Academics News

Volunteer Judges (3L) Needed for Moot Court Competition

Bellarmine and EKU are co-hosting a college mock trial tournament the last weekend of October. The trials are scheduled for Friday evening the 25th, two rounds on the 26th and one round on Sunday morning at the Hall of Justice.  They are looking for 3L students who have taken evidence to be presiding judges for the competition, which allows them to use only lawyers for scoring.  They are looking for 24 students and would like to meet the volunteers for a two-hour training session and review of the current case with judge’s power point presentation at the Law School.

This would be a good opportunity for students to meet local attorneys and possibly help in your job search after graduation.  They hope to have over 100 attorneys volunteer to be scoring judges for the competition.  Interested students should contact Jim Wagoner at jwagoner@fkplaw.com or 582-1381 x 115 or 552-8074.

Diversity Forum – Tuesday, October 22 @ Noon in Room 275

The Black Law Students Association and the Diversity Committee invite everyone to our October 22 forum, Before “Bombingham” and Beyond Trayvon. Speakers will include Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes and Mr. Anthony Smith, Director of Safe Neighborhoods (a position recommended by the city’s violence prevention task force last year). Prof. Laura McNeal will moderate the program.

A free, light lunch will be available in the hall outside of Room 275 @11:45 a.m.

Academic Success Continuing Orientation Workshop: Making Mistakes (While They're Free)

The Academic Success Office is hosting a Continuing Orientation Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 11:50a - 12:50 in Room 275. ALL First Year Law Students are expected to attend. 

Lunch will be provided, but PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINK!  


We will be doing exercises to explore best practices for preparing for exams, including preparing an exam prep calendar, tips for answering practice exams and preparing your family and friends for what's ahead.

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Job Title: Student Communications Specialist

The Brandeis School of Law is seeking to hire a student to assist with promoting the various accomplishments of members of the law school community.  The student will be responsible for interviewing various law faculty, students, and alumni about their current projects/accomplishments and drafting short stories for publication on the law school’s website and communications materials. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and writing skills. This paid position requires 4-8 hours per week. Please submit a letter of interest, short writing sample, and resume via email to: Professor McNeal at laura.mcneal@louisville.eduAll application materials must be received by September 20th. Feel free to contact Professor McNeal via email with any questions regarding the responsibilities associated with this position.

Job Title: Student Communications Specialist

The Brandeis School of Law is seeking to hire a student to assist with promoting the various accomplishments of members of the law school community.  The student will be responsible for interviewing various law faculty, students, and alumni about their current projects/accomplishments and drafting short stories for publication on the law school’s website and communications materials. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and writing skills. This paid position requires 4-8 hours per week. Please submit a letter of interest, short writing sample, and resume via email to: Professor McNeal at laura.mcneal@louisville.eduAll application materials must be received by September 20th. Feel free to contact Professor McNeal via email with any questions regarding the responsibilities associated with this position.

1st Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday!

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief" Break!  Join your fellow classmates and the faculty and staff of the law school and take a few minutes on Thursday for a brief respite.  Put the books down and come to the Mosaic Lobby.  Grab an ice cream bar and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., so come when you get out of class at 3:40 or 4:05, or come before you go to class at 4:15!

Professor Giesel to Speak on KY Supreme Court Legal Ethics Case: September 18

Professor Grace Giesel will speak on “The Story of Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion 435:  The Ethics of Plea Bargains That Waive Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.”  This Inaugural Flexner Forum on Legal Ethics will be Wednesday, September 18, 12:10-12:55 p.m. in Room 175.  The entire Law School community is invited, and pizza will be served.  Professor Giesel is the author of KBA Ethics Opinion 435, which is the subject of a legal challenge being argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court at our Law School (Allen Courtroom) on Thursday, September 19 (the next day).  Come to hear our distinguished legal ethics expert talk about this important case in which she’s involved.

Professor Giesel to Speak on KY Supreme Court Legal Ethics Case: September 18

Professor Grace Giesel will speak on “The Story of Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion 435:  The Ethics of Plea Bargains That Waive Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.”  This Inaugural Flexner Forum on Legal Ethics will be Wednesday, September 18, 12:10-12:55 p.m. in Room 175.  The entire Law School community is invited, and pizza will be served.  Professor Giesel is the author of KBA Ethics Opinion 435, which is the subject of a legal challenge being argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court at our Law School (Allen Courtroom) on Thursday, September 19 (the next day).  Come to hear our distinguished legal ethics expert talk about this important case in which she’s involved.

Academic Success Workshop - Brick House: One Block at a Time - Outlining Throughout the Semester.

September 11, 2013, 11:50am – 12:50pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, Room 275


The Academic Success Office is hosting a Continuing Orientation Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 11:50a - 12:50 in Room 275. ALL First Year Law Students are expected to attend.  Lunch will be provided. 

We will be doing exercises to explore outlining, including various outlining tools, methods and best practices.