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August MPRE - Registration Deadline TODAY

The MPRE, the required ethics portion of the bar exam, will be offered on August 6, 2010.  The exam registration deadline is June 29, 2010.  The fee is $63.  The late deadline is July 15, with a fee of $123.  Additional exam info and the online exam application can be found at the ncbex.org website.

Kaplan PMBR offers a comprehensive online course for the MPRE.  Course features are listed below.  It is free to August 2010 MPRE examinees (retail $199).  Learn more about and register for the course at http://www.kaptest.com/Bar-Exam/Law-School-Success/Professional-Responsibility/MPRE-online-course.html?cid=707448 or by calling 800.523.0777.

MPRE Course Features:

  • Free for August MPRE Examinees - $199 retail value.
  • Online Course Flexibility – practice your questions or watch the lecture when you want, where you want.
  • Full-length Practice Exam – experience the actual exam time constraints and test your knowledge.
  • Two online workshops - question-by-question review of core concepts and how they are tested.
  • Substantive Outline Book – hard copy or online version with the most recent revisions to the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) and Code of Judicial Conduct (CJC).
  • Online MPRE Qbank (quiz bank) - create customized tests, review detailed answers and analyze your strengths and weaknesses.

ACADEMIC FELLOW INTERVIEWS

Second-year law students:  If you submitted an application for an Academic Fellow position and have not yet scheduled an interview, please contact Ms. Kimberly Ballard, Director of Academic Success, immediately.

Eastern Pkwy Reopens

Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet will embark upon a three-phase construction project to some of the main thoroughfares on the eastern and southern borders of Belknap Campus. Construction will begin in late August and is expected to be completed by the end of December. Enhancements to the area will include bike lanes, structurally enhanced bridges, increased safety, better signage, and a landscaped median. 

The law school will be most impacted by Phase II that involves a major redesign of the portion of Eastern Parkway nearest Third Street. During that period, access along Eastern Parkway will be restricted. Visitors are encouraged to approach from either Third Street (west) or Cardinal Boulevard (north). Some of the spaces in the red, green, and blue parking lots will be temporarily relocated. TARC bus #29 will be rerouted at Crittenden Drive. The Black Loop will not be impacted.

Update, 6/21: Eastern Parkway between Third Street and the entrance to the Speed School of Engineering parking lot will be blocked off Tuesday morning, June 22, from about 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for the dedication and opening of the renovated Eastern Parkway bridge. The lot is accessible via Brook and Warnock streets during the ceremony. Gov. Steve Beshear, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, Metro Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and other state and local officials will join UofL President James Ramsey for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. UofL Provost Shirley Willihnganz and student Preston Bates also will represent the university at the event. Eastern Parkway will be opened for traffic immediately following the ceremony. Old Eastern Parkway, which runs under the bridge, will remain closed until about July 1.


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Spring 2010 Class Ranks

Class ranks are now available and you can receive your class rank either by coming to Student Records (Rm. 217), sending your request to Barbara Thompson at bthompson@louisville.edu or send a written request.  You must use your louisville.edu adress to request your class rank.

2010-2011 Academic Calendar Revised

The 2010-2011 Academic Calendar has been revised for spring 2011 to add one reading day and to lengthen the period for final exams.  A copy of the revised calendar is posted to the Students Records Internet site or you can get a copy from the Student Records office. 

June Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the June 2010 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs publication.

  • "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Due Process" by Rebecca J. O'Neill, '09
  • "A Father's Tale" by Laurel S. Doheny, '92, LBA President
  • "Present Tense" by Jim Chen 
  • "New Wyatt Fellow Named to Help at Legal Aid" featuring Tracey Leo Darbro, '09

A copy is available in the library's reserves.

2009-10 Alumni Magazine

The 2009-10 edition of the University of Louisville Law Alumni Magazine is now available.

Features include:

  • Entering Class and Career Statistics
  • Dean's Reflections
  • Student News
  • Faculty and Administrative News
  • Faculty Scholarship
  • Honored Alumni
  • Alumni Council Report
  • Class Notes
  • May 2010 Graduate Profiles
  • Development News

Please send your news to Becky Wimberg for inclusion in our Class Notes and future alumni magazines.

Orientation - Student Ambassadors

REMINDER:  If you are interested in helping during orientation and would like to serve as a Student Ambassador, please complete the attached application and submit it by June 15.  Student Ambassadors must be available for a mandatory training session on Monday, August 9, and must be free on the first day of orientation - Tuesday, August 10.  If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard or Brandon Hamilton. 

Central High School Law & Government Magnet Students Competed in National Moot

Five students from the Central High School Law & Government Magnet competed at the Marshall-Brennan National Civil Liberties Moot Court Competition in Philadelphia on March 20-21, 2010.  Keylandance Carpenter, Tevin Payne, Barbie Parker, Corey Thomas and Gabriel Vaughn represented Central and achieved incredible success in the tournament.

Both Barbie Parker and Gabe Vaughn, reached the semi-final round of the competition, which placed each of them among the 16 most outstanding competitors in the entire nation on the side of the case they argued.  Teams came from all over the country, representing Marshall-Brennan programs from Washington, D.C., to Phoenix, and from Boston to Baton Rouge.  Parker’s semi-final round performance left her just barely short of qualifying for the national finals, which would have placed her among the top four students in the entire competition.

The team was coached by Brandeis School of Law students Noelle Rao and Duffy Trager, who accompanied the team to Philadelphia.  Both were third-year students who taught at Central in the Marshall-Brennan program this year as part of the Brandeis School of Law’s Signature Partnership with Central, working with Joe Gutmann, the Law & Government program’s long-time teacher.  Noelle and Duffy were joined in Philadelphia by law school professor and Marshall-Brennan faculty supervisor Sam Marcosson, who also helped coach the students as they prepared for the competition.

“Barbie and Gabe’s performances in particular were terrific,” Marcosson said.  “They proved that our Central students can compete with the very best students from around the country.  And all five students worked hard to prepare, and impressed the judges with their knowledge of the law, the facts of the cases, and ability to deal with tough questions.  They did a great job, and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

KBA Annual Student Writing Competition

The Kentucky Bar Association invites and encourages students currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, the University of Louisville School of Law, and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition. This competition offers these Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award.  First, second, and third place awards will be given.  
  • 1st place $1,000 (and possible publication in Kentucky Bench & Bar)
  • 2nd place $300
  • 3rd place $200
Students may enter their previously unpublished articles.  Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines.

Entries must be received no later than June 1, 2010.