UofL Law News and Events

Basement Printer Unavailable Due To Maintenance

Student News - 2 hours 16 min ago
The basement printer will be offline until late next week, while we wait for replacement parts to arrive. If you need to print, please use the laptop, classroom, or upstairs lab printers.

Basement Printer Unavailable Due To Maintenance

Latest News - 2 hours 16 min ago
The basement printer will be offline until late next week, while we wait for replacement parts to arrive. If you need to print, please use the laptop, classroom, or upstairs lab printers.

Professor Powell to speak on structural inequality, schools and post-racial determinism

Faculty News - 2 hours 17 min ago
pProfessor Cedric Powell will speak on a panel April 17 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, as part of the quot;Freedom From Fear: On Black Childhood and Other Dangersquot; event./ppThis event is a continuation of a panel held in November at the University of Kentucky, where Professor Powell also presented./ppHis topic for the Portland panel is, quot;The Dangers of Neutrality: Structural Inequality, Schools, and Post-Racial Determinism.quot; /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Professor Powell to speak on structural inequality, schools and post-racial determinism

Latest News - 2 hours 17 min ago
pProfessor Cedric Powell will speak on a panel April 17 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, as part of the quot;Freedom From Fear: On Black Childhood and Other Dangersquot; event./ppThis event is a continuation of a panel held in November at the University of Kentucky, where Professor Powell also presented./ppHis topic for the Portland panel is, quot;The Dangers of Neutrality: Structural Inequality, Schools, and Post-Racial Determinism.quot; /ppnbsp;/ppnbsp;/p

Academic Credit for Summer Fall Externships

Student News - 2 hours 45 min ago
Pre-registration is open for externships for the summer and fall 2015 semesters.  Externships allow students to earn academic credit for time spent observing and performing legal work at various placement sites away from the law school.  Externships allow students to (1) develop lawyering skills and professional identity while working as part of a team of legal providers serving real clients; (2) network with lawyers and judges in the community; (3) learn new law, or reinforce understanding of legal concepts learned in the classroom; (4) learn about specific practice settings, including how lawyers balance expectations and tensions; and (5) assess possible career paths.br /br /The law school has arranged externships at many and varied placement sites, each offering unique learning opportunities for students.  Amount of academic credit varies, but for each hour of credit earned students ordinarily are expected to devote 56 hours per semester to field work.  Students ordinarily should have blocks of 3-4 hours at a time for field work.  For fall 2015, the course schedule has been designed so that Tuesday afternoons should be available for most students for part of their externship work.  For more information, review the course schedule and see the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”  Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.

Academic Credit for Summer Fall Externships

Latest News - 2 hours 45 min ago
Pre-registration is open for externships for the summer and fall 2015 semesters.  Externships allow students to earn academic credit for time spent observing and performing legal work at various placement sites away from the law school.  Externships allow students to (1) develop lawyering skills and professional identity while working as part of a team of legal providers serving real clients; (2) network with lawyers and judges in the community; (3) learn new law, or reinforce understanding of legal concepts learned in the classroom; (4) learn about specific practice settings, including how lawyers balance expectations and tensions; and (5) assess possible career paths.br /br /The law school has arranged externships at many and varied placement sites, each offering unique learning opportunities for students.  Amount of academic credit varies, but for each hour of credit earned students ordinarily are expected to devote 56 hours per semester to field work.  Students ordinarily should have blocks of 3-4 hours at a time for field work.  For fall 2015, the course schedule has been designed so that Tuesday afternoons should be available for most students for part of their externship work.  For more information, review the course schedule and see the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”  Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.

Kentucky Innocence Project in 2015-2016

Student News - 2 hours 46 min ago
Pre-registration is open for the KIP course for 2015-16.  Any student in good academic standing who has completed the 1L curriculum is eligible to participate.  The course is taught by an attorney and an investigator with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.  Students work in teams to explore whether KIP clients have a basis for exoneration or other post-conviction relief, and learn fundamental investigative and case management skills that are relevant and helpful to any practice setting.  Teams are expected to locate, gather, and examine information relevant to the process that led to a client’s conviction (e.g., courthouse files, trial attorney notes and materials, etc.): to explore potential arguments supporting a claim for relief; and to engage in investigatory work that might bring to light supporting evidence.  The work will include client and witness interviews, and may involve drafting motions and accompanying arguments.  The externship includes a classroom component, and requires enrollment in both fall and spring semesters.  For more information, please see the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION.”  Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.

Kentucky Innocence Project in 2015-2016

Latest News - 2 hours 46 min ago
Pre-registration is open for the KIP course for 2015-16.  Any student in good academic standing who has completed the 1L curriculum is eligible to participate.  The course is taught by an attorney and an investigator with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.  Students work in teams to explore whether KIP clients have a basis for exoneration or other post-conviction relief, and learn fundamental investigative and case management skills that are relevant and helpful to any practice setting.  Teams are expected to locate, gather, and examine information relevant to the process that led to a client’s conviction (e.g., courthouse files, trial attorney notes and materials, etc.): to explore potential arguments supporting a claim for relief; and to engage in investigatory work that might bring to light supporting evidence.  The work will include client and witness interviews, and may involve drafting motions and accompanying arguments.  The externship includes a classroom component, and requires enrollment in both fall and spring semesters.  For more information, please see the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION.”  Pre-registration forms are available from TWEN, and outside rooms 216 and 287.

SBF Fellowship Applications Due Today

Student News - 5 hours 41 min ago
SBF Fellowship applications are due by 1:00 p.m. today.  SBF provides fellowships for students pursuing unpaid internships doing law-related public interest work.  Past recipients have worked for organizations such as Legal Aid, DPA, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and other organizations providing legal education, increasing citizens' access to the judicial system, and providing legal services to the poor and indigent.  If you have any questions about the fellowship please contact Emily DeVuono at a href=mailto:eadevuono@gmail.comeadevuono@gmail.com/a.

Registration Forms Deadline - 2:00 p.m, Thursday, April 2

Student News - 6 hours 4 min ago
pspan style=font-size: mediumPre-registration forms (including Employment Cards) must be submitted to Student Records (Rm. 217) strongby 2:00 p.m., April 2/strong./span/ppspan style=font-size: mediumEach semester, all students must complete the employment card and submit it to Student Records by the pre-registration deadline./span/ppspan style=font-size: medium /spanspan style=font-size: mediumPlease read the Summer/Fall 2015 registration instructions.  Registration dates and times are on the front page of the registration instructions./span/ppnbsp;/p

Registration Forms Deadline - 2:00 p.m, Thursday, April 2

Latest News - 6 hours 4 min ago
pspan style=font-size: mediumPre-registration forms (including Employment Cards) must be submitted to Student Records (Rm. 217) strongby 2:00 p.m., April 2/strong./span/ppspan style=font-size: mediumEach semester, all students must complete the employment card and submit it to Student Records by the pre-registration deadline./span/ppspan style=font-size: medium /spanspan style=font-size: mediumPlease read the Summer/Fall 2015 registration instructions.  Registration dates and times are on the front page of the registration instructions./span/ppnbsp;/p

National Moot Court Team Try-Outs

Student News - 7 hours 23 min ago
pAre you ready to represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition?  Last Semester took 2 teams, a total of 4 competitors, to Richmond, Virginia to compete against top law schools across the nation.  One of the teams progressed to the quarterfinal round making it the 4th year in a row we have had a team make it to at least the semi-fonal round!/ppTry-Outs will take place Thursday, August 9, and April 10.  If all of those slots are filled, there wil be the opportunity to try-out Saturday, April 11.  However, do not sign up for Saturday unless all the Thursday and Friday slots are filled.  To have a chance to represent the school in the fall, please sign-up on the sheet posted on the Moot Cout Board Office door./ppSubmit a brief as your writing sample (it can be you BLS brief or a previous competition's brief).  This must be submitted to Professor Marcosson via emal or in person by Monday, April 6.  For the actual try-out, be prepared to perform a 15 minut oral argument based on the submitted brief. /ppPlease direct any quesitons related to the competition or the try-outs to Professor Marcosson (a href=mailto:smarcosson@louisville.edusmarcosson@louisville.edu/a). /p

First Year Oral Argument Happy Hour

Student News - 7 hours 28 min ago
p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaCome join the Moot Court Board in celebrating the completion of First Year Oral Arguments at Check’s Cafe./p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14pxnbsp;/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaThe Moot Court Board has reserved a room at Check’s Cafe (located at 1101 E. Burnette Ave.) from 5:30-8:00 this Saturday, the 28th, to help celebrate the conclusion of a milestone for all first year students. As the semester’s conclusion quickly approaches, there’s no better way to close it out than enjoying good food, good drinks, and good people! /p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14pxnbsp;/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaSee you all there!/p

Arbitration Moot Court Team Try Outs (New Information Added!!!)

Student News - 7 hours 29 min ago
p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaAre you interested in participating in an arbitration competition?  The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one.  The regional will be held in November.  The finals will be held January.  More information is available at a href=http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_student/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.html title=http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_student/events_competitions/practical_skills_competitions/ac.htmlhttp://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_student/events_competitions/practi.../a./p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaIf you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the form and submit it, a statement of interest, your unofficial law school transcript, and a copy of your resume to Professor Levinson (a href=mailto:a.levinson@louisville.edua.levinson@louisville.edu/a).  You may also leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Interviews will be held on Saturday, March 21st, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  All materials are due on March 20th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 21st, or on March 27th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 28th. .  During your interview, you will be asked to give an opening statement (no longer than 10  minutes) on behalf of Banner Trucking from the case file of last year’s competition./p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaIbn addition, there will also be try-outs held on April 11.  Materials for the April 11 interview are due by April 3rd NOT the 10th as previously stated, at noon.  /b/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaAny 1L wishing to participate in the team MUST be taking evidence during the fall semester./p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaPlease email Andrew Lakin at a href=mailto:arlaki01@louisville.eduarlaki01@louisville.edu/a in order to receive the problem and candidacy form, and if you any other questions./pdivbr //div

First Year Oral Argument Competition

Student News - 7 hours 31 min ago
p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'b1L Oral Argument Competition, Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3 at UofL/b/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'bCash prizes/b of $500 for the winner, and $250 for the runner-up. /p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'span style=text-decoration: underlineDEADLINE to sign up is March 28 at midnight./span/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'The competition is a wonderful opportunity to hone your oral advocacy skills, compete with your peers, and meet local attorneys and judges. /p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'All competitors will argue in the Preliminary Rounds during the day on Monday and Tuesday, with the top 8 competitors advancing to Wednesday’s quarterfinal rounds. Starting with quarterfinals, competition will be head-to-head, meaning one competitor from each round will advance. /p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'Argument Times and Locations for the Preliminary Rounds will be announced by Sunday, March 29.  It is your responsibility to speak with professors about the possibility of missing class./p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'In the preliminary round, there may be an uneven amount of appellants v. appellees. If that is the case, we will ask for volunteers to argue twice. If you volunteer, the higher of your 2 scores will be used./p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'bSign up now /bon the Moot Court Board door (or email a href=mailto:kevin.boswell@louisville.edukevin.boswell@louisville.edu/a, including your side, and willingness to argue twice) and fill out the quot;Agreement to Competequot; (in envelope on door) by bmidnight on Saturday, March 28./b/p

Internships Available in Office of the Governor

Student News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:43
pThe Office of the Governor is currently accepting applications for internships in the Governor's Frankfort Capitol Offices. All internships are unpaid. Interns will be involved in a variety of tasks and responsibilities will vary. However, interns must be self-motivated, professional in attitude and appearance, strong communicators, proficient in computer skills and research, willing to take on new and different tasks, diligent, and dependable./ppPlease log on to Symplicity for more details and how to apply. Students who receive one of these internships may apply for funding through the Greenebaum Public Interest Fellowship./p