Student News

JAEL Membership Applications DUE TODAY!

Journal of Animal and Environmental Law (JAEL) member applications are due today. You can submit them either by hardcopy or electronically on our TWEN page.

 

The hardcopy is due by 3pm and you can either drop them in our office (or slip them under the door if we aren't there) or place them in our drop box next to the student mailboxes.  

 

To submit them electronically, you must join our TWEN page and you can upload them into the assignment drop box. Electronic submissions are due by Monday, May 10th at 11pm. 

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email either Kristen Staley (kestal02@louisville.edu) or Byron Gary (byron@louisville.edu). 

KBA Annual Student Writing Competition

The June 1 deadline for entering the Kentucky Bar Association's Annual Student Writing Competition is fast approaching! The KBA invites and encourages students currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, the University of Louisville School of Law, and Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law to enter this competition which offers Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award. First, second, and third place awards will be given. The first place prize is $1,000 and possible publication in the Bench & Bar; second place is $300 and third place is $200. Students may enter their previously unpublished articles.  Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines.  Submit entries with contact information by mail to: Communications Department, Kentucky Bar Association, 514 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601-1812. Questions related to the contest can be directed to Barbara Thomas at bthomas@kybar.org or by phone, 502-564-3795, ext. 224.

Locker Keys

Attention:

 

Any graduating students need to return their locker keys to Vickie Tencer.  Her office is located upstairs next to the Cox Lounge.  Please do so as soon as possible.

 

Thanks,

Daniel Jay Cameron

President-SBA 

Wayne Williams' Art Exhibit

Artist Wayne Williams has generously loaned many of the colorful paintings on exhibit in the Reading Room and elsewhere in the Law Library. Mr. Williams is a retired art instructor at St. Xavier High School.
 

20 Minutes about the Kentucky Women's Book Festival

On May 15, women writers and readers from around Kentucky will gather at the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library for the Kentucky Women's Book Festival to talk books, poems, short stories and other types of writing.

The festival, now in its fourth year, is a unique opportunity for writers and readers to meet face to face and talk about their craft. Speakers at this year's festival include Affrilachian author Crystal Wilkinson and Sarah Gorham, president of Sarabande Books. Sessions are free to attend, but lunch is $16 and requires advance reservations. Register by calling 502-852-8976.

UofL Today caught up with Women’s Center director Mary Karen Powers, one of the event’s organizers, to talk about the festival.

Read the full story: "20 Minutes about the Kentucky Women's Book Festival" by Brandy Warren (UofL Today, April 21, 2010)

BLSA Convocation

The 9th Annual BLSA Convocation will be held on Friday, May 7th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Allen Courtroom.  All BLSA members, friends and family, alumni, and the entire Brandeis Law School community are invited to attend!

Moot Court Teams Meet National Success

A moot court team from the UofL Brandeis School of Law recently won a national championship in the New York University Immigration Law Competition, placing first out of 16 teams from around the country.

Law students Duffy Trager and Rachel Carmona argued for the team, which had to take on a case involving recidivism in immigration law. Maria Mourad worked on the brief and preparation for oral arguments.

"We really put ourselves through the paces before we got there," said Trager of the team's intense preparation for the event.
Carmona agreed that the secret to their success was practice, practice and more practice. "The more practice you can get, the better your chances-and we practiced all the time," said Carmona, who credited the team's coach, professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, and facilitator Jamie Izlar for preparing them.

UofL teams placed second in the International Commercial Arbitration competition at Loyola University and the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition. A UofL team also submitted the national second-place brief in the Saul Lefkowitz National Trademark Competition.

The university also had semi-finalist teams in the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition, the National Animal Law competition and the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Competition (Intellectual Property Law) and quarter finalists in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition and the Florida Bar Association National Tax Law Competition.

The law school had 18 moot court teams this year that included 50 to 60 students-all second-year law students or higher. Faculty members as well as local attorneys coach and facilitate the teams.
 

Full Story: "National Champs: Moot court team continues strong tradition" by Kevin Hyde (UofL Today, April 29, 2010)

Graduating Students: Please Complete Short Bar Exam Survey

If you have not yet completed the bar exam survey, please take a few seconds today to submit it electronically.  The survey consists of 5 short questions.  (See attached.)  Copies of the survey are also available outside Room 212.  Thank you!

 

Graduation Party at Flanagan’s

Attention Brandeis Law Students: Graduation Party at Flanagan’s

Tuesday, 04 May 2010, 8 PM -1 AM?

Flanagan's
934 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY
   
Come out and celebrate with all of the graduating 3Ls and 4Ls!!

After exams and Derby, come have another night out with the graduating 3Ls and 4Ls.

There will be tons of food, drinks and a DJ sponsored by the Student Bar Association.

This event is open to all law school students and guests.

Short Bar Exam Survey - Please Complete!

Are you graduating on May 8?  If so, please remember to complete the attached bar exam survey for the Academic Success Office.  The survey consists of 5 short questions and should take no longer than 30 seconds to complete.  Copies of the survey are also available outside Room 212.  Thank you!