Student News

WLC T-Shirt Sales

New Spring shirt orders will be taken in the lobby today from 11:15-1:00.

Gray and black t-shirts (in medium and large) are also available for purchase on a first come first serve basis. 

 Cost: $12 with part of the proceeds going to charity.


T-Shirt sales will continue through Feb. 24. 

Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson to Speak at Graduation

I am pleased that Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson has accepted our invitation to address the class of 2012 at this spring's commencement ceremony. Very truly yours, Jim Chen

Student of the Month Award

The Student Bar Association is proud to announce that the recipient of the Student of the Month Award for January 2012 is Amanda Warford!

Amanda is a published member and the Senior Articles Editor of the University of Louisville Law Review, Volume 50. Throughout her time in law school, she has been a participant in the Street Law Partnership with Central High School, a research assistant for Professor Judith Fischer, and a member of many student organizations. Amanda is a recipient of the Bench & Bar Fund Scholarship, as well as of the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl Warns, Jr. Scholarship. Last summer, she participated in a panel for the 28th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. Labor & Employment Law Institute entitled "Objection! Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation." Her legal experience includes working as a legal intern for Thomas M. Jones, an attorney in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and as a law clerk for Bishop & Associates, P.S.C. She has also worked as a summer associate for Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. After graduation, Amanda will be clerking for Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. in Owensboro, Kentucky. She will then return to Louisville, where she has accepted a position with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP.


The Student Bar Association congratulates Amanda for her accomplishments and contributions to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.

Mardi Gras Party for Students, Faculty, and Staff on Tuesday!

The food will be Cajun
The music will flow
Come wearing your beads –
It’s Mardi Gras don’t ya know!

Please join us!  Mosaic Lobby, Tuesday February 21, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Journals Info Session - TODAY

Interested in Journals at the Brandeis School of Law?  Learn how to get involved and participate in journal activities and membership.  Come to an information session today at 12:10 p.m., in Room 175.  Representives from the University of Louisville Law Review, the Journal of Law and Education, and the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law, will provide information on journal opportunities and benefits. 

Papa John's pizza will be served.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office seeking Summer 2012 Unpaid Interns

The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General is accepting applications for unpaid law student internships for the summer of 2012.  Internships are available in the following divisions and offices:  Office of Rate Intervention (utility cases), Civil Litigation, Administrative Hearings, Opinions, Consumer Protection, Victim’s Advocacy, Prosecutors Advisory Council, Criminal Appeals, and Special Prosecutions.

Work stations for all divisions and offices are in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Interested law students should submit resumes to Sean Riley, Civil Director, by e-mail at on or before February 24th.  We cannot guarantee assignment to a particular division or office, but the students should indicate at least two divisions of interest.

Congratulations to our BarBri Silent Auction Winners!!

Congratulations to the winners of the BarBri Silent Auction.  Brandi Melvin and Nancy Vinsel will each receive a $1,500 certificate good towards the BarBri Bar Review Course.  The proceeds of the silent auction will be used to fund the BarBri Fellowship at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy for the summer of 2012.  We especially want to thank BarBri for their generous donation of these certificates.  Without them, this fellowship would not be possible.

May 2012 Graduates

If you are planning to graduate May 2012 and have not applied for your degree, please contact Barbara Thompson ( in Student Records (Rm. 217) immediately.

1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

As a fundraiser for the Central Partnership Program, Central Fellow Courtney Pawley will be binding appellate briefs for 1Ls from March 2-4. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Resource Center beginning Monday February 20 if you would like to have all three briefs bound for the low cost of $10.60. When you sign-up on the sheet you will receive red or blue paper for the covers of your briefs.


BLS professors will have more details next week to give to interested students. 


Bar Bri Silent Auction Ends at 12:30 p.m. TODAY!

This is a reminder that the Bar Bri silent auction for two $1,500 certificates going towards the Bar Bri Bar Review Course will end TODAY at 12:30 p.m.  Bid sheets are posted in the student lobby area.  The winners will be announced at the Bar Bri table in the Mosaic Lobby as soon as they have been determined.  If you are not available to place your last minute bid, you can send a friend as a proxy.  Good luck!