The Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville seeks a second- or third-year law student to conduct an analysis/comparison of existing local court rules related to family matters across the state. The local rules in some jurisdictions are available online; others must be obtained from the local courts. The analysis will compare rules in each section of practice (DNA, custody/visitation, domestic violence, etc.) with each other and with new unified family court rules of procedure and practice that have been submitted to the Supreme Court of Kentucky for approval.
Funding for 400 hours at $10/hour, to be completed by 3/31/12, has been approved. Similar funding may be available the subsequent year to do a similar analysis of new local rules which jurisdictions will revise to conform to the new unified family court rules.
To apply: Send a resume, transcript and writing sample to Professor Shelley Santry by Wednesday, May 11.
Students from Brandeis School of Law traveled to Vienna, Austria from April 14th to 22nd to compete in the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court competition. Over 270 law school teams from six continents took part. The Brandeis School of Law is the only law school from Kentucky or Indiana—and most of the surrounding states—that sent a team to this competition.
The students, Jeff Benedict, Darren Mayberry, Iara Montoro, Joe Tackett and Miran Vila, were effective advocates. According to their coach, Robert Brown, “In their competition against teams from China, Korea, Germany and Ukraine, they demonstrated detailed knowledge of international law as well as international arbitration, and held UofL out as a university that understands global business and law. The team also ranked competitively with schools such as Columbia, Cornell, NYU and Yale.”
The competition and its surrounding educational events serve as an unparalleled networking opportunity for students wishing to understand and become involved in international commercial business and arbitration. The team looks forward to contributing to the growing international climate at the Brandeis School of Law by working with the 2012 team.