UofL Law News and Events

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Opportunities for Funding

Student News - 46 min 25 sec ago
pThe Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program provides law students with the chance to serve a qualifying host organization of their choosing. AmeriCorps JD members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, military families, disaster victims, and other vulnerable populations./ppThe deadline for students to apply to the AmeriCorps JD program to receive a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award bhas been extended through May 2./b/ppMore spots are available for students working with various populations in any area of law in addition to funding for students providing legal services to veterans, including those serving at legal aid, public defender, other nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies. Priority is given to projects with some focus on veterans or victims of disaster, however, funds are available for other service. AmeriCorps JD members must begin their service by June 30 and complete the required 300 hours of service within one year./ppThese funds are currently underutilized, so we encourage our students to apply! br / br /By completing a simple application and consenting to a background check, students have the opportunity to earn additional funds for the work they are already doing this summer and throughout the school year while still being able to receive outside funding up to $4,300./ppFor more information please go to the Equal Justice Works website at a href=http://equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjd title=http://equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjdhttp://equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjd/a /p

Judicial Internships Available

Student News - 1 hour 5 min ago
pThe Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.  /ppThese internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court.  /ppSome judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a./ppnbsp;/p

FYOA FYOAC Photo Album

Student News - 7 hours 27 min ago
pHere is the link to the FYOA/FYOAC photo album. Feel free to use these photos as you would like!/pp(disclaimer: There are quite a few 'back of the head' shots -- this i just how it is with the way the courtrooms are set up and also because our photogs were told to be minimally distracting to the competitors. We also did our best to get around to as many courtrooms as possible)./ppa href=https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bzld-H4J5QydcDdodWh2ZVEyZEEamp;usp=sharing style=color: #1155cc; font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 16px target=_blankhttps://drive.google.com/wbr/wbrfolderview?id=0Bzld-wbr/wbrH4J5QydcDdodWh2ZVEyZEEamp;usp=wbr/wbrsharing/a /p

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

Student News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:56
pA law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position. The fellow must be someone currently or previously teaching in the program./ppThe time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction./ppPlease see the attached application and description for more details on the position. bApplications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8./b/ppnbsp;/p

Lucy Helm, '82, General Counsel at Starbucks, Accepts Graduation Speaker Call

Latest News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:48
p class=p1img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Lucy%20Helm%20Photo%203n.jpg / /pp class=p1The Brandeis School of Law is pleased to welcome back Lucy Helm as the 2014 Graduation Speaker.  Ms. Helm has been a partner (employee) at Starbucks for more than 13 years. In May 2012 she was appointed executive vice president, general counsel and secretary after serving as interim general counsel. In her role, Ms. Helm leads the Global Law amp; Corporate Affairs department, including 190 legal and compliance partners (employees) in 14 offices around the world. She also serves as a member of Starbucks senior leadership team and supports the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Helm is well known for her commitment to diversity and social justice and the National Law Journal recently named her one of a href=http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202648667420?kw=America%27s%2050%20Outstanding%20General%20Counselamp;et=editorialamp;bu=National%20Law%20Journalamp;cn=20140331amp;src=EMC-Emailamp;pt=Daily%20Headlinesamp;slreturn=20140322092843America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsels/a. We are very proud of Ms. Helm!/p

Lucy Helm, '82, General Counsel at Starbucks, Accepts Graduation Speaker Call

Alumni News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:48
p class=p1img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Lucy%20Helm%20Photo%203n.jpg / /pp class=p1The Brandeis School of Law is pleased to welcome back Lucy Helm as the 2014 Graduation Speaker.  Ms. Helm has been a partner (employee) at Starbucks for more than 13 years. In May 2012 she was appointed executive vice president, general counsel and secretary after serving as interim general counsel. In her role, Ms. Helm leads the Global Law amp; Corporate Affairs department, including 190 legal and compliance partners (employees) in 14 offices around the world. She also serves as a member of Starbucks senior leadership team and supports the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Helm is well known for her commitment to diversity and social justice and the National Law Journal recently named her one of a href=http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202648667420?kw=America%27s%2050%20Outstanding%20General%20Counselamp;et=editorialamp;bu=National%20Law%20Journalamp;cn=20140331amp;src=EMC-Emailamp;pt=Daily%20Headlinesamp;slreturn=20140322092843America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsels/a. We are very proud of Ms. Helm!/p

SBF Board Applications

Student News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:49
pApplications for the Student Bar Foundation Board are now available.  Even if you have not participated in SBF in the past, you are more than welcome to apply.  Available positions include Vice Chair, Secretary, Public Relations Chair, Chair of Fundraising, Treasurer, and Chair of Member Involvement./ppSBF is the only student-led and student run organization that provides fellowships for law students who pursue low-paying or unpaid law-related public interest work.  The fellowships allow recipients to deliver legal services to the poor and indigent, provide law-related public education, and improve the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizens' access to the justice system./pp In addition, SBF is looking to expand its mission this coming year by providing opportunities for students to participate in both legal and non-legal community outreach projects, as well as providing opportunities for students to learn more about careers in public interest./ppApplications are due to Emily DeVuono via email at a href=mailto:eadevuono@gmail.comeadevuono@gmail.com/a by Saturday, April 26.  Please email Emily with any questions./p

Judicial Internships Available

Student News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:47
pThe Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.  /ppThese internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court.  /ppSome judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a./p

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

Student News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:32
pA law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position./ppThe time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction./ppPlease see the attached application and description for more details on the position. bApplications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8./b/p

Public Service Program Still Taking Applications for $3000 Greenebaum Summer Fellowships

Student News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:53
pThe Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is still accepting applications for a new public service fellowship created for 1L and 2L students this summer through funding from the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. The Samuel L. Greenebaum Summer Fellowship will provide three summer grants in the amount of $3000 to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer./ppStudents must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit. /ppThe application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The three fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis. /ppStudents need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the three fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country and preference will be given to placements outside of Louisville./ppbApplications will be accepted until Monday, May 12/b. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions./p

Honors Awards Photo Gallery

Student News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:20
p align=centera href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisvillelaw/sets/72157644100405593/img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/2014awards-panorama.jpg //a /pp align=centera href=/node/8720Honors amp; Awards Program/a /pp align=centerApril 13, 2014 at the Brown amp; Williamson Club/pdiv align=centerbr //divp align=centera href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisvillelaw/sets/72157644100405593/2014 Honors amp; Awards Photo Gallery/a/pp align=centera href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Awards_2014-FINAL.pdf2014 Honors amp; Awards Program /a/pp align=centernbsp;/pp align=leftDean Ballard has a few extra programs from the Awards Ceremony in her office if you would like to pick up a copy.   /p

Honors Awards Photo Gallery

Latest News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:20
p align=centera href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisvillelaw/sets/72157644100405593/img src=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/2014awards-panorama.jpg //a /pp align=centera href=/node/8720Honors amp; Awards Program/a /pp align=centerApril 13, 2014 at the Brown amp; Williamson Club/pdiv align=centerbr //divp align=centera href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/louisvillelaw/sets/72157644100405593/2014 Honors amp; Awards Photo Gallery/a/pp align=centera href=/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Awards_2014-FINAL.pdf2014 Honors amp; Awards Program /a/pp align=centernbsp;/pp align=leftDean Ballard has a few extra programs from the Awards Ceremony in her office if you would like to pick up a copy.   /p

Complimentary Massages for Law Students during Final Exams

Student News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:14
pThe law school final exam period can be stressful.  To help ease some stress and anxiety, Dean Ballard has arranged for massage therapists to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on FIVE separate days during the exam period.   /pp align=centerbTuesday, April 22 10:00 – 1:00br /Wednesday, April 23  11:00 – 6:00br /Friday, April 25 10:00 – 2:00br /Tuesday, April 29 10:00 – 2:00br /Wednesday, April 30  10:00 – 2:00/bbr /br /Two massage therapists will be at the Law School on most days.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just enjoy a break from studying while at the law school.  /pp align=centerbr /bGOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!/b /p

Complimentary Massages for Law Students during Final Exams

Latest News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:14
pThe law school final exam period can be stressful.  To help ease some stress and anxiety, Dean Ballard has arranged for massage therapists to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on FIVE separate days during the exam period.   /pp align=centerbTuesday, April 22 10:00 – 1:00br /Wednesday, April 23  11:00 – 6:00br /Friday, April 25 10:00 – 2:00br /Tuesday, April 29 10:00 – 2:00br /Wednesday, April 30  10:00 – 2:00/bbr /br /Two massage therapists will be at the Law School on most days.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just enjoy a break from studying while at the law school.  /pp align=centerbr /bGOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!/b /p

In-House Counsel and Fort Knox Externships - Opportunities Still Available

Student News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:27
pbEarn Academic Credit for In-House Counsel Externship/b/ppExternship opportunities at the Louisville office of Passport Health Plan remain available for Summer and Fall 2014.  Passport is a not-for-profit licensed health maintenance organization operating a managed care program for the provision of Medicaid services in Louisville and surrounding counties.  The extern will work with the legal services team in Passport’s compliance department, and have opportunities to gain knowledge and experience relating to contract law and contract negotiation, and health law related federal and state regulations.  Students can earn 2 or 3 credits.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information./ppbEarn Academic Credit for Externship with Fort Knox/b/ppExternship opportunities at Fort Knox remain available for Fall 2014.  Student externs can earn two credits working with the US Cadet Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), an office that provides legal services across the Fort Knox installation.  The externship offers opportunities to develop research, litigation, and/or transactional legal skills, and to enhance legal knowledge across a broad range of areas: e.g., criminal law in federal courts, including civilian misdemeanor prosecution; civil litigation involving cases in courts throughout the region; and/or administrative law involving a range of substantive subject matter (e.g., government contracts, labor, ethics, environmental, or military personnel law).  Externs are supervised by staff judge advocates or civilian attorneys working in the OSJAs.  Requires eight (8) hours of field work per week during the fall semester.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information.br //p

In-House Counsel and Fort Knox Externships - Opportunities Still Available

Latest News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:27
pbEarn Academic Credit for In-House Counsel Externship/b/ppExternship opportunities at the Louisville office of Passport Health Plan remain available for Summer and Fall 2014.  Passport is a not-for-profit licensed health maintenance organization operating a managed care program for the provision of Medicaid services in Louisville and surrounding counties.  The extern will work with the legal services team in Passport’s compliance department, and have opportunities to gain knowledge and experience relating to contract law and contract negotiation, and health law related federal and state regulations.  Students can earn 2 or 3 credits.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information./ppbEarn Academic Credit for Externship with Fort Knox/b/ppExternship opportunities at Fort Knox remain available for Fall 2014.  Student externs can earn two credits working with the US Cadet Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), an office that provides legal services across the Fort Knox installation.  The externship offers opportunities to develop research, litigation, and/or transactional legal skills, and to enhance legal knowledge across a broad range of areas: e.g., criminal law in federal courts, including civilian misdemeanor prosecution; civil litigation involving cases in courts throughout the region; and/or administrative law involving a range of substantive subject matter (e.g., government contracts, labor, ethics, environmental, or military personnel law).  Externs are supervised by staff judge advocates or civilian attorneys working in the OSJAs.  Requires eight (8) hours of field work per week during the fall semester.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information.br //p

Annual BLSA Convocation

Student News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:51
span style=font-size: x-small; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #282828span style=font-size: 16pxThe annual BLSA Convocation /span/spanspan style=font-size: x-small; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #282828span style=font-size: 16pxis set for 5:30pm on May 9, 2014 in the Allen Courtroom, followed by a reception in the Cox Lounge. The purpose of the BLSA Convocation /span/spanspan style=font-size: x-small; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #282828span style=font-size: 16pxis to recognize and celebrate the matriculation of the members of BLSA. The BLSA Convocation /span/spanspan style=font-size: x-small; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #282828span style=font-size: 16pxis open to the public, as well as all members of the student /span/spanspan style=font-size: x-small; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #282828span style=font-size: 16pxbody. Many students /span/spanspan style=font-size: x-small; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #282828span style=font-size: 16px, faculty, and members of the Kentucky legal community will be in attendance. This is a special event for the law school, the student /span/spanspan style=font-size: x-small; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #282828span style=font-size: 16pxbody, and the entire community as we celebrate diversity in the legal field and the matriculation of minority students /span/spanspan style=font-size: x-small; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #282828span style=font-size: 16pxthrough the law school./span/span

Judicial Internships Available

Student News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:50
The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer.  These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.  Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail.  If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a.

Day at the Diamond - May 6, 6:35pm

Student News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:59
p class=p13Ls! On May 6th, the SBA will be sponsoring a quot;Day at the Diamond!quot; The Louisville Bats play Norfolk at 6:35pm and all 3Ls are invited to attend the game, free of charge. Guests will be $5. We have reserved a block of Club seats (that are in the shade) and we will have access to the Jack Daniels Bar amp; Lounge. Please sign up using the following Google Form by FRIDAY, APRIL 18th AT NOON!! After this time, we will open the sign up sheet to the 1L and 2L classes to fill the remaining reserved seats, so make sure you sign up quickly! If you plan to bring a guest, please drop $5 off at the SBA Bookstore by Tuesday, April 22nd. Hope to see everyone there!!/p p class=p13Ls only until April 18th at noon, please!/p p class=p2a href=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VnE89NJq68hVzixm9rYwmk80GCZOXQ0cKeTAh711jXs/viewformhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VnE89NJq68hVzixm9rYwmk80GCZOXQ0cKeTAh711jXs/viewform/a/p

Graduate Day at the Downs

Student News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 08:58
p class=p1The SBA will be hosting an on-campus brunch at 10am on Thursday May 8th, for graduating 3Ls and a guest. Racing begins at Churchill Downs at 12:45pm. There is no charge for either event. Complementary tickets for Day at the Downs may be reserved here: a href=http://www.uoflalumni.org/s/1157/internal-3column.aspx?sid=1157amp;pgid=2205amp;gid=1amp;cid=3577amp;ecid=3577amp;post_id=0http://www.uoflalumni.org/s/1157/internal-3column.aspx?sid=1157amp;pgid=2205amp;gid=1amp;cid=3577amp;ecid=3577amp;post_id=0/a./p