Student Life News

Mandatory Bar Program on Financial Responsibility

On Tuesday, February 7, at 12:15 p.m, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, with a member of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for second year law students.

The Board of Bar Examiners’ Character and Fitness Committee must certify graduating law students before they are allowed to sit for the bar.  One fact the committee members look at closely is the applicant’s record of financial responsibility. 

Judge Gary Payne, Character and Fitness Committee member, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel, will discuss financial responsibility in the context of professionalism and a lawyer’s obligation to uphold the values of the profession.  Judge Payne will discuss how financial debt can evidence a lack of responsibility and further, how debt can lead to financial pressures and interfere with a lawyer’s duties to his or her clients. 

ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5).

Attendance at the February 7 program is required for all 2Ls.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the February 7 program, you must notify Dean Cross, john.cross@louisville.edu, and provide documentation concerning your conflict. 

Student Life Info Session: Journals

Interested in Journals at the Brandeis School of Law?  Learn about the University of Louisville Law Review, the Journal of Law and Education, and the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law.  Learn how to get involved and participate in journal activities and membership.  Come to an information session on Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:10 p.m., Room 175.

KY Bar Exam Filing Deadline

The regular filing deadline to sit for the July 2012 Kentucky Bar Exam is February 1, 2012.  Postmarks are accepted. 

If you still need to take the MPRE, the next test date is March 17, 2012.  The regular application deadline is January 31; the late application deadline is February 16.

KY Bar Exam Deadline - February 1

The regular filing deadline to sit for the July 2012 Kentucky Bar Exam is February 1, 2012.  Postmarks are accepted. 

Brandeis "Brief" Break TODAY

It's never too cold or rainy for ice cream!  Take a break and join the faculty and staff for ice cream bars, compliments of Student Life, upstairs in the Cox Faculty Lounge.  Come anytime between 3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.  Grab an ice cream bar and a few minutes of conversation.

Study Abroad Info Session TODAY

Did you know that you may take up to twelve (12) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study? 

Come learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs available to you as a law student.  Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Cross will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.  Pizza will be provided while it lasts.

Study Abroad Info Session on Thursday

Did you know that you may take up to twelve (12) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study? 

Come learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs available to you as a law student on Thursday, January 26.  Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Cross will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.  Pizza will be provided while it lasts.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Ice Cream!!!

Students:  It's never too cold for ice cream.  Take a break and join the faculty and staff for ice cream bars, compliments of Student Life.  This Thursday, January 26, upstairs in the Cox Faculty Lounge.  Come anytime between 3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.  Grab an ice cream bar and a few minutes of conversation.

Warns Scholarship (Labor Law)

The Community Foundation of Louisville seeks applications for the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns, Jr. Scholarship.  The scholarship will provide financial assistance for the 2012-13 school year.  Any student who meets the following criteria is eligible for the award:

1. Will have completed at least one full-time year of coursework by May, 2012 (note that transfer students who have been here one year can meet this criterion)

2. Has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and

3.  Demonstrates financial need

Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate an intent to pursue a career in labor or employment law, or who have a physical disability.

 

To obtain an application form, please see Dean Cross.  The deadline for applications is July 15, 2012.

Study Abroad Info Session - Thursday Jan. 26

Learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs this Thursday, January 26.  Students who have studied law abroad will speak about their experiences, and Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.