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Law Student Diversity Scholarship - Deadline March 31

The deadline is fast approaching for the DRI Diversity Scholarships.  These scholarships are open to 1) all rising second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American law students; 2) all second- and third-year female law students, regardless of race or ethnicity; 3) any other rising second- and third-year students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender. Additional information and an application are available on DRI’s web site at

Entrepreneurship Clinic Info Session Tomorrow!

On Thursday, March 20, at 11:50 in Room 175, the Law School's Entrepreneurship Clinic will host an information meeting for all students.  Professor Mike Slaven, Director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and a panel of current clinic students will provide information about the clinic and answer any questions you may have.  All students all invited to attend.  Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the requirements to participate in Entrepreneurship Clinic so you can plan in advance and make sure you have enough credit hours and required courses.  Lunch will be provided. Come and learn about what the Entrepreneurship Clinic is all about and enjoy some food!

Preparing for the Multistate Professional Responsiblity Exam (MPRE)?

If you're preparing to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), you might want to check out the free resources and tips listed in this article.

In-House Counsel Externships for Summer and Fall 2014

Students in these externships will develop lawyering skills working under the supervision of attorneys providing legal services within various business organizations.  For summer and fall 2014, opportunities exist at General Electric, Passport Health Plan, and Beam, Inc.   Additional information about these placements is accessible at the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”

Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum and at least 40 credit hours.  Students can earn two or three credits.

For all in-house counsel externships, students must submit a resume, a completed externship pre-registration form, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 21, 2014.  Externship pre-registration forms are accessible from the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION,” and outside room 216.

Certificate Program Students Reminder

All students enrolled in the Transactional Skills Certificate Program or the Litigation Skills Certificate Program must submit the "completion of requirements" form to Dean Nowka by March 20, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.  The form is on the Law School webpage under "Academics" at "Juris Doctor Program."   Contact Dean Nowka if you have any questions.

Updated Course Schedules

Updated course schedules and course notes for Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2015 have been posted on the Law School webpage under "Academics" at "Resources."   See Dean Nowka if you have any questions.

Info Session Today - Summer IP Program in Croatia, plus IP, Entertainment, and Sports Law Offerings

On Wednesday, March 19, at noon in Room 175, guest speaker Professor Adam Candeub from Michigan State will be visiting UofL to discuss Michigan State University's summer IP program in Croatia.  The program takes place in both Rijeka and Dubrovnik from mid-July through the first week of August (a little more than 3 weeks).

In addition, Professors Cross and Smith will discuss curricular offerings for Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Sports Law.  During the open forum, Cross and Smith will advise students about the field of intellectual property law.  A wide range of topics will be covered from sports law and privacy to publicity and entertainment law. 

All students are invited to attend.  Enjoy pizza and breadsticks from Papa John’s.  Please bring your own drink.


Federal Tax Externship – Summer 2014

The IRS will accept up to three tax externs for the summer 2014 semester.  The application deadline is Monday, 16 March 2014.

Externs will 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 before Monday, 16 March 2014: or 502-852-6384.

Deposition Boot Camp Open to UofL Law Students

The Kentucky Defense Counsel is presenting a Deposition Boot Camp on Thursday, April 10, at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.  All U of L law students are invited to attend the seminar for $30.  Please review the registration form if interested.  Simply mark on the registration form that you are a law student and submit a check for $30; this amount is refundable through April 7.  Law students are welcome to sign up online; however, online registration cannot be refunded at any time.

EBS Law School is Accepting Nominations for Summer 2014

EBS Law School in Wiesbaden, Germany is accepting nominations from UofL Law students to visit during the summer term.  The first deadline is March 24.  This is the last date for students to secure the early bird service fee of €350. Applications received after March 24, will incur a charge of €450, and those received after April 21 will be charged €550.

EBS Law Summer is suited to all levels of expertise in EU Law. The course begins with an intensive, one-week introductory course on the law of the European Union to provide students with the necessary foundations for the programme. Students may then choose from 6 different electives, each dealing with more detailed questions of EU Business and Commercial Law.  The electives are complemented by corresponding site visits (e.g. European Central Bank, European Court of Justice, European Parliament) and each is assessed by written examination.  Students without previous knowledge of EU Law can delve into the topic during a relatively short period, whereas students having studied some basics of European Law can broaden their knowledge in the specific electives.

The summer term is 4 weeks and runs from June 2 through June 27.  Students can earn 5 to 8 credit hours.  For more information, view the EBS flyer.