Student News

Immigration Law Moot Court Team Competes

Congratulations to Ted Farrell and Rachel Carmona for participating in the Immigration Law Coot Court Competition at NYU Law School over the weekend.  They were among the top six teams after the preliminary round and they competed in the quarter final round of the competition.

Photo Gallery: Passing the Baton

Diversity Forum Series: Passing the Baton - Current and Future Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in Louisville - February 24, 2009

 Photo Credit: Michael ben-Avraham

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Adreienne Henderson
BLSA President, Adrienne Henderson
Denise Clayton
Gerald Neal
Judge Denise Clayton
Senator Gerald Neal
Philip Bailey
Cheri Bryant Hamilton
Journalist Philip Bailey
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton
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Environmental Law Moot Court Advances to Quarterfinals

"Do we reward criminals?"  Using this line, Algeria Ford began the series of arguments that would lead the team of Algeria Ford, Leah Campbell and Brian Pollock to beating out 43 other schools to reach the quarterfinals of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) at Pace Law School over the weekend.  The team displayed excellent oral advocacy skills during the preliminary rounds, including recognition for Brian Pollock as Best Oralist, allowing them to advance. 

Coach Cary Peter, an alumnus, helped guide the team to the school's irst appearance in the quarterfinals at this competition.  The team ould like to thank everyone who provided assistance by acting as judges s we prepared.

Photo Gallery: University of Louisville Law Review Symposium

University of Louisville Law Review Symposium: First Amendment Issues in Emerging Technology - February 20, 2009

 

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Christopher McDavid
Dean James Chen
Dean David F. Partlett
Christopher McDavid kicks off the symposium.
Dean James Chen delivers the opening address.
Keynote speaker, Emory law school Dean David F. Partlett
David Partlett
Panelists
Session 1: Advances in Speech Technology and the Implications for Society
Session 2: Regulating Potentially Harmful Speech
Kurt Metzmeier
Ellen Podgor
Ilya Shapiro
Moderator Kurt Metzmeier
Professor Ellen Podgor
Cato Institute Fellow Ilya Shapiro
Susan Duncan
Udo Fink
Arnold Loewy
Moderator Susan Duncan
Professor Udo Fink
Professor Arnold Loewy
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Session 3: Regulating "Hate Speech" & Holocaust Denial
Session 4: The Shifting Nature of Speech Technology
Blake Morant
Paul Secunda
Dean Blake Morant
Professor Paul Secunda
Eric Segall
James Chen
Professor Eric Segall
Dean James Chen
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Volunteers Needed

The Center for Women and Families needs 15 volunteers to help work their largest fundraising event of the year. They need auction bid spotters and raffle ticket sellers. Information about the event follows and if you volunteer, you get to attend for free (normally a $175 cost). If you are interested, please email jenna.glasscock@louisville.edu by the end of the day on Friday. Thanks.

 

22nd Anniversary Celebration of Service & Survival

Honoring the 2009 Women of Distinction
February 26, 2009
Louisville Marriott Downtown
5:00 PM Reception and Auction
6:30 PM Dinner and Program

"How I Spent My Summer Vacation: The Rule of Law in Iraq" - Ilya Shapiro

February 19, 2009, 12:00pm – 12:50pm
Room 175
Sponsored by: Federalist Society
Registration Cost: Free Pizza!!
Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was Special Assistant/Advisor to the Multi-National Force-Iraq on rule of law issues and practiced international, political, commercial, and antitrust litigation at Patton Boggs LLP and Cleary Gottlieb LLP. Shapiro has contributed to a variety of academic, popular, and professional publications, including the L.A. Times, Washington Times, Weekly Standard, Roll Call, National Review Online, and from 2004 to 2007 wrote the "Dispatches from Purple America" column for TCS Daily.com. He also regularly provides commentary on a host of legal and political issues for various TV and radio outlets, including Fox News, CBS, WGN, Voice of America, and American Public Media's "Marketplace." He is also an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School and lectures regularly on behalf of the Federalist Society, The Fund for American Studies, and other educational and professional groups. Before entering private practice, Shapiro clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, while living in Mississippi and traveling around the Deep South. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School (where he became a Tony Patiño Fellow). Shapiro is a native speaker of English and Russian, is fluent in Spanish and French, and is proficient in Italian and Portuguese.

TYLA/ACOT Regional Trial Competition

The 2008-2009 TYLA/ACOT  Regional Trial Competition is  this weekend, hosted by Michigan State University.  The  U of L/Brandeis School of Law is sending two teams.The team members are  Erin Blake, Matt Stauble and Chris Hoerter, Sam Lee  The team is coached by  Rob Riley and Kimberly Ballard.

New Databases

The University Libraries has subscribed to two new databases, which replace the print journals. Both are provided by EBSCOhost.

Race Relations Abstracts
Includes records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Urban Studies Abstracts
Includes records covering essential areas related to urban studies: urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

 

First Year Oral Argument Practice Rounds. Moot Court Membrs--We Need Judges.

Attention Moot Court Members and First Year students:

A sign up sheet has been placed on the door of the moot court board office for practice rounds to the First Year Oral Argument.  All moot court members are asked to sign up as soon as possible to serve as practice round judges.

*First year students are NOT to sign up for practice rounds at this time.  

ATTENTION WOMENS LAW CAUCUS MEMBERS

The Women's Law Caucus is proud to announce a new mentoring partnership with the Women Lawyer's Association.  Each interested WLC member will have the opportunity to have an attorney in the community as a mentor.  The mentoring program is brand new, so the details will be forthcoming.  However, if you are interested, please let us know ASAP because we need to submit a list to the WLA this week!

We need the following information:

*name

*phone number

 *email address

*area of practice you are interested in (can be general, such as civil, criminal, litigation, transactional, etc.)

 

Email this (or put it in my mailbox) to: Jenna Glasscock Johnston.

 

Thanks,

 

Jenna Glasscock Johnston, President, Women's Law Caucus