Student News

University of Louisville Law Review Publication Decisions for 2008-09

The Law Review editorial body has reviewed a host of submissions for its upcoming edition. The final decisions have been made. Congratulations to the following people for being selected for publication in the Vol. 47 of the University of Louisville Law Review.

  • Julia Riehm McGuffey,  Best Note
  • A. Nicholas Nasier,  Honorable Mention
  • Megan K. Reese,  Honorable Mention
  • Matt Lynch
  • Christopher Thomas McDavid
  • Stephen J. Mattingly
  • Matthew Piekarski
  • Caroline Lynch Pieroni
  • Megan D. Randolph
  • Megan L. Renwick
  • Dustin Thacker
  • Maya R. Warrier
  • Jennifer Kristen Weinhold
  • Andrew Young

National Association of Women Lawyers Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers is sponsoring a writing competition. The winner will receive $500 and be printed in the Women Lawyers Journal.  The essay may not exceed 15 pages and must be on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. 

The deadline is April 30. Contact Dean Sealing for additional information.

Washington DC EEOC Summer Opportunity

March 30th Application Deadline!

Commissioner Stuart Ishimaru has two unpaid law clerk positions available in Washington, D.C. He is one of five Commissioners who lead the agency by establishing policy and regulations, approving litigation in a variety of areas, and establishing and overseeing various programs and initiatives.

Law clerk assignments may include reviewing litigation recommendations and federal employment discrimination determinations, performing legal research and writing research memoranda on employment discrimination and administrative law issues, attending meetings with the Commissioner and his staff attorneys, assisting in preparing for public EEOC meetings, and drafting speeches.

A background in employment discrimination and/or civil rights law is preferred. Strong writing skills are required. Law clerks must be available for a minimum of eight weeks. Must be a current student Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and short writing sample by March 30, 2008 to

2008 Louisville Law Community Service Day

On April 5, 2008, the law school community will embark upon its first annual day of collective public service. The initiative arose from student input into the university’s strategic planning process. The purpose of this event is to highlight the law school's commitment to community service, provide significant services, have fun, and make new acquaintances in our law school community.

Participants in the planning process identified three focus areas:

Animal Rights & Animal Issues

Women, Children, Homeless, & the Underserved

Environmental Issues

All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate by contributing donated items to one of the organizations listed below or to volunteer their time to one of the designated projects.


To kick off the event, we’ll be hosting a complimentary continental style breakfast in the Mosaic Lobby at 10 AM on Saturday, April 5. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be provided. Those present will be eligible to win one of the many door prizes!

Lend A Helping Hand

Volunteers may choose from a variety of projects. Sign up sheets will be available in each mail room and the Mosaic Lobby during the week preceding April 5th, or you may sign up online. You’re also welcome to show up that day without a reservation. Volunteers are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing a piece of University of Louisville or Brandeis School of Law apparel.

Metro Animal Services

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has arranged for a variety of activities including dock cleaning, rewiring kennel doors, and painting the new “get acquainted” space. This project will take place at a shelter near campus beginning at 11 AM. Volunteers will also receive a tour of the shelter and an opportunity to walk some of the dogs. Contact Megan Renwick for details.

Departure time: 10:45 AM; carpooling available. You may be painting, so dress appropriately.

Wayside Christian Mission

The Student Bar Association is making arrangements to assist at Wayside Christian Mission. Projects may include serving lunch and providing general cleaning services. Contact Kelly Oates for details.

Departure time: 10:45 AM or meet the group at 11 AM @ 822 East Market. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.


Brightside Inc.

The Environmental Law & Land Use Society has arranged for a clean-up project at Central Park. Volunteers will walk from campus to Central Park along Third Street and back along Fourth Street, cleaning up as they go. Contact Brian Pollock for details.

Departure time: 10:30 AM. It may rain, so dress appropriately. Garbage bags will be provided, but you might want to bring some gloves.

Make a Donation

During the week of March 31 – April 5, collection bins will be placed in the Mosaic Lobby of the Law School in Wyatt Hall. Following, is a list of items requested by each organization.

Metro Animal Services

Metro Animal Services seeks donations of pet supplies, medical supplies, and household items.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Center for Women & Families

During the months of March and April, the Center is collecting towels, washcloths, diapers, underwear, socks and bras. We’re also collecting cell phones & cell phone chargers. Additionally, you can help by donating goods that meet their immediate needs: cribs and mattresses, crib sheets, pacifiers and bottles, & infant toys.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Project Women

As part of their annual community service project, the Women’s Law Caucus is gathering items for the Project Women Hygiene Drive.

Items include: toilet paper, conditioner, face wash, deodorant, dental floss, tooth brushes, pull-ups, Kleenex tissues, paper towels, sponges, soap, face wash, lotion, shampoo, household cleaners, napkins, tampons, maxi pads, light bulbs, lamps, children's coloring/activity books, computer printer paper, batteries for Leap Pad learning system, etc.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Metro Recycling

We’re collecting aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspapers, and cardboard.


Contact Virginia Smith or Jina Scinta if you'd like to get involved or to request more information.

WLC Officers 2008-2009

Congratualations to the new WLC 2008-2009 Officers:


Alicia Paez: Treasurer
Holly Booksh: Secretary, website
Trista Corbin Moss: Vice-President
Jenna Glasscock: President

SBA Election Results

Congrats to the 2008-2009 SBA!


President- Rebecca Ellingsworth

Day Vice-President- Will Corrigan

Evening Vice-President- Leah Campbell

Secretary- Mike Swansburg

Treasurer- Adam Broadus


ABA Representative- Janae' Martin

Public Service Chair – Jenna Glasscock

Public Relations Chair – Rachel Carmona
Career Services Chair – Johnna Spicer
Social Chair- Colleen Goodman
Fundraising Chair- Lily Chan
SGA Senators- Jacob Taulman & Lucas Vance
3L Representatives- Adam Jarboe & Sarah Mikowski
2L Representatives- Lauren Bean & Jerred Kelly


Honor Council


Tyson Adams (3L)- Chief Justice

Bryant Smith (3L)

Thomas Patteson (3L)

Barry Dunn (2L)

Algeria Ford (2L)

Izzy Moore- (3L Alternate)


Purchasing Barristers Ball Tickets

On Monday, March 31 from 11:30-2:30 and on Thursday, April 3 from 11:45-3:30 students may purchase Barristers Ball Tickets from Izzy Moore in the lobby! $20 for one and $30 for two! Tickets will be $25 at the door so get yours in the lobby! If you can't make it to the lobby, contact your SBA Representative to purchase tickets before Friday, April 4!

SBF Officer Applications

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association. This student run organization helps raise and distribute funds for student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work.

We raise funds each year through the generous donations of faculty, staff, students and the legal community. Each spring, we host a charity auction which raises money through a silent and live auction for our annual grants.

We are currently accepting applications for next year's officer positions. The positions available are Vice Chair (which succeeds to Head Chair in the following year); Fundraising Chair; Publicity Chair and Secretary/Treasurer.

To apply please submit a resume and a brief statement explaining why you want to be an officer for SBF (a couple paragraphs). You can either email these to SBF Chair Emily Zahn or place an envelope containing a hard copy in her mail file.  Applications are due April 15, 2008. 

Check out our website to learn more:



I have posted on the bulletin board in the MCB office a list of the competitions from this year. By Wednesday, April 3, please write on the sheet next to your team where the team finished and whether they won any particular accolates (e.g., best brief, best oralist).

Thanks, Rob


Attention Moot Court Board Members:

Moot Court Board Elections will be held Thursday, March 27th at noon in room 075.  Sign-ups are on the door of the MCB office.  This is a mandatory meeting for ALL Moot Court Board members.  For information about positions, pick up a copy of the MCB Constitution in the office.

Josh O'Bryan, President
Moot Court and Professional Skills Board