Student News

Forum for Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney candidates at LBA on May 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

The Young Lawyers Section of the Louisville Bar Association will be hosting a forum on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 4:30pm for the candidates running for Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney. The forum will be held at the Louisville Bar Center, and a dessert reception will follow. This event is open to the public.  It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates and to network with the candidates and other attorneys.

2012 Brandeis School of Law Curriculum Guide

Students and Faculty

Now posted is the University Of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law

Curriculum Guide


This guide will assist you in identifying both foundational and advanced courses
for various subject matters. In addition, the guide showcases our outstanding faculty
members and the cutting edge work they are doing.

I hope you find the guide useful as you plan your law studies and future careers.

Dean Duncan

Moot Court Board Application Revision

All students interested in applying for the Moot Court Board should submit their completed Waiver and Consent Form to the envelope located on the Moot Court Board door (near the Career Services offices) OR electronically to  If you are submitting the form electronically, please submit a copy with a valid signature.

If you have any questions or are unable to submit the form using either method please contact Paige Hamby at  The Moot Court Board apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.

Louisville Law T-Shirts

To those that have order Louisville Law t-shirts - they're now available at the Resource Center. They can be picked up until 3:00 on Thursday, May 3 or until 12:00 on Friday, May 4th.

Law Review Grade Release Forms

All students planning on applying for membership on the University of Louisville Law Review must turn in their completed and signed grade release form by placing it in the manila envelope marked “Release Forms” located outside the Law Review office (Room 238). Do not submit your forms to Ms. Thompson directly. Please remember that all applicants, whether submitting their application physically or electronically, must submit a physical copy of the release form by the May 14 deadline.

Lost and Found Update

Claim your items before you leave for the summer!  See attachment.

Law Resource Center Hours Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4

The Law Resource Center will be open 8am - 3pm, Thursday, May 3 and 8am - noon, Friday, May 4.  Please purchase bluebooks or return locks during these hours only.

Externship Opportunity Available

The Sun Tan City General Counsel externship will address a wide variety of legal issues relative to business transactions, franchise agreements and negotiations. This externship is open to students who: a) have completed 30 credit hours, and b) are in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in business. To earn 2 academic credit hours, students must devote 16 hours per week for 7 weeks. To earn 3 academic credit hours, students must devote 24 hours per week for 7 weeks. Student will also complete tasks as required by the faculty supervisor.  Interested students should send a resume and 1 page letter of interest to Professor Smith by Sunday, May 6th by 11:59 p.m.

Congratulations to Josh Hartsell!

Josh Harstell just received the word that he's been selected as a Boren Fellow.  This selection is truly an honor.  The Boren program is a highly selective academic program sponsored by the federal government.  Under his Boren award, Josh will be able to study law in Korea, and then return to UofL to complete his degree.

Join me in congratulating Josh on this achievement!


Moot Court Board Now Accepting Applications for 2012-2013 Board

The Brandeis School of Law Moot Court Board is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 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.  Each member is expected to fully participate in planning and carrying out all MCB events.

Any interested persons should submit their completed application, resume, and Waiver and Release form by May 9th at 9:00 p.m.  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.

For any further questions or information, please contact any of the Executive Board members: Paige Hamby, Courtney Pawley, Ashley Haile, Pete Lay, or Luke Markushewski.