On the last day of class, Jessica Holmer, 1L Section 2 Rep, and her Torts II classmates surprised Professor Jamie Abrams with a tribute to her favorite celebrity crush. Upon walking in and noticing that all of her students, except for this guy, were wearing t-shirts emblazoned with Matt Damon's image, she gleefully remarked, "You all look so dreamy!"
If you are planning to take a make-up exam this spring semester, please submit a request to take a make-up exam form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m., Monday, Aprill 22.
The Brandeis School of Law Moot Court Board is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year.
MCB plans and manages external and internal moot court, mock trial, and professional skills competitions at the Brandeis School of Law. MCB members organize and administer the Pirtle-Washer Competition, First-Year BLS Oral Arguments, First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition, and any moot court competitions the Brandeis School of Law hosts during the year. In addition, each MCB member acts as a facilitator for a moot court team or competition.
Any interested persons should submit their completed application, resume, and Waiver and Release form by Monday, April 22nd at 5pm. Please see the attached application for more information. Note that the completed Waiver and Release should be submitted to the folder on the MCB door, or electronically (waiver must be signed, scanned, and e-mailed).
Interviews will be conducted Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th. Decisions will be released no later than June 1st.
For any further questions or information, please contact any of the Executive Board members: Lacey Gullett, Mia Walters, Kaitlyn Jones, Jamie Hafley, or Lindsey Howard.
Come out and join 50-75 other young professionals for the fourth installment of the Legal Committee's Legal Series, featuring Steve Trager. Trager, a former attorney, has been the CEO and President of Republic Bank & Trust Company since 1998, as well as one of the most prominent business leaders and philanthopists in Louisville. Come out to meet Mr. Trager and hear about his experiences as a young lawyer, as well as the tough and important decisions and experiences he has had along the way as a young professional in order to follow a new career path and quickly rise through the ranks to his current position as the CEO and President of one of the largest locally-owned community banks in Kentucky.Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available. This will be a fun, informative and inspirational event designed not just for young attorneys, but for all young professionals.
YPAL Members: free
Non YPAL Members: $15.00The event is at the Stites & Harbison Conference Center in the Aegon Building, 400 West Market Street on the 20th Floor from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Public Service Office has been informed that Jefferson County District Court Judge, Stephanie Burke, is accepting students for her Summer Internship Program. She is hoping to place at least ten students. Currently, there are seven slots available. These are unpaid internships; however, hours worked will count toward your public service requirement. If you are considering applying for a judicial clerkship after graduation, this would be an excellent opportunity for you.
Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the appropriate public service forms.
Exam4 for Spring 2013 final exams is now available to download and install. Students wishing to use their computers for finals must complete and submit a practice test (choose "S13 Practice exam" during start-up) using Exam4 version 12.2A for Windows or 13.1.1 for Mac (all previous versions have expired) no later than 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 19, 2013.
New This Semester:
- Exam4 now supports Windows 8.
- You may now submit Exam4 practice tests with off-campus Internet access.
- The IT Department is introducing a new practice test confirmation process.
- Open Laptop mode is available for exams in Civil Procedure I (Abramson), Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes) and Law and Economics (Smith).
NOTE: The new practice test confirmation app automatically appends "@cardmail.louisville.edu" to whatever one types in the Exam Number field, which is why using one's ULink user name is absolutely critical. The image below illustrates why using something other than one's ULink user name, such as random numbers or a student ID number, will NOT generate a confirmation message: because those aren't valid e-mail addresses. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever use your student ID number to identify yourself in Exam4 -- not for a practice, not for a real exam, not ever, no exceptions, period. We have never asked for student ID numbers and never will.
For complete information, see Exam4 Essentials for Spring 2013.
Good Luck on Your Finals!!!
Enjoy lunch and home-baked desserts from your professors today (April 17) from 11:45 to 12:45 in the Mosaic Lobby. Lunch is being catered by Fazoli's and will include penne pasta with marinara sauce, spaghetti with meat sauce, fettucine alfredo, ravioli with meat sauce, ravioli with marinara sauce, salad, and breadsticks.
Students will also have another opportunity to sign our huge thank you banner to show those who have supported you that you appreciate their contributions. The banner will be displayed on the first floor of the law school in front of the IT offices.
Wednesday, April 17, from 11:45 - 12:45
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law proudly announces our 2013 Brandeis Medal recipient, Justice John Paul Stevens. The medal will be presented at a dinner on April 18, 2013.
The life work of Justice Stevens is very much in keeping with the values of Justice Brandeis.
His service on the Court and his commitment to civility and a balanced
approach to issues are values and qualities that Justice Brandeis would
have applauded. He shares with Justice Brandeis an interest in antitrust
law, free speech, search and seizure, and the role of state
governments. His commitment to public service has been honored at many
law schools through Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest
Justice Stevens traces his seat on the Court directly to Justice Brandeis. When Justice Brandeis left the Court, he was replaced by Justice William O. Douglas, and when Justice Douglas retired, Justice Stevens was appointed to that position. Justice Elena Kagan was appointed to replace Justice Stevens. In his 2011 book, Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir, Justice Stevens describes the history of the Court by reflecting on the five Chief Justices of the Supreme Court with whom he served during his service from 1975 to 2010.
The Brandeis Medal is awarded to individuals whose lives reflect Justice Brandeis’ commitment to the ideals of public service. Previous recipients include Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Harry A. Blackmun, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen G. Breyer; Judges A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. and Abner J. Mikva; New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau; Professors Archibald Cox, Jr.; Professors Samuel Dash and Charles J. Ogletree; civil rights attorney Morris Dees, Jr.; Senator Howard H. Baker; Congressman John Lewis; Brandeis biographer Melvin Urofsky, and legal journalist Linda Greenhouse.
The 2013 Brandeis Medal Presentation and Dinner is made possible through funds provided by the Wilson W. and Anne D. Wyatt Distinguished Speakers Endowment.