The Animal Law Moot Court Competition was held at Harvard University this past weekend. The University of Louisville sent two moot court teams: Lauren Bean/Rexena Napier and Sarah Haegele/Melissa McHendrix. Additionally, Ebert Haegele competed in the closing argument competition. All competitors performed very well and impressed the judges. Final scores are not out yet, but unofficially both moot court teams went 1-1 against top teams such as Duquesne, Berkeley (Winner of Best Brief), and New Mexico.
Out of 16 teams, only four make the semi-finals and unfortunately neither UofL team advanced among such tough competition. The judges were quite impressed with UofL's preparation. Lauren Bean was complimented on her controlled demeanor and steady pace while delivering her argument. The judges were very complimentary of the policy behind Rexena Napier's argument and her quick responses to their questions. Sarah Haegele impressed the judges with her poise and ability to remain relaxed under intense pressure. The judges complimented Melissa McHendrix on her ability to withstand difficult questioning while choosing her battles wisely and refocusing the judges on her core argument.
"Daddy, they shot the dogs," uttered Ebert Haegele dramatically to begin his closing argument about two family pets that were shot. He did this in front of six jury members from the Harvard Law Community. Ebert impressed them with his level of preparation and all thought his argument was very logical. They also loved his visual aids (they looked like a million bucks). In a battle where mere points separated the competitors, Ebert was not able to advance to the finals. Overall, the University of Louisville was very well represented by this group of competitors who garnered the respect of many in the animal law community over the weekend.
Be sure to congratulate these fine competitors for their tremendous effort and preparation. Special thanks to Professors Marcosson, Liebson, and Cross for their help in the team's preparation.
The 2d Annual University of Louisville Law Review Symposium will be held at the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, February 20, 2009.
This year's topic is "First Amendment Issues in Emerging Technology" and will feature key note speaker, Dean David Partlett from Emory University School of Law.
Other guests include: Dean Blake Morant--Wake Forest University School of Law, Prof. Paul Secunda--Marquette University School of Law, Eric Segall--Georgia State University College of Law, Dean James M. Chen--University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Prof. Deborah Lipstadt--Emory University, Dr. Prof. Udo Fink--Johannes Gutenburg University (Mainz, Germany), Prof. Arnold Loewy--Texas Tech University School of Law, Prof. Russell L. Weaver--University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Prof. Ellen Podgor--Stetson University School of Law, and Ilya Shapiro--Cato Institute.
Topics covered will include:
"Advances in Speech Technology and the Implications for Society"
"The Shifting Nature of Speech Technology"
"Regulating 'Hate Speech' & Holocaust Denial"
"Regulating Other Potentially Harmful Speech"
General Admission (includes lunch) is $25. Admission with 6 hours CLE credit is $125.
The registration table will open at 8:00am for materials pick-up and check-in. Attendees may also register online at: http://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/ULS/eventcal/eventcal.cgi
Sponsored by: Federalist Society
Registration Cost: Free Lunch (and not just pizza!)
Former library student worker, Jessica Milling ('09), gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, February 1.
Prior to her delivery, Jessica served as the law school's Faculty Research Assistant Program (FRAP) representative. Under the supervision of Professor Hilyerd, she played an integral part in formatting and verifying the citations for inclusion in the forthcoming catalog of faculty scholarship. Ben Silver has since filled that position.
Sponsored by: Federalist Society
Registration Cost: Free Lunch!!
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Mr. Miranda served previously as Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, leading 51 Republican staffs on judicial confirmations, and as.Senior Nominations Counsel to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. Miranda is credited by MoveOn.org as the architect of the Republican “nuclear option,” and the Washington Post and others credit him as the first to lead opposition to President Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers.
In February 2006, Mr. Miranda was awarded the Ronald Reagan Award by the American Conservative Union for his leadership on judicial nominations. The Ronald Reagan Award is considered the highest award of the conservative movement. He has been a Visiting Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a Senior Counsel at the Family Research Council, and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, publishing 35 articles on judicial nominations.
Mr. Miranda is a frequent lecturer at law schools and events on “The Obama Presidency and the Fight for the Courts;” “Politics and Policy: Building for a Coherent Immigration Reform;” “
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Between 1987 and 1998, Mr. Miranda practiced law with leading international firms in
Classes are canceled and offices will be closed, Friday, January 30, 2009. The law school will reopen on Monday, February 2.
For more information, see the Weather Policy.
Due to inclement weather, the law library will be operating on reduced hours this weekend. The library will be open 10-5 on Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday.
It will reopen on its normal schedule Monday, February 2, 2009.