Student Life News

Senior Picnic at the Red Barn

There will be a Senior Picnic at the Red Barn on Wednesday, May 5th, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.  Admission is free.   For more information, please to the following website:  http://louisville.edu/commencement/calendar-of-events.html

ATTN Graduating Students: Please fill out the "Hooding Poll"

Every year the graduating class picks up to three professors whom they would like to hood them at Graduation.  The May 2010 Graduating students can choose up to three  (3) professors at the following link to hood them during graduation: http://www.law.louisville.edu/students/sba/grad-survey. Graduating students will be able to vote from April 6, 2010 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.  The list is only comprised of the professors that will be attending this upcoming graduation.  If you have any questions about this poll, then email Victor Revill.

Upper Division Academic Advising Session

For any students who missed the upper division academic advising session Monday, April 5, 2010, a recording is now posted online at media.law.louisville.edu/node/169.

Newly Elected 2010-11 SBA Officers

2010-11 SBA Officers

President - Daniel Cameron

 

Vice President (Day) - Ashley Wiggins

 

Vice President (Evening) - Gayla Cissell

 

Secretary - Tina Nance

 

Treasurer - Stephanie Loper

 

Social Chair - Molly  Maccaskey

 

Fundraising Chair - Katie Bennet

 

Public Relations Chair - Chris Robert

 

Public Service Chair - Samantha Thomas-Bush

 

Career Service Chair - Kristie Wetterer

 

Bookstore Manager - Liza Goykhberg

 

ABA Rep - Jill Massey

 

SGA Reps   - Jared Hall and Tyler Montell

 

4L Rep - Nicole Crump   

 

3L Reps - T.J. Massey and Jared Sawyer

 

2L Reps - Mindy Pickett and Alex White

 

3L Honor Council

  • Brian Bennet
  • Jared Sawyer
  • T.J. Massey
  • Megan Keane (Alternate)

2L Honor Council

  • Stephanie Loper
  • Josh Porter

University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting - Thursday, April 1

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University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting

Thursday, April 1, 2010

12:15-12:45

Room 175

(This meeting will not conflict with either Therapeutic Jurisprudence or the Brandeis Medal Lecture.)

Student Awards Program April 9 -- Save the Date

On Friday, April 9, 2010, the law school will recognize the accomplishments of its students with a reception and awards program. The reception will run from 5:00 - 6:00 that evening. The program will follow in the library at 6:00. Students are invited to bring family and friends to this ceremony. We ask that you RSVP to Becky Wenning to help ensure we have space for everyone.

Who will be recognized?

Scholarship recipients and those who have received honors for outstanding work in academics and leadership roles. Members of honor societies; members of moot court teams who participated this year; members of each law journal, the SBA and SBF.

How do I know if I will be recognized?

Some awards are still being decided. Once all awards and scholarships have been named, students who have received them will be notified. If you need to know NOW, please send an email to Beth Haendiges, who can look up your name to see if you are currently in the program.

Moot Court Reception

On April 5, 2010, the Brandeis School of Law will host a reception to recognize all the Moot Court Teams that have participated and excelled in competitions over the past academic year and to honor those coaches and facilitators who have supported and enabled the achievements of all participants.

The event will be held in the Career Services Wing (North Lobby) of the Law School and will run from 4:30 PM -  6:00 PM.  Refreshments will be provided and it is not necessary to RSVP.

Please join us as we congratulate the teams, coaches and all those involved in our excellent Moot Court Program. Should you have any questions, please contact Vickie Tencer, Unit Business Manager, at 852-6092.

Wagner Moot Court Team Results

Ben Basil, Ashley Eade, and Adrienne Henderson did an excellent job representing the school at the Wagner Moot Court Competition last week.  They received consistently positive feedback after each of the three preliminary rounds, and we were surprised that they were not among the approximately 1/3 of teams chosen to advance.

The Chief Justice in the first round stated that Ashley and Ben were both “excellent,” “in command of their arguments,” “unflappable, and persuasive.”  He thought Ben’s presentation exhibited an “enjoyability so rare in legal jurisprudence.”  Other judges noted that Ashley had a “nice pace” and “unflappable look.”  One judge emphasized that he had heard several Hoffman arguments (in real life) and that Ben’s was “the best presentation” he had heard.

In the second round, judges reported that Adrienne did an “excellent job,” that her “posture and composure” were “fantastic” and that her ability to use “little to no notes” was impressive.  The judges noted that Ben had a “good tone,” “responded well to questions,” clearly answering with a “yes” or “no,” exhibited appropriate deference, and made very good transitions.

In the third round, the judges stated that Ashley and Ben exhibited “meticulous preparation and their knowledge of the facts and precedent were remarkable.”  Ben gave “very good examples and “was very persuasive.”  One judge commented that Ben was “right on top of the game.”  Ashley had a good “conversational style,” and a steady, firm, committed presentation.  She “stood her ground well.”

Last Chance to Donate Items to Haitian Refugees

Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) is preparing to receive refugees from Haiti through Church World Service within the next few weeks. KRM is seeking monetary contributions and donations of the following items for the furnished apartments where the families will be placed:

  • sofas, kitchen tables, and chairs
  • pots and pans
  • kitchen supplies and silverware
  • lamps and lightbulbs
  • towels, blankets, and sheets
  • bathroom supplies
  • warm coats

The KRM donation truck will transport the donated items to their warehouse on Friday, March 19 at 10:00 AM. There's a collection box in the Mosaic lobby. Contact Rachel Carmona if you have additional questions or call Kentucky Refugee Ministries' office at 502-479-9180 Ext. 15 to make a donation, and Ext. 53 to volunteer. You may also drop off donations at the KRM office at 969 B Cherokee Road, Louisville, between 9 AM and 4 PM. Monday through Friday.

Source: Community challenge - Coming to the aid of Haiti's refugees (Courier-Journal.com, Feb. 8)

Kudos to the Animal Law Moot Court Team

The Animal Law Moot Court Team, comprising Lauren Bean and Rexena Napier, made it to the semifinal round National Animal Law Moot Court Competition held at Harvard Law School February 5-7.  Their only loss was to the team that won the entire competition.  As this is only the second year UofL has taken part in this competition, this performance was especially noteworthy.