Student Life News

Externship Opportunites for Spring 2012 - Professor Jordan

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externships experiences.  In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services.  Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012.  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.

 

Brandeis at 155

November 13 is the birthday of Justice Louis Brandeis, for whom our law school is named.  On Monday, November 14, Professor Laura Rothstein will give a one-hour power point presentation about Louis Brandeis.  Prizes will be given at the end for those answering the most questions correctly about Louis Brandeis. 

All students, faculty, and staff members are invited and welcome to attend.  Doughnuts, one of Brandeis’s favorite foods will be provided for the event.

LOUIS D. BRANDEIS (born November 13, 1856) * 1856-1941 *

Long before Louis Brandeis made his mark as a United States Supreme Court Justice, he had a brilliant career as an advocate for social justice issues. Brandeis’s commitment to using the law to promote social justice was a major reason some members of the Senate opposed his confirmation to the Court.  Justice Brandeis was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and chose the law school at the University of Louisville as his final resting place.  In 1997, the law school was renamed the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  Inspired by his commitment to public service, the Brandeis School of Law requires all law students to perform at least 30 hours of public service to graduate.  Brandeis’s personal papers are housed at the law school, and can be accessed at www.law.louisville.edu/library/collections/brandeis.

-- from Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” website.

Bar Exam Information

If you are planning to take the Kentucky or Indiana bar exam in July 2012, but were unable to attend the Bar Exam Panel on Thursday, October 27, please stop by Dean Ballard's office (Room 212) to pick up a bar folder with helpful information.

PR Exams - Friday, November 4, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

PR exams (Prof. Giesel's and Prof. Powell's) will be given Friday, November 4, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Please see the attached classroom schedule and the Exam Procedures Memo.

Crowned Champions! The Brandeis Blitz Franchise

On Tuesday night The Brandeis Blitz completed the goal of becoming University of Louisville Intramural Champions.  The final game capped off a 6-2 season and was the third "Mercy Rule" victory for the Blitz in the 2011 post-season.  Despite being accidentally left off of the roster list in the last Daily Docket, 2L Zach Berry had his greatest performance in a Blitz Jersey by snagging four interceptions, two of which went for touchdowns. The game was called a mercy with two minutes left in regulation with the final score of 33-12.

In a post game interview Coach White said, "On behalf of the entire team, we accept in advance any celebratory parades, gifts, breakfasts, dinners, shrines, rings, plaques, trophies et. al. that any deans, the SBA, or any individuals want to provide to commemorate our proud franchise."

2011 Champion Brandeis Blitz:
  •     Alex White
  •     Tyler Korus
  •     Josh Porter
  •     Joe Mandlehr
  •     Brandon Johnson
  •     Luis Cartaya
  •     John Spalding
  •     Doug Keil
  •     Johnathan Ryan
  •     Richard Williams
  •     Zackary McKee
  •     Jackie Clowers
  •     Brad Hall
  •     Donavan Potter
  •     Zach Berry



Mandatory Bar Program on Candor

Attention students graduating in December 2011, May 2012, or August 2012:

On Thursday, November 10, at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5).

Your attendance at the November 10 program is a requirement for graduation.  If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the November 10 program, you must notify Dean Cross by November 4, so that alternative arrangements can be made. 

Brandeis Blitz Championship Game

 
11-1-11: The Brandeis Blitz, the Law School's flagfootball team consisting of 1, 2, and 3L's plays in the University of Louisville Intramural Sport's Flagfootball Championship.   The game is at 9:00PM, Tuesday night, at the intramural fields behind the Speed School parking lot off of Eastern Parkway.  Come support your friends, classmates, and the Brandeis Blitz!

2011 Brandeis Blitz Roster:
  • Alex White
  • Tyler Korus
  • Josh Porter
  • Joe Mandlehr
  • Brandon Johnson
  • Luis Cartaya
  • John Spalding
  • Doug Keil
  • Johnathan Ryan
  • Richard Williams
  • Zackary McKee
  • Jackie Clowers
  • Brad Hall
  • Donavan Potter

Externship and Clinic Info Session - TODAY!

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship and law clinic experiences.   If you are thinking about participating in the law clinic or an externship during spring 2012 or summer 2012, please join us TODAY (Monday, October 31) to hear from faculty supervisors.  The information session will be at noon in Room 175.  Get answers to your questions before the registration period for the spring and summer semesters.
Information will be provided relating to the Law Clinic, the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and the following externships: Tax, Immigration, and Technology Transfer; Judicial; Criminal Justice - Defense; Criminal Justice - Prosecution; Legal Aid Society; County Attorney; and Clinical Research Contracts.

KY and IN Bar Exam Information

If you are planning to take the Kentucky or Indiana bar exam in July 2012, but were unable to attend the Bar Exam Panel on Thursday, October 27, please stop by Dean Ballard's office (Room 212) to pick up a bar folder with helpful information.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline Is Friday Night

This is a reminder that Friday, Oct. 28, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, is the deadline to submit a practice test for Exam4 for all remaining Fall 2011 exams.  Remember, you must be on campus and connected to ulsecure to submit a practice test.  As of 11:54 a.m., Thursday, 10/27/11, all (and only) students listed below had successfully submitted a valid practice test.  If you wish to use your computer for final exams and your user name does not appear below, you must submit a valid practice test by Friday night's deadline using your ULink user name to identify yourself in the Exam Number field.

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