The JLE operates under the belief that grades are not as important as excellent writing skills, dependability and strong interest, so any student who plans on attending classes through Spring 2009 is encouraged to apply. We are accepting over 30 candidates, so our acceptance rate is very high. Moreover, you can be a member of both journals at Brandeis.
The application packet simply contains a personal information sheet and a small sample case for which you will write an abstract. Applications are due on Friday, April 25. If you have any questions, contact Kevin J. Graves at email@example.com. Thank you and good luck.
The following is a list of scheduled reviews. Reviews are also posted on the events calendar.
Tuesday, April 22
Debtor-Creditor with Professor Lee
Secured Transactions with Professor Smith
Decedents' Estates Review with Jones
Thursday, April 24
Property with Professor Arnold
Friday, April 25
Con. Law with Professor Trucios-Haynes
Saturday, April 26
Contracts with Professor Hall
Tuesday, April 29
Civil Procedure with Professor Jordan
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:
- The length limit has been raised to 25 pages, exclusive of footnotes or endnotes;
- 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.
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:
- New Downloads
- New Papers
- New Downloads Per Paper
- Total Downloads
- Total Papers
- Total Downloads Per Paper
- Number of Authors
- Total Downloads per Author
- 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
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.
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