A version of Exam4 for the Legal Research final and Torts I mid-term is available now. For more information, including how to download, install and use Exam4 to take and submit practice tests and live exams, click here.
The Exam4 practice test deadline for 1Ls planning to use their computer to take either or both the Legal Research final exam and Professor Leibson's Torts I mid-term exam is 6:00 PM EDT, Saturday, October 3, 2009. A propertly submitted practice test is a requirement before you may use your computer on either of these exams. Students who fail to properly take and submit a practice test by the deadline will be refused technical assistance of any kind should they experience any technical difficulty using Exam4 on the Legal Research final and/or the Torts I mid-term.
Another version of Exam4 for all other exams will be forthcoming, and more information about that will be posted later.
National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Sign Ups
Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held February 18-20, 2010 in White Plains, New York. The team's coach is Carey Peter.
The deadline for submission of these items is Wednesday September 30, 2009 at noon.
Information regarding the competition can be found online at: http://www.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=23579
The maximum number of participants is three. Any questions regarding the competition or requirements listed above may be directed to Cameron Griffith (email@example.com).
University of Louisville officials unveiled the renovated Belknap Campus oval at a press conference September 22, 2009.
The oval has been under reconstruction since 2007. The project includes a cascading fountain, lighting, landscaping and safety features, such as sidewalks, curbs and brickpavers. It was paid for by Transportation Enhancements Program funding through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and a grant from the University of Louisville Foundation.
Trademark Moot Court Competition Tryouts
Interested in Trademark Law? The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is the only competition in the United States with a focus on trademark and unfair competition law. Two teams of 2 students each will be selected to represent our law school in this competition. The regional tournament will be held in Chicago on Saturday, February 6, 2010. The National Finals will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C. During National Finals, cash prizes totaling up to $8,500 are awarded.
Tryouts consist of two parts. First, submit a short written memo: Assignments will be available beginning Monday, September 28th at the Moot Court Board Office. Submissions are due back at the Moot Court Board Office by Monday, October 5th at 9:00AM. Second, complete a 15-minute oral argument: Arguments will be heard the week of October 5th-October 9th. Sign up times will be posted on the Moot Court Board Office door. Participation is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.
For additional information, you are encouraged to visit http://www.inta.org/index.php?
On September 22, the United States Postal Service released a series of four new postage stamps commemmorating great United States Supreme Court Justices, including one featuring the law school's namesake Louis D. Brandeis. The other honorees are William Brennan, Felix Frankfurter, and Joseph Story. A story in Legal Times discusses the offering and notes that Thurgood Marshall's son will be at the dedication, along with Chief Justice John Roberts.
The USPS site provides this mini-biography of Brandeis: “Louis D. Brandeis was the associate justice most responsible for helping the Supreme Court shape the tools it needed to interpret the Constitution in light of the sociological and economic conditions of the 20th century. “If we would guide by the light of reason,” he once exhorted his colleagues, “we must let our minds be bold.” A progressive and champion of reform, Brandeis devoted his life to social justice. He defended the right of every citizen to speak freely, and his groundbreaking conception of the right to privacy continues to impact legal thought today.”
Photo Credit: Scott Hite, LexisNexis
Dateline—September 18th, 2009 UK Intramural Fields—Lexington, Kentucky
Led by the passing combination of UofL School of Law Quarterback Blake Bowling to receiver Jared Key, the law school football team defeated their arch rival UK College of Law last Friday evening 13-6 in Lexington.
The Bowling to Key passing combination resulted in an 18 yard reception in the first half followed by a 22 yard second half touchdown that turned out to be the difference in a heavily, defensive struggle by both teams.
The Cardinal Law defense was spectacular limiting the Cats to over 4, separate 4-and-outs while intercepting them twice, once by Josh Speirs and another by Jerred Kelly. Kelly’s interception late in the game turned out to be the game winning stop by the visiting Cards.
The Cardinal victory was the third in a row over their arch rivals in this annual competition held on the same weekend as the UofL vs. UofL football game.