Staff News

Intellectual Property Job Fairs -- Application Deadlines are Fast Approaching

THIS SUMMER, IN CHICAGO AND ATLANTA, Louisville Law students have the opportunity to participate in IP job fairs.  Your Registration Forms and Checks must be given to Jerie or Debra in the Career Services Office according to the following calendar:

Monday, March 17: Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair in Atlanta (7/29) $25.

Tuesday, March 25: Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent law Interview Program (7/31 & 8/1) $35.

REGISTRATION FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOTH EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE STUDENT MAILROOM OR FROM JERIE OR DEBRA.

LBA Student Membership Applications Are Still Available Here in the Law School!

Even if you didn't join during the recent Louisville Bar Association's Student Membership Drive, there is still time. Please remember all of the great benefits associated with this membership:

As a student member, you have the opportunity to attend any CLEs of your choice absolutely free of charge. (Attorneys pay upwards of $100.00-$300.00 for these seminars and you can attend for free.)

Membership includes a 2007-2008 Pictorial Roster with information about every attorney who is a member of the Louisville Bar. In addition, student members will be listed in the publication as well.

Membership includes a year long subscription to the Bar Briefs, the monthly publication of the Louisville Bar Association.

Becoming a Law Student Member of the Louisville Bar Association will serve as an invaluable networking opportunity. You will be able to interact with some of Louisville's best Attorneys up close and personal!

Membership is only $15.00 which is amazing! This price was intentionally set in order to make this membership more affordable to law students.

Applications are still available and may be picked up in Jerie Torbeck's office or in the Student Mailroom.

To save a stamp and the hassles of mailing you may leave your completed application and payment in Dean Torbecks office and they will be personally delivered to the LBA.

Students may also apply online at
www.loubar.org

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact your Louisville Bar Association Representative Ja Nae Martin at jdmart06@louisville.edu.

Great Swag at the SBF Auction!

The Student Bar Foundation's Silent Auction will be held at the Louisville Bar Association on March 6, 2008. The organization has gathered numerous great items to auction off that night, including gift certificates to fine restaurants and to galleries around town.

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association.  Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for student fellowships for law-related public service work with a focus on: delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent; Law-related public education; and/or improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.

The organization provides public service grants to students seeking to serve the community. 

Join us at the auction to bid on fabulous items and to support the SBF's mission. 

To review the current list of auction items, please visit the SBF's auction page.

Immigration Law Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief Award

Congratulations to the Immigration Law Moot Court Team: Claire Parsons and Brent Assef. The team won the Best Brief Award and were Finalists in the competition, after competition rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.The Third Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition took place on February 21-24, 2008. Thirteen teams from around the country were a part of the competition in New York City.

Opportunities in Solo/Small Firms

Still trying to figure out what to do this summer?  Attend this lunch 'n learn on Thursday, March 6, over the noon hour in room #175.  Tim Napier, chair of this LBA section, will talk about the advantages of working in a small firm (or as a solo practitioner after graduation.)  Also, you'll learn all about the upcoming job fair on Tuesday, March 18th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the LBA.  Mark your calendar now for both events!

Mr. Napier and his LBA section will provide the pizza for the Lunch 'n Learn.

Spring 2008 University-wide Career Fair -- All majors welcome, all kinds of employers participating

This Thursday, February 28th, 11:00 - 3:00 pm in the Brown and Williamson Club @ Papa Johns Stadium.

 

Employers representing over 60 companies/organizations are registered to attend the upcoming University-wide Career Fair to recruit current UofL students, 2008 Graduates and alumni for jobs ranging from part-time opportunities to co-op/internship positions and full-time, professional jobs.

 

Juniors, Seniors and graduate students looking for internship, co-op and/or permanent professional opportunities should come dressed to interview with resumes in hand.

 

For more information, please contact the UofL Career Development Center at 502-852-6701.

Bad Weather: Law School Closed Today, 2/21

Classes are canceled and offices are closed for February 21 beginning at 10 a.m. due to an approaching ice storm. See www.louisville.edu for details.

More Moot Court Success!

Congratulations to Ashley Duncan and Brittany Drucker who received Best Brief for Appellant at the 2008 National Animal Advocacy Competitions, held at Harvard on February 15-17, 2008. Duncan and Drucker's brief made a facial challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and an as-applied challenge, arguing that defendant's actions were protected by the first amendment and not within the scope of the Act.

Professor Jennifer Hall acted as the team's advisor.

For more information about the competition, please visit the National Center for Animal Law's website.

To read the winning brief, please click here.

Brandeis Writing Award

The purpose of the Brandeis Writing Award is to promote Justice Brandeis' use of inter-disciplinary materials by recognizing high quality interdisciplinary writing among students at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.

The $100 award will be announced at the Senior Awards program, Friday, May 9, and be awarded to the senior who has produced the best interdisciplinary writing. This includes, but is not limited to, papers, law review articles (including notes and comments), briefs, and papers written specifically for this competition. No more than one prize shall be given each year. If it is necessary to give more than one award, because of collaboration or a tie, the prize shall be divided equally between or among the winners. If no work is worthy of the award, then no award shall be given.

Nomination is permitted by students, faculty, and others.

The deadline for submission of work is Tuesday, March 18. Please submit it to Rita Siegwald in Room 204.

Interested in Atlanta or elsewhere in the Southeast?

The Spring Southeast Legal Hiring Conference job fair packets are on the table right in front of the Career Services Offices.  Tonight is the "drop dead" deadline for turning your resumes in!  Do it now:

Pick up the packet today; 

Select the places to which you'd like to apply;

And turn your resumes and your selection sheet in to room #182.  We'll take it from there.

Remember what the ads for the lottery tell us.  You have to pay, to play.  And somebody's gonna win; might as well be you.  So, if you want to live in the Southeast, give this a try!