A post by J. Robert Brown on the blog Race to the Bottom offers his support of law school and law faculty blogs by stating:
Particularly with the plethora of online journals and periodicals, a blog can lead to media inquiries, increasing the profile of the faculty member and his or her law school. While the references may or may not impress academia, they may well influence practicing attorneys and judges, some of whom may fill out the US News survey, alumni and prospective students. With prospective students increasingly obtaining information online, blogs will reach many in this audience as well, particularly if attracted by the substantive area of the blog.
Brown also notes the efforts of Dean Jim Chen and Louisville's law faculty to use blogging as a means of communicating with the legal community:
It is clear, therefore, that [Chen] is seeking to infuse a blogging culture at the law school and is using the Internet to promote the institution and the faculty. We shall see if Louisville moves up in the rankings.
The final mentoring program of the 2007-08 year will be held Tuesday March 4, 2008, at the law school. The program, "What You Need to Know to Make the Transition From Law School to Practice and to Survive the First Six Months," will begin at Noon and last until 2:00 p.m. This includes time for one-on-one conversations with the students.
This is a tremendous opportunity for students to meet with seasoned attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals who can help guide them into an effective legal career. Topics to discuss include:
Preparing for the Bar
Assessing Job Options
Entering the Profession
The panel will be moderated by Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson
Panelists include Jim Herr, Stephanie Burke, Brian Edwards, Pete Karem and Jennifer Moore.
On February 27, 2008, BLSa and the Unviversity of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law presented a Scholarly Tribute honoring Justice William McAnulty, Jr. The event, held at the Louisville Bar Association, provided members of the Louisville legal community with an opportunity to remember and celebrate the work of Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr.
The tribute opened with remarks by community leaders including Justice Lisabeth Abramson, Steve Trager, and Judge Ben Shobe. Following these comments, the winners of the Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Essay Contest at Central High School, sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, were announced, and Dean Jim Chen shared information about the McAnulty Scholarship fund. The evening ended with the unveiling of a portrait of Justice McAnulty painted by UofL fine arts professor Mark Priest. The portrait will hang in the School of Law.
|BLSA members welcoming attendees||Justice Abramson with William McAnulty, III
||Portrait of Justice William E. McAnulty
Attention May Graduates: You should have received in your mailbox a note and order form for graduation announcements in your mailbox earlier this week. If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements, please complete the form and submit it with a check payable to UofL (or a Visa or Mastercard). If you submit the form to Rita Seigwald (Room 204) by March 7, you can avoid shipping and handling charges.
In addition, please remember that academic apparel must be ordered online by midnight, March 31, 2008. The complete apparel order form is available at www.louisville.edu/commencment. (A link to the Student Order Information is available on the left navigation bar.)
Congratulations to the Immigration Law Moot Court Team: Claire Parsons and Brent Assef. The team won the Best Brief Award and were Finalists in the competition, after competition rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.The Third Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition took place on February 21-24, 2008. Thirteen teams from around the country were a part of the competition in New York City.
Classes are canceled and offices are closed for February 21 beginning at 10 a.m. due to an approaching ice storm. See www.louisville.edu for details.
Congratulations to Ashley Duncan and Brittany Drucker who received Best Brief for Appellant at the 2008 National Animal Advocacy Competitions, held at Harvard on February 15-17, 2008. Duncan and Drucker's brief made a facial challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and an as-applied challenge, arguing that defendant's actions were protected by the first amendment and not within the scope of the Act.
Professor Jennifer Hall acted as the team's advisor.
For more information about the competition, please visit the National Center for Animal Law's website.
To read the winning brief, please click here.
This award is presented to the law student who demonstrates the highest degree of excellence and achievement in legal writing. Any written work, whether brief, article or memorandum, prepared during the preceding academic year shall be eligible for consideration. The award consists of a certificate, a cash award in the amount of $300, and recognition at the Awards program.
Please provide legal writing submission to Rita Siegwald in Room 204 by Tuesday, March 18.