Academics News

DECEMBER 2014 GRADUATES - DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR YOUR DEGREE

December 2014 Graduates

 Wednesday, September 17 is the last day to apply for your degree.  You will need to go to ULink Student Services to apply for your degree.  If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

Federal Tax Externship – 2015 Spring

The IRS will accept up to three tax externs for the 2015 spring semester.  The application deadline for fall 2014 has passed, but it is not too early to apply for 2015 spring.

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, meet with IRS audit agents, with taxpayers and with taxpayer representatives such as legal counsel and CPAs.  Externs sometimes take the lead in meetings with pro se taxpayers.  Externs assist IRS trial attorneys with trial preparation and sometimes represent the IRS in U.S. Tax Court against pro se taxpayers.

To be eligible you must 1) be enrolled in school on at least a half-time basis, 2)  be enrolled in at least the second semester of your second year, have successfully completed a course in Federal taxation, and Professor Blackburn must recommend you.

If you would like more information, please contact Professor Blackburn (tblackburn@louisville.edu or 502-852-6384).  The required security clearance can take four to six weeks, so it is not too early to begin the process.

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.