Student News

UofL Law ABA Arbitration Team Competes in Nationals

 

Brandeis School of Law ABA Arbitration team, Brad Johnson, Darick Crumbly, Derek Miles, and Emily Harris, competed in the ABA National Arbitration Competition on January 25, 2013.

As regional finalists in the Illinois Region ABA Arbitration Competition they were one of only ten teams, out of sixty-two teams nationwide, in the national-level competition.

They competed in front of nine arbitrators, and the written comments of one of those arbitrators best sums up their performance. He stated that the team, “did an excellent job on all aspects of [the] case.” Their coach, Professor Ariana Levinson, is most proud of the team’s professional and ethical presentation. The team received complements repeatedly from the other team members, coaches, and judges on their professionalism and courtesy. They would also like to thank their facilitator, Courtney Pawley, for all her hard work, and Mark Gray and Matt White of Gray and White Law and Grover Potts of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP for the financial support that made their trip possible.

Barbri to host Table Day & Silent Auction to raise money for UL fellowship

Barbri Table Day will be 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in the Mosaic Lobby. Come by to sign-up and lock in your price for a bar review course that is tried and true!BARBRI is widely regarded as the de facto choice of law school students based on its extensive history in bar exam preparation and its superior word-of-mouth reputation driven by positive student outcomes. We serve students across all 50 states, in all jurisdictions, with a variety of products designed to best suit bar preparation needs and law school success.If you have questions before Wednesday about Barbri, please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com.

Also, Barbri will host a silent auction for two $1,000 gift certificates for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $500 for each certificate at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 28, and will end at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 (Barbri Table Day). The bidding sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Department of Public Advocacy Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student over the summer in public service work.

Judge Looking for Two Interns for Spring Semester

The Office of Professional Development has just learned that Judge Daniel E. Moore, with the Clark County (IN) Circuit Court, is looking for two interns for the Spring semester. These internships will be unpaid, but will count toward public service credit. Interested students should contact Ms. Gelsena Smith, Chief Court Reporter at gsmith@co.clark.in.us or at 285-6309 to send resume and set up intern interview for the spring. Students assigned to this internship, should contact Jina Scinta to obtain the necessary paperwork to sign up for public service credit.

1st Brandeis "Brief" Break of the Semester - Hot Chocolate

All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Cox Lounge on Wednesday for our first Brandeis "Brief" break -- a break from computers and books and spread sheets and phones.  We’ll have a hot chocolate bar with a variety of toppings for you to create that perfect cup of hot cocoa.  

Please plan to join us anytime between 2:00 and 3:30.  I hope you can make it. 

 

Clark Co. (IN) Self-Help Center Needs Volunteer 2L and 3L Students

The Clark County Legal Self-Help Center, located within the Clark County Courthouse in Jeffersonville, IN, is seeking 2L and 3L law students to perform volunteer pro bono work during the spring semester and during the summer.

The Center is open twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Its goal is to help local residents in navigating the often confusing court system by providing preliminary information, guidance, and referrals to walk-in clients. The Center also provides a computer system to enable qualified clients to prepare and print certain court documents for filing with the court clerk's office. Most recently, volunteer lawyers of the area responded to the March 2012 tornados and the facility was positively discussed in news and magazine stories. A complete description of the project is attached.

Local attorneys staff the Center, but law students are also needed to make initial assessments of client issues and to assist the on-duty attorney in providing information about the legal process to clients. Students may also help clients in using the computer system to fill out court documents. Students are welcome and encouraged to volunteer. Hours worked at the Center will count towards the public service requirement. If interested, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up.

1L reminder: Lawyering Skills and Professionalism

First year students should remember that the first meeting of the required Lawyering Skills and Professionalism course is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29 at 12:30 in Room 175.  This course is a graduation requirement, and attendance at all three sessions is mandatory.  I look forward to seeing you all there.

Barbri Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding Begins TODAY!

The Barbri silent auction starts TODAY at 10:00 a.m. for two $1,000 gift certificates for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $500 for each certificate.  Bidding will end at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 (Barbri Table Day). The bid sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. Payment can be made by check or credit card. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer.

Additional Composite Photos from 12:30-1:00 this Wednesday

Ten additional photography appointments are available between 12:30 and 1:00 on Wednesday due to the demand for early time slots.

Give "Om" a Chance! Yoga every Monday and Wednesday at the Law School!

Research shows that yoga enhances concentration, boosts mood, aids learning & memory, develops strength & flexibility, supports relaxation, increases physical fitness & body awareness, and is fun

If you have not had an opportunity to attend a yoga class at the law school, it's not too late.  Beginning, January 28, 45-minute yoga classes will be offered every Monday and Wednesday at noon in the Washer Lounge.  The classes are free, no experience is required, and yoga mats are provided.  All you need is comfortable clothing.

Spring 2013 Hiring Season - Session 2

Students may now apply to Session 2 employers on Symplicity.  Employers are:  Fogle Keller Purdy - 3L; Waters Tyler Hofmann & Scott - 3L and Reminger Co. - 1L/2L.  The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be interviewing, but has not yet scheduled a date.