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Congratulations to Gretchen Zimmerman, the winner of a random, spring Daily Docket drawing. Please stop by Dean Ballard's office (216) today before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prize.
Tonight's winter weather advisory means that it's time to remind everyone again of the law school's class cancellation policy. The law school follows the University's decisions to close or delay classes for any reason, including weather. Details of the school closing policy are below. Please keep these in mind, even if the temperature goes back up to 60 degrees in two days.
Tthe University will provide official school closing information in the following ways: A notice at the top of the University home page (www.louisville.edu); e-mails sent to all students and employees on their official university e-mail accounts; a recorded message at 852-5555. Student may also sign up for text-based alerts at http://www.louisville.edu/alert
1. If the University cancels classes for the entire day, all School of Law classes are cancelled.
2. If the University delays the start of classes, the following rules apply:
a. All classes scheduled to end at or before 10:25 a.m. are cancelled,
b. All classes scheduled to begin after 10:25 a.m. will meet at their normal time, and
c. All classes scheduled to begin before 10:25 a.m. and end after 10:25 a.m. will begin at the later of (i) 10:00 a.m. or (ii) the regularly scheduled start time.
3. If the university cancels evening classes, all School of Law classes beginning at or after 4:15 p.m. are cancelled.
4. Notwithstanding the prior rules, if any delay or cancellation affects only the Belknap campus, Law Clinic and Law Clinic II will meet as scheduled, unless the Clinic Director indicates otherwise.
On Friday, February 22, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) and Professor Neil Kinkopf, of the Georgia State University College of Law, joined Brandeis School of Law students and attorneys from the community for a reasonable conversation about gun control. The event ran a full two hours and every seat was full.
Professor Kinkopf spoke first about the constitutionality of pending gun control legislation. His analysis provided a concise interpretation of the Second Amendment and D.C. v. Heller and predicted that the laws posed no danger of overstepping congressional powers.
Congressman Yarmuth gave insight into the details of the pending measures. He explained his support for laws implementing universal background checks and restrictions on ammunition magazine capacity. The Congressman's remarks were personal and genuine and set the floor for an open and civil discourse amongst the attendees.
After both speakers' remarks, the discussion shifted to questions representing varied perspectives on the topic from those in attendance.
The timing of the event was particularly momentous due to the national spotlight that has been focused on the Congressman regarding his remarks on gun control and the NRA. This program successfully fostered a respectful and productive dialogue on a very polarizing and controversial topic. The event was organized and sponsored by the UofL Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Student Chapter and the Kentucky Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Professor Kinkopf and Congressman Yarmuth are joined by Brandeis Law Professor Luke Milligan during questions and answers session at the event.
Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy CompetitionsPosted March 5th, 2013 by Kimberly K. Ballard
All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one the Law School’s many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.
The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch catered by Cluckers will be provided to attendees. Please bring your own drink.
All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to an informative information session on Wednesday, March 6, from 12:00 to 12:45, regarding the Kentucky Innocence Project (KIP) Externship. Students who participate in the KIP Externship learn about investigative techniques, witness interviewing skills, filing post-conviction motions, and evidence handling. Students then go into the field in supervised teams of two or three students to serve the interests of their clients.
Linda Smith, the Supervising Attorney for KIP, will discuss the Kentucky Innocence Project and how you can participate during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. This externship is available to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.
Please join us on March 6, at noon, in Room 175. The Cafe will cater lunch for attendees. Please bring your own drink.