Student News

The Courier-Journal Celebrates Brandeis' Legacy

Professor Laura Rothstein's review of the latest Brandeis biography, Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, by Melvin I. Urofsky was featured in the Courier-Journal this past Sunday. Urofksy is a Brandeis scholar and a professor of law and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Urofsky's Brandeis biography was listed among the New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2009".

"Urofsky's rich and detailed biography often includes a specific reference to a current issue and analyzes it from a Brandeis perspective. He emphasizes how Brandeis dissents have almost all become the prevailing view of the law today, a testament to his prophetic abilities and his enduring values. Even without the author's highlighting, the reader is frequently reminded in reading the book of how much of Brandeis' life work is relevant today." ~Laura Rothstein

The CJ featured a story by Melvin I. Urofsky himself, Louis Brandeis' Louisville: Justice was always a son of Kentucky that includes a brief overview of Brandeis' life and accomplishments and several photos from the law library's collection.

Sunday's paper also includes an editorial by Sam Upshaw, Jr. that draws comparisons to Brandeis' and Obama's career paths and portrays them both as change agents.


The law school will celebrate Brandeis' birthday and commemorative stamp unveiling on Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 AM. The public is welcome to attend.

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Academic Success Tip - Practice Questions

Practice; practice; and then practice.  Doing several practice questions for each of your classes is essential to exam success.  Make sure that you practice all questions given to you by your professors.  Practice questions are also available from study aids such as Examples & Explanations.  You can also look at CALI and bar prep materials for questions.  Make time this week to find practice questions for each of your classes that you can do over the break.   This extra effort will save you time in the end. 

Celebrate Justice Brandeis' Birthday with SALDF and Doughnuts!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will be selling coffee and doughnuts during the Brandeis Birthday Celebration on Friday, Nov. 13 from 9am - 11am. Doughnuts - $1, Coffee - $1.50. We hope you will join the Law School in celebrating Louis D. Brandeis' 153rd birthday! 

Academic Success Tip - Use Your Time Wisely and Recharge Your Study Schedule

Take a close look at your study schedule.  Are you utilizing your free time effectively, especially the time that was once reserved for classes that have now ended, including Basic Legal Skills and Professional Responsibility?  Put this additional free time to good use - review your class notes, finalize your outlines, meet with your professors.  Whatever tasks you need to accomplish in preparation for finals, be sure to take advantage of the time you now have available.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB YET?

The Kentucky Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Association will be giving information on what to do if you do not have a job yet.  Please attend if you are still in the job search.  The event will be in room 275 at 12 p.m. today (Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009).  Free food will be served!!!

Study Abroad!

Ever consider studying abroad, as part of your legal education?  An information session is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, November 11, in Room 075.  Ms Virginia Hosono, Assistant Director, from the International Center will be there to answer questions, and our own Colleen Hagan will speak about her summer abroad experience.  Professor Kathleen Bean, Associate Dean for Student Life, will also attend. If you are interested and cannot make this meeting, contact Professor Bean for information.  

Criminal Law Moot Court Tryouts

The Twelfth Annual Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court
Competition will be hosted by the SUNY— Buffalo Law School on Saturday,
March 27, 2010. A team from the University of Louisville won the
competition in 1999 and 2000 and we are hoping to bring the title back
to the law school!

Those interested in trying out should submit their resume and a writing
sample of no more than 10 pages to Lauren Bean at
lebean01@louisville.edu by Friday, November 13, at 12 p.m.  These
documents must be in a single .pdf file.

Tryouts will be held on Thursday, November 19, from 4-7 p.m. in the
Allen Courtroom. Sign-ups are on the Moot Court Board Office door.

Competitors must argue State v. Kennedy, 957 So.2d 757 (La. 2007), to
the United States Supreme Court.  Oral arguments are limited to 10
minutes and competitors may pick either side.

For questions about try outs, please contact David Haney at
dlhane03@louisville.edu or Lauren Bean.
For more information about the competition, please go to
http://wings.buffalo.edu/law/bcls/

Ace of Cakes

For those students who attended the Academic Success Workshop on Stress Resilience, you may recall the presenter's announcement that a star of Food Network would be visiting the University of Louisville Campus.  Geof Manthorne of the hit show Ace of Cakes will be in the SAC Multipurpose Room at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12.  Join him for a live cake demonstration!  Admission is FREE with your UofL ID.  General public $10.

Need a Massage?

30 minute massages are available for $6 at Campus Health Services on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Schedule and pay in advance at the Belknap Campus Health Services Reception desk.

Academic Success Tip - Plan to Meet with Your Professors

Goal:  After each class this week, make a list of questions that you need to ask your professors.  This is the perfect time to organize the areas on which you need help.  By being ready to ask questions at the beginning of the last week of classes (next week), you will avoid the rush on the very last class days and the difficulty of finding professors over the exam period.