Student News

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!!

CLS Lunch Meeting and Speaker

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.

Compete in the Health Law Moot Court Competition

The team selection process for the Fall 2011 National Health Law Moot Court Competition will begin April 11th.  One team of two or three students will be selected.  Students who apply must be willing to make a substantial time commitment during the Fall of 2011.

Team members can earn up two credit hours for writing the brief and for participating in the Competition, and the experience may be used to fulfill the law school’s skills requirement. 

The Competition emphasizes health law, but the problem often involves constitutional, procedural and/or statutory interpretation issues.  The Competition problem generally is available by mid-August, and the brief is due around the end of September. The Competition generally is scheduled for the first or second weekend in November, and is held at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale Illinois. To apply, please submit an application packet to the Moot Court Board Office by April 15th at 12:00PM.   Your packet must include an application form, a recent resume, a letter explaining why you are interested in being on the team, and a writing sample providing evidence of legal analysis and writing skills. Application forms are available electronically (please email Jennifer Monarch at jennifer.monarch@gmail.com) and in print (see the Moot Court Board Office).  Additionally, Professor Jordan will interview candidates either during or after the exam period.  If you have any other questions, contact Jennifer Monarch at jennifer.monarch@gmail.com

Graduation Picnic at the Red Barn

As you pick up your cap and gown at the Red Barn, enjoy a final cookout at the Red Barn, Wednesday, May 11 (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.).  Come by the Graduation Picnic at the Red Barn for one more free hamburger, hot dog or veggie patty on Wednesday, May 11.  Visit with fellow graduates and share your favorite stories about Red Barn events and other things you’ve done while being an UofL student.  And make sure to pick up your cap and gown. 

For more information contact stuact@louisville.edu

Graduation Day at the Downs

Graduation Day at the Downs

It’s time to celebrate graduation in style with Graduation Day at the Downs, Thursday, May 12 (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.; Post Time 12:45 p.m.).  Graduating students are invited to spend the day at Churchill Downs.   Celebrate with fellow graduates enjoying the races with food and drinks in the great atmosphere of Churchill Downs.  Reserved box seat tickets for graduates and guest are free.  Each graduate will also receive $5 Downs dollars to be used for purchase of food and drinks.  Tickets are limited, so reserve yours before April 29.

To reserve tickets go to:

http://tickets.churchilldowns.com/uoflsenior

For more information contact stuact@louisville.edu