Faculty News

Kudos for the Wagner Moot Court Team

Congratulations to the Wagner Moot Court Team on an excellent performance.  In all three preliminary rounds, they received glowing feedback, although we did not advance to the next round.  In the first round, the judges stated of Kristen Staley and Ben Basil that they did a “really good job fielding questions, knowing the cases, and knowing the facts.”  The judges concluded: “It was nice to see they had put in the necessary work.”  In the second round, Heather Sidwell and Ben Basil argued on behalf of the employer.  The judges stated that Heather’s presentation was “very good.”  She “was poised and responsive and kept the judges boxed in” on her points.  The judges (ironically) stated that Ben “was very convincing and clearly believed in his argument.”  In the third round, the judges noted that they were “throwing tough questions,” and that Ben and Kristen handled them well and had good mastery of the law.

Kentucky Court of Appeals Hear Oral Arguments

All are welcome to attend a reception in room 275 after the Kentucky Court of Appeals hears its oral arguments.
 

Sustainability: It's Happening Here!

Physical Plant is in the process of installing automatic light sensors throughout the building, including each classroom. You may have already noticed them in the common areas and the library's restrooms, computer labs, and study rooms. We hope this sheds a little light on the situation. If you have concerns or require additional information, contact Vickie Tencer.



Law Review Announces New Members

Congratulations to the Volume 50 Editorial Board & Second Year Members of the University of Louisville Law Review!

Editor-in-Chief: Elisabeth Fitzpatrick

Senior Articles Editor: Amanda Warford

Senior Notes Editor: J. D. Theiss

Executive Editor: Liam Felsen

Managing Editor: Lani Burt

Symposium and Alumni Relations Editor: Molly MacCaskey

Article Selection Editor: Ross Jordan

Articles Editors: Natalie Donahue, Harrison Rich, & Vince Kline

Notes Editors: Shannon Burns, Brenton Stanley, & Alex Davis

Associate Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor:
Kristie Wetterer

Second Year Members: Nathan Fort, Amanda Prager, Tyler Fleck, Ross Neuhauser, Ryan Wood, & James Stewart

A Community of Scholars

 
Roberto Campos, '2010, Law Library Student Worker
 
A representative collection of the law school faculty's scholarship is proudly displayed in the lobby outside the law library.
 
The most reliable measure of an academic faculty's distinction is its body of scholarship,
produced over the course of its individual members' careers and presented in its entirety. 
 
Scholarly works on law -- especially those published as books, chapters, and journal articles
-- advance every aspect of this school's mission. The works themselves, of course,
advance knowledge about the law and allied disciplines. What is perhaps less readily understood is the connection between our school's teaching and scholarly missions. Preparing works of scholarship, like no other activity, keeps our faculty members at the cutting edge of the law. As a result, the best teachers in this profession as a rule are the best scholars, and the best scholars typically rank among our best teachers.
~Dean Jim Chen
 


 

Shelley Santry: 2011 Woman of Distinction

Shelley Santry

UofL Law Clinic Director
Professor of Law
University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law

Shelley Santry, UofL Law Clinic Director and Assistant Professor of Law has been named a 2011 Woman of Distinction by the Center for Women and Families.

Each year The Center for Women and Families nominates a select group of women whose contributions work in unison to improve opportunity, education and quality of life for women and children in Kentuckiana.

"I am thrilled to be a 2011 Woman of Distinction not only because it isa honor involving my passion, to advocate against domestic violence, butalso because it is given by such an amazing organization as the Centerfor Women and Families. In looking at the list of previous recipients,I am truly honored to be a member of a group of truly awesome women."



Moot Court Information Session

All students are invited to an information session Thursday, Feb. 24, to learn about the Moot Court Board and the opportunity to participate in extramural advocacy and skills competitions.  Brandeis students participate in internal School of Law competitions, in state-wide competitions, in national competitions, and in international competitions.  The Moot Court Board will provide information about how to become a member of the board or a member of one of its extramural advocacy and skills teams.  The session will be at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Bean.

SBF Auction Is a Big Success

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The Student Bar Foundation raised $6,000 at their 14th Annual Charity Auction on February 10! The money will be used to fund student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work.

Another informal silent auction will be held February 28-March 1 for a few remaining unsold items.

The Student Bar Foundation will begin accepting applications for summer grants in early April. More information to follow.

2011 CLE Events

Law School Sustainability Committee

Dean Arnold wants to do a rain garden in the east courtyard.  Professor Nowka wants us to conserve energy, starting first with hitting the off switches on our computers and lights when we leave at the end of the day.  Professor Cross wants an herb garden in the front of the law school (and he'd like to use them in some communal meals too).  Dean Bean wants to do a strategic plan for law school sustainability (and weatherstrip the front door in the east wing).
 
What is sustainability and why  should the law school community care?   Come to an organizational meeting for the Law School Sustainability Committee on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 12:15, Room 075.  Tell us what you want to do, and help us figure out how we can do it.  Questions?  Contact Dean Bean at kathybean@louisville.edu.