Academics News

Kaplan PMBR Courses

Students can continue to sign up for Kaplan PMBR courses.  The rates for May 2008 graduates are $999 Comprehensive, $799 6 Day Foundation, $499 3 Day Final Review.  The sooner you enroll the sooner your bar review materials can be shipped.  The bar review workbooks are used in May, June, and July so don't wait too long to enroll!  Please see your Kaplan PMBR student representatives (Natalie Etienne, Karin Moore Irwin, Maya Warrier, Will Corrigan, and Kathleen Johnson) for additional information and assistance in enrolling.

Professor Jones' Torts II Exam

For those taking Professor Jones' Tort II exam at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23: The exam will be held in room 075. Room 080 has been reserved as a secondary room for taking the exam.

Review Schedule

The following is a list of scheduled reviews. Reviews are also posted on the events calendar.

Tuesday, April 22

Debtor-Creditor with Professor Lee
9:00 a.m.
Room 080

Secured Transactions with Professor Smith
11:00 a.m.
Room 175

Decedents' Estates Review with Jones
3:00 p.m.
Room 175

Thursday, April 24

Property with Professor Arnold
9:30 a.m.
Room 075

Friday, April 25

Con. Law with Professor Trucios-Haynes
1:00 p.m.
Allen Courtroom

Saturday, April 26

Contracts with Professor Hall
1:00 p.m.
Allen Courtroom

Tuesday, April 29

Civil Procedure with Professor Jordan
6:00 p.m.
Room 175

James Boskey ADR Writing Competition

Students are invited to enter the James Boskey ADR Writing Competition, honoring the late James Boskey (Seton Hall).  The deadline for entries is June 16, 2008. Two rules changes have occurred since this competition began: 

  1. The length limit has been raised to 25 pages, exclusive of footnotes or endnotes;
  2. Previously published works are eligible, so long as the essay was written by a JD student at an ABA-accredited law school during the 2007-08 academic year. 

Further details can be found  at http://www.dsl.psu.edu/academics/Boskey.cfm.

Law School Faculty ranks high on SSRN downloads

SSRN has developed a new listing to help measure the "scholarly impact" of authors affiliated to specific law schools. The listing Top Law Schools (beta) uses a number of measures to rank schools, these include:

  1. New Downloads
  2. New Papers
  3. New Downloads Per Paper
  4. Total Downloads
  5. Total Papers
  6. Total Downloads Per Paper
  7. Number of Authors
  8. Total Downloads per Author
  9. New Downloads per Author

Currently, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law ranks 41 on this listing under New Downloads, with a total of 9,017 new downloads in the past 12 months. (New Downloads identifies the total downloads in the last 12 months of all papers by authors currently affiliated with the school, providing a measure of the current interest in a faculty's work on SSRN, including older papers.) We are ranked 18 in New Downloads per Author, which measures current interest in all of the faculty's work on SSRN, adjusted for the different sizes of different institutions.

 

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world

 

International Association of Defense Counsel Writing Competition

The International Association of Defense Counsel is sponsoring a student writing competition covering the fields of Tort Law, Insurance Law, Civil Procedure or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in civil defense litigation. The suggested word limits is 12,000, including footnotes; and the deadline is May 16. First prize: $2,000, second prize $1,000 and third prize $500 plus possible publication.  See www.iadclaw.org/contset.cfm or Dean Sealing for more information. 

Attention Students: Externship Information Panel

Please join the externship supervisors from Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office and the County Attorney's office to learn about externship opportunities on  Thursday, April 10th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 060.

Student Registration

All materials needed for summer and fall 2008 registration are now available on the table outside the Registrar's office, room 206. You should obtain all necessary signatures and turn all forms in by Monday, April 7. See Dean Sealing if you have any questions.

Full instructions are available for download below.

University of Louisville Law Review Publication Decisions for 2008-09

The Law Review editorial body has reviewed a host of submissions for its upcoming edition. The final decisions have been made. Congratulations to the following people for being selected for publication in the Vol. 47 of the University of Louisville Law Review.

  • Julia Riehm McGuffey,  Best Note
  • A. Nicholas Nasier,  Honorable Mention
  • Megan K. Reese,  Honorable Mention
  • Matt Lynch
  • Christopher Thomas McDavid
  • Stephen J. Mattingly
  • Matthew Piekarski
  • Caroline Lynch Pieroni
  • Megan D. Randolph
  • Megan L. Renwick
  • Dustin Thacker
  • Maya R. Warrier
  • Jennifer Kristen Weinhold
  • Andrew Young

National Association of Women Lawyers Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers is sponsoring a writing competition. The winner will receive $500 and be printed in the Women Lawyers Journal.  The essay may not exceed 15 pages and must be on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. 

The deadline is April 30. Contact Dean Sealing for additional information.