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:



Levinson Receives Corey Rosen Research Fellowship

Congratulations Professor Levinson

Ariana Levinson, assistant professor of law, has been selected to receive the Corey Rosen Research Fellowship from Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The fellowship will be used for the study of employee ownership, profit sharing, and broad-based stock options in corporations and in society within the United States.

The period of the fellowship is July, 2012 to June, 2013.

Graduation Information - Apparel, Announcements, Hotel

The University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law 2012 convocation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 12, at 5:00 p.m. at 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 School of Law Convocation at the The Brown Theatre, you must order your graduation apparel by midnight, Saturday, March 31, 2012

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 is determined by the degree you will be awarded. 

After submitting your order, you will receive a thank you-confirmation page 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 have a valid debit or credit card to order your apparel.

JD - Custom Rental – Tam, Gown, Tassel, and Hood $87.90 + tax


The 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.  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.


The law school has made arrangements with the Brown Hotel for hotel rooms during graduation.  The rooms will be $139/night plus tax for deluxe guest rooms from May 11 -  May 13.  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 may have visiting from out of town.

MCB Tryouts

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
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 ( 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

Law Review Membership Application Released

Applications for membership on the University of Louisville Law Review, Volume 51, have been released. Any students who plan on attending classes through spring 2013 are highly encouraged to apply. Membership on a journal is excellent for developing your research and writing skills, and a school's law review is generally regarded as its premier publication. First-year members get two hours of academic credit. They also write a note that fulfills their writing requirement for graduation and has the potential to be published in the Law Review.


The application consists of a grade release form and a write-on prompt (not more than six pages, double spaced). Applications are due on May 14th. Several printed copies of the application packet will be available in the Resource Center across from room 275. Electronic copies are attached to this announcement, and also available through the Law Review website and TWEN page. If you have any further questions please contact Spencer Brooks at

Louisville Bar Association Membership Application

If you have not joined the LBA as a law student member, please consider doing so.  The membership application is attached.  It is a real bargain at $15 a year.  Membership benefits include a copy of the LBA Directory, a monthly newsletter, weekly e-mails, the opportunity to attend meetings and events and a whole lot more.

The LBA is currently undergoing a website redesign and the online membership function has been temporarily disabled.     

Local e-Commerce Domain Registry Company Seeking Law Clerk

A local e-Commerce Domain Registry Company is seeking a law clerk to assist the attorney with applications and filing papers.

A second- or third-year student is preferred.

If interested in applying, log in to Symplicity, select "Jobs & Resume Collection" and click on "Law Clerk".



KBA Annual Student Writing Competition Call for Entries

The Kentucky Bar Association invites and encourages students currently enrolled at University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition. This competition offers Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award.  First, second, and third place awards will be given.  

1st place $1,000 (& possible publication in Kentucky Bench & Bar)

2nd place $300

3rd place $200

Students may enter their previously unpublished articles. Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines.

Entries must be received by June 1, 2012.

Submit entries with contact information by mail to:

Shannon H. Roberts

Communications Department

Kentucky Bar Association

514 West Main Street

Frankfort, KY  40601-1812

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Jacob Giesecke, Tyler Fleck, and Lize Goykhberg as they travel to Morgantown, West Virginia next week to compete in the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition. 


This is a reminder that Central High School Partnership interest applications are due TODAY.   Interest forms are available from Jina Scinta (Room 180) or Prof. Rothstein. The interest form is also attached. A hard copy of the form and a resume should be submitted to either Professor Laura Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta.