Academics News

American Inns of Court Competition

The Warren E. Burger Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars and other authors to participate in the competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of their choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. 

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2008.

For details about the award, please visit the American Inns of Court's Warren E. Burger page.

For information or questions, please contact Cindy Dennis, American Inns of Court Awards & Scholarship Coordinator, at 800-233-3590 ext. 104 or cdennis@innsofcourt.org

American Judges Association Essay Contest

The American Judges Association is sponsoring an essay contest on the topic, "Search and Seizure Arising From Motor Vehicle Stops," with prizes of $3,000, $1,500 and $1,000. The deadline for submission is June 2, 2008, and the length is 10-25 pages.

For more information go to the organization's website: http://aja.ncsc.dni.us/index.html and select  the link "Essay Contest."

What's Happening with Rooms 115, 117 and 119?

Over the last several days room 115 (the Academic Support office and 1L study aids library) and 119 (student mailboxes and other communications) have gotten new rugs and 117 (upper class study aids library and study area) was closed because it was used to store confidential materials from 115. We were lucky that the University was able to provide us with these badly needed new rugs for free despite the budget crunch. Rooms 117 and 119 are now back in operation and set up as they were prior to the disruption. Room 115 still needs to have the computer and phone hooked up and will have a new look when it opens.

I am also in the process of sorting through the various 1L study aids and eliminating obsolete ones. (Many thanks to the faculty, students and alums who have contributed to the collection over the years!) For example, I am taking the audio cassette sets off the shelves as I don't believe anyone can use them anymore. I will resume office hours in 115 next Monday, but, as always, my door is almost always open to room 216 and I can address matters involving Academic Support or Student Affairs from either venue. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

-Dean Sealing

Intro to Health Law Canceled Tuesday Feb 12

Professor Hasselbacher's Intro to Health Law class is canceled Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Summer 2008 Schedule Is Available Online

The 2008 Summer Schedule is available for download on the website. To download, please go to the following page: www.law.louisville.edu/academics/class-schedules/summer-2008. Please note, the current version is still tentative. Please return to the page above prior to registration to review a final draft.

Symposium a Success

The University of Louisville Law Review's first symposium was held on Friday, January 18, 2008. The symposium inlcuded speakers from around the country, including Reginald C. Oh, professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University; Gary Orfield, co-founder and director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA; Girardeau A. Spann, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; and john a. powell, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.

Coverage of the Symposium by The Courier-Journal is available at the following site: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008801190426.

Summer Law Institute & Internship in Seoul

Fordham University School of Law and Sungkyunkwan University College of Law are pleased to co-sponsor the third annual Summer Law Institute, a three week academic program in international and comparative law in Seoul, Korea from June 10-27, 2008. The 2007 Summer Institute was attended by 97 law students and practitioners, with students coming from 35 U.S. and Canadian law schools including Boston College, Cornell, Fordham, Hastings, USC, University of Texas, and Villanova. Five countries were represented in the student body, including two students from Beijing University in China.

Students may enroll in three credit hours by taking one of the following courses: International Human Rights Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Business Transactions. These courses will be taught in English by distinguished tenured or tenure-track faculty from Fordham and the University of Washington Law Schools. The program will also offer optional Korean language lessons for those students interested in learning some basic Korean. Students will be able to enroll in three credit hours during the program, and the courses are approved by the ABA for credit toward the J.D. degree.

Following the program, students who would like to stay on for internships at Korea's largest multi-national companies, the Korean supreme and constitutional courts, human rights organizations, as well as some summer associate positions at leading Korean law firms, will have the opportunity to do so under the auspices of the Institute's non-credit internship program.

Program students will also tour the Korean National Court, the Supreme Court, the National Prosecutor's Office and the Foreign Ministry, and attend an extensive selection of extra-curricular tours and social events that enable students to experience Korean cultural life.

To find out more about this extraordinary program, please visit our website at: http://law.fordham.edu/korea/ or contact the Program Coordinator, Leighanne Yuh, at lyuh@law.fordham.edu, 212-636-7571.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!! We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.

Call for Papers: Harper Academic Research Competition

The Institute for Humane Studies invites essays that explore the topic listed below from any disciplinary perspective. The suggested length for papers is 3,500 words. Entrants may wish to address institutions, technology, information, social and political organization, human nature, psychology, history, philosophy, culture, or arts and literature in their work.

2008 Topic: What factors lead to prosperity, progress, and human flourishing?

Graduate students may submit published or unpublished work on the topic.Finalists may present their research at the 2008 Social Change Workshop.

Details, PDF flyers, and the online submission forms are available at http://www.theihs.org/grants_and_contest/id.1416/default.asp

Deadline: January 31, 2008

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships:


(1)An informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, November 6th at
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. in Room 071.

(2)The application for certification as a student representative by the Supreme Court of
Kentucky must be submitted to Rita Siegwald on or before November 19,
2007.

(3)The Domestic Violence Externship will not be offered.

 

(4) The Legal Aid externship has been added to the latest version of the Spring 2008 schedule.

Spring 2008 Registration Deadlines

The Spring 2008 registration packets will be available from the Student Records office on Wednesday, October 31. Please read them carefully for information about registering for your Spring 2008 courses. Failure to follow the instructions may result in delays in your registration and loss of priority registration. In particular, please be aware of the following dates:

Wednesday, November 7: Employment certification and any applicable Pre-registration forms are due to the Student Records office

Thursday, November 8: Priority registration for full-time 3L students and all part-time students.

Friday, November 9: Priority registration for full-time 2L students.

Monday, November 12: Registration for 1L students

November 13-18: University registration system is closed.