Student News

Football Tickets Remain for Fall Season

There are 6 remaining Football Only tickets for next year's season.  Each law student is entitled to 2 tickets and they are available on a first come, first serve basis.  The price of each ticket is $72.  Email Kristie Wetterer (kristie.wetterer@gmail.com) if you would like any of the remaining tickets.

SBA Elections - Vote Today

SBA Election Polls are officially open.  Voting began this morning at 8:00 AM and will continue through tomorrow (Thursday, March 29th) at 5:00 PM.  To vote, log onto TWEN and you will be enrolled in a class entitled either "1L Students - SBA Voting", "2L Students - SBA Voting", or "3L/4L Students - SBA Voting".  Click on the link to that class, and then click on the "Customized Polling" link in the menu on the left.  There will then be a link to the ballot.  If you have any questions, please email Kristie Wetterer (kristie.wetterer@gmail.com) or Katie Bennett (katiebennett87@gmail.com).  Thanks for voting and good luck to all of the candidates!

 

Candidates:  Be sure to turn in your expenditure form by Noon tomorrow (Thursday, March 29th) to Kristie Wetterer - either in person or in her mailbox.  

15th Annual Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction

The annual Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction is this Thursday, March 29th. This year’s Auction will be held in the Bluegrass Room at The Brown Hotel, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the Silent Auction and 7:00 p.m. with the Live Auction. 

 

The Student Bar Foundation at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law is the only student-led and student-run organization that provides fellowships for law students who pursue low-paying or unpaid law-related public interest work. Proceeds from our Annual Charity Auction provide fellowships for these students to provide legal services to the poor or indigent, support public education, the judiciary, and citizens’ access to justice.


Past fellowships allowed students to work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, the Department of Public Advocacy, Legal Aid, KY Refugee Ministries, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, the Kentucky Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, the National Juvenile Justice Network, the Center for Women and Families, and international service-learning programs in Rwanda and Belize. Last year, the Annual Charity Auction raised $12,000 and provided ten fellowships for students to perform public interest work in Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  

 We look forward to seeing you there!

In-House Counsel Panel Hosted by the Newly Formed Business Law Society

The newly formed Business Law Society is holding it's inagural event this Monday, April 2nd, from 11:30 to 1:00pm. An impressive panel has been invited to discuss business law, the role of the corporate lawyer, what makes a business lawyer tick, what clients are looking for, how to get into this area of law, and so on.


Panelists:
Matthew Hamel (Executive VP and General Counsel at Brown Forman)
Raymond Burse (Vice President and General Counsel at GE)
John Rippy (Senior VP at Republic Bank
Jeffry Gordon (General Counsel at Sun Tan City)
Shawn Bailey (VP at Churchill Downs Incorporatated)


Lunch will be served, and prospective members will also receive information on becoming involved with the Business Law Society. The event's facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/107716289359925/ <https://www.facebook.com/events/107716289359925/>

Legal History Added to Fall Schedule

Students:

 

I am pleased to announce that Prof. Mackey from the History Department is now available to teach Legal History on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:35-8:00 p.m.  The exam will be December 11th at 6 p.m.  This class is a perspectives class and will have a cap of 25.

 

Dean Duncan

JLE Informational Table

The Journal of Law and Education will be having an informational table day on Wednesday, March 28th. Applications for those students who are interested in applying to the journal will be available. If you are unable to make it to the table, more applications will be placed outside of the JLE office (Room 243) for you to pick up. Please stop by to learn more about the Journal of Law and Education and pick up an application. Applications will be due by Friday, April 13th.

2012 Brandeis School of Law Convocation

2012 Brandeis School of Law Convocation


The University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law 2012 convocation ceremony will be held

Saturday, May 12, 2012,
5:00 p.m.
The Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway).


All May 2012, August 2012 and December 2012 graduates are welcome to participate in the ceremony. August 2011 and December 2011 graduates may also participate.  

If you are planning to attend the May 2012 School of Law Convocation, you must order your apparel by midnight, Saturday, March 31.

If you have any questions about ordering your graduation attire, please contact either Barbara Thompson or Rita Siegwald.


Graduation Apparel

Place your order for graduation apparel with Herff Jones.

The deadline to order your graduation apparel is Saturday, March 31, 2012 at midnight. You must know your school/college, the correct name of your degree and major, and all sizes to fit the robe. Style, colors and trim are determined by the University of Louisville according to standards for academic apparel. Your tassel color (and hood- if master or doctorate) is determined by the degree you will be awarded. A complete list of degree names and colors is provided from the left menu Degree Tassel and Hood Trim Color.

After submitting your order, you will receive a confirmation message with your order number. Your confirmation number is your proof of purchase, so please have the number available when picking up your apparel. The Red Barn distribution staff will have a complete list of orders.
You must use a valid debit or credit card to place your order for apparel.

J.D. Custom Rental (Tam, Gown, Tassel, and Hood) is $87.90 + tax

Here is additional information on apparel ordering.


Graduation Announcements


Brandeis School of Law has coordinated with the Balfour Company to create a customized law school graduation announcement. The University of Louisville's seal will be gold engraved on the front of the announcement with your name and degree printed inside (see sample text).  The price list is available on the Balfour web site. You may order your announcements by visiting the Balfour Web site and select Find Your School to see the available graduation announcement packages, or contacting Balfour at 800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687).

Law school graduation announcements are available only through Balfour. They cannot be ordered through the University of Louisville or the Brandeis School of Law. 


Guest Lodging for 2012 Law School Convocation

Brandeis School of Law has made arrangements with the Brown Hotel to supply hotel rooms for your guests staying in Louisville for Law School convocation. Rooms are $139 per night plus tax for deluxe guestrooms from May 11-13, 2012. Please refer to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law when making reservations.  

Be sure to pass this information along to any family or friends you have visiting from out of town.

Congrats Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Team

Congratulations to Nathan Fort, Taylor Gerlach and Victoria O'Grady for representing the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in the Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Competition in New York City last weekend.  The team admirably represented the law school, and though they did not advance to the quarterfinals, the competition's judges complimented the team on their excellent preparation and thorough knowledge of the law relating to the competition's case.  A special thank you to all the faculty, staff, and local practitioners who helped make the team's competition a great success.

New Externship with the Department of Public Advocacy

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a public defender externship with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in Summer and Fall 2012. Externs will be placed in either the appeals division, in the office in Frankfort, or the trial division, in the offices in LaGrange or Shepherdsville. The externship requires a student limited practice license. Externs in the appeals unit may be involved in reviewing trial records, identifying issues for appeal, researching and writing briefs, and attending oral arguments. Externs in the trial unit may be involved in performing preliminary hearings, probation revocations, and juvenile trials and bench trials in district court. If you are interested, please contact Professor Jordan as soon as possible. Interviews with a DPA representative may be scheduled for Tuesday April 3, 2012.

In-House Counsel Panel hosted by the newly formed Business Law Society

The newly formed Business Law Society is holding it's inagural event this Monday, April 2nd, from 11:30 to 1:00pm. An impressive panel has been invited to discuss business law, the role of the corporate lawyer, what makes a business lawyer tick, what clients are looking for, how to get into this area of law, and so on.
 
Panelists:
• Matthew Hamel (Executive VP and General Counsel at Brown Forman)
• Raymond Burse (Vice President and General Counsel at GE)
• John Rippy (Senior VP at Republic Bank)
• Jeffry Gordon (General Counsel at Sun Tan City)
• Shawn Bailey (VP at Churchill Downs Incorporatated)

Lunch will be served, and prospective members will also receive information on becoming involved with the Business Law Society. The event's facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/107716289359925/