Student Life News

Brandeis School of Law Event Guide and Room Request Form

I am happy to announce that the Brandeis School of Law Event Guide and Room Request Form are now online!

The guide is intended to assist student organizations in planning programs and features nine steps to a successful law school event. It also includes helpful information from each administrative department at the law school so students know exactly who to contact for help.
To be most effective, every student group should review the event guide and submit a room reservation request before adding an event on the law school calendar. 

You may access the Brandeis School of Law Event Guide and Room Request Form from the News & Events page on the law school Web site and from the Student Life or Current Students pages. You must be logged into the law school Web site in order to download the event guide or submit a request for a room.
The law school administration hopes that this event guide and room request form will help to simplify planning and hosting an event. Your feedback and input about how to improve the guide or form are always welcome.

Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

Dear Graduates:
You have one less thing to worry about on Tuesday!  Complimentary box lunches will be available to all UofL Law graduates taking the Kentucky Bar Exam on July 24.  The lunches will include a hoagie-style sandwich (turkey, veggie, or ham), chips, fruit, cookies, and your choice of water or soda. 

The box lunches will be available in the Hancock and Knox conference rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  Signs will be posted directing you to the correct room where you can pick up your lunch.  Please note – seating is limited in the Hancock and Knox conference rooms.  If you prefer to pick up your box lunch and eat outside or somewhere else in the hotel, you are welcome to do so.
Lunch has been made possible thanks to many sponsors, including faculty, staff, alumni, and Louisville businesses. 

Don’t forget to read or re-read the Bar Exam Instruction Manual,, for important information regarding the dress code, registration on exam day, and what is and is not permitted in the exam room.

We wish you the best of luck on the exam.

Orientation Ambassadors

All students that have applied for, expressed interest, or would like to apply for a position as an Orientation Ambassador, please contact Nakia Strickland at no later than Monday, July 23, by 4:00 p.m. This includes all current and former Admissions Ambassadors; please contact Nakia Strickland to register your interest in this position.
You will need to be available to work orientation from August 13th - August 17th.

Law Resource Center Closing Early Friday, July 20, 2012

The Law Resource Center will close at noon on Friday, July 20, 2012.  Normal summer hours (8am - 4pm) will resume on Monday, July 23, 2012.

Resource Center Hours June 21 and June 22

Please note the Resource Center, Room 272, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and June 22.

I am working an event away from the law school but still available to answer emails and/or other requests.  My email is   

Resource Center Hours

The Resource Center will be open tomorrow, Friday, June 8, 8 am – Noon.

Next Friday, June 15, closed.

Thursday and Friday, June 21 and June 22, open 8 am – Noon.

Please note summer hours are currently 8 am - 4 pm.

Studying for the Bar Exam? Enjoy lunch and a movie on June 19

On June 19, at 12:30 (or as soon as the morning Barbri class ends), join your fellow graduates for lunch and a screening of the movie A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar.  This film highlights the trials and tribulations of trying to pass the State Bar of California exam and follows six law graduates struggling to prepare and actually pass the test with the lowest national pass rate.  The movie also features commentary by Alan Dershowitz, Nancy Grace, Robert Shapiro, and other notable lawyers.  It’s fun, witty, and real.  The movie is 92 minutes. 

Please feel free to invite your spouse or significant other to attend and watch the movie too.  It may help them understand what you are going through. 

So that we can have enough food, please RSVP to if you can attend, and let Dean Ballard know if you will have any guests.  Please RSVP by Friday, June 15.

Resource Center Hours, Friday, May 25th

The Resource Center will be open 8am - 12:45pm on Friday, May 25th. 

JAEL Applications

The Journal of Animal and Environmental Law is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. All those interested in the field of Animal or Environmental law and issues should apply. Applications are evaluated based on a previous writing sample and a 500 word interest statement. There are two application deadlines: for priority status, May 7th (this guarantees an evaluation within 7 days); all other applications are due May 25th.

For more information, please see the attachment. Any further questions or comments? Email Jacob Giesecke or any of the editorial board: Brian O'Connor, Brittany Deskins, or Emma Franklin.

Lost and Found Update

Claim your items before you leave for the summer!  See attachment.