Student News

Ping Pong Table Ready for Play

The Student Bar Association is pleased to announce the ping-pong table in the student lounge is now available in the area outside of the locker room. The used ping-pong table was DONATED and the seating was obtained FREE of charge from UL surplus property. Please return all ping-pong equipment to the blue bowl near the table.  Special thanks to Jennifer Schultz for finding a person to donate the ping-pong table and new seating.

Listen Up Legislators

SBA will be hosting "Listen Up Legislators" on Monday, February 18th from 11-2 in the front lobby.  Students can come out and write their specific legislators letters about the proposed 12% budget cuts for higher education (on top of the 3% already cut). Affordable higher education affects the vitality of our commonwealth, and it affects students personally. Come out for FREE PIZZA and let your legislators know that students need the funding.

Medical Malpractice Mixer

The Medical School is hosting the 2007-2008 Medical Malpractice Mixer at Saints at 9:30 on Friday, February 8.  Saints is located at 131 Breckenridge Lane.  Come out and meet some future doctors!  For more information contact Medical School Social Chair Paria Majd at

Become a Member of the Louisville Bar Association’s Law Student Division!

Students please mark your calenders. On March 3rd and March 4th, 2008 in the front lobby of the law school, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., the Louisville Bar Association and your student elected LBA Representative will be hosting a student membership drive to encourage any law students who have not yet joined to become members of the Louisville Bar Association’s Law Student Division. Becoming a member of the Louisville Bar Association’s Law Student Division offers numerous benefits and opportunities. With annual membership dues of $15.00 students will receive the following benefits:

* May attend Continuing Legal Education Seminars offered by the LBA free of charge.

* Can join law sections that will give you practical information about the area of law you may be planning to enter

* Opportunities to participate in the Young Lawyers Section Meetings in addition to
networking with local attorneys and making connections

* Free Annual Pictorial Membership Roster

* Monthly Subscription to Bar Briefs to keep you updated on the legal community

* Discounts on products and services

* A listing on, and access to the LBA website at

The membership drive will be held in the Front Lobby of the Law School on both days with opportunities for day and evening students to join. For more information please contact Ja Nae Martin at

Upcoming Events at the Louisville Bar Association

Teaming up to Bowl For A Cause
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

Good Luck ABA Negotiations Team

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!!


Patti Heying to Speak at Next Public Service Lunch 'n' Learn

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,

For more information about the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, please visit their website: 

Severe Weather Reminder

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


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.

Locker Keys

At long last, the SBA has come into possession of a handfull of locker keys.  To purchase a key, bring a check or cash to the SBA Bookstore in Room 073 on Tuesdays between 4:30-5:30.  Key rental is $5 a semester with a $25 deposit that is returned if the key is returned at the designated times at the end of the school year.  Contact SBA Bookstore Manager Tyson Adams at if you have more questions.

2008 Career Day Triumph

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.