The Louisville Bar Association will be hosting its annual Attorney Bowl for Kids Sake on February 20th, 2008 at the Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes at 4th Street Live. Participation in this event will serve as an investment into the local community. All proceeds will go to benefit the Kentuckiana Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. Lanes are available at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:45, and teams may have up to six bowlers. It would be great if a team from Brandeis could participate. This will be a great opportunity to not only help kids in the local community, but to also network with members of the Louisville Bar Association. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, please contact Ja Nae Martin your Louisville Bar Association Representative at email@example.com.
Good luck to the ABA Negotiations Competition Team!! The team of David Scott and Scott Powell will be representing the University of Louisville School of Law at the National Competition in Los Angeles, CA February 7 and 8.
Having finished 2nd in the regional competition last semester, Scott and Dave qualified for the national compeition this week. Good Luck Gentlemen!!
The next Lunch 'n' Learn sponsored by the Public Service Program will be on Wednesday, February 13 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 177. Our guest speaker will be Patti Heying from the Department of Public Advocacy. All students are welcome to attend. If you are a third year who still needs to sign up for your public service project, this might be an opportunity for you. Reservation Forms will be available for students to sign up that day.
For more information, contact Jina Scinta, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, please visit their website: http://dpa.ky.gov/default.php
From the university
The Tuesday forecast is for possible severe weather. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to monitor local media for the latest weather news. The UofL Alert system will be activated only if the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for Jefferson County, Ky. UofL Alert includes emergency messages sent via cell phone text message, campus phones, UofL e-mail accounts and posted on the UofL home page. To see an example of the home page message placement and for more information on UofL Alert, go to http://louisville.edu/alerts
From law school IT
Because the forecast for February 5 includes a significant risk of more severe weather, faculty, staff and student organizations may wish to shut down their computers and printers. If we have a serious electrical interruption, shutting down will minimize damage.
For students and instructors in evening classes: The Law Library has a weather
radio at the Circulation Desk. If you wish to check on the forecast, the radio is always on.
Thanks to the support of the Louisville Law Community, this year's career day was a success. Both first year law students and other law students seeking guidance were able to meet with Louisville attorneys and learn about the law they practice. With the help of such mentors, our students are better able to learn how their education can shape their career and see the myriad of opportunities available to them.
Below are a few images from the event.
The Moot Court Board is looking for student volunteers to sit as judges for the Environmental Law Moot Court’s practice sessions. Although not required, exposure to environmental law would be helpful. The practice sessions are on February 7 and February 14 from 3:30-5:30. The team’s success at the national competition rests on the quality of practice sessions. Students’ comments and critique of the team’s oral arguments would prove extremely valuable in helping the team hone their arguments and skills. If interested, please contact Patrick Watson at email@example.com or Josh Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
On February 1, a three-judge panel from the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals will hear oral arguments presented by Air Force appellate government and defense counsel in the Allen Courtroom. Law students are invited to attend the proceedings. Documents summarizing the case will be made available prior to the proceedings.
The Court consists of eight sitting judges, two of whom are graduates of our law school: Colonel James R. Wise (class of '75) and Colonel Barbara Goodwin Brand (class of '81).
Following the proceedings, Colonel Wise and his law clerk, Captain Cynthia Kearley, will be available to discuss their work in the Court. Students are welcome to join the officers for a brown bag lunch.
The University of Louisville Student Bar Foundation grants fellowships and funding for public service legal work according to its mission. Grant applications are due February 15, 2008. Please return them to the mail file of Emily Zahn.
Please go to the SBF website to download the application. Forms are also available outside the SBF office door (basement level, just past 080 where the student organization offices are).
About the Student Bar Foundation:
The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association. Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for student fellowships for law-related public service work with a focus on:
- Delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent;
- Law-related public education; and/or
- Improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.