Professor Mark Rothstein asked that the following be circulated to the student body regarding the Bioethics seminar being offered in the Spring 2013 semester:
Bioethics considers numerous interesting and contentious issues -- and law plays an important part in virtually all of them. This seminar, which satisfies the seminar, writing, and perspectives requirements, will address the following issues: research ethics, physician-patient relations, informed consent, health privacy, genetics, reproductive health, pediatrics, infectious diseases, public health ethics, emerging biomedical technologies, end-of-life issues, health disparities, and health care reform. There are no prerequisites for the seminar.
For Spring 2013, readings will deal with a variety of contemporary issues in bioethics, including:
1) The threats to informational health privacy of electronic health records
2) The medical and ethical appropriateness of genetic testing in research and clinical settings, including newborn screening and
3) Access to health care and eliminating health disparities in light of the Affordable Care Act, regardless of its fate in 2013.
Students will have an opportunity to explore a range of dynamic and emerging issues in their papers.
Date: Friday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Location: Allen Courtroom
3L students will be attempting Voir Dire for the first time as part of the Trial Practice Workshop. There are two cases involved: a civil case (slip and fall in a Kroger parking lot); and a criminal case (attempted rape and assault).
This is a unique opportunity for you to:
1) Learn more about what it's like to be a trial attorney;
2) See what the Trial Practice Workshop course is like;
3) Experience Voir Dire; and
4) Have some fun!
No experience required. All “mock jurors” will be numbered similar to what occurs in a real courtroom, and made-up answers are welcome!
Please RSVP to Professor Melanie Schneider at email@example.com.
The LBA Legal Opportunity Scholarship will award $1,000 of financial assistance to a scholarship recipient attending the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. To be eligible, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements:
- The applicant must be a member of a group that is under-represented in the legal profession.
- The applicant must be a second- or third-year student at the University of Louisville School of Law.
- At the time of submission, the applicant must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the USA.
The deadline for submission of applications is January 22, 2013. The application is attached.
Congratulations to Professor Abramson, winner of the SBA Pumpkin War. Professor Abramson narrowly edged out Professor Levinson by 31 cents, for a total of $37.31.
All funds collected benefit events and programs sponsored by SBA.
A big thank you to all of those who contributed, all of the professors who volunteered to participate, and especially Professor Abramson for being such a good sport.
Several opportunities still exist for skills-based externship experiences during the Spring 2013 semester, including externships with the Jefferson County Attorney, Public Defender, and Commonwealth Attorney; and with the Legal Aid Society. Judicial externships are also available.
For more information, please see the handout that was circulated at the Externship Information Session. Please also visit Professor Jordan's TWEN page "Externship Information" for details and application instructions.