Student News

SALDF Election Meeting

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will  hold a meeting to elect officers on Thursday, April 16th at Noon. Room TBA.

Hooding Poll for Graduating Students

Students graduating next month are encouraged to vote for the faculty members whom they wish to present the graduates' hoods at the Law School Convocation.  The online survey form is at www.law.louisville.edu/students/sba/grad-survey. Graduating students must log in with their Lawnet credentials to vote in the poll and may only vote once.  You may select up to three faculty members.  Only the names of those faculty members who will be present at the Convocation are listed.

Moot Court Competitors return from Vienna

ILS Moot Court Team Members

 

Left to right: Arbitrators Dr. Prof. Christian Schwartz (Netherlands), Prof. Janet Walker (Canada) and Ziva Filipic (Slovenia), University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law teammates Marshall Casey, Rebecca Simms, UNAM teammates Luis Paz and Angelica Huacuja

The Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot involved 233 teams representing 59 countries and 1,500 students.  Fifty-three United States law schools were represented, although the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team was the only team representing Kentucky.  There were more than 600 arbitrators from around the world – drawn from law firms and law school faculties – comprised the three-person panels that heard more than 1,000 arbitrations.  

The  University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team was represented by Marshall Casey and Rebecca Simms. The team acquitted itself extremely well in the first four rounds, receiving very positive comments from the Arbitrators, and actually competed against three teams that went on to the finals.

In the first round the  University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team went against the top team of three representing the University of Paris, the Sorbonne; in round two they went against the National Autonomous University of Mexico which could be described as the “Harvard of Mexico,” the number one school in the country; they faced Charles University, Czech Republic, in round three, and, finally, the University of Munich, an extremely strong school and one of 24 German (second only to the United States) teams.  As noted, Paris, UNAM and Munich went on to the finals.

Although the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law team did not make the final round of 64 they moved very successfully through the first four rounds, learned a great deal and represented Brandeis in a very important aspect of the gathering, international networking.  It seemed that many participants – from both civil law and common law countries were aware of Louis Brandeis.  There were also opportunities to view the art and history of Vienna. In this the team was aided by alumna, Kristina Huddleston,`97.

Keith Sealing, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Join SALDF For Lunch!

Join SALDF for Lunch on Monday, April 13th! SALDF will be grilling veggie burgers and hot dogs in the Law School Lobby starting at 12pm. Meals include a veggie burger or hot dog, chips, drink and dessert! We know you need your strength to study for finals, so join us for lunch! Veggie Burger Meal  - $3, Veggie Hot Dog Meal - $2. We will also be selling Puppy Palooza 2009 t-shirts for $10! They're so cute we just know you'll want one!

Everybody Loves a Bake Sale!

Members and friends of Lambda Law Caucus are having a bake sale on Wednesday, April 15 to benefit the Class of 2009 gift funding a scholarship in memory of Andrew Young.  The sale will go from 10am until 2pm in the lobby, or until the goods are gone.  Come share sugary buttery deliciousness for a good cause. 

Join SALDF For Lunch!!

Join SALDF for Lunch on Monday, April 13th! SALDF will be grilling veggie burgers and hot dogs in the Law School Lobby starting at 12pm. Meals include a veggie burger or hot dog, chips, drink and dessert! We know you need your strength to study for finals, so join us for lunch! Veggie Burger Meal  - $3, Veggie Hot Dog Meal - $2. We will also be selling Puppy Palooza 2009 t-shirts for $10! They're so cute we just know you'll want one! 

Dogs (And Their People) Go Wild For Puppy Palooza!

Puppy Palooza 2009, presented by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, was a success on Sunday, April 5th. Dogs and the people they brought along with them were able to enjoy games, food, door prizes, information and fun! We were able to raise both awareness and money for the Animal Care Society, Alley Cat Advocates and SALDF. We would like to thank everyone who attended and donated! We would also like to thank the SALDF members who made the event a success! We can't wait to see you at Puppy Palooza 2010!

 

 

 

 

SALDF Thanks All Those Who Made A Difference at the Animal Care Society!!

 

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund would like to thank all those who participated in Community Service Day at the Animal Care Society. All those in attendance worked hard, had fun, and made a difference for the animals at the shelter. We appreciate all your help!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal of Animal & Environmental Law Applications Available

Applications for the Journal of Animal & Environmental Law are available in the basement by the student mailboxes or on TWEN under the course "Journal of Animal and Environmental Law."  The JAEL's main criteria for membership are excellent writing skills, strong interest, and good academic standing.  Therefore, candidates for membership will be evaluated on the quality of a submitted writing sample and a statement of interest. Positions are available for students who will be 2L's, 3L's, and 4L's during the 2009-2010 academic year.  We encourage both day and evening students to apply. While 1L's are asked to submit either the First Year Open Memo or Brief, 2L's and 3L's may submit a more recent document as a writing sample. Instructions for submission are provided on the applications. The deadline for hard copy applications is May 1st at 3pm while the deadline for applications submitted via TWEN is May 2nd at 11pm. We can't wait to read your application!

Law Clinic Open House and Reception

Central High School Moot Court Team Members The UofL Law Clinic Open House and Reception showcases the UofL Law Clinic, an initiative that enables the law school to refocus legal education as a primarily (or even exclusively) classroom-based endeavor into an active, hands-on enterprise of learning by doing.

 

We'd like to thank all the members of the Louisville legal community, alumni, faculty, staff and students who shared in this celebration.

University of Louisville Law Clinic students, from left: Dustin Thacker, Becca O'Neill, Chad Reid, Christopher McDavid, Caroline Pieroni, Amy Jay. Photo credit: Robert Pieroni
Professor Lars Smith, Dean Jim Chen and the incoming Clinic Director Shelley Santry enjoy the reception.
Becca O'Neill and her classmates present gifts to their instructors Stewart Pope, Legal Aid Advocacy Director, and Lars Smith, University of Louisville Professor and Samuel J. Stallings Chair in Law.
Guests enjoy the conversation and live music, compliments of Middleton Reutlinger and Stites & Harbison.
Law Clinic Reception Guests Law students, Cheri Jones and Simone Beach
Wine, beer, and soft drinks were provided by Middleton Reutlinger and Stites & Harbison. Bourbon tasting provided by Woodford Reserve.
Hors d'oeuvres provided by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Vickie Tencer (Unit Business Manager), Kathy Urbach (Assistant Dean for Career Services and Public Service) and Jina Scinta (Program Assistant)
Professor Susan Duncan, Justice Elisabeth Hughes Abramson, Judge Paula Sherlock, Professor Laura Rothstein, and Maria Fernandez, '89
Third year student and Law Clinic member Caroline Pieroni and family, from left: Jennifer Lynch Nickel, Mark Nickel, David Lynch, Julia Lynch, Caroline Lynch Pieroni, Robert Pieroni
Law student, Amy Jay
University of Louisville Law Students