Student News

WLC Officers 2008-2009

Congratualations to the new WLC 2008-2009 Officers:

 

Alicia Paez: Treasurer
Holly Booksh: Secretary, website
Trista Corbin Moss: Vice-President
Jenna Glasscock: President

SBA Election Results

Congrats to the 2008-2009 SBA!

 

President- Rebecca Ellingsworth

Day Vice-President- Will Corrigan

Evening Vice-President- Leah Campbell

Secretary- Mike Swansburg

Treasurer- Adam Broadus

 

ABA Representative- Janae' Martin

Public Service Chair – Jenna Glasscock

Public Relations Chair – Rachel Carmona
Career Services Chair – Johnna Spicer
Social Chair- Colleen Goodman
Fundraising Chair- Lily Chan
SGA Senators- Jacob Taulman & Lucas Vance
3L Representatives- Adam Jarboe & Sarah Mikowski
2L Representatives- Lauren Bean & Jerred Kelly

 

Honor Council

 

Tyson Adams (3L)- Chief Justice

Bryant Smith (3L)

Thomas Patteson (3L)

Barry Dunn (2L)

Algeria Ford (2L)

Izzy Moore- (3L Alternate)

 

Purchasing Barristers Ball Tickets

On Monday, March 31 from 11:30-2:30 and on Thursday, April 3 from 11:45-3:30 students may purchase Barristers Ball Tickets from Izzy Moore in the lobby! $20 for one and $30 for two! Tickets will be $25 at the door so get yours in the lobby! If you can't make it to the lobby, contact your SBA Representative to purchase tickets before Friday, April 4!

SBF Officer Applications

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association. This student run organization helps raise and distribute funds for student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work.

We raise funds each year through the generous donations of faculty, staff, students and the legal community. Each spring, we host a charity auction which raises money through a silent and live auction for our annual grants.

We are currently accepting applications for next year's officer positions. The positions available are Vice Chair (which succeeds to Head Chair in the following year); Fundraising Chair; Publicity Chair and Secretary/Treasurer.

To apply please submit a resume and a brief statement explaining why you want to be an officer for SBF (a couple paragraphs). You can either email these to SBF Chair Emily Zahn or place an envelope containing a hard copy in her mail file.  Applications are due April 15, 2008. 

Check out our website to learn more: www.law.louisville.edu/students/sbf

MCB FACILITATORS

Facilitators:

I have posted on the bulletin board in the MCB office a list of the competitions from this year. By Wednesday, April 3, please write on the sheet next to your team where the team finished and whether they won any particular accolates (e.g., best brief, best oralist).

Thanks, Rob

MCB MEMBERS THURSDAY MEETING MANDATORY

Attention Moot Court Board Members:

Moot Court Board Elections will be held Thursday, March 27th at noon in room 075.  Sign-ups are on the door of the MCB office.  This is a mandatory meeting for ALL Moot Court Board members.  For information about positions, pick up a copy of the MCB Constitution in the office.

Josh O'Bryan, President
Moot Court and Professional Skills Board

SGA Supreme Court

Congrats to Algeria Ford for being nominated to the Student Government Association Supreme Court.  Pending confirmation, Algeria will begin serving his term next year as the law school's representative.

SBA, ABA & Honor Council Elections

All enrolled law students are eligible to vote on Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27.  Polls will be open from 11:00-2:00 and 5:00-7:00 in the Student Lounge outside of the Career Services and Student Bar Association (SBA) offices. 

Louisville Law Review Students Attend Session on “Electronic Practice in Federal Court”

Saving trees, saving time, and saving money are some of the benefits of the recent electronic developments in federal courts. But with these benefits come challenges. Several members of the Louisville Law Review staff and board attended a pilot training session for law students hosted by Jeff Apperson, U.S. District Court Clerk for the Western District of Kentucky, on Saturday, March 22, 2008.

During the half-day session, students were given an overview of the electronic systems now in federal courts. The overview included information on electronic case management, public access to court electronic records, and an overview of the web site. Students visited one of the federal courtrooms and were able to see first hand the bells and whistles that are now accessible to the judge, the parties, and the jury. Concerns about privacy and ethics were discussed as part of the session.

The session was a trial run for assessing the best means of educating law students before they enter practice about electronic practice in federal courts. Although not everyone will practice in federal court, it is probable that state court systems will move to incorporate use of electronic practice. For that reason awareness and understanding of electronic practice is becoming increasingly essential. The training may become a model for other law schools throughout the country.

What Was Lost Has Been Found

Last week two full-size umbrellas were turned in to Lost & Found. Don't wait for the next monsoon!  Claim your umbrella now. 

In addition, a Criminal Procedure book and the supplement were found in room 080.