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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

2015 Spring Service Learning Opportunity

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:09
pGearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity:/ppHow about celebrating 2015 spring break with service work in Belize or celebrating post Derby with service work in Croatia?  Law is one of several participating disciplines.  The law team in Belize will be led by Dean Susan Duncan and will focus on restorative justice programs by working in schools and communities outside of Dangriga.  The law team in Croatia will be led by Professor Shelley Santry and will focus on domestic violence awareness and prevention by working in schools and communities outside of Zagreb./ppLearn more about this opportunity at Uof L’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website a href=http://louisville.edu/islp/http://louisville.edu/islp//a.  The service is rewarding and the memories will last a lifetime!  Plus, you will earn three (3) hours of academic credit and build useful skills. /ppThe class meets weekly (January through April) and orientations will be one evening each week (for Belize starting in January and continuing until just after spring break; for Croatia starting mid-semester and continuing until the end of the term).  Still undecided?  Come to an information session Monday, September 8, 12-1 in room LL75./ppEach location is truly an amazing place and you will love the experience!!!/ppIf you are interested, applications are due now (priority deadline is September 29th!!  You can apply on the ISLP website (a href=http://louisville.edu/student/islhttp://louisville.edu/student/isl/a)./p

Brandeis School of Law Welcomes the Class of 2017!

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:04
divA total of 94 entering students began their formal study of law at Brandeis School of Law on August 18, including 88 full-time students and 6 part-time students. /divdivbr //divdivThis year, our law school drew students from 45 different cities, 50 colleges and universities, and 18 states.  The law school also welcomed 3 transfer students and 3 visiting/international students. /divdivbr //divdivAmong the Class of 2017, one student was a professional airline pilot with 13 years of flight experience with several major airlines; another served as a missionary in Southern Italy for 2 years; and one student was a volunteer with a community agency in California helping young people to steer away from gang activity and street life. Additionally, one student was a major league baseball player for 7 years, earning Rookie of the Year with the Detroit Tigers, and another student was a writer and producer for television newscasts. All bring varied backgrounds and experience to Brandeis School of Law. /divdivbr //divdiv“What an interesting class – Airline pilot, Baseball player, Community activist...,” Dean Susan Duncan said. “Add a law degree to these credentials, and the possibilities are endless!”/divdivbr //divdivFor more information about our entering class profile, please visit a href=/admissions/profilehttp://www.law.louisville.edu/admissions/profile/a. /divdivbr //div

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline Today

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:07
pToday is the last day to sign up for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition. You must submit your Agreement to Compete and Waiver to the Moot Court Board office by 4 p.m. today. Contact Sana Abhari for details at a href=mailto:sana.abhari@gmail.comsana.abhari@gmail.com/a. /p

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy signup deadline is Monday, September 1st

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:37
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 170%span style=line-height: 170%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptIf  you are interested in discussing Summer 2015 volunteer legal intern positions or Assistant Public Advocate positions after graduation, please log into Symplicity and click the KY Department of Public Advocacy session to apply.  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 1st./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 170%span style=line-height: 170%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptInterviews will be on Friday, September 19th. /span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

Janet Lewis Wins KBA Writing Competition

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:13
p class=p1Janet Lewis, a 3L student at Brandeis, won First Place in the recent Kentucky Bar Association Annual Student Writing Competition for her article on “The First Amendment and Social Media: Primary Students’ Constitutional Rights to Freely Speak Outside of the School.” In the paper, she noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet created a test to guide school districts on whether they may permissibly/constitutionally regulate out-of-school/off campus student social media speech. Following the rules of the iTinker/i and iWatts/i, she proposed a test that the U.S. Supreme Court should use.  Her proposed rule would provide that: “In order for school officials to permissibly quot;regulatequot; or discipline a student for out-of-school speech on social media, the school must follow the iTinker-Watts/i test to show that the speech is either: (1) purposefully brought into the school by the student-creator and by doing so, the out-of-school speech caused a material and substantial interference with the discipline of the school bor/b (2) a quot;true threat.quot; Without satisfying either prong, the school cannot justifiably/constitutionally disciplining the student for an out-of-school opinion, speech, or expression.  /p

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy signup deadline is Monday, September 1st

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:34
pIf  you are interested in discussing Summer 2015 volunteer legal intern positions or Assistant Public Advocate positions after graduation, please log into Symplicity and click the KY Department of Public Advocacy session to apply.  The deadline to apply is Monday, September 1st./ppInterviews will be on Friday, September 19th. /ppnbsp;/p

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:23
pAre you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you./ppThe Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at b9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014/b followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. /ppStudents will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year. /ppbInterested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a to sign up by Thursday, September 4./b/ppnbsp;/p

TODAY! Learn about the Equal Justice Works Career Fair for Public Service How to Get Funding

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:21
pIf you're interested in job opportunities with government agencies and public interest organizations, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on bThursday, August 28 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 177/b. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details. All students are invited to attend./ppMark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 24-25 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is September 16. Dean Hajek will discuss UofL funding for this Conference and how students can apply to have expenses for the trip paid by the law school./ppFor more information on the Conference and Career Fair, go to a href=http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair title=http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfairhttp://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/a/ppFor a list of employers attending the Career Fair, go to a href=http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2014 title=http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2014http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employ.../a/ppLunch will be provided. /ppnbsp;/p

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:42
If you want to compete in the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy competition but were unable to attend the information meeting there is still time to sign-up.  You must contact Sana Abhari at a href=mailto:sana.abhari@gmail.comsana.abhari@gmail.com/a as soon as possible and submit the Agreement to Compete and Waiver to the Moot Court Board office no later than Friday, August 29, 4 p.m.

Law Clerk needed for short-term project

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:49
pLocal firm seeking a highly detail-oriented student with excellent research skills for a short-term research project.  Prefer a third-year student, but second-year students may apply./ppIf interested, log into Symplicity to apply. /p

Library Faculty Needs Research Assistant

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:58
pAssociate Professor of Legal Bibliography, Will Hilyerd, is looking for a 2L or 3L student to be his research assistant for 10 hours per week. The student must possess an interest in research and will be doing research for other faculty members.  /ppInterested students should contact Prof. Hilyerd at a href=mailto:will.hilyerd@louisville.eduwill.hilyerd@louisville.edu/a. /p

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:21
pAre you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you./ppThe Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. bThe training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014/b followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. /ppStudents will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year. /ppbInterested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a to sign up by Thursday, September 4./b/ppnbsp;/p

Learn about the Equal Justice Works Career Fair for Public Service How to Get Funding

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:20
pIf you're interested in job opportunities with government agencies and public interest organizations, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on bThursday, August 28 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 177./b Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details. All students are invited to attend./ppMark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 24-25 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is September 16. Dean Hajek will discuss UofL funding for this Conference and how students can apply to have expenses for the trip paid by the law school./ppFor more information on the Conference and Career Fair, go to a href=http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair title=http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfairhttp://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/abr / For a list of employers attending the Career Fair, go to a href=http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2014 title=http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2014http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employ.../a/ppnbsp;/p

Are You Concerned About Your Student Debt?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:14
pThe Office of Professional Development recently received this information from Equal Justice Works. If you are student who will graduate with any student debt, this will be of interest to you./ppOn July 29, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) introduced the Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act (H.R. 5239). This bill would prevent borrowers who earn forgiveness after 20 or 25 years of consistent repayment in the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay as You Earn (PAYE) repayment plans from having to pay taxes on the amount forgiven. Millions of borrowers currently face the possibility of having to deal with this potentially devastating tax liability. We urge you to call your Congressperson and Senators to support this bill!/ppTo learn more about IBR, PAYE and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (tax-free forgiveness you earn by working at a wide range of qualifying public service jobs for ten years!) Equal Justice Works is presenting a free webinar, Drowning in Debt! What Law Students amp; Lawyers Need to Know About Managing Student Debt amp; Earning Loan Forgiveness, bTODAY/b, bAugust 27 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT/b. If you register but cannot attend, you will receive a recording of the webinar you can view anytime./ppIf you have any questions, please contact Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a. /p

Pirtle-Washer Advocacy Competition Interest Meeting--Wednesday, 5:45, room 175

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:46
The Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition interest meeting is today in room 175 at 5:45 p.m. At the meeting students will receive information regarding the competition and will be able to sign up to compete. Students unable to attend should contact Sana Abhari at a href=mailto:sana.abhari@gmail.comsana.abhari@gmail.com/a.

U.S. Army JAG Information Session - TODAY - 12:15 - Brandeis Room (112)

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:25
span style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanp style=line-height: 170%span style=line-height: 170%; font-family: 'Verdana','sans-serif'; font-size: 9ptIf you are interested in learning about opportunities with the U.S. Army JAG as either a Summer Intern or Assistant Judge Advocate General you are invited to attend a brief Information Session TODAY, Wednesday, August 27th at 12:15 in Room 112 (Brandeis Room).  Captain Alana Kitchen will be there to answer questions and explain the application process./span/pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /span

Government Honors Internship Handbook Updates

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:19
pThe following government programs have deadlines coming up very soon.  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./pp2Ls for SUMMER 2015/ppFederal/pp•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of General Counsel Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 8/30/14)br /•Department of State - Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) - Summer Intern (Unpaid, Deadline 9/1/14)br /•Department of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 9/2/14)/ppState amp; Local Government/pp•Indiana Office of the Attorney General - Law Clerkship Program (Paid, Deadline 9/1/14)/p

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:29
pAre you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you./ppThe Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. bThe training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. /bSubsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. /ppStudents will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic.  Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year. /ppbInterested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a to sign up by Thursday, September 4./b/p

TODAY - Deadline to Apply for Funding to Attend National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 18, 2014

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:27
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?b Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at a href=mailto:jina.scinta@louisville.edujina.scinta@louisville.edu/a by 5:00 p.m. TODAY./b/ppThe registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2./p