Student Life News

American Inns of Court Competition

The Warren E. Burger Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars and other authors to participate in the competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of their choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. 

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2008.

For details about the award, please visit the American Inns of Court's Warren E. Burger page.

For information or questions, please contact Cindy Dennis, American Inns of Court Awards & Scholarship Coordinator, at 800-233-3590 ext. 104 or cdennis@innsofcourt.org

American Judges Association Essay Contest

The American Judges Association is sponsoring an essay contest on the topic, "Search and Seizure Arising From Motor Vehicle Stops," with prizes of $3,000, $1,500 and $1,000. The deadline for submission is June 2, 2008, and the length is 10-25 pages.

For more information go to the organization's website: http://aja.ncsc.dni.us/index.html and select  the link "Essay Contest."

What's Happening with Rooms 115, 117 and 119?

Over the last several days room 115 (the Academic Support office and 1L study aids library) and 119 (student mailboxes and other communications) have gotten new rugs and 117 (upper class study aids library and study area) was closed because it was used to store confidential materials from 115. We were lucky that the University was able to provide us with these badly needed new rugs for free despite the budget crunch. Rooms 117 and 119 are now back in operation and set up as they were prior to the disruption. Room 115 still needs to have the computer and phone hooked up and will have a new look when it opens.

I am also in the process of sorting through the various 1L study aids and eliminating obsolete ones. (Many thanks to the faculty, students and alums who have contributed to the collection over the years!) For example, I am taking the audio cassette sets off the shelves as I don't believe anyone can use them anymore. I will resume office hours in 115 next Monday, but, as always, my door is almost always open to room 216 and I can address matters involving Academic Support or Student Affairs from either venue. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

-Dean Sealing

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