarmine University will be hosting a National trial competition the weekend of March 13 to 15, with one round Friday evening from 6:00 pm  to 9:30 pm, second round Saturday morning 9:00 am  to 12:30 pm, the third round Saturday afternoon , 2:00 pm  to 5:30 pm and the final round 9:00 am  to 12:30 pm.  They want to recruit 24 law students who have taken Evidence to be presiding judges  to rule on objections and keep the trials moving forward. Law students will not be scoring judges only presiding judges. Law students will have the opportunity to meet over  a 100 local attorneys during the competition while attending the pretrial judges’ instructions and during the trials. Interested law students need to attend a two-hour judge’s boot camp prior to the tournament conducted by Chris Schaefer and Jim Wagoner.  Interested students should contact:  Jim Wagoner at (502) 582-1381 or  This is a GREAT way to network with practicing attorneys so please consider volunteering.


Law students may request their class rank (1) in person; or (2) by sending an e-mail to Barbara Thompson using their e-mail address. Class ranks will not be given over the phone.  If you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Student Records (Rm. 217).  If you wish to request your class rank via e-mail, please send your request to
barbara.thompson@louisville.eduDO NOT send an e-mail request using a personal e-mail address.  You must use your e-mail address.

How to Start, Research, and Complete Your Legal Writing Requirement

Kurt Metzmeier, Associate Director of the Law Library, will present "How to Start, Research and Complete Your Legal Writing Requirement" as required for graduation and set forth by the Student Handbook.

Read complete information and details here.

Tips on How to Start and Complete a Seminar Paper for Writing Requirement Credit

Tips on How to Start and Complete a Seminar Paper for Writing Requirement Credit

Presented by Kurt Metzmeier, Associate Director and Professor of Legal Bibliography at the UofL Brandeis Law Library 

January 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Room 177  

*Lunch will be provided in the form of free pizza sponsored by the Office of Academic Success. 


Attaining your professional degree of J.D. requires the fulfillment of a writing requirement.  So how do you start that process? How do you pick a suitable topic?  What sources do you use and where do you go for research?

Professor Metzmeier will cover all of these questions along with providing time-saving tips on how to start, execute, and complete this important core requirement.  


Sayed Kashua Lecture and Discussion

The University of Louisville Jewish Studies Program warmly invites you to hear novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Sayed Kashua on "The Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israel" at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library.  For reservations:

YPAL's Legal Ease: Minorities and Women in Law

Looking for a way to connect and learn from some of Louisville's most prominent attorneys? Join us on January 22 for the third edition of Legal-Ease Series. At this lunch series, we will hear from diverse attorneys who have excelled in their areas of practice.  The set-up gives young professionals a comfortable way to interact with our guests, who will share their best career advice.

A buffet lunch will be provided with registration.  Seating is very limited, so REGISTER EARLY!

Confirmed Guests (more to be announced soon):

  • Theresa Canaday - Member at Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Allison Donovan - Member at Stoll Keenon Odgen PLLC
  • Gerald Reynolds - General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at LG&E and KU
  • Alan Tse - Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Churchill Downs Incorporated

For more information, contact Tiffany Ge at