Student News

Panel Will Speak on Careers in Property

Four distinguished local attorneys who practice in the property law area will be panelists on careers in property on Friday, March 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 275. Pizza will be provided.  The attorneys will discuss what it is like to practice in an array of real estate and property areas involving real estate transactions ranging from complex projects, such as Fourth Street Live and Liberty Green, to neighborhood and historic preservation issues to traditional transactions involving residential and commercial real estate. The attorneys are Fred Joseph (Stites & Harbison, a transactional lawyer focusing all aspects of real estate law including complex real estate transactions), Stephen Porter (known for his work on neighborhood preservation), Sharon Hardy (Weber & Rose, whose practice includes complex commercial real estate transactions), and Anne Scholtz (Borders & Borders, PLC, whose work focuses on real estate closings and other property law issues, estate planning and probate matters, and business formations and transactions). The speakers will discuss not only their work, but how they chose the career path and how new lawyers can chart their course.  A summary of the speakers' bios is attached.

Brandeis "Brief" Break in the oval on Thursday

Start practicing your wrist flick for the Frisbee Toss in the oval! 

Enjoy some fun in the sun on Thursday with a friendly "frisbee toss" tournament (think balloon toss, but with frisbees).  You can pair up with a classmate, professor, or staff member.  The students on the winning team will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble Bookstore gift card and a $15 Subway gift card.  A student paired with a faculty or staff member will win double the prizes!  

Meet in the oval at 3:45!  UofL Law frisbees will be distributed to students who participate and students who cheer on classmates.  Ask your favorite professor or administrator to participate in the fun!  The following professors and administrators are looking for partners:  Ms. Ballenger, Dean Hamilton, Dean Urbach, Ms. Thompson, Professor Roberts, and Ms. Wimberg.  If you don't see a professor listed, ask them to be your partner!

You can sign up in the Mosaic Lobby.  There is no limit to the number of teams.  Anyone can play!

We'll also send off the UofL Law softball team (Louisville Law b90) to compete in the 29th annual University of Virginia National Law School Softball Invitational Tournament.  This will be the second team UofL Law has sent to represent the school.  The team departs on March 30 for the competition.

Come join us! 

Congrats Wagner Moot Court Team

Amber Gratz, Denise Hall, and Leah Smith came in 5th of 46 teams after three preliminary rounds at the 36th Annual Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition. They advanced to the Octo-final rounds, and law school folklore is that we have been attending this competition for 36 years and only once before advanced.

SBA Elections - Voting Process

The voting for the 2012-2013 SBA Elections will be conducted via TWEN.  Voting opens on Wednesday, March 28th at 8:00am and closes Thursday, March 29th at 5:00pm.  Each student will be added to the necessary class on TWEN.  All you will have to do is click on the class and then on the "Customized Polling" option on the left side of the page.  This will take you directly to the ballot.  If you have any problems voting or have any questions, please email the TWEN Administrators on the page: Katie Bennett (katiebennett87@gmail.com) or Kristie Wetterer (kristie.wetterer@gmail.com).

Below is the Unofficial Ballot:

President: Jacob Giesecke

Vice President: Colten Biro and J. Brandon Johnson

Secretary: James Hafley and Ronald Morton

Treasurer: Paul Bradford

Social Chair: Christy Ferko and Josh Waldrop

Career Services Chari: Dani Smith

Public Service Chari: Tara Skaggs

Public Relations Chair: Greg Finch and Jessica Williamson

ABA Representative: Derek Miles

Fundraising Chair: Erica Wood

Technology Chair: No candidates

SGA Representatives (2): Shawn Spalding

Third Year Class Representatives (2): Erin Kimla

Second Year Class Representatives (2): Billy Avery and Gayle Johnson

Honor Council - Third Year Representatives (3 Elected, 2 Alternates): Paul Bradford and Shawn Spalding

Honor Council - Second Year Representatives (2 Elected, 1 Alternate): Billy Avery, Gayle Johnson, Kaitlyn Jones, Tara Skaggs, Jessica Williamson, and Erica Wood

 

Congrats National Client Counseling Competition Team

Please join the MCB in congratulating Sarah Potter and Brittany McKenna on their performance at the National Client Counseling Competition in Durham, NC.  As always, they represented the law school with tremendous poise and professionalism.  The duo was touted by one judge as being among the strongest competitors throughout the competition.  Although they did not win the national competition, Brittany and Sarah placed in the top twelve teams of the 137 that competed. Well done on an excellent year!

MCB Good Luck!

Good Luck to Nathan Batey and Cassie Kennedy as they travel to Buffalo, New York this weekend to compete in the Wechsler Criminal Law Competition!  We know you'll do a great job!

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Thursday!

Start practicing your wrist flick for the Frisbee Toss in the oval! 

Enjoy some fun in the sun on Thursday with a friendly "frisbee toss" tournament.  You can pair up with a classmate, professor, or staff member.  The students on the winning team will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble Bookstore gift card and a $15 Subway gift card.  A student paired with a faculty or staff member will win double the prizes!  

Meet in the oval at 3:45!  UofL Law frisbees will be distributed to students who participate and students who cheer on classmates.  Ask your favorite professor or administrator to participate in the fun!

You can sign up in the Mosaic Lobby.  There is no limit to the number of teams.  Anyone can play!

We'll also send off the UofL Law softball team to compete in the 29th annual University of Virginia National Law School Softball Invitational Tournament.  This will be the second team UofL Law has sent to represent the school.  The team departs on March 30 for the competition. Autographs will be available.

The tournament is hosted every spring by the North Grounds Softball League. More than 115 teams from over 50 different law schools compete annually.  As in past years, the majority of the proceeds generated from the tournament will be donated to the Children, Youth and Family Services, Inc. of Charlottesville (CYFS). 

Come join us! 


 

August 2012 and December 2012 Graduates

August 2012 and December 2012 graduates, please contact Barbara Thompson (barbara.thompson@louisville.edu) in Student Records concerning your graduation date, registration and the May 2012 School of Law Convocation.

REMINDER:  Deadline to order graduation apparel for the School of Law Convocation is midnight, Saturday, March 31.

http://louisville.edu/commencement/caps-and-gowns/student-orders.html

 

 

Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth : A Film Screening  

Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth : A Film Screening 



April 10, 2012, Noon – 1:30pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, room 275

Sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee, Latin American and Latino Studies (College of Arts & Sciences), Hispanic Latino Coalition of Louisville, UofL DREAMERs Chapter

The film, Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth,  illuminates some of the insurmountable struggles that undocumented children and their families face living in the United States. An estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school every year  in the United States with little or no opportunity for higher education or ever garnering gainful employment. The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors)addresses the situation of students who came to the U.S. with their parents as young children and who were constitutionally guaranteed a free elementary and secondary education, only to graduate from high school and become unlawfully present when they turn 18 years old.

Free, light lunch available at 11:30am.

Open to all.

Kentucky Bar Study Scholarship

The Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association will award a $500 bar study award to a graduating University of Louisville Law School student based on the following criteria:  The $500 award shall be granted to a graduating 3L or 4L who:

(1) has made a significant contribution to his/her law school community (with preference for participation in student organizations such as the Student Bar Association);

(2) has a demonstrated need for financial assistance;

(3) intends to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  

The award shall be used for expenses associated with taking the Kentucky Bar Exam in July 2012.  Individuals wishing to apply for the award should submit a one-page letter detailing why he/she should receive the award along with a resume to Dean Cross by April 20th.  The determination will be made in the sole discretion of the Executive Committee of Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association.