Student News

Last day to add a class or change to an audit

Friday, August 19, is the last day to add a class or change to an audit.  Be sure to check the academic calendar for refund dates.

Fall Semester Printing Allocation

Each currently enrolled student has been allocated 500 pages of printing credit for the Fall 2011 semester.  Please check your printing balance (on campus only; ULink user name and password required) to ensure that you received your allocation.  If your available balance is less than 500 pages, please e-mail Dean Becker.  Please include your ULink user name in the e-mail.

Student Writing Competition :: Entries due August 15, 2011

A student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law. This year’s symposium is entitled “Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration”.

The competition is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch and offers a $300 prize to the competition winner. The winner may also have his or her winning submission published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution along with other symposium papers.

Please visit the Border Skirmishes web site for additional information about the competition.

SBA Orientation Social - Friday, August 12

The SBA is hosting an Orientation Social on Friday, August 12 from 8:30pm - 11:30pm at Molly Malone's on Baxter Avenue.  All law students, faculty, and staff are invited and are welcome to bring a guest.  There will be food and drinks provided. Please join the SBA in welcoming the incoming 1Ls!  We look forward to seeing you there.  

Welcome Class of 2014!

We welcome returning law students and the class of 2014!

Welcome to the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville! We are glad you chose our school to prepare you for your new profession. Although this is a very exciting time in your life, please be advised that entering law school is a major life transition. You will encounter many changes during your first year...

Read more in Welcome to Law School, Welcome to Change, a message from Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services. 


 

Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

The Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) Conference University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, Tennessee
October 20-23, 2011

 

Register Today!
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL) conference at the University of Tennessee College of Law. APIEL welcomes law and policy students, attorneys, community activists, scientists, and policy experts for a weekend of workshops and panels focused on exchanging information and fostering collaboration on the most critical environmental law issues of our time. The APIEL conference hopes to create a common ground for community organizers, lawyers and researchers to communicate, educate each other and have fun. For students, APIEL is a chance to network with leading lawyers, professionals, and community activists who are fighting for environmental justice and economic transition in central Appalachia.


Topics Include:
● Mountaintop removal and strip mining
● Citizen enforcement of Tennessee water law
● National Pollutants Discharge Elimination System Permits
● “Lands Unsuitable for Mining”: citizen victories
● Endangered Species Act
● Creating mineral tax trust funds for economic diversification
● Activist-attorney relations
● “Know your rights” as activists and as the attorneys who represent them

A complete list of workshops and panels will soon be available at www.apiel.org.

Cost
Attendance fee: $65 (includes pizza on Thursday night).

All other meals, transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the participant. Participants who are only attending part of the conference may pay by the day.

For More Information and to Register for APIEL
Visit the APIEL website at www.apiel.org.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101827116534567&ref=mf

Questions?
Email us: apielconference@yahoo.com
Call: (865) 257-4029 Fax: (888) 201-1104

Write:
APIEL CONFERENCE POB 20363 Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

We look forward to meeting you there!

July Bar Briefs

Here are some highlights from the July 2011 issue of the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs publication.

  • "School of Law" by Dean Jim Chen (p. 6)
  • "Legal Research: Toys in the Attic" by Kurt Metzmeier (p. 10)
  • "Newly Adopted Uniform Family Law Rules Could Pose Viable Form of ADR" by Jamie Izlar, '11 (p. 14)
  • "A Fifty Year Retrospective of Women in the Legal Profession" (p. 16)
A copy is available in the library. Inquire at the Circulation/Reference Desk.

Sign Ups - National Health Law Moot Court Competition

The Moot Court Board is still seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

National Health Law Moot Court Competition

The Moot Court Board is still seeking students who are interested in competing in the Twentieth Annual National Health Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is being held on November 4-5, 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

Anyone interested in participating should email Whitney Englert at waengl01@louisville.edu by June 28, 2011.

Announcing New Law Review Members

Congratulations to the students selected as First-year Members of Volume 50 of the University of Louisville Law Review!

  • Carli Ashe
  • Spencer Brooks
  • Stephanie Carr
  • Lauren Claycomb
  • Jackie Clowers
  • Matthew Doran  
  • David Erhart
  • Rebekah Gray
  • Ashley Haile
  • Brittany Hampton  
  • Joshua Hartsell                
  • Nathaniel Hartz
  • John LaFollette             
  • Ben Lowry
  • Ronald Morton
  • Eddie O’Brien                  
  • Sarah Potter                   
  • Caroline Ramsey
  • Amanda Smith
  • Jillian Smith
  • Leah Rupp Smith
  • Patrick Smith
  • Clay Talley
  • April Wimberg