Student Bar Association News

MCB Happenings

Interest Meeting for Pirtle-Washer Competition à TODAY, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at noon in Rm 175.

Sign-Up Deadline for Trademark Moot Court Competition à Friday, September 23 at 9am.

Sign-Up Deadline for Client Counseling Competition à Monday, September 26th at 5pm.

For further details, please visit MCB’s website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/6945. 

PIRTLE-WASHER COMPETITION

Students, are you interested in financial rewards, oral advocacy, or the desire to represent the law school in national moot court competitions? If you answered yes to any of these, then read carefully!

The annual Pirtle-Washer Competition is an opportunity for law students to compete against one another and showcase their oral argument skills. The competition will be judged by local attorneys and judges. Briefs need not be submitted. Aside from the great networking and learning opportunity financial rewards are given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. The 1st place winner will receive $1000, the 2nd place winner will receive $750, and the 3rd and 4th place winners will each receive $500.

The first round of the competition will take place on October 22, 2011 at the Jefferson County Hall of Justice. The final round is scheduled for October 28, 2011 in the Allen Court Room at the Law School.

If you are interested in competing in the Pirtle-Washer Competition please sign up outside the Moot Court Board room or contact Eric Johnson at eljohn10@louisville.edu. There will be an informational meeting in room 175 on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at noon.

Candidate Interest Meetings for SBA 1L Elections

All 1Ls interested in running for a SBA 1L position must attend one (1) of the Candidate Interest Meetings. The first interest meeting will be held on Monday, September 19th in Room 245 from noon to 12:20 p.m. The second candidate interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20th in Room 245 from 12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Candidates may run for Section Representative (one representative will be elected from each section) or Louisville Bar Association Representative. If you would like to run for a position but cannot attend either of the candidate interest meetings and/or have any additional questions, please contact Katie Bennett at ktbenn01@louisville.edu. 1L elections will be held the week of September 26th in the law school lobby.

UofL vs. UK Flag Football Games Tonight

Each year, the UofL and UK Law Schools participate in a flag football game the night before the varsity football game.  This year there will be both a women's game and a men's game.  The games are tonight (Friday, September 16) in Lexington.  The women's game starts at 8:00pm with the men's game to follow at 9:00pm.  The games will be held at the Johnson Center Fields on UK's campus.  The UK Law School has also invited any UofL law students to attend their tailgate for the varsity game on Saturday.  Please see the attached document for information on the games, parking, and tailgate.  We hope to see you at the games tonight in Lexington!

 

Candidate Interest Meetings for SBA 1L Elections

All 1Ls interested in running for a SBA 1L position must attend one (1) of the Candidate Interest Meetings. The first interest meeting will be held on Monday, September 19th in Room 245 from noon to 12:20 p.m. The second candidate interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20th in Room 245 from 12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Candidates may run for Section Representative (one representative will be elected from each section) or Louisville Bar Association Representative. If you would like to run for a position but cannot attend either of the candidate interest meetings and/or have any additional questions, please contact Katie Bennett at ktbenn01@louisville.edu. 1L elections will be held the week of September 26th in the law school lobby.

SBA T-Shirt Pickup and Bookstore Hours

If you purchased a t-shirt from the SBA during orientation week, it is ready for pickup.  You may pick up your t-shirt this Thursday, September 15 from 11:45am - 1:30pm in the SBA Bookstore (in the basement by Room 075).  The t-shirts will also be available for pickup on Monday, September 19 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in the SBA Bookstore.  The Bookstore will also be selling other t-shirts, sweatshirts, and padfolios during these times as well.  If you purchased a shirt and are not able to pick it up during these designated times, please email Kristie Wetterer at kristie.wetterer@gmail.com. 

Candidate Interest Meetings for SBA 1L Elections

All 1Ls interested in running for a SBA 1L position must attend one (1) of the Candidate Interest Meetings. The first interest meeting will be held on Monday, September 19th in Room 245 from noon to 12:20 p.m. The second candidate interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20th in Room 245 from 12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Candidates may run for Section Representative (one representative will be elected from each section) or Louisville Bar Association Representative. If you would like to run for a position but cannot attend either of the candidate interest meetings and/or have any additional questions, please contact Katie Bennett at ktbenn01@louisville.edu. 1L elections will be held the week of September 26th in the law school lobby.

New Food Service

Beginning next week (week of 9/12/11) there will be a food cart located closer to the law school in order to better meet the needs of law students.  Three days per week (we are not sure which three days), there will be a food cart located near the law school's back patio by Jouett Hall.  If you exit out the back door of the Mosaic Lobby and are making your way to Ekstrom Library, Jouett Hall is the building on the right.  The food card will be located near there.  This cart will have a variety of beverages, Einstein's sandwiches and salads, cookies, and snacks.  The cart will be there during the hours of 10:30am-1:30pm.  Please note that Cardinal Cards, Cardinal Cash, and cash will only be accepted.  No credit card tenders will be collected.  Also, please be aware that the cart will be tracked daily in order to better assess whether the new location of the cart is necessary, so if you want the cart to stay put be sure to buy food.  Thanks to 1L Dani Smith for contacting the food service and being instrumental in having the food cart moved to this location!

University of Louisville Law Review Symposium

University of Louisville Law Review Symposium

Saturday October 22, 2011

10:00am-4:00pm

Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library UofL

Attendance is free!

 

University of Louisville Law Review will host its 4th annual Symposium on October 22, 2011. This year's topic will focus on the U.S. federal budget deficit.  The Law Review has invited prominent scholars to discuss tax policy and possible solutions to the federal budget deficit.

 

Scheduled to present is: Professor Daniel Shaviro, NYU Law; Professor Neil Buchanan, George Washington University Law; Professor David Gamage UC Berkeley; Professor Samuel Thompson Penn State Law; Professor Gregg Polsky, UNC Law; Mr. Daniel L. Thornton, Vice President and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Assistant Professor Tracey Roberts, Brandeis School of Law; and Assistant Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan, UK College of Law.

 

Students are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP on or before October 14, 2011 to Molly MacCaskey, Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor, UofLLawReview@gmail.com.

 

For more information visit http://www.law.louisville.edu/students/lawreview/symposium

 

 

Labor and Employment Law Society Interest Meeting

The Labor and Employment Law Society will hold an interest meeting on Monday, August 29th at noon in room 175. All students interest in labor and employment issues are invited. We will discuss upcoming events and collect dues from members. Lunch will be provided for all who attend. Please contact Matthew Kinney at mjkinn01@louisville.edu with any questions.