The KBA February 2008 bar results are in, and UofL's graduates performed very well. Among candidates who took the exam, our graduatespassed at an overall rate of 82 percent (the overall pass rate for all candidates was 68 percent) First-time candidates from UofL passed at a rate of 87 percent while the the general pool's pass rate for first-time candidates was 76 percent.
Congratulations to the University of Louisville's newest members of the Kentucky bar!
Congratulations to the new members of the 2008-2009 Moot Court Board
- Jerred Kelly
- Chad Propst
- Courtney King
- Algeria Ford
- Erin Blake
- Brian Stempien
- Andrew Palmer
- Jennifer Ward
- Alicia Paez
- Anne Trout
- Elisabeth Luff
- Barry Dunn
- Johnna Spicer
- Lauren Bean
- Jessicia Kingsley
- James Taylor
- Ashley Gillenwater
- Josh Speirs
- Lily Chan
- Matthew Stauble
- Andrew Henson
- Victor Revill
- Jennifer Tarrance
- Adam Stotts
- Mari-Elise Gates
- Jim Schmidt
- Elizabeth Gersh
- Rexena Napier
- John Gueltzow
- Brian Fayman
- Chelsea Castiglioni
- Ebert Haegle
- David Haney
- Kassendra Glynn
If any new member can help with the National Moot Court tryouts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org-- ASAP.
Club Programming Committee (CPC) applications are now being accepted for fall 2008 events. Over $35,000 in funds will be allocated to organizations for fall 2008 programs. CPC is a joint initiative coordinated by SGA and the Dean of Students Office. The CPC is composed primarily of students, so students will decide what sort of funding directives best support student life. SGA has made a major financial commitment to support CPC, and other departments have also provided funding (Dean of Students Office, Housing, and VP for Student Affairs).
During the spring semester CPC allocated funds to over 40 separate events. CPC monies are intended to afford recognized student organizations the opportunity to contribute to the quality of campus life by sponsoring special events and programs that may not be possible without this financial assistance. Proposal requests should demonstrate how funding the initiative would inspire a vibrant campus life and an engaged student body. Every request received will be reviewed by the CPC on a case-by-case basis.
The CPC guidelines and applications are available at the following web address:
Completed applications should be returned to the Dean of Students Office (SAC W301) by April 21t, 2008 at 3:00pm. If you have any questions about submitting an application, contact the Dean of Students Office @ 852-5787.
I’d like to thank and acknowledge the following people for making the first Louisville Law Community Service Day such a success!
The Law School ● Law Library ● Laura Rothstein ● Ariana Levinson ● Scott Campbell ● Robin Harris ● Student Bar Foundation
Brian Pollock – Brightside, Inc.
Megan Renwick – Metro Animal Services
Kelly Oates & Emily Zahn – Wayside Christian Mission
Students: Simone Beach, Katie Bell, Brittany Ducker, Ashley Duncan, Algeria Ford, Janae’ Martin, Rexena Napier, Kelly Oates, Brian Pollock, Noelle Rao, Chad Reid, Megan Renwick, Zach Taylor, and Emily Zahn.
Faculty & Staff: Nancy Baker, Simone Beach, Kathy Bean, Jodi Duce, Mary Jo Gleason, Beth Haendiges, Arianna Levinson, Marilyn Peters, Jina Scinta, and Mike Valentine.
Marie Barron, Kathy Bean, Lauren Bean, Katie Bell, Justin Brewer, Scott & Beth Campbell, Jim Chen, Laura Clemmons, Andrew Downey, Ashley Duncan, Rebecca Ellingsworth, Brian Fayman, Algeria Ford, Tim Hall, Ebert Haegele, Scott Justice, Forrest Kuhn, Arianna Levinson, Janae’ Martin, Christopher McDavid, Rexena Napier, Kelly Oates, Becca O’Neil, Bradley Palmer, Brian Pollock, Noelle Rao, Debra Reh, Megan Renwick, Jim Schmidt, Jennifer Schultz & Keith Duncan, Keith Sealing, Mike Swansburg, Barbara Thompson, Adam Watson, and Emily Zahn.
See also: Students Offer Services to Community Organizations by Todd Wetzel (May 1, 2008)
For those graduating students that took composite pictures, passport sized photos are now available in Dean Torbeck's office. Stop by now to grab yours!
Professor Mark Rothstein is quoted in a March 23 New York Times Magazine article on medical privacy and concerns about protecting personal health information.
Professor Lisa H. Nicholson has been invited to serve on the 2009 AALS New Law Teachers Workshop Planning Committee.
Professor Tony Arnold was invited to participate in the Courier-Journal's "Lunch With" feature, with Keith Runyon and Jill Keeney. The feature it runs Fridays on the C-J editorial page. Arnold's feature, which will cover the environment, the law and community, is scheduled to run before Earth Day 2008.
Professor Laura Rothstein will speak at the "2008 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium," which will be held April 10 and 11, 2008 in Baltimore. Rothstein will be on the Friday Panel, "The State of Disability Law in the United States in 2008: How Full Is the Glass?" Professor Rothstein will also speak at the University of Cincinnati College of Law's event, "Education Law Stories: The People and Principles Behind Education's Most Contentious Legal Controversies." Rothstein will speak on Southeastern Community College v. Davis.
Professor Jim Jones' January 21 Courier-Journal op-ed piece, "Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Person in the Office Next Door," was reprinted in February Wellspring newsletter.
UofL President James Ramsey and law school dean James Chen announced plans to open the clinic during a news conference on Tuesday, April 8 at the Legal Aid Society.
The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law is preparing to open the first Law Clinic in the history of legal education in Louisville in fall 2008. This clinic will enable the law school to transform its entire program of education in a revolutionary fashion. It will refocus legal education as a primarily (or even exclusively) classroom-based endeavor into an active, hands-on enterprise of learning by doing.
The Law Clinic epitomizes the University of Louisville's commitment to preparing its graduates for instant and lasting impact in the workplace and the community at large. Dean Jim Chen remarks, "There simply is no better way to learn the law than handling real cases and representing real clients." The Law Clinic will assign students to individual clients and individual cases. Those students will handle those matters under the careful supervision of at least one faculty member who is responsible for overseeing the Clinic's operation and managing its case load. This faculty member will be Stallings Professor of Law Lars S. Smith.
Lars S. Smith will act as director of the University of Louisville's law clinic during the 2008-09 school year. "Lars Smith brings talent, experience, and vision to the University of Louisville Law Clinic. Throughout his academic career, he has maintained solid footing in the world of law practice. Professor Smith's experience in business and intellectual property law makes him uniquely well suited to supervise clinical operations that advance community development and assist lower-income individuals, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations," explains Dean Chen.
Dean Chen welcomes the addition of the clinic to the law school's educational arsenal, "At a time when American legal education is struggling mightily to find a way to become more relevant to the needs of the legal profession and the entire world's thirst for the administration of justice and the rule of law, the University of Louisville has the opportunity to lead the legal academy in placing clinical education at the very core of the law school experience."
Interviews for the Moot Court Board will be held this Friday, April 9. All students interested in becoming a part of the Moot Court Board must first complete an application and sign up for an interview.
Applications and the interview sign-up list are located on the door of the MCB office.