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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

Law Clinic Accepting Applications for Fall Semester

8 hours 39 min ago
pSpring Clinic I (3 or 4 credit option) – 2015br /The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic represents victims of domestic violence and other low income clients in Jefferson County District amp; Family Court.  Most cases involve Emergency Protective Order hearings and housing/eviction cases.   /ppThe Ackerson Law Clinic is a student-run law firm supervised by Professor Shelley Santry. The student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case.  /ppTo be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law. /ppTo apply, send an email to Professor Shelley Santry at a href=mailto:shelley.santry@louisville.edushelley.santry@louisville.edu/a including the following:br /• Name, phone number and email;br /• Resume;br /• Unofficial transcript;br /• Statement of Interest (not to exceed one page)./ppDEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. pm Wednesday, November 5. /p

TODAY!! Week-Long Project Interest Forms are Due

11 hours 4 min ago
pThis is a reminder to first year students that if you are interested in participating in the week-long public service projects the week of December 15, interest forms are due bTODAY/b. You can turn them in to Ms. Scinta in Room 180.  /ppStudents will be notified of their assignments the week of November 3./p

TODAY!! Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

11 hours 7 min ago
pIf you haven't attended a resume and cover letter workshop, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop bTODAY 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL75/b. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event.  /ppAll students are invited to attend; however, bfirst year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session/b. Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, January 8, 2015./p

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:35
Congratulations to Sana Abhari, Aida Almasalkhi, Daniel Reed, and Jessi Sapp for making the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team!

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:31
p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helveticaecurities Moot Court Team Sign Ups/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaAny interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  /p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaTry-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at a href=mailto:janet.sullivan@louisville.edujanet.sullivan@louisville.edu/a and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14pxnbsp;/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica               Resume/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica               Unofficial Law School Transcript/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaThe deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at a href=mailto:sdthom@louisville.edusdthom@louisville.edu/a/pdivbr //div

Windows 8.0 Users - Issue with Exam4

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:00
pThere is not a direct problem with Windows 8.0 and Exam 4 however Microsoft is now apparently pushing the update to 8.1.  This push comes in the form of a popup taking over your screen prompting you to install the Windows 8.1 update. The maximum amount of time to delay this install is 4 hours, after that the window will come back again and again until you eventually cannot delay it further and the install will start. Both the nag window to update and the actual install can occur while you are in Exam4 taking an exam and that will cause Exam4 to lock up.br /br /If you have Windows 8.0 and have been avoiding updating to 8.1 please go ahead and update at your earliest convenience so this does not happen during finals as it will lock up Exam4 and make your laptop unusable for taking exams./ppbFollowing your upgrade to Windows 8.1, be sure to /ba href=https://www.exam4.com/org/674 target=_blankdownload/ab, install and test the Windows 8.1 version of Exam4./b /p

Dinner A Movie

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:50
pThe LBA will be hosting Dinner amp; A Movie at the Kentucky Science Center on Thursday, November 6. The legal community is invited for food and drinks from 5-6:30 p.m. and will then receive preferred seating for a screening of the classic film, “Inherit the Wind,” which is based on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial.”/ppThis could be a great opportunity for networking in a casual, fun atmosphere. Tickets are $20, but for law students we’re offering a discounted ticket of $15. This includes a buffet, complimentary beverage and movie candy to enjoy before or during the film. /ppFor more information or to register, go to a href=https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810/a – or you may contact Jenny Bencomo at a href=mailto:jbencomo@loubar.orgjbencomo@loubar.org/a or (502) 583-5314. /p

O'Bryan Brown Toner participating in Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:41
pO'Bryan Brown amp; Toner will be interviewing second-year students interested in working as a Summer 2015 Law Clerk.  To apply, log into Symplicity, select the quot;OCIquot; tab and select quot;O'Bryan Brown amp; Toner Fall 2014 OCI.quot; /p

Mac Users - Problems with Yosemite

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:08
pSome users who have upgraded to Mac OS X 10, Yosemite, have experienced network and printing issues on campus. This may be related to performing an update instead of a clean install. If you have experienced these issues or are considering updating to Yosemite please follow thea href=http://osxdaily.com/2014/10/18/clean-install-os-x-yosemite/ target=_blank title=Yosemite Clean Install instructions here, for a clean install of Yosemite./a Once you have performed a clean install you will need to bring your laptop to Law IT in order to have the printers reinstalled. /ppNew operating systems often have issues, especially in an enterprise environment (business/university) as opposed to home usage.  If you have moved to Yosemite please let me know at a href=mailto:christie.ballenger@louisville.educhristie.ballenger@louisville.edu/a, even if you have not experienced problems on campus, so that I may better help those who are having issues. /ppPlease note that if you do update you will need to a href=https://www.exam4.com/org/674 target=_blankdownload /athe Yosemite specific version of Exam4 and are strongly encouraged to take another practice exam to ensure Exam4 will work properly during your finals.a href=http://osxdaily.com/2014/10/18/clean-install-os-x-yosemite/ target=_blank title=Yosemite Clean Install /a/p

National Institute of Trial Advocacy Fact Investigation Program - February 6, 2015

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:15
pInterested in testing your acting skills while learning fact investigation techniques at the same time? If so, this opportunity may be perfect for you!/ppFrost Brown Todd is hosting a NITA Fact Investigation program for their first year associates on Friday, February 6th and is seeking volunteers to participate in this experience.  First year associates from all of Frost Brown Todd's offices will travel to Louisville for this training that will be taught by some of FBT's knowledgeable attorneys./ppThere will be a little pre-work to read the script so you are familiar with the case and are able to answer most questions you may be asked by the attorney. This is a great learning experience.  Even though you will be playing the role of a witness; you will also be able to hear the feedback of the seasoned attorney who will critique the associate./ppIf you are willing to serve as a witness for this program, please contact Sonya Yadon, Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager at a href=mailto:syadon@fbtlaw.comsyadon@fbtlaw.com/a /p

TODAY!! Legal Aid Will be at the Law School

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:40
bTODAY from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m./b Neva-Marie Polley, Managing Attorney for Volunteer Services and Community Engagement at Legal Aid will be in Mosaic Lobby to talk to students about opportunities at Legal Aid.  If you would like more information about the 1L week-long projects, the Legal Aid veterans project, or clinics, please feel free to stop by to speak with her.

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:26
pThis public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts quot;Know Your Rightsquot; presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee./ppbOn Thursday, November 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171/b, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct quot;Know Your Rightsquot; presentations to detainees. bThe next jail visit will be on Friday, November 14/b./ppbStudents interested in attending the training on November 13 and/or going on the jail visit on November 13, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, November 3/b. Her email is a href=mailto:ethaynes@louisville.eduethaynes@louisville.edu/a. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary./ppStudents whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. /ppA more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: a href=http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter title=http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matterhttp://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter/a./p

All Students - Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:23
pbOn Thursday, October 30, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL75/b, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event.  /ppAll students are invited to attend; however, bfirst year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session/b. Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, January 8, 2015./p

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:46
p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaSecurities Moot Court Team Sign Ups/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaAny interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  /p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaTry-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at a href=mailto:janet.sullivan@louisville.edujanet.sullivan@louisville.edu/a and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14pxnbsp;/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica               Resume/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica               Unofficial Law School Transcript/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: HelveticaThe deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at a href=mailto:sdthom@louisville.edusdthom@louisville.edu/a/p p style=font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14pxnbsp;/p

Government Honors Internship Handbook Updates

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:19
pspan style=font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small /spanspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptThe 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./span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11pt2Ls for SUMMER 2015/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptFederal/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptDept. Health amp; Human Services, Food amp; Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel Summer Student Law Clerk Pathways Intern (Paid, Deadline 10/29/14)br /Health amp; Human Services - Centers for Medicare amp; Medicaid Services Division Summer Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/14)br /National Nuclear Security Administration - Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/07/14)br /Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14 Coordination amp; Guidance Program)br /Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel 2015 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/16/14)/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptState amp; Local Government/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptDelaware Office of Attorney General - Department of Justice Summer 2L Law Clerk (Paid, Deadline 10/31/14)br /Sacramento County CA District Attorney's Office - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)br /Georgia Attorney General - Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11pt3Ls Post Graduation/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptFederal/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptEnvironmental Protection Agency - R7 (Kansas City) Honors Attorney Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/31/14)br /Congressional Research Service - American Law Division CRS Law Recruit Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/14 Formal application deadline)/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptState amp; Local Government/span/ppspan style=font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 11ptColorado Attorney General - Department of Law 2015 Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)br /Ohio Attorney General's Office - 2015-2016 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline, 11/14/14)br /New York City Law Department - One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/15/14)/span/p

Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 07:41
pbOn Thursday, October 30, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL75/b, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event.  /ppAll students are invited to attend; however, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, January 8, 2015. /ppDon't miss this opportunity!/p