Happy Halloween! Take a break from your studying and enjoy a sweet treat in the Mosaic Lobby - today at 3:30!! Put on your thinking cap and enter the "Guess the Pet" contest today, any time between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Pictures of 21 law school pets will be on display. Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table.
From 3:30 to 4:30, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts (glazed; crullers; chocolate iced cake; cinnamon apple filled; raspberry filled; Halloween sprinkle; maple iced glazed; and pumpkin spiced cake) in the Mosaic Lobby before the big reveal. The student with the most correct answers will win $50, plus a $100 donation will be made in the winning student's name to the animal charity of the winner's choosing.
My name is Shiloh. Try and guess who owns me today!
Students are hereby reminded that, pursuant to the Section 2.G.3. of the law school's Student Handbook, the same course or seminar may not be used to satisfy both the Skills requirement and the Writing or Perspective requirements. Students taking a course or seminar designated as both Skills and Writing or Perspective must choose which graduation requirement they intend that course to satisfy, and choose another course offering to satisfy the other requirement.
In-House Counsel externships allow students to develop a variety of lawyering skills working under the supervision of attorneys providing legal services within various business organizations. Students are exposed to a range of substantive law areas and differing types of work product. During spring 2014, placements are available at General Electric, Appliance Park, Beam, Inc., and Passport Health Plan. Descriptions of placements are posted on the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.” Prerequisites: 1L curriculum & 40 credit hours. For the Beam Externship, preference is given to students in the top 50%, and who have taken an employment law course.
Students interested in the externship at Beam, Inc., should submit to Professor Jordan a statement of interest, a completed externship pre-registration form, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript by Tuesday November 5, 2013. Students interested in the GE or Passport externships should submit to Professor Jordan a completed externship pre-registration form, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript by Wednesday November 6, 2013.
On October 29, Professors Karen Jordan, John Cross, and Tom Blackburn, along with Kristin Bourland, Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service and May 2010 graduate, presented information on the following spring 2014 externships:
Pre-Registration Permission Forms are available in the Student Life hallway outside Office 216. Detailed information regarding the Judicial, In-House Counsel, Public Interest, and Criminal Justice externships is posted on Professor Jordan's TWEN site - "Externship INFORMATION."
Application forms for the Immigration Externship are located outside Office 216. Professor Trucios-Haynes is the faculty supervisor.
Registration forms are due by November 7. Limited license applications (if applicable) are due by November 25.
SALDF is excited to be co-sponsoring the next Brandeis “Brief” Break with the Student Life Office on October 31, and is hosting a fun contest in which law students must try to match a picture of a pet to its rightful owner. Pictures of law school pets will be on display in the Mosaic Lobby on October 31, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table in the Mosaic Lobby.
From 3:30 to 4:00, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts (glazed; crullers; chocolate iced cake; cinnamon apple filled; raspberry filled; Halloween sprinkle; maple iced glazed; and pumpkin spiced cake) in the Mosaic Lobby before the big reveal. The student with the most correct answers will win $50, plus a $100 donation will be made in the winning student's name to the animal charity of the winner's choosing.
My name is TEDDY. Can you guess which law school faculty or staff member owns me? Try and guess who on October 31!
Entrepreneurship Clinic Helps College of Business Team Advance to ‘Super Bowl of Investment Competitions’Posted October 29th, 2013 by Nicholas Craddock
A team of first- and second-year MBA students from the University of Louisville’s nationally ranked Entrepreneurship MBA Program, assisted by law student and Entrepreneurship Clinic participant Nicholas Whitt, is headed to the “Super Bowl of Investment Competitions”: the 2014 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, hosted by the University of Texas’s Austin McCombs School of Business next May.
As the director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic, Mike Slaven, a Brandeis School of Law alumnus (Class of ’76) with more than 30 years experience as in-house counsel, currently oversees law students in their pursuit of providing legal services to the business school’s teams participating in business plan competitions, one of which is now vying for the title of top new venture against teams from around the world. Whitt, a 3L, through his limited practice license, has provided legal services to this team, Systemica Health, LLC, for its business plan for its product PlaqAway—a dental product designed to remove bad plaque and preserve good plaque. Systemica is coached by UofL College of Business professor Dr. Van Clouse and its members are Justin Breitenstein, Shalin Shah, and Hunter Gerlach. The winners of this competition receive money and services to apply to the start up of their business.
Whitt is just one of seven third-year law students currently enrolled in the Clinic, all of whom Slaven considers to have been outstanding performers.
“(The law students) come into the clinic with a keen desire to learn and to serve their clients,” Slaven said. “They have been prompt in responding and proactive in considering their client's business.”
Thus far, Whitt has assisted Systemica with its articles of incorporation, letters of intent, non-disclosure agreements, compliance with FDA regulations, and research on the new medical device tax under the Affordable Care Act, among other things. With Systemica’s option to license the technology for PlaqAway from the University of Louisville’s Office of Technology Transfer, Whitt said that he anticipates becoming increasingly involved as the team moves forward on converting the option agreement into a license agreement.
Donovan Potter, also enrolled in the Clinic, assisted another highly successful team of UofL MBA students with a different product called Therabracelet. Although this team did not qualify for the global competition next year, the team finished second in a competition circuit event.
One of the nation's leading legal educators and scholars, Blake Morant, Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, addressed issues of personal ethics vs. professional ethics in a Caudill-Little Lecture open to the entire Law School on Tuesday, October 8. His lecture was titled "Sir Thomas More's Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations." Read his bio
Legislative History Resources at the UofL Law Library: ProQuest Congressional and HeinOnline Historical Statutes Databases
Wednesday, October 30, 1:30-2:30 PM, Basement Lab, Law Library
Just in time for Halloween, chocolate candy will be offered to everyone who attends!
Attention Law Review Editors: Professor Metzmeier will be available for personalized research assistance following his presentation.
Researching the legislative history of a statute (or trying to finding older versions of a law) is a necessary but oftendreaded part of legal practice. If an attorney has a case that turns on a disputed passage of a state or federal law, it’s likely that he or she—or the newest law clerk in the office—is doomed to a long day amidst piles of dusty books. Or not. This session will introduce researchers to two valuable services for which the Law Library subscribes that can be used in legislative research: ProQuest Congressional, a professional data service that covers the U.S. Congress, and the state statute databases of HeinOnline, which contain session laws and old statutory codes for all the fifty states.
Our 2013 Alumni Fellow, Steve Porter, is a native Louisvillian. He received his BA from Duke University and returned to Louisville to earn his JD from the Brandeis School of Law.
The Brandeis School of Law has a strong commitment to public service. In 1992 our school was one of the first in the country to adopt public service as a graduation requirement. Although Steve graduated several years before the school adopted the public service requirement, his life work embodies its values. Even before Steve arrived at the Brandeis School of Law, he took a stand against segregation and racial discrimination. During March of 1965 Steve chose to stand up against bigotry and not let hate have the last word. During that spring Steve joined many young people at sit-ins and marches including taking part in the walk from Selma to Montgomery.
Two years later Steve welcomed Martin Luther King Jr. to the Allen Courtroom in the Brandeis School of Law. Recently he shared these civil rights stories with our students and I hope all of you can get Steve to tell them to you.
Steve continued his civil rights activities when as an attorney he defended the JCPS student assignment plan over many years. As the Director of the Crime Commission in the late 60s and early 70s Steve pushed for a public defender system, a new jail, merger of police departments, full-time prosecutors and a revised court system. Steve is also a tireless advocate for fair housing, historical preservation and neighborhood planning. He makes sure neighbors, neighborhood associations, preservation groups and environmental groups are on a level playing field with developer interests in planning and zoning matters.
Please join me in congratulating Steve on his newest honor, the 2013 Brandeis School of Law Alumni Fellow.