Student News

Message from SBA Rules and Election Committee

If anyone wants to file an election challenge please do so by 12 noon, April 9.  Please remember that anyone can file an election challenge.  Direct all election challenges to Ashley Wiggins by email (ashley.wiggins@louisville.edu).

First Year Oral Advocacy Competition Finals

The final round of the Oral Advocacy Competition is set for Friday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom.  The opening round started with over fifty competitors and the final two are Jamie Jackson (Appellant) and Brittany Hampton (Appellee).  They will argue before Judge Danny Boggs of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Kelly Mark Easton of Hardin Circuit Court, and Judge Pamela Addington of Hardin Family Court.  Please stick around the law school an extra hour or two on Friday afternoon to watch the finals.  Congratulations to Jamie and Brittany for advancing.

Honors & Awards Ceremony Photo Gallery

Note re: registration and Blackburn's Biz Orgs Class

Please note that Professor Tom Blackburn's Business Organizations class will meet from 2:25 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Fall 2011.  The class does not end at 3:40.  This error occurred when classes were shifted around in a much earlier version of the schedule.  Students taking Professor Blackburn's Business Organizations class in Fall 2011 will not be able to also take a class starting at 3:50 p.m. on a Tuesday or Thursday.  We regret the earlier error.

Spring 2011 Exam Schedule and Revised Fall 2011 Course and Exam Schedules

A revised Fall 2011 course schedule and exam schedule (version 4/7/11) has been posted to the Class Schedules page (under Academics - Resources) of the Law School website.

A major change is that Professor Blackburn's Business Organizations class will meet from 2:25 to 4:05 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  It will not end at 3:45 p.m., as it is a 4-credit course.  This error occured when courses were shifte in an earlier version of the schedule. 

Other changes include listing Mary Anne Copeland as the instructor of Intellectual Property (on both the course and exam schedules) and to correct a minor typo for Section 33 of the Fall 2011 Basic Legal Skills course.

The Spring 2011 exam schedule, with room numbers, has also been posted on both the Class Schedules and Exam pages (both under Academics) of the Law School website, as well as a note about exams and make-up exams.

When looking at an exam schedule or a course schedule, please note the semester for that schedule at the top so that you don't mistake one semester's schedule for another semester.  Thanks!

Journal of Animal And Environmental Law 2011-2012 Editorial Board

The Journal of Animal & Environmental Law is proud to announce its selections for the editorial board for the 2011-2012 school year:

Editor-in-Chief: Brittany McKenna

Executive Editor: Margaret Royar

Senior Notes Editor: Jackie Clowers

Senior Articles Editor: Leah Hart

Articles Editors: Brandi Melvin

Yelizavetta Goykhberg

Notes Editors: Julia Taylor

Nathan Batey

 

Student of the Month: March and April

Congratulation to Ben Basil for being chosen as the Student of the Month
for March.  Additionally, congratulations to Nicole Kersting for being
chosen as the Student of the Month for April.  Both students were
nominated by their peers for their outstanding work at the law school
and in the community as well.  Both students can check their student
mailboxes for their prizes on behalf of the Student Bar Association.

Congratulations to both Ben and Nicole as well as the other students who
have won Student of the Month this year: Andrew Swafford, Marilyn
Osborn, Kristen Staley, Guion Johnstone, Seth Slone and Courtney Phelps.

How to Prepare for Fall

Thursday, April 7th - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - room 175

If you want to be ready to "hit the ground running" when you return in the fall on August 15th, don't miss this session!  Find out how to  sign up for Public Service work over the summer.  Make sure you are "active" in Symplicity and have a password.  Even if you aren't planning to participate in On Campus Interviews this fall, the Job Bank is moving to Symplicity over the summer and you will need a password to access job listings.  Dean Urbach will discuss summer and early fall deadlines for opportunities including the Government Internship & Honor Program, Equal Justice Works and other fellowships, as well as numerous conferences and career fairs (two that take place over the summer).  This information will provide you with useful resources in the decisions you make to further your legal career.  Pizza and drinks will be served.

 

Reminder: JLE Applications Due Thursday

Are you considering making Journal of Law and Education participation a part of your academic and professional development? Applications are available by the student mailboxes. The deadline for submission is Thursday, April 14th at 5 p.m.  Deliver completed applications to the box outside the JLE office (room 243). Your interest is appreciated!

New Time for "Interested in becoming and Entertainment Lawyer?"

Join SELS along with Entertainment Lawyer and Brandeis School of Law graduate T.D. Ruth Friday April 8th at 11:45 AM in Room 175. Mr. Ruth has an extensive background as a practicing lawyer in the music industry and will discuss strategies for breaking into the industry, obstacles associated with the field, and an overview of the day-to-day responsibilities associated with being an entertainment lawyer.

Mr. Ruth is currently Senior Counsel at Lassiter, Tidwell, Davis, Keller & Hogan in Nashville, TN. He has represented recording artists, songwriters, producers, independent record labels and publishers in all facets of the music industry. He most frequently represents the interests of producers in negotiations with recording artists, recording artists in negotiations with major record labels, and songwriters in negotiations with major publishers. On behalf of producer clients, he recently has negotiated with Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Lopez, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, The Pussycat Dolls and Paul Oakenfold.

Due to the high profile of many of Lassiter Tidwell’s clients, T. D. also focuses a significant portion of his practice on trademarks as well as rights of publicity and privacy. He has successfully represented numerous clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in pursuing trademark applications and overcoming office actions, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in prosecuting and defending oppositions to registration and petitions to cancel, and has pursued many ICANN claims for the return of domain names.

Food and drinks will be provided!!!

We will also be holding elections immediately after the speaker. If you are interested in running for office please contact Christina Pachuta anytime before Friday!!