The following students have been accepted to participate in the trademark moot court competition:
Dana Michelle Eberle-Peay
Sean P. O'Tormey
Ronald H. Morton
Please joing the Moot Court Board in congratulating the students selected for the team and best wishes for the upcoming competition!
Congratulations to Pirtle-Washer Semi-Finalists Paige Hamby, Pete Lay, Samantha Constantine, and Stephanie Carr.
Each of the competitors
received excellent reviews from the attorney judges for their oral
advocacy skills during the preliminary rounds on Saturday October 13. On
Saturday, October 20, the competitors will advance to the semi-final
rounds of the competition held in the Allen Courtroom of the law school.
At 9:00 a.m. Paige Hamby v. Pete Lay
At 10:30 a.m. Samantha Constantine v. Stephanie Carr
The final round will begin at 1:00 p.m.
All students and faculty are encouraged to attend.
Want to see your favorite professor teach class in a costume on Halloween?? Stuff their pumpkin with coins, cash, whichever you have! The professor with the most money in their pumpkin by Oct. 26 will dress up and teach classes on Halloween!
Questions? Contact Erica Wood.
This is a quick invitation for you to come tomorrow Tuesday from 12:15 pm to 1:00 in room LL80 for a quick lunch with PAD.
PAD is the largest law fraternity in the world with over 198 chapters all over the US. Our law school chapters organize social, academic, networking and community service events. This is a great organization to get involved with. We will have a quick conversation about all the great things we do!
If you are looking for a leadership role, come to this meeting and let it be known.
Lunch will be served! And EVERYONE is welcome so tell your friends.
Brandeis School of Law Professor Mark Rothstein was quoted in Paul Basken's article Genetics Research May Slow Without Privacy Protections, Federal Plan Warns on The Chronicle of Higher Education.
In the article, which discusses privacy issues that are coming to light as advancements in genetic tesing capabilities are being realized, Professor Rothstein questions moving too quickly to make genetic testing available without attending to concerns such consistency in testing labs and lack of training for testing professionals.
Upcoming Information Session: Learn How to Earn a Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or Transactional SkillsPosted October 15th, 2012 by Kimberly K. Ballard
October 18, 12:00, Room 175
For students interested in further developing skills and distinguishing themselves in the job market, the Law School will offer a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills” and a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills” to be awarded as an honor upon graduation. The award of a Certificate is intended to demonstrate to potential employers that the student possesses additional training in lawyering skills and values associated with litigation practice or transactional practice.
On Thursday, October 18, Professor Tim Hall, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will describe both certificate programs and discuss:
• Eligibility for Participation
• Requirements for Award of a Certificate
• Program curriculum
This is your chance to learn about an opportunity to develop further distinction at the JD level, and to receive recognition for successful completion of a course of study and advanced training in preparation for professional practice. All law students are invited to attend.
Participate in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation. Students selected to compete on the National Trial Team will be more prepared for the courtroom than most second- and third-year associates in litigation firms. Learn from experienced trial attorneys and polish your trial advocacy skills – objections; opening statements; closing arguments; direct examinations, cross examinations; impeachment; introducing exhibits; refreshing recollection; thinking on your feet; prepping “real” witnesses.
In February, the UofL team will travel to Arkansas to compete at regionals. The top two teams from each Region will compete in the National Competition in San Antonio, Texas, on April 3-6, 2013. Last year, UofL advanced to the National Competition.
The School will select two teams to compete in the Regional Competition. This year’s Regional Problem will be released November 16. It will be a criminal problem. Teams will be selected and notified before Spring Registration begins.
To tryout, prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem – State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb. The Grubb problem can be accessed on the NTC website under “Past Problem Archive.” http://www.tyla.org/tyla/index.cfm/resources/law-students1/trial-advocacy-programs/national-trial-competition/ The opening or closing should not last longer than 12 minutes. Please also bring two copies of your resume.
Because the competition is in February, the majority of practices will be held in January and February (twice per week). A few practices will be scheduled in November and December.
Students will receive two credit hours for participating in the competition. Questions? Contact Erica Wood or Mia Walters.
Tryouts: October 22
(Sign-up outside the Moot Court Board Office!)
The Community Engagement Awards event honors a student, a faculty member, and a community partner for outstanding community engagement.
The Community Partner Award was presented to Wayside Christian Mission, which is the area's largest homeless shelter. The awards program noted that "Through the creative reasoning of some of the university's most innovative educators, individuals and families in the care of Wayside are benefitting from a number of programs designed to help the city's most vulnerable residents become productive, self-supporting citizens living drug and alcohol free lives."
The partnership is an interdisciplinary program in which 20 UofL faculty and staff and over 200 students participated this past year. The units involved included the Brandeis School of Law, the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, Kent School of Social Work, School of Nursing, University Libraries, VP of Student Affairs, and VP of Information Technology.
Source: "Community engagement awards recognize UofL service efforts near, afar" (UofL Today, October 15, 2012)