Spring Clinic I (3 or 4 credit option) – 2015
The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic represents victims of domestic violence and other low income clients in Jefferson County District & Family Court. Most cases involve Emergency Protective Order hearings and housing/eviction cases.
The 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.
To 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.
To apply, send an email to Professor Shelley Santry at email@example.com including the following:
- Name, phone number and email;
- Unofficial transcript;
- Statement of Interest (not to exceed one page).
DEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5.
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A national tax moot court competition is held every spring at an exotic location in Florida. Our law school has competed for more than 25 years and our teams are frequently successful. We are “in it to win it,” to use a haggard phrase.
Our team will have two members, selected by our three Team coaches: Professor Blackburn, and adjunct professor/alumni Mark Haun and Laurie McTighe.
The competition consists of a written brief, followed by oral arguments before a mock appellate court. Real Tax Court judges and tax practitioners serve as the competition judges for both the brief writing and the appellate arguments.
You must have completed one tax course by the end of 2014-fall semester, and be willing to spend a February weekend in sunny Florida, when we still have snow on the ground in Louisville. Tax focused students are encouraged to tryout, but this is a trial competition and students interested in being litigators have been successful in the past and are also encouraged to tryout.
Tryouts will begin as soon as we have students willing to try out. Tryouts will end Friday October 10. If you are interested, please contact Professor Blackburn (firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-852-6384).