Student News

October and November Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the 2010 October and November issues of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs publication.
  • "From the President's Desk: Get Your Informed Vote" by Laurel S. Doheny, '92 (Oct, p. 3)
  • "Playing by Kentucky Rules: Researching the Kentucky Rules of Evidence" by Professor Kurt X. Metzmeier, '95 (Oct, p. 7)
  • "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head..."  (Oct, p. 9)
  • "Recent Changes in Kentucky Condominium Law" by Erik C. Lattig, '06 (Oct, p. 24)
  • "The Louisville Bar Association - A Genuine Success Story" by Frnk P. Doheny Jr., '65 (Nov, p. 3)
  • "Section News: Labor & Employment" by Michael K. Kirk, '84 (Nov, p. 5)
  • "The University of Louisville's 2010 Law Alumni Awards" by Dean Jim Chen (Nov, p. 6)
  • "ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy" by Brant Sloan, '10 (Nov, p. 14)
  • "What is a Lawyer Doing in the Clinic?" by Martha J. Hasselbacher, '90 (Nov, p. 17)
  • "Protecting Shareholders From Personal Liability in Nursing Home Lawsuits" by Chelsea Castiglioni, '10 and Michael Sutton (Nov, p. 18)
  • "Lawlapalooza Tour 2010 Rocked" (Nov, p. 21)
Copies are available in the library's reserves.

Excellent Performance by the Health Law Moot Court team!

Congratulations to Elisabeth Fitzpatrick, Eric Lowe, and Sarah Potter for an excellent performance at the Health Law Moot Court Competition. 

 The judges were very impressed with the competitors' oral arguments, remarking that the team was "very polished" and "extremely well organized and easy to follow." 

Thanks for your hard work.  If you see Elisabeth, Eric, or Sarah, please congratulate them on their achievement and for proudly representing our school.

Good Luck to the Arbitration Moot Court Team

Good luck to Samantha Thomas-Bush, Brandon Edwards, Megan Keane and Aaron Price as they compete in the American Bar Association's Arbitration Competition this weekend, November 13th and 14th at Northern Kentucky University. If you see them, please wish them good luck!

Congratulations Samantha, Brandon, Megan and Aaron, and thank you for your hard work this semester.

Lambda Law Caucus Present an Overview of LGBT Law Issues TODAY AT 2:30

Greg Nevins, the Senior Staff Attorney from the Southern Regional Office of Lambda Legal will be giving a presentation on current issues in LGBT law. The speech will begin at 2:30 in Room 175.

Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy: Private Property and Public Protection


 
Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Private Property and Public Protection:
The Brandeisian Alternative


Professor Michael Allan Wolf
Nelson Chair in Local Government Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law

Thursday, November 11, 2010
6:00 p.m.


Room 275, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Open to the public; reception to follow (no RSVP needed)
 
 
Michael Allan Wolf, Ph.D., J.D., is the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. A legal historian and nationally recognized expert on the intersection of land use and environmental law, Professor Wolf is the General Editor of the most widely cited property law treatise, Powell on Real Property, the co-author of a major casebook on land use planning and the environment, and author of The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler (2008), a history of the landmark zoning case and its impact on land use in the U.S. Professor Wolf received his B.A. from Emory University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.

The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy is one of several law and policy initiatives in land use and environmental responsibility at the University of Louisville, and is supported by the Herbert Boehl Fund and the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund. This lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Louisville Phi Beta Kappa Speakers’ Committee. This lecture is given in honor of the birthday of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Louisville native for whom the Law School is named.

Superior Court - Number 1 in New Albany, IN seeking a Legal Intern to begin working in January

Judge Susan Orth is seeking a legal intern to assist with "behind the scenes" operations.  Schedule is very flexible and Judge Orth will work to accommodate student's schedule.  For details, go to:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/careers/current-jobs and select Part-time Job No. 103.

 

Seeking Interns for Congressman Geoff Davis

Congressman Geoff Davis is seeking interns to work in the Washington, DC office as well as the Ft. Mitchell, LaGrange, Williamstown, Maysville and Ashland offices.  This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a Congressional office.  Internships are unpaid and are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Internships in the district require a maximum of ten hours per week; internships in Washington, DC are both part- and full-time.  Internship applications are available in the Career Services/Public Service Library, room 186.

 

Registration is Closed through Nov 15

Attention students:  The University registration system is closed November 10 through November 15.  You may manage your registration account beginning November 16. 

Academic Success Tip

This week’s tips focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Once you decide your priorities, plot out on a calendar which tasks you will complete each day.  Be realistic.  Mark down the actual hours you will spend on each task.  Consider the following possibilities:

  • Listen to CDs in the airport, on the plane, or while driving.
  • Review outlines while in the airport, or on the plane, or while waiting for family to arrive.
  • Photocopy the pages you need to read rather than lugging all of your books with you.
  • Ask a family member or friend to quiz you with flashcards at home or during a long commute.
  • Get up earlier or go to bed later than family so that you can carve out time to study.
  • Negotiate time to study when family/friends are doing other activities that do not need to include you.
  • Schedule time with family and friends so that you know when you can study and they know when they will see you.
  • Consider whether you can study in a different location than home in order to get time, space, and quiet for studying.
  • Plan to take Thanksgiving Day off if possible.  If you have too much to do, at least take a portion of the day off and have fun.
  • Use the template calendar attached to plan your schedule.

Four Students Needed to Serve as Bailiffs This Weekend

Several students needed  for the Intrastate Mock Trial competition going on downtown at the Hall of Justice this weekend.

There will be two trials each day.  Opening rounds are Saturday at 9am-12pm and 2-5 p.m. The semi-finals and finals are scheduled for Sunday at 9a-12pm and 2-5 p.m. 

Anyone who is willing to help out please email Jackie Clowers at jclowers5@gmail.com with the date and time you are willing to help.

We only need one bailiff per trial  This is a good chance for 1Ls to get involved with the Moot Court Board.