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« Thursday September 05, 2013 »
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Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 am

Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2013-14 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professors Arnold and Gleason at tony.arnold@louisville.edu and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net.  It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason. Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Wednesday, September 11.Professor Gleason will be the coach. Professor Arnold (who normally co-coaches with Professor Gleason) will only be involved in getting the teams established and initially oriented to negotiation and the competition structure. He will be organizing and administering one of the regional competitions, which will be held at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, November 9-10. Since he will have access to both sides of the regional competition problems, he cannot be involved in coaching any teams after the problems are made available to him. In addition, our teams will NOT compete at U of L, because it is likely that the judges will know who you are. The ABA has authorized us to send our teams to a different region, yet to be determined.We will take 2 teams to the regional, which will be either November 2-3 or November 9-10. The selected participants must be available to travel either weekend (we won't know which one until we know to which region we will be assigned), be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from September 16 to November 9, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3Ls Patrick Markey and Emily Peeler, who competed last year. Incidentally, we took a team to Nationals last year and ended up 10th in the nation out of 240 teams! We are planning for another great year this year.  Thank you for your interest!

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. Our mission is to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law.Please join us at Noon on Thursday, September 5th in Room 177 to learn more about the mission of ACS, and to find out how you can become a member of this diverse and dynamic organization.  

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

This interest session is for all individuals who are interested in being involved with the Federalist Society and its mission. The Society is generally conservative and libertarian leaning with a focus on the Constitution and its structure for our government. It was founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and "that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be." Come join us for a short informational session about what we do, upcoming events, and socializing. Food will be provided. If you want to attend and can't, then e-mail Jacob Sims at jbsims02@louisville.edu