All registration materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8. Student must also submit their Employment Card by Thursday, November 8.
If you are submitting any forms, besides the Employment Card, you must attach a purple pre-registration form to your forms. The forms are outside of the Student Records Office.
Attached is a sheet with the registration dates, but you are responsibile for reading all of the registration instrucitons. Current Students, Register, Registration Forms
In the past, students have asked us to let them know, in advance of registration for Spring courses, the law school's plans for summer term course offerings. At this point, the law school anticipates offering at least the following courses during the Summer term of 2013:
Federal Income Taxation of Individuals (formerly Basic Tax) - Core - 4 hours
Women and the Law (Sem) - Perspective - Writing - 2 hours
International Law - Perspective - offered online - 3 hours
Externships - Skills - variable hours
Dept of Public Advocacy
Medical Research - Contracting and Reg. Affairs
Further details about the Summer 2013 term, including a specific schedule, will be made available in the Spring. In general, summer classes are scheduled in the early morning or in the evening, in order to accommodate student work schedules as much as possible. While it is possible that additions may be made to the list of courses above, we will make best efforts not to cancel any of these courses (other than for lack of enrollment). The Summer 2013 academic calendar is available at http://louisville.edu/calendars/academic/jd.html
If you have any questions about the Summer 2013 schedule, please contact Associate Dean Hall.
Sponsor: University of Montana School of Law's Public Land & Resources Law Review and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
General criteria: The Competition is open to students currently enrolled in law school. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit.
Subject matter: Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance relating to the symposium topic of the role of public lands and oceans in America's energy future.
Deadline: January 14, 2013
Amount of award: The winning entry will be published in the symposium edition of the Public Land & Resources Law Review in summer of 2013. The winning submissions will receive a $1,000, $500, and $250 cash prize.
Submission information: See the information sheet.
Attention students graduating in December 2012, May 2013, or August 2013:
On Tuesday, November 13, at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Ms. Elizabeth Feamster, Director and General Counsel, Ms. Mary Riddell, Deputy Director, Mr. Eric Ison, Chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, and Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar.
ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.” In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).” This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5).
The program will also include information about application deadlines to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam, the application process, and the format of the exam. The program will conclude by 1:30 p.m.
Your attendance at the November 13 program is a requirement for graduation. Please mark your calendar now. If you anticipate a work conflict, please make arrangements now to ensure your attendance at the mandatory program.
Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2012-13 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professors Arnold and Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net.
Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Friday, September 7. We will take 2 teams to the Region 6 competition in Lansing, Michigan on November 10 and 11. The selected participants must be available to travel to Lansing November 9-12, be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from October 1 to November 9, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expressions of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills.
If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3Ls Jill Smith and Carli Clowers, who competed last year. Thank you for your interest!
Seton Hall University School of Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is making available two scholarships to current 2L and part-time 3L students to attend its June 2013 U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program, an intensive four-day educational program for compliance professionals and health care lawyers working in the life sciences industry.
The scholarship award recognizes promising health law students with an aptitude for and commitment to a career in health law focusing on legal and compliance issues within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technology industries. Students must submit a letter of nomination, resume, and brief personal statement. Two scholarships ($2,400 value) will be awarded. The submission deadline is February 8. For more information, see Dean Ballard.
At noon today (Tuesday, Sept 4), Professor Kurt Metzmeier will present a not-to-be-missed session geared toward upper-division students that aims to demystify the writing requirement as well as provide practical information on some of the best sources for generating ideas for topics, ways to organize your research paper, and common pitfalls to avoid. The session will be held in Room LL75 from 12:00-12:50.
You can definitely get a head start on your seminar paper and lower your stress level by attending this informative program.