Student News

CLE on LGBT Issues

The cost for students to register is $12. Lunch is available for an additional $7, but you must pre-register. The flier with more detailed information is attached!

 

Lambda Law Caucus Present an Overview of LGBT Law Issues

Greg Nevins, the Senior Staff Attorney from the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal will be giving a presentation on current issues in LGBT law. The speech will begin at 2:30 in Room 175.

Overseas Fellowships, Study and Internships Symposium

The International Law Society will be presenting a panel discussion just for law students about all of the international and language-related opportunities abroad. This meeting will cover overseas scholarships, fellowships, study-abroad programs, and overseas law internships with application due-dates between December and April. Dr. Patricia Condon and Seabrook Jones from the U of L Honors and Fellowships office, Dr. Joy Carew from the International Office, and Ms. Debra Reh will be speaking. All pizza-loving students interested in these opportunites should attend. Many thanks to the Career Services folks for providing pizza.

Academic Success Tip - Do You Have a Strategy for Studying over the Break?

The Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner.  What does that break period mean for you?  This week’s tips will focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the holiday. 

Be realistic about your holiday plans.  It is common to tell yourself that you will study at least ten times more than you actually can or will do.  Lay out a study plan that will be achievable rather than unrealistic.  Think about your travel mode, your travel time, your family expectations, your priorities for studying, and your need for balance.  Sit down with your calendar now and plan your study strategy.

Tax Moot Court Sign-ups

 

The Tax Law Moot Court Competition will be held February 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds.  There is a separate competition for written briefs, with independent judging and awards.  The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.

 

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up on the Moot Court Board across from the Washer Lounge.  Try-out times will be any time before 3pm on Tuesday (Nov. 9) or Thursday (Nov. 11).  If these times do not work for you, then you may contact Professor Lay to make other arrangements in his office (Rm 252) or by his office phone (502-852-6374).  You may argue from any brief that you have previously written, including your BLS brief. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Loper at stephanie.loper@yahoo.com. 

Industrialized Farming Policies and Practices

New Course Number & ID for Genetics & the Law

In Spring 2011, Genetics and the Law, taught by Professor Mark Rothstein, will have a new course number 997-08, and a new course ID 14417.  Please use these new numbers when registering for this course.

Law Review Symposium on Intellectual Property Law

The University of Louisville Law Review

Symposium on Intellectual Property Law

When: November 5, 2010, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: University Club, 2001 S. Brook St (call 502-852-6996 for directions)

Hosted by: University of Louisville Law Review

 

CLE Event

 

On November 5, 2010, University of Louisville Law Review will host its 3rd annual Symposium on Intellectual Property Law. The symposium will focus on current developments, contested issues, and proposed improvements in intellectual property law. For sponsorship, registration, or additional information, please contact Jennifer Monarch, Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor, at jennifer.monarch@gmail.com or 270-617-4041.

 The University of Louisville Law Review would like to thank this year's sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Lexis Nexis
Middleton

Gold Sponsors

Greenebaum Humana

Seiller Wyatt

Silver Sponsors

IP Today

 

The University of Louisville Law Review is honored to welcome this year's speakers:

 

Katja Weckström

Researcher, Assistant of Civil Law

L.L.D Candidate University of Turku Faculty of Law

University of Turku Faculty of Law, Finland

"Liability for Trademark Infringement for Internet Service Providers"

 

Megan Carpenter

Associate Professor of Law

Texas Wesleyan School of Law

"Calling 'Bulls**t' on the Lanham Act: Time to Remove the 2(a) Bar for Scandalous, Immoral, and Disparaging Marks"

 

Doris Estelle Long

Professor and Chair, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, and Privacy Group

The John Marshall Law School

"Rebooting Trademarks for the 21st Century"

 

Mark Janis

Professor of Law and Ira C. Batman Faculty Fellow

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

"Functionality in Design Patent Law"

 

John Cross

Grosscurth Professor of Law

University of Louisville

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

"The Role of State Law in Trademark"

 

Lars Smith

Stallings Professor of Law

University of Louisville

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

"Remedies Under the Lanham Act: Is an Update Needed?"

 

Joseph Tomain

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

University of Louisville

Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

"First Amendment, Forth Estate, & Hot News: Unfair Competition Is Not a Remedy for the Journalism Crisis"

 

All of the preceding authors will present their articles at the live symposium on November 5, 2010. Their articles will be published in the Law Review's Volume 49, Issue 4 in Summer 2011.

The University of Louisville Law Review would also like to thank the Student Bar Association and the Student Government Association for its support.

Tax moot Court Sign-ups in Process

The Tax Law Moot Court Competition will be held February 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds.  There is a separate competition for written briefs, with independent judging and awards.  The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.

 

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up on the Moot Court Board across from the Washer Lounge.  Try-out times will be any time before 3pm on Tuesday (Nov. 9) or Thursday (Nov. 11).  If these times do not work for you, then you may contact Professor Lay to make other arrangements in his office (Rm 252) or by his office phone (502-852-6374).  You may argue from any brief that you have previously written, including your BLS brief. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Loper at stephanie.loper@yahoo.com. 

 

Academic Success Tip - Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.   Lack of sleep decreases the ability to study effectively.  When someone is tired, it takes longer to do the same task, concentration is impaired, and memory of material is lessened.  Also, you will need fewer “power” naps if you are getting sufficient sleep at night.