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5 2 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U The Subconscionables took the top spot at Lawlapalooza 2013. From left to right are Drew Case on bass, Jim Becker on drums, Debbie Singery on vocals, Stephanie Hall on vocals, and Tim Hall on guitar. Tim Hall is a faculty member, and Jim Becker is an administrator at the law school. Band members not pictured are Lee Harvey Osmond on trumpet, Patrick Fitzgerald on saxophone and Ian Thomas on trombone. Highlights Rockin' and rollin' for a good cause Thanks to rock and roll, law student Ashley Mouser was able to spend last summer helping victims of domestic violence. That's because the $4,000 fellowship that enabled her to work at Louisville's Legal Aid Society was funded through Lawlapalooza, an annual concert that trans- forms legal professionals into rock and roll super- stars for a good cause. Lawlapalooza is held annually at Louisville's Phoenix Hill Tavern. Law students, faculty, staff and alumni form their own bands and money is raised through T-shirt and ticket sales, donations and tips. All proceeds go to the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation for student fellowships. Mouser said her fel- lowship experience was transformative. "So many of Legal Aid's clients come to the clinic feeling as though their voice has not been heard and their needs have been neglected," said Mouser. "I learned the importance of being a passionate and zealous advocate." LOUIS D. BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW Diane Penrod, A&S unit business manager, teaches academy members how to create a grant budget. Grant Writing Academy meets interdisciplinary need Billions of dollars in grant funding are available every year from a variety of sourc- es, but actually receiving a grant is a cumbersome, sometimes lengthy process. Knowing how to navigate these complicated waters not only increases the chances of receiving funding, but it is also a highly marketable skill. This is why the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies has created the f ve-session Grant Writing Academy, which teaches graduate students every- thing from developing an idea to managing a grant. "We see this as a great opportunity to prepare graduate students for positions as faculty as well as to give them a transferrable skill that is useful for careers not only in research but also in government and nonprof t businesses," said SIGS Dean Beth Boehm. The fall semester academy drew 80 applicants for 25 slots. Leading the sessions are Suzanna Cornette, Teresa Wilkins, Holly Hogue, Dianne Penrod and Robert Buchanan from the College of Arts and Sciences research off ce. SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY AND GRADUATE STUDIES U L _ 5 2 5 2 UL_52 52 1 / 2 4 / 1 4 9 : 5 7 A M 1/24/14 9:57 AM