Student News

Federalist Society Elections

The Federalist Society will hold officer elections for the 2010-2011 school year, today at 4:15 in Room 177. You may nominate yourself by emailing Shem Beard at or you may nominate yourself at the meeting. You may nominate yourself even if you are unable to attend.


ATTENTION 1L STUDENTS:  If you are not a member of a Structured Study Group this semester but would like to take a mini practice exam and receive feedback, plan to meet in Room 275 today at 1:15.  The mini exam will consist of one short answer question for Civil Procedure, Torts, Criminal Law, Property, and Contracts, plus 7 Civil Procedure multiple-choice questions.  If you take the practice exam today, your exam will be returned in your mailbox by Friday with feedback. 

Federalist Society Meeting

On Thursday, April 8, at 4:10 P.M. in room 177, the Federalist Society will meet to elect next year's officers. The meeting is open to anyone interested in helping organize next year's events.

University of Louisville Law Review Membership Applications Now Available

The University of Louisville Law Review membership applications are now available from the Faculy Resource Center (across from room 275).

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tommy Sturgeon at  We look forward to your application!

Congrats to the Newly Elected BLSA Officers!

Congratulations are in order for the newly elected 2010-2011 BLSA officers!

President:  Courtney Phelps

VP of Public Relations:  Brandon Edwards

VP of Fundraising & Public Service:  Courtney Glasker

Treasurer:  Jasmine Fogle  




Interested in the Law Clinic? Apply!

The Law Clinic is a law firm run by third-year law students who gain practical experience in the courtroom by representing real clients in Jefferson Family and District Courts.  From initial intake interview through conclusion of the case, the students are the primary contact with clients for all matters handled by the clinic. Student attorneys represent victims of domestic violence in EPO hearings and tenants in Forcible Detainer (eviction) Court under the supervision of Professor Shelley Santry, director of the Clinic.

Clinic is a four-hour course that is a really great experience.  Most clinic students say it is their favorite part of law school.  It gives students a chance to actually practice law and it looks huge on a resume!

If you are interested in participating in the Law Clinic next semester, send a resume and short statement of interest to Professor Santry at  Any questions should be directed to her as well. 

Students must have completed 60 hours by the end of this semester to qualify for a limited license to practice law under Supreme Court Rule 2.540.

Law Clinic Open House

The University of Louisville's Law Clinic serves low income individuals and victims of domestic violence in Jefferson County District and Family Courts and provides an opportunity for third-year law students to practice law under supervision.  During the 2009-2010 academic year, we handled 169 cases. 

On Thursday, April 15, we were joined by friends and partners in celebration of the success of the Law Clinic at an Open House.  We gratefully acknowledge our partners, donors, students and staff who have helped us make an impact in our community.

Senior Picnic at the Red Barn

There will be a Senior Picnic at the Red Barn on Wednesday, May 5th, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Admission is free.   For more information, please to the following website:

Congratulations to the International Arbitration Moot Team

Congratulations to the International Arbitration Moot Team on their performance in Vienna!  

Although the team did not advance to the final rounds, during each of its four rounds, the team, composed of Elisabeth Luff and Andrea Fagan, was praised for its understanding of the case and issues, the thoroughness of its research, its presentation skills, and its ability to handle the toughest questions.

Great job representing the school internationally!

ATTN Graduating Students: Please fill out the "Hooding Poll"

Every year the graduating class picks up to three professors whom they would like to hood them at Graduation.  The May 2010 Graduating students can choose up to three  (3) professors at the following link to hood them during graduation: Graduating students will be able to vote from April 6, 2010 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.  The list is only comprised of the professors that will be attending this upcoming graduation.  If you have any questions about this poll, then email Victor Revill.