Student Life News

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Cookies and Coffee

It’s happening here – our final Brandeis “Brief” Break this semester!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area, Thursday November 17, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from, hot coffee, and another special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Final Brandeis "Brief" Break on Thursday

It’s happening here – our final Brandeis “brief” break this semester!!  Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Mosaic Lobby area, Thursday November 17, for a brief break from their computers and their books.  We’ll have an assortment of cookies to choose from and a special treat for our students!  So please join us anytime between 3:40 and 4:10 p.m.

Mandatory Bar Program on Candor - TODAY

Attention students graduating in December 2011, May 2012, or August 2012:

Today at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

Your attendance at the program is a requirement for graduation. 

Externship Opportunites for Spring 2012 - Professor Jordan

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences.  In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services.  Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012.  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.

 

2011 Brandeis School of Law Alumni Awards

The 2011 Brandeis School of Law Alumni Awards were given out on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, during a reception dinner at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Read more about this years winners.

Download a copy of the program from this years awards.

To view photos of the evening be sure to visit our Flickr page.


This year's award winners:

Creighton Mershon, Sr.

Lawrence Grauman Award


Donald Vish

Distinguished Alumnus Award


John Tate

Distinguished Alumnus Award


Nancy Niederman

Distinguished Alumna Award


Mary Jo Gleason

Distinguished Alumna Award


Tori Murden McClure

Distinguished Alumna Award


Karen Paulin

Recent Alumna Award


Lowry Watkins, Jr.

Dean’s Service Award


Linda Sorenson Ewald

Excellence in Teaching Award


Howard Fineman

2010 University of Louisville Alumni Fellow

Externship Opportunities for Spring 2012 - Professor Jordan

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences.  In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services.  Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012.  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.

Externship Opportunites for Spring 2012 - Professor Jordan

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externships experiences.  In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services.  Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012.  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.

 

Brandeis at 155

November 13 is the birthday of Justice Louis Brandeis, for whom our law school is named.  On Monday, November 14, 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.

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS (born November 13, 1856) * 1856-1941 *

Long before Louis Brandeis made his mark as a United States Supreme Court Justice, he had a brilliant career as an advocate for social justice issues. Brandeis’s commitment to using the law to promote social justice was a major reason some members of the Senate opposed his confirmation to the Court.  Justice Brandeis was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and chose the law school at the University of Louisville as his final resting place.  In 1997, the law school was renamed the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  Inspired by his commitment to public service, the Brandeis School of Law requires all law students to perform at least 30 hours of public service to graduate.  Brandeis’s personal papers are housed at the law school, and can be accessed at www.law.louisville.edu/library/collections/brandeis.

-- from Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” website.

Bar Exam Information

If you are planning to take the Kentucky or Indiana bar exam in July 2012, but were unable to attend the Bar Exam Panel on Thursday, October 27, please stop by Dean Ballard's office (Room 212) to pick up a bar folder with helpful information.

PR Exams - Friday, November 4, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

PR exams (Prof. Giesel's and Prof. Powell's) will be given Friday, November 4, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Please see the attached classroom schedule and the Exam Procedures Memo.