Student News

First-Year Oral Advocacy Semi-finals

Congratulations to Margaret Royar, Jenn Siewertson, Josh Porter, and Thomas Stevens for advancing to the semi-finals of the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition.  The semi-finals will begin on Thursday, April 1 at 4:00 in the Allen Courtroom.  Professors Leslie Abramson, Cedric Powell, and Luke Milligan will judge.  Everyone is invited to attend.


4:00 Margaret Royar (appellant) v. Jenn Siewertson (appellee)

4:45 Thomas Stevens (appellant) v. Josh Porter (appellee)

University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting - Thursday, April 1

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University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Room 175

(This meeting will not conflict with either Therapeutic Jurisprudence or the Brandeis Medal Lecture.)

National Moot Court Team Try-outs

Sign-ups for the National Moot Court Team are in progress! Sign up on the Moot Court Board Room door by Monday, April 5, 2010.

Applicants must also submit a sample brief as a writing sample (which, can, but need not be the BLS brief); this is due to Prof. Marcosson by Monday, April 5th. This counts for 50% of the try-out score.

Try-outs will consist of a 15 minute oral argument based on the brief and will take place Wed., April 7th and Friday, April 9th.  The oral argument counts for 50% of the try-out score. Four individuals will be selected to represent the School on two teams.


If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Marcosson, Barry Dunn, Marty Pohl, Duffy Trager, Ben Basil, or Michael Gray.

Deadline to Order Graduation Apparel

May, August & December 2010 Graduates

Wednesday, March 31 is the deadline to order your graduation apparel.



First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition Quarterfinals

The Moot Court Board thanks everyone who participated in the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition this year.  Twenty-six students argued in the Competition's first round on Monday.  Eight individuals advanced to the quarterfinals which will be held Wednesday, March 31.  Terry Cushing (Assistant United States Attorney), Shane O'Bryan (Dinsmore & Shohl), and Rebekkah Rechter (Kentucky Supreme Court staff attorney) will judge the quarterfinals.

All students are invited to attend the remaining rounds of the competition.  The quarterfinals begin Wednesday at 4:00, the semi-finals Thursday, April 1 at 4:00, and the finals on Friday, April 2 at 2:00.  All rounds are held in the Allen Courtroom.

First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition Quarterfinals

Wednesday, March 31

Allen Courtroom

4:00 Margaret Royar v. Earlene Whitaker

4:45 Todd Garland v. Jenn Siewertsen

5:45 Alex Davis v. Josh Porter

6:30 Sarah Potter v. Thomas Stevens

The Brandeis Honor Society presents the Brandeis Medal Lecture

The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law invites you to honor the latest recipient of the Brandeis Medal.  Melvin I. Urofsky, professor of law and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University, will deliver the Brandeis Lecture in room 275 on Thursday, April 1, from 1 to 2 p.m.  New members of the Brandeis Society will also be recognized.  A reception will take place in the Cox Lounge immediately after the lecture.

Professor Urofsky's research on the life and jurisprudence of Justice Brandeis has drawn extensively from the archives of the University of Louisville Law Library.  The New York Times has named Professor Urofsky's biography, Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, one of the "most notable books" of 2009.

Although this event is free, your reply to Becky Wenning at 852-1230 will help us ensure adequate seating.

Student Awards Program April 9 -- Save the Date

On Friday, April 9, 2010, the law school will recognize the accomplishments of its students with a reception and awards program. The reception will run from 5:00 - 6:00 that evening. The program will follow in the library at 6:00. Students are invited to bring family and friends to this ceremony. We ask that you RSVP to Becky Wenning to help ensure we have space for everyone.

Who will be recognized?

Scholarship recipients and those who have received honors for outstanding work in academics and leadership roles. Members of honor societies; members of moot court teams who participated this year; members of each law journal, the SBA and SBF.

How do I know if I will be recognized?

Some awards are still being decided. Once all awards and scholarships have been named, students who have received them will be notified. If you need to know NOW, please send an email to Beth Haendiges, who can look up your name to see if you are currently in the program.

2010 Summer and Fall Registration Times

Attached are the times for 2010 summer and fall registration.  Registration times are based on credit hours completed and does not include spring 2010 credit hours.

Please check your summary of account to make sure that you do not have any financial holds.  If you have a financial hold, you will not be able to register for classes.

All forms are due by 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 7.

Dean Bean is having a registration advising session for first year students on Tuesday, March 30 and April 5 for upper division students.  If you have question, please feel free to contact Dean Bean.

Moot Court Reception

On April 5, 2010, the Brandeis School of Law will host a reception to recognize all the Moot Court Teams that have participated and excelled in competitions over the past academic year and to honor those coaches and facilitators who have supported and enabled the achievements of all participants.

The event will be held in the Career Services Wing (North Lobby) of the Law School and will run from 4:30 PM -  6:00 PM.  Refreshments will be provided and it is not necessary to RSVP.

Please join us as we congratulate the teams, coaches and all those involved in our excellent Moot Court Program. Should you have any questions, please contact Vickie Tencer, Unit Business Manager, at 852-6092.

Exam4 for Spring 2010

Exam4 for Spring 2010 final exams will be available to all students beginning Monday, April 5.

Hardware and operating system requirements, and download and installation instructions, are posted at  Students are also urged to review the policy governing exams taken on computer.

Exam4 is available for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Windows XP and Vista and now Windows 7.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester must download and install the finals version of Exam4 AND properly take and submit a practice test by 6:00 PM EST, Friday, April 16, 2010. A properly taken and submitted practice test identifies the student by his/her UofL user name (e.g., ldbran01) -- not by one's student ID number, or any other combination of letters or numerals. To submit a practice test electronically, one must be on campus and connected to the University's wireless network. The University's firewall prevents off-campus submission.

Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester and cannot comply with the practice test requirement by the deadline must contact the Associate Dean for Student Life before the deadline if he/she wishes to petition for an extension of the practice test deadline or exemption from the practice test requirement.

VERY IMPORTANT: Any student who takes any exam on computer who: 1. has not properly taken and submitted a practice test, or 2. has not brought a working USB flash drive to any exam, will be refused technical assistance by the IT staff, including, but not limited to, submitting a completed exam.

After the practice test deadline has passed, the IT staff will send an e-mail confirmation to each student who has properly and timely submitted a practice test. In the meantime, you may check whether your practice test was received at Any practice test listed on the Exam Tracker is presumptively o.k.