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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.

Patti Heying to Speak at Next Public Service Lunch 'n' Learn

The next Lunch 'n' Learn sponsored by the Public Service Program will be on Wednesday, February 13 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 177.  Our guest speaker will be Patti Heying from the Department of Public Advocacy.  All students are welcome to attend.  If you are a third year who still needs to sign up for your public service project, this might be an opportunity for you.  Reservation Forms will be available for students to sign up that day.

For more information, contact Jina Scinta, jascin01@gwise.louisville.edu.

For more information about the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, please visit their website: http://dpa.ky.gov/default.php 

Severe Weather Reminder

From the university

The Tuesday forecast is for possible severe weather. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to monitor local media for the latest weather news. The UofL Alert system will be activated only if the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for Jefferson County, Ky. UofL Alert includes emergency messages sent via cell phone text message, campus phones, UofL e-mail accounts and posted on the UofL home page. To see an example of the home page message placement and for more information on UofL Alert, go to http://louisville.edu/alerts

 

From law school IT

Because the forecast for February 5 includes a significant risk of more severe weather, faculty, staff and student organizations may wish to shut down their computers and printers. If we have a serious electrical interruption, shutting down will minimize damage.

For students and instructors in evening classes: The Law Library has a weather radio at the Circulation Desk. If you wish to check on the forecast, the radio is always on.

2008 Career Day Triumph

Thanks to the support of the Louisville Law Community, this year's career day was a success. Both first year law students and other law students seeking guidance were able to meet with Louisville attorneys and learn about the law they practice. With the help of such mentors, our students are better able to learn how their education can shape their career and see the myriad of opportunities available to them.

Below are a few images from the event.

   
   

Kentucky Women's Book Festival

The UofL Women's Center will present the second annual Kentucky Women's Book Festival, Saturday, February 16, at Ekstrom Library. The festival will bring together Kentucky women writers and their readers. Highlights will include talks by Affrilachian writer Crystal Wilkinson and by Courier-Journal columnist Betty Winston Baye. The festival luncheon features bestselling novelist Kim Edwards, author of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." For more information, visit: www.kwbf.info.

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals Invites Students to Hear Oral Arguments

On February 1, a three-judge panel from the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals will hear oral arguments presented by Air Force appellate government and defense counsel in the Allen Courtroom. Law students are invited to attend the proceedings. Documents summarizing the case will be made available prior to the proceedings.

The Court consists of eight sitting judges, two of whom are graduates of our law school: Colonel James R. Wise (class of '75) and Colonel Barbara Goodwin Brand (class of '81).

Following the proceedings, Colonel Wise and his law clerk, Captain Cynthia Kearley, will be available to discuss their work in the Court. Students are welcome to join the officers for a brown bag lunch.

Graduating Students Class Photo

Attention all graduating students! There will be a class photo taken for all graduating students on Tuesday, Feburary 5th at 5:30 p.m. at the Thinking Man statue outside of the law school. There is no cost to be in the picture, but pictures can be purchased for $10 at the time the picture is taken. Professional Dress. Come out and create some memories!