Academics News

2015 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition

Requirements are as follows:

  • Full and part-time J.D. and LL.M. students are eligible.
  • Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20-50 double spaced pages is welcome.
  • Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.

Winning authors receive $2000 (first place) or $1000 (second lace) and a trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in ashington, D.C. The winning entries may be published in the ax Section newsletter the Report or in The Federal Lawyer.  Deadline is January 5, 2015.  Entries may be submitted by email to Marcellus Howard at howard@fedbar.org.

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING REGISTRATION FORMS

Thursday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. is the deadline for submitting your employment card and all registration forms.

Be sure to go to Current Students  Registration and read the registration instructions.  The registration times are listed on the first page of the registration instructions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dean DiSanza or Barbara Thompson.

Elder Law Spring 2015 Course

Elder Law, a practical course dealing wth the field of elder care law in Kentucky, will be offered in spring 2015. Some of the topics covered are: legal documents for older folks, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans' Benefits, and health care decision making. The course will also cover how to interview prospective clients and how to run a law practice. The instructors are Bernard Faller, Misty Clark Vantrease, and Kelly Gannott, owners of Kentucky Elder Care PLLC. Contact Bernard Faller at kyelderlaw@aol.com for information or to obtain a syllabus.

Law Clinic Accepting Applications for Fall Semester

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 shelley.santry@louisville.edu including the following:
• Name, phone number and email;
• Resume;
• Unofficial transcript;
• Statement of Interest (not to exceed one page).

DEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. pm Wednesday, November 5. 

1L Registration Information

You will be eligible to register on Thursday, November 13, starting at 8:30 am.  You must have turned in your employment certification prior to registration (available outside 217).

 

To register, go to ULink,  Registration (right-hand side)  Registration Preparation – Registration Instructions (if they don’t know the process)  Registration,  Add Classes.

 

Be sure to print a copy of you schedule and keep the copy.

 

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

Law Clinic Accepting Applications for Spring Semester

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 shelley.santry@louisville.edu including the following:

  • Name, phone number and email;
  • Resume;
  • Unofficial transcript;
  • Statement of Interest (not to exceed one page).

DEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5.  

 

Litigation and Transactional Skills Certificate Program

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 six 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 October 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Professional Responsibility Exam Time Reminder

Students taking the Professional Responsibility course exam on Friday, October 31 have until Tuesday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. to elect to take the exam from 2:30 - 5:30, October 31. Make your election in writing to Dean Nowka, room 213. If you do not submit an election, you will be deemed to elect the 3:00 - 6:00 time for the exam.