Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis and his wife Alice Goldmark are buried in front of the law school. A tradition has developed over the years of students placing coins and Animal Crackers over the Brandeis’ grave markers during the final exam period to ensure good luck.
Professor Blackburn will teach Accounting and Finance for Lawyers as a class, but in the style of an independent study if: 1) at least five students register and 2) the group of five can find a suitable time during the week to meet. If you are interested, please contact Professor Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-852-6384.
The tax externship for summer 2015 is filled, but there are still three externships available for the 2015 fall semester.
The local office of IRS Chief Counsel is the “law firm” for the local IRS office and agents. The office of Chief Counsel functions much like any other law firm, except that their only client is the IRS.
Externs work under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and Professor Blackburn. The office handles a variety of issues including tax issues, collection, bankruptcy, state law contract rights, criminal law and trial related issues such as statute of limitations, jurisdiction, discovery and evidence issues. As externs, you participate directly in staff meetings; you research and write legal memos, meet with taxpayers and their attorneys or CPAs and meet with IRS agents who have questions about tax issues or about other issues involving state of federal non-tax law. Externs may take the lead in meetings with pro se taxpayers. Externs assist IRS trial attorneys with trial preparation and sometimes the student-extern represents the IRS in U.S. Tax Court against pro se taxpayers.
To be eligible for this externship you must be enrolled in school on at least a half-time basis and you must have successfully completed at least one course in Federal taxation.
If you would like more information, please contact Professor Blackburn (email@example.com or 502-852-6384). The required security clearance can take four to six weeks, so the process needs to be completed before the fall semester begins.
Pre-registration forms (including Employment Cards) must be submitted to Student Records (Rm. 217) by 2:00 p.m., April 2.
Each semester, all students must complete the employment card and submit it to Student Records by the pre-registration deadline.
Please read the Summer/Fall 2015 registration instructions. Registration dates and times are on the front page of the registration instructions.
Current 2L and 3L students may apply for acceptance into the Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or the Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills Programs. These Programs allow students priority registration in designated litigation or transactional skills courses. Currently there are nine placements available in the Programs. Students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation or Transactional Skills upon graduation if they satisfy the Certificate requirements regardless whether they enroll in the Certificate Program. Contact Dean Nowka, room 213, for additional information or to apply. Application deadline is March 31, 2015, noon.
REMINDER - Wednesday, March 3 at noon in Rm.275
Moot Court Board and Journals Advising Program
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS
If you have questions, please contact Dean DiSanza.