Student Life News
The Supreme Court of Kentucky will hear oral arguments in the Allen Courtroom from 9:00 AM to noon on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. All students are welcome to observe. Please refer to the schedule for a list of cases to be heard.
Following the arguments on Wednesday, there will be a short Q&A session in the courtroom after which all law students are invited to have lunch and further discussion with the Justices in the Cox Lounge. Pizza will be served, but bring a beverage.
Following the final oral argument on September 11, the justices will address any questions from the audience on matters not related to the cases just heard or to other pending cases.
If you're unable to attend, you may tune in for the live webcast.
On the draft Spring 2009 schedule, please note the following prerequisities for Professor Nicholson's courses:
Business Organizations (LAW 828) is a prerequisite for Mergers and Acquisitions (LAW 969).
The course in Securities Regulation (LAW 918) is a prerequisite for Professor Nicholson's seminar in Securities Regulation (LAW 999).
The Moot Court Board would like to announce the following competitions for the Fall and Spring of 2008-09:
- Pirtle Washer Oral Argument
- National Health Law
- National Moot Court Team
- Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial
- ABA Regional Negotiations
- Immigration Law
- Labor Law
- ACTA National Trial Competition
- National Tax Moot Court
- Client Counseling
- Animal Law
- Criminal Law
- Environmental Law
- International Law
Additional competitions may be added. If there is a specific competition or an area of law that is not currently listed and you would like to see included, please inform the Moot Court Board of your interest.
Further information and a complete list of Moot Court Board Competitions can be found at the Moot Court Board homepage.
All members of the Moot Court Board should sign-up for the Moot Court Board TWEN site. MCB information and updates will be distributed via TWEN, so please sign-up as soon as possible.
Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, will be held Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This fun-filled evening of music benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which provides summer fellowships for University of Louisville law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.
General admission tickets go on sale August 1 for $20 ($25 at the door) and may be purchased online at www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza. Every purchase isn't just a ticket to a great time. It's a tax-deductible donation to the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation!
To compete, each band must have at least one member who is an attorney or law student. In previous years, bands have run the gamut of musical styles: from Irish folk, to rock and roll, to Klezmer. All interested, or even curious, bands and musicians should check out this page for detailed information and exciting new features.
For more information about Lawlapalooza Tour 2008:
The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law welcomes new Assistant Dean for Career Services and the Public Service Program Kathy Urbach. In this role, Urbach will assist students in obtaining part-time positions while in school and full-time legal employment upon graduation; she will also direct the Law School's Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. Urbach will join the law school on July 7, 2008.
Urbach is a Louisville native. She received her juris doctor from Georgia State University in 1991. She has experience in nonprofit management, legal services, and career and public service programs at law schools in Florida. Between 1998 and 2003, Urbach was at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. During her tenure there, she served as Director and Assistant Director of the Public Service and Pro Bono Programs and as Assistant Dean of Career Services. Most recently, she worked as a career counselor for Florida Coastal School of Law.