University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law proudly salutes the 2012 Louisville Bar Association Award Recipients
Join us in congratulating these outstanding Louisville legal professionals.
Hon. Lisabeth Hughes Abramson (L'80)
Judge of the Year
This award is presented to a member of the bench who has shown judicial integrity and professionalism. A nominee for this award has contributed to the community by volunteering in civic organizations to help promote the image of the legal profession and has established a reputation for integrity, scholarship and professionalism.
Thomas M. Williams
Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award
This award is the highest recognition bestowed upon an LBA member for outstanding participation and partnership within the legal community. An individual deserving of this award has made a significant impact in the Louisville community through professional or volunteer efforts and exemplifies what it means to be a lawyer.
Hon. A. C. McKay Chauvin
Patrick W. Michael (L'87)
Distinguished Service Award
This award is given to an LBA member who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to advancing the practice of law or improving the image of the legal profession through exceptional volunteer efforts.
Margaret E. Keane (L'82)
Judge Benjamin F. Shobe Civility & Professionalism Award
Individuals receiving this award have consistently demonstrated adherence to the highest standards of civility, honesty and courtesy in their dealings with clients, opposing parties and counsel, the courts and the general public. They have shown sustained excellence through leadership in the profession.
University of Louisville Law Clinic, Shelley M. Santry, Director
Paul G. Tobin Pro Bono Service Award
This award recognizes the work of LBA members who have unselfishly given time to improve the quality of society through their legal work. Worthy nominees will be LBA members who helped deliver legal services to the disadvantaged through a pro bono program or cause.
Tara W. Hagerty
Judge Richard A. Revell Family Law Practitioner Award
This award is presented to attorneys who have been in the forefront of new developments in the practice of family law. They have exhibited dedication to families and children through work both inside and outside the courtroom. Award recipients have made significant contributions to public service in the area of family law and have demonstrated innovation in the performance of their duties.
Leadership Academy Steering Committee
Committee of the Year
Environmental Law Section
Young Lawyers Section
Section of the Year
The Moot Court Patent Team will be accepting applications until 5 PM Tuesday Dec. 4.
The team will accept two 2L/3L students to participate in The Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition. Regionals will be held in Chicago March 15, 2013. Participants are required to complete a brief and perform in oral arguments at the Regional Competition. Practices will begin after finals and will continue until the Regional Competition. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE PATENT LAW EXPERIENCE TO PARTICIPATE.
If you are interested please submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a writing sample by 5 PM Tuesday Dec. 4 by email to Jamie Hafley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may also be submitted to this email address.
The final Brandeis "Brief" Break of the semester will be this Thursday, November 29, in the Mosaic Lobby. Take a quick break from studying for final exams and enjoy a cup of hot coffee with an array of toppings - white chocolate chips, whipped cream, peppermints, and more. The coffee bar will be open beginning at 2:30 p.m. Plus, enjoy complimentary massages from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge.
If you need to request a make-up exam, you must complete a "Request for a Make-Up Exam" form and submit it to Ms. Barbara Thompson in Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29. Late request forms will not be accepted.
Forms are available in the Student Life hallway, and are also available on the law school website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.
A student has an exam conflict and is entitled to a make-up exam in two instances:
1. a student has two exams scheduled to begin within 12 hours of one another; OR
2. a student has an exam at 6:00 p.m. or later on one day and another exam at 9:00 a.m. the following day.
In all cases, students must obtain prior approval to take a make-up exam.
The Office of Professional Development is pleased to welcome Dean Laurel Hajek as the new Assistant Dean for Professional Development. Dean Hajek comes to us from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
If you have not met Dean Hajek, please stop by her office to welcome her. She also has sign up sheets on her door for students who wish to make an appointment to see her.Dean Hajek is excited to meet our students, so please stop by.
Sponsor: TIPS Task Force on Outreach to Law Students
General criteria: The competition is open to any law school student in good academic standing who is a member of the ABA Law Student Division at the time of the deadline date for submission. Papers should address an essay on any part of the New Deal, a series of economic programs implemented in 1933-1936, passed by Congress during the first tem of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Section will interpret the scope of the subject broadly to ensure that the Competition affords the greatest degree of flexibility in writing on these subject areas. Papers submitted for law school course credit or a law school publication are eligible.
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Amount of Award: First prize includes $1,500 cash, airfare, and hotel accommodations to the Section's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and possible publication. Second prize is $500.
Submission information: Visit http://ambar.org/lspage
Albert S. Pergam and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP International Writing Competition
Sponsor: International Section of the New York State Bar Association
General criteria: Law Students are invited to submit an article concerning ANY area of public or private international law or practice.
Deadline: December 7, 2012
Amount of Award: $2,000 and publication
As winter is coming, please be reminded that the School of Law follows the University's lead in all weather-related cancellations and delays. Please note that the University will provide official school closing information in the following ways: A notice at the top of the University home page (www.louisville.edu); e-mails sent to all students and employees on their official university e-mail accounts; a recorded message at 852-5555. Student may also sign up for text-based alerts at http://www.louisville.edu/alert
1. If the University cancels classes for the entire day, all School of Law classes are cancelled.
2. If the University delays the start of classes, the following rules apply:
a. All classes scheduled to end at or before 10:25 a.m. are cancelled,
b. All classes scheduled to begin after 10:25 a.m. will meet at their normal time, and
c. All classes scheduled to begin before 10:25 a.m. and end after 10:25 a.m. will begin at the later of (i) 10:00 a.m. or (ii) the regularly scheduled start time.
3. If the university cancels evening classes, all School of Law classes beginning at or after 4:15 p.m. are cancelled.
4. Notwithstanding the prior rules, if any delay or cancellation affects only the Belknap campus, Law Clinic and Law Clinic II will meet as scheduled, unless the Clinic Director indicates otherwise.