Student News

Introducing ExamTracker 3000

Students who take exams using Exam4 may now confirm online that their exams have been successfully submitted and received.  ExamTracker 3000 is available at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-tracker.

Check ExamTracker 3000 after every exam.  Each course will be listed as soon as the first student finishes and submits his/her exam electronically.  If your exam number is listed, you know your exam made it home.

ExamTracker 3000 will also be available in the Mosaic Lobby during finals.

Christian Law Society 2009-2010

The Christian Law Society (CLS) would like to congratulate its new officers for the 2009/2010 school year: Molly Mattingly, President, Richard Green, Vice-President, Levi Kamer, Secretary/Treasurer, and Ashley Eade, Communications Officer.

Our Spring Post-Exams Party will be Sunday, May 3 5pm-9pm at Richard Green’s house.

The purposes of the CLS are 1) to foster Christian fellowship among University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law students, faculty, and staff, and 2) to promote, study, and further the practice of law as a professing Christian.
The CLS includes members of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Latter-Day Saints, Baptist Churches, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, and non-denominational Community churches. We welcome all members of the UL Brandeis School of Law. The CLS is not affiliated with any national organization.

If you’d like to learn more, please email molly.mattingly@louisville.edu

LBA Announcements

The Louisville Bar Association would like to inform members of our law school community about their new Twitter page. Yes, you heard correctly. The LBA is now 'Tweeting' with the goal of improving dialogue between LBA members, law students and other legal professionals in our community.

Also, everyone is invited to attend their press conference scheduled for Monday, April 20 at 10 AM in the Judicial Center (2nd floor Attorneys Room) as they announce the results of this year's Judicial Evaluation of Jefferson Circuit and Family Court judges. Many of whom have sat and ruled on recent highly publicized cases including the Bellarmine student Katie McCoy trial (Judge Susan Shultz Gibson), PRP student Max Gilpin trial (Judge Mitchell Perry) and the recent Eeron Harper murder trial (Judge James Shake).

The conference is open to the public.

2009-2010 National Moot Court Team

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate the members of the 2009 National Moot Court team on their recent selection.  Team members include Ben Basil, Barry Dunn, Michael Gray, and Marty Pohl.  The team is coached by Professor Sam Marcosson.

The National Moot Court Competition is the school's flagship moot court team.  The problem can be on any subject and is released in September of each year.  The regionals for the National Moot Court Competition are held each November at locations around the country.  Louisville Law competes in the Richmond, Virginia, Regional.  Louisville's recent success in the competition includes winning Regional Best Brief two of the last three years and advancing to the semi-finals of last year's Regional.

 

The Moot Court Board is responsible for organizing and administering all of the Moot Court activities of the Law School. The Board facilitates all Moot Court competitions, whether they are in-house competitions or external competitions to which our teams are lucky enough to travel. The three main internal competitions the Moot Court Board organizes each year are: Pirtle-Washer Oral Arguments, First Year Oral Arguments, and the First Year Oral Argument Competition.

 

Please keep an eye out at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year for opportunities to participate in other Moot Court competitions.  The competitions are a great way to gain experience and knowledge about specific areas of law which fascinate you or which you might be interested in practicing in one day.

 

SALDF Election Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will  hold a meeting to elect officers on Thursday, April 16th, at 12pm in Room 171.

Coming Soon: ExamTracker 3000

By the beginning of Spring 2009 final exams on Wednesday, April 22, the IT staff plans to deploy ExamTracker 3000™, an amazing, new, high-tech program that will display students' exam numbers in real time as they complete and submit Exam4 exams.  ExamTracker 3000 ™will be set up in a prominent place on the first floor of the classroom wing.  Using ExamTracker 3000™, students will know with absolute certainty that their electronic exams have been successfully submitted and received.

2009 - 2010 Moot Court Board - New Members

 

2009-2010 MOOT COURT BOARD - NEW MEMBERS

 

The Moot Court Board is responsible for organizing and administering all of the Moot Court activities of the Law School. The Board facilitates all Moot Court competitions, whether they are in-house competitions or external competitions to which our teams are lucky enough to travel. The three main internal competitions the Moot Court Board organizes each year are: Pirtle-Washer Oral Arguments, First Year Oral Arguments, and the First Year Oral Argument Competition.

 

Aaron Dyke

Aaron Price

Andrew Swafford

Ben Basil

Blake Nolan

Brian Bennett

Cameron Griffith

Connie Barr

Daniel Cameron

Eric Lowe

Heend Sheth

James Fischer

Jamie Izlar

Jared Sawyer

Jennifer Leong

Maddie Schueler

Marilyn Osborn

Mark Fendley

Nathan Chittick

Phil Lawson

Roz Cardini

Samantha Zeghers

Whitney True

 

 

Congratulations to all of our new members!!

SALDF Election Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will  hold a meeting to elect officers on Thursday, April 16th at Noon. Room TBA.

Hooding Poll for Graduating Students

Students graduating next month are encouraged to vote for the faculty members whom they wish to present the graduates' hoods at the Law School Convocation.  The online survey form is at www.law.louisville.edu/students/sba/grad-survey. Graduating students must log in with their Lawnet credentials to vote in the poll and may only vote once.  You may select up to three faculty members.  Only the names of those faculty members who will be present at the Convocation are listed.

Moot Court Competitors return from Vienna

ILS Moot Court Team Members

 

Left to right: Arbitrators Dr. Prof. Christian Schwartz (Netherlands), Prof. Janet Walker (Canada) and Ziva Filipic (Slovenia), University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law teammates Marshall Casey, Rebecca Simms, UNAM teammates Luis Paz and Angelica Huacuja

The Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot involved 233 teams representing 59 countries and 1,500 students.  Fifty-three United States law schools were represented, although the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team was the only team representing Kentucky.  There were more than 600 arbitrators from around the world – drawn from law firms and law school faculties – comprised the three-person panels that heard more than 1,000 arbitrations.  

The  University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team was represented by Marshall Casey and Rebecca Simms. The team acquitted itself extremely well in the first four rounds, receiving very positive comments from the Arbitrators, and actually competed against three teams that went on to the finals.

In the first round the  University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team went against the top team of three representing the University of Paris, the Sorbonne; in round two they went against the National Autonomous University of Mexico which could be described as the “Harvard of Mexico,” the number one school in the country; they faced Charles University, Czech Republic, in round three, and, finally, the University of Munich, an extremely strong school and one of 24 German (second only to the United States) teams.  As noted, Paris, UNAM and Munich went on to the finals.

Although the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team did not make the final round of 64 they moved very successfully through the first four rounds, learned a great deal and represented Brandeis in a very important aspect of the gathering, international networking.  It seemed that many participants – from both civil law and common law countries were aware of Louis Brandeis.  There were also opportunities to view the art and history of Vienna. In this the team was aided by alumna, Kristina Huddleston,`97.

Keith Sealing, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs