Student News

MCB Tryouts

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition?  The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one.  The regionals will be held in November.  The finals will be held January.  More information is available at
If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form and submit it, a statement of interest (no more than one page, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, 1” margins) and a copy of your résumé to Professor Levinson ( You may also leave these materials in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 23. During your interview, you will be asked to give a closing statement (no longer than 10 minutes) on behalf of the Port Adair Sports Authority from the case file of last year’s competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you have any questions, please email Brad Johnson at

Law Review Membership Application Released

Applications for membership on the University of Louisville Law Review, Volume 51, have been released. Any students who plan on attending classes through spring 2013 are highly encouraged to apply. Membership on a journal is excellent for developing your research and writing skills, and a school's law review is generally regarded as its premier publication. First-year members get two hours of academic credit. They also write a note that fulfills their writing requirement for graduation and has the potential to be published in the Law Review.


The application consists of a grade release form and a write-on prompt (not more than six pages, double spaced). Applications are due on May 14th. Several printed copies of the application packet will be available in the Resource Center across from room 275. Electronic copies are attached to this announcement, and also available through the Law Review website and TWEN page. If you have any further questions please contact Spencer Brooks at

Louisville Bar Association Membership Application

If you have not joined the LBA as a law student member, please consider doing so.  The membership application is attached.  It is a real bargain at $15 a year.  Membership benefits include a copy of the LBA Directory, a monthly newsletter, weekly e-mails, the opportunity to attend meetings and events and a whole lot more.

The LBA is currently undergoing a website redesign and the online membership function has been temporarily disabled.     

Local e-Commerce Domain Registry Company Seeking Law Clerk

A local e-Commerce Domain Registry Company is seeking a law clerk to assist the attorney with applications and filing papers.

A second- or third-year student is preferred.

If interested in applying, log in to Symplicity, select "Jobs & Resume Collection" and click on "Law Clerk".



KBA Annual Student Writing Competition Call for Entries

The Kentucky Bar Association invites and encourages students currently enrolled at University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition. This competition offers Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award.  First, second, and third place awards will be given.  

1st place $1,000 (& possible publication in Kentucky Bench & Bar)

2nd place $300

3rd place $200

Students may enter their previously unpublished articles. Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines.

Entries must be received by June 1, 2012.

Submit entries with contact information by mail to:

Shannon H. Roberts

Communications Department

Kentucky Bar Association

514 West Main Street

Frankfort, KY  40601-1812

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Jacob Giesecke, Tyler Fleck, and Lize Goykhberg as they travel to Morgantown, West Virginia next week to compete in the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition. 


This is a reminder that Central High School Partnership interest applications are due TODAY.   Interest forms are available from Jina Scinta (Room 180) or Prof. Rothstein. The interest form is also attached. A hard copy of the form and a resume should be submitted to either Professor Laura Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta.

Mentor Jet Program Kudos and Congratulations

The mentoring programs held on Wednesday, sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges with co-sponsorship by the Student Bar Association, the Women's Law Caucus, and the Black Law Students Association, were a huge success.  The panel on mentoring with Justice Lisa Abramson and LBA President Bobby Simpson provided great advice.  The Jet Mentor program following the panel provided an opportunity for the participating students to benefit from the wisdom of thirteen judges and attorneys in the community.  The energy in the room was amazing and the students who attended gave great feedback.

Kudos to Paige Hamby, who received the scholarship from the NAWJ.  Appreciation to Professors Fischer, Harris, and Rothstein, who served on the scholarship committee.

Thanks Courtney Pawley, Jamie Jackson, Kristie Wetterer, Becky Wenning, Maggie Bratcher, and Dean Kathy Urbach for their time and efforts in making sure the event was a success.  We hope to have the event again next year. 

SBA Elections

SBA Elections for the SBA 2012-2013 will take place the week of March 26, 2012.  Please see the attached document regarding Election Rules and Procedures.  If you would like to run for a position, you must attend a Candidate Interest Meeting during the week of March 19, 2012.  The times for the meetings are in the attached document.  The following positions will be elected during the election: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Chair, Career Services Chair, Public Service Chair, Public Relations Chair, American Bar Association Law School Division Representative, Fundraising Chair, Technology Chair, two (2) University of Louisville Student Government Association Senators, two (2) Third Year Class Representatives, and two (2) Second Year Class Representatives.  Honor Council Elections are also included in the SBA Elections and the following positions will be elected: Five (5) Third Year Students and three (3) Second Year Students - the two (2) Third Year Students and the one (1) Second Year Representative with the least number of votes are elected as Alternates on the Honor Council.  Please see the attached document for further details on the election. 

May 2012 Graduates - Personal Injury Firm Seeking Associate

Hance & Srinivasan, a local Personal Injury law firm, is seeking to add an associate.  For additional information and how to apply, go to and click on OCI, Session "Hance & Srinivasan" and Apply.  You can apply through Thursday, March 8th.