UofL Law News and Events

Arbitration Moot Court Team Try Outs

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:25
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: Helvetica; min-height: 14pxnbsp;/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: Helvetica; min-height: 14pxnbsp;/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./p

***** PADFOLIOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE *****

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 16:17
Padfolios are now available in the Law Resource Center (Room 272).  The cost is $35.

***** PADFOLIOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE *****

Latest News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 16:17
Padfolios are now available in the Law Resource Center (Room 272).  The cost is $35.

U.S. Air Force 2015 Summer Paid Law Clerk Internship - Deadline - March 5, 2015

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:52
pThe U.S. Air Force JAG plans to hire between 10-25 interns for PAID work at Air Force installations throughout the U.S.  This opportunity is open to first- and second-year students.  Applications will be accepted only through March 5, 2015./ppPlease apply through a href=http://www.USAJobs.govwww.USAJobs.gov/a  The internship announcement is available at:  a href=http://www.Facebook.com/USAFJAGwww.Facebook.com/USAFJAG/a/ppA flyer is attached./ppnbsp;/p

Kightlinger Gray - New Albany, IN seeking 2L Summer Associate for 2015

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:41
span style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptIf you are interested in applying for a Summer Associate position with Kightlinger amp; Gray and are a qualified second-year student, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI session quot;Kightlinger amp; Grayquot;.  Please apply ASAP as the firm wants to hire quickly.  The deadline to apply is March 13th./span

Jefferson County Attorney's Office Hiring Law Clerks

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:39
span style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptThe Jefferson County Attorney's Office is hiring law clerks to work part-time during the academic year and full-time during the summer.  If you are interested in applying, please log into the Symplicity job database.  The deadline to apply is March 31st./span

Government Honors Internship Handbook Updates

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:31
pThe following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors amp; Internship Handbook, located at a href=http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfmwww.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm/a.  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at a href=mailto:dkreh@louisville.edudkreh@louisville.edu/a and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address./pp1Ls for SUMMER 2015/ppFederal/pp•Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division - Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/03/15)br /•Administrative Office of the United States Courts - Summer 2015 Volunteer Legal Intern Program Judicial Branch (Unpaid, Deadline 03/13/15)br /•Department of Commerce - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid amp; Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)br /•Commission on Security amp; Cooperation in Europe - U.S. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)br /•House of Representatives - Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)br /•Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)/ppState and Local Government/pp•South Carolina Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Paid amp; Unpaid, Deadline 03/08/15)br /•Connecticut Office of Attorney General - Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)br /•Maine Attorney General - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)br /•Connecticut Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Division of Criminal Justice Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)br /•Wisconsin Judicial Court System - Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)/pp2Ls for SUMMER 2015/ppFederal/pp•Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division - Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/03/15)br /•Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/06/15) br /•Administrative Office of the United States Courts - Summer 2015 Volunteer Legal Intern Program Judicial Branch (Unpaid, Deadline 03/13/15) br /•Department of Commerce - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid amp; Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15) br /•Department of Commerce - International Trade Administration, Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement Compliance, International Trade Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15) br /•Commission on Security amp; Cooperation in Europe - U.S. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15) br /•House of Representatives - Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15) br /•Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15) /ppState and Local Government/pp•South Carolina Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Paid amp; Unpaid, Deadline 03/08/15)br /•Connecticut Office of Attorney General - Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)br /•Maine Attorney General - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)br /•Connecticut Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Division of Criminal Justice Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)br /•Wisconsin Judicial Court System - Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)/p

Brandeis alum named to Indiana Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers

Latest News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:16
Wyatt, Tarrant amp; Combs LLP has announced that Gary T. Banet has been selected to the 2015 Indiana Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.br /br /No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.br /br /Banet, who graduated magna cum laude from the Brandeis School of Law, focuses his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, elder law and special needs planning. He is a past president of the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, a member of the Louisville Estate Planning Council, a district representative of the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section of the Indiana State Bar Association and recently completed the Indiana Bar Association Leadership Development Academy.  br /br /Banet is also active within the community. He is secretary of the Boards of Directors of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and One Southern Indiana Foundation, and a leader of many other community organizations.  br /br /Prior to earning his law degree from Brandeis, Banet received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and his master’s degree from the University of Louisville.

Brandeis alum named to Indiana Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers

Alumni News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:16
Wyatt, Tarrant amp; Combs LLP has announced that Gary T. Banet has been selected to the 2015 Indiana Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.br /br /No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.br /br /Banet, who graduated magna cum laude from the Brandeis School of Law, focuses his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, guardianships, elder law and special needs planning. He is a past president of the Southern Indiana Estate Planning Council, a member of the Louisville Estate Planning Council, a district representative of the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section of the Indiana State Bar Association and recently completed the Indiana Bar Association Leadership Development Academy.  br /br /Banet is also active within the community. He is secretary of the Boards of Directors of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and One Southern Indiana Foundation, and a leader of many other community organizations.  br /br /Prior to earning his law degree from Brandeis, Banet received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and his master’s degree from the University of Louisville.

Janet Lewis, 3L student, wins LBA's Legal Opportunity Scholarship

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:46
pJanet Lewis, a third-year student at the Brandeis School of Law, was named the winner of this year’s Legal Opportunity Scholarship, presented by the Louisville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee./ppThe $1,000 award was announced during last week’s reception at the LBA, which also honored civil rights advocates Raoul Cunningham and Georgia Davis Powers, as well as the Central High School Law amp; Government essay contest winners./ppThe Louisville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee’s Legal Opportunity Scholarships were created to support the education of students who have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession. According to the committee, recipients of these scholarships have demonstrated by their academic performance and community service that they are on track to becoming outstanding lawyers./ppBefore entering law school, Lewis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  She has also studied American Sign Language./ppShe was one of four children being raised by a single mother working as a home health aide.  After completing her first year of law school, her financial situation forced her to leave school to work in the corporate home finance department of JP Morgan Chase while she cleared her credit, paid off debts and reapplied for student loans./ppShe eventually returned to school to pursue her goal of earning a law degree despite continuing financial challenges./ppLast summer, Lewis worked as a legal intern with the Ohio Hispanic Coalition, helping immigrants, refugees and undocumented persons understand their rights. Lewis also demonstrated a commitment to public service through her work with the United Way of Ohio’s job readiness and employment affiliate, Columbus Works./ppShe has assisted homeless, high school dropout, incarcerated and recidivistic populations consisting mostly of people related to the African diaspora./ppLewis has been a member of the Black Law Students Association and president of the International Law Society.  She has also been a fellow in the LBA/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship./ppShe is pictured on the left with LBA President Angela Edwards. /p

Janet Lewis, 3L student, wins LBA's Legal Opportunity Scholarship

Latest News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:46
pJanet Lewis, a third-year student at the Brandeis School of Law, was named the winner of this year’s Legal Opportunity Scholarship, presented by the Louisville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee./ppThe $1,000 award was announced during last week’s reception at the LBA, which also honored civil rights advocates Raoul Cunningham and Georgia Davis Powers, as well as the Central High School Law amp; Government essay contest winners./ppThe Louisville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee’s Legal Opportunity Scholarships were created to support the education of students who have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession. According to the committee, recipients of these scholarships have demonstrated by their academic performance and community service that they are on track to becoming outstanding lawyers./ppBefore entering law school, Lewis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  She has also studied American Sign Language./ppShe was one of four children being raised by a single mother working as a home health aide.  After completing her first year of law school, her financial situation forced her to leave school to work in the corporate home finance department of JP Morgan Chase while she cleared her credit, paid off debts and reapplied for student loans./ppShe eventually returned to school to pursue her goal of earning a law degree despite continuing financial challenges./ppLast summer, Lewis worked as a legal intern with the Ohio Hispanic Coalition, helping immigrants, refugees and undocumented persons understand their rights. Lewis also demonstrated a commitment to public service through her work with the United Way of Ohio’s job readiness and employment affiliate, Columbus Works./ppShe has assisted homeless, high school dropout, incarcerated and recidivistic populations consisting mostly of people related to the African diaspora./ppLewis has been a member of the Black Law Students Association and president of the International Law Society.  She has also been a fellow in the LBA/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship./ppShe is pictured on the left with LBA President Angela Edwards. /p

Bids Being Accepted for BARBRI Fellowship Silent Auction

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:40
pBARBRI is once again hosting a silent auction for two $750 gift certificates toward the bar review course. Bidding will start at $375 for each certificate.  Bidding will end at b12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 3/b. The bid sheets will be located on the bulletin board outside Dean Hajek's Office in the Office of Professional Development Suite. Payment will be due two weeks after bidding closes. /ppThe certificates can only be applied to a BARBRI account that has a balance due and cannot be used for the deposit placed on an account./ppAll money raised from the silent auction will provide a student with the BARBRI Fellowship to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer./ppnbsp;/p

March 7 Deadline to Sign up for Central High School Partnership

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:38
If you are interested in participating in the Central High School Law Magnet Program in 2015-2016, the deadline to submit your resume and personal statement to Ms. Scinta is bMarch 7/b.

Judicial Summer Internships Available!

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:31
Judges Wingate and Shepherd with the Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort are now accepting resumes and writing samples for summer internships. If you have been thinking of a judicial summer internship, please send your resume and writing sample to Jina Scinta a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a by bThursday, March 12./b

MAY 2015 GRADS!!! How Many Public Service Hours Did You Perform?

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:22
pThe Public Service Program will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating law student who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project. This award is a very distinguished wall plaque and is awarded each year at the Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015./ppIf you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in any outstanding timesheets to be recorded is bTHURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015/b! This deadline is only for third year students who may be in the running of this award. The public service deadline for all third year students is MONDAY, MARCH 30./ppIf you have already completed your project and turned in your timesheet, please see Jina in Room 180 to see if you could be in the running for this award./p

Attention May 2015 Grads!

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:20
If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder thatb the deadline to complete your public service requirement and turn in the necessary paperwork is Monday, March 30, 2015/b. If you have not signed up for a public service placement or you need to complete your 30-hour requirement, please review the attached quot;Quick Factsquot; or make an appointment with Ms. Scinta ASAP.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund - 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:19
pThe Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization./ppThe Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum./ppThe ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice. bApplicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015./b/ppb/bThe fellowship information and application materials can be found at a href=http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j title=http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/jhttp://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j/a.../p

Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction

Student News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:49
pThe 18th Annual Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction is this Thursday, March 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Molly Malone's in St. Matthews.  The Student Bar Foundation is a student-led organization that provides fellowships for students pursuing unpaid law-related public interest internships for organizations such as Legal Aid, DPA, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Wayside Christian, and many others.  All proceeds from the auction go toward student fellowships.  There is a suggested $5 donation at the door./pp This year's auction items include meals with your favorite faculty, Dean for a Day, tickets to Holiday World and Kings Island, gift cards to your favorite restaurants, tickets to the Thunder Over Louisville Bats game, and much more./ppIf you are interested in becoming involved with SBF or if you are interested in an SBF fellowship, please email Emily DeVuono at eadevuono@gmail.com. /p

New Additions to Questions and Answers Series

Student News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:30
pIn response to student requests, the library has bought a number of new study aids in the iQuestions and Answers/i series. The topic of each book is discussed via multiple choice test-like questions. The topics of the nine books are Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Property, Evidence, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. The books are on Reserve and available by request at the Circulation Desk./pp align=centerimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/QA4-600px.jpg / /p

New Additions to Questions and Answers Series

Latest News - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 13:30
pIn response to student requests, the library has bought a number of new study aids in the iQuestions and Answers/i series. The topic of each book is discussed via multiple choice test-like questions. The topics of the nine books are Torts, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Property, Evidence, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. The books are on Reserve and available by request at the Circulation Desk./pp align=centerimg src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/QA4-600px.jpg / /p