Student News

SALDF Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will have a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5th from 12:10 - 1 pm in Room 177. Hope to see you all there!!

ACTA Trial Competition Tryouts

ACTA National Trial Competition Tryouts will take place on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Allen Courtroom. If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and interested in developing your trial skills while simultaneously earning school credit and strengthening your resume, then this competition is for you.

There will be two teams competing with two students on each team. The regional competition is February 20-22, 2009, at Michigan State University, and the final competition is March 25-28, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.

For tryouts, you will need to submit your resume and present a 10-15 minute opening statement or closing argument using a past competition problem - State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb.  Students can access all of the materials for the case using the following link:  http://www.tyla.org/advocacy_ntc_archive.html.

The sign-up sheet is posted on the Moot Court Board room door.

Please direct any questions to Brian Fayman via email at blfaym01@louisville.edu.

INFO FOR MPRE SIMULATED EXAM

For those of you who registered for the MPRE simulated on-line exam-- The exam will take place this Saturday, November 1 in Room 275.  Set up will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the actual exam will take place from 1:00 to 2:30.  You will need a laptop capable of connecting to the internet.  This is the on-line exam on the NCBE web site.

Securities Law Moot Court

On Monday November 3 at 12 noon, an informational meeting will be held for students interested in participating on the  Securities Law Moot Court team  At the meeting, a problem will be handed out for interested students to complete by November 10.

WHY THE CONSTITUTION IS ALL BUT MISSING FROM PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

November 3, 2008, 4:10pm – 5:10pm
Room 275
Sponsored by: Federalist Society
Registration Cost: Free Food

Roger Pilon is the founder and director of Cato's Center for
Constitutional Studies, which has become an important force in the
national debate over constitutional interpretation and judicial
philosophy. He is the publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review and is
an adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University through The
Fund for American Studies. Prior to joining Cato, Pilon held five senior
posts in the Reagan administration, including at State and Justice, and
was a National Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. In 1989 the
Bicentennial Commission presented him with its Benjamin Franklin Award
for excellence in writing on the U.S. Constitution. In 2001 Columbia
University’s School of General Studies awarded him its Alumni Medal of
Distinction. Pilon lectures and debates at universities and law schools
across the country and testifies often before Congress. His writing has
appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street
Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Legal Times, National Law Journal,
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Stanford Law & Policy Review,
and elsewhere. He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CBS's 60 Minutes II,
Fox News Channel, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and other media. Pilon holds a
B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University
of Chicago, and a J.D. from the George Washington University School of
Law.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline

This Friday, October 31, 2008, at 11:59 PM, is the deadline for students to submit an Exam4 practice test for the Fall 2008 semester.  You must submit a practice test to take exams on computer.  If you need a refresher, instructions for taking a practice test and submitting it, as well as for taking real exams, are posted here.  Remember, you must submit your practice test while on campus using the University's wireless network.

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LAST WEEK TO RSVP FOR MINORITY LAW STUDENT DINNER

Friday is the deadline to RSVP for the Minority Law Student Dinner which will be held Friday, November 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the home of Judge Denise Clayton.  Please email me if you would like to attend and let me know how many will be in your party.

ACS 2009 National Student Writing Competition

The American Constitution Society proudly announces its fifth annual National Student Writing Competition. This annual event for law students is an opportunity to recognize legal scholarship that enhances the understanding and reputation of progressive legal theories.

Any full-time or part-time law student currently enrolled in a J.D. program at a US law school is eligible to participate.

The author of the top submission will receive $3000 and be eligible for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

The authors of the two runner-up submissions will each receive $1000.

The submission deadline is Friday, February 20, 2009

Please see the attached flyer for details.

Community Building through Community Engagement

Students in the Central High School Partnership program, with the assistance of Professor Tony Arnold and UofL law students, presented a report on the revitalization of the Parkland Neighborhood to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville. The report, which includes ideas and information about the community’s conditions, is the result of a year long program that educated the students in land use, environmental justice, and public health equity. The program was supported by a grant from the Louisville Metro Center for Health Equity.

 

Central High School Students

 

 Source: Engaged Learning Providing Service in West Louisville Community, 2 SIGNATURE PARTNERSHIP 3 (October 2008).

ACADEMIC SUPPORT WORKSHOP ON PREPARING FOR AND TAKING EXAMS

Exam time is fast-approaching! If you're a first-year student, or even an upper-division student who would like to perform better on your exams this semster, mark you calendar for one of these workshop times where I will present tips on Preparing For and Taking Law School Exams.  Attend either Wednesday, October 29 from 1-2 p.m. or Thursday, November 6 from 5-6 p.m.  Both workshops will be held in Room LL60.