Student Life News
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
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University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2010
(This meeting will not conflict with either Therapeutic Jurisprudence or the Brandeis Medal Lecture.)
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.
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.
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.”
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)
Congratulations to the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition team for winning the South region on Saturday! The team consists of Mari-Elise Gates, Marilyn Osborn, and Justin Capps and is coached by Adjunct Professor Jack Wheat. A team consisting of Jessica Richards and Marty Pohl also faired very well.
The region included teams from Duke, Emory, Alabama, Houston, and Vanderbilt among others. The win was Louisville Law's first ever trademark regional championship. The team swept all the awards at the competition, taking best brief and best oral advocacy team.
The team now advances to the national finals in Washington, D.C., on March 20. Arguments will take place at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The University of Louisville was well represented in the pre-Moot International Commercial Arbitration competition at Loyola University on Saturday, February 27 with Elisabeth Luff receiving Runner Up for best oral argument. The team is composed of Elisabeth Luff and James Fischer, who received Runner Up for Top Team. The other team composed of Andrea Fagan and Chris Smith also received great scores, but were just out of medal competition. Two students will be selected to compete next month in Vienna. The team is coached by adjunct professor, Robert Brown.
The National Law Review (NLR) consolidates practice-oriented legal analysis from a variety of sources for easy access by lawyers, paralegals, law students, business executives, insurance professionals, accountants, compliance officers, human resource managers, and other professionals who wish to better understand specific legal issues relevant to their work.
The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the NLR Web site. No entry fee is required. Applicants can submit an unlimited number of entries each month.
- Winning submissions will initially be published online in April, May, and June 2010.
- In each of these months, entries will be judged and the top two articles chosen will be featured in the NLR monthly magazine prominently displayed on the NLR home page. Up to 25 runner-up entries will also be posted in the NLR searchable database each month.
- Each winning article will be displayed accompanied by the student’s photo, biography, contact information, law school logo, and any copyright disclosure.
- All winning articles will remain in the NLR database for two years (subject to earlier removal upon request of the law school).
- In addition, the NLR sends links to targeted articles to specific professional groups via e-mail. The NLR also posts links to selected articles on the “Legal Issues” or “Research” sections of various professional organizations’ Web sites. (NLR, at its sole discretion, may distribute any winning entry in such a manner, but does not make any such guarantees nor does NLR represent that this is part of the prize package.)
The first submission deadline is March 25, 2010.