Student Life News

Entrepreneurship Clinic Info Session

The Entrepreneurship Clinic is hosting an information meeting for all students on Wednesday, April 11, at noon in Room 177. The Clinic Director, Professor Mike Slaven and a panel of students currently participating in the Clinic will be present to discuss clinic activities, to share their experiences and to answer your questions. Lunch will be provided. Come and learn about what the Entrepreneurship Clinic is all about and enjoy some food!

Summer School--Maximum Hours

Students may take up to 8 credit hours in summer school. This reflects the fact that summer school is in session for half the time of the spring and fall terms.  An 8 hour workload in the summer is the equivalent of a 16 hour workload in the spring or fall.

 In exceptional cases--for example, a student who hopes to graduate early--a student may be allowed to take more than 8 hours. However, you must obtain the permission of Dean Cross to enroll in more than 8 hours.

Got Questions about UofL Law's 2012 Graduation ?

For answers to your questions about what's happening and when it's happening for UofL Law Graduation, then check out the Current Students page on Brandeis School of Law's Web site.

Tyrikos Wins the Frisbee Toss

Congratulations to Michael Tyrikos, 1L, winner of the frisbee toss competition that was held at the Brandeis Brief on March 29! He won a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstore and a $15 gift card to Subway. Dean Jim Chen was his partner.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - TODAY at 3:45!

Grab a UofL Law frisbee in the oval and enjoy the sunny weather.  Pair up with another student, professor, or staff member and play a game of "frisbee toss."  Students on the winning team will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstore and a $15 gift card to Subway.  See you outside in the oval!

Honors Program

Just a reminder that the Law School's Honors and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 31st, at the University Club.  There will be a reception beginning at 5:00, and the program itself will begin at 6:00.

Brandeis "Brief" Break in the oval on Thursday

Start practicing your wrist flick for the Frisbee Toss in the oval! 

Enjoy some fun in the sun on Thursday with a friendly "frisbee toss" tournament (think balloon toss, but with frisbees).  You can pair up with a classmate, professor, or staff member.  The students on the winning team will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble Bookstore gift card and a $15 Subway gift card.  A student paired with a faculty or staff member will win double the prizes!  

Meet in the oval at 3:45!  UofL Law frisbees will be distributed to students who participate and students who cheer on classmates.  Ask your favorite professor or administrator to participate in the fun!  The following professors and administrators are looking for partners:  Ms. Ballenger, Dean Hamilton, Dean Urbach, Ms. Thompson, Professor Roberts, and Ms. Wimberg.  If you don't see a professor listed, ask them to be your partner!

You can sign up in the Mosaic Lobby.  There is no limit to the number of teams.  Anyone can play!

We'll also send off the UofL Law softball team (Louisville Law b90) to compete in the 29th annual University of Virginia National Law School Softball Invitational Tournament.  This will be the second team UofL Law has sent to represent the school.  The team departs on March 30 for the competition.

Come join us! 

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Thursday!

Start practicing your wrist flick for the Frisbee Toss in the oval! 

Enjoy some fun in the sun on Thursday with a friendly "frisbee toss" tournament.  You can pair up with a classmate, professor, or staff member.  The students on the winning team will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble Bookstore gift card and a $15 Subway gift card.  A student paired with a faculty or staff member will win double the prizes!  

Meet in the oval at 3:45!  UofL Law frisbees will be distributed to students who participate and students who cheer on classmates.  Ask your favorite professor or administrator to participate in the fun!

You can sign up in the Mosaic Lobby.  There is no limit to the number of teams.  Anyone can play!

We'll also send off the UofL Law softball team to compete in the 29th annual University of Virginia National Law School Softball Invitational Tournament.  This will be the second team UofL Law has sent to represent the school.  The team departs on March 30 for the competition. Autographs will be available.

The tournament is hosted every spring by the North Grounds Softball League. More than 115 teams from over 50 different law schools compete annually.  As in past years, the majority of the proceeds generated from the tournament will be donated to the Children, Youth and Family Services, Inc. of Charlottesville (CYFS). 

Come join us! 


 

Kentucky Bar Study Scholarship

The Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association will award a $500 bar study award to a graduating University of Louisville Law School student based on the following criteria:  The $500 award shall be granted to a graduating 3L or 4L who:

(1) has made a significant contribution to his/her law school community (with preference for participation in student organizations such as the Student Bar Association);

(2) has a demonstrated need for financial assistance;

(3) intends to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  

The award shall be used for expenses associated with taking the Kentucky Bar Exam in July 2012.  Individuals wishing to apply for the award should submit a one-page letter detailing why he/she should receive the award along with a resume to Dean Cross by April 20th.  The determination will be made in the sole discretion of the Executive Committee of Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association.

Graduation Apparel: ORDER NOW!

The University of Louisville's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law 2012 convocation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 12, at 5:00 p.m. at The Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway).  All May 2012, August 2012, and December 2012 graduates are welcome to participate in the ceremony. August 2011 and December 2011 graduates may also participate. 

APPAREL

If you are planning to attend the School of Law Convocation at the The Brown Theatre, you must order your graduation apparel by midnight, Saturday, March 31, 2012

You must know your school/college, the correct name of your degree and major, and all sizes to fit the robe. Style, colors, and trim are determined by the University of Louisville according to standards for academic apparel. Your tassel color and hood is determined by the degree you will be awarded. 

After submitting your order, you will receive a thank you-confirmation page with your order number. Your confirmation number is your proof of purchase, so please have the number available when picking up your apparel. The Red Barn distribution staff will have a complete list of orders. You must have a valid debit or credit card to order your apparel.

JD - Custom Rental – Tam, Gown, Tassel, and Hood $87.90 + tax

https://louisville.edu/commencement/caps-and-gowns/student-orders.html

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The School of Law has coordinated with the Balfour Company to create a customized law school graduation announcement. The University of Louisville's seal will be gold engraved on the front of the announcement with your name and degree printed inside.  The price list is available on the Balfour web site. You may order your announcements by visiting the Balfour Web site and select Find Your School to see the available graduation announcement packages, or contacting Balfour at 800-BALFOUR (800-225-3687).

Law school graduation announcements are available only through Balfour. They cannot be ordered through the University of Louisville or the Brandeis School of Law. 
http://www.balfour.com/for-graduation.php

HOTEL 

The law school has made arrangements with the Brown Hotel for hotel rooms during graduation.  The rooms will be $139/night plus tax for deluxe guest rooms from May 11 -  May 13.  Parking is an additional $20 per night.  Please refer to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law when making reservations.  Be sure to pass this information along to any family or friends you may have visiting from out of town.