Admissions News

Louisville Ranks Among the Best Cities

Louisville residents have known for quite some time that Louisville is one of the best places to live.

Now 2 different organizations are recognizing Louisville's outstanding qualities.

 

Lonely Planet, the online travel guide, named Louisville its number 1 travel destination for 2013. They describe Louisville as "a lively, offbeat cultural mecca on the Ohio River" and cite its youthful population as one of its best assets.

Also recognizing Louisville's greatness is the Web site Under30CEO, which listed Louisville as their 2013 Number 3 best city for young entrepenurs. Of special note is the impact Louisville's universities have on the city's entrepeneurial potential. According to the Kauffman Foundation in 2011 Louisville outperformed the nation in being home to fast growth companies and was among the top states in the nation in terms of new start-up companies formed.

 

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth Visits Brandeis Law

On Friday, February 22, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) and Professor Neil Kinkopf, of the Georgia State University College of Law, joined Brandeis School of Law students and attorneys from the community for a reasonable conversation about gun control. The event ran a full two hours and every seat was full.

Professor Kinkopf spoke first about the constitutionality of pending gun control legislation. His analysis provided a concise interpretation of the Second Amendment and D.C. v. Heller and predicted that the laws posed no danger of overstepping congressional powers.

Congressman Yarmuth gave insight into the details of the pending measures. He explained his support for laws implementing universal background checks and restrictions on ammunition magazine capacity. The Congressman's remarks were personal and genuine and set the floor for an open and civil discourse amongst the attendees.

After both speakers' remarks, the discussion shifted to questions representing varied perspectives on the topic from those in attendance.

The timing of the event was particularly momentous due to the national spotlight that has been focused on the Congressman regarding his remarks on gun control and the NRA. This program successfully fostered a respectful and productive dialogue on a very polarizing and controversial topic. The event was organized and sponsored by the UofL Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Student Chapter and the Kentucky Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

 

Yarmuth Discussion

Professor Kinkopf and Congressman Yarmuth are joined by Brandeis Law Professor Luke Milligan during questions and answers session at the event.

Brandeis Law Professor Giesel Presents at National 20/20 Symposium

Bernard Flexner Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor Grace Giesel, renown for her expertise in the area of professional responsibility, presented "The Attorney-Client Relationship in the Age of Technology," as part of "Ethics 20/20 The Future of Professional Responsibility," a Symposium sponsored by Mississippi College Law Review at the Mississippi College School of Law. Other speakers included University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Judith Maute, George Mason University School of Law Professor Michael Krauss, University of La Verne College of Law Professor Charles Doskow, and Professor Nathan M. Crystal. The Keynote Address was given by Ellen Rosen, Senior Lead Counsel for the Ethics 20/20 Commission.

Also of note is the publication of her most recent article, Alternative Litigation Finance and the Work-Product Doctrine, by the Wake Forest Law Review. It can be found at 47 Wake Forest Law Review 1083 (2012).

Professor Cross Presents Trademark Remedies in Japan

John Cross, Grosscurth Professor of Law, recently delivered a distinguished lecture to the Faculty of Law at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.  The talk was titled “Extraterritoriality of Trademark Remedies” and presented the basic thesis that even though trademark rights are generally confined to the borders of the United States, a court dealing with a claim under U.S. trademark law should be able to consider foreign sales in calculating damages—provided those sales affect the goodwill of the trademark owner.

In attendance were the Hokkaido University Faculty of Law, certain graduate students and invited guests from universities and industry in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Professor Cross spent three days in Sapporo where, in addition to the lecture, he met with several graduate students concerning their Ph.D. theses.

Law Professor Lisa Nicholson to Speak at McKinney Law Symposium

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host a major national symposium on “Law and the Financial Crisis” on April 5, 2013.
One of the panels slated for that day will examine the potential for the law to prevent the next financial crisis. Professor David Herzig of Valparaiso School of Law will moderate a panel made up of Professor M. Todd Henderson of the University of Chicago School of Law, and Professor Lisa Nicholson of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Professor Henderson has private sector experience counseling clients on business and regulatory strategy, and he will speak about new strategies for regulation. Professor Nicholson has securities and commercial litigation experience and will speak on the subject of corporate governance.
Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will present the keynote address to kick off the event. Senator Bayh’s lecture will focus on his experience with the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs during the financial crisis.
The symposium is sponsored by the Indiana Law Review, a legal periodical edited and managed by students of IU McKinney Law that publishes scholarly articles by professors, judges, and practitioners from throughout the country. Andrea Kochert is editor of a special issue of the Law Review that will contain the proceedings of the symposium.

Admissions Seeking 2012-2013 Academic Year Admissions Ambassadors

The Office of Admissions is looking for 1L's, 2L's, and 3L's to serve as Admissions Ambassadors for the 2012-2013 academic year.  The position is a volunteer position.  We are looking for students who are outgoing and willing to communicate and work with prospective and admitted students.  Admissions Ambassadors will serve as tour guides and give prospective and admitted students tours of the Law School as well as make phone calls to admitted students. 

If you want to learn more about this leadership opportunity, we welcome you to attend our 2nd Admissions Ambassador Interest Session. The interest sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 11th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Room: 175; Lunch provided for attendees).   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tim Chartrand, Jill Smith or the Office of Admissions. We hope to see you there!

Admissions Seeking 2012-2013 Academic Year Admission Ambassadors

The Office of Admissions is looking for 1L's, 2L's, and 3L's to serve as Admissions Ambassadors for the 2012-2013 academic year.  The position is a volunteer position.  We are looking for students who are outgoing and willing to communicate and work with prospective and admitted students.  Admissions Ambassadors will serve as tour guides and give prospective and admitted students tours of the Law School as well as make phone calls to admitted students. 

If you want to learn more about this leadership opportunity, we welcome you to attend one of the Admissions Ambassador Interest Session. The interest sessions will be held on Thursday, September 6th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Room 175; Lunch provided for attendees) and Tuesday, September 11th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Room: TBA; Lunch provided for attendees).  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tim Chartrand, Jill Smith or the Office of Admissions.

We hope to see you there!

Law School Ranks High Among Best Values

The University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is ranked #18 in The National Jurist's "Best Value Law Schools".

In its September 2009 issue, the magazine identified 65 law schools that are both affordable and prepare students well to compete in today's job market. The criteria included tuition, employment statistics, and bar passage rates. 

 

 

Central High School Students Experience Law School Life

On April 2, sophomores from Louisville's Central High School visited the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law to learn more about the law school experience. Students toured the campus, talked with admissions counselors, and met with law students and law faculty. The students were able to sit in on Torts and Property Law classes and hear Oral Arguments from current law students.

Central High School Magnet Career Academy offers a law & government program, and students in this program have opportunities to visit courts, law offices and the Brandeis School of Law.

 

UCC Law Bloggers Credit Dean Chen with Getting Them Started

A Business Associations Blog blog post notes that UCC Law bloggers Jennifer Martin, Kristen David Adams, Robyn Meadows, Marie Reilly, and Keith Rowley credit University of Louisville Dean Jim Chen with getting them started.

Chen's use of blogs as a means of promoting UofL's Brandeis School of Law are praised in the piece: http://www.businessassociationsblog.com/lawandbusiness/comments/new_ucc_blog/.