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Booksigning with Law School Alumnus

Howard Fineman (class of 1980), Newsweek columnist and MSNBC political analyst will discuss his new book The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Inspire and Define our Country at Carmichael's Bookstore on Thursday, May 15th at 7 PM.

Attention Graduates

Friday, May 9, the law school will host its Senior Honors Program at 5 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom, followed by a graduation reception in the Student Commons from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Please rsvp to Simone Beach sbeach@louisville.edu or 502-852-6366 no later than Monday, May 5.

Congratulations to all of you for making it through the program. We hope to see youat the party.

Journal of Law and Education extends deadline to April 25

The Journal of Law and Education has extended the deadline for completed application to April 25. Applications for the 2008-2009 Journal of Law and Education are available now in the Student Mailroom. Being a member of the JLE offers an opportunity to become published in a well-known journal. Further, you can expand your network while gaining valuable writing experience, impressive resume credentials, and writing samples for prospective employers.

The JLE operates under the belief that grades are not as important as excellent writing skills, dependability and strong interest, so any student who plans on attending classes through Spring 2009 is encouraged to apply. We are accepting over 30 candidates, so our acceptance rate is very high. Moreover, you can be a member of both journals at Brandeis.

The application packet simply contains a personal information sheet and a small sample case for which you will write an abstract. Applications are due on Friday, April 25. If you have any questions, contact Kevin J. Graves at kjgrav02@louisville.edu. Thank you and good luck.

Kaplan PMBR Courses

Students can continue to sign up for Kaplan PMBR courses.  The rates for May 2008 graduates are $999 Comprehensive, $799 6 Day Foundation, $499 3 Day Final Review.  The sooner you enroll the sooner your bar review materials can be shipped.  The bar review workbooks are used in May, June, and July so don't wait too long to enroll!  Please see your Kaplan PMBR student representatives (Natalie Etienne, Karin Moore Irwin, Maya Warrier, Will Corrigan, and Kathleen Johnson) for additional information and assistance in enrolling.

Professor Jones' Torts II Exam

For those taking Professor Jones' Tort II exam at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23: The exam will be held in room 075. Room 080 has been reserved as a secondary room for taking the exam.

Review Schedule

The following is a list of scheduled reviews. Reviews are also posted on the events calendar.

Tuesday, April 22

Debtor-Creditor with Professor Lee
9:00 a.m.
Room 080

Secured Transactions with Professor Smith
11:00 a.m.
Room 175

Decedents' Estates Review with Jones
3:00 p.m.
Room 175

Thursday, April 24

Property with Professor Arnold
9:30 a.m.
Room 075

Friday, April 25

Con. Law with Professor Trucios-Haynes
1:00 p.m.
Allen Courtroom

Saturday, April 26

Contracts with Professor Hall
1:00 p.m.
Allen Courtroom

Tuesday, April 29

Civil Procedure with Professor Jordan
6:00 p.m.
Room 175

2008-09 National Moot Court Team Selected

Congratulations to the four students selected to represent the law school next year on the National Moot Court Team. The four students are:

Barry Dunn
Steve Mattingly
Brian Stempien
Duffy Trager

Thanks to all the students who took time to prepare and tryout during this hectic period before finals.

Louisville Law mourns the passing of Judge Montano

The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is saddened to report the passing of Judge Kathleen Voor Montano, class of '87. Montano was 46 years old.

Montano had worked for more than 10 years as a judge in the Jefferson Court system. She was profiled in a UofL Alumni Magazine article, "She'll Be the Judge," which noted her strength in mediation and dedication to family.

For more information about Montano's passing, please visit the Courier Journal website.

KBA Young Lawyers Bar Study Award

The Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association will award a $500 bar study award to a graduating UofL law student, based upon the following criteria:

The $500 award shall be granted to a graduating 3L or 4L who: (i) has made a significant contribution to the law school community (with a preference for participation in student organizations such as the Student Bar Association); (ii) has a demonstrated need for the financial assistance; and (iii) intends to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The award shall be used for expenses associated with taking the Kentucky bar exam. The determination will be made in the sole discretion of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section.

Dean Sealing will collect applicants' materials until May 5 and then send them on to the KBA. There is no official application form.

James Boskey ADR Writing Competition

Students are invited to enter the James Boskey ADR Writing Competition, honoring the late James Boskey (Seton Hall).  The deadline for entries is June 16, 2008. Two rules changes have occurred since this competition began: 

  1. The length limit has been raised to 25 pages, exclusive of footnotes or endnotes;
  2. Previously published works are eligible, so long as the essay was written by a JD student at an ABA-accredited law school during the 2007-08 academic year. 

Further details can be found  at http://www.dsl.psu.edu/academics/Boskey.cfm.