Speaker: Prof. Mark Rothstein, recipient of Brandeis Privacy Award. Discussion concerning the NSA surveillance program revelations and DNA forensics. Also discussion about Justice Brandeis' contributions to the development of privacy law.Lunch provided.
Flexner Forum on Legal Ethics: The Story of Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion 435: The Ethics of Plea Bargains that Waive Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases on Thursday, September 19, 2013, in the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law's Allen Courtroom.
The Justices will travel to Louisville as part of a continuing effort to increase public awareness and understanding of the Court's function and of the legal matters that come before it. All Supreme Court sessions are open to the public.
The Thursday, September 19, 2013, docket is as follows:
Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC v. Capital Community Economic/Industrial Development Corporation, Inc. (2012-SC-249-DG)
Issue: Secured Transactions. KRS 355.9-109. Whether a governmental entity that entered into a secured transaction with a private business is exempt from the filing requirements of Article 9 of the UCC, via KRS 355.9-109(4)(q).
Discretionary Review granted 2/13/2013
Franklin Circuit Court, Judge Thomas D. Wingate
Attorneys for Appellant: Virginia Hamilton Snell and Daniel Ernest Hitchcock
Attorneys for Appellee: Robert W. Kellerman and Sarah Jackson Bishop
(Note: Justice Michelle M. Keller is recused.)
United States of America, By and Through the United States Attorneys For The Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky v. Kentucky Bar Association (2013-SC-270-KB)
Issue: Whether it is unethical for a criminal defense attorney to advise a client about a plea agreement that requires the defendant to waive ineffective assistance of counsel claims, and whether it is unethical for a prosecutor to make such an offer.
Attorneys for Movant: Kerry Brent Harvey and David Jason Hale
Attorney for Appellee: Thomas H. Glover, John D. Meyers and Brian Scott West
The public is invited to attend the oral argument sessions. Following the final argument, the Justices will address questions from the audience. Questions should not relate to the cases just heard, or to other pending cases.
The state's court of last resort traditionally meets in the Capitol Building in Frankfort. The appearance in Louisville is part of an ongoing public education program begun in 1985 when the Court traveled to Louisville to hear oral arguments, the first time a state Supreme Court session was ever held outside Frankfort. Since that time, sessions have been held in locations across the state. Further questions may be addressed to Susan Stokley Clary, Supreme Court Administrator, at (502) 564-5444.
Please join us for the first interest meeting of the Multicultural Law Student Association. This organization seeks to raise awareness of the culturally diverse community that the legal community serves. Attend this interest meeting to find out how you can become better prepared to work in our diverse community, and to meet your fellow classmates with culturally diverse background. Dean Duncan, Professor Abramson and several of the organization founders will be attending and they look forward to meeting you. All students are welcome to attend. There will also be free food.Friday September 20 at 1:00PM in room 175
The RSO Summit is the mandatory meeting for all recognized student organizations to maintain their good standing. Only recognized organizations are required to attend. The Summit will be held on Friday, September 20th in the SAC Multipurpose Room. Registration will open at about 4pm and the meeting will start at about 4:30 and run until 7:30pm. Free food will be provided by Flavour’s Catering. Groups should pre-register for the Summit at: https://orgsync.com/41108/forms/68240 Victoria J. SpencerGraduate Assistant to Recognized Student OrganizationsStudent Involvement, University of LouisvilleStudent Activities Center W310Dvjspen01@louisville.edu (502) 852-0319
The Importance and Role of Internationalization in the modern Law School Environment
The 2013 Take Back the Night (TBTN) will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 5:30-7:30 at the UofL Red Barn. Our keynote speaker this year is Susan Burke. Susan Burke is an experienced litigator. During the course of her 24-year legal career, Susan has both defended and prosecuted civil actions involving a wide range of topics. Ms. Burke is spearheading a nationwide series of lawsuits designed to reform the manner in which the military prosecutes rape and sexual assault. Her work on this project is the subject of a documentary premiering at Sundance called The Invisible War. http://invisiblewarmovie.com/ We will be screening The Invisible War at the Floyd Theater at 2:30 pm on the 24th. The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Focusing on the powerful stories of rape victims, this film chronicles the struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. It is a call for our civilian and military leadership to listen…and to act!
The Academic Success Office is hosting a Continuing Orientation Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 11:50a - 12:50 in Room 275. ALL First Year Law Students are expected to attend. Lunch will be provided, but PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINK! We will be doing exercises to explore best practices for preparing for exams, including preparing an exam prep calendar, tips for answering practice exams and preparing your family and friends for what's ahead.
Millions of Americans are worried about student debt. But there are powerful programs that can help if you know about them and plan ahead at every stage of your educational career.We are very fortunate to have an expert on student debt from Equal Justice Works come to our law school and give a presentation to explain how everyone can overcome the burden of student debt. Isaac Bowers, Senior Program Manager of Educational Debt and Outreach with Equal Justice Works,will be here on Thursday, September 26 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275 to speak on student debt relief options and procedures. You won't want to miss this opportunity! Lunch will be provided. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women's Law Caucus is pleased to announce that we will again be sponsoring a jail tour and panel. This event is open to all students and will take place on September 26, 2013 at the Hall of Justice located at 600 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky. We will start in Courtroom 204 beginning at 5:00 where we will hear from Jefferson County Attorney, Mike O'Connell, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Kristi Gray, and a representative from the public defender's office. After they speak the floor will open up for a Q&A session. After the Q&A we will head over to the the jail for a tour. Keep in mind that you should dress modestly for this event. Casual dress is fine, but not shorts or short skirts or dresses. We anticipate that the event will end at 7:00pm. Keep in mind that there is no food or drink allowed in the courtroom. If you are interested in attending please email WLC president Megan Resch at email@example.com no later than Monday, September 23.
Save the date for the first program in the law library's Fall 2013 Tea Time series. These brown bag sessions are designed for students, but faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Most of us carry a smartphone everywhere we go. We use apps to get directions to the closest pizza place, check sports scores and update our Facebook status. With the proper apps, your smartphone can also serve as a personal copier; an invisible, portable hard-drive; and—if you can find your files—as a document storage and management device. These apps harness the same built-in functions you use to take pictures of your friend and post them to Instagram, but instead use them in the boring business of legal practice. Join librarians Virginia Mattingly and Kurt Metzmeier, along with the law school’s Jim Becker, in a short program on how to use the powerful computer in your iPhone or Android to get a little work done--when you are not checking Twitter or playing Candy Crush. The program is informal and there will be plenty of time for questions.
- Mobile Apps Handout
- "Is that a Copier in Your Pocket? Using Your Smartphone for Smarter Legal Research and Practice" by Kurt Metzmeier (Louisville Bar Briefs, September 2013, p. 18).
- October 30: Legislative History
Come join the Federal Bar Association, Student Chapter at a Happy Hour at Molly Malones in Saint Matthews this Friday, September 27 from 6PM-9PM. The FBA is a brand new organization formed to provide students with exposure to federal practice and networking opportunities. This is a great opportunity to relax after a long week, to meet the FBA officers, to learn more about involvement in FBA, and to mingle with fellow classmates. There is no cover and guests are welcome. Drink specials will be available. Please contact Greg Finch, Gregory.L.Finch@gmail.com, or Meghan Burns, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Business Law Society would like to announce that our General Interest Meeting for students interested in becoming a member will be Wednesday, October 2nd at 12:10pm - 12:45pm in room 175.
The Business Law Society is a student organization that facilitates relationships with local businesses and attorneys who specialize in many different areas of business law such as Business Litigation, Corporate Transactional Law, Intellectual Property, In-House Counsel, and more.
We organize social events to introduce our members to local business attorneys, informative Q&A panels with attorneys to discuss various areas of business law, career placement insight with our alumni, and will have specialized opportunities for paid members. We strive to provide our members with the tools, direction and relationships needed to win job placement in the corporate world. The general interest meeting will explain more about what we do, how to become a member and our plans for the upcoming year.
Please join us for a free lunch provided by Wolters Kluwer Business & Law.
Note: If you want to pay your membership dues at the event, check or cash will be acceptable. Dues for the year are $10.
Please submit questions to the general Business Law Society email account at BrandeisBLS@gmail.com
HIV criminalization is a growing phenomenon. Join us for this forum to learn how HIV status is being used in criminal prosecutions. Wednesday, October 2, 2013Reception at 5:30 p.m. Presentations at 6:00 p.m.Louisville Metro Dept. of Public Health & Wellness, 400 E. Gray St.Free and open to the public.We are bringing together several individuals to discuss this troubling issue. Our first speaker will be Sean Strub, a longtime AIDS activist and the founder of the Sero Project, a growing organization that focuses on HIV Criminalization. He will outline where the laws came from and why he advocates for reform. Robert Suttle will share his personal story of prosecution and incarceration on a nondisclosure charge in Louisiana. Local experts Samuel Marcosson and Karen Sams will provide the local health and legal context of this multi-faceted issue.The award-winning short film, HIV is Not a Crime, will be screened!Agenda:5:30 PM Reception6:00 PM Welcome 6:10 PM Presentations: Karen Sams and Sean Strub6:40 PM Showing of HIV is Not A Crime (Video)6:50 PM Commentary: Robert Suttle and Sam Marcosson7:35 PM Discussion / Q&ASpeakers:
- Craig Blakely, Dean, School of Public Health & Information Sciences, UofL
- Susan Duncan, Dean, Brandeis School of Law, UofL
- Karen Sams, HIV/AIDS Program Branch Manager, Kentucky Department for Public Health
- Sean Strub, Executive Director, Sero Project
- Robert Suttle, Assistant Director, Sero Project, featured in the film, HIV is Not a Crime
- Samuel A. Marcosson, Professor of Law, Brandeis School of Law
Join us on October 3 at noon in LL80 for the first meeting for the Lambda Law Caucus. This is an interest session and lunch will be provided!
Speaker: Cherie Dawson Edwards, Ph. D., Associate Professor, University of Louisville Department of Justice Administration. Lunch: Qdoba
Sir Thomas More's Dilemma of Conscience: Understanding the Conflict Between Personal Beliefs and Professional Expectations
Featuring speakers from Jefferson County Public Schools. This event will look into current efforts to respond to bullying in K-12 schools as well as the implications of bullying on the world outside the school yard.
The Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County meets at the Bristol Bar & Grill Downtown, 614 West Main Street. The buffet style luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. and costs $16. Guests are always welcome.
The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to take the Fall 2013 Legal Research final exam on computer is 11:59 p.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013.
Celebrate harvest time with
the UofL Environmental Law & Land Use Society’s (ELLUS) annual 100-mile
lunch Sunday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. ‒ 3:30 p.m. in the School of Law
courtyard. Meals are $5, with donations going to the courtyard rain garden and
outdoor classroom project.
/* Style Definitions */
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";}
See attached flyer for more details.
This week is the last week to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Wish List Drive. BLSA will be delivering the donations to the Ronald McDonald house next week. Please help by donating any items that the Ronald McDonald House has requested. Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far!
There will be an event today for the Federalist Society at 12 p.m. in room 275. Our speaker will be UK professor Paul Salamanca who specializes in areas of free speech, privacy, and separation of powers. The subject of the event will be centered around the debate around Citizen's United and the upcoming Supreme Court case that could end campaign maximum donation limits per individual. This should be an amazing event and I look forward to everyone attending.Chick Fil-A, lemonade, and sweet tea will be provided.
Visiting, transfer and graduate students taking law school courses are STRONGLY urged to attend this training and information session about downloading, installing and using Exam4 to take exams on computer.
Save the date! Lawlapalooza is back, bigger and better than ever.