Student Life News
Kennedy Helm, chairman at Stites & Harbison and longtime attorney for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, passed away on Friday, March 15.
Law school Interim Dean, Susan Duncan, remembers him as a giant in Louisville.
Helm was instrumental in the development of the Lively Wilson Oral Advocacy Program at Brandeis School of Law. He invested his time and was a major supporter of law school diversity efforts. Helm had a keen interest in history and education and strongly supported the Central High School Partnership with Brandeis School of Law.
You may read more about Kennedy Helm at the Courier-Journal.
A memorial service for Mr. Helm will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Christ Church Cathedral, 421 South 2nd St. Arrangements are under the direction of Pearson's.
This semester, we covered many different extracurricular and enrichment opportunities available to students. If you missed an information session and would like to learn more about one of the following topics, informational handouts and applications are availabe in the Student Life hallway outside Office 216.
- Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 Externships
- Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 Law Clinic opportunities
- Journal opportunities
- Moot Court Board and Competitions
- Kentucky Innocence Project
- Study Abroad
- Transactional and Litigation Skills Certificates
- Entrepreneurship Clinic
- Dual Degree Programs - Info Session on March 26
Registration information, registration forms, and registration dates are available on the Law School website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/registration-forms. Class schedules, course notes, and exam calendars are available at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/class-schedules.
Can’t bear to leave school and go out in the real world? Consider a dual degree!
Dual degrees approved for Brandeis law students are: Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor; Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity; Master of Science in Social Work/Juris Doctor; Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Humanities; Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Political Science; Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning; and Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. (More information is in the Law School Student Handbook.)
Representatives from each dual degree program, along with several current Brandeis students pursuing dual degrees, have agreed to host an information session on Tuesday, March 26, at noon, in Room 175. Dean Ballard will also be on hand to answer questions. All interested students should plan to be there! Tom + Chee will provide a soup bar for attendees.
All graduates must complete the 2013 Graduates' Information Questionnaire on the Law School's website, which is used to generate the program for the Law School convocation. (Note: you must be logged in.) You will be asked how you want your name to appear in the Convocation program, your degree date, undergraduate degrees you received, and whether you are a dual degree student. Other required fields include your non-louisville.edu address, phone numbers for communication after graduation, and information regarding student organizations. It should not take longer than 60 seconds to complete the questionnaire. Please submit your questionnaire by March 31. You will receive an email confirmation when your form is submitted. If you have already completed your questionnaire - thank you!!
Please also remember that March 31 is the deadline to order graduation apparel. All law students must place orders for graduation apparel through Herff Jones at https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/.
Information regarding graduation is available on the Current Students page of the Law School website. If you have questions, please see Dean Ballard. Thank you, graduates!
Without question anyone traveling through the oval on UofL's Belknap campus has seen the glint of new copper roofs going up on Grawmeyer Hall and Brandeis School of Law.
Urgent repairs to prevent water damage to the buildings started immediately after the hail storm in April, 2012. Besides the roofing material, such things as skylights, windows and rooftop equipment also sustained damage.
Read more about the repais to many damaged structures around campus at UofL Today.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) 2013 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ offers more than $20,000 in annual scholarship funds, as well as programs for law students to enhance their legal education by attending AAJ’s 2013 Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.
Applicants for AAJ scholarships must be AAJ Law Student Members. Law Students can join at the rate of $15. Student membership applications can be found here. All AAJ Law Student Scholarship information and applications can be viewed at http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1737.htm.
Each year, DRI awards 2 scholarships of $10,000 each to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
• Demonstrated academic excellence
• Service to the profession
• Service to the community
• Service to the cause of diversity
Applications are due by Friday, April 19, 2013. For more information, and to access the application, visit https://www.dri.org/Article/61.
Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy CompetitionsPosted March 6th, 2013 by Kimberly K. Ballard
All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one the Law School’s many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.
The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch catered by Cluckers will be provided to attendees. Please bring your own drink.