Thanks to all the students who took time to prepare and tryout during this hectic period before finals.
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.
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.
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:
- The length limit has been raised to 25 pages, exclusive of footnotes or endnotes;
- 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.
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:
- New Downloads
- New Papers
- New Downloads Per Paper
- Total Downloads
- Total Papers
- Total Downloads Per Paper
- Number of Authors
- Total Downloads per Author
- 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
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!
Congratulations to the new members of the 2008-2009 Moot Court Board
- Jerred Kelly
- Chad Propst
- Courtney King
- Algeria Ford
- Erin Blake
- Brian Stempien
- Andrew Palmer
- Jennifer Ward
- Alicia Paez
- Anne Trout
- Elisabeth Luff
- Barry Dunn
- Johnna Spicer
- Lauren Bean
- Jessicia Kingsley
- James Taylor
- Ashley Gillenwater
- Josh Speirs
- Lily Chan
- Matthew Stauble
- Andrew Henson
- Victor Revill
- Jennifer Tarrance
- Adam Stotts
- Mari-Elise Gates
- Jim Schmidt
- Elizabeth Gersh
- Rexena Napier
- John Gueltzow
- Brian Fayman
- Chelsea Castiglioni
- Ebert Haegle
- David Haney
- Kassendra Glynn
If any new member can help with the National Moot Court tryouts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org-- ASAP.
Club Programming Committee (CPC) applications are now being accepted for fall 2008 events. Over $35,000 in funds will be allocated to organizations for fall 2008 programs. CPC is a joint initiative coordinated by SGA and the Dean of Students Office. The CPC is composed primarily of students, so students will decide what sort of funding directives best support student life. SGA has made a major financial commitment to support CPC, and other departments have also provided funding (Dean of Students Office, Housing, and VP for Student Affairs).
During the spring semester CPC allocated funds to over 40 separate events. CPC monies are intended to afford recognized student organizations the opportunity to contribute to the quality of campus life by sponsoring special events and programs that may not be possible without this financial assistance. Proposal requests should demonstrate how funding the initiative would inspire a vibrant campus life and an engaged student body. Every request received will be reviewed by the CPC on a case-by-case basis.
The CPC guidelines and applications are available at the following web address:
Completed applications should be returned to the Dean of Students Office (SAC W301) by April 21t, 2008 at 3:00pm. If you have any questions about submitting an application, contact the Dean of Students Office @ 852-5787.
I’d like to thank and acknowledge the following people for making the first Louisville Law Community Service Day such a success!
The Law School ● Law Library ● Laura Rothstein ● Ariana Levinson ● Scott Campbell ● Robin Harris ● Student Bar Foundation
Brian Pollock – Brightside, Inc.
Megan Renwick – Metro Animal Services
Kelly Oates & Emily Zahn – Wayside Christian Mission
Students: Simone Beach, Katie Bell, Brittany Ducker, Ashley Duncan, Algeria Ford, Janae’ Martin, Rexena Napier, Kelly Oates, Brian Pollock, Noelle Rao, Chad Reid, Megan Renwick, Zach Taylor, and Emily Zahn.
Faculty & Staff: Nancy Baker, Simone Beach, Kathy Bean, Jodi Duce, Mary Jo Gleason, Beth Haendiges, Arianna Levinson, Marilyn Peters, Jina Scinta, and Mike Valentine.
Marie Barron, Kathy Bean, Lauren Bean, Katie Bell, Justin Brewer, Scott & Beth Campbell, Jim Chen, Laura Clemmons, Andrew Downey, Ashley Duncan, Rebecca Ellingsworth, Brian Fayman, Algeria Ford, Tim Hall, Ebert Haegele, Scott Justice, Forrest Kuhn, Arianna Levinson, Janae’ Martin, Christopher McDavid, Rexena Napier, Kelly Oates, Becca O’Neil, Bradley Palmer, Brian Pollock, Noelle Rao, Debra Reh, Megan Renwick, Jim Schmidt, Jennifer Schultz & Keith Duncan, Keith Sealing, Mike Swansburg, Barbara Thompson, Adam Watson, and Emily Zahn.
See also: Students Offer Services to Community Organizations by Todd Wetzel (May 1, 2008)