Louisville-area students learned about the law and about legal careers during the 2008 Summer Law Institute, sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association, the University of Lousiville's Brandeis School of Law and Bellarmine University. The program, which was held in June, provides high school students with insights into legal careers, allowing them to observe court cases, speak to local attorneys, and participate in a mock trial.
For additional details, please see the complete story on UofL's website.
The LBA's 17th Annual Golf Scramble is scheduled for August 11, 2008, at Standard Country Club. The event raises funds for three important groups:
LBA Diversity Scholarship
For more information about sponsoring the program or to register a foursome, please download the pdfs below.
Professor James T.R. Jones presented "Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment" for the Psychopathology class of the Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, June 4, 2008.
The May 2008 Women Lawyer's Association's annual legal ethics seminar was presented by Professor Grace M. Giesel. Her presentation was titled "Recent Developments in Legal Ethics: Mass Tort Settlements, Metadata and Other Topics."
In addition to their regular duties, a number of law school faculty provide CLE presentations to the bar at the Louisville Bar Association. The following presentations were given during the first six months of 2008:
"Obtaining Racial Diversity in Our Schools without Using Race-Two Steps Forward, or Ten Steps Back" by Professor Cedric M. Powell was presented on February 28, 2008.
"Using the Internet to Locate Legal Information" by Professor Will Hilyerd was presented on May 12, 2008.
"Annual Spring Ethics CLE" was presented by Professor Grace Giesel on May 16, 2008.
"Decoding the Kentucky Constitution" will be presented by Professor Kurt Metzmeier on June 30, 2008.
Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, will be held Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This fun-filled evening of music benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which provides summer fellowships for University of Louisville law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
General admission tickets go on sale August 1 for $20 ($25 at the door) and may be purchased online at www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza. Every purchase isn't just a ticket to a great time. It's a tax-deductible donation to the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation!
To compete, each band must have at least one member who is an attorney or law student. In previous years, bands have run the gamut of musical styles: from Irish folk, to rock and roll, to Klezmer. All interested, or even curious, bands and musicians should check out this page for detailed information and exciting new features.
For more information about Lawlapalooza Tour 2008:
The Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its Assistant Dean for Admissions. The candidate will direct the daily operations of the law school's student Admissions Recruiting Office; develop and implement recruitment strategies; coordinate with the Faculty Admissions Committee; represent the school at regional and state recruitment forums; oversee the Harlan Scholars program and facilitate the professional growth of reporting staff personnel. The Assistant Dean will also coordinate scholarship awards with the Chair of the Admissions Committee, and serve as a liaison with the University's Financial Aid Office.
The Brandeis School of Law is part of a dynamic urban university and admits an entering class of approximately 140 students each year. It is committed to maintaining a diverse student body and providing an educational experience focused on public service, interdisciplinary study, and public policy development.
The position requires a Juris Doctor degree and three years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements. Candidate must have previous experience in law school admissions or related work. Position requires regional and statewide travel. Review of applications will begin immediately as they are received. Salary $54,150 plus outstanding benefits.
The application process will begin June 15 and conclude July 6. To apply, visit the university's HR site: http://louisville.edu/jobs/ and select View/apply for Staff Positions.
On May 6, 2008, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law hosted a Kentucky Authors Forum conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. As part of the law school's Signature Partnership program, students from Louisville's Central High School were able to attend the forum along with UofL faculty, staff and students. These high school students enjoyed a rare opportunity to meet with a sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice. Following the forum, Justice Breyer took some time to talk to the Central High students and to pose for a group photo.
Through the Central Law and Government magnet program, students at Central High School have been provided a variety of enrichment activities - attending moot court competitions, attending speaker events, visiting the law school for a day of introduction to the law school, and participating in a writing competition. Such activities are hoped to "spark the interest" of students in becoming lawyers.