Student News

Congratulations to the New International Law Society 2011-2012 Officers

Your new International Law Society officers are:


President: Mackenzie Wallace

Vice President: Sara Thompson

Public Relations Chair: Nick Laughlin

Fundraising Chair: Jen Ewa

Secretary : Jimmie Guilfoyle

Treasurer: J. Brandon Johnson


Best wishes for a strong and active International Law Society group next year.


Professor Shelley Santry and Attorney Bethanni Forbush-Moss will hold an information session on the CASE fellowship with the Brandeis School of Law.  This paid fellowship will run from May 2011 to May 2012 and involves representing domestic violence victims in custody cases in Jefferson Family Court.  All law students who have completed 60 hours are eligible to apply.  A limited license to practice law is required. 

The experience you will gain from practicing law and representing clients in court will set you apart from your classmates no matter what type of law you want to practice when you graduate.  Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Come hear all about it next Tuesday, April 19, in room 171 at noon.

New WLC Officers for 2011-2012

Congrats to our new officers!
The WLC Officers for 2011-2012

Courtney Pawley - President
Emily Sloan - VP
Sara Thompson - Secretary
Whitney Roth - Treasurer
Dana Eberle-Peay - PR Relations

Make-up Exam Request Forms Are Now Available

Make-up exam request forms must be submitted to Student Records by Wednesday, April 20, at 5:00 p.m.

Request forms for make-up exams are now available on the table near Student Life and Student Records.  You may also download the form from the Law School website at:  The rule for exam conflicts is below.  For more information, consult the Student Handbook.   
"A student has an exam conflict and may reschedule an exam if he or she has more than one examination scheduled to begin within 12 hours of one another or if the student has an exam at 6:00 p.m. with another exam the next morning at 9:00 a.m. Three exams in three days do not qualify as a conflict.  In the event of an “exam conflict,” the student shall take the make-up at the next available make-up session that does not create another conflict.  All rescheduled and make-up examinations must be approved by the Associate Dean for Student Life.  If a professor and student want to schedule a make-up exam on a day other than the make-up day, they may do so with the approval of the Associate Dean for Student Life only after the Associate Dean for Student Life has determined that there is an exam conflict.  In such event, the make-up exam may not be given before the regularly scheduled exam and it must be administered by the faculty member.  The Student Records Office will administer make-up exams that are scheduled on the regular make-up days."

Moot Court Board Currently Accepting Applications for the 2011 - 2012 Year

MCB is a Recognized Student Organization that plans and manages external and internal moot court, mock trial, and professional skills competitions at the Brandeis School of Law. 

The MCB application process requires students to submit an application, resume, and complete an interview.  Applications and resumes are due Friday, April 15 at 1:00 PMThe MCB application is available outside the MCB office. 

Turn your application and resume in by placing it in the envelope outside the MCB office.  Sign-up for a time to interview on either Monday, April 18 or Tuesday, April 19 when you turn in your materials.  Membership decisions will be made by Friday, April 22. 

If you have any questions, please e-mail Stephanie Loper at

National Moot Court Try-outs

Tryouts for the National Moot Court Team will be this Friday and Saturday April 15-16th.  All students interested in representing the University at the Regionals in Richmond, VA in November, and possibily the Nationals in New York next January should:

1)  Sign up on the sheet on the Moot Court Board office door by Wednesday, April 13.

2) Submit a brief as your writing sample (can be, doesnt have to be your BLS brief) to Professor Marcosson by this Wed April 13th.

3)  Perform a 15-minute oral argument based on the brief.  

Two Teams of 2 members each will be selected to compete.  Competitors will earn 2 hours of credit, and have the chance to compete against students in the top law schools in the nation. 

Questions?  Ask Josh Porter at

Forum Featuring UofL's Sustainability Expert

April 14, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 275, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

Justin Mog, UofL's sustainability expert, will speak to the law school about how we can get involved in the university's sustainability issues on campus.

A selection of soups will be provided by Soup ByCycle on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please bring your own beverage. 

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Forum Featuring UofL's Sustainability Expert

Barbara Thompson, an Unsung Shero

On April 12, Barbara Thompson, Director of Student Records, was presented with an Unsung Shero Award at the 2011 Women of Color Transformation Tea.

The Women of Color Transformation Tea began in 1997 and is an open forum for the diverse spectrum of women of color and friends on UofL campuses.  The Tea affords women an opportunity to empower one another by sharing concerns, problems and positive suggestions.

Ms. Thompson was nominated by Kathy Bean, Robin Harris and Laura Rothstein. To be eligible, the nominee must be a woman of color who is presently a university employee and who has made a significant impact in the lives of women either in the Metro Louisville community or on the University campus.

SHLA Elects New Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Student Health Law Association for 2011-2012:

  • President – Denise Hall
  • Executive Vice President – Sara Thompson
  • Vice President of Event Planning – Lauren Claycomb
  • Vice President of Fundraising – Luschka Montijo
  • Treasurer – Brittany Deskins
  • Secretary – Jennie Lynch
  • Public Relations – Whitney Roth
  • Liaison – J. Brandon Johnson