Student News

Setting Up Your Own Law Practice - Thursday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Louisville Bar Association

If you are thinking of starting a solo practice, you won't want to miss this opportunity.  Topics covered will begin with the basics from making sure you have the appropriate business structure, to IOLTA rules and referral fees and much in between.  This is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at the LBA on Thursday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  The LBA is located downtown at 600 W. Main Street, Suite 110.  Law students may attend at the discounted rate of only $12.00.  If you would like to have lunch, it is an extra $7, but you are welcome to bring your own.  Register today at:  https://www.loubar.org

Mandatory 1L Registration Advising Program

The required 1L Registration Advising Program is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 12:30 in Room 275.  Professor Les Abramson; Dean Kimberly Ballard; and Dean Susan Duncan will tell you everything you need to know for creating a schedule of courses and registering.  The program begins promptly at 12:30; attendance will be taken.  Students should plan to eat lunch before the program begins.  See you there! 

KAPLAN Bar Review Courses

Bidding is available on three certificates to be used towards three individual Kaplan Bar Review courses. Certificates available for bids are as follows:


* A Kaplan MBE Final Review Course (Valued at $499 Until April 1)
*A Kaplan MBE Combination Course (Valued at $999 Until April 1)
*A Kaplan Complete Bar Review Certificate (Valued at $1500 Until April 1)


Bid sheets are outside of the Office of Professional Development Offices in the Student Lobby area. Bidding will run until 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 22. The winning bidders of each certificate will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on March 22 in the Student Lobby area.

Credit cards and checks will be accepted and payment is due by March 29, 2012. Proceeds of the silent auction will go to assist students who will be doing internships at governmental or non-profit agencies during the summer of 2012.


Place your bids TODAY!  Good luck!!

Arbitration Moot Court Team

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition? The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one. The regionals will be held in November. The finals will be held January. More information is available at http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/arbitration/home.html.

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form and submit it, a statement of interest (no more than one page, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, 1” margins) and a copy of your résumé to Professor Levinson (a.levinson@louisville.edu). You may also leave these materials in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 23. During your interview, you will be asked to give a closing statement (no longer than 10 minutes) on behalf of the Port Adair Sports Authority from the case file of last year’s competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you have any questions, please email Brad Johnson at cbjohn09@louisville.edu

SBA Final Candidate Interest Meetings Today

Any students interested in running for an SBA position for next year's council must attend one of the candidate interest meetings today (Wednesday, March 21st) at 12:00pm or 5:00pm in the SBA office - Room 245.  If you are unable to attend one of the meetings but are still interested in running for a position, you must email Kristie Wetterer (kmwett01@louisville.edu) by 5:00pm today.  Please see the attached document for the Election Rules. 

Everything You Need to Know About Federal Judicial Clerkships!

Have you been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship?  Do you want to know what a federal judicial clerkship is about?  If you are a 2L, you won't want to miss this information session.  On Thursday, March 22 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session on everything you will need to know about how to apply for federal judcial clerkships on OSCAR, the documents required to upload with your application, and upcoming deadlines.  We will have a panel of past, present and future students who have received federal judicial clerkships.  They will provide valuable insight on their experiences through this process. Although this is geared toward 2L students, 1L students are certainly welcome to attend. 

If you have given any thought to applying for these clerkships, please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend. 

MCB Congrats!

Louisville recently performed well at the The Energy and Sustainability National Moot Court Competition. Louisville was represented by Lize Goykhberg, Jacob Giesecke, and Tyler Fleck who returned from Morgantown, WV as semi-finalists. After the 4 preliminary rounds, Louisville was the last team selected to advance to the Quarterfinals. Putting together a strong performance, Louisville advanced to the semi-finals to argue against the number 1 seed. This was Louisville's first year to compete in the competition. The University of Kentucky was last year's winner of the competition, but finished 5th this year, being edged out by Louisville.

MCB Good Luck!

On Wednesday, March 21, National Trial Team members Thomas Stevens (3L) and Samantha Constantine (2L) will travel to Austin, Texas to represent the Law School in the 37th Annual National Trial Competition hosted by the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Samantha and Thomas earned the invitation to compete at the National Competition after winning the Region 7 competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Samantha and Thomas will compete against law schools from 13 other regions across the country, including Yale Law School, St. John’s University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Wake Forest University, Washington University, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and Loyola Law School.  Good luck at Nationals!

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to Brandon K. Johnson and Eric Johnson who represented the University of Louisville this past weekend in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Patent Law Moot Court Competition in Houston, TX. Although Brandon and Eric did not advance to the next round, they received a lot of positive feedback from the judges.  They were praised for having well-structured arguments, being prepared to answer difficult questions, and also handling adverse facts well, without having to concede main points. Additionally,  Brandon and Eric forced the other team to concede main points of their argument and the judges were impressed with the way the team addressed several points on rebuttal that were brought up by the judges during the other side's argument.  Congratulations again to Brandon and Eric for representing our school so well in Houston.

Thursday March 22 Registration Advising Program for 1L Students

The required 1L Registration Advising Program is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 12:30 in Room 275.  Professor Les Abramson; Dean Kimberly Ballard; and Dean Susan Duncan will tell you everything you need to know for creating a schedule of courses and registering!  The program begins promptly at 12:30; attendance will be taken.  Students should plan to eat lunch before the program begins.  See you there!