Academics News

MPRE APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

The deadline for applications to sit for the November 8 MPRE is tomorrow, September 30.  You can apply online by going to: http://www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/mpre/

3Ls -- Get Your Name (and Face) in Front of Alumni

Are you graduating in December 2008 or May 2009? If so, the law school would like to introduce you to our Alumni.

The 2008 Fall Alumni Magazine will include photos and a little information about next year's graduating class. This information will help our alumni get to know about the great new lawyers we are graduating this year. All law students graduating in August or December 2008 or May 2009 are urged to share a little bit about themselves with our alumni.

This is the same opportunity posted in August. We received many profiles, but not everyone's, and we want the whole graduating class represented!

Don't have a photo? Please contact Beth Haendiges to set up a time for a photograph.

To participate, please click on this link: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/1963 and complete the form. (You must be logged in to access the form.)

The deadline to participate has been extended to October 1.

Diversity Forum Series

Immigration: Debunking the Myths, the first program in the 2008-09 Diversity Forum Series takes place at 12 noon Tuesday, 9/23.

The program will feature:

A light lunch from Expressions of You will be available at 11:30 AM.

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.