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Small classes, outstanding teaching, and abundant practical opportunities prepare graduates of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law to do well in all their undertakings. Our employment rates and our bar passage rates regularly exceed national and state norms. Employment statistics for the combined graduates of December 2007, May 2008 and August 2008 indicate that over 96% found positions within nine months of graduation.
Located just a few miles south of downtown Louisville, Kentucky's largest city, our students have a variety of "real world" experiences available to them.
- Participation in more than a dozen national and regional oral advocacy competitions -- ranging from traditional trial and appellate advocacy to client counseling and negotiations and including such substantive areas as international, securities and criminal -- enables every interested student to learn from these valuable experiences. Over the past few years, Brandeis teams have won several national and regional championships.
- Externships during their third year provide many students the opportunity to "practice being a lawyer" in tax, criminal and judicial arenas.
- Dedicated to the belief that doing well as a lawyer includes doing good as a member of society, the Brandeis Public Service Program requires each student to do a minimum of 30 hours of pro bono work before graduation. Many students, when reflecting upon their law school years, emphasize that their pro bono work significantly enhanced their education and their knowledge of the profession.
- Several dual degree programs allow for interdisciplinary study in a broad range of areas - business, social work, humanities, political science, bioethics, urban planning and divinity.
- The Law Clinic offers third-year students the opportunity to gain practical experience by applying their legal education to real clients with real problems. As an innovative teaching tool, the Law Clinic enables the Law School to transform legal education into an active, hands-on enterprise of learning by doing.
- The Allen Courtroom is host to hearings and trials by the Kentucky Appellate and Supreme Courts as well as many firms and organizations. As students observe these events, their legal education is enhanced.