Student News

Congrats to the Newly Elected BLSA Officers!

Congratulations are in order for the newly elected 2010-2011 BLSA officers!

President:  Courtney Phelps

VP of Public Relations:  Brandon Edwards

VP of Fundraising & Public Service:  Courtney Glasker

Treasurer:  Jasmine Fogle  




Interested in the Law Clinic? Apply!

The Law Clinic is a law firm run by third-year law students who gain practical experience in the courtroom by representing real clients in Jefferson Family and District Courts.  From initial intake interview through conclusion of the case, the students are the primary contact with clients for all matters handled by the clinic. Student attorneys represent victims of domestic violence in EPO hearings and tenants in Forcible Detainer (eviction) Court under the supervision of Professor Shelley Santry, director of the Clinic.

Clinic is a four-hour course that is a really great experience.  Most clinic students say it is their favorite part of law school.  It gives students a chance to actually practice law and it looks huge on a resume!

If you are interested in participating in the Law Clinic next semester, send a resume and short statement of interest to Professor Santry at  Any questions should be directed to her as well. 

Students must have completed 60 hours by the end of this semester to qualify for a limited license to practice law under Supreme Court Rule 2.540.

Law Clinic Open House

The University of Louisville's Law Clinic serves low income individuals and victims of domestic violence in Jefferson County District and Family Courts and provides an opportunity for third-year law students to practice law under supervision.  During the 2009-2010 academic year, we handled 169 cases. 

On Thursday, April 15, we were joined by friends and partners in celebration of the success of the Law Clinic at an Open House.  We gratefully acknowledge our partners, donors, students and staff who have helped us make an impact in our community.

Senior Picnic at the Red Barn

There will be a Senior Picnic at the Red Barn on Wednesday, May 5th, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Admission is free.   For more information, please to the following website:

Congratulations to the International Arbitration Moot Team

Congratulations to the International Arbitration Moot Team on their performance in Vienna!  

Although the team did not advance to the final rounds, during each of its four rounds, the team, composed of Elisabeth Luff and Andrea Fagan, was praised for its understanding of the case and issues, the thoroughness of its research, its presentation skills, and its ability to handle the toughest questions.

Great job representing the school internationally!

ATTN Graduating Students: Please fill out the "Hooding Poll"

Every year the graduating class picks up to three professors whom they would like to hood them at Graduation.  The May 2010 Graduating students can choose up to three  (3) professors at the following link to hood them during graduation: Graduating students will be able to vote from April 6, 2010 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.  The list is only comprised of the professors that will be attending this upcoming graduation.  If you have any questions about this poll, then email Victor Revill.

Upper Division Academic Advising Session

For any students who missed the upper division academic advising session Monday, April 5, 2010, a recording is now posted online at



Be sure to read all of the registration instructions before registering for classes.

SBA April Student of the Month: Nathan Chittick

Nathan is a member of the Moot Court Board and is the facilitator for the Arbitration Team. He represented the law school and the Moot Court Board by contacting dozens of attorneys to assist with Arbitration Team practices. He is a member of the Law Review and will serve as the Senior Notes Editor for Volume 49. Nathan is also a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He serves with a tank unit based out of Fort Knox, Kentucky and attends the Expeditionary Warfare School’s monthly seminar in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, Nathan found time to clerk part-time with Travis & Herbert Attorneys.  

The Supreme Court as Commander in Chief

Please join us in welcoming Judge Martin L.C. Feldman, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, as he discusses this timely and engaging topic.  Professor Luke Milligan will provide commentary.

Lunch is provided.

Room 175