The JLE operates under the belief that grades are not as important as excellent writing skills, dependability and strong interest, so any student who plans on attending classes through Spring 2009 is encouraged to apply. We are accepting over 30 candidates, so our acceptance rate is very high. Moreover, you can be a member of both journals at Brandeis.
The application packet simply contains a personal information sheet and a small sample case for which you will write an abstract. Applications are due on Friday, April 25. If you have any questions, contact Kevin J. Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and good luck.
The following is a list of scheduled reviews. Reviews are also posted on the events calendar.
Tuesday, April 22
Debtor-Creditor with Professor Lee
Secured Transactions with Professor Smith
Decedents' Estates Review with Jones
Thursday, April 24
Property with Professor Arnold
Friday, April 25
Con. Law with Professor Trucios-Haynes
Saturday, April 26
Contracts with Professor Hall
Tuesday, April 29
Civil Procedure with Professor Jordan
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