Five students from the Central High School Law & Government Magnet competed at the Marshall-Brennan National Civil Liberties Moot Court Competition in Philadelphia on March 20-21, 2010. Keylandance Carpenter, Tevin Payne, Barbie Parker, Corey Thomas and Gabriel Vaughn represented Central and achieved incredible success in the tournament.
Both Barbie Parker and Gabe Vaughn, reached the semi-final round of the competition, which placed each of them among the 16 most outstanding competitors in the entire nation on the side of the case they argued. Teams came from all over the country, representing Marshall-Brennan programs from Washington, D.C., to Phoenix, and from Boston to Baton Rouge. Parker’s semi-final round performance left her just barely short of qualifying for the national finals, which would have placed her among the top four students in the entire competition.
The team was coached by Brandeis School of Law students Noelle Rao and Duffy Trager, who accompanied the team to Philadelphia. Both were third-year students who taught at Central in the Marshall-Brennan program this year as part of the Brandeis School of Law’s Signature Partnership with Central, working with Joe Gutmann, the Law & Government program’s long-time teacher. Noelle and Duffy were joined in Philadelphia by law school professor and Marshall-Brennan faculty supervisor Sam Marcosson, who also helped coach the students as they prepared for the competition.
“Barbie and Gabe’s performances in particular were terrific,” Marcosson said. “They proved that our Central students can compete with the very best students from around the country. And all five students worked hard to prepare, and impressed the judges with their knowledge of the law, the facts of the cases, and ability to deal with tough questions. They did a great job, and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”
- 1st place $1,000 (and possible publication in Kentucky Bench & Bar)
- 2nd place $300
- 3rd place $200
Entries must be received no later than June 1, 2010.
On May 25, 2010, members of the law school community gathered at Central High School's library to celebrate the accomplishments of the Central High School Law Magnet Program. Professor Laura Rothstein, with the assistance of Jina Scinta and Principal Dan Withers, conducted the ceremony.
Renowned portrait artist, Robert Shetterly unveiled reproductions of two paintings from his Americans Who Speak the Truth Collection. He shared quotes from both Justice Louis D. Brandeis and Representative John Lewis during his discussion about the essential principles of a democracy.
Following his remarks, Joe Gutmann, Central High School Law and Government Magnet Coordinator, presented awards to the program's outstanding students. Professor Sam Marcosson and Noelle Rao, '10 both received awards and standing ovations from the participants. Mary Jo Gleason, Coordinator of the Junior Writing Skills Program, Scott Furkin, Executive Director of the Louisville Bar Association, and Emily Zahn, '08 were also recognized for their contributions.
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Carl A. Warns Jr. Labor and Employment Law Institute will be held June 24-25 at the Galt House.
William Gould, a Professor of Law at Stanford University and former Chair of the National Labor Relations Board, is the keynote speaker. Mr. Gould is a prolific scholar of labor and discrimination law as well as a critically acclaimed author of nine books and more than sixty law review articles. He will present the Warns Lecture, "A Half Century of the Steelworkers Trilogy: Fifty Years of Ironies Squared", at 11 AM on Thursday.
Program topics include:
- Arbitration Skills
- Cultural Considerations
- Cyberspace Communications
- EEOC Update
- EFCA and Interest Arbitration
- Ethics Rules
- Health Reform and Employers
- Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Update
- Legislative and Agency Developments Update
- NLRB Update
- Review of Kentucky Employment Law Cases
- Review of U.S. Supreme Court Labor and Employment Law Cases
- Tips on Successful Mediations
The Institute will provide 13.25 CLE hours, including two ethics hours, from the Kentucky (approved) and Indiana Bar (pending approval) Associations.
NOTE: The changes will not be reflected in the Registrar’s postings until later this week. You will not be able to add classes until the Registrar’s office updates its postings.
Two documents are posted to the Student Records, "Class Schedule" site:
1. A pdf copy of the entire registration packet, updated to 5/18/2010.
2. An Excel workbook showing changes made to the Class Schedule and the Exam Schedule. The changes are described at the top of each worksheet and the changes are highlighted in red in the body of the schedule. Both of the above attachments are also posted to the TWEN site created for discussion of the fall 2010 class schedule. You can download both schedules from the TWEN site.
We have added one new section of Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Issues which will be taught by Professor Abramson.
Several classes have been moved to larger rooms and their cap raised to accommodate wait lists and new students.
Four courses have been cancelled:a. Trademark (Cross)
b. Elder Law (Leibson and Faller)
c. Corporate Tax (Lewis)
d. Trial Practice (Schroering) – there is space available in Trial Practice (Bouldin).
Openings are available in many class.
Openings are available in externships including Immigration Law (Trucios-Haynes), Ky. Innocence Project (Jordan), Legal Aid (Jordan), Criminal Justice (Jordan), Tax (Blackburn), and Tech Transfer (Cross).
When University of Louisville graduates marched into Freedom Hall May 8 for commencement ceremonies, they followed students carrying colorful banners with each school or college name.
The banners are a handy way for family and friends to separate groups and find their graduate in the crowd. They also are a way to honor students who have been leaders in other ways: banner bearers are each school or college’s “outstanding graduate” for 2010. Each has a high record of scholarship, leadership and service.
Barry Dunn represented the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Dunn served as president of the Moot Court Board, a post of honor that also requires a lot of work. As president, he completed a project to review moot court competitions, evaluate them for the work required and credit hours awarded and draft a plan that equitably allocates credit hours to student competitors. The project normally would be one for a faculty curriculum committee. Dunn also served as the “notes” editor for the University of Louisville Law Review.
Full Story: "Outstanding students lead way at commencement" (UofL Today, May 7, 2010)
The Thirteenth Annual Estate Planning Institute will be held May 28 at the University Club and Alumni Center.
Program topics include:
- New Partnership Long Term Care Update and Medicaid 2010 Update
- Developments in Professional Responsibility
- Little Known and Unexpected Income Tax Issues Arising in Everyday Estate Planning Situations
- Contested Issues in Kentucky
- Current Wealth Transfer Tax Problems
The Institute will provide 7.0 hours of CLE credit from the Kentucky (approved) and Indiana Bar Associations (pending approval).