Student News

Graduation Party - Wednesday, May 11

The SBA is sponsoring a Graduation Party on Wednesday, May 11 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Flanagan's on Bardstown Rd.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us in celebrating the graduation of the 3Ls and 4Ls.  There will be food and drinks provided by the SBA.  Congratulations to all of the graduates and be sure to come celebrate your great accomplishments!

Law Students Achieve Success in Vienna

Students from Brandeis School of Law traveled to Vienna, Austria from April 14th to 22nd to compete in the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court competition. Over 270 law school teams from six continents took part. The Brandeis School of Law is the only law school from Kentucky or Indiana—and most of the surrounding states—that sent a team to this competition.

The students, Jeff Benedict, Darren Mayberry, Iara Montoro, Joe Tackett and Miran Vila, were effective advocates. According to their coach, Robert Brown, “In their competition against teams from China, Korea, Germany and Ukraine, they demonstrated detailed knowledge of international law as well as international arbitration, and held UofL out as a university that understands global business and law. The team also ranked competitively with schools such as Columbia, Cornell, NYU and Yale.”

The competition and its surrounding educational events serve as an unparalleled networking opportunity for students wishing to understand and become involved in international commercial business and arbitration. The team looks forward to contributing to the growing international climate at the Brandeis School of Law by working with the 2012 team.

Basketball and Football Student Tickets

The ticket office still has football and basketball tickets for next season available for those who weren't chosen in the lottery.  You will only be able to sign up for one ticket, but if you sign up with friends you will be able to get seats together.  You can purchase tickets at the ticket office in the SAC or email Kate Matthews at kate.matthews@louisville.edu.  
    

Hooding Professors for Graduation

There has been a change in the hooding professors for this year's commencement.  Professor Leibson has a previous commitment and will not be able to attend the ceremony.  Therefore, the hooding professors will be Professors Milligan, Powell, and Rothstein.    

BLSA Convocation

Reduced Library Hours During Summer Break

The law library is open from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday, May 9 - Friday, May 13. It will be closed Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. The library will return to its normal schedule on Monday, May 16.

 

Academic Success Office Seeking a Summer Intern

The Academic Success Office is seeking a first- or second-year law student to work approximately 15-20 hours per week assisting the Director on a variety of tasks, including creating and updating academic success materials for incoming law students; updating content on Academic Success website pertaining to academic support and bar passage; developing fall academic success programming and accompanying materials; etc.  This is a paid position.  Time commitments will vary by week.  Students interested in applying should submit their resume and statement of interest (under one page) to Kimberly Ballard by May 13.  Questions?  Please see Kimberly Ballard.

Lost a Cell Phone?

A cell phone was left in a classroom sometime during exams last week, but no one has inquired to claim it.  If you lost a cell phone and can identify it, please contact Barbara Thompson to reclaim it.  Thank you.

Academic Success Office Seeking Summer Intern

The Academic Success Office is seeking a first- or second-year law student to work approximately 15-20 hours per week assisting the Director on a variety of tasks, including creating and updating academic success materials for incoming law students; updating content on Academic Success website pertaining to academic support and bar passage; developing fall academic success programming and accompanying materials; etc.  This is a paid position.  Time commitments will vary by week.  Students interested in applying should submit their resume and statement of interest (under one page) to Kimberly Ballard by May 13.  Questions?  Please see Kimberly Ballard.

Written Advocacy at Risk of Cancellation

Written Advocacy Seminar in Fall 2011 is at risk of cancellation due to low enrollment.  If you are interested in taking this course, please enroll no later than Monday, May 9 or contact Dean Arnold right away at tony.arnold@louisville.edu.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Barbara Thompson.