Professional Development News
Thanks to all who attended and/or contributed to making Lawlapalooza 2008 a great success. We don't have dollar totals computed yet, but last night's event may have set a new record. The winning bands were The Frank Galvin Experience (first place), 100% Legal (second place), and the law school's own Elvis Cardozo and the Attractive Nuisances (third place).
Many thanks, also, to all the students who attended. We had a great turnout. As an aside, if you're looking for a cheap, humorous Halloween costume idea, Dean Becker has a gently used pair of parachute pants for sale.
Lawlapalooza 2008, the Louisville law community's 4th annual battle of the bands, is tonight at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the first band begins at 6:30.
The Faculty Resource Center, in room 272, still has plenty of student tickets available -- just five bucks each, limit of two per student -- but they will only be available there until 12 noon today. After that, students must purchase tickets at the door (same price, same limit) and present a valid student ID card. General admission tickets are $25 at the door.
Lawlapalooza benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which provides summer fellowships for Louisville Law students to work in the areas of family law, domestive violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
Come on out for fun, fellowship and great music -- and have a laugh at Professor Smith and Deans Hall and Becker.
Are you graduating in December 2008 or May 2009? If so, the law school would like to introduce you to our Alumni.
The 2008 Fall Alumni Magazine will include photos and a little information about next year's graduating class. This information will help our alumni get to know about the great new lawyers we are graduating this year. All law students graduating in August or December 2008 or May 2009 are urged to share a little bit about themselves with our alumni.
This is the same opportunity posted in August. We received many profiles, but not everyone's, and we want the whole graduating class represented!
Don't have a photo? Please contact Beth Haendiges to set up a time for a photograph.
To participate, please click on this link: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/1963 and complete the form. (You must be logged in to access the form.)
The deadline to participate has been extended to October 1.
Student tickets for Lawlapalooza 2008 are on sale now in the Faculty Resource Center, room 272. Student tickets are five dollars ($5) each, and each student may now purchase up to two tickets at that price. Previously, students were only permitted to purchase one discounted ticket each.
Lawlapalooza directly benefits our students by funding summer fellowships in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS. So, come on out to support yourself and enjoy a fun evening of great music, Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern.
Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, will be held Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This fun-filled evening of music benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which provides summer fellowships for University of Louisville law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
General admission tickets go on sale August 1 for $20 ($25 at the door) and may be purchased online at www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza. Every purchase isn't just a ticket to a great time. It's a tax-deductible donation to the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation!
To compete, each band must have at least one member who is an attorney or law student. In previous years, bands have run the gamut of musical styles: from Irish folk, to rock and roll, to Klezmer. All interested, or even curious, bands and musicians should check out this page for detailed information and exciting new features.
For more information about Lawlapalooza Tour 2008:
The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law welcomes new Assistant Dean for Career Services and the Public Service Program Kathy Urbach. In this role, Urbach will assist students in obtaining part-time positions while in school and full-time legal employment upon graduation; she will also direct the Law School's Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. Urbach will join the law school on July 7, 2008.
Urbach is a Louisville native. She received her juris doctor from Georgia State University in 1991. She has experience in nonprofit management, legal services, and career and public service programs at law schools in Florida. Between 1998 and 2003, Urbach was at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. During her tenure there, she served as Director and Assistant Director of the Public Service and Pro Bono Programs and as Assistant Dean of Career Services. Most recently, she worked as a career counselor for Florida Coastal School of Law.
Volunteers are needed to work on a project to develop a Kentucky-specific consumer legal information handbook targeted for grandparents and other relatives raising children with disabilities. Understanding legal options and legal rights is essential for parents raising children with disabilities. Without this information many caregivers are unable to understand the options that are available to help them help the children develop their abilities and live happy and healthy lives. The handbook will include information on programs that provide financial support, health care, personal care, supportive services and education to families raising children with disabilities.
Volunteers will be assigned specific topics to research. The topics will be broken down using questions frequently asked by parents of children with disabilities, and the volunteers will be asked to develop answers and resource materials to address those questions. Volunteers will need to conduct research on the assigned topic including field research such as visits to programs and experts to gather information and materials. There is no fixed time or location for the work on this project, deadlines will be negotiated as assignments are accepted. All work with be supervised by David Godfrey, an attorney with nearly 9 years of experience in elder law. An editorial board of experts will be available for consultation. The editorial board will review all work from this project and provide feedback. The finished handbook will be widely distributed across Kentucky and will likely be used to train caregivers, attorneys and other advocates in this important area of the law.
Project completion is planned for this summer.
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On May 6, 2008, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law hosted a Kentucky Authors Forum conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. As part of the law school's Signature Partnership program, students from Louisville's Central High School were able to attend the forum along with UofL faculty, staff and students. These high school students enjoyed a rare opportunity to meet with a sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice. Following the forum, Justice Breyer took some time to talk to the Central High students and to pose for a group photo.
Through the Central Law and Government magnet program, students at Central High School have been provided a variety of enrichment activities - attending moot court competitions, attending speaker events, visiting the law school for a day of introduction to the law school, and participating in a writing competition. Such activities are hoped to "spark the interest" of students in becoming lawyers.