The Moot Court Board congratulates all competitors in the Pirtle-Washer Competition preliminary rounds. The judges were very impressed with the quality of the advocacy. The quarter-finalists were: Christine Shannon, Tyler Peavler, Ben Shepard, Daniel Reed, Emily Devouno, Aaron Riggs, Issac Fain,and Kevin Boswell. Moving on to the semi-final rounds are: Ben Shepard, Aaron Riggs, Daniel Reed and Emily Devouno. The semi-finals will take place on Friday, September 26, at 3:00 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom with the finals to follow later that day. Please join us to support the advocates.
Sana Abhari would like to thank the volunteer attorney judges, the scoring team, the 1L Witness Program volunteers, Dean Nowka, the entire Moot Court team, and her wonderful facilitators Megan Diffenderfer, Whitney Graham and Laura Tapp.
In March, YPAL started the “Legal-Ease” lunch series, where we invited four local judges to talk with attendees about career/life advice. On October 1, YPAL is having another Legal-Ease event. This time, we’re featuring what are essentially the managing partners from the six largest firms in Louisville:
- Robert Connolly - Stites & Harbison PLLC
- John Crockett - Frost Brown Todd LLC
- Donald Kelly - Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP
- Mark Oppenheimer - Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
- Kendrick Riggs - Stoll Keenon Odgen PLLC
- John Selent - Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
This would be an incredible opportunity for law students to get to know some of the most influential attorneys in the city. Here’s the link for information/registration: https://www.ypal.org/Events/Legal-Ease-Community-Business-Development. Seating is very limited.
seeking 2014-2015 Academic Year Admissions Ambassadors
The Office of Admissions is looking for
1L's, 2L's, and 3L's to serve as Admissions Ambassadors for the 2014-2015
academic year. The position is a volunteer position. We are looking
for students who are outgoing and willing to communicate and work with
prospective and admitted students. Admissions Ambassadors will serve as
tour guides, communicate with prospective and admitted students by telephone
and email, and occasionally represent the law school at both on and off-campus
recruitment programs. There will be an information session to learn
more about the Admissions Ambassador program on Monday, September 22 from
12:15-1:15 pm in Room 175. Pizza will be served (bring your own
drink). For questions or additional information, please contact Emily
Meador at email@example.com
or Ryan Nafziger at firstname.lastname@example.org
or come by the Ambassador Coordinator Office, Room 105.
In preparation for the Legal Research final exam, Saturday, October 4, the IT staff will conduct a mandatory policy and training session for 1Ls on using Exam4 today, Wednesday, September 17, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 275. Again, this session is required for all first-year students. Students are not required but are encouraged to bring their laptops.
This event was originally scheduled, and announced, for Thursday, Sept. 25, but due to a conflicting event, it was rescheduled several weeks ago.
As you may already be aware the University will be holding “The Spectacular Event” during the evening of the September 18th at 6:00 p.m. The rain date is on September 19th. Preparation for this event will begin on September 17th and will require traffic lane changes on the Oval. The Oval will be converted into 2-way traffic for both days. Parking & Transportation Services and University Police will have staff on-site to assist. Please keep in mind that on the 18th the Oval will be closed at 5:00 p.m for all traffic. The Oval will reopen at approximately 10:00 p.m.
As you may know, the Zuckerman Fellowship at Harvard University supports students in the fields of medicine, law, and business in pursuing an additional public service degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), or Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).
The animating idea behind the fellowship is cross-pollination, and we are looking for a diverse array of individuals with great leadership potential, strong intellectual and academic achievement, and a commitment to public service across sectors.
The Zuckerman Fellowship provides full tuition and health insurance fees for one year, plus a living stipend of $16,000 and a comprehensive co-curricular program—administered through our Center for Public Leadership—which includes weekly dinners, speakers, retreats, and a multiday field visit to another city or region. Students who have received—or are now pursuing—an MBA, JD, MD, or DMD/DDS from accredited U.S. institutions and are now planning to begin a master’s degree program at HGSE, HSPH, or HKS are eligible to apply. Prospective candidates must also be citizens of the United States.
To apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, candidates will have to complete two steps:
First, apply to HKS, HSPH, or HGSE: application deadlines in early December.
Second, apply for the fellowship: application deadline in late February.
To learn more about the Zuckerman Fellowship, click here.
If you—or anyone interested in applying—have any questions about the fellowship, please contact our assistant director for fellowship programs, Jennifer Firneno, at Jennifer_Firneno@harvard.edu or (617) 496-4764.
- Tarasoff Duties after Newtown by Mark Rothstein
- Founding Worker Cooperatives: Social Movement Theory and the Law by Ariana Levinson
- Resilient Cities and Adaptive Law by Craig Anthony
- The Forgotten Right to Be Secure by Luke Milligan
More information about the RPS:
Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2014-15 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professor Tony Arnold and Professor Mary Jo Gleason (the co-coaches of the teams) at email@example.com and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net. It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason. Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotiation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Thursday, September 18.
We will take 2 teams to the regional, which will be either October 31 to November 2 (Friday to Sunday) or November 7 to November 10 (Friday to Monday). The dates and location for our region have not been set yet. Please note that the MPRE is November 7 and could possibly conflict with our competition; if you apply to be on the team, you are agreeing to be available then. The selected participants must be available to travel during either time period (we won't know which one until we know to which region we will be assigned), be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from September 22 to November 7, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3L Jeff Hellman, who competed last year. Thank you for your interest!
Get ready for the first Brandeis Brief Break of the year. In addition, we will be dedicating the newly restored courtyard at the same time!
Wednesday, September 24th, 12:15 pm - 2 pm in the Mosaic Lobby and Courtyard.
Comfy Cow Ice Cream will be provided! Stop by an enjoy the ice cream and courtyard.