The event provided those present to see first hand why John Lewis is such an icon for the civil rights movement and how his energy, commitment, and dedication, continue to inspire all Americans to advocate for social justice and civil rights.
It's back, and it's here. Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's battle of the bands, returns this Thursday, October 17 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Eight bands will compete, taking the stage on the half hour beginning at 6:30. To compete, each band must include at least one lawyer or law student, and this year, the Brandeis School of Law has two horses in the race: The Monzonites, featuring 3L Derek Monzon and 2013 grad Matt Doran, and defending champs The Subconscionables, featuring Associate Dean Tim Hall and Assistant Dean Jim Becker.
Does the world really need lawyers trying to rock? Well, yes, because Lawlapalooza is a wicked fun fundraiser for the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. Proceeds benefit the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which funds summer fellowships for Brandeis School of Law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
Bonus: Five of your fellow students -- Alexandria Bridges and Jessica Homer, pictured at left in this year's very cool Lawlapalooza t-shirt, and Jeff Perkins, Chipper Peterson and Corey Shiffman are hosting the event as MCs. Come out and support the home team!
T-shirts and tickets will be on sale in the Mosaic Lobby one more time:TODAY, Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm They're also on sale in the Law Resource Center (Room 272), Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 5:30 pm, or get your ticket at the door. Each is only ten bucks, and the first 100 students through the door get their first drink free, compliments of Westlaw (so bring your student ID, too).
So, come out and mingle with Louisville's legal community, hear some great music, have fun with friends in our new-this-year photo booth, and have an amazing time at Lawlapalooza 2013.
*** IMPORTANT CHANGE *** Academic Success Workshop: FREE mini-massages and refreshments will be provided Thursday, October 17!Posted October 15th, 2013 by Laura B. Grubbs
ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOP:
Gimme a Break! Catch your breath, relax and maintain a positive perspective.
Now that the Legal Research exam is over, take a break with a massage! Massage therapists will be available from 9:00a - 5:00p in the Washer Lounge on Thursday, October 17. You must sign up in the Academic Success Office (Office 212) for a slot. The sign-up sheet will be available beginning Wednesday 11:50a. (*Note: This Workshop is for 1L students only.)
Also, rather than a seminar format, we will be distributing information packets and goodie bags for our 4th Academic Success Workshop. Please stop by the Academic Success Office (Office 212) and sign out a packet. The packets will be available Wednesday afternoon beginning at 11:50a.
The American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights has recognized Professor James T.R. Jones for his professional accomplishments while combatting bipolar disorder life-long. Since publicly disclosing his illness in 2007, and describing it in his 2011 memoir, A Hidden Madness, Professor Jones has become an advocate for others in the legal profession who also struggle with mental illness and its stigma.
Read the full profile of Professor Jones and learn more about his moving story.
Exam4 for the Professional Responsibility final is now available to download and install. Students wishing to use their computers for the PR final must complete and submit a practice test (choose "F13m Practice exam" during start-up) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 25, 2013.
The current version of Exam4 is for the Legal Research and Professional Responsibility exams ONLY. A second version for end-of-semester finals will be available, tentatively, beginning Nov. 11th.
For complete and important information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2013.
The IT Department received a notice from Extegrity this morning (10/11/13) reminding students NOT to upgrade to Windows 8.1 until Extegrity announces Exam4 support for it and clarifying information about how Window 8.1 will be distributed. For awhile, rumors had suggested that Microsoft would push Windows 8.1 to Windows 8 users as an update. However, current statements from Microsoft now indicate that users will have to manually download Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, as the upgrade is expected to exceed 2 GB.
This notice is good news for Windows 8 users, who previously had to be concerned that Microsoft might unilaterally and surreptiously upgrade their operating system via Windows Update.
Law Resource Center Hours - Oct. 14-18, 2013
Monday-Thursday - 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.