Student Life News

UofL Law Review Announces 2008-09 Members

The University of Louisville Law Review has selected members for 2008-09. There were nearly fifty very talented applicants, and the selection process was extremely difficult. Thank you to everyone who applied, and congratulations to the new members of Volume 47:

Adam Stotts

Jennifer Tarrance

Allyson Emley

Jessica Richards

Andrew Palmer

Kassendra Glynn

Barry Dunn

Kristin Bourland

Brian Pollock

Leah Campbell

Brian Stempien

Lucie Small

Chad Propst

Mari-Elise Gates

Chelsea Castiglioni

Megan Hastings

Courtney King

Michael Swansburg

David Haney

Natalie Nerland

David Kincaid

Rexena Napier

Eric Burnette

Richard Elder

Ian Richetti

Sabina Kudmani

Jenna Glasscock

Trista Moss

 

All new members should check their e-mail in the near future for information regarding member orientation on Saturday, June 14. Again, congratulations, and welcome to the University of Louisville Law Review!

Summer Classes--Last Day to Drop with 100% Tuition Reduction

The last day to withdraw from summer classes with 100% tuition reduction is Friday, May 16.

The last day to add a summer class is Friday May 16. 

Students Offer Services to Community Organizations

As a member of the larger Louisville community, the University of Louisville places a high priority on using its resources to strengthen and transform the local community. Participating in public service projects is common for UofL students, but some students took their involvement a step further this semester by organizing group days and, in some cases, embracing often-overlooked causes.

UofL’s Brandeis School of Law coordinated its first community service day April 5. The idea came about when students voiced interest in a school-wide community service project during the school’s strategic planning process last year.

Read the complete story by Todd Wetzel.

Attention Graduates

Friday, May 9, the law school will host its Senior Honors Program at 5 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom, followed by a graduation reception in the Student Commons from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Please rsvp to Simone Beach sbeach@louisville.edu or 502-852-6366 no later than Monday, May 5.

Congratulations to all of you for making it through the program. We hope to see youat the party.

2008-09 National Moot Court Team Selected

Congratulations to the four students selected to represent the law school next year on the National Moot Court Team. The four students are:

Barry Dunn
Steve Mattingly
Brian Stempien
Duffy Trager

Thanks to all the students who took time to prepare and tryout during this hectic period before finals.

KBA Young Lawyers Bar Study Award

The Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association will award a $500 bar study award to a graduating UofL law student, based upon the following criteria:

The $500 award shall be granted to a graduating 3L or 4L who: (i) has made a significant contribution to the law school community (with a preference for participation in student organizations such as the Student Bar Association); (ii) has a demonstrated need for the financial assistance; and (iii) intends to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The award shall be used for expenses associated with taking the Kentucky bar exam. The determination will be made in the sole discretion of the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section.

Dean Sealing will collect applicants' materials until May 5 and then send them on to the KBA. There is no official application form.

Moot Court Board Announces New Members

Congratulations to the new members of the 2008-2009 Moot Court Board

  • Jerred Kelly
  • Chad Propst
  • Courtney King
  • Algeria Ford
  • Erin Blake
  • Brian Stempien 
  • Andrew Palmer
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Alicia Paez
  • Anne Trout
  • Elisabeth Luff
  • Barry Dunn
  • Johnna Spicer
  • Lauren Bean
  • Jessicia Kingsley
  • James Taylor
  • Ashley Gillenwater
  • Josh Speirs
  • Lily Chan
  • Matthew Stauble
  • Andrew Henson
  • Victor Revill
  • Jennifer Tarrance
  • Adam Stotts
  • Mari-Elise Gates
  • Jim Schmidt 
  • Elizabeth Gersh
  • Rexena Napier
  • John Gueltzow
  • Brian Fayman
  • Chelsea Castiglioni
  • Ebert Haegle
  • David Haney
  • Kassendra Glynn

If any new member can help with the National Moot Court tryouts, please email phwats01@louisville.edu-- ASAP. 

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Club Programming Committee (CPC) applications are now being accepted for fall 2008 events. Over $35,000 in funds will be allocated to organizations for fall 2008 programs. CPC is a joint initiative coordinated by SGA and the Dean of Students Office. The CPC is composed primarily of students, so students will decide what sort of funding directives best support student life. SGA has made a major financial commitment to support CPC, and other departments have also provided funding (Dean of Students Office, Housing, and VP for Student Affairs).

During the spring semester CPC allocated funds to over 40 separate events. CPC monies are intended to afford recognized student organizations the opportunity to contribute to the quality of campus life by sponsoring special events and programs that may not be possible without this financial assistance. Proposal requests should demonstrate how funding the initiative would inspire a vibrant campus life and an engaged student body. Every request received will be reviewed by the CPC on a case-by-case basis.

 

The CPC guidelines and applications are available at the following web address:

http://louisville.edu/student/forms/cpcform.htm

Completed applications should be returned to the Dean of Students Office (SAC W301) by April 21t, 2008 at 3:00pm. If you have any questions about submitting an application, contact the Dean of Students Office @ 852-5787.

Writing Competition

Lots of prizes for only 1,000 words!  The National Center for Nonsmokers Rights is sponsoring a writing competition. Students should submit a 1,000-word outline of a legal or law-related action designed to protect nonsmokers by May 16. There is a $5,000 first prize, a $3,000 second prize, a $1,000 third prize and thirty $1,000 travel grants to their June 7-8 conference in Washington, D.C.  See Dean Sealing for more details or go to http://nosmokingcontest.org.

Health Law Moot Court Tryouts

The 2008 Health Law Moot Court Competition will be held on November 7-8, 2008 at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, IL. Students interested in participating on our team must submit a cover letter and writing sample to Associate Dean Hall by April 18, 2008. Your writing sample can be your BLS brief or a brief or research paper prepared in another context. Writing samples may be submitted by email to hallt@louisville.edu, or in person to Dean Hall in Room 203 or Rita Siegwald in Room 204. Team members will earn academic credit for participation - all returning students are eligible for the team. If you have any questions, see Associate Dean Hall or email him at hallt@louisville.edu. For information about last year's competition, see the health law moot court website.

 

Students should note that the weekend of this competition is the same as the scheduled Fall administration of the MPRE and Professional Responsibility final exams. I have brought this to the attention of the moot court organizers, but they are unable to change the dates of the competition. Students interested in this competition should plan their Fall courseload accordingly.