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MCB Members: Upcoming Responsibilities

Thursday 10/20:  Information session in Room 175 at 12:10 p.m.  All MCB members except Pirtle-Washer competitors must attend.

Saturday 10/22:  Preliminary rounds located at the Hall of Justice during 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Those members competing in Pirtle-Washers may leave when done competing.  Responsibilities for the day will be discussed on 10/20.

Friday 10/28:  Competition rounds are at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Attendance of MCB members is optional but encouraged for the competition.

Friday 10/28:  Light reception from 3-5 p.m.  Snacks will be served.  Attendance is exclusive to MCB members, Pirtle-Washer competitors, and judges.  MCB alumni reception from 5-7 p.m.  Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.  There will be a cash bar.

A Conversation with Congressman John Yarmuth

U.S. Representative John Yarmuth will be speaking in at University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Allen Courtroom.

Congressman Yarmuth represents Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  In his third term, Congressman Yarmuth was selected to the Committee on Budget, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Committee on Ethics. He served as President of the Freshman Class, as Senior Whip, and was named Legislator of the Year by the Kentucky Reading Association, "Outstanding New Member of Congress" by the Committee for Education Funding, which is the largest non-partisan education organization in the nation, and "Best of Congress" by Working Mother Magazine and Corporate Voices for Working Families both in 2008 and 2010.

Though best known for his work in the media, Yarmuth’s diverse career, prior to entering the political arena, gave him a solid background in policy, business, higher education, and healthcare.

Yarmuth previously worked on Capitol Hill as Legislative Aide for Kentucky Senator Marlow Cook from 1971 to 1974, before moving back to Louisville, to publish Louisville Today Magazine.  He went on to work as Associate Vice President of University Relations at the University of Louisville and Vice President of a local healthcare firm.

In 1990, Yarmuth founded LEO Newsweekly, a free publication with approximately 150,000 monthly readers.  With Yarmuth as editor, LEO won nearly 100 Metro Louisville Journalism Awards, 16 of which were awarded to Yarmuth for his editorial and column writing. He owned the paper from 1990 to 2003, and continued writing his columns through 2005.

On television he debated local and national politics as co-host and commentator on WAVE 3’s "Yarmuth & Ziegler" in 2003 and “Hot Button” in 2004 and 2005.

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Congressman Yarmuth graduated from Atherton High School.  He went on to earn a degree in American Studies from Yale University.   



U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Spring 2012 Student Internship

The SEC has opened its applications for 2012 Spring Student Internship.  We welcome applications, and we will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis on November 7, 2011.

The one-semester volunteer program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, or JD/MBA students and L.L.M. Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the spring at the SEC's Washington DC headquarters or at one of its eleven Regional Offices.  For more information, look at the SEC’s Web site.  There is a link there to the Futurestep Web site used for SEC hiring.  Students should look on that page under Current Opportunities / Washington, DC and click “Student Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities.”  From there, they can apply to the DC or regional offices.  Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to     We will begin reviewing applications and hiring on a rolling basis beginning Nov. 7, 2011.  The posting will officially close on November 21, 2011.

Photo Gallery: Two Centuries of Black Louisville

Diversity Forum Series: "Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic History" 

Charlie Sheen's Tips for Winning at Exam4

We asked Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Charlie Sheen about his secrets for winning at Exam4.  Here's what he had to say:

First, I make sure I have the right version of Exam4.  You know it expires, so if I can't run it at all, I know I don't have the latest; but I can get that at

When taking an Exam4 practice test, I always use my ULink user name, which is cieste01, to identify myself in the Exam Number field -- never my student ID number or something totally lame, like "1234."  And I always choose "Practice exam" from the list of Courses in the software. Plus, I know better than to try submitting my practice test from off campus, or waiting 'til the last minute to submit it.

For real exams, my method's a little different, of course.  In the Exam Number field, I use the exam number I get from Student Records.  Seems obvious, right?  Plus, I always have a USB flash drive with me in case I have problems submitting my exams electronically.

Pretty simple tips, I know, but that's why I'm WINNING!

U.S. Air Force JAG - Information Session and Individual Informational Interviews - TODAY

If you are interested in learning about Summer Intern or Full-time opportunities with the U.S. Air Force JAG, please attend a slide presentation and Information Session beginning at Noon in room 175 TODAY, Monday, October 17th.  If you would like to meet with Captain Hartman for an Informational Interview, appointments are available beginning at 1:00 p.m. in room 176.  There is a signup sheet on Ms. Reh's door (184) for appointments.

Lawlapalooza Karaoke Performers du Jour

The Wannabees
Starring Susan Duncan and John Cross

Given their star power today, it may be hard to believe that Susan and John actually began their careers separately, and in relative obscurity. Susan started out with the all-girl band “Duncan Donuts,” where she was an a cappella pianist. John started out with the “Cross Family Yodelers,” a quintet that performed Alpine versions of heavy metal songs. Their meteoric rise to fame began when, unbeknownst to each other, they were hired as stunt doubles for the cult band “Captain and Tennille.”

As the following photo demonstrates, the visual similarity is obvious:

(Note: Susan and John are the two in the back.)

After that role, the rest is, as they say, history. But fame has not spoiled the two. You can occasionally hear their humble roots in their modern songs, whether it be Susan breaking into a spontaneous riff on the air piano, or John executing a musical run in an authentic Kitzbühel-region yodel (a technique once compared unfavorably to a basset hound's howl). Moreover, the two have turned into prolific songwriters. Who can forget that top-ten hit “Spring Schedule 2012,” a song that, while performed by Carol Channing, was actually penned by Susan? So sit back, put your earplugs in, and get ready to be entertained!

Exam4 for Fall 2011 Finals Now Available

Exam4 for all remaining Fall 2011 exams, including Prof. Hall's Torts I mid-term and Professional Responsibility, is now available; and students who wish to use their computer to take exams must submit a practice test by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 28. Remember that you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure to submit any Exam4 exam, including practice tests.

Complete information about Exam4 for Fall 2011 is available here.

Academic Success Tip - Exam Preparation (Cont'd)

The calendar no longer supports the idea that exams are a distant event.  There are less than six weeks remaining before the end of classes.  This week's tips focus on exam preparation.

  • Ask your professors questions.  Your professor will be writing and grading the exam.  Your professor is the expert.  Ask questions about any areas on which you are confused.  Ask early and often rather than wait until the end of classes.
  • Spend time on memory work.  Drill on rules and elements so that you know them by heart.  Even if you are able to take a rule or statute book into an exam, you need to know the rules to avoid having to look everything up.
  • Apply the material constantly.  The more practice questions that you do, the better prepared you will be to organize your answers and to spot nuances in the law.  Practice questions also help you self-monitor what you need to study more and what you know already.

Lawlapalooza 2011: Today's Featured Band

Raisin Brandeis

Raisin Brandeis comes from a small oyster-shucking village off the coast of Norway. Their major musical influences include Tuvan Throat Singing, Traditional Dances of the Hill People, and Barbara Streisand. The New York Tymes has said of Raisin Brandeis: "If the Beatles and Meatloaf had a mosh-pit, the sweaty puddle on the floor would smell like the genius that is Raisin Brandeis." Step up to the stage for TWO SCOOPS OF AWESOME!!

Representing the UofL Brandeis School of Law, Raisin Brandeis features Matt Doran, Pete Lay, Derek Monzon, Cameron Monzon, and Warren Lively.