Mark your calendar for this opportunity to observe two appellate oral arguments on Thursday, March 29, in the Allen Courtroom at the Law School. The three judges that will be conducting the oral arguments are: Judge Donna Dixon, Judge Laurance VanMeter, and Senior Judge Joseph Lambert. Sr. Judge Lambert's staff attorney, Tim Buckley, will also be attending. The oral argument times are 11:00 am and 11:45 am. They are both 30 minute oral arguments and should conclude by approximately 12:15 pm.
*Update: the second argument has been cancelled and the first has been rescheduled to begin at 11:45 AM.
A question and answer session with Judges Dixon, VanMeter, and Lambert will be held in Room 275, at 12:15 p.m. All students are invited to attend. Pizza will be served.
Bios for the judges can be accessed at http://courts.ky.gov/courtofappeals/judges/. A description of the cases set for oral argument is attached.
Questions? Please see Professor Rick Nowka.
The Federalist Society put on ten events this year at the law school – bringing in prominent speakers from a variety of backgrounds to speak on legal issues. Thank you for all those who attended our debates. I would also like to send a big thank you to the Federalist Society officers, Rebekah Gray, Brandon Johnson, and Vince Kline, who were essential in making this another successful year for the organization.
The Federalist Society will be holding elections at 12:15 on April 9th in room 075. If you are interested in a position or have questions, please reach out to April Wimberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
• 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/
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 (email@example.com) or Katie Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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!