Alumni News

Moot Court Client Counselling Victory

Braindeis School of Law and the Moot Court Board would like to congratulate this year’s members of the Client Counseling Teams—Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Matthew Kinney, and Kevin Pride—for their stellar performance at the regional competition held at NKU Chase School of Law. Matthew Kinney and Kevin Pride advanced to the semi-finals with a number 1 seed, but as luck would have it, lost in a head-to-head round to Sarah Potter and Brittany McKenna, who advanced to the finals. Despite a controversial final round, Potter and McKenna emerged as the Region 6 champions. Good luck to Sarah and Brittany as they head to Durham, North Carolina for the National Finals on March 16-17.

Professor Judith Fischer Discusses Gender-neutral Language

UofL Law Professor Judith Fischer presented her data about justices' use of gender-neutral language in 2010 U.S. Supreme Court opinions at a presentation titled The Supreme Court and Gender-Neutral Language: Splitting la Difference. The presentation was on March 10, 2012 for legal writing professors during the Capital Area Legal Writing Conference at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C.

2012 Brandeis School of Law Convocation

2012 Brandeis School of Law Convocation


The University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law 2012 convocation ceremony will be held

Saturday, May 12, 2012,
5:00 p.m.
The Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway).


All May 2012, August 2012 and December 2012 graduates are welcome to participate in the ceremony. August 2011 and December 2011 graduates may also participate.  

If you are planning to attend the May 2012 School of Law Convocation, you must order your apparel by midnight, Saturday, March 31.

If you have any questions about ordering your graduation attire, please contact either Barbara Thompson or Rita Siegwald.


Graduation Apparel

Place your order for graduation apparel with Herff Jones.

The deadline to order your graduation apparel is Saturday, March 31, 2012 at midnight. You must know your school/college, the correct name of your degree and major, and all sizes to fit the robe. Style, colors and trim are determined by the University of Louisville according to standards for academic apparel. Your tassel color (and hood- if master or doctorate) is determined by the degree you will be awarded. A complete list of degree names and colors is provided from the left menu Degree Tassel and Hood Trim Color.

After submitting your order, you will receive a confirmation message with your order number. Your confirmation number is your proof of purchase, so please have the number available when picking up your apparel. The Red Barn distribution staff will have a complete list of orders.
You must use a valid debit or credit card to place your order for apparel.

J.D. Custom Rental (Tam, Gown, Tassel, and Hood) is $87.90 + tax

Here is additional information on apparel ordering.


Graduation Announcements


Brandeis School of Law has coordinated with the Balfour Company to create a customized law school graduation announcement. The University of Louisville's seal will be gold engraved on the front of the announcement with your name and degree printed inside (see sample text).  The price list is available on the Balfour web site. You may order your announcements by visiting the Balfour Web site and select Find Your School to see the available graduation announcement packages, or contacting Balfour at 800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687).

Law school graduation announcements are available only through Balfour. They cannot be ordered through the University of Louisville or the Brandeis School of Law. 


Guest Lodging for 2012 Law School Convocation

Brandeis School of Law has made arrangements with the Brown Hotel to supply hotel rooms for your guests staying in Louisville for Law School convocation. Rooms are $139 per night plus tax for deluxe guestrooms from May 11-13, 2012. Please refer to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law when making reservations.  

Be sure to pass this information along to any family or friends you have visiting from out of town.

Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth : A Film Screening  

Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth : A Film Screening 



April 10, 2012, Noon – 1:30pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, room 275

Sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee, Latin American and Latino Studies (College of Arts & Sciences), Hispanic Latino Coalition of Louisville, UofL DREAMERs Chapter

The film, Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth,  illuminates some of the insurmountable struggles that undocumented children and their families face living in the United States. An estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school every year  in the United States with little or no opportunity for higher education or ever garnering gainful employment. The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors)addresses the situation of students who came to the U.S. with their parents as young children and who were constitutionally guaranteed a free elementary and secondary education, only to graduate from high school and become unlawfully present when they turn 18 years old.

Free, light lunch available at 11:30am.

Open to all.

U.S. News Best Law School Rankings Top 100

 

 

University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law moves up in the rankings; From 99 to 89 in the Top 100 Law Schools Rankings according to U.S. News & World Report.

 

 

 

Levinson Receives Corey Rosen Research Fellowship

Congratulations Professor Levinson

Ariana Levinson, assistant professor of law, has been selected to receive the Corey Rosen Research Fellowship from Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The fellowship will be used for the study of employee ownership, profit sharing, and broad-based stock options in corporations and in society within the United States.

The period of the fellowship is July, 2012 to June, 2013.

Fundraiser for Central High School - Kudos to Courtney Pawley

Kudos to Courtney Pawley for the brief binding fundraiser.  She worked three days binding briefs to raise funds for Central High School Law Magnet student scholarships to the Summer Law Institute.
 
Thanks to Paige Hamby, Doug Keil, and Cortney Hardy, who helped with the brief binding and to Becky Wenning for her assistance.  Also, appreciation to the 1Ls who used the service.
 
This effort raised $600, which will provide scholarships to four Central students to the Summer Law Institute sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association, the Brandeis School of Law, and Bellarmine University for about 28 high school students each summer.

"A Hidden Madness" Receives Rave Reviews

A Hidden Madness, the recently published memoirs of professor James T. Jones, has not only sold more than 100 copies in one month and received a five-star rating at Amazon.com, it has been positively reviewed by several blogers, including A Book A Day Review and Book Critics.

 

From Gabrielle Wheelers review on A Book A Day:

"His decision to publish this book, given the character of the disease, shows an even greater bravery. Much as he wanted to to help others suffering from bipolar disorder, he was afraid."

 

Be sure to stay up-to-date on the status of Jones' book by regularly checking in at his blog.

Law Review Members Selected for Volume 51 Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of Volume 50 of the University of Louisville Law Review would like to present their successors for the Editorial Board of Volume 51:

  • Editor in Chief - Eddie O'Brien
  • Senior Articles Editor - Lauren Claycomb
  • Senior Notes Editor - Spencer Brooks
  • Executive Editor - Stephanie Carr
  • Managing Editor - Amanda Smith
  • Article Selection Editor - Clay Talley
  • Articles Editors - Carli Clowers, Matt Doran, and Patrick Smith
  • Notes Editors - Ashley Haile, Jack Hartz, and Ben Lowry

Congratulations to those selected for the Editorial Board and best wishes for the upcoming volume!

Professor Marcosson Speaks at 13th Annual Diversity Forum at Pettit College of Law

Samuel Marcosson, profesor of law, will join Scott Gerber, ONU professor of law, as guest panelists at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law 13th Annual Diversity Forum.

 

This year's forum, The 20-Year Legacy of Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court, is sponsored by the Black Law Students Association in conjunction with the Ohio Northern University chapter of the Federalist Society and takes place on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

 

For more information about this event, contact Ameerah McBride.