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Graduate Business Course Opportunity for this Summer

IMBA 680-02 Special Topics: Entrepreneurship business plan development

University of Louisville Graduate status required to enroll

3 Graduate Credit hours

Summer 2012 -Summer Session II --start Tuesday May 29 - June28. This class will meet at the College of Business room 364 on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:00.

Title: Entrepreneurship business plan development
The Graduate Entrepreneurship class is designed to provide non-business U of L graduate students a foundation in the core aspects of entrepreneurship they will need to start successful enterprises, to create and promote new products or service offerings in existing organizations, or to engage in social entrepreneurship. This class is open to all non-business graduate students at the University of Louisville and graduate students from all majors are encouraged to participate. This class will include tools and processes of entrepreneurial activity. Students will create a business plan with complete full financials and was designed with non-business majors in mind.

To enroll Contact: Dr. Sharon Kerrick 852-4683
Associate Director Forcht Entrepreneurship Center U of L College of Business and Susan Duncan -



May 17    Last day to add a class or change to an audit

May 17    Last day to receive 100% tuition refund

May 17    If you withdraw after May 17, a W will show on your transcript.

May 24    Last day to receive 50% tuition refund

May 29    Last day to receive 25% tuition refund

June 4     Last day to apply for a summer degree

June 8     Last day to withdraw from a class

Correction Regarding 2012 Employment Survey

In the May 16, 2012 edition of the Daily Docket, it was reported that the Employment Report and Salary Survey for the graduating class of 2012 are currently available. This was an error. Employment figures are not reported until approximately one year after graduation, and the figures that appeared represent the employment statistics for the class of 2010. For more employment statistics, including those for the class of 2011, please visit the web-site for the Office of Professional Development at:

Books For Your New Career and Beyond

New Books The newest exhibit in the law library features a collection of books to assist you with the beginning of your career as a legal professional.

Each copy currently on display is available for check out. Similar items can be found by browsing the contents of the bookshelves labeled KF 294 - KF 366 in the treatise section on the library's lower level.


Public Service Opportunity - Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) is seeking a law student to assist them with research of the legality of the legislature's actions on two issues.  A description of those issues is attached. 

KWA is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the waters of the Commonwealth. KWA represents over 700 members and affiliate organizations united to insure high quality water resources in Kentucky for diverse recreational activities such as swimming, boating, and fishing as well as reliable drinking water supplies and biological habitat. 

The student assigned to this project will be able to count their hours toward their public service requirement.  Please contact Jina Scinta at  The student will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2013 Brandeis School of Law Active Courses Catalog

Students and Faculty

Now posted is the University Of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law

Course Catalog


This catalog lists current active courses offered at BrandeisSchool of Law. Please see the Inactive Courses list for courses that are currently not being offered, or the Curriculum Guide for information about foundational and advanced courses for various subject matters. In addition, the guide showcases our outstanding faculty members and the cutting edge work they are doing.

Student Discounts for Warns Institute

We have one spot open to a student, free of cost, for each day of the Warns Institute, the law school’s annual labor and employment CLE program.  It will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel on June 21-22.  More information is available at  Free attendance requires a commitment to arrive early in the morning and man the registration table.  It may also require missing parts of, or entire, lectures, but we will accommodate your preferences to assure that you hear those you are particularly interested in. 

If you are interested, submit an e-mail to Becky Wenning,, copy Maggie Bratcher,, and Ariana Levinson,, and include a paragraph stating why you are interested in attending.  Also state whether you prefer to attend on Thursday or Friday or are interested in attending on either day.  Please submit your statement of interest no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2012.

Students are also welcome to attend the entire program at the reduced cost of $70, or one day of the program at the reduced cost of $35.  If you plan to register at reduced cost, please do so by contacting Maggie Bratcher at 502-852-1669.

Law Review Applications Due Tonight (Monday) at 9 p.m.

Law Review applications are due tonight (Monday, May 14) by 9:00 p.m. Please review the application instructions carefully before submitting. Remember that all applicants, regardless of whether submitting their write-on prompts physically or electronically, must submit a signed, physical copy of the Grade Release Form directly to the Law Review. These forms should be placed in the manila envelope labeled "Release Forms" outside of the Law Review office, Room 238. Good luck to all those applying! If you have questions about the application process, please contact Spencer Brooks at or Eddie O'Brien at



Reminder: Requirements for Seminars, Independent Studies, and Graduation

  • Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of at least C (2.0) in all graded courses taken, exclusive of courses transferred from other law schools, or taken in non-law graduate courses, is required for graduation.
  • Students having a 2.0 or better average and at least 22 hours may register for seminars.
  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to enroll in an Independent Study.
  • A student receiving a failing grade (F) in a required course must repeat the course. The repetition of the course does not remove the prior grade from the student's academic record. Students who fail a first year course must retake the course at its next offering.
  • A student who has received a failing grade in a course may not register or be assigned to retake that course with the same professor. A student requesting an exemption from this rule must submit a written request to the Associate Dean for Student Life showing compelling circumstances.

JAEL Applications

The Journal of Animal and Environmental Law is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. All those interested in the field of Animal or Environmental law and issues should apply. Applications are evaluated based on a previous writing sample and a 500 word interest statement. There are two application deadlines: for priority status, May 7th (this guarantees an evaluation within 7 days); all other applications are due May 25th.

For more information, please see the attachment. Any further questions or comments? Email Jacob Giesecke or any of the editorial board: Brian O'Connor, Brittany Deskins, or Emma Franklin.