Student News

Classes and Offices Returning to Normal Schedules

Beginning at 1:40 PM, Wednesday, September 17, 2008, all UofL classes and offices are returning to their normal schedules.

Class Cancellation Notices

The Law School follows the lead of the University on weather-related cancellations.  The official word on weather status is available from the University main information number, and from the website.  The Law School interprets "classes starting after 6pm" to not include 6pm classes, since those do not start after 6pm.

MINORITY LAW STUDENTS DINNER CANCELED

Due to storm damage and continuing power outages, the Minority Law Students Dinner, previously scheduled for Friday September 19 at Judge Clayton's house, has been canceled.  We will be rescheduling the dinner sometime in the near future.

Jim Jones Speaks at NAMI Walk

Jim Jones speaks to attendees at the NAMI Walk

 

Professor Jim Jones addresses the walkers at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Louisville 1.5K Walk at Waterfront Park, Saturday, September 13, 2008.  University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law staff and students joined Professor Jones' fund raising team for the NAMI walk.

Commemorate Constitution Day

The Law School takes great pride in contributing to the University of Louisville's annual commemoration of Constitution Day. This year's program consists of two videos presenting the views of Law School faculty on recent Supreme Court decisions. Those videos will be posted on this site on or before September 17, 2008. They will also play on monitors at the Law School on September 17.

Other activities include a constitutional curiosities scavenger hunt and a quiz bowl tournament and refreshments hosted by the McConnell Center

Negotiations Class Canceled

Ms. Gleason's Negotiations class is canceled Monday, September 15, 2008.

Intrastate Mock Trial Tryouts

Tryouts for the Intrastate Mock Trial Team will be held this week.  A sign up sheet is located on Prof. Powell's door.  For additional information please contact Don Rodgers (dfrodg01@louisville.edu).

ATTENTION 2L’s, 3L’s, and 4L’s – Pirtle-Washer Competition

The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition is a great opportunity for law students to hone their oral advocacy skills.  This competition is open to all 2L, 3L and 4L University of Louisville Law students.  The competition focuses on a competitor's ability as an oral advocate and therefore requires no research outside of the given materials.  The preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday October 11th with the finals on Friday October 17th.  If you are interested in competing please sign up on the Moot Court Boardroom door.  The problem will then be placed in your folder on September 20th.  You will then have until September 26th to turn in a final letter of commitment to compete.  For more information please ask a Moot Court Board member.

ATTENTION 1L’s – Bailiffs Needed

Your assistance is requested for the University of Louisville Law School's annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. The first rounds of competition will be held Saturday, October 11th. This is a great opportunity for first year law students to get involved and learn what to expect in first year oral arguments. If you are interested in working as a bailiff, Chris Elder (chris.elder@louisville.edu) or Katie Tipton (kktipt01@louisville.edu) for more information or to sign up.

Tom FitzGerald Wins Heinz Award

The law school is pleased to announce that adjunct law professor, Tom FitzGerald, has received the prestigious 14th annual Heinz Award for the Environment, a national honor that includes a $250,000 prize.

Mr. FitzGerald who has been hailed as Kentucky's environmental watchdog, has taught energy and environmental law at the law school since 1986 and has served as Director of the Kentucky Resources Council since 1984. He has also mentored many students interested in pursuing careers in public service, including Liz Edmondson, '07. "Fitz embodies the law school's vision of public service and has worked tirelessly as the state's premier environmental advocate over the past 25 years."

The Awards were established by Teresa Heinz in 1993 to honor the memory of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz. They celebrate the accomplishments and spirit of the Senator by recognizing the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the areas of greatest importance to him, including: Arts and Humanities, the Environment, the Human Condition, Public Policy, and Technology, the Economy and Employment.  


Heinz Award to Louisville activist (Courier-Journal.com, 09/09/08)

Tom FitzGerald wins the Heinz Award in the Environment (Cardinal Lawyer)