Student News

American Association for Justice Meeting Today

Did you enjoy Torts class? Are you interested in learning more about being a trial attorney? The newly formed University of Louisville student chapter of the American Association for Justice is holding its first meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 175. Free pizza and drinks will be served. Louisville trial lawyer Hans G. Poppe will be guest speaker, and representatives from the AAJ and the Kentucky Justice Association will be on hand to explain the professional and networking benefits of these two powerful organizations. Free copies of Trial Lawyer magazine to first 25 students. Free T-shirt to anyone who joins AAJ or KJA at the meeting. Want to learn more? Contact 3L Alex Davis at </> , or 2L Ashley Haile at </> .

Education Law and Policy Society - First Meeting

Are you interested in Education Law & Policy? Join the Education Law and Policy Society, a newly forming RSO! An informational meeting will be on Tuesday, February 14th at 12:00pm in room 175.

The mission of the Education Law and Policy Society (“Ed Law”) is to strengthen University of Louisville – Brandeis School of Law students’ commitment to achieving educational equity in public education by providing: 1) resources for coursework, advocacy, research, and careers related to education and the law; 2) forums for discussing all educational issues including the achievement gap, the cycle of poverty, racial/ethnic/gender equality, higher education, and relevant reform measures with legal practitioners, professors, and colleagues; and 3) volunteer opportunities that directly impact students in underserved areas.

Contact Cassie Restrepo at if you cannot attend but would like more information on joining this new group.

Law and Economic Growth Series

Occupy Wall Street.  Regulate Wall Street.  Are We Destroying Main Street?  Please come join our discussion and some Penn Station on Tuesday at noon.  Our guests include prominent venture capitalist, David Jones, Jr., a highly ranked securities attorney, Michael Hawthorne from Bingham Greenebaum Doll, and scholar, Professor Henderson from the University of Chicago Law.

Bar Bri Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding Begins!

This is a reminder that the silent auction bidding for a Bar Bri Bar Review Course will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13.  Two certificates  valued at $1,500 each will be auctioned.  Each certificate is good toward the tuition of any of the Bar Bri Bar Review courses in every state.  Bidding ends at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.  The winner will be announced at the Bar Bri table after the bidding ends on February 15.

Bid sheets will be located in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).  Credit cards and checks will be accepted.  Payment will be due within 2 weeks of the auction's close.

MCB Good Luck!

Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Matthew Kinney, and Kevin Pride will be traveling to Northern Kentucky this weekend to compete in the 2012 ABA Client Counseling Regional Competition.  Please join the Moot Court Board in wishing all of them good luck and safe travels. 

Public Service Opportunity with Partnership for Animal Law Services (PALS)

Partnership for Animal Law Services (PALS) is looking for one to two students to do research and compile Kentucky State Statutes and Kentucky County Ordinances relating to animals to create a searchable database for the PALS' website.  Students with strong legal research skills are preferred.  Students would receive public service credit working on this project.

Interested students should e-mail Jina Scinta at to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up.  The first two students will be signed up.

Public Service Fellowship Application Deadline is TODAY!

This is a reminder that if you are planning to apply for Summer 2012 public service fellowships, the deadline for turning in your application is TODAY at 3:00 p.m.  Please turn your applications in to Jina Scinta in Room 180.  Applications can be found on line on the Professional Development page of the law school website, Room 180 and in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Paul Chumbley, Samantha Constantine, Joshua Porter, and Thomas Stevens as they travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan this weekend to represent our school in the Regional Competition of the National Trial Competition.

Update on Law Library Lab Printing

The IT staff believe they have resolved the problem with intermittent printer availability in both Law Library computer labs.  Also, a new network printer in the University of Louisville Law Review office has been added to all lab computers; however, only current Law Review editors and members have permission to print to that printer.

Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

The Information Technology Department will present a training and information session on Monday, February 13th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 275 on using Microsoft Word's built-in tools for creating and formatting appellate briefs. Using Word styles and reference features, one can automatically generate tables of contents and authorities.

This session is optional and intended primarily for 1Ls, but all students, especially those on moot court teams, are welcome. This event will be your only opportunity to receive this information before BLS briefs are due.

As an added incentive, food and beverages will be provided.