Academics News

2015 Spring Service Learning Opportunity

Gearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity:

How 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.

Learn more about this opportunity at Uof L’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website http://louisville.edu/islp/.  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.

The 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.

Each location is truly an amazing place and you will love the experience!!!

If you are interested, applications are due now (priority deadline is September 29th!!  You can apply on the ISLP website (http://louisville.edu/student/isl).

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline Today

Today 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 sana.abhari@gmail.com.

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition Sign-up Deadline

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 sana.abhari@gmail.com 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.

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

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 sana.abhari@gmail.com.

Pirtle-Washer Advocacy Competition Interest Meeting

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition interest meeting will be held Wednesday, August 27 at 5:45 p.m. in room 175. Students will receive pertinent information regarding the competition and will be able to sign up to compete. Students interested in competing must attend this meeting but if you are unable to attend contact Sana Abhari at sana.abhari@gmail.com.

Federal Tax Externship – 2014 Fall and 2015 Spring

The IRS will accept up to three tax externs for the 2014 fall and 2015 spring semesters.  The application deadline for fall 2014 has passed, but there are still two openings.

Externs work in the local office of the IRS under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and Professor Blackburn.  Externs do research and write memos, and they also attend meetings with taxpayers, and sometimes take the lead in representing IRS in meetings with pro se taxpayers.  Externs meet with IRS audit agents, with legal counsel and CPAs representing taxpayers, are involved in trial preparation and some externs represent the IRS in U.S. Tax Court against pro se taxpayers.   

If you would like more information, please contact Professor Blackburn as soon as possible so the required background check can be completed in time for the fall 2014 semester:  tblackburn@louisville.edu or 502-852-6384.

 

Contracts Giesel and Torts Abrams Room Change

Professor Giesel's Contracts course and Professor Abrams Torts course are switching rooms beginning August 20. Professor Giesel's Contracts course moves to room 175 and Professor Abrams' Torts course moves to room LL 80.

Corporate Tax

Corporate Tax is taught this semester on Monday/Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:15.  It will not be offered in spring 2015. It is a vaulable course if you intend to practice transactional law.  Professor Lewis has agreed to teach the course even if enrollment is less than five students.

SERVICE LEARNING IN BELIZE--Apply now!

Gearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity.

How about celebrating spring break of the Spring 2015 semester with service work in Belize?  Learn more about this opportunity at UofL’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website http://louisville.edu/islp/.  Law is one of several participating disciplines.  The Law team lead by Dean Susan Duncan will develop restorative justice programs and work in schools and communities outside Dangriga.  You can find out about past projects, see photos, and read about the work on the ISLP website.  The service is rewarding and the memories last a lifetime!  Plus, you’ll earn three hours of academic credit and build useful skills.

The priority deadline for the March 2015 trip is coming up soon on September 29th.  Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered if space is available.  Encourage your friends to apply along with you!  Contact Dr. Joy Hart (joy.hart@louisville.edu) or Dr. Kandi Walker (kandi.walker@louisville.edu) if you have questions.

BLS Room Change for Professors Sweeney and Rosario Lebron

Professor Sweeny's BLS section 32 will meet in room LL 60.  Professor Rosario Lebron's BLS section 42 will meet in room LL 71 and BLS section 41 will meet in room 275.