Student News

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam - November 7, 2009

Are you planning to take the November 7 MPRE?  The deadline to register for the exam is September 29.  You can register online at  The fee for the MPRE is $60.  The registration fee is nonrefundable.

Diversity Forum to Address ENDA

Keys to the Door: ENDA, Transgender Identity, and Community
September 29, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Room 275

Sponsored by the Diversity Committee and the Lambda Law Caucus, with the following co-sponsors: ACLU of KY, ACS, BLSA, Fairness Campaign, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, SBA, UofL LGBT Services Office.

A  three-person panel will discuss ENDA generally, the case for inclusion of transgender people in ENDA, and the politics of ENDA.  

This event is part of the UofL Pride Week celebration and will include a light lunch from Expressions of You (available at 11:30 AM).

SBA September Student of the Month: Rexena Napier

Rexena is recognized for her dedication to increasing the University of Louisville Law School's reputation. She is a 3L and is the President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, an organization that is committed to safeguarding the rights of animals through the legal system and raising public awareness regarding Animal Law. She has also worked at the Lewis and Clark Animal Law Clinic. She started the newest Journal at the Law School, the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law. Rexena is also the Recorder for the Lambda Law Caucus and is an Academic Fellow. She was very helpful in organizing the Animal Clinic Community Service Day during 1L Orientation this summer. We appreciate all that you do for Louisville Law. Your contributions do not go unnoticed.




Law Student Negotiation Competition Tryouts

The Moot Court Board will sponsor two teams to participate in the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition.  The Regional Competition will take place November 7-8 at Thomas Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, MI.  The National Finals will be held February 5-6 in Orlando, FL.  This is a competition that we won in 2007-2008.  This competition does not involve writing a brief.  Interested 2L, 3L, and 4L students should sign up on the Moot Court Board door by September 18, 2008.  Participants must join the ABA Law Student Division and pay a $25 membership fee.  Note that the Regional date conflicts with the November MPRE.  You may take the MPRE in the spring to avoid this conflict.  See flyers around the law school for more information, or visit the competition's website at:

Depending on the level of interest, there may be tryouts and we may request additional information from you.


Please contact Mark Fendley at with any questions.

Daily Giveaway: The Grand Prize Winner Is...

Congratulations Jason Crosby! You've won an iPod Touch. Please retrieve your prize from Dean Bean.


Thank you to all who submitted a completed orientation evaluation form!

Additional Winners:

Richard Williams - Louisville Law mug

Patrick Benzick - 50 Blue Books

David Erhart and Kristie Wetterer - Westlaw laptop bag and highlighter pen

 Charlie Mingus and Lindsey Noller - Louisville Law lunch bag

Adam Monich (unclaimed) and George Murray -  UofL Brandeis Law Orientation t-shirt

Nancy Vinsel - 1 GB thumb drive from Westlaw

Robert May and Natalie Smith - "Justice Louis D. Brandeis: The People's Attorney" DVD 

Jasmine Fogle and Jennifer Lynch - Westlaw thermos

Sadaf Aulakh - Louisville Law portfolio and 10 printed resumes

Erica Bindner-Wooten, Thom Stevens, and Earlene Whitaker - Westlaw laptop bag and highlighter pen

Tyler Jolley (unclaimed) and Amanda Warford - Louisville Law mug

Vince Kline, Amanda Prager (unclaimed), Joe Tackett, and Alex White - UofL Brandeis Law Orientation

Michael Brenyo and Lani Burt - Westlaw thermos

Joshua Abell (unclaimed) and Greg Mayes (unclaimed) - 1 GB thumb drive

Molly Block and Nathan Fort - "Brandeis at 150: The Louisville Perspective"

Riley Duck - a red leather basket filled with a Louisville Law thumb drive, candy, blue books, and more school supplies 

17th Annual Louisville AIDS Walk Sept. 13, 1-5pm

It's not too late to register for the Louisville AIDS Walk! To register, please visit and join the Louisville Law team--registration for the walk is free! Funds raised at this event ensure that those in need continue to receive the food, medical assistance, housing, counseling, legal assistance, and other support services provided by a diverse group of local non-profit organizations. You can collect donations online or bring them to the walk. Join other students and professors in supporting this great community event.

If you are attending the walk, meet downtown at the Belvedere near Main Street at 1.30pm. Come wearing a U of L shirt and look for someone holding a Louisville Law sign.

If you have any questions, contact Sandra Moon at

Kentucky Bar Exam - February 2010

Are you graduating this December and planning to take the Kentucky Bar Exam in February 2010?  The bar application filing deadline is October 1, 2009, and several items are required at the time of filing your application.  If you need help navigating through the many requirements, please stop by the Academic Success Office in Room 212. 

Academic Success Tip - Time Management

Evaluate your time management and study habits for the past three weeks.  Do you need to make improvements?  Are there problems for which you have not found a solution yet?  E-mail Ms. Ballard for an individual appointment so that you can get some assistance in those areas.



Your assistance is requested for the University of Louisville Law School’s annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. The first rounds of the competition will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009. This is a great opportunity for first-year law students to get involved and learn what to expect in first-year oral arguments. If you are interested in working as a bailiff, please attend the informational meeting on Monday September 14, 2009 at 3:45 in the Moot Court Board Office. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Johnna Spicer ( or James Fisher ( for more information or to sign up.

Pirtle-Washer 2009 Signups

It is now time for the annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition signups. The competition is open to all 2L's, 3L's, and 4L's. A signup sheet is located on the Moot Court Board office door. The deadline for signups is this Friday, September 11 at 1:30 pm. Information packets, including the problem and all related materials, will be put in your mailbox on Monday, September 13. Signing up on the door of the Moot Court Board office is not a final commitment to participate. After reviewing the packet and problem, you will need to sign the contract included in the packet and return it to Johnna Spicer's mailbox no later than 5:30 pm on Monday, September 21, 2009. Please contact Johnna Spicer with any additional questions.