Student Life News

Apply Now for the Spring 2014 Law Clinic!

The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic is a student run firm supervised by Professor Santry.  Student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases.  This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case.  The Law Clinic gives students real court room experience with real clients.

To be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law. This 3- or 4-credit class meets the skills graduation requirement.

For more information about the Law Clinic visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/lawclinic.

To apply, please email your:
1.  unofficial transcript,
2.  resume, and
3.  a short statement of interest
to: Shelley.santry@louisville.edu by November 7, at 5:00 pm.

ABA Regional Negotiation Competition this Saturday & Sunday

On Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, the Law School will be hosting the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition at the Law School. Competitors on 24 teams from law schools throughout the Midwest and South will be participating, as will be 55 judges and about 20 Moot Court Board student volunteers.  We will be using all (or nearly all) of the classrooms, the Cox Lounge, the Mosaic Lobby, and the Washer Lounge, as well as the copiers/printers in the Resource Center and the Mailroom.  We will set up the rooms at about 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and the competition will run from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and then Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  During these days, the classrooms, Cox Lounge, Mosaic Lobby, and Washer Lounge will not be availabe for use, and we will need to have quiet in the hallways.  The Law Library and individual faculty and staff offices, of course, will not be affected.  In addition, we will be providing food to competitors, coaches/advisors, judges, and volunteers on a continuing basis, as people will be coming and going.  The budget for the food for about 140 total people is very tight, so please do not help yourself to food or drinks that you might come across in the Cox Lounge or in or outside 275.  Thanks so much for understanding!  Periodically hosting a regional competition is part of our Law School being able to compete in ABA skills competitions, and this is the first time in many years that we have hosted the regional negotiation competition.  Even though limited use of the building this weekend might be a temporary inconvenience, it's a necessary element of providing wonderful skills competition opportunities to our students.

BRANDEIS AND HIS CONNECTION TO LOUISVILLE

Monday, November 11
Brandeis Birthday Event: Room 275, 11:45

Have you ever wondered why boxes of animal crackers appear on the Brandeis grave from time to time?  Have you ever wondered whether Brandeis Avenue is named for Louis Brandeis?  Would you like to know how Justice Brandeis pronounced his first name?

For the answers to these questions and other important facts about Brandeis, come to the annual power point presentation about Justice Brandeis and his connection to our law school and to Louisville.

November 13 is the birthday of Justice Louis Brandeis, for whom our law school is named.  On Monday, November 11, Professor Laura Rothstein will give a one hour power point presentation about Louis Brandeis.  Prizes will be given at the end for those answering the most questions correctly about Louis Brandeis.

All students, faculty, and staff members are invited and welcome to attend.  Doughnuts, one of Brandeis’s favorite foods, will be provided for the event.

ABA Regional Negotiation Competition this Saturday & Sunday

On Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, the Law School will be hosting the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition at the Law School.  Competitors on 24 teams from law schools throughout the Midwest and South will be participating, as will be 55 judges and about 20 Moot Court Board student volunteers.  We will be using all (or nearly all) of the classrooms, the Cox Lounge, the Mosaic Lobby, and the Washer Lounge, as well as the copiers/printers in the Resource Center and the Mailroom.  We will set up the rooms at about 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and the competition will run from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and then Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  During these days, the classrooms, Cox Lounge, Mosaic Lobby, and Washer Lounge will not be availabe for use, and we will need to have quiet in the hallways.  The Law Library and individual faculty and staff offices, of course, will not be affected.  In addition, we will be providing food to competitors, coaches/advisors, judges, and volunteers on a continuing basis, as people will be coming and going.  The budget for the food for about 140 total people is very tight, so please do not help yourself to food or drinks that you might come across in the Cox Lounge or in or outside 275.  Thanks so much for understanding!  Periodically hosting a regional competition is part of our Law School being able to compete in ABA skills competitions, and this is the first time in many years that we have hosted the regional negotiation competition.  Even though limited use of the building this weekend might be a temporary inconvenience, it's a necessary element of providing wonderful skills competition opportunities to our students.

Critical Language Scholarship - Application Deadline Approaching for Law Students

A summer only scholarship, the CLS is funded by the U.S. State Department and allows for students to study critical languages of national security interest.  This scholarship is popular with law students because it only requires a summer commitment.  The national deadline is November 15, 2013.  See www.clscholarship.org for more details, or contact Emily Maiden with the Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities. 

Brandeis "Brief" Break: And the Winner is . . .

Carolyn Purcell! 

Ms. Purcell correctly matched more law school pets to their rightful owners than anyone else - and more than 70 students participated!  A one hundred dollar donation will be made in Ms. Purcell's name to the animal charity of her choice.  In addition, she will receive $50.

The correct pet owners are listed below:

 

Suri = Laura Grubbs                                                                                    

 Skip = Professor Rothstein McKenzie = Debra Reh 
 Conner = Wendy Helterbran  Oz = Dean  Hall
 Maggie = Jina Scinta Mindy = Dean Ballard
 Abby = Becky Wenning Vegas = Dean Duncan
 Izzy = Barbara Thompson Annie = Dean Cantu
 Shiloh = Professor Cross Brassy = Professor Smith
 Lincoln = Jon-Paul Moody Teddy = Maggie Bratcher
 Hank = Becky Wimberg Melanie & Scarlett = Prof. Jones
 Makita = Robin Harris Skeeter = Professor Santry
 Cassanova & Callie Lou = Prof. Hilyerd Norah & Charlie = Prof. Sweeny

Thank you all for participating in this fun contest!  And, thank you for donating money to the Arrow Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization that provide medical treatment to animals who have been victims of extreme torture, abuse, and neglect. 

The final Brandeis "Brief" Break of the semester will be on November 21.  We'll host the "Paws for the Law" event with certified therapy dogs from Pawsibilities Unleashed

Second Brandeis "Brief'" Break Today - October 31

Happy Halloween!  Take a break from your studying and enjoy a sweet treat in the Mosaic Lobby - today at 3:30!!  Put on your thinking cap and enter the "Guess the Pet" contest today, any time between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Pictures of 21 law school pets will be on display.  Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table. 

From 3:30 to 4:30, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts (glazed; crullers; chocolate iced cake; cinnamon apple filled; raspberry filled; Halloween sprinkle; maple iced glazed; and pumpkin spiced cake) in the Mosaic Lobby before the big reveal.  The student with the most correct answers will win $50, plus a $100 donation will be made in the winning student's name to the animal charity of the winner's choosing.

My name is Shiloh.  Try and guess who owns me today!

Did you Miss the Externship Information Session Yesterday?

On October 29, Professors Karen Jordan, John Cross, and Tom Blackburn, along with Kristin Bourland, Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service and May 2010 graduate, presented information on the following spring 2014 externships: 

Technology Transfer

Tax

Judicial

Criminal Justice

Public Interest

In-House Counsel

Pre-Registration Permission Forms are available in the Student Life hallway outside Office 216.  Detailed information regarding the Judicial, In-House Counsel, Public Interest, and Criminal Justice externships is posted on Professor Jordan's TWEN site - "Externship INFORMATION." 

Application forms for the Immigration Externship are located outside Office 216.  Professor Trucios-Haynes is the faculty supervisor.

Registration forms are due by November 7.  Limited license applications (if applicable) are due by November 25.

For questions pertaining to the Technology Transfer externship, please see Professor Cross.  For information regarding the Tax externship, please contact Professor Blackburn.

Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday

SALDF is excited to be co-sponsoring the next Brandeis “Brief” Break with the Student Life Office on October 31, and is hosting a fun contest in which law students must try to match a picture of a pet to its rightful owner.  Pictures of law school pets will be on display in the Mosaic Lobby on October 31, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table in the Mosaic Lobby. 

From 3:30 to 4:00, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts (glazed; crullers; chocolate iced cake; cinnamon apple filled; raspberry filled; Halloween sprinkle; maple iced glazed; and pumpkin spiced cake) in the Mosaic Lobby before the big reveal.  The student with the most correct answers will win $50, plus a $100 donation will be made in the winning student's name to the animal charity of the winner's choosing.

My name is TEDDY.  Can you guess which law school faculty or staff member owns me?  Try and guess who on October 31!

Brandeis "Brief" Break this Thursday - Guess the Pet Contest and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!

SALDF is excited to be co-sponsoring the next Brandeis “Brief” Break with the Student Life Office on October 31, and is hosting a fun contest in which law students must try to match a picture of a pet to its rightful owner.  Pictures of law school pets will be on display in the Mosaic Lobby on October 31.  Twenty faculty and staff submitted photos - the student who guesses the most correctly will win!  Students can submit their guesses throughout the day up to 4:00 p.m. at the SALDF table in the Mosaic Lobby. 

From 3:30 to 4:00, enjoy an assortment of Krispy Creme doughnuts in the Mosaic Lobby before the big reveal.  The student with the most correct answers will win $50, plus a $100 donation will be made in the winning student's name to the animal charity of the winner's choosing.

My name is Oz.  Can you guess which law school faculty or staff member owns me?  Try and guess who on October 31!