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SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Vol 8, No 2

Women & the Law is the theme for the latest issue of our SSRN Research Paper series, which features publications from Professors Abrams, Fischer, Jordan, and Rothstein.

    More information about the RPS:

    Reminder about Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

    Joseph and Shannon Hamilton Bar Review Scholarship - Deadline March 31

    http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7128

    DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships - Deadline March 31

    http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13446

    Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns Jr. Scholarship - Deadline March 31

    http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13510

    Mae Elizabeth Kaufman and Theresa Coffman Scholarship - Deadline April 30

    http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13744

    American Association for Justice 2014 Law Student Scholarships - Deadline May 1

    http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13746

    Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student Award - Deadline May 1

    http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13572

    KBA Annual Writing Competition - Deadline June 1

    http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13478

    Frost Brown Todd IP Diversity Scholarship - Deadline July 1

    http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13745

    Joseph L. and Shannon A. Hamilton Law School Bar Review Scholarship - Applications due March 31

    The Joseph L. and Shannon A. Hamilton Law School Bar Review Fund will be used to make financial awards to students for whom payment of expenses related to Kentucky Bar Exam Review courses and related course materials would otherwise result in financial hardship.

    Interested students must be currently enrolled (in good standing) or recent graduates of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.  A recent graduate is defined for this purpose as someone who completed law school within one year of the bar exam review course for which support is being sought.  Qualified students will be of high moral character, demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills, and show a commitment to serious preparation for the Kentucky Bar Exam.  A candidate’s grades will be taken into account as one factor, but not the primary factor for consideration.  A successful candidate for an award must show that he or she cannot otherwise afford to pay for a Bar Exam Review Course and/or the Bar Exam review materials.

    To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit the completed application and required documents to Dean Ballard by March 31.

    For more information, and to access the application, click HERE

     

    Law Clinic Info Session Today - Thursday March 27!

    The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic is a student run firm supervised by Professor Shelley Santry, the Clinic Director.  Student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case.  The Law Clinic gives students real court room experience with real clients.

    This Thursday, March 27, Professor Santry will discuss the opportunities that exist during the summer and fall semesters for students to work with clients who are victims of domestic violence in Jefferson Family Court or clients who have forcible detainer (eviction) cases before Jefferson District Court. 

    Professor Santry will also provide information regarding her Domestic Violence course that will be offered during the summer and the CASE fellowship with the Brandeis School of Law.  The Case fellowship is a paid fellowship that that involves representing low income domestic violence victims in custody cases in Jefferson Family Court.  The experience you will gain from practicing law and representing clients in court will set you apart from your classmates no matter what area of law you want to practice when you graduate.  Don't let these opportunities pass you by!

    The program will begin at 11:50 in Room 175.  Lunch will be provided from The Cafe.  Please bring your own drink.

    Kentucky Innocence Project Externship for 2014-2015

    In this externship, students learn investigative skills and knowledge relating to post-conviction relief, and use the information in the field performing supervised work in cases under investigation by the Kentucky Innocence Project.  Working in teams, students investigate and explore potential arguments that might support a claim for wrongful conviction. Students review court proceedings leading to conviction, and other information found in a variety of places, e.g., defense attorney files, prosecution records, the crime scene, or the recollections of attorneys and judges who worked on the case or witnesses with information about the case.  Includes participation in a mock crime scene investigation, and opportunities to learn from DNA experts, medical examiners, and crime lab personnel.

    Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum.  Earn four credits for work during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. 

    Students interested in participating should submit an application and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 31, 2014.  The application and more information are accessible at the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION,” and outside room 216. 

    Final Info Session on Thursday: Law Clinic, Domestic Violence Course, and CASE Fellowship

    The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic is a student run firm supervised by Professor Shelley Santry, the Clinic Director.  Student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case.  The Law Clinic gives students real court room experience with real clients.

    This Thursday, March 27, Professor Santry will discuss the opportunities that exist during the summer and fall semesters for students to work with clients who are victims of domestic violence in Jefferson Family Court or clients who have forcible detainer (eviction) cases before Jefferson District Court.  Professor Santry will also provide information regarding her Domestic Violence course that will be offered during the summer and the CASE fellowship with the Brandeis School of Law.  The Case fellowship is a paid fellowship that that involves representing low income domestic violence victims in custody cases in Jefferson Family Court. 

    The experience you will gain from practicing law and representing clients in court will set you apart from your classmates no matter what area of law you want to practice when you graduate.  Don't let these opportunities pass you by! 

    The program will begin at 11:50 in Room 175.  Lunch will be provided from The Cafe.

    2014 Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy

    Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy
    The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
    "The Public Trust Doctrine: Our Inherent and Inalienable Property Right"
    Professor Mary Christina Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law
    Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center
    University of Oregon
    Thursday, April 10, 2014
    6:00 p.m.
    Room 275, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
    Reception Immediately Following Outside Room 275
    Open to the public (no RSVP needed).

    Mary Christina Wood is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Law and Faculty Director for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the University of Oregon. Professor Wood’s primary scholarly and teaching interests focus on natural resources law, climate change, property law, native law, and the environment. Her innovative sovereign trust approach to global climate policy is reshaping how we think about the environment and has been the foundation of atmospheric trust litigation brought on behalf of children nationwide and worldwide. Her most recent landmark work on the subject is Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

    The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy is one of several law and policy initiatives in land use and environmental responsibility at the University of Louisville, and is supported by the Herbert Boehl Fund, the Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund, and the Center for Land Use & Environmental Responsibility.

    2014 Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy: Urban Energy

    The University of Illinois at Chicago in the UIC Energy Initiative would like to invite students to apply to the annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy workshop to be held August 6 to 20 in Chicago.  All applicants accepted into the program receive lodging support for the duration of the two-week program, and some meals will be provided on weekdays. Many will receive partial support for travel costs.
     
    They are now accepting applications and will continue to do so until July 1.  Applicants will need to submit an online application form, their resume, and three recommendation letters for consideration. All this information can be found at their website http://sise.phy.uic.edu.

    Final Information Session on Thursday - Law Clinic and Domestic Violence Summer Course

    The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic is a student run firm supervised by Professor Shelley Santry, the Clinic Director.  Student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case.  The Law Clinic gives students real court room experience with real clients.

    This Thursday, March 27, Professor Santry will discuss the opportunities that exist during the summer and fall semesters for students to work with clients who are victims of domestic violence in Jefferson Family Court or clients who have forcible detainer (eviction) cases before Jefferson District Court.  Professor Santry will also provide information regarding her Domestic Violence course that will be offered during the summer.  The program will begin at 11:50 in Room 175.  Lunch will be provided from The Cafe.

    Moot Court Board Info Session Today!

    All current 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to attend the MCB Information Session today (March 25) to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one of the Law School's many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.  A coach from one of the law school's competition teams will also discuss how tryouts work, what a student competitor can expect during practices, and how teams prepare for competitions.

    This is a great way for students to learn about what the Moot Court Board does and how students can be selected for membership and/or compete on a professional skills team! The program will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 12:05 in Room 275.  We'll have a Fazoli's lunch for attendees.  Please bring your own drink.

    Below is a sample of competitions that will be discussed.  Students selected to compete on these teams earn academic credit!

    ABA Arbitration, KY Intrastate Mock Trial, National Moot Court, ABA Negotiation, ABA Client Counseling, Herbert L. Wechsler Criminal Law Moot Court, Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law, NYU Immigration Law, Robert F. Wagner Labor & Employment, ACTL National Mock Trial, American Intellectual Property Law Association Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial, Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Competition, National Tax Moot Court, International Trademark Association Saul Lefkowitz Memorial, and Transactional LawMeet.