In response to student demand, Professor Blackburn has graciously consented to offer a section of Taxation of Limited Liabilitity Companies and Partnerships in the Spring semester. Information about the course is below.
If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Professor Blackburn (email@example.com, 502-852-6384).
Limited liability companies (LLCs) are the most popular form of business entity in the United States for small and medium size businesses. The taxation of LLCs is, therefore, a foundation course for any attorney who expects to advise business clients.
1) No prerequisites.
2) 2 credit hours.
3) The class will meet Monday and Wednesday from 2:35 until 3:35 (60 minutes) for the first twelve weeks of the semester (i.e., will finish two weeks before the end of the usual 14 week spring semester).
4) The exam will be either a take-home or in-class (not decided yet), but the class will end before the end of the regular spring semester and before start of the regular exam period.
As you may know, the University registration system should be re-opened today for anyone who needs to complete or make changes to their Spring 2013 registration. There are several courses with waiting lists for the Spring semester. If you are holding a seat in one of these courses, but know that you no longer plan to take the course, please drop the course in the University registration system so that a student on the waiting list may be moved into the course. If you have any questions about Spring registration, please feel free to contact Associate Dean Hall.
For a list of scheduled review sessions for Fall 2012 final exams, please go to the Exam Policies page in the Academics section of the website, or just click here.
As of the first day of registration, there are sixteen students signed up (ten enrolled and six on the waiting list) for Section 12 of Advanced Trial Practice (Monday evening), and only two signed up for Section 5 Advanced Trial Practice (Friday morning). Although we have plenty of theoretical seats for all students who have signed up, they appear to not be allocated efficiently. Ordinarily, courses with fewer than five students enrolled are at risk of cancellation. If you are holding a seat in the Monday evening ATP section (850-12), but could switch to the Friday morning section (850-05) without disadvantage or inconvenience, please consider doing so in order that some of your classmates on the waiting list whose schedules might be less flexible may be able to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have any questions about this, please contact Associate Dean Tim Hall.
Students, Faculty and Staff:
Please join us in the Cox Lounge at 4 on Wednesday to welcome Doug Myers, the KBA president, to Brandeis. Doug is an alum of Brandeis and also being awarded one of the Law Alumni Council’s Distinguished Alumni awards in June. Doug will visit with us and give his perspectives on practicing law and being involved in the KBA. Students don’t miss out on this important opportunity to network with this well-known attorney.
Susan Hanley Duncan
You still have time to apply to participate in the Entrepreneurship Clinic for Spring 2013. The Entrepreneurship Clinic is a structured educational experience in which law students represent students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship MBA program at the University of Louisville College of Business who are participating in internal, national or international business plan competitions. Clinic students will gain and apply practical lawyering skills in the field of business law. In addition, students may have the opportunity to travel with the teams (travel will be paid for by the Business School).
The clinic is three credit hours. Students must apply by submitting a Statement of Interest to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, explaining why he or she wishes to participate in the clinic (not to exceed 1 page), an unofficial transcript, and a resume. There is a classroom clinic component to the Entrepreneurship clinic. The class will meet from 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Deadline to Apply: November 8
Bernard Faller, who will be teaching Elder Law in the Spring 2013 term, asked that the following be circulated to students in advance of registration.
Elder Law is a practical course on dealing with older folks in the vastly empty field of elder care law in Kentucky. Understanding how to work with older people will be relevant in almost all areas of law. Aging baby boomers are the largest demographic in our society and will remain so for several decades. Attorneys will interact with this huge group as clients, and as their children.
Some of the topics covered will be an overview of the field of elder law, legal documents for older folks, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's benefits, living arrangements, health care decision making, ethical issues, guardianship, trusts, probate, understanding insurance and financial documents, and how to interview prospective clients. The last class will be the business of running a business. Whether you become a business owner or an employee, you should understand how a firm generates business, good business practices and how an employer determines your value to the firm and thus, compensation.
Bernard Faller is the founder and managing partner of Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC, Kentucky's largest pure elder law firm. He will be assisted in some classes by Misty Clark Vantrease and Kelly Gannott. All three were classmates in the Brandeis class of 2001. Rhoda Faller, spouse, an attorney since 1978, will also assist in one class.
If you have further questions about the content of the course, a syllabus and course outline are available from the office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.