Student Bar Association News

Education Law and Policy Society - First Meeting

Are you interested in Education Law & Policy? Join the Education Law and Policy Society, a newly forming RSO! An informational meeting will be on Tuesday, February 14th at 12:00pm in room 175.

The mission of the Education Law and Policy Society (“Ed Law”) is to strengthen University of Louisville – Brandeis School of Law students’ commitment to achieving educational equity in public education by providing: 1) resources for coursework, advocacy, research, and careers related to education and the law; 2) forums for discussing all educational issues including the achievement gap, the cycle of poverty, racial/ethnic/gender equality, higher education, and relevant reform measures with legal practitioners, professors, and colleagues; and 3) volunteer opportunities that directly impact students in underserved areas.

Contact Cassie Restrepo at if you cannot attend but would like more information on joining this new group.

American Association for Justice Meeting

Did you enjoy Torts class? Are you interested in learning more about being a trial attorney? The newly formed University of Louisville student chapter of the American Association for Justice is holding its first meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 175. Free pizza and drinks will be served. Louisville trial lawyer Hans G. Poppe will be guest speaker, and representatives from the AAJ and the Kentucky Justice Association will be on hand to explain the professional and networking benefits of these two powerful organizations. Free copies of Trial Lawyer magazine to first 25 students. Free T-shirt to anyone who joins AAJ or KJA at the meeting. Want to learn more? Contact 3L Alex Davis at, or 2L Ashley Haile at

SELS 4th Annual Superbowl Party!

Come take a break from studying and join everyone at Molly Malones on Bardstown Road for the 4th Annual Superbowl Party. Kickoff time is at 6:30PM on Sunday, February 5th, 2012. The cost is $5 for SELS members and $10 for nonmembers which includes all you can eat, all you can drink. 

Mayor's Office Guest Speaker - Today

Today, Ted Smith, Director of Economic Development from Mayor Fischer's office, is coming for a discussion/Q&A on Law and business development, innovation, entrepreneurship, and more. All law students and faculty are welcome. (We may have some guests from the MBA school as well).  Come to Room 075 from 1 to 2:15pm.  Pizza and drinks will be served. 

1L Mock Interview Reminder

The 1L Mock Interviews are taking place tomorrow, January 21st, at the offices of Frost Brown Todd.  Please see the important details set out below.  Also, a schedule of the interview times is attached.   

Parking:  Two options.  Street parking should be available at no charge or there is a parking garage attached to the building for $1.50/hour.

Check in:  First, you must go to the security desk on the ground floor to sign into the building (they will have your name on a list).  After signing in, go to Frost Brown Todd reception on the 32nd floor where you will check in for your interview.  Someone will then direct you to Conference Room H to wait until your interview is ready to begin.  Fruit, coffee, and orange juice will be available.

Preparation and Attire:  In order to get the most out of this you should treat it as a real interview in every way, meaning:  (1) dress in professional interview attire,  (2) bring copies of your resume, (3) be prepared to ask questions, and (4) research your interviewers.  You will not need a cover letter, writing sample, or list of references.

Make sure to write thank you notes to your interviewers.  There is a limited supply of Brandeis School of Law stationary available for those who would like to use it. 


MCB Results

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate this year's members of the National Moot Court Team: Stephanie Carr, Brittany Hampton, Samantha Constantine and Paige Hamby for an outstanding performance in Richmond, VA last weekend.  Both teams represented the Law School very well against impressive competition.  The team consisting of Paige Hamby and Samantha Constatine did especially well winning both matches in the preliminary rounds and losing by only two points to Duke University, last year's champions, in the quarter finals.  Please congratulate these students on their success and hard work!

Please Complete Your Course Evaluations

As the President of the SBA and a representative of our student body, I would like to ask each of you to complete your course evaluations.  These evaluations are very important in evaluating the education we are receiving at the Brandeis School of Law, as well as the performance of our professors.  They only take a short amount of time, but are an important measure for each of you to take.  I appreciate you taking the time to complete them.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks - Kristie Wetterer 

Brandeis Blitz Championship Game

11-1-11: The Brandeis Blitz, the Law School's flagfootball team consisting of 1, 2, and 3L's plays in the University of Louisville Intramural Sport's Flagfootball Championship.   The game is at 9:00PM, Tuesday night, at the intramural fields behind the Speed School parking lot off of Eastern Parkway.  Come support your friends, classmates, and the Brandeis Blitz!

2011 Brandeis Blitz Roster: Alex White, Tyler Korus, Josh Porter, Joe Mandlehr, Brandon Johnson, Luis Cartaya, John Spalding, Doug Keil, Johnathan Ryan, Richard Williams, Zackary McKee, Jackie Clowers, Brad Hal, and 
Donavan Potter.  See the attached picture.  

Decedents' Ball Ticket Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Morgan Hancock and Tommy Clines!  They were entered into a raffle for buying their Decedents' Ball tickets last week and their names were drawn.  Each of them will receive an iPod curtesy of Barbri.  Morgan and Tommy, please contact Kristie Wetterer ( to redeem your prize.


Decedents' Ball tickets are still for sale and will be sold today from 12:00-1:00 in the lobby and tomorrow from 9:00-11:00am and 12:00-2:00pm.  The tickets are $15 if they are purchased before Friday.  

ABA Facebook Sweepstakes

Please see the following information from the ABA regarding a sweepstakes opportunity:


Enter for a chance to win up to $10,000 in the ABA Facebook Sweepstakes at!  The American Bar Association will put a dime in the grand prize jackpot for every law student attending an ABA-accredited school who Likes ABA for Law Students on Facebook and submits an entry from.  You will also have a chance to win these weekly prizes: Two $1,250 travel packages from Hertz and Six $500 gift certificates for bar review course from BARBRI.  Enter today for all weekly prizes.  The sweepstakes ends at 11:59pm Pacific Time on October 31, 2011.