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American Judges Association Essay Contest

The American Judges Association is sponsoring an essay contest on the topic, "Search and Seizure Arising From Motor Vehicle Stops," with prizes of $3,000, $1,500 and $1,000. The deadline for submission is June 2, 2008, and the length is 10-25 pages.

For more information go to the organization's website: http://aja.ncsc.dni.us/index.html and select  the link "Essay Contest."

What's Happening with Rooms 115, 117 and 119?

Over the last several days room 115 (the Academic Support office and 1L study aids library) and 119 (student mailboxes and other communications) have gotten new rugs and 117 (upper class study aids library and study area) was closed because it was used to store confidential materials from 115. We were lucky that the University was able to provide us with these badly needed new rugs for free despite the budget crunch. Rooms 117 and 119 are now back in operation and set up as they were prior to the disruption. Room 115 still needs to have the computer and phone hooked up and will have a new look when it opens.

I am also in the process of sorting through the various 1L study aids and eliminating obsolete ones. (Many thanks to the faculty, students and alums who have contributed to the collection over the years!) For example, I am taking the audio cassette sets off the shelves as I don't believe anyone can use them anymore. I will resume office hours in 115 next Monday, but, as always, my door is almost always open to room 216 and I can address matters involving Academic Support or Student Affairs from either venue. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

-Dean Sealing

Classes and Offices Delayed Again, Wednesday, Feb. 13

Classes and offices at the University of Louisville are on a delayed schedule starting at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008.

For the School of Law, the following schedule will be in effect:

9:00 classes begin at 10 and end at 10:40

10:25 classes begin at 10:50 and end at the usual time

Afternoon classes remain the same. If evening classes are canceled, this pertains only to classes that meet at 5 p.m. or later.

Psychiatry, Mental Health and Law canceled tonight

Jennifer Leibson's Mental Health Law class will not be held tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Louisville Law Negotiation Team Wins the Nationals Competition!

Congratulations to our Negotiations Team, which won the national competition held February 8-9 in Los Angeles, Calif. The team has been invited to attend the international competition in London, England, in July as the United States representative. This is the negotiation team's best result in school history.

The ABA Law Student Division's Negotiation Team Competition is designed to promote greater interest among law students in legal negotiation and provides a means for them to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems.

The students who represented the law school at this competition are Scott Powell and David Scott, both 3Ls. Michelle Grant Rudovich and Mary Jo Gleason are the co-coaches.

David Scott (left) Scott Powell (right

Intro to Health Law Canceled Tuesday Feb 12

Professor Hasselbacher's Intro to Health Law class is canceled Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Classes and Offices Delayed Tuesday, Feb. 12

Classes and offices at the University of Louisville are on a delayed schedule starting at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 12, 2008.

For the School of Law, the following schedule will be in effect:

9:00 classes begin at 10 and end at 10:40

10:25 classes begin at 10:50 and end at the usual time

Afternoon classes remain the same. If evening classes are canceled, this pertains only to classes that meet at 5 p.m. or later.

Evening Classes Canceled Monday, Feb. 11

Evening classes at the University of Louisville, including the School of Law, are canceled for Monday, Feb. 11, 2008. This only applies to classes beginning at 5:00 pm or later.

Become a Member of the Louisville Bar Association’s Law Student Division!

Students please mark your calenders. On March 3rd and March 4th, 2008 in the front lobby of the law school, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., the Louisville Bar Association and your student elected LBA Representative will be hosting a student membership drive to encourage any law students who have not yet joined to become members of the Louisville Bar Association’s Law Student Division. Becoming a member of the Louisville Bar Association’s Law Student Division offers numerous benefits and opportunities. With annual membership dues of $15.00 students will receive the following benefits:

* May attend Continuing Legal Education Seminars offered by the LBA free of charge.

* Can join law sections that will give you practical information about the area of law you may be planning to enter

* Opportunities to participate in the Young Lawyers Section Meetings in addition to
networking with local attorneys and making connections

* Free Annual Pictorial Membership Roster

* Monthly Subscription to Bar Briefs to keep you updated on the legal community

* Discounts on products and services

* A listing on, and access to the LBA website at www.loubar.org

The membership drive will be held in the Front Lobby of the Law School on both days with opportunities for day and evening students to join. For more information please contact Ja Nae Martin at jdmart06@louisville.edu.

Upcoming Events at the Louisville Bar Association

Teaming up to Bowl For A Cause
The Louisville Bar Association will be hosting its annual Attorney Bowl for Kids Sake on February 20th, 2008 at the Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes at 4th Street Live. Participation in this event will serve as an investment into the local community. All proceeds will go to benefit the Kentuckiana Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. Lanes are available at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:45, and teams may have up to six bowlers. It would be great if a team from Brandeis could participate. This will be a great opportunity to not only help kids in the local community, but to also network with members of the Louisville Bar Association. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, please contact Ja Nae Martin your Louisville Bar Association Representative at jdmart06@louisville.edu.