Student News

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.


Law Student Volunteers Needed for Moot Court

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 or Josh Roberts at  

Kentucky Women's Book Festival

The UofL Women's Center will present the second annual Kentucky Women's Book Festival, Saturday, February 16, at Ekstrom Library. The festival will bring together Kentucky women writers and their readers. Highlights will include talks by Affrilachian writer Crystal Wilkinson and by Courier-Journal columnist Betty Winston Baye. The festival luncheon features bestselling novelist Kim Edwards, author of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter." For more information, visit:

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals Invites Students to Hear Oral Arguments

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.

SBF Offers Grants for Public Service Opportunities

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:

  1. Delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent;
  2. Law-related public education; and/or
  3. Improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.



Student Bar Foundation Grant Applications

The Student Bar Foundation is now accepting applications for our annual summer grants.  See the Grant Application link on our website to learn how to apply. This is a great opportunity to gain legal experience while making a valuable contribution to the community.  If you do not have a job for this summer you should check it out.  Applications are due February 15th.