Student Bar Association News
Join the Law, Medical and Dental schools for our annual Med Mal Mixer!
If you'd like to dress in your school's "color", listed below, please do. But of course we'd love to see you in any color of the rainbow :)
Law- wear Red
Dental- wear Blue
Medical- wear Green
Drink specials will be available, No cover, 21+
For those interested in running for SBA Office, a sign up sheet is posted on the SBA office door, Room 245. The Election Rules will be voted on Tuesday evening (regular meetings occur every other Tuesday at 8:30 PM, usually lasting an hour) and distributed upon approval. The SBA purposes are:
1. To promote and encourage professional competence in the study of law;
2. To provide a liaison among students, faculty and alumni;
3. To assume responsibility for student social affairs within the School of Law;
4. To serve as a forum for the discussion of professional problems; and
5. To enhance the professional reputation of the School of Law as well as its students and alumni.
Please consider running for office. It does not require tremendous time to make tremendous difference. The Election Rules will be available upon SBA approval and candidate interest meetings will occur the week of March 18th.
All law students (whether participating in the 10:00 a.m. University-wide ceremony and/or the 5:00 p.m. Law ceremony) order their graduation apparel from Herff Jones at https://collegegrad.herffjones.com or http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/louisville/ or https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/capgown/product/2205011. The same apparel is worn by JD students regardless of what ceremony students choose to attend. Students can visit the University Commencement webpage at http://louisville.edu/commencement for information on ordering caps and gowns, but that webpage then directs all students to the Herff Jones webpage for ordering.
The Herff Jones website currently reads that the commencement ceremony is Saturday May 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM. This is being changed to reflect the actual law school ceremony, which starts at 5:00 pm. Regardless, the ordering process remains the same.
All students are invited to attend a special program on Thursday, February 21, with guest speaker Edwin Chandler. With the help of the Kentucky Innocence Project, Mr. Chandler was exonerated in 2009, after serving 9 years in prison for robbery and second degree manslaughter. In 2012, he was awarded an $8.5 million settlement from Louisville Metro Government.
Mr. Chandler will speak to UofL Law School's Kentucky Innocence Project class at 1:30 in Room 177. All law students are welcome to attend.
Attention students: Dean Duncan is in the process of performing a comprehensive assessment of Kimberly Ballard in her role as Assistant Dean of Students. Dean Duncan would like your feedback about Dean Ballard's performance. Please direct your feedback, via email, to Jacob Giesecke at (email@example.com).
The job description appears below:
Assistant Dean for Student Life
The Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its Assistant Dean for Student Life. The Assistant Dean will have daily interaction with students regarding attendance issues, independent studies, course overloads, honor code violations, limited license applications, make-up exams and accommodations. The Assistant Dean will oversee student orientation, joint-degree programs, study abroad programs, visiting foreign student programs, character and fitness certification to the bar, transfer and visiting applications, the student handbook, and a portion of the Law School’s web site. She/he will assist the dean in collecting and analyzing data and preparing reports.
Barbri Table Day will be 12-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, in the Mosaic Lobby. Come by to sign-up and lock in your price for a bar review course that is tried and true! BARBRI is widely regarded as the de facto choice of law school students based on its extensive history in bar exam preparation and its superior word-of-mouth reputation driven by positive student outcomes. BARBRI serves students across all 50 states, in all jurisdictions, with a variety of products designed to best suit bar preparation needs and law school success. Also, if you're taking the April MPRE exam, come by to sign up for a free review course!
If you have questions before Thursday about BARBRI, please e-mail Leah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.