Academics News

ACADEMIC SUPPORT WORKSHOP #2 -From Reading & Briefing to Synthesis

This workshop, which will focus on how you put your reading and briefing skills together to synthesize a legal rule, will be held two times:

Wednesday, September 17 from 1-2 p.m. in Room 060 and

Tuesday, September 23 from 5-6 p.m. in Room 060. 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Kentucky Supreme Court Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court of Kentucky will hear oral arguments in the Allen Courtroom from 9:00 AM to noon on Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11. All students are welcome to observe. Please refer to the schedule for a list of cases to be heard.

Following the arguments on Wednesday, there will be a short Q&A session in the courtroom after which all law students are invited to have lunch and further discussion with the Justices in the Cox Lounge. Pizza will be served, but bring a beverage.

Following the final oral argument on September 11, the justices will address any questions from the audience on matters not related to the cases just heard or to other pending cases. 

If you're unable to attend, you may tune in for the live webcast.

Spring 2009 Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Regulation Prerequisites

On the draft Spring 2009 schedule, please note the following prerequisities for Professor Nicholson's courses:

Business Organizations (LAW 828) is a prerequisite for Mergers and Acquisitions (LAW 969).

The course in Securities Regulation (LAW 918) is a prerequisite for Professor Nicholson's seminar in Securities Regulation (LAW 999).

Immigration Law Open to Enrollment

Professor Trucios-Haynes' Immigration Law course has been moved from Room 071 to Room 060. As a result, the course enrollment cap has been raised to 38 students. Students interested in taking this course should add it to their schedules during the drop/add period.

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American Planning Association, Planning and Law Divisions Fellowships

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The purpose of the PLD Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels.

The Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, first and second year master's degree students and first and second year law students. Two fellowships with a stipend of $4,000.00 each are awarded per academic year.

To learn more about the program, click here.

To apply for the fellowship, click here.

Federal Income Tax Externship -- It's Not Too Late to Register for Fall 08

Need two credit hours? Interested in tax law? Register for the Federal Income Tax Externship.

This is an excellent opportunity to work under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and earn two credit hours.  You will deal with a variety of current tax issues including issues in cases docketed for trial in U.S. Tax Court and with issues that arise as Revenue Agents conduct field audits.  

To register, you must have completed at least 60 credit hours, including Basic Federal Income Tax.  

For more information contact Professor Blackburn (tblackburn@louisville.edu or 502-852-6384) or go directly to the TWEN site
for this externship to read the syllabus and application form.

Student Records Schedule, June 27 - July 8

Barbara Thompson will be out of the office from Friday, June 27 until Tuesday, July 8.  Students who need assistance should contact Assistant Dean Keith Sealing at (502) 852-5603 or keith.sealing@louisville.edu.

Students requesting their class rank, should e-mail Assistant Dean Sealing with their louisville.edu address requesting class rank.

Touch-tone registration to be phased out June 30

As of June 30, UofL no longer will offer touch-tone registration. Student registrations and drop/adds can be processed via the Web at http://www.ulink.louisville.edu. If any student has problems with registration, please contact Barbara Thompson, 502-852-6367, or Dean Sealing, 502-852-5603. You may also contact the Office of the Registrar at 852-6522 or to come to room 31, Houchens Building.

UofL Law Review Announces 2008-09 Members

The University of Louisville Law Review has selected members for 2008-09. There were nearly fifty very talented applicants, and the selection process was extremely difficult. Thank you to everyone who applied, and congratulations to the new members of Volume 47:

Adam Stotts

Jennifer Tarrance

Allyson Emley

Jessica Richards

Andrew Palmer

Kassendra Glynn

Barry Dunn

Kristin Bourland

Brian Pollock

Leah Campbell

Brian Stempien

Lucie Small

Chad Propst

Mari-Elise Gates

Chelsea Castiglioni

Megan Hastings

Courtney King

Michael Swansburg

David Haney

Natalie Nerland

David Kincaid

Rexena Napier

Eric Burnette

Richard Elder

Ian Richetti

Sabina Kudmani

Jenna Glasscock

Trista Moss

 

All new members should check their e-mail in the near future for information regarding member orientation on Saturday, June 14. Again, congratulations, and welcome to the University of Louisville Law Review!