Student Bar Association News

SBA Announces 2012 Pumpkin War!

Want to see your favorite professor teach class in a costume on Halloween?? Stuff their pumpkin with coins, cash, whichever you have! The professor with the most money in their pumpkin by Oct. 26 will dress up and teach classes on Halloween!

Questions? Contact Erica Wood

Phi Alpha Delta luncheon

This is a quick invitation for you to come tomorrow Tuesday from 12:15 pm to 1:00 in room LL80 for a quick lunch with PAD.

PAD is the largest law fraternity in the world with over 198 chapters all over the US.  Our law school chapters organize social, academic, networking and community service events.  This is a great organization to get involved with.  We will have a quick conversation about all the great things we do!

If you are looking for a leadership role, come to this meeting and let it be known.

Lunch will be served!  And EVERYONE is welcome so tell your friends.

Upcoming Information Session: Learn How to Earn a Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or Transactional Skills

October 18, 12:00, Room 175

For students interested in further developing skills and distinguishing themselves in the job market, the Law School will offer a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills” and a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills” to be awarded as an honor upon graduation.  The award of a Certificate is intended to demonstrate to potential employers that the student possesses additional training in lawyering skills and values associated with litigation practice or transactional practice. 

On Thursday, October 18, Professor Tim Hall, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will describe both certificate programs and discuss:

• Eligibility for Participation
• Requirements for Award of a Certificate
• Program curriculum

This is your chance to learn about an opportunity to develop further distinction at the JD level, and to receive recognition for successful completion of a course of study and advanced training in preparation for professional practice.  All law students are invited to attend.

Reminder: BARBRI Table Day - Tomorrow, October 16th in the Mosaic Lobby

Stop by Barbri Table Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 in the Mosaic Lobby!Enrollment is $20! Barbri will be passing out MPRE Review books and providing information about the MPRE Barbri prep class (scheduled for Saturday, October 27 in Room 275) for all 2Ls/3Ls signed up with Barbri and planning on taking the November MPRE.

 

Information for 1Ls

 

Why spend $100s of dollars buying supplements when BARBRI's 1L program is a great value for the price and can help you succeed during law school too! Although BARBRI is known for bar review, the company can serve as a support system throughout law school as well. Its comprehensive 1L success program provides students with study aids and exam review resources for use now all the way to graduation - and beyond.  The following resources come with your $20 enrollment:

 

 

  • First Year Law School Success book.What does ittake to pass? How to do well on exams? So many questions and the answers are right here.

 

  • First year course outlines.Available atBARBRI.comand in yourFirst Year Outlinesprinted volume. Clear and concise. Easy to follow and add your own notes.

 

  • Video lectures.Online and on-demand. Delivered by the nation's top law professors, covering all 1L courses. Useful, insightful and straight to the point.

 

  • First year survival guide.Proven advice and strategies about preparing for class, summarizing notes, class discussion and studying for exams.

 

  • StudySmart® software.Access to hundreds of online multiple-choice questions for all 1L subject areas.

 

  • NEW! BARBRI AMP for Law School.Our exclusive technology is the most effective and fastest way to learn the black letter law for all your 1L courses.Learn more.

 

Not only do you get all of these resources with your enrollment, but you will be locking in your price for the bar review course of your choice. BARBRI is the only company that can prepare you for any bar exam in the nation!

Save These Dates --

Please make sure you mark your calendars for the following exciting law school events. Also please pass on the word to all our alums and friends.  

Saturday, October 20th Homecoming Tailgater   October 20, 2012, 12:30- 3:30pm
University of Louisville's Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, North Lawn, near gate 1
Registration Cost: Free  

April 18th   Brandeis Medal given to Justice Stevens 6 p.m. at Seelbach  

June 19th   Alumni Banquet and Law Alumni Awards - Galt House  Time TBA but probably around 6:30

Reminder: BARBRI Table Day - Tuesday, October 16th in the Mosaic Lobby

Stop by Barbri Table Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 in the Mosaic Lobby!Enrollment is $20! Barbri will be passing out MPRE Review books and providing information about the MPRE Barbri prep class (scheduled for Saturday, October 27 in Room 275) for all 2Ls/3Ls signed up with Barbri and planning on taking the November MPRE.

 

Information for 1Ls

 

Why spend $100s of dollars buying supplements when BARBRI's 1L program is a great value for the price and can help you succeed during law school too! Although BARBRI is known for bar review, the company can serve as a support system throughout law school as well. Its comprehensive 1L success program provides students with study aids and exam review resources for use now all the way to graduation - and beyond.  The following resources come with your $20 enrollment:

 

 

  • First Year Law School Success book.What does ittake to pass? How to do well on exams? So many questions and the answers are right here.

 

  • First year course outlines.Available atBARBRI.comand in yourFirst Year Outlinesprinted volume. Clear and concise. Easy to follow and add your own notes.

 

  • Video lectures.Online and on-demand. Delivered by the nation's top law professors, covering all 1L courses. Useful, insightful and straight to the point.

 

  • First year survival guide.Proven advice and strategies about preparing for class, summarizing notes, class discussion and studying for exams.

 

  • StudySmart® software.Access to hundreds of online multiple-choice questions for all 1L subject areas.

 

  • NEW! BARBRI AMP for Law School.Our exclusive technology is the most effective and fastest way to learn the black letter law for all your 1L courses.Learn more.

 

Not only do you get all of these resources with your enrollment, but you will be locking in your price for the bar review course of your choice. BARBRI is the only company that can prepare you for any bar exam in the nation! 

 

UofL Law Alumni Homecoming Tailgate

October 20, 2012, 12:00pm – 3:30pm
University of Louisville's Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, North Lawn, near gate 1 
Registration Cost: Free

Celebrate with Brandeis School of Law at our Homecoming Tailgate

 

Homecoming 2012

 

Tailgating begins at noon. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

Buy tailgate packages and tickets here.


Tryouts for 38th Annual National Trial Competition - October 22

Participate in one of the best trial advocacy competitions in the nation.  Students selected to compete on the National Trial Team will be more prepared for the courtroom than most second- and third-year associates in litigation firms.  Learn from experienced trial attorneys and polish your trial advocacy skills – objections; opening statements; closing arguments; direct examinations, cross examinations; impeachment; introducing exhibits; refreshing recollection; thinking on your feet; prepping “real” witnesses. 

In February, the UofL team will travel to Arkansas to compete at regionals.  The top two winners from each Region will compete in the National Competition in San Antonio, Texas, on April 3-6, 2013. Last year, UofL advanced to the National Competition.

Two teams will be selected to compete in the Regional Competition.  This year’s Regional Problem will be released November 16.  It will be a criminal problem. 

To tryout, prepare and deliver an opening statement or a closing argument based on a past NTC problem – State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb.  The Grubb problem can be accessed on the NTC website under “Past Problem Archive.”   http://www.tyla.org/tyla/index.cfm/resources/law-students1/trial-advocacy-programs/national-trial-competition/   The opening or closing should not last longer than 12 minutes.  Please also bring two copies of your resume.

Because the competition is in February, the majority of practices will be held in January and February (twice per week).  A few practices will be scheduled in November and December. 

Students will receive two credit hours.  Questions?  Contact Erica Wood or Mia Walters.

Tryouts:  October 22
Sign-up outside the Moot Court Board Office

BARBRI Table Day - Next Tuesday, October 16th in the Mosaic Lobby

 

Stop by Barbri Table Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 in the Mosaic Lobby! Enrollment is $20! Barbri will be passing out MPRE Review books and providing information about the MPRE Barbri prep class (scheduled for Saturday, October 27 in Room 275) for all 2Ls/3Ls signed up with Barbri and planning on taking the November MPRE.

 

Information for 1Ls

 

Why spend $100s of dollars buying supplements when BARBRI's 1L program is a great value for the price and can help you succeed during law school too! Although BARBRI is known for bar review, the company can serve as a support system throughout law school as well. Its comprehensive 1L success program provides students with study aids and exam review resources for use now all the way to graduation - and beyond.  The following resources come with your $20 enrollment:

 

 

  • First Year Law School Success book.What does ittake to pass? How to do well on exams? So many questions and the answers are right here.

 

  • First year course outlines.Available atBARBRI.comand in yourFirst Year Outlinesprinted volume. Clear and concise. Easy to follow and add your own notes.

 

  • Video lectures.Online and on-demand. Delivered by the nation's top law professors, covering all 1L courses. Useful, insightful and straight to the point.

 

  • First year survival guide.Proven advice and strategies about preparing for class, summarizing notes, class discussion and studying for exams.

 

  • StudySmart® software.Access to hundreds of online multiple-choice questions for all 1L subject areas.

 

  • NEW! BARBRI AMP for Law School.Our exclusive technology is the most effective and fastest way to learn the black letter law for all your 1L courses.Learn more.

 

Not only do you get all of these resources with your enrollment, but you will be locking in your price for the bar review course of your choice. BARBRI is the only company that can prepare you for any bar exam in the nation! 

 

 

Joint Candidate Forum - Court of Appeals and Jefferson Circuit Court

The Louisville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section will host a Joint Candidate Forum for the Court of Appeals and Jefferson Circuit Court on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m.

The Court of Appeals has fourteen judges, two elected from seven appellate court districts. The judges are divided into panels of three to review and decide cases, with the majority determining the decision. The panels do not sit permanently in one location, but travel around the state to hear cases. Running for these two seats are: Irv Maze and James M. “Jim” Shake. The Jefferson Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction that hears civil matters involving more than $5,000, capital offenses and felonies, land dispute title cases and contested probate cases. Circuit Court has the power to issue injunctions, writs of prohibition and writs of mandamus and to hear appeals from District Court and administrative agencies. 

Running for Jefferson Circuit Court is: Wanda Mitchell Baker, Angela McCormick Bisig and Eric L. Ison. Members of the Louisville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section will moderate the forum.

Tuesday, October 16 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Bar Center, 600 W. Main Street

Dessert reception to follow

This is a great networking opportunity!