On February 23, Professors Joe Tomain and Russ Weaver were interviewed on NPR's State of Affairs. The show's archive is now available at WFPL's website at www.wfpl.org/2010/02/23/campaign-finance-the-supreme-court.
In a 5-4 split, the Supreme Court ruled last month that corporations have the same First Amendment rights as individual citizens where campaign finance is concerned. The decision says that limiting corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections is unconstitutional; it overrules established precedents and is predicted to drastically change the way elections are run.
It is the student's responsibility to read all of the registration instructions.
Please check your "Summary of Account" on ULink to make sure that you do not have any financial holds on your account. If you have a financial hold on your account, you will not be able to register for classes.
Pre-registration forms are due by Wednesday, April 7.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
2010-11 SBA Officers
President - Daniel Cameron
Vice President (Day) - Ashley Wiggins
Vice President (Evening) - Gayla Cissell
Secretary - Tina Nance
Treasurer - Stephanie Loper
Social Chair - Molly Maccaskey
Fundraising Chair - Katie Bennet
Public Relations Chair - Chris Robert
Public Service Chair - Samantha Thomas-Bush
Career Service Chair - Kristie Wetterer
Bookstore Manager - Liza Goykhberg
ABA Rep - Jill Massey
SGA Reps - Jared Hall and Tyler Montell
4L Rep - Nicole Crump
3L Reps - T.J. Massey and Jared Sawyer
2L Reps - Mindy Pickett and Alex White
3L Honor Council
- Brian Bennet
- Jared Sawyer
- T.J. Massey
- Megan Keane (Alternate)
2L Honor Council
- Stephanie Loper
- Josh Porter
Exam4 for Spring 2010 final exams is now available to all students beginning today, Monday, April 5.
Hardware and operating system requirements, and download and installation instructions, are posted at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-software-download. Students are also urged to review the policy governing exams taken on computer.
Exam4 is available for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Windows XP and Vista and now Windows 7.
Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester must download and install the finals version of Exam4 AND properly take and submit a practice test by 6:00 PM EST, Friday, April 16, 2010. A properly taken and submitted practice test identifies the student by his/her UofL user name (e.g., ldbran01) -- not by one's student ID number, or any other combination of letters or numerals. To submit a practice test electronically, one must be on campus and connected to the University's wireless network. The University's firewall prevents off-campus submission.
Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester and cannot comply with the practice test requirement by the deadline must contact the Associate Dean for Student Life before the deadline if he/she wishes to petition for an extension of the practice test deadline or exemption from the practice test requirement.
VERY IMPORTANT: Any student who takes any exam on computer who: 1. has not properly taken and submitted a practice test, or 2. has not brought a working USB flash drive to any exam, will be refused technical assistance by the IT staff, including, but not limited to, submitting a completed exam.
After the practice test deadline has passed, the IT staff will send an e-mail confirmation to each student who has properly and timely submitted a practice test. In the meantime, you may check whether your practice test was received at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-tracker. Any practice test listed on the Exam Tracker is presumptively o.k.
- Satisfy your writing requirement
- Earn academic credit
- Be published in a nationally-recognized law journal
- Take your resume to the next level
University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2010
(This meeting will not conflict with either Therapeutic Jurisprudence or the Brandeis Medal Lecture.)
May, August & December 2010 Graduates
Wednesday, March 31 is the deadline to order your graduation apparel.
Professor Urofsky's research on the life and jurisprudence of Justice Brandeis has drawn extensively from the archives of the University of Louisville Law Library. The New York Times has named Professor Urofsky's biography, Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, one of the "most notable books" of 2009.
Although this event is free, your reply to Becky Wenning at 852-1230 will help us ensure adequate seating.
On Friday, April 9, 2010, the law school will recognize the accomplishments of its students with a reception and awards program. The reception will run from 5:00 - 6:00 that evening. The program will follow in the library at 6:00. Students are invited to bring family and friends to this ceremony. We ask that you RSVP to Becky Wenning to help ensure we have space for everyone.
Who will be recognized?
Scholarship recipients and those who have received honors for outstanding work in academics and leadership roles. Members of honor societies; members of moot court teams who participated this year; members of each law journal, the SBA and SBF.
How do I know if I will be recognized?
Some awards are still being decided. Once all awards and scholarships have been named, students who have received them will be notified. If you need to know NOW, please send an email to Beth Haendiges, who can look up your name to see if you are currently in the program.
Attached are the times for 2010 summer and fall registration. Registration times are based on credit hours completed and does not include spring 2010 credit hours.
Please check your summary of account to make sure that you do not have any financial holds. If you have a financial hold, you will not be able to register for classes.
All forms are due by 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 7.
Dean Bean is having a registration advising session for first year students on Tuesday, March 30 and April 5 for upper division students. If you have question, please feel free to contact Dean Bean.
On April 5, 2010, the Brandeis School of Law will host a reception to recognize all the Moot Court Teams that have participated and excelled in competitions over the past academic year and to honor those coaches and facilitators who have supported and enabled the achievements of all participants.
The event will be held in the Career Services Wing (North Lobby) of the Law School and will run from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided and it is not necessary to RSVP.
Please join us as we congratulate the teams, coaches and all those involved in our excellent Moot Court Program. Should you have any questions, please contact Vickie Tencer, Unit Business Manager, at 852-6092.