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Third Reminder: Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Fri., Oct. 26

This is the third reminder that the Exam4 practice test deadline for Fall 2012 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 26, 2012. To submit any Exam4 file, practice test or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure.

To submit a valid practice test, you must identify yourself using your ULink user name (e.g., lhowas01) and choose "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu. The Legal Research version of Exam4 and all other previous versions have expired, so you must download and install and test the current version.

After the practice test submission deadline, students who have submitted a valid practice test will receive a confirmation e-mail. In the meantime, however, you may check whether your practice test was received using ExamTracker 4000. At least once each week day, the IT staff will update the ExamTracker, moving invalid submissions to a folder labeled "Wrong." Typical reasons why submissions may be invalid include:

  • Student identified him or herself with something unidentifiable, such as numerals or "test."
  • Student chose something other than "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu, such as a real class.

If you see your submission on the "Wrong" list on ExamTracker, you must submit a valid practice test.

For more information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2012.

Still Time to Tryout for the Tax Moot Court Team

Florida Bar Tax Moot Court Competition from February 7-9th 2013 in sunny, warm Clearwater, Florida! There will be both an oral argument and written competition. 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls interested in trying out should submit their resume, a statement of interest, and a writing sample to the MCB office by this Friday, October 26th. There will be a folder on the door. Tryouts will the week of November 5th. Please direct any questions to Katie Potzick at kepotz01@louisville.edu.

38th Annual National Trial Team Selected

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected for the 2013 National Trial Team: 

Lacey Gullet
Pete Lay
Samantha Constantine
Naomi Warnick

The Moot Court Board wishes all the team members the best of luck on their upcoming competition. Thank you to everyone who tried out!

Final Information Session on Thursday

On Thursday, October 25, at noon, in Room 175, Dr. Patricia Condon, Director of the University's Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities, will provide information regarding Critical Language ScholarshipsBoren Fellowships, and Fulbright Programs.  All students are invited to attend.  Learn how you can pursue a prestigious, nationally-competitive merit award.

Pizza will be served.

Pumpkin Pie and Apple Cider on Thursday!

Please join your classmates and the law faculty and staff at the next Brandeis "Brief" Break this Thursday, October 25, at 4:00 p.m. in the Cox Faculty Lounge.  Put down your books, take a breather, and enjoy some pumpkin pie and conversation.

Jack Wheat, a member and former Co-Chair (2000-2012) of the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group at Stites & Harbison, will be our guest and looks forward to meeting with students at the event.  Mr. Wheat is a graduate of the Law School and also coaches the Trademark Law Moot Court team.  http://www.stites.com/attorneys/212/jack-a-wheat  Please be sure to introduce yourself on Thursday.

See you there!

MPRE Barbri Class to be Held Saturday (Time Change); 1L Barbri Books Available for Pick-Up

2/3/4Ls: The Barbri MPRE class will be held at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday (October 27) in Room 275. MPRE books will be available at the class if you did not pick yours up at Table Day. If you have questions, please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com

 

1Ls: Barbri books are available for pick-up if you did not get yours at Table Day last week. Please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com to schedule a time/place to pick yours up. 

 

Please note the time change from 9am to 9:30am for the MPRE review session.

Externship and Clinic Opportunities for Spring 2013

Several opportunities exist during the Spring 2013 semester for skills-based externship and law clinic experiences, including externships with the Jefferson County Attorney, Public Defender, and Commonwealth Attorney; the Immigration Externship, the Judicial Externship; the Legal Aid Externship; and the Tax Externship with the Internal Revenue Service.  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.

If you missed the Law Clinic and the Entrepreneurship Clinic Information Session, please review the handout that was circulated, and the Law Clinic application

If you have questions, please see Dean Ballard in Room 216.  Forms are also available outside Room 216, including the Limited Student Practice Application.

2013 National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition Tryouts!

Interested in criminal law? If so, 2L, 3L, or 4L students are encouraged to sign-up for the 2013 Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition. This competition will be held on March 23, 2013 at SUNY Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, New York. Competing in this event is an excellent opportunity to meet other law students interested in criminal law, as well as attorneys currently practicing in the field. The team is coached by local attorneys Ted Shouse and Annie O'Connell.

To sign up, please email a resume and a writing sample to Brian O'Connor at bjacksonoconnor@gmail.com. A team will be chosen based on these two items and a brief oral argument. The deadline to apply for this competition is November 12th.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Brian O'Connor.

TODAY! Hot Coffee Screening and Q&A with Director Susan Saladoff

Join the Brandeis School of Law's Law Students for Justice (Student Chapter of the Kentucky Justice Association) for a very special Public Screening of the Award Winning Legal Documentary Hot Coffee on Tuesday, October 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Room 275 of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  A Q & A session with Hot Coffee Director Susan Saladoff will immediately follow the screening.

 

For more information about this showing, please contact Law Students for Justice President Ashley Haile at ashleynhaile@gmail.com.

 

Background information:  Everyone has heard of the infamous McDonald’s coffee lawsuit.  It is often cited as an example of the problems in our legal system, but is it a fair assessment?  The award winning film Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque grandmother who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring the media frenzy that ensued.  The film, which was directed by attorney Susan Saladoff, also analyzes and discusses the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system.   The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2011, and later aired on HBO on June 27, 2011 as a part of HBO films documentary summer series.

Second Reminder: Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Fri., Oct. 26

This is the second reminder that the Exam4 practice test deadline for Fall 2012 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 26, 2012. To submit any Exam4 file, practice test or otherwise, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure.

To submit a valid practice test, you must identify yourself using your ULink user name (e.g., lhowas01) and choose "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu. The Legal Research version of Exam4 and all other previous versions have expired, so you must download and install and test the current version.

After the practice test submission deadline, students who have submitted a valid practice test will receive a confirmation e-mail. In the meantime, however, you may check whether your practice test was received using ExamTracker 4000. At least once each week day, the IT staff will update the ExamTracker, moving invalid submissions to a folder labeled "Wrong." Typical reasons why submissions may be invalid include:

  • Student identified him or herself with something unidentifiable, such as numerals or "test."
  • Student chose something other than "F12 Practice exam" on the Course menu, such as a real class.

If you see your submission on the "Wrong" list on ExamTracker, you must submit a valid practice test.

For more information, see Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2012.