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2008-2009 Football/Basketball Season Ticket Lottery

1Ls & 2Ls, sign-up sheets are now up on the SBA door for 2008-09 men's football and basketball season tickets. Due to the limited number of tickets reserved for law students, there will be a lottery held on Saturday, April 19th to determine the winners. You must sign up on the SBA door by Friday, April 18 at 5:00 P.M. to be eligible.

Prices for Basketball & Football Combo tickets will cost approximately $210 per student ($420 if providing a ticket for a guest). For Football only, tickets will cost approximately $72 per student ($144 if providing a ticket for a guest).

Also, please remember that no law students are allowed to attend the undergraduate ticket lottery. You will lose your tickets if you attend.

Writing Competition

Lots of prizes for only 1,000 words!  The National Center for Nonsmokers Rights is sponsoring a writing competition. Students should submit a 1,000-word outline of a legal or law-related action designed to protect nonsmokers by May 16. There is a $5,000 first prize, a $3,000 second prize, a $1,000 third prize and thirty $1,000 travel grants to their June 7-8 conference in Washington, D.C.  See Dean Sealing for more details or go to http://nosmokingcontest.org.

Attention Students: Externship Information Panel

Please join the externship supervisors from Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office and the County Attorney's office to learn about externship opportunities on  Thursday, April 10th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 060.

Health Law Moot Court Tryouts

The 2008 Health Law Moot Court Competition will be held on November 7-8, 2008 at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, IL. Students interested in participating on our team must submit a cover letter and writing sample to Associate Dean Hall by April 18, 2008. Your writing sample can be your BLS brief or a brief or research paper prepared in another context. Writing samples may be submitted by email to hallt@louisville.edu, or in person to Dean Hall in Room 203 or Rita Siegwald in Room 204. Team members will earn academic credit for participation - all returning students are eligible for the team. If you have any questions, see Associate Dean Hall or email him at hallt@louisville.edu. For information about last year's competition, see the health law moot court website.

 

Students should note that the weekend of this competition is the same as the scheduled Fall administration of the MPRE and Professional Responsibility final exams. I have brought this to the attention of the moot court organizers, but they are unable to change the dates of the competition. Students interested in this competition should plan their Fall courseload accordingly.

 

 

National Moot Court Team Tryouts

Try-outs for the 2008-09 National Moot Court Team will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 17th and 18th. To compete, you must submit a brief to Professor Marcosson by Friday, April 11th, and be prepared to perform an oral argument of that brief on either the 17th or the 18th (a sign-up sheet with times will be posted on Prof. Marcosson's office door, Room 254). All returning students are eligible for the team -- you will be eligible for two hours of academic credit and have a great time representing the law school at the regional competition in Richmond, VA., next fall (and -- we hope -- the national finals in New York in January 2009). If you have any questions, see Prof. Marcosson or e-mail him at smarcosson@louisville.edu.

Central High School Students Experience Law School Life

On April 2, sophomores from Louisville's Central High School visited the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law to learn more about the law school experience. Students toured the campus, talked with admissions counselors, and met with law students and law faculty. The students were able to sit in on Torts and Property Law classes and hear Oral Arguments from current law students.

Central High School Magnet Career Academy offers a law & government program, and students in this program have opportunities to visit courts, law offices and the Brandeis School of Law.

 

Student Registration

All materials needed for summer and fall 2008 registration are now available on the table outside the Registrar's office, room 206. You should obtain all necessary signatures and turn all forms in by Monday, April 7. See Dean Sealing if you have any questions.

Full instructions are available for download below.

University of Louisville Law Review Publication Decisions for 2008-09

The Law Review editorial body has reviewed a host of submissions for its upcoming edition. The final decisions have been made. Congratulations to the following people for being selected for publication in the Vol. 47 of the University of Louisville Law Review.

  • Julia Riehm McGuffey,  Best Note
  • A. Nicholas Nasier,  Honorable Mention
  • Megan K. Reese,  Honorable Mention
  • Matt Lynch
  • Christopher Thomas McDavid
  • Stephen J. Mattingly
  • Matthew Piekarski
  • Caroline Lynch Pieroni
  • Megan D. Randolph
  • Megan L. Renwick
  • Dustin Thacker
  • Maya R. Warrier
  • Jennifer Kristen Weinhold
  • Andrew Young

National Association of Women Lawyers Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers is sponsoring a writing competition. The winner will receive $500 and be printed in the Women Lawyers Journal.  The essay may not exceed 15 pages and must be on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. 

The deadline is April 30. Contact Dean Sealing for additional information.

2008 Louisville Law Community Service Day

On April 5, 2008, the law school community will embark upon its first annual day of collective public service. The initiative arose from student input into the university’s strategic planning process. The purpose of this event is to highlight the law school's commitment to community service, provide significant services, have fun, and make new acquaintances in our law school community.

Participants in the planning process identified three focus areas:

Animal Rights & Animal Issues

Women, Children, Homeless, & the Underserved

Environmental Issues

All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate by contributing donated items to one of the organizations listed below or to volunteer their time to one of the designated projects.

Celebrate

To kick off the event, we’ll be hosting a complimentary continental style breakfast in the Mosaic Lobby at 10 AM on Saturday, April 5. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be provided. Those present will be eligible to win one of the many door prizes!

Lend A Helping Hand

Volunteers may choose from a variety of projects. Sign up sheets will be available in each mail room and the Mosaic Lobby during the week preceding April 5th, or you may sign up online. You’re also welcome to show up that day without a reservation. Volunteers are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing a piece of University of Louisville or Brandeis School of Law apparel.

Metro Animal Services

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has arranged for a variety of activities including dock cleaning, rewiring kennel doors, and painting the new “get acquainted” space. This project will take place at a shelter near campus beginning at 11 AM. Volunteers will also receive a tour of the shelter and an opportunity to walk some of the dogs. Contact Megan Renwick for details.

Departure time: 10:45 AM; carpooling available. You may be painting, so dress appropriately.

Wayside Christian Mission

The Student Bar Association is making arrangements to assist at Wayside Christian Mission. Projects may include serving lunch and providing general cleaning services. Contact Kelly Oates for details.

Departure time: 10:45 AM or meet the group at 11 AM @ 822 East Market. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

 

Brightside Inc.

The Environmental Law & Land Use Society has arranged for a clean-up project at Central Park. Volunteers will walk from campus to Central Park along Third Street and back along Fourth Street, cleaning up as they go. Contact Brian Pollock for details.

Departure time: 10:30 AM. It may rain, so dress appropriately. Garbage bags will be provided, but you might want to bring some gloves.

Make a Donation

During the week of March 31 – April 5, collection bins will be placed in the Mosaic Lobby of the Law School in Wyatt Hall. Following, is a list of items requested by each organization.

Metro Animal Services

Metro Animal Services seeks donations of pet supplies, medical supplies, and household items.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Center for Women & Families

During the months of March and April, the Center is collecting towels, washcloths, diapers, underwear, socks and bras. We’re also collecting cell phones & cell phone chargers. Additionally, you can help by donating goods that meet their immediate needs: cribs and mattresses, crib sheets, pacifiers and bottles, & infant toys.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Project Women

As part of their annual community service project, the Women’s Law Caucus is gathering items for the Project Women Hygiene Drive.

Items include: toilet paper, conditioner, face wash, deodorant, dental floss, tooth brushes, pull-ups, Kleenex tissues, paper towels, sponges, soap, face wash, lotion, shampoo, household cleaners, napkins, tampons, maxi pads, light bulbs, lamps, children's coloring/activity books, computer printer paper, batteries for Leap Pad learning system, etc.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Metro Recycling

We’re collecting aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspapers, and cardboard.

Questions?

Contact Virginia Smith or Jina Scinta if you'd like to get involved or to request more information.