Student Life News

Diversity Forum Series

Immigration: Debunking the Myths, the first program in the 2008-09 Diversity Forum Series takes place at 12 noon Tuesday, 9/23.

The program will feature:

A light lunch from Expressions of You will be available at 11:30 AM.

MINORITY LAW STUDENTS DINNER CANCELLED

The Minority Law Students Dinner, originally scheduled for Friday September 19 at Judge Clayton's house, has been cancelled.  We will reschedule sometime in the near future.

Reflections on the KY Supreme Court's Visit

Kentucky Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Members of the law school community were asked to share their impressions of the Kentucky Supreme Court's recent visit on September 10-11, 2008.

“I thought it was a great opportunity to sit in on a real case and see the Supreme Court justices do their job,” said Kim Albritton, a senior at Central High School and a participant in the law magnet program, which is part of UofL's Signature Partnership Initiative.

Noelle Rao (2L) shared Ms. Albritton's appreciation, “I think it’s a great opportunity to see the Supreme Court in action.”

See Kentucky Supreme Court visit provides students with unique learning opportunity for more comments from Professors Judith Fischer & Susan Duncan, and Dean Chen.

 


MINORITY LAW STUDENTS DINNER CANCELED

Due to storm damage and continuing power outages, the Minority Law Students Dinner, previously scheduled for Friday September 19 at Judge Clayton's house, has been canceled.  We will be rescheduling the dinner sometime in the near future.

Jim Jones Speaks at NAMI Walk

Jim Jones speaks to attendees at the NAMI Walk

 

Professor Jim Jones addresses the walkers at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Louisville 1.5K Walk at Waterfront Park, Saturday, September 13, 2008.  University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law staff and students joined Professor Jones' fund raising team for the NAMI walk.

Commemorate Constitution Day

The Law School takes great pride in contributing to the University of Louisville's annual commemoration of Constitution Day. This year's program consists of two videos presenting the views of Law School faculty on recent Supreme Court decisions. Those videos will be posted on this site on or before September 17, 2008. They will also play on monitors at the Law School on September 17.

Other activities include a constitutional curiosities scavenger hunt and a quiz bowl tournament and refreshments hosted by the McConnell Center

Intrastate Mock Trial Tryouts

Tryouts for the Intrastate Mock Trial Team will be held this week.  A sign up sheet is located on Prof. Powell's door.  For additional information please contact Don Rodgers (dfrodg01@louisville.edu).

ATTENTION 2L’s, 3L’s, and 4L’s – Pirtle-Washer Competition

The annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition is a great opportunity for law students to hone their oral advocacy skills.  This competition is open to all 2L, 3L and 4L University of Louisville Law students.  The competition focuses on a competitor's ability as an oral advocate and therefore requires no research outside of the given materials.  The preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday October 11th with the finals on Friday October 17th.  If you are interested in competing please sign up on the Moot Court Boardroom door.  The problem will then be placed in your folder on September 20th.  You will then have until September 26th to turn in a final letter of commitment to compete.  For more information please ask a Moot Court Board member.

ATTENTION 1L’s – Bailiffs Needed

Your assistance is requested for the University of Louisville Law School's annual Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. The first rounds of competition will be held Saturday, October 11th. This is a great opportunity for first year law students to get involved and learn what to expect in first year oral arguments. If you are interested in working as a bailiff, Chris Elder (chris.elder@louisville.edu) or Katie Tipton (kktipt01@louisville.edu) for more information or to sign up.

Kudos: Lucie Small

Law student, Lucie Small's paper "When There is Nothing Left to Lose: The Historical Treatment of Black Children in the Juvenile Justice System and the Call to Open the Doors" has been selected for publication. It will appear in an upcoming edition of Georgetown Law's Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives. Her paper is a product of Professor Bean's Juvenile Justice Seminar.