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BLSA Convocation

The 9th Annual BLSA Convocation will be held on Friday, May 7th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Allen Courtroom.  All BLSA members, friends and family, alumni, and the entire Brandeis Law School community are invited to attend!

Moot Court Teams Meet National Success

A moot court team from the UofL Brandeis School of Law recently won a national championship in the New York University Immigration Law Competition, placing first out of 16 teams from around the country.

Law students Duffy Trager and Rachel Carmona argued for the team, which had to take on a case involving recidivism in immigration law. Maria Mourad worked on the brief and preparation for oral arguments.

"We really put ourselves through the paces before we got there," said Trager of the team's intense preparation for the event.
Carmona agreed that the secret to their success was practice, practice and more practice. "The more practice you can get, the better your chances-and we practiced all the time," said Carmona, who credited the team's coach, professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, and facilitator Jamie Izlar for preparing them.

UofL teams placed second in the International Commercial Arbitration competition at Loyola University and the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition. A UofL team also submitted the national second-place brief in the Saul Lefkowitz National Trademark Competition.

The university also had semi-finalist teams in the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition, the National Animal Law competition and the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Competition (Intellectual Property Law) and quarter finalists in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition and the Florida Bar Association National Tax Law Competition.

The law school had 18 moot court teams this year that included 50 to 60 students-all second-year law students or higher. Faculty members as well as local attorneys coach and facilitate the teams.
 

Full Story: "National Champs: Moot court team continues strong tradition" by Kevin Hyde (UofL Today, April 29, 2010)

Graduating Students: Please Complete Short Bar Exam Survey

If you have not yet completed the bar exam survey, please take a few seconds today to submit it electronically.  The survey consists of 5 short questions.  (See attached.)  Copies of the survey are also available outside Room 212.  Thank you!

 

Graduation Party at Flanagan’s

Attention Brandeis Law Students: Graduation Party at Flanagan’s

Tuesday, 04 May 2010, 8 PM -1 AM?

Flanagan's
934 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY
   
Come out and celebrate with all of the graduating 3Ls and 4Ls!!

After exams and Derby, come have another night out with the graduating 3Ls and 4Ls.

There will be tons of food, drinks and a DJ sponsored by the Student Bar Association.

This event is open to all law school students and guests.

Short Bar Exam Survey - Please Complete!

Are you graduating on May 8?  If so, please remember to complete the attached bar exam survey for the Academic Success Office.  The survey consists of 5 short questions and should take no longer than 30 seconds to complete.  Copies of the survey are also available outside Room 212.  Thank you!

 

Student Ambassador Applications

Do not forget to submit an application if you are interested in serving as a Student Ambassador for orientation.  To be eligible, you 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 are interested in applying, please complete the attached application and submit it to Kimberly Ballard before June 15.

It's Time to Return Study Aids

If you stopped by the Academic Success Office to check out study aids this semester, please remember to return them this week.  If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard at kimberly.ballard@louisville.edu.

We Need Your Help for Orientation!

If you have a winning personality and a great work ethic - we want YOU!

The Admissions Department and Student Life are seeking applicants for Student Ambassador positions for orientation.  Student Ambassadors will serve as hosts to incoming law students during orientation, and will also assist the faculty and administration.  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.  We will also need Student Ambassadors on the second and third days of orientation (August 11 and 12), and on Friday, August 13, for Service Day.  Student Ambassadors will receive a free t-shirt and all the fame you can handle!  If you are interested in applying, please complete the attached application and submit it to Kimberly Ballard before June 15 - the sooner the better!

Order Your Graduation 2010 DVD Today

Graduating students, parents, friends: Order your copy now of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law 2010 Convocation Exercise DVD, available in standard defintion and Blu-ray.  Order online at www.law.louisville.edu/it/forms/convocation-dvd.  The DVDs will be mailed soon after graduation.

Got Study Aids?? Donate Them!!

If you've got study aids that you will no longer be using, please consider donating them to the Academic Success Office.  Why?  There are several great reasons:  (1) you can de-clutter your car/home; (2) you will provide a great resource for other law students in the future; and (3) you may claim a tax deduction for your donated items up to the amount of their cost.  If you are interested in donating some of your study aids, please stop by the Academic Success Office, Room 212.  Thank you!