Student News

Touch-tone registration to be phased out June 30

As of June 30, UofL no longer will offer touch-tone registration. Student registrations and drop/adds can be processed via the Web at http://www.ulink.louisville.edu. If any student has problems with registration, please contact Barbara Thompson, 502-852-6367, or Dean Sealing, 502-852-5603. You may also contact the Office of the Registrar at 852-6522 or to come to room 31, Houchens Building.

New Student Mentoring Program

Rising 2 and 3Ls,

For the 2008-2009 school year, the SBA is starting a student mentoring program for incoming 1Ls. If you would like to get to know members of the incoming class and give them personalized advice on how to approach and navigate through the first year of law school, please consider becoming a student mentor. Responsibilities may include participation at orientation related events, as well as being available throughout the school year, especially during the beginning of fall semester. We need all the help we can get, so, if you are at all interested, contact Will Corrigan (wmcorr01@louisville.edu) before July 4. Thanks!

Save the Date: Lawlapalooza 2008

Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, will be held Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This fun-filled evening of music benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which provides summer fellowships for University of Louisville law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

General admission tickets go on sale August 1 for $20 ($25 at the door) and may be purchased online at www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza. Every purchase isn't just a ticket to a great time. It's a tax-deductible donation to the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation!

To compete, each band must have at least one member who is an attorney or law student. In previous years, bands have run the gamut of musical styles: from Irish folk, to rock and roll, to Klezmer. All interested, or even curious, bands and musicians should check out this page for detailed information and exciting new features.

For more information about Lawlapalooza Tour 2008:

Beth Haendiges
Communications Director
University of Louisville School of Law
Tel: 502-852-5817
E-mail: lawlapalooza@louisville.edu
Web: www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza

Career Services and Public Service Dean Selected

The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law welcomes new Assistant Dean for Career Services and the Public Service Program Kathy Urbach. In this role, Urbach will assist students in obtaining part-time positions while in school and full-time legal employment upon graduation; she will also direct the Law School's Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. Urbach will join the law school on July 7, 2008.

Urbach is a Louisville native. She received her juris doctor from Georgia State University in 1991. She has experience in nonprofit management, legal services, and career and public service programs at law schools in Florida. Between 1998 and 2003, Urbach was at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. During her tenure there, she served as Director and Assistant Director of the Public Service and Pro Bono Programs and as Assistant Dean of Career Services. Most recently, she worked as a career counselor for Florida Coastal School of Law.

 

UofL Law Review Announces 2008-09 Members

The University of Louisville Law Review has selected members for 2008-09. There were nearly fifty very talented applicants, and the selection process was extremely difficult. Thank you to everyone who applied, and congratulations to the new members of Volume 47:

Adam Stotts

Jennifer Tarrance

Allyson Emley

Jessica Richards

Andrew Palmer

Kassendra Glynn

Barry Dunn

Kristin Bourland

Brian Pollock

Leah Campbell

Brian Stempien

Lucie Small

Chad Propst

Mari-Elise Gates

Chelsea Castiglioni

Megan Hastings

Courtney King

Michael Swansburg

David Haney

Natalie Nerland

David Kincaid

Rexena Napier

Eric Burnette

Richard Elder

Ian Richetti

Sabina Kudmani

Jenna Glasscock

Trista Moss

 

All new members should check their e-mail in the near future for information regarding member orientation on Saturday, June 14. Again, congratulations, and welcome to the University of Louisville Law Review!

BLS Briefs Available from Professors Hall, Duncan & Levinson

You can now pick up your graded BLS briefs (if your BLS professor was Prof. Hall, Prof. Levinson, or Prof. Duncan) in the Faculty Resource/Copy Center (room #272 across from classroom #275 on the second floor) during regular business hours.  If you wish to confirm that it will be open when you plan to stop in, call Marilyn (852-6389) or Becky (852-1230).

Public Service Opportunity: Improve the lives of at-risk children with disabilities

Volunteers are needed to work on a project to develop a Kentucky-specific consumer legal information handbook targeted for grandparents and other relatives raising children with disabilities. Understanding legal options and legal rights is essential for parents raising children with disabilities. Without this information many caregivers are unable to understand the options that are available to help them help the children develop their abilities and live happy and healthy lives. The handbook will include information on programs that provide financial support, health care, personal care, supportive services and education to families raising children with disabilities.

Volunteers will be assigned specific topics to research. The topics will be broken down using questions frequently asked by parents of children with disabilities, and the volunteers will be asked to develop answers and resource materials to address those questions. Volunteers will need to conduct research on the assigned topic including field research such as visits to programs and experts to gather information and materials. There is no fixed time or location for the work on this project, deadlines will be negotiated as assignments are accepted. All work with be supervised by David Godfrey, an attorney with nearly 9 years of experience in elder law. An editorial board of experts will be available for consultation. The editorial board will review all work from this project and provide feedback. The finished handbook will be widely distributed across Kentucky and will likely be used to train caregivers, attorneys and other advocates in this important area of the law.

Project completion is planned for this summer.

For more information contact;

David Godfrey,Managing Attorney
Access to Justice Foundation
Lexington, KY
859-255-9913 ext 12
dgodfrey@mis.net

Law School Hosts Open Forum with Justice Stephen Breyer

On May 6, 2008, the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law hosted a Kentucky Authors Forum conversation with United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Justice Breyer partook in a live interview with WFPL, followed by an open forum moderated by the law school's own Professor Sam Marcosson.

Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, took his seat in 1994. His book Active Liberty is based on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values that Justice Breyer delivered at Harvard University in 2004. In Active Liberty, Breyer argues that the Constitution's lasting brilliance is that its principles may adapt to cope with current situations.

Justice Breyer's WFPL Interview


The audience prepares for forum.

Members of the law school faculty.

Justice Breyer with Professor Macosson

 

 

Summer Classes--Last Day to Drop with 100% Tuition Reduction

The last day to withdraw from summer classes with 100% tuition reduction is Friday, May 16.

The last day to add a summer class is Friday May 16. 

SUMMER COMMUNICATION

Here's the plan for distributing information  related to Career Services over the summer.  On the law school's website (www.law.louisville.edu) click on Career Services and just read the front page for notices to students. 

Of course, if the Docket does actually get distributed during the summer when anything new is added, then we'll use that system also.  In either case, you'll have to take steps to receive the information, whether by regularly checking our website or by actually opening the Docket.

Have a wonderful summer, y'all, and don't forget that we will be here in the office if you find you would like our assistance.