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.
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!
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
Notes Editors: Julia Taylor
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.
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.
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!!
Wednesday, April 6 at 12:10 in 071
Last meeting of the year! Free Subway sandwiches and a local practitioner will speak. Everyone is welcome.