Student Life News

Louisville Law Negotiation Team Wins the Nationals Competition!

Congratulations to our Negotiations Team, which won the national competition held February 8-9 in Los Angeles, Calif. The team has been invited to attend the international competition in London, England, in July as the United States representative. This is the negotiation team's best result in school history.

The ABA Law Student Division's Negotiation Team Competition is designed to promote greater interest among law students in legal negotiation and provides a means for them to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems.

The students who represented the law school at this competition are Scott Powell and David Scott, both 3Ls. Michelle Grant Rudovich and Mary Jo Gleason are the co-coaches.

David Scott (left) Scott Powell (right

Intro to Health Law Canceled Tuesday Feb 12

Professor Hasselbacher's Intro to Health Law class is canceled Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Upcoming Events at the Louisville Bar Association

Teaming up to Bowl For A Cause
The Louisville Bar Association will be hosting its annual Attorney Bowl for Kids Sake on February 20th, 2008 at the Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes at 4th Street Live. Participation in this event will serve as an investment into the local community. All proceeds will go to benefit the Kentuckiana Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. Lanes are available at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:45, and teams may have up to six bowlers. It would be great if a team from Brandeis could participate. This will be a great opportunity to not only help kids in the local community, but to also network with members of the Louisville Bar Association. If you are interested in participating and would like more information, please contact Ja Nae Martin your Louisville Bar Association Representative at jdmart06@louisville.edu.

Patti Heying to Speak at Next Public Service Lunch 'n' Learn

The next Lunch 'n' Learn sponsored by the Public Service Program will be on Wednesday, February 13 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 177.  Our guest speaker will be Patti Heying from the Department of Public Advocacy.  All students are welcome to attend.  If you are a third year who still needs to sign up for your public service project, this might be an opportunity for you.  Reservation Forms will be available for students to sign up that day.

For more information, contact Jina Scinta, jascin01@gwise.louisville.edu.

For more information about the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, please visit their website: http://dpa.ky.gov/default.php 

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals Invites Students to Hear Oral Arguments

On February 1, a three-judge panel from the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals will hear oral arguments presented by Air Force appellate government and defense counsel in the Allen Courtroom. Law students are invited to attend the proceedings. Documents summarizing the case will be made available prior to the proceedings.

The Court consists of eight sitting judges, two of whom are graduates of our law school: Colonel James R. Wise (class of '75) and Colonel Barbara Goodwin Brand (class of '81).

Following the proceedings, Colonel Wise and his law clerk, Captain Cynthia Kearley, will be available to discuss their work in the Court. Students are welcome to join the officers for a brown bag lunch.

Graduating Students Class Photo

Attention all graduating students! There will be a class photo taken for all graduating students on Tuesday, Feburary 5th at 5:30 p.m. at the Thinking Man statue outside of the law school. There is no cost to be in the picture, but pictures can be purchased for $10 at the time the picture is taken. Professional Dress. Come out and create some memories!

3L Composite Make-up Photos

WHERE: Brandeis Room. You MUST pay $30 (students) the day your picture is taken.

Graduating Students: Composite pictures will be taken Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 1-5 in the Brandeis Room. The cost is $30 to be paid in CASH or by CHECK at the time your photo is taken. This gets you in the large school composite picture, 1-11x14 class composite, and 2-passport sized photos.

There is no need to sign up for a time! Just stop by and see the photographer! THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!

FACULTY: Professors may also have their picture updated free of charge.

If you are unable to make this last time please email a headshot to starlightphoto@bellsouth.net indicating that you are from the UofL School of Law.

Thanks, SBA

2008 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The Warren E. Burger Prize is awarded to encourage thoughtful practical scholarship in the areas of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The American Inns of Court invites professors, students, judges, and other authors to participate in the writing competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The submission deadline is June 15, 2008.

The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger Prize will be presented to the author at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence in Washington, DC on October 11, 2008.

For more information or questions about the competition, please contact Cindy Dennis, cdennis@innsofcourt.org

To learn more about the American Inns of Court, go to its website: http://www.innsofcourt.org/ 

 For more information about the Warren E. Burger Prize and a list of past recipients, click here.

Summer Law Institute & Internship in Seoul

Fordham University School of Law and Sungkyunkwan University College of Law are pleased to co-sponsor the third annual Summer Law Institute, a three week academic program in international and comparative law in Seoul, Korea from June 10-27, 2008. The 2007 Summer Institute was attended by 97 law students and practitioners, with students coming from 35 U.S. and Canadian law schools including Boston College, Cornell, Fordham, Hastings, USC, University of Texas, and Villanova. Five countries were represented in the student body, including two students from Beijing University in China.

Students may enroll in three credit hours by taking one of the following courses: International Human Rights Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Business Transactions. These courses will be taught in English by distinguished tenured or tenure-track faculty from Fordham and the University of Washington Law Schools. The program will also offer optional Korean language lessons for those students interested in learning some basic Korean. Students will be able to enroll in three credit hours during the program, and the courses are approved by the ABA for credit toward the J.D. degree.

Following the program, students who would like to stay on for internships at Korea's largest multi-national companies, the Korean supreme and constitutional courts, human rights organizations, as well as some summer associate positions at leading Korean law firms, will have the opportunity to do so under the auspices of the Institute's non-credit internship program.

Program students will also tour the Korean National Court, the Supreme Court, the National Prosecutor's Office and the Foreign Ministry, and attend an extensive selection of extra-curricular tours and social events that enable students to experience Korean cultural life.

To find out more about this extraordinary program, please visit our website at: http://law.fordham.edu/korea/ or contact the Program Coordinator, Leighanne Yuh, at lyuh@law.fordham.edu, 212-636-7571.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!! We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.

Louisville Law National Moot Court Teams Shine at Regional Competition

Two University of Louisville teams achieved success at the National Moot Court Regional Competition, November 16-17 in Richmond, Va. One team, made up of third-year students Robyn Lurding and Claire Parsons, and a second team with third-year Jeff Nicoson and second-year Steve Mattingly, both had undefeated records in the Friday preliminary rounds and advanced the Saturday quarter-finals. Along the way, they knocked off teams from UNC, George Mason, William & Mary, and Kentucky. Only six of the 20 teams made it through to the quarters, and U of L had two of them.

National Moot Court faculty advisor Professor Sam Marcosson shared his pride in the teams, "I could not have been any prouder of them; they were truly brilliant and they represented the school wonderfully. Congratulations to the two teams for their tremendous performances, both in the prelims and in two close quarter-finals against outstanding teams from Duke."