Women's Law Caucus News

Women's Law Caucus New Member Meeting

August 22, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law Rm 175

Please join us for the Women's Law Caucus new member meeting. We invite you to come find out more about the mentoring program, the Jail Tour/Q&A Session, Take Back the Night events, and other programs we have planned for this semester. T-shirts can be purchased or ordered at this meeting.

Questions? Feel free to contact officers Courtney Pawley, Megan Resch, Caitlin Baird, Jaime Nelson, or Katy Sanborn.



Jail Tour and Q&A Session

The Women's Law Caucus and Women Lawyers Association invite any interested students to sign up for a Question & Answer session with representatives from the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, the Office of Jefferson County Attorney, and the Jefferson County Public Defender's Office followed by a tour of the Jefferson County Corrections facility.


Please email Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu no later than August 29, 2012 if you are interested in attending. 

Learn More About 2 Mentoring Events in March

Two Mentoring Events that are Happeneing In March, 2012

See the Event Calendar for details


Enhancing Employment Prospects through Mentoring

Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association

Wednesday March 7


Room 275

What’s the difference between a mentor, a role model, networking, and a person who serves as a reference?  How do you find a mentor?  How do mentoring relationships work?  Leaders in the legal profession will provide their perspectives on mentoring at an SBA sponsored panel.

Moderator:  Professor Laura Rothstein
Speakers:  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson
Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association

Speed Mentoring

Reserved Speed Mentoring program
Requires application to be submitted to Professor Laura Rothstein by Thursday, March 1.

Cox Lounge – 5:30-7:00

Sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges, the Brandeis Women’s Law Caucus, and the Brandeis Black Law Students Association

Members of the bar will have 6-8 minute conversations with students (like a speed dating program). Students will speak to each mentor. 

1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

Some time slots are still available for Friday and Sunday evening. If you are a teacher at Central and would like to help with the binding fundraiser, please email Courtney at crpawl01@louisville.edu.Volunteers are especially needed on Saturday evening. 


Cost: $10.60 for 3 or $14.00 for 4

Please make checks payable to the UofL Foundation with Central Partnership Program on the memo line. 

WLC T-Shirt Sales-LAST DAY

TODAY, Friday Feb. 24, is the final day to purchase t-shirts. You can order Spring shirts for $12 OR purchase black and gray t-shits.

Part of proceeds go to charity of purchaser's choice. 


Deadline to submit money and forms is 12:30 so the order can be placed by 1:00. 

1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

The sign-up sheet for brief binding is at the Resource Center at this time. Professor Sweeny's class will need to have four briefs instead of three, so please tell Ms. Haney or Ms. Wenning in the Resource Center if you need eight sheets of paper instead of six.

Cost: Three Briefs and Cardstock Covers: $10.60

          Four Briefs and Cardstock Covers: $14.00 



1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

The sign-up sheet for the brief binding fundraiser is now available at the Law Resource Center. 1L students may sign up and get the coverstock for the brief covers for the next two weeks. Briefs will be bound on the following dates and times:

March 2 from 8a-6p

March 3 from 9a-6p

March 4 3p-7p

Total cost is $10.60 to be paid at the time the briefs are bound. All proceeds fund the Central Partnership Program.

Contact Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu with any questions.  

WLC T-Shirt Sales

New Spring shirt orders will be taken in the lobby today from 11:15-1:00.

Gray and black t-shirts (in medium and large) are also available for purchase on a first come first serve basis. 

 Cost: $12 with part of the proceeds going to charity.


T-Shirt sales will continue through Feb. 24. 

1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

As a fundraiser for the Central Partnership Program, Central Fellow Courtney Pawley will be binding appellate briefs for 1Ls from March 2-4. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Resource Center beginning Monday February 20 if you would like to have all three briefs bound for the low cost of $10.60. When you sign-up on the sheet you will receive red or blue paper for the covers of your briefs.


BLS professors will have more details next week to give to interested students. 


Spring T-Shirt Sales

The Women's Law Caucus will have Spring colored t-shirts for sale in the lobby from Feb 13-24 during lunch hours. The colors include azalea, lime, orchid, and sky blue.

Cost: $12

They will be delivered prior to Spring Break. 


Part of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House, The Center for Women and Families, or the Central Partnership Program (buyer's choice). 


Please contact Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu if you would like an order form.