Congratulations to Ben Basil, winner of the 2009 First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition!
Appellant, Ben Basil, and Appellee, Courtney Phelps, advanced from the semi-final rounds to compete in the final round. They were both commended by the judges for an exceptional performance.
|Ben Basil||Courtney Phelps|
|Ben Basil and Courtney Phelps (seated)||Members of the audience|
|The Honorable Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs, Judge Ann O'Malley Shake, and Judge McKay Chauvin presided over the final round of arguments.|
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law alumna and Louisville public figure Tori Murden McClure, '95, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, will publish her memoir, A Pearl in the Storm, on April 7. Detailing her first and second attempts to row across the Atlantic, A Pearl in the Storm, focuses on Tori’s personal reflections on the achievements, along with the lessons she learned along the way. The memoir includes tales of Tori's time in Louisville, and has been hailed by actress Candace Bergen as one of “courage, adventure and personal discovery that will appeal to women - and men of all ages."
Tori Murden McClure will give a booktalk at the Public Library's downtown branch at 7 PM on April 7. Tickets are free and may be ordered online or by calling 574-1644. She's also the featured guest at Aprily's Kentucky Author Forum on April 14 at the Bomhard Theater in the Kentucky Center for the Arts. This event includes a book sale in the Main Lobby from 6-7 PM followed by a lecture and Q&A session from 7-8 PM and then a post reception and book signing in the Main Lobby 8-9 PM. Tickets are $15 and may be ordered online or by calling 584-7777.
"Unlike Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, Tori Murden McClure's true story of a woman and the sea and a boat named American Pearl is one of victory. But her triumph is not merely over the elements. Tori finds the courage to cross the inner seas and discover not monsters but a land of promise and an expanded opportunity to love. If you want to be inspired, read this book. You won't stop till you've finished." -- Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife
The law library will be open from 8 AM to 6 PM that Saturday.
Many thanks to Jim Bland for providing this report.
The route is described below:
Southern Parkway from 3rd Street (by Oakdale Ave) to New Cut (into the park).
Kenwood from New Cut to Seneca Trail.
3rd Street from Seneca Trail to W. Kenwood Way.
W. Kenwood Way from 3rd Street to BurkleyAve.
Burkley Ave from S. 5th Street to Southern Parkway.
Oakdale from Southern Parkway into S. 4th (into Gate #3 of Churchill Downs)
Central Ave from Rodman to 4th Street.
4th Street from Central to Breckinridge Street.
Breckinridge from 7th to Barret Ave.
Barret Ave from Breckinridge to Castlewood Ave.
Baxter from Castlewood to Tyler Park (near the other end of Castlewood)
Tyler Park from Baxter to Eastern Parkway.
Eastern Parkway from Tyler Park to Scenic Loop (inside Cherokee Park)
Lexington from Ledge to Grinstead Drive.
Grinstead from Lexington to Cherokee Road.
Cherokee Road from Grinstead to Broadway.
Baxter Ave from Broadway to Jefferson Street.
Chestnut from Jefferson to Main.
Main from Chestnut to Campbell Street.
Campbell from Main to Washington.
Washington from Campbell to Clay Street.
Clay from Washington to E. Witherspoon.
E. Witherspoon from Clay to River Road.
River Road from E. Witherspoon to Preston & Witherspoon.
Witherspoon from Preston to Floyd.
Floyd from Witherspoon to Main.
Main from Floyd to 2nd Street.
2nd Street from Main to Chestnut Street.
Chestnut from 2nd to 7th Street.
7th from Breckinridge to Market Street.
Market from 7th to 2nd.
The law library will open earlier and close later during the exam period, April 21 to May 1. However, it will be closed Derby Weekend (May 2-3) and the following weekend (May 9-10) for graduation.
Please refer to our Library Hours for details.
The American Constitution Society, a new organization at the Law School, is hosting its first Speaking Event on April 8 at noon, in room 175. Attorney Gregory Belzley is a Pro Bono Attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. He will be speaking on "Civil Rights of the Incarcerated."
We will also be holding executive board elections on April 14th for the fall term. To stand for elections for the ACS executive board, you must join the national chapter. Membership can be obtained at www.acslaw.org/join. Elections will be held in room 80 from 5-6 PM.
ACS is a progressive-minded national legal organization. As a charter
member of the national organization, the American Constitution Society
at Brandeis School of Law seeks to promote the mission of the American
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) promotes the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law. These abiding principles are reflected in the vision of the Constitution’s framers and the wisdom of forward-looking leaders who have shaped our law throughout American history. As a result of their efforts, the Constitution has retained its authority and relevance for each new generation.
The American Constitution Society embraces the progress our nation has made toward full embodiment of the Constitution’s core values. ACS believes that law can and should be a force for improving the lives of all people. We are revitalizing and transforming legal and policy debates in classrooms, courtrooms, legislatures and the media, and we are building a diverse and dynamic network of progressives committed to justice. Through these efforts, ACS will ensure that the institutions of American law reflect the highest values of our nation and serve the needs of its people.
James S. Fisher
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
This is a final reminder that the 2nd Annual day of collective community service will take place on Saturday, April 4. All law students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Family and friends are also welcome.
We're now collecting donations for the Animal Care Society, Family Scholar House and Kentucky Foster Care & Special Needs Adoption Program. Please place your items in the bins in the Mosaic lobby. Don't forget to sign up there to register for a gift card.
Volunteers have three interesting and diverse projects to choose from again this year. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has made arrangements for an animal welfare project at the Animal Care Society, Louisville's only no-kill shelter; the Women's Law Caucus has arranged to create gift baskets for mothers at the Family Scholar House in preparation for their final exams; and the Environmental Law & Land Use Society has organized a clean-up project at Iroquois Park.
A fabulous array of door prizes will be awarded to volunteers who attend the kick-off party at 11 AM that morning.
For more details, see: 2009 Louisville Law Community Service Day.
2009 SUMMER & FALL REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
Registration for Law School classes includes two separate procedures. First, a student must complete all required forms for submission to the Law School's Student Records Office. Second, a student must register online (ULink) or by telephone (touch-tone) registration (852-2222) through the University of Louisville's system.
Registration for 2L, 3L & 4L students is based on the number of credit hours completed. The information below lists your first opportunity to register, which is determined based on your classification (see chart below). You may register and drop/add anytime after your first opportunity arrives. The Law School schedule indicates the maximum enrollment in courses. The registration process provides immediate information about whether a student is enrolled in a course.
Priority for Evening Classes and Seminars. Priority registration provides part-time students who comply with registration rules priority for classes and seminars beginning at or after 4:15 PM. Priority registration is the only opportunity to assert priority for classes and seminars or to ensure registration in evening classes.
If you have fewer than 21 credits completed, but have finished most of your first-year required courses, you may request permission for priority registration as an upper division student. A request form is included in this package or may be obtained from Student Records.
A student will not be permitted to register through the University system and may lose his or her opportunity for early registration unless:
(1) All required forms are to be submitted to the Law School's Student Records Office and all registration holds are removed from your university profile BEFORE REGISTRATION.
(2) All parking fines are paid and all financial holds are taken off your records by the University's Registrar's Office BEFORE REGISTRATION. Be sure to check Summary of Account for any parking fines or financial holds before you complete your registration forms. Students with any holds on their records will not have access to the University's online registration system.
Students who knowingly register before their assigned priority registration time have engaged in dishonest conduct involving academic endeavors in violation of the Law School's Honor Code.
4L Part-Time Students: 68+ hours not including Spring 2009
3L Part-Time Students: 46+ hours not including Spring 2009
2L Part-Time Students: 22+ hours not including Spring 2009
1L Part-Time Students: fewer than 22 hours
3L Full-Time Students: 59+ hours not including Spring 2009
2L Full-Time Students: 22+ hours not including Spring 2009
1L Full-Time Students: fewer than 22 hours
Pre-registration Forms for ALL students must be returned to the Student Records Office by 4:00 pm on Monday, April 6.
Registration begins for 3L full time students and 1L, 2L, 3L & 4L students who will be designated as part time students in the fall semester and who have completed and returned their pre-registration forms to Student Records. This is the only opportunity for evening students to ensure registration in evening classes.
8:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2009:
Registration begins for 2L full time students who have completed and returned their pre-registration forms to the Student Records Office.
8:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2009:
Registration begins for 1L full time students who have completed and returned their pre-registration forms to the Student Records Office.
PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THE AFTERNOON OF MONDAY, MARCH 30.
Jeffrey Benedict, a first year law student, is one of three University of Louisville students & alums to receive a Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer Institutes for 2009. Sponsored by the United States Department of State, the CLS program was launched in 2006 to offer intensive overseas study in critical need foreign languages. Since the initiation of this program, the University of Louisville has received 8 Critical Language Scholarships.
Jeffrey will use his CLS to study beginning Turkish. As a former George Mitchell Scholar, Benedict earned an M.A. from the National University of Ireland Maynooth in Musicology with first class honours. Benedict graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2007 where he received numerous awards for his research on the practice of espionage by musicians throughout European history. Benedict is currently a ROTC 2nd Lieutenant with a guaranteed place in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) upon completion of law school.