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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.

CJ has "Lunch With" Tony Arnold

UofL Law Professor Tony Arnold participated in the Courier-Journal's "Lunch With" feature, with Keith Runyon and Jill Keeney. The feature ran Friday, April 11. To read the article, click here.

Law School Faculty ranks high on SSRN downloads

SSRN has developed a new listing to help measure the "scholarly impact" of authors affiliated to specific law schools. The listing Top Law Schools (beta) uses a number of measures to rank schools, these include:

  1. New Downloads
  2. New Papers
  3. New Downloads Per Paper
  4. Total Downloads
  5. Total Papers
  6. Total Downloads Per Paper
  7. Number of Authors
  8. Total Downloads per Author
  9. New Downloads per Author

Currently, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law ranks 41 on this listing under New Downloads, with a total of 9,017 new downloads in the past 12 months. (New Downloads identifies the total downloads in the last 12 months of all papers by authors currently affiliated with the school, providing a measure of the current interest in a faculty's work on SSRN, including older papers.) We are ranked 18 in New Downloads per Author, which measures current interest in all of the faculty's work on SSRN, adjusted for the different sizes of different institutions.

 

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world

 

February bar results show UofL law students made the grade

The KBA February 2008 bar results are in, and UofL's graduates performed very well. Among candidates who took the exam, our graduatespassed at an overall rate of 82 percent (the overall pass rate for all candidates was 68 percent) First-time candidates from UofL passed at a rate of 87 percent while the the general pool's pass rate for first-time candidates was 76 percent.

Congratulations to the University of Louisville's newest members of the Kentucky bar!