Trademark Moot Court Competition Tryouts
Interested in Trademark Law? The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is the only competition in the United States with a focus on trademark and unfair competition law. Two teams of 2 students each will be selected to represent our law school in this competition. The regional tournament will be held in Chicago on Saturday, February 6, 2010. The National Finals will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C. During National Finals, cash prizes totaling up to $8,500 are awarded.
Tryouts consist of two parts. First, submit a short written memo: Assignments will be available beginning Monday, September 28th at the Moot Court Board Office. Submissions are due back at the Moot Court Board Office by Monday, October 5th at 9:00AM. Second, complete a 15-minute oral argument: Arguments will be heard the week of October 5th-October 9th. Sign up times will be posted on the Moot Court Board Office door. Participation is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.
For additional information, you are encouraged to visit http://www.inta.org/index.php?
On September 22, the United States Postal Service released a series of four new postage stamps commemmorating great United States Supreme Court Justices, including one featuring the law school's namesake Louis D. Brandeis. The other honorees are William Brennan, Felix Frankfurter, and Joseph Story. A story in Legal Times discusses the offering and notes that Thurgood Marshall's son will be at the dedication, along with Chief Justice John Roberts.
The USPS site provides this mini-biography of Brandeis: “Louis D. Brandeis was the associate justice most responsible for helping the Supreme Court shape the tools it needed to interpret the Constitution in light of the sociological and economic conditions of the 20th century. “If we would guide by the light of reason,” he once exhorted his colleagues, “we must let our minds be bold.” A progressive and champion of reform, Brandeis devoted his life to social justice. He defended the right of every citizen to speak freely, and his groundbreaking conception of the right to privacy continues to impact legal thought today.”
Photo Credit: Scott Hite, LexisNexis
Dateline—September 18th, 2009 UK Intramural Fields—Lexington, Kentucky
Led by the passing combination of UofL School of Law Quarterback Blake Bowling to receiver Jared Key, the law school football team defeated their arch rival UK College of Law last Friday evening 13-6 in Lexington.
The Bowling to Key passing combination resulted in an 18 yard reception in the first half followed by a 22 yard second half touchdown that turned out to be the difference in a heavily, defensive struggle by both teams.
The Cardinal Law defense was spectacular limiting the Cats to over 4, separate 4-and-outs while intercepting them twice, once by Josh Speirs and another by Jerred Kelly. Kelly’s interception late in the game turned out to be the game winning stop by the visiting Cards.
The Cardinal victory was the third in a row over their arch rivals in this annual competition held on the same weekend as the UofL vs. UofL football game.
In response to several law students' desire to have food service at the law school, the SBA has begun a pilot food service initiative. Beginning on October 5, 2009 through November 23, different organizations will be selling food in the law school lobby on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the exception of Oct. 7, 21, and 28. Each organization will be given an opportunity to sign up via TWEN for a date to sell food in the lobby. Any law student organization may sign up after they have added the TWEN page entitled "Student Organization Food Service." Once you have added the TWEN course, click the "Sign-up Sheets" link on the left. From there, click the "Food Service Sign-Up" link. Next pick the time that your organization would like to sell food in the lobby. Remember to type your organization's name next to your name. The sign-ups will be honored on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to email you back in a timely fashion.
This is a pilot food service project for this semester. If it goes well, we will do it again next semester. If it does not go well, then we will not. On behalf of the SBA, we thank you for your participation in this program.
Applications to participate must be received no later than Friday, October 16th by 5p.m. Please slide the following materials under the Moot Court Board (MCB) office door in a sealed envelope:
1. One Page Statement of
Interest in Immigration
2. Writing Sample
4. Unofficial Transcript
Interviews will be conducted on Monday, October 26th between 11a.m. and 4p.m. Please sign up for a time slot posted on the MCB office door. If the times do not work for you or if you would like more information, please contact Jamie L. Izlar, Team Facilitator, at email@example.com.
On Friday, October 2, 2009 the Sports and Entertainment Law Society will hold its Second Annual Tailgate and Cornhole Tournament before the U of L v. Pittsburgh Football game. Tailgating will start around 3 pm at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Cost for all you can eat and drink is $2 for members and $6 for non-members. We will have burgers, hot dogs, chips, side items, desserts, and various beverages. The cornhole tournament will start around 5 pm and is $10 per team to participate or $5 per person if you sign up as an individual. Prizes go to the top two teams. Look for the opportunity to sign up for the cornhole tournament in the law school lobby starting Wednesday, September 23, 2009 or contact an SELS officer or Sports Committee member. The cutoff time to sign up for the cornhole tournament is Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 pm. Please contact Jennifer Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The event is a great opportunity to network among your fellow law students, cheer on the Louisville Cardinals as they face a big conference rival, and just have a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!
It is amazing that we are beginning the sixth week of the semester! Some of your professors may have started to speed up in class and cover more pages. You may be working on your first graded writing assignment for BLS, preparing for a practice exam, studying for a mid-term, or all of the above. What can you do to re-group after these first five weeks if you are feeling pressured by the workload or are worrying that you are already behind in your studying? This week's tips will provide suggestions on how to handle pressure.
- Do not stop reading for classes because you have other projects or assignments due soon. Carve out time for the projects around your reading for classes. If you focus on papers or projects and ignore class reading, you will then be confused in class and behind in your reading. If you do not know how to find time for both reading and other tasks, make an appointment with the Director of Academic Success for help with time management.