Student News

Region 7 National Trial Competition

Next weekend (Feb 18 - Feb 20), the Law School will be hosting the Region 7 National Trial Competition at the Jefferson County Judicial Center.  This year, fifteen law schools and thirty teams from Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky, will be participating in our region.  The top two teams will advance to the National Trial Tournament in Houston, Texas to compete for the national title.

So far, law students have volunteered for over 150 positions throughout the competition weekend, including serving as bailiffs and witnesses, assisting with scoring, and checking-in witnesses, competitors, and judges, etc.  On behalf of the Moot Court Board, thank you!

We still need your help, though!  The host school is responsible for providing 60 witnesses per round.  We need 10 more witnesses for Round 1 (Friday afternoon), 20 more witnesses for Round 2 (Saturday morning), and 22 more witnesses for Round 3 (Saturday afternoon).  If you can volunteer to play a witness during one or more of these rounds, please email Brian Bennett at bmbenn02@louisville.edu.  Mr. Bennett will provide the information you need and will answer any questions that you may have.  This will also count toward your public service requirement.

 

All Clear for CardMail Migration

University IT has given the "all clear" to migrate to CardMail, so lose the GroupWise.

Anthem 5K Road Race

The Student Health Law Association is looking for a few more law students to participate in the team challenge portion of the upcoming Anthem 5K Fitness Classic on February 26 in downtown Louisville. We've had enough interest so far that we are exploring the possibility of two teams of runners. For details contact Alex Davis.

Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction

This Thursday, February 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. the Student Bar Foundation is having its annual charity auction.  The event will be held at the Louisville Bar Association.  Please try to attend this event.  The donations collected that night are used to fund different scholarships that students, here, at Brandeis benefit from.  The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction begins at 6:30 p.m.  See you there!

Another Save the Date: Barristers' Ball

On Friday, April 1, the Student Bar Association is hosting our annual Barristers' Ball!  This is an exciting night, filled with special memories and plenty of dancing!  Please save the date and plan on coming.  More details are to come.

Save the Date: Med-Mal Mixer

On Friday, February 25, starting at 7 p.m. students from the Brandeis School of Law, UofL Dental School, and Medical School will be getting together at Darkstar Tavern, located at 2636 Frankfort Avenue.  Please come out and enjoy yourself.  It is sure to be a good time!

Barbri Table Day

BARBRI TABLE DAY THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9!  Taking the MPRE in March? Need to take a review course to help you prepare? Don’t forget to enroll for BARBRI’s nationally renowned course and receive our FREE MPRE review!!  We will be set up in the lobby THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, FROM 9:00-6:00, so stop by the table to register for both!
 
3Ls - if you plan on taking a bar exam this summer and haven’t enrolled for our review course yet, this is one of your last chances!!  Remember, BARBRI offers the most comprehensive review course for EVERY jurisdiction in the nation, not just bits and pieces of each exam or certain states.  
 
What makes BARBRI’s Bar Review Course a better choice?
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    • Lectures Offered Across the Nation – our in-classroom lectures are offered live (select locations) and on video at law schools and cities across the nation! No other course has asmany options for you to choose from so whether you are headed to New York, Miami, Houston, L.A. or anywhere in between, we have you covered!
    • Unlimited, On-Demand Lectures Online – BARBRI is the only course in the nation that offers students the convenience of accessing all course lectures 24/7 online, in-classroom lectures and the BARBRI Mobile Program for the iPhone, iTouch or iPad.
    • Comprehensive MBE Preparation and StudySmart Software – BARBRI offers its students 5 (yes, that’s FIVE!!) MBE workshops along with diagnostic software to track your progress on the MBE. No other course offers this type of comprehensive MBE review, which will save you up to $1000!!  
    • Exclusive Paced Program – BARBRI’s exclusive Paced Program sets forth a day-by-day schedule that will guide you from the first to the last day of review. This guidance is one-of-a-kind and offered only by BARBRI.
    • Free Repeat Guarantee - We stand behind our course and approach to help you pass the bar exam. If you fail ANY bar exam, you receive a free repeat of that course. There are no conditions, unlike our competitors that attach certain unreasonable conditions (which if you don’t meet you will pay dearly for!!).  
For over 40 years, BARBRI Bar Review has been the most successful bar review course across the nation, offering lectures from bar exam experts, up-to-date outlines, multiple practice exams on every area covered on your respective bar exam.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to visit our website at www.barbri.com or email the director of the BARBRI of Kentucky program, Ryan Feola, Esq. at ryan.feola@thomson.com

SBA Presents: Inaugural UofL Law vs. UK Law Basketball Game

What? UofL Law vs. UK Law School Basketball Game
Where? at the Student Activity Center
When? Friday, February 11th at 7:00

Come see 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls from the Brandeis School of Law "protect this house" at the first UofL Law vs. UK Law basketball game. Tip off is at 7:00 p.m. Come early to ensure that you have a seat for the game!

Thank you to Ink Productions for partially sponsoring our team!
Check out their website at http://www.inkproductions.com/

Thank You Tax Moot Court!

Thanks to Grant Axon, Mallory Littlepage, and Rob Rominger for representing the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law!  Thank you for your time and effort you devoted toward the National Tax Moot Court Competition!

Law School Sustainability Committee

Dean Arnold wants to do a rain garden in the east courtyard.  Professor Nowka wants us to conserve energy, starting first with hitting the off switches on our computers and lights when we leave at the end of the day.  Professor Cross wants an herb garden in the front of the law school (and he'd like to use them in some communal meals too).  Dean Bean wants to do a strategic plan for law school sustainability (and weatherstrip the front door in the east wing).
 
What is sustainability and why  should the law school community care?   Come to an organizational meeting for the Law School Sustainability Committee on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 12:15, Room 075.  Tell us what you want to do, and help us figure out how we can do it.  Questions?  Contact Dean Bean at kathybean@louisville.edu.