THE LAW CLINIC IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ONE WEEK SEMINAR (2 CREDITS) FOR THE WEEK OF May 20th – 25th from 10:30am – 4:30pm:
Course Number: LAW 842
Prerequisites: All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
A study of the history, causes and effects, and treatment of domestic violence, and the responses of the legal system: tort suits, civil and criminal actions, roles of the courts and police. Violence between domestic partners will be examined cross-culturally and attention will be given to its effects upon children. This course will also involve skills training and satisfy the skills graduating requirement.
Summer Clinic I (2 or 3 credit option) beginning May 13th:
The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic represents victims of domestic violence and other low income clients in Jefferson County District & Family Court. Most of our cases involve Emergency Protective Order hearings and housing/eviction cases.
The Ackerson Law Clinic is a student run law firm supervised by Professor Shelley Santry. The 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.
To be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law.
Fall Clinic I (3 or 4 credit option) – 2013: see Summer Clinic above
The CASE Clinic Fellowship is hiring from May 2013 – May 2014:
The CASE fellowship with the Brandeis School of Law is a paid fellowship that will run from May 2013 to May 2014 and involves representing low income domestic violence victims in custody cases in Jefferson Family Court. All law students who have completed 60 hours are eligible to apply. A limited license to practice law is required. Each student will work at least 10 hours/week at $8.50/hour.
To apply, send an email to Professor Shelley Santry at email@example.com.
We know the weeks leading up to exams and the two-week period during finals can be stressful. Please enjoy a complimentary massage in the Washer Lounge on one of the following four exam days:
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 11:30 - 5:00
FRIDAY, April 26, 11:30 - 5:00
MONDAY, April 29, 11:30 - 5:00
TUESDAY, April 30, 11:30 - 5:00
You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too. Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just take a quick break from studying while at the law school.
GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!
We have one spot open to a student, free of cost, for each day of the Warns Institute, the law school's annual labor and employment CLE program. It will be held at the Seelbach Hilton on June 13-14. More information is available at http://www.law.louisville.edu/2013warnsinstitute.
Free attendance requires a commitment to arrive early in the morning and man the registration table. It may also require missing parts of, or entire, lectures, but we will accommodate your preferences to assure that you hear those you are particularly interested in.
If you are interested, submit an e-mail to Becky Wenning, firstname.lastname@example.org, copy Maggie Bratcher, email@example.com, and Ariana Levinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, and include a paragraph stating why you are interested in attending. Also state whether you prefer to attend on Thursday or Friday or are interested in attending on either day. Please submit your statement of interest no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2013.
Students are also welcome to attend the entire program at the reduced cost of $70, or one day of the program at the reduced cost of $35. If you plan to register at reduced cost, please do so by contacting Maggie Bratcher at 502-852-1669.
Editors at The Dallas Morning News have announced the addition of Michael Lindenberger (Class of 2006) as a financial correspondent to the newspaper's Washington Bureau, beginning this summer. Michael worked at The Courier-Journal while a U of L law student and is a former editor-in-chief of the Louisville Cardinal. From a memo sent to the newspaper staff last week:
We are pleased to announce that Michael Lindenberger will join the Washington bureau as our new government and business reporter. Michael is a stellar reporter who has covered transportation for The Dallas Morning Newssince 2007. He’ll start after wrapping up a Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in June.
Trained as an attorney, Michael has put his formidable analytical skills to use exposing waste and management lapses at TxDOT, NTTA and DART. His coverage of lax ethics at the tollway authority prompted sweeping changes, and earned a Philbin Award from the Dallas Bar Association and a Pulitzer nomination from the DMN. After an initial two-year stint at The News, he covered state affairs for The Courier-Journal in his native Kentucky for four years before returning in 2007.
His new beat will be challenging: tracking influence, exploring the intersection of government and Texas business interests in Congress, within regulatory agencies, in the tax code and across the legal system. More generally, he’ll explain how federal decisions affect Texans’ lives and fortunes. Please join us in wishing him well.
~Todd Gillman and Dennis Fulton, The Dallas Morning News
ATTENTION ALL Professional School Students:
With Finals, Boards, and Madness right around the corner its time to take a break. This upcoming Tuesday April 23rd, ALL STUDENTS are invited to the first annual HSC Field Day sponsored by SGA. There will be a huge cookout, ice cream, inflatables, corn hole, army target football, a dunking booth, and tons of fun.
The food and drinks are TOTALLY FREE and we'll provide both meat and vegetarian options so that everyone can enjoy! There will also be a basketball knock-out tournament with the winner being crowned knockout champ 2013 and receiving a trophy (The dental school claims they got this on lock). Come out, eat lots of food, play some games, and have a great time! The event starts at 11:30 am and will end around 2 pm or later.
Who: all students
What: HSC Field Day
When: April 23rd 11:30 am-2ish pm
Where: HSC Courtyard (Health Sciences Campus)
Why: so we can enjoy one last stress free day before lockdown mode
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West has recently unveiled the new 5th edition of its Federal Practice Digest. The Digest is a key number ordered list of cases reported in the Supreme Court Reporter, the Federal Reporter, the Federal Supplement, Federal Rules Decisions, the Bankruptcy Reporter, the Federal Claims Reporter, the Military Justice Reporter and the Veterans Appeals Reporter.
The 4th edition of the Digest covered cases up to 2003, with later cases being listed in pocket parts. The 5th edition will list all cases that have been published since 2003, thereby completely replacing the 4th edition's pocket parts.
This new edition is such a large undertaking that it will take West five years to release it all. So far, the library has only received the first 24 volumes (the 4th edition consists of well over 100 volumes). This means that until all volumes are published, researchers will have to consult volumes from either the 4th or 5th editions, depending on the key number they are looking up.
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Professor Abrams and Student Greg Justis Present at 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Annual ConferencePosted April 21st, 2013 by Susan Duncan
Professor Jamie Abrams and Student Gregory Justis both presented papers last weekend at the 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Professor Abrams' paper, "Enforcing Masculinities at the Border," explored how our immigration laws reinforce dominant masculinities at the border by excluding marginalized masculinities and admitting those who comport with dominant masculinity norms, enforcing masculinity norms at its borders. Greg's paper, "Defining “Union”: The Defense of Marriage Act, Tribal Sovereignty and Same-Sex Marriage," explored the potential impact of DOMA and related legislation on a recent trend towards tribal recognition of same-sex unions throughout the United States, as well as the likely impact of legal recognition on state, federal and tribal law. Congratulations to both of you!!