On February 23, Professors Joe Tomain and Russ Weaver were interviewed on NPR's State of Affairs. The show's archive is now available at WFPL's website at www.wfpl.org/2010/02/23/campaign-finance-the-supreme-court.
In a 5-4 split, the Supreme Court ruled last month that corporations have the same First Amendment rights as individual citizens where campaign finance is concerned. The decision says that limiting corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections is unconstitutional; it overrules established precedents and is predicted to drastically change the way elections are run.
It is the student's responsibility to read all of the registration instructions.
Please check your "Summary of Account" on ULink to make sure that you do not have any financial holds on your account. If you have a financial hold on your account, you will not be able to register for classes.
Pre-registration forms are due by Wednesday, April 7.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
2010-11 SBA Officers
President - Daniel Cameron
Vice President (Day) - Ashley Wiggins
Vice President (Evening) - Gayla Cissell
Secretary - Tina Nance
Treasurer - Stephanie Loper
Social Chair - Molly Maccaskey
Fundraising Chair - Katie Bennet
Public Relations Chair - Chris Robert
Public Service Chair - Samantha Thomas-Bush
Career Service Chair - Kristie Wetterer
Bookstore Manager - Liza Goykhberg
ABA Rep - Jill Massey
SGA Reps - Jared Hall and Tyler Montell
4L Rep - Nicole Crump
3L Reps - T.J. Massey and Jared Sawyer
2L Reps - Mindy Pickett and Alex White
3L Honor Council
- Brian Bennet
- Jared Sawyer
- T.J. Massey
- Megan Keane (Alternate)
2L Honor Council
- Stephanie Loper
- Josh Porter
Exam4 for Spring 2010 final exams is now available to all students beginning today, Monday, April 5.
Hardware and operating system requirements, and download and installation instructions, are posted at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-software-download. Students are also urged to review the policy governing exams taken on computer.
Exam4 is available for Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Windows XP and Vista and now Windows 7.
Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester must download and install the finals version of Exam4 AND properly take and submit a practice test by 6:00 PM EST, Friday, April 16, 2010. A properly taken and submitted practice test identifies the student by his/her UofL user name (e.g., ldbran01) -- not by one's student ID number, or any other combination of letters or numerals. To submit a practice test electronically, one must be on campus and connected to the University's wireless network. The University's firewall prevents off-campus submission.
Any student who wishes to use his/her computer for final exams this semester and cannot comply with the practice test requirement by the deadline must contact the Associate Dean for Student Life before the deadline if he/she wishes to petition for an extension of the practice test deadline or exemption from the practice test requirement.
VERY IMPORTANT: Any student who takes any exam on computer who: 1. has not properly taken and submitted a practice test, or 2. has not brought a working USB flash drive to any exam, will be refused technical assistance by the IT staff, including, but not limited to, submitting a completed exam.
After the practice test deadline has passed, the IT staff will send an e-mail confirmation to each student who has properly and timely submitted a practice test. In the meantime, you may check whether your practice test was received at www.law.louisville.edu/it/exam-tracker. Any practice test listed on the Exam Tracker is presumptively o.k.
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents the Second Annual Puppy Palooza! Join us on April 11th between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Patterson Park & Jefferson County Traditional Middle School, 1418 Morton Ave., Louisville, KY.
Puppy Palooza provides fun activities and games for people and dogs! Free Admission! Featuring: a fenced in dog area for off fleash fun, informational tables from local businesses and animal organizations, giveaways and prizes, and a silent auction from 2pm - 4pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Animal Care Society.
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The Moot Court Board informational session will be held Monday, April 5th at 3:40pm in room 080.
Information will be provided on the Moot Court Board, requirements of members, and the upcoming application process for interested individuals.
Congratulations to Margaret Royar, Jenn Siewertson, Josh Porter, and Thomas Stevens for advancing to the semi-finals of the First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition. The semi-finals will begin on Thursday, April 1 at 4:00 in the Allen Courtroom. Professors Leslie Abramson, Cedric Powell, and Luke Milligan will judge. Everyone is invited to attend.
4:00 Margaret Royar (appellant) v. Jenn Siewertson (appellee)
4:45 Thomas Stevens (appellant) v. Josh Porter (appellee)
- Satisfy your writing requirement
- Earn academic credit
- Be published in a nationally-recognized law journal
- Take your resume to the next level
University of Louisville Law Review Informational Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2010
(This meeting will not conflict with either Therapeutic Jurisprudence or the Brandeis Medal Lecture.)
Sign-ups for the National Moot Court Team are in progress! Sign up on the Moot Court Board Room door by Monday, April 5, 2010.
Applicants must also submit a sample brief as a writing sample (which, can, but need not be the BLS brief); this is due to Prof. Marcosson by Monday, April 5th. This counts for 50% of the try-out score.
Try-outs will consist of a 15 minute oral argument based on the brief and will take place Wed., April 7th and Friday, April 9th. The oral argument counts for 50% of the try-out score. Four individuals will be selected to represent the School on two teams.
If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Marcosson, Barry Dunn, Marty Pohl, Duffy Trager, Ben Basil, or Michael Gray.