On April 5, 2008, the law school community will embark upon its first annual day of collective public service. The initiative arose from student input into the university’s strategic planning process. The purpose of this event is to highlight the law school's commitment to community service, provide significant services, have fun, and make new acquaintances in our law school community.
Participants in the planning process identified three focus areas:
Animal Rights & Animal Issues
Women, Children, Homeless, & the Underserved
All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate by contributing donated items to one of the organizations listed below or to volunteer their time to one of the designated projects.
To kick off the event, we’ll be hosting a complimentary continental style breakfast in the Mosaic Lobby at 10 AM on Saturday, April 5. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be provided. Those present will be eligible to win one of the many door prizes!
Lend A Helping Hand
Volunteers may choose from a variety of projects. Sign up sheets will be available in each mail room and the Mosaic Lobby during the week preceding April 5th, or you may sign up online. You’re also welcome to show up that day without a reservation. Volunteers are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing a piece of University of Louisville or Brandeis School of Law apparel.
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has arranged for a variety of activities including dock cleaning, rewiring kennel doors, and painting the new “get acquainted” space. This project will take place at a shelter near campus beginning at 11 AM. Volunteers will also receive a tour of the shelter and an opportunity to walk some of the dogs. Contact Megan Renwick for details.
Departure time: 10:45 AM; carpooling available. You may be painting, so dress appropriately.
Departure time: 10:45 AM or meet the group at 11 AM @ 822 East Market. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
The Environmental Law & Land Use Society has arranged for a clean-up project at Central Park. Volunteers will walk from campus to Central Park along Third Street and back along Fourth Street, cleaning up as they go. Contact Brian Pollock for details.
Departure time: 10:30 AM. It may rain, so dress appropriately. Garbage bags will be provided, but you might want to bring some gloves.
Make a Donation
During the week of March 31 – April 5, collection bins will be placed in the Mosaic Lobby of the Law School in Wyatt Hall. Following, is a list of items requested by each organization.
During the months of March and April, the Center is collecting towels, washcloths, diapers, underwear, socks and bras. We’re also collecting cell phones & cell phone chargers. Additionally, you can help by donating goods that meet their immediate needs: cribs and mattresses, crib sheets, pacifiers and bottles, & infant toys.
Items include: toilet paper, conditioner, face wash, deodorant, dental floss, tooth brushes, pull-ups, Kleenex tissues, paper towels, sponges, soap, face wash, lotion, shampoo, household cleaners, napkins, tampons, maxi pads, light bulbs, lamps, children's coloring/activity books, computer printer paper, batteries for Leap Pad learning system, etc.
We’re collecting aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspapers, and cardboard.
Congratualations to the new WLC 2008-2009 Officers:
Alicia Paez: Treasurer
Holly Booksh: Secretary, website
Trista Corbin Moss: Vice-President
Jenna Glasscock: President
Congrats to the 2008-2009 SBA!
President- Rebecca Ellingsworth
Day Vice-President- Will Corrigan
Evening Vice-President- Leah Campbell
Secretary- Mike Swansburg
Treasurer- Adam Broadus
ABA Representative- Janae' Martin
Public Service Chair – Jenna Glasscock
Public Relations Chair – Rachel Carmona
Career Services Chair – Johnna Spicer
Social Chair- Colleen Goodman
Fundraising Chair- Lily Chan
SGA Senators- Jacob Taulman & Lucas Vance
3L Representatives- Adam Jarboe & Sarah Mikowski
2L Representatives- Lauren Bean & Jerred Kelly
Tyson Adams (3L)- Chief Justice
Bryant Smith (3L)
Thomas Patteson (3L)
Barry Dunn (2L)
Algeria Ford (2L)
Izzy Moore- (3L Alternate)
The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association. This student run organization helps raise and distribute funds for student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work.
We raise funds each year through the generous donations of faculty, staff, students and the legal community. Each spring, we host a charity auction which raises money through a silent and live auction for our annual grants.
We are currently accepting applications for next year's officer positions. The positions available are Vice Chair (which succeeds to Head Chair in the following year); Fundraising Chair; Publicity Chair and Secretary/Treasurer.
To apply please submit a resume and a brief statement explaining why you want to be an officer for SBF (a couple paragraphs). You can either email these to SBF Chair Emily Zahn or place an envelope containing a hard copy in her mail file. Applications are due April 15, 2008.
Check out our website to learn more: www.law.louisville.edu/students/sbf
I have posted on the bulletin board in the MCB office a list of the competitions from this year. By Wednesday, April 3, please write on the sheet next to your team where the team finished and whether they won any particular accolates (e.g., best brief, best oralist).
Moot Court Board Elections will be held Thursday, March 27th at noon in room 075. Sign-ups are on the door of the MCB office. This is a mandatory meeting for ALL Moot Court Board members. For information about positions, pick up a copy of the MCB Constitution in the office.
Josh O'Bryan, President
Moot Court and Professional Skills Board
Saving trees, saving time, and saving money are some of the benefits of the recent electronic developments in federal courts. But with these benefits come challenges. Several members of the Louisville Law Review staff and board attended a pilot training session for law students hosted by Jeff Apperson, U.S. District Court Clerk for the Western District of Kentucky, on Saturday, March 22, 2008.
During the half-day session, students were given an overview of the electronic systems now in federal courts. The overview included information on electronic case management, public access to court electronic records, and an overview of the web site. Students visited one of the federal courtrooms and were able to see first hand the bells and whistles that are now accessible to the judge, the parties, and the jury. Concerns about privacy and ethics were discussed as part of the session.
The session was a trial run for assessing the best means of educating law students before they enter practice about electronic practice in federal courts. Although not everyone will practice in federal court, it is probable that state court systems will move to incorporate use of electronic practice. For that reason awareness and understanding of electronic practice is becoming increasingly essential. The training may become a model for other law schools throughout the country.