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Last day to add a class or change to an audit

Friday, August 19, is the last day to add a class or change to an audit.  Be sure to check the academic calendar for refund dates.

Fall Semester Printing Allocation

Each currently enrolled student has been allocated 500 pages of printing credit for the Fall 2011 semester.  Please check your printing balance (on campus only; ULink user name and password required) to ensure that you received your allocation.  If your available balance is less than 500 pages, please e-mail Dean Becker.  Please include your ULink user name in the e-mail.

Oval Renovation Nears Completion

The pavers and sod will be down, and The Oval renovation project essentially will be finished by Monday, Aug. 15. Oval traffic will return to its normal one-way pattern on Monday, as well.

Reprinted from UofL Today (August 12, 2011).

 

Student Writing Competition :: Entries due August 15, 2011

A student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law. This year’s symposium is entitled “Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration”.

The competition is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch and offers a $300 prize to the competition winner. The winner may also have his or her winning submission published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution along with other symposium papers.

Please visit the Border Skirmishes web site for additional information about the competition.

6 Alumns Join the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011

The Louisville Bar Association announced the names of the participants chosen for this year's Leadership Academy in the August Bar Briefs issue.

The Leadership Academy was formed in 2006 to develop a core of paracticing attorneys to lead the legal professiona and community. Since then, nearly 100 attorneys have graduated from the program.

The Class of 2011 Leadership Academy includes six University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law graduates.

  • Mac Adams, '08 - Criminal Law
  • James E. Cole, '01 - Intellectual Property & Patent Prosecution
  • Alicia P. Gomez, '10 - Criminal Law
  • Scott W. Higdon, '08 - Intellectual Property & Patent Prosecution
  • Don W. F. Rodgers, '09 - Criminal Law
  • Maya Warrier, '08 - Employment Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury

August Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the August 2011 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs publication.
 
  • "Hanging Out Your Shingle: Two Young Lawyers Reflect On Starting Their Own Firm" co-authored by Sean Deskins, '08 (p. 6)
  • "Student Attorney Collaboration: Investigating Alternative Dispute Resolution" by Professor Ariana Levinson (p. 9)
  • "Law Schools in the Bluegrass" (p. 10-11)
  • "Presenting the LBA Leadership Academy's Class of 2011", a prestigious list that includes several alumni/ae (p. 15)
  • "Experience By Walking in Ones Shoes...", an article about the annual Summer Law Institute (p. 18)
 A copy is available in the library. Inquire at the Circulation/Reference Desk.

7 More Alums Named Super Lawyers!

Middleton Reutlinger recently announced that 14 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers for inclusion on the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list. Among those are 7 graduates from the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law.

  • Mark S. Fenzel, '80 - Professional Liability: Defense
  • Thomas W. Frentz, '76 - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • G. Kennedy Hall, Jr., '79 -  Employment Litigation: Defense
  • James R. Higgins, Jr., '78 -  Intellectual Property Litigation
  • David J. Kellerman, '86 - Civil Litigation Defense
  • Timothy P. O’Mara, '73 - Workers’ Compensation
  • John F. Salazar, '94 - Intellectual Property
James R. Higgins, Jr. was selected for the Top 10 Kentucky Super Lawyers 2011. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.  Lawyers are selected by a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research.

The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.

Welcome Class of 2014!

We welcome returning law students and the class of 2014!

Welcome to the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville! We are glad you chose our school to prepare you for your new profession. Although this is a very exciting time in your life, please be advised that entering law school is a major life transition. You will encounter many changes during your first year...

Read more in Welcome to Law School, Welcome to Change, a message from Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services. 


 

14+ Alums Named Super Lawyers!

In a recent press release, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP announced that 34 of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers for inclusion on the 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list. Among those are 14 graduates from the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law.

  • Deborah A. Bilitski, '95  - Land Use/Zoning
  • Stewart E. Conner, '66 - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • James L. Coorssen, '67 - Estate Planning & Probate
  • Bruce K. Dudley, '80 - Estate Planning & Probate
  • Robert C. Ewald, '65 -  Professional Liability:  Defense
  • Kelly S. Henry, '94 -  Estate Planning & Probate
  • Edwin S. Hopson, '69 - Employment & Labor
  • Donald J. Kelly, '88 - Business Litigation
  • Thomas J. Luber, '76 - Tax
  • Patrick W. Mattingly, '80 - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Richard Northern, '76 - Business/Corporate
  • Grover C. Potts, Jr., '69 - Real Estate
  • Cynthia W. Young, '82 - Business/Corporate
  • Jefferey M. Yussman, '82 - Estate Planning & Probate

Edwin S. Hopson was recognized as being in the top 50 attorneys.  Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.  Lawyers are selected by a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research.

The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.

July Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the July 2011 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs publication.

  • "School of Law" by Dean Jim Chen (p. 6)
  • "Legal Research: Toys in the Attic" by Kurt Metzmeier (p. 10)
  • "Newly Adopted Uniform Family Law Rules Could Pose Viable Form of ADR" by Jamie Izlar, '11 (p. 14)
  • "A Fifty Year Retrospective of Women in the Legal Profession" (p. 16)
A copy is available in the library. Inquire at the Circulation/Reference Desk.