Events

« February 28, 2013 - March 30, 2013 »
 
02 / 28
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Start: 5:00 pm
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Join Susan Duncan, Interim Dean, and your fellow young alumni for a Happy Hour at Taco Punk in NuLu 

03 / 1
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03 / 4
Start: 12:05 pm
End: 12:50 pm
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy,
established by the Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use endowment,
brings a nationally prominent land use scholar to the University of
Louisville Brandeis School of Law each semester. The purpose of this
lecture series is to expand and enrich land use education and thinking
at UofL. Attendees of the free presentation will hear directly about
cutting-edge research that may be appearing or soon-to-appear in a
publication venue.   This year's speaker is Alejandro Camacho, professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law.   The Boehl Lectures have been enormously enriching.  The past lectures include:Winter 2007: Tony Arnold (Louisville), inaugural lecture, "The People's Land: Justice Brandeis, Environmental Conservation, and Wisdom for Today's Land Use Challenges"Spring 2007: Linda Malone (William & Mary), "Think Globally, Act Locally: A Pivotal Transformation in the Global Warming Debate"Fall 2007: Eric Freyfogle (Illinois), "The Endless War: Private Land in Law and Culture"Spring 2008: Julian Juergensmeyer (Georgia State), "Infrastructure and the Law: The Evolution of Infrastructure Requirements"Summer 2008: Victor Flatt (then at Houston, now at North Carolina), "Act Locally, Affect Globally: Local Government's Role in Addressing Climate Change and Other Large-Scale Environmental Harms"Fall 2008: Vicki Been (NYU), "Silver Bullet or Trojan Horse? The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets"Spring 2009: Timothy Beatley (U. Virginia School of Architecture), "Green Urbanism: Planning for Sustainable and Resilient Cities"Fall 2010: Michael Wolf (Florida), "Private Property and Public Protection: The Brandeisian Alternative"Spring 2010: Judith Welch Wegner (North Carolina), "Annexation, Urban Boundaries, and Land Use Dilemmas: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future"The Boehl Lecture Series has stimulated thinking about and interest in key land use issues, facilitated interdisciplinary collaboration, engaged our students, and developed relationships with lawyers, planners, officials, developers, environmentalists, and others in our community who care about land use issues.  It has had far more benefit—both in breadth and depth—than investing in any one person's particular research agenda or any single project. For more information about this event, please contact Margaret Bratcher at 502-852-1669 or by e-mail

03 / 5
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Join the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Faculty for a Faculty Workshop presented by Paul Litton, JD, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Missouri School of Law.

Start: 5:30 pm

  Please join us on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at The Brown Hotel for the16th AnnualStudent Bar Foundation Auction NightSilent Auction begins at 5:30p.m.Live Auction begins at at 7p.m.All money raised will benefit students performing their summer public service projects providing legal services to the poor or indigent, supporting public education and the judiciary, and improving citizens’ access to justice.This exciting night of auction items include:UofL Basketball ticketsRestaurant gift cardsBaskets from local storesBrewery TastingsPhotography packagesMaker’s Mark memorabiliaA day at Churchill Downs And more


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We are grateful to Aguiar Injury Lawyers for their support of this event. If you would like to sponsor a Brandeis School of Law Public Service Fellow, please contact Wendy Helterbran, or call her at 502-852-6381. 

Start: 8:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm
03 / 6
03 / 7
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm

Attention, 1Ls! Now that your briefs are submitted, it is
time to
shift your focus to your oral argument. On Thursday, March 7 at 1 PM,
Stites & Harbison PLLC Attorney Beth Breetz is speaking in room
275. Ms. Breetz is the co-chair of the firm's Appellate Advocacy
group. Her full bio is linked below. She will speak about her
experience in federal and state appellate advocacy and the basics of
oral arguments. Her short talk will be followed by a Q&A, so bring
your questions! If you are nervous about giving your oral argument on
Saturday, March 23 at the Hall of Justice, come learn from an expert!
Remember, if you are a current BLS student, your attendance is
mandatory.    

http://www.stites.com/attorneys/25/bethany-a-breetz

Start: 1:30 pm
End: 2:30 pm

Join the Student Bar Association as we officially welcome our new Assistant Deans. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.

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03 / 11
Start: 9:00 am
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
03 / 12
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Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
03 / 13
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Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
03 / 14
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Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
03 / 15
End: 9:00 am
Start: 03/11/2013 - 9:00am
End: 03/15/2013 - 9:00am
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03 / 19
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 2:00 pm
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Join ACS and attorney Nicole Kersting for a discussion on the DOMA suits pending before the Supreme Court, marriage equality on a local and national level, and what potential actions can be anticipated in the future to address individual state bans such as the 2004 KY Constitutional amendment.Nicole Kersting was the president of University of Louisville's Lambda Law Caucus during law school, she is a member Coordinating Committee with the Fairness Campaign, the Statewide Fairness Steering Committee, and was featured as a Commentator on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. She currently practices family law with Derenzo Durrett, PLLC, and works as an activist in the gay community to advance the rights of LGBTQ individuals and families in the state of Kentucky.

Start: 8:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm
03 / 20
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Faculty Showcase SeriesDisability Discrimination Law: Impact on Legal Education and the Legal ProfessionLaura RothsteinProfessor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar                                                                              Disability discrimination law affects every lawyer, even those who do not plan to represent clients with disabilities or practice in the area.  Websites accessible for those with visual impairments; providing interpreters for clients with hearing impairments and accessible meeting space for those with mobility impairments are examples of this impact.  Accessible courthouses and prisons are other issues for clients with mobility impairments.  Lawyers who may themselves be impaired by substance abuse or mental health concerns or mobility or sensory impairments.  Forty years ago, the predecessor to the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.  The 1973 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act laid the groundwork for the 1990 ADA.  Both laws have significant impact on law students, lawyers, and the legal profession today. The March 20, 2013, Faculty Showcase presented by the Student Bar Association and the University of Louisville Law Review demonstrates the recognition of the importance and value of faculty scholarship.  The presentation will provide historical perspective and how current judicial opinions, regulations, and statutory amendments are affecting the lives of lawyers, their clients, the practice of law, and legal education.  The presentation will address current hot topics for law students, including what accommodations are required for law students and the mental health history reporting requirements to bar admission authorities. Presentation is in Room 275 at 5:30-7:00 with light refreshments provided.

03 / 21
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
03 / 22
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

Please come and join us to hear Randal Strobo discuss historic preservation.  We will be serving lunch, but please bring a drink!

03 / 23
Start: 8:00 am
03 / 24
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Did you know that the largest municipal urban forest in the United States is just a short drive from UofL's campus?!Come join ELLUS for a hike through beautiful Jefferson Memorial Forest on Sunday March 24th at 1PM. Bring your friends, family, and four-legged companions to enjoy a relaxing hike through one of Louisville's best kept secrets.Click http://mapq.st/WKOSqs for directions to the Horine Reservation Entrance. Visithttp://www.louisvilleky.gov/metroparks/parks/jeffersonmemorialforest/ for more information about Jefferson Memorial Forest.  The hike will be about 5 miles with an option to reduce it to 2 or 3 miles and will take approximately 3 or 4 hours. Join the Event on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/154573654697219/?notif_t=plan_user_joined 

03 / 25
Start: 9:00 am
Start: 03/25/2013 - 9:00am
End: 04/08/2013 - 5:00pm

The Student Bar Foundation Fellowship Applications are now available, and attached here! Fellowships are intended for any law students who secure unpaid, public interest work for at least 10 weeks over the summer. In the past fellowships have been awarded to students who worked for judges, county courthouses, refugee centers, the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse,Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office, US Attorney's Office, the Haiti Project and many others! Fellowships can also be used not only in Louisville, but anywhere, and past recipients have traveled to Massachusettes, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and Haiti.  The type of work you do is up to you!Application packets must be turned in to Emily Peeler's student mailbox by April 8, 2013 at 5pm, addressed to the Student Bar Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Emily Peeler at empeeler@gmail.com or Ahmed Safeeullah at aasafe01@louisville.edu.

03 / 26
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Start: 03/25/2013 - 9:00am
End: 04/08/2013 - 5:00pm

The Student Bar Foundation Fellowship Applications are now available, and attached here! Fellowships are intended for any law students who secure unpaid, public interest work for at least 10 weeks over the summer. In the past fellowships have been awarded to students who worked for judges, county courthouses, refugee centers, the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse,Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office, US Attorney's Office, the Haiti Project and many others! Fellowships can also be used not only in Louisville, but anywhere, and past recipients have traveled to Massachusettes, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and Haiti.  The type of work you do is up to you!Application packets must be turned in to Emily Peeler's student mailbox by April 8, 2013 at 5pm, addressed to the Student Bar Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Emily Peeler at empeeler@gmail.com or Ahmed Safeeullah at aasafe01@louisville.edu.

03 / 27
(all day)
Start: 03/25/2013 - 9:00am
End: 04/08/2013 - 5:00pm

The Student Bar Foundation Fellowship Applications are now available, and attached here! Fellowships are intended for any law students who secure unpaid, public interest work for at least 10 weeks over the summer. In the past fellowships have been awarded to students who worked for judges, county courthouses, refugee centers, the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse,Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office, US Attorney's Office, the Haiti Project and many others! Fellowships can also be used not only in Louisville, but anywhere, and past recipients have traveled to Massachusettes, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and Haiti.  The type of work you do is up to you!Application packets must be turned in to Emily Peeler's student mailbox by April 8, 2013 at 5pm, addressed to the Student Bar Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Emily Peeler at empeeler@gmail.com or Ahmed Safeeullah at aasafe01@louisville.edu.

Start: 12:05 pm
End: 12:50 pm
Start: 7:00 pm
End: 11:00 pm

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 RedDental- wear BlueMedical- wear GreenDrink specials will be available, No cover, 21+   Facebook Event   

03 / 28
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Start: 03/25/2013 - 9:00am
End: 04/08/2013 - 5:00pm

The Student Bar Foundation Fellowship Applications are now available, and attached here! Fellowships are intended for any law students who secure unpaid, public interest work for at least 10 weeks over the summer. In the past fellowships have been awarded to students who worked for judges, county courthouses, refugee centers, the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse,Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office, US Attorney's Office, the Haiti Project and many others! Fellowships can also be used not only in Louisville, but anywhere, and past recipients have traveled to Massachusettes, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and Haiti.  The type of work you do is up to you!Application packets must be turned in to Emily Peeler's student mailbox by April 8, 2013 at 5pm, addressed to the Student Bar Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Emily Peeler at empeeler@gmail.com or Ahmed Safeeullah at aasafe01@louisville.edu.

Start: 9:00 am
End: 10:00 am
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

 Will You Fight for Your Rights?The ACLU-KY Chapter of the Brandeis School of Law is holding a membership interest meeting on Thursday, March 28th at 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in room 175 of the law school. The meeting is open to all those who are curious. Membership is available for all University of Louisville students and faculty. We will discuss what we hope to achieve as a Recognized Student Organization and as an official affiliate chapter of the ACLU of Kentucky. Additionally, we will provide information regarding invitation to the ACLU of Kentucky's Bill of Rights Dinner. The keynote speaker is James Esseks, Attorney of Record in the ACLU case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, so it ought to be interesting and a great opportunity to network.  In the interim, if you would like to hear from ACLU attorneys themselves, join us on Monday, March 25th for Career Week hosted by the SBA where you will have the opportunity to indulge in career advice from practitioners directly and indirectly involved with the ACLU-KY. Speakers include: Bill Sharp, ACLU-KY Staff Attorney; Mitchel Denham, Assistant Deputy Attorney General - Criminal; and Amy Cubbage, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland -- Of Counsel in the Supreme Court case Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007) For more information visit our website by clicking here or contact Kevin Coleman at kjcole01@louisville.edu. 

Start: 12:15 pm
End: 1:30 pm

Presented on behalf of the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee.  Lunch provided!  Special Guest Facilitator: Mr. Brian Buford.

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:45 pm
03 / 29
(all day)
Start: 03/25/2013 - 9:00am
End: 04/08/2013 - 5:00pm

The Student Bar Foundation Fellowship Applications are now available, and attached here! Fellowships are intended for any law students who secure unpaid, public interest work for at least 10 weeks over the summer. In the past fellowships have been awarded to students who worked for judges, county courthouses, refugee centers, the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse,Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office, US Attorney's Office, the Haiti Project and many others! Fellowships can also be used not only in Louisville, but anywhere, and past recipients have traveled to Massachusettes, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and Haiti.  The type of work you do is up to you!Application packets must be turned in to Emily Peeler's student mailbox by April 8, 2013 at 5pm, addressed to the Student Bar Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Emily Peeler at empeeler@gmail.com or Ahmed Safeeullah at aasafe01@louisville.edu.

03 / 30
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Start: 03/25/2013 - 9:00am
End: 04/08/2013 - 5:00pm

The Student Bar Foundation Fellowship Applications are now available, and attached here! Fellowships are intended for any law students who secure unpaid, public interest work for at least 10 weeks over the summer. In the past fellowships have been awarded to students who worked for judges, county courthouses, refugee centers, the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse,Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office, US Attorney's Office, the Haiti Project and many others! Fellowships can also be used not only in Louisville, but anywhere, and past recipients have traveled to Massachusettes, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, and Haiti.  The type of work you do is up to you!Application packets must be turned in to Emily Peeler's student mailbox by April 8, 2013 at 5pm, addressed to the Student Bar Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact co-chairs Emily Peeler at empeeler@gmail.com or Ahmed Safeeullah at aasafe01@louisville.edu.