Staff News

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!

More Summer Opportunities

USA Track & Field, in Indianapolis, has a variety of interesting volunteer summer internships.  Deadline: March 15.

 

FCBA (The Federal Communication Bar Association Foundation) awards $5000 summer stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other government agencies or entities with a connection to the communications industry (for example: broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless and information technology.)  Deadline: March 7.

 

Come by and get more information and applications in my office (#182.)

Summer Patent Law Job Fair

Each summer, Loyola University of Chicago sponsors a Patent Law Job Fair.  Registration to participate opens February 20 and closes on March 14.  Here are a few particulars.  More information is available in my office...#182.

Student Eligibility to Participate:
Please note that ONLY law students returning to law school in the Fall of 2008 may participate in this program. Students beginning school in the fall of 2008, students graduating this year, or alumni are NOT eligible. This program is for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions for 2009. The only exception is for a law graduate studying for an LL.M. in Intellectual Property.

WHEN & WHERE INTERVIEWS TAKE PLACE:
Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare (five minutes from Chicago O'Hare Airport)
6155 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Thursday, July 31, 2008 and Friday, August 1, 2008. You may have interviews on either or both days. Evening cocktail reception: Thursday, July 31st from 5:30-7:00

Patent Bar Exam Requirement
Virtually all employers want students who have taken or plan to take the patent bar exam (please note that not all computer science majors will qualify). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office annually publishes requirements for taking the patent bar exam. To learn more go to www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/oed/examregist.htm.

Classes and Offices Delayed Again, Wednesday, Feb. 13

Classes and offices at the University of Louisville are on a delayed schedule starting at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008.

For the School of Law, the following schedule will be in effect:

9:00 classes begin at 10 and end at 10:40

10:25 classes begin at 10:50 and end at the usual time

Afternoon classes remain the same. If evening classes are canceled, this pertains only to classes that meet at 5 p.m. or later.

Louisville Law Negotiation Team Wins the Nationals Competition!

Congratulations to our Negotiations Team, which won the national competition held February 8-9 in Los Angeles, Calif. The team has been invited to attend the international competition in London, England, in July as the United States representative. This is the negotiation team's best result in school history.

The ABA Law Student Division's Negotiation Team Competition is designed to promote greater interest among law students in legal negotiation and provides a means for them to practice and improve their negotiating skills. The competition simulates legal negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, negotiate a series of legal problems.

The students who represented the law school at this competition are Scott Powell and David Scott, both 3Ls. Michelle Grant Rudovich and Mary Jo Gleason are the co-coaches.

David Scott (left) Scott Powell (right

Classes and Offices Delayed Tuesday, Feb. 12

Classes and offices at the University of Louisville are on a delayed schedule starting at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 12, 2008.

For the School of Law, the following schedule will be in effect:

9:00 classes begin at 10 and end at 10:40

10:25 classes begin at 10:50 and end at the usual time

Afternoon classes remain the same. If evening classes are canceled, this pertains only to classes that meet at 5 p.m. or later.