Student News

SBA Fall Store Hours

Your Student Bar Association is pleased to announce the fall hours of the SBA Store. The store will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, beginning on August 28 until finals season. Inquiries should be directed to Erica Wood.

SBA Decedent's Ball Ticket Raffle EXTENDED!

This week, Erica Wood will continue selling raffle tickets for Decedent's Ball Tickets. Erica will be set up in the Mosiac Lobby from 1:00 PM - 2:00PM on Tuesday and Thursday of this week (August 21 and 23). If you have questions, please feel free to contact Erica Wood via email.

SBA Announces 2012-2013 Meeting Schedule

The Student Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 academic year meeting schedule. The schedule is available for download either attached here or on the Events and Current News page for the Student Bar Association.

Room Changes for Fall 2012

Please make note of the following room changes:


Professor Milligan - Jurisprudence  will now meet in LL71        

Professor Milligan - Criminal Law  Section 1  will now meet in 175

Professor Powell - Prof. Responsibility will now meet in LL75

Professor Powell - Constitutional Law will now meet in LL75

Professor Fischer - BLS Section 21 will now meet in LL71

Professor Abramson - Civil Procedure will now meet in 275

Professor Weaver - Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Issues will now meet in 275


Trademark Law Enrollment Opportunity

Were you interested in taking Trademark Law in the Fall, but could not enroll because you had not taken the prerequisite course in Intellectual Property Law?  Professor Lars Smith is willing to consider waiving the IP prerequisite for students wanting to take Trademark Law this semester. 

Trademark Law is a three hour course which meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 in Room LL71.  For more information about the course, see Professor Smith.  If you have difficulty registering for the course, please see Ms. Thompson in the Student Records Office.  If you have any other questions, please see Deans Ballard or Hall.

Honoring Owsley Brown Frazier

The Brandeis School of Law joins others at the University of Louisville and in our city in remembering with sadness Owsley Brown Frazier.  Mr. Frazier was a 1960 graduate of our law school, and in 2002 he was honored as the Brandeis School of Law Alumni Fellow.  This honor is bestowed by the faculty each year recognizing contributions to the school, the profession, and the community.  He had retired from the vice chairmanship of Brown-Forman Corp. in 2000 but remained connected to the company.   He was a life member of the UofL Board of Overseers and involved in many other ways with the university.  He had been recognized many times for his philanthrophy and community involvement.
When he was presented with the Alumni Fellow award, it was noted that he was an example of how an individual can use a legal background in another field such as business and how that reflected our interdisciplinary philosophy of legal education.  In accepting the award, he visited the law school and spoke with groups of students and faculty and shared his perspectives.
We are grateful for his generosity and his example.  He will be missed by everyone, and certainly within the law school community.

Fall Hiring Season - Symplicity - On Campus Interviews

Second and third-year students, if you are interested in participating in the on campus interview portion of the Fall Hiring Season, please note that today, August 17th, is the first day to "bid" (upload documents) for employers in Session 1.  Bidding for Session 1 ends on Sunday, August 26.

Please contact Debra Reh if you have any questions or are unable to access your Symplicity account. 

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

If you are interested in obtaining updates for the Government Honors & Internship Handbook and/or Attorney Vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice, an e-mail distribution list will be created for that purpose.  Please attend the How to Get a Government Job during the Fall Hiring Season on Tuesday, August 21 at Noon in 175 to sign up.  If you are not able to attend and want to be included on the list, please e-mail Debra Reh at: 

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 12 & 13

If you are interested in employment law and would like to attend the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference on October 12 & 13 in Maryland, please view the attachments.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information:   1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers’ rights, if any.  2)  Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice?  Submit to Debra Reh at: by Friday, August 17th.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Friday, September 28th.

UK/UofL Women's Football Team Recruitment

UK/UofL Law Women's Flag Football Team:
Any women interested in playing on the flag football team please contact Brittany Deskins at The game will be the night of September 1. If you express interest, you will be contacted via email about upcoming practice times.