Student Life News
All graduating law students are invited to attend Senior Day at the Downs. On Thursday, May 6th, the Churchill Downs gates will open for a celebration for the May 2010 graduates. Admission for May 2010 Graduates is free. $15 is the price for everyone else.
Tickets must be reserved by April 29th. Visit UofL's Alumni Connections for details.
The University of Louisville's Law Clinic serves low income individuals and victims of domestic violence in Jefferson County District and Family Courts and provides an opportunity for third-year law students to practice law under supervision. During the 2009-2010 academic year, we handled 169 cases.
On Thursday, April 15, we were joined by friends and partners in celebration of the success of the Law Clinic at an Open House. We gratefully acknowledge our partners, donors, students and staff who have helped us make an impact in our community.
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
- 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.)
On Friday, April 9, 2010, the law school will recognize the accomplishments of its students with a reception and awards program. The reception will run from 5:00 - 6:00 that evening. The program will follow in the library at 6:00. Students are invited to bring family and friends to this ceremony. We ask that you RSVP to Becky Wenning to help ensure we have space for everyone.
Who will be recognized?
Scholarship recipients and those who have received honors for outstanding work in academics and leadership roles. Members of honor societies; members of moot court teams who participated this year; members of each law journal, the SBA and SBF.
How do I know if I will be recognized?
Some awards are still being decided. Once all awards and scholarships have been named, students who have received them will be notified. If you need to know NOW, please send an email to Beth Haendiges, who can look up your name to see if you are currently in the program.
On April 5, 2010, the Brandeis School of Law will host a reception to recognize all the Moot Court Teams that have participated and excelled in competitions over the past academic year and to honor those coaches and facilitators who have supported and enabled the achievements of all participants.
The event will be held in the Career Services Wing (North Lobby) of the Law School and will run from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Refreshments will be provided and it is not necessary to RSVP.
Please join us as we congratulate the teams, coaches and all those involved in our excellent Moot Court Program. Should you have any questions, please contact Vickie Tencer, Unit Business Manager, at 852-6092.
The Chief Justice in the first round stated that Ashley and Ben were both “excellent,” “in command of their arguments,” “unflappable, and persuasive.” He thought Ben’s presentation exhibited an “enjoyability so rare in legal jurisprudence.” Other judges noted that Ashley had a “nice pace” and “unflappable look.” One judge emphasized that he had heard several Hoffman arguments (in real life) and that Ben’s was “the best presentation” he had heard.
In the second round, judges reported that Adrienne did an “excellent job,” that her “posture and composure” were “fantastic” and that her ability to use “little to no notes” was impressive. The judges noted that Ben had a “good tone,” “responded well to questions,” clearly answering with a “yes” or “no,” exhibited appropriate deference, and made very good transitions.
In the third round, the judges stated that Ashley and Ben exhibited “meticulous preparation and their knowledge of the facts and precedent were remarkable.” Ben gave “very good examples and “was very persuasive.” One judge commented that Ben was “right on top of the game.” Ashley had a good “conversational style,” and a steady, firm, committed presentation. She “stood her ground well.”