Student News

SALDF Invites You To Puppy Palooza!!

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents the Second Annual Puppy Palooza! Join us on April 11th between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Patterson Park & Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, 1418 Morton Ave., Louisville, KY.

Puppy Palooza provides fun activities and games for people and dogs! Free Admission! Featuring: a fenced in dog area for off fleash fun, informational tables from local businesses and animal organizations, giveaways and prizes, and a silent auction from 2pm - 4pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Society.

 

Find the event on Facebook at: http://bit.ly/9Sb0x9. 

First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition Finals Today

The Moot Court Board invites everyone to the finals of the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition held today, Friday, in the Allen Courtroom.  The final round begins at 2:00 and features Jenn Seiwertsen (Appellant) arguing against Josh Porter (Appellee).  The finals judges include Chief Judge Sara Combs of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Judge Tom Wine of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and Judge Fred Cowan of the Jefferson County Circuit Court.

Moot Court Board Informational Session

The Moot Court Board informational session will be held Monday, April 5th at 3:40pm in room 080.

Information will be provided on the Moot Court Board, requirements of members, and the upcoming application process for interested individuals.

First-Year Oral Advocacy Semi-finals

Congratulations to Margaret Royar, Jenn Siewertson, Josh Porter, and Thomas Stevens for advancing to the semi-finals of the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition.  The semi-finals will begin on Thursday, April 1 at 4:00 in the Allen Courtroom.  Professors Leslie Abramson, Cedric Powell, and Luke Milligan will judge.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Pairings

4:00 Margaret Royar (appellant) v. Jenn Siewertson (appellee)

4:45 Thomas Stevens (appellant) v. Josh Porter (appellee)

University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting - Thursday, April 1

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University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting

Thursday, April 1, 2010

12:15-12:45

Room 175

(This meeting will not conflict with either Therapeutic Jurisprudence or the Brandeis Medal Lecture.)

National Moot Court Team Try-outs

Sign-ups for the National Moot Court Team are in progress! Sign up on the Moot Court Board Room door by Monday, April 5, 2010.

Applicants must also submit a sample brief as a writing sample (which, can, but need not be the BLS brief); this is due to Prof. Marcosson by Monday, April 5th. This counts for 50% of the try-out score.

Try-outs will consist of a 15 minute oral argument based on the brief and will take place Wed., April 7th and Friday, April 9th.  The oral argument counts for 50% of the try-out score. Four individuals will be selected to represent the School on two teams.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Marcosson, Barry Dunn, Marty Pohl, Duffy Trager, Ben Basil, or Michael Gray.

Deadline to Order Graduation Apparel

May, August & December 2010 Graduates

Wednesday, March 31 is the deadline to order your graduation apparel.

 

www.louisville.ed/commencement.caps-and-gowns

First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition Quarterfinals

The Moot Court Board thanks everyone who participated in the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition this year.  Twenty-six students argued in the Competition's first round on Monday.  Eight individuals advanced to the quarterfinals which will be held Wednesday, March 31.  Terry Cushing (Assistant United States Attorney), Shane O'Bryan (Dinsmore & Shohl), and Rebekkah Rechter (Kentucky Supreme Court staff attorney) will judge the quarterfinals.

All students are invited to attend the remaining rounds of the competition.  The quarterfinals begin Wednesday at 4:00, the semi-finals Thursday, April 1 at 4:00, and the finals on Friday, April 2 at 2:00.  All rounds are held in the Allen Courtroom.

First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition Quarterfinals

Wednesday, March 31

Allen Courtroom

4:00 Margaret Royar v. Earlene Whitaker

4:45 Todd Garland v. Jenn Siewertsen

5:45 Alex Davis v. Josh Porter

6:30 Sarah Potter v. Thomas Stevens

The Brandeis Honor Society presents the Brandeis Medal Lecture

The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law invites you to honor the latest recipient of the Brandeis Medal.  Melvin I. Urofsky, professor of law and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University, will deliver the Brandeis Lecture in room 275 on Thursday, April 1, from 1 to 2 p.m.  New members of the Brandeis Society will also be recognized.  A reception will take place in the Cox Lounge immediately after the lecture.

Professor Urofsky's research on the life and jurisprudence of Justice Brandeis has drawn extensively from the archives of the University of Louisville Law Library.  The New York Times has named Professor Urofsky's biography, Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, one of the "most notable books" of 2009.

Although this event is free, your reply to Becky Wenning at 852-1230 will help us ensure adequate seating.

Student Awards Program April 9 -- Save the Date

On Friday, April 9, 2010, the law school will recognize the accomplishments of its students with a reception and awards program. The reception will run from 5:00 - 6:00 that evening. The program will follow in the library at 6:00. Students are invited to bring family and friends to this ceremony. We ask that you RSVP to Becky Wenning to help ensure we have space for everyone.

Who will be recognized?

Scholarship recipients and those who have received honors for outstanding work in academics and leadership roles. Members of honor societies; members of moot court teams who participated this year; members of each law journal, the SBA and SBF.

How do I know if I will be recognized?

Some awards are still being decided. Once all awards and scholarships have been named, students who have received them will be notified. If you need to know NOW, please send an email to Beth Haendiges, who can look up your name to see if you are currently in the program.