Student News

CALI Lessons

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:55
div class=content pspan style=font-size: smallThe bCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's/b (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams. /span/ppspan style=font-size: smallFree copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk. You may also view the lessons online. The a href=/library/CALIstudent authorization code and instructions/a are available at the library's website. You must register with your quot;@louisville.eduquot; email address. /span/p /div

Self-Service Scanner in Law Library

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:59
div class=content pspan style=font-size: smallTwo self-service scanners are now available in the Law Library's Reading Room. Each provides an affordable alternative to the photocopiers.  /span/ppspan style=font-size: smallIf you have a mobile device, a href=https://www.camscanner.net/CamScanner/a is a useful app for scanning and managing documents as well as the library's scanner./span/p /div

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 18, 2014

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:18
pIf you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. bThe Conference will be on October 17 and 18/b at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD./ppThe conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website a href=http://www.peggybrowningfund.org title=www.peggybrowningfund.orgwww.peggybrowningfund.org/a./ppIf you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? bSubmit your statement to Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a by Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m./b/ppThe registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is bThursday, October 2./b/p

Fall 2014 OCI Session 1 and 2 application period open through Sunday, July 27, 2014 until midnight

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:29
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptFall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. /span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptSESSION 1/span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptStudent bidding:          July 18-July 27br / Employer selections:    July 28-August 1br / Interviewing dates:     August 7-August 22/span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptThe application period for Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI employers is now open and ends on Sunday, July 27th at midnight.  If you plan to participate, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI tab and select Session 1 or 2.  Scroll down until you see a list of employers, then quot;Reviewquot;.  Employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptThe list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore amp; Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs; Stites amp; Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.  /span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptContact Dean Hajek at a target=_blank href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=pM-E_5dkxk-inVA9VZnUi0ROJfDZetEIZmV1q-ggz-6bI6k4kRa0yjTFWXLmms7HJbfpq4VLLQ0.amp;URL=mailto%3alaurel.hajek%40louisville.eduspan style=color: #00698b; text-decoration: none; text-underline: noneulaurel.hajek@louisville.edu/u/span/a, Ms. Reh at a target=_blank href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=pM-E_5dkxk-inVA9VZnUi0ROJfDZetEIZmV1q-ggz-6bI6k4kRa0yjTFWXLmms7HJbfpq4VLLQ0.amp;URL=mailto%3adkreh%40louisville.eduspan style=color: #00698b; text-decoration: none; text-underline: noneudkreh@louisville.edu/u/span/a or Ms. Scinta ata target=_blank href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=pM-E_5dkxk-inVA9VZnUi0ROJfDZetEIZmV1q-ggz-6bI6k4kRa0yjTFWXLmms7HJbfpq4VLLQ0.amp;URL=mailto%3ajina.scinta%40louisville.eduspan style=color: #00698b; text-decoration: none; text-underline: noneujina.scinta@louisville.edu/u/span/a if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanspan style=font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptDon’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted./span

Research Assistant Sought

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:31
pThe Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility is seeking a research assistant to work 20 hours per week in Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016, as well as 40 hours per week in Summer 2015.  The research assistant will work with Professor Tony Arnold, Professor Daniel DeCaro, and research assistant Alexandra Chase (third-year law student) on projects concerning watershed governance, public participation in environmental and natural-resource governance, the environmental regulation of land use, property law, watershed conservation, urban ecosystem conservation, adaptive governance and law, the psychology of public participation, and similar topics.  The Center currently has two active grants and will be seeking additional grants.  Current research assistants are or will be co-authors on forthcoming publications.  Candidates will be selected on the following criteria:/pollisubmission of a resume and cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold, a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.edutony.arnold@louisville.edu/a, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014;/lilistrong research and writing skills;/lilistrong interest in the environment, land use, and water;/lilistrong teamwork skills;/lilithe capacity to work independently to achieve identified goals and outcomes;/liliboth creative thinking skills and rigorous analytical skills;/lilistrong interpersonal skills; /lilienrollment in the dual-degree program in law and urban planning OR experience in social-science or policy-science research OR experience in the ecological sciences OR experience in natural resource management or urban planning (non-law graduate students may apply but will be hired and paid based on the Law School hourly rate in the form of financial aid);/lilicommitment to work at the Center from August 2014 to May 2016; and/lilithe results of an interview with Center researchers./li/olpThe interviews will be the week of August 11, and the research assistant will begin August 18.  To apply, send both a resume and a cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold at a href=mailto:tony.arnold@louisville.edutony.arnold@louisville.edu/a, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014. /p

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 18, 2014

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:18
pIf you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. bThe Conference will be on October 17 and 18/b at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD./ppThe conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. bThe deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28/b. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website a href=http://www.peggybrowningfund.org title=www.peggybrowningfund.orgwww.peggybrowningfund.org/a./ppIf you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? bSubmit your statement to Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a by Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m./b/ppThe registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is bThursday, October 2./b/p

Fall 2014 OCI Session 1 and 2 application period open through Sunday, July 27, 2014 until midnight

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 09:01
p style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.671998977661133pxFall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. /pp style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.671998977661133pxSESSION 1/pp style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.671998977661133pxStudent bidding:          July 18-July 27br /Employer selections:    July 28-August 1br /Interviewing dates:     August 7-August 22/pp style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.671998977661133pxThe application period for Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI employers is now open and ends on Sunday, July 27th at midnight.  If you plan to participate, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI tab and select Session 1 or 2.  Scroll down until you see a list of employers, then quot;Reviewquot;.  Employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th./pp style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.671998977661133pxThe list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore amp; Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs; Stites amp; Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.  /pp style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.671998977661133pxContact Dean Hajek at a href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=pM-E_5dkxk-inVA9VZnUi0ROJfDZetEIZmV1q-ggz-6bI6k4kRa0yjTFWXLmms7HJbfpq4VLLQ0.amp;URL=mailto%3alaurel.hajek%40louisville.edu target=_blank style=color: #00698blaurel.hajek@louisville.edu/a, Ms. Reh at a href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=pM-E_5dkxk-inVA9VZnUi0ROJfDZetEIZmV1q-ggz-6bI6k4kRa0yjTFWXLmms7HJbfpq4VLLQ0.amp;URL=mailto%3adkreh%40louisville.edu target=_blank style=color: #00698bdkreh@louisville.edu/a or Ms. Scinta ata href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=pM-E_5dkxk-inVA9VZnUi0ROJfDZetEIZmV1q-ggz-6bI6k4kRa0yjTFWXLmms7HJbfpq4VLLQ0.amp;URL=mailto%3ajina.scinta%40louisville.edu target=_blank style=color: #00698bjina.scinta@louisville.edu/a if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials./pp style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 20.671998977661133pxDon’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted./p

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 18, 2014

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:49
pIf you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. bThe Conference will be on October 17 and 18/b at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD./ppThe conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. bThe deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28./b More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website  a href=http://www.peggybrowningfund.orgwww.peggybrowningfund.org/a./ppIf you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a by bTuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m./b/ppThe registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, bOctober 2./b/ppnbsp;/p

Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI application period now open through Sunday, July 27th at midnight

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:27
pFall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring.  /ppSESSION 1/ppStudent bidding:          July 18-July 27br /Employer selections:   July 28-August 1br /Interviewing dates:      August 7-August 22/ppThe application period for Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI employers is now open and ends on Sunday, July 27th at midnight.  If you plan to participate, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI tab and select Session 1 or 2.  Scroll down until you see a list of employers, then quot;Reviewquot;.  Employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th./ppThe list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore amp; Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs; Stites amp; Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.   /ppContact Dean Hajek at a href=mailto:laurel.hajek@louisville.edulaurel.hajek@louisville.edu/a, Ms. Reh at a href=mailto:dkreh@louisville.edudkreh@louisville.edu/a or Ms. Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials./ppDon’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted./p

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 18, 2014

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:58
pIf you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on bOctober 17 and 18/b at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD.  /ppThe conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The bdeadline for students to register asking for paid airfare is August 28/b. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website at a href=http://www.peggybrowningfund.orgwww.peggybrowningfund.org/a.  /ppIf you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? bSubmit your statement to Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a by Monday, August 18th./b /ppFunds for airfare are disbursed on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, we encourage students to register early./ppThe registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, bOctober 2./b/ppnbsp;/p

Professor Trucios-Haynes Appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:20
pProfessor Enid Trucios-Haynes has been appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville. According to the institute’s mission statement, it advances the work, study and practice of peacebuilding, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service and research. /pp“I am committed to the values of the MAI [Muhammad Ali Institute] relating to the promotion of peace and social justice. The MAI focuses on initiatives that support human dignity, foster responsible citizenship, further peace and justice and address the impact of violence in local, state, national and international arenas,” said Professor Trucios-Haynes, who, in addition to her new director’s role, also serves on the Metro Louisville Ethics Commission, as Vice Chair of the board of the ACLU of Kentucky and on its Executive and Litigation Review Committees, and directs an Immigration Externship at the Brandeis School of Law.  “My longstanding work around the social justice issues in immigration law and policy, as well as international human rights law is clearly related to the mission of the [institute]. The opportunity for collaboration with the Ali Institute is particularly exciting.”/ppOne attractive aspect regarding her work for the Ali Institute, said Professor Trucios-Haynes, is gaining the ability to witness and assist the work of Ali Scholars, whom she called “future leaders in their communities.” In the Ali Scholars Program, the students, among their other duties, are expected to select an expert area related to peace or social justice on which to focus, conduct research on a topic related to his or her expert area, and, finally, design and implement a local, national or international project related to his or her expert area. Part of the program also includes a biannual international trip that helps provide the scholars a global perspective on the lessons learned and matters emphasized during the program; this year, nine UofL students in the Ali Scholars Program visited Rwanda, a country only two decades removed from the genocide that occurred within its borders./ppWith so many great features, staff, and students already, what’s potentially next for the Ali Institute under the direction of Professor Trucios-Haynes?/pp“I hope to expand the presence of the MAI in the university and local community by focusing on local, national and international impact of violence affecting teens,” she said. “I plan to reinvigorate the faculty resource group to work on research projects related to the impact of violence on teens in our local community. At the national level, I hope the MAI can investigate the issues relating to the violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that has led to the humanitarian crisis of the large scale migration of unaccompanied children and families to the United States.” /p

Student Bands Wanted for Lawlapalooza

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:29
pThe 2014 Lawlapalooza Committee is gearing up for another successful year of this fun event. Lawlapalooza 2014 will take place on bThursday, October 16, 2014/b at Phoenix Hill Tavern on Baxter Avenue. We are looking for students who have a band or play in a band to participate in this year's event./ppIf you have a band or play in a band and would like to participate in Lawlapalooza this year, please contact Jim Becker at a href=mailto:j.becker@louisville.eduj.becker@louisville.edu/a./p

New AmeriCorps JD Slots Now Available!!

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:21
pThe AmeriCorps JD program through Equal Justice Works has some additional slots available to start this month, and they are looking for students! Through AmeriCorps JD, law students focusing on any area of civil public interest law can earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. AmeriCorps JD is also an exciting way to get connected to the various resources that Equal Justice Works offers to public interest law students. /ppThey are looking for students who:/pp• Can begin service in July 2014; andbr /• Can complete 300 hours of service in a 12 month period (by July 2015)./ppService includes training and substantive work, and can include research or additional projects for an internship even though a student may not physically be in the office past the summer months.br / /p

Attention Rising 3Ls and 4Ls! 2015 Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Applications Available

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:20
pEach year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. If you are a rising 3L or 4L and there is an organization you are passionate about, now is your chance to partner with that organization to put together a proposal for a project and submit it to EJW. bThe deadline is September 17, 2014/b. Equal Justice Works considers a wide variety of issue areas. Preference will be given to projects that are designed to impact a large number of people, create programs that can be replicated in other communities, and create lasting institutions or programs./ppDepending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure. Salary is paid by EJW and benefits are paid by the organization. bThe fellowships will begin in September 2015./b/ppApplications for the post-graduate fellowships are now available at a href=http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships title=www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowshipswww.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/a. We encourage rising 3Ls and 4Ls to apply. EJW will be offering a webinar on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. to help you create a successful application. They will offer another webinar on August 13 that will provide valuable fellowship tips. The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Guide is attached for your information./ppHere is the application timeline:/ppbJuly 7, 2014 The 2015/b application is available br /bSept. 17, 2014/b The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDTbr /bNov. 2014/b Interviews begin for selected candidatesbr /bDec. 2014br /through Feb. 2015/b Interviews continue; fellowships are offered on a rolling basisbr /bSept. 2015 /bClass of 2015 fellows begin service/ppAdditional questions can be addressed to Jina Scinta or Dean Hajek./p

Fall 2014 Hiring Season - Session 1 On Campus Interview Bidding opens Friday, July 18th

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:07
pFall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring.  /ppSESSION 1/ppStudent bidding:          July 18-July 27br /Employer selections:   July 28-August 1br /Interviewing dates:      August 7-August 22/ppSince students may begin applying for OCI employers on July 18th, now is the time to start preparing if you plan to participate in fall on campus recruiting.  Keep in mind that the application period remains open from July 18th - 27th and employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.   /ppTo look at Session 1 employers on Symplicity, log onto the system and click the OCI tab on the top of the home page.  Select quot;Fall 2014 – Session 1quot; and scroll down until you see a list of employers, then Review.  The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore amp; Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs; Stites amp; Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply./ppContact Dean Hajek at a href=mailto:laurel.hajek@louisville.edulaurel.hajek@louisville.edu/a, Ms. Reh at a href=mailto:dkreh@louisville.edudkreh@louisville.edu/a or Ms. Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials./ppDon’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted./p

Student Bands Wanted for Lawlapalooza

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:11
pThe 2014 Lawlapalooza Committee is gearing up for another successful year of this fun event. Lawlapalooza 2014 will take place on bThursday, October 16, 2014/b at Phoenix Hill Tavern on Baxter Avenue. We are looking for students who have a band or play in a band to participate in this year's event./ppIf you have a band or play in a band and would like to participate in Lawlapalooza this year, please contact Jim Becker at a href=mailto:j.becker@louisville.eduj.becker@louisville.edu/a./p

Volunteers Transform Law School Courtyards

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:14
p class=p1Check out the transformation that has taken place in the Law School courtyards, to be named the Charles Hebel, Jr., and Carol Hebel Courtyards. The Law School community has turned these previously unused and unattractive spaces into environmentally, humanly, and socially sustainable spaces with (mostly) native landscaping and places to relax and enjoy nature. The landscaping and planting work is done, and in the coming weeks, the courtyards will be power-washed and outdoor furniture will be installed. The soil around the pin oak in the west courtyard will be decompacted later this fall, and eventually hostas will be added around it.  A huge thanks to our donors, Charles Hebel, Jr., a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, his wife Carol Hebel, and his son Charles Hebel, III, as well as to two University departments – Physical Plant and Communications/Media – which provided major ongoing support for this project. And a huge thanks to all of the members of the Law School community who were involved in conceiving the project, designing the plans, and doing the hard work of preparing the soils, transporting the plants to the law school, and planting the plants. The three dozen volunteers – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends (including from other academic units) – who worked on the project during the past three weeks include:/p p class=p1Les Abramson/p p class=p1Tony Arnold/p p class=p1Angela Beverly/p p class=p1Ross Bradley/p p class=p1Scott Campbell/p p class=p1Alexandra Chase/p p class=p1Susan Duncan/p p class=p1Jen Ewa/p p class=p1Linda Ewald/p p class=p1Ryan Fenwick/p p class=p1Judy Fischer/p p class=p1Jacob Giesecke/p p class=p1Grace Giesel/p p class=p1James Giesel/p p class=p1Brandon Johnson/p p class=p1Mr. amp; Mrs. Jeremy Kirkham/p p class=p1Emily Kosse/p p class=p1Maria Kosse/p p class=p1Eric Matthews/p p class=p1Matt McClinton/p p class=p1Tyler Miller/p p class=p1Jon-Paul Moody/p p class=p1Ella Neely/p p class=p1Rick Nowka/p p class=p1Mickey Paul/p p class=p1Debra Reh/p p class=p1Laura Rothstein/p p class=p1Eunice Salazar/p p class=p1Shelley Santry/p p class=p1Bailey Schrupp/p p class=p1Chris Schulz/p p class=p1Allison Frakes Smith/p p class=p1Virginia Smith/p p class=p1Michael Van Sickle/p p class=p1Becky Wimberg/pp class=p1nbsp;/p p class=p1a href=http://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.htmlThe project was featured on WHAS11/a and a href=http://louisville.edu/uofltoday/campus-news/volunteers-sprucing-up-law-school-courtyardsUofL Today/a as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community./pp class=p1Come, hang out, and enjoy!/p

Fall 2014 On Campus Interview bidding begins Friday, July 18, 2014

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:32
p style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifFall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring.  o:p/o:p/span/p p style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifSESSION 1/span/p p style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifStudent bidding:/spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif          /spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifJuly 18-July 27/span/pp style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif Employer selections:   July 28-August 1br / Interviewing dates:      August 7-August 22o:p/o:p/span/p p style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifSince students may begin applying for OCI employers on July 18th, now is the time to start preparing if you plan to participate in fall on campus recruiting.  Keep in mind that the application period remains open from July 18th - 27th and employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.  /spanspan class=apple-converted-space style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /span/pp style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifTo look at Session 1 employers on Symplicity, log onto the system and click the OCI tab on the top of the home page.  Select quot;Fall 2014 – Session 1quot; and scroll down until you see a list of employers, then Review.  The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore amp; Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs; Stites amp; Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.o:p/o:p/span/p p style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifEmployers will continue to be added to Session 1 through July 18th so continue to monitor Symplicity for updates.  Bidding for Session 2 OCI begins on August 1st.  More information will be released as the date nears./span/p p style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifContact Dean Hajek at/spanspan class=apple-converted-space style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /spana href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=Qtqh0p0UAEGFXMsErlfuTDoRB6IAc9EII-Zo9yy3XBA983Rv6Ku81GB70_7B3dI58Ucm4BNFkJM.amp;URL=mailto%3alaurel.hajek%40louisville.edu target=_blank style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=color: #00698blaurel.hajek@louisville.edu/span/aspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif, Ms. Reh at/spanspan class=apple-converted-space style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /spana href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=Qtqh0p0UAEGFXMsErlfuTDoRB6IAc9EII-Zo9yy3XBA983Rv6Ku81GB70_7B3dI58Ucm4BNFkJM.amp;URL=mailto%3adkreh%40louisville.edu target=_blank style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=color: #00698bdkreh@louisville.edu/span/aspan class=apple-converted-space style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifor Ms. Scinta at/spanspan class=apple-converted-space style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /spana href=https://exchange.louisville.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=Qtqh0p0UAEGFXMsErlfuTDoRB6IAc9EII-Zo9yy3XBA983Rv6Ku81GB70_7B3dI58Ucm4BNFkJM.amp;URL=mailto%3ajina.scinta%40louisville.edu target=_blank style=font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=color: #00698bjina.scinta@louisville.edu/span/aspan class=apple-converted-space style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif /spanspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifif you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials./span/p p style=margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 15.5ptspan style=font-size: 9pt; line-height: 15.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serifDon’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted./span/p

New AmeriCorps JD Slots Now Available!!

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:36
pThe AmeriCorps JD program through Equal Justice Works has some additional slots available to start this month, and they are looking for students! Through AmeriCorps JD, law students focusing on any area of civil public interest law can earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. AmeriCorps JD is also an exciting way to get connected to the various resources that Equal Justice Works offers to public interest law students. /ppThey are looking for students who:/pp• Can begin service in July 2014; andbr /• Can complete 300 hours of service in a 12 month period (by July 2015)./ppService includes training and substantive work, and can include research or additional projects for an internship even though a student may not physically be in the office past the summer months./p

Attention Rising 3Ls and 4Ls! 2015 Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Applications Available

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:35
pEach year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. If you are a rising 3L or 4L and there is an organization you are passionate about, now is your chance to partner with that organization to put together a proposal for a project and submit it to EJW. bThe deadline is September 17, 2014./b Equal Justice Works considers a wide variety of issue areas. Preference will be given to projects that are designed to impact a large number of people, create programs that can be replicated in other communities, and create lasting institutions or programs./ppDepending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure. Salary is paid by EJW and benefits are paid by the organization. The fellowships will bbegin in September 2015/b./ppApplications for the post-graduate fellowships are now available at a href=http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships title=www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowshipswww.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships/a. We encourage rising 3Ls and 4Ls to apply. EJW will be offering a webinar on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. to help you create a successful application. They will offer another webinar on August 13 that will provide valuable fellowship tips. The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Guide is attached for your information./ppHere is the application timeline:/ppbJuly 7, 2014/b The 2015 application is available br /bSept. 17, 2014/b The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDTbr /bNov. 2014/b Interviews begin for selected candidatesbr /bDec. 2014/bbr /bthrough Feb. 2015/b Interviews continue; fellowships are offered on a rolling basisbr /bSept. 2015/b Class of 2015 fellows begin service/ppAdditional questions can be addressed to Jina Scinta or Dean Hajek./p