Student News

Fist Year Oral Argument Practice Rounds


As you are well aware, First Year Oral Arguments are right around the corner (March 28th).  We know this event can be stressful for those who have never made an argument in front of judges in a courtroom. Because of this, the Moot Court Board has set up practice times during the week leading up to the event. This is a great opportunity to get comfortable arguing in a courtroom setting in front of student judges and receive helpful feedback from those who have been through it before. 

Practice round signups will be posted outside the Moot Court Board office beginning Monday, March 9th.  The deadline to sign up is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13th

Students signing up will need to select which side they will be arguing (appellee or appellant). Students may, but are not required, to sign up with a partner arguing the opposite side. If a student finds that no time slot fits his or her schedule, please email Kevin Boswell at, and we will make attempt to make accommodations. 


Best of luck to all those preparing their briefs! 

Arbitration Moot Court Team Try Outs

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition?  The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one.  The regional will be held in November.  The finals will be held January.  More information is available at

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the form and submit it, a statement of interest, your unofficial law school transcript, and a copy of your resume to Professor Levinson (  You may also leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Interviews will be held on Saturday, March 21st, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  All materials are due on March 20th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 21st, or on March 27th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 28th. .  During your interview, you will be asked to give an opening statement (no longer than 10  minutes) on behalf of Banner Trucking from the case file of last year’s competition.

Please email Andrew Lakin at in order to receive the problem and candidacy form, and if you any other questions.

Thank You From the Student Bar Foundation

SBF would like to think it's generous sponsors for assisting with this year's auction.  Sponsors included Molly Malone's, the Student Bar Association, Professor Jamie Abrams, Dean Jennifer DiSanza, and Professor Manning Warren.  In kind sponsors included Professor Abramson, Professor Cross, Dean Duncan, Professor Fischer, Professor Giesel, Dean Hajek, Professor Marcosson, Professor Metzmeier, Professor Nowka, Professor Laura Rothstein, Professor Smith, Professor Sweeny, Ale-8-One, the Alley Theater, the Cincinnati Reds, Drake's, the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Family Centered Massage and Bodywork Therapies, Heine Brothers, Holiday World, the Indianapolis Colts, Jeff Ruby's, King's Island, the Laughing Derby at Comedy Caravan, the Louisville Bats, the Louisville City Football Club, Louisville Mega Caverns, Old Chicago, Pinot's Palette, Shine: A Wellness Center, Westlaw, Shirley Birman, Nancy Gordon, Felicia Marple, Kris Meyer, Cindy Rahill, Kathy Urbach, adn the 3L Class.

 Thank you for making this year's auction a huge success! 

Student Bar Foundation Fellowship Applications Now Available

Student Bar Foundation Fellowship applications are now available.  The Student Bar Foundation is a student-led organization providing fellowships to students pursuing law-related public interest internships.  Applications are due March 27th by 1:00 p.m.  Please contact Emily DeVuono at if you have any questions.

International Law Society Study Abroad and Members Meeting

Please join the members and officers of ILS March 11th from 12:00-12:40 p.m. in Room 171 for information about studying abroad this summer.  We will also discuss some of the upcoming dates for our organization which will include: "Kiss a 3L Goodbye", Happiest Hour, and much more!  Lunch will be provided -it will not be pizza; bring your own beverage.  Hope to see you there.  

Student Travel Funds Available for Conferences

Dean Duncan has allocated a small amount of money to further student participation in conferences and educational opportunities. The Office of Professional Development is overseeing this money and has formed a committee with the SBA to allocate the funds. If you would like to request partial funding for a conference, the application is attached. In the past, there have been opportunities for students to attend conferences in areas such as education law and health law.

The funds will be distributed throughout the year on a rolling basis. Funding will be based on a number of factors including need and the value of the opportunity to the student's career path. Students are encouraged to explore conference opportunities and consult with professors.

Diversity Table Talk - Thursday, March 12 - 12:00 - 1:15, Cox Lounge

On Thursday, March 12, from 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Cox Lounge, join us for a diversity program where students will have the opportunity to speak with panelists about various topics of interest.

Students will move from table to table and listen to diverse attorneys share their stories and discuss career topics and workplace issues relevant to minority students, women, LGBTQ students, and non-traditional students. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to come learn more about diversity in the workplace.

Panelists will include:

Junis Baldon - Frost Brown Todd
Khalid Kahloon - Kahloon Pasic & Lewis
Michelle Browning Coughlin, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

Lunch will be provided by Sol Aztecas Mexican Grill and Cantina.

Co-sponsored by BLSA, Lambda, MLSA and the Office of Professional Development


TODAY! Property Careers Panel - 4:15-5:45 -- Room 275

What is it like to practice property law? What are some of the areas in which property law is practiced? What courses should students take to be prepared for these areas?

This session introduces law students to some of the particularly interesting areas in which property law is applied and provides information about courses to take and offerings available in 2015-2016.

Perspectives from three notable property experts will give insight and guidance about what it is like to practice in certain areas and how to best position oneself for practice in this area. Bios of the panelists are attached.

Panelists will include:

Prof. Tony Arnold - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Fred Joseph - Stites & Harbison, Of Counsel
Stephen Tullis Porter - Attorney at Law, Steve Porter Realtors

First-year students are required to attend, but this is open to all students.

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Professional Development

Judicial Summer Internships in Frankfort Available

Judges Wingate and Shepherd with the Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort are hiring for unpaid summer internships. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 12. Go to the Job Posting section on Symplicity to learn more. These positions are eligible for funding through the Greenebaum Public Service Fellowships. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

The National Sport and Entertainment Law Society is Re-Starting at Brandeis

The Brandeis chapter of the NSELS is being revived.  If you have any interest in athletics, entertainment or both please attend the informational meeting on March 12, 2015 at 4:00pm in Room TBD to learn about future speakers and events.  Come see what career opportunities are available in the sports/entertainment fields, and how you can prepare for them in law school.


Please direct questions or inquiries to:

Ryan Russell-

Daniel Wenig-​