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CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams.

Free copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk. You may also view the lessons online. The student authorization code and instructions are available at the library's website. You must register with your "@louisville.edu" email address.

Self-Service Scanner in Law Library

Two self-service scanners are now available in the Law Library's Reading Room. Each provides an affordable alternative to the photocopiers. 

If you have a mobile device, CamScanner is a useful app for scanning and managing documents as well as the library's scanner.

Fall 2014 OCI Session 1 and 2 application period open through Sunday, July 27, 2014 until midnight

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. 

SESSION 1

Student bidding:          July 18-July 27
Employer selections:    July 28-August 1
Interviewing dates:     August 7-August 22

The application period for Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI employers is now open and ends on Sunday, July 27th at midnight.  If you plan to participate, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI tab and select Session 1 or 2.  Scroll down until you see a list of employers, then "Review".  Employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.

The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore & Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Stites & Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.  

Contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu, Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or Ms. Scinta atjina.scinta@louisville.edu if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials.

Don’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted.

Research Assistant Sought

The Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility is seeking a research assistant to work 20 hours per week in Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016, as well as 40 hours per week in Summer 2015.  The research assistant will work with Professor Tony Arnold, Professor Daniel DeCaro, and research assistant Alexandra Chase (third-year law student) on projects concerning watershed governance, public participation in environmental and natural-resource governance, the environmental regulation of land use, property law, watershed conservation, urban ecosystem conservation, adaptive governance and law, the psychology of public participation, and similar topics.  The Center currently has two active grants and will be seeking additional grants.  Current research assistants are or will be co-authors on forthcoming publications.  Candidates will be selected on the following criteria:

  1. submission of a resume and cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold, tony.arnold@louisville.edu, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014;
  2. strong research and writing skills;
  3. strong interest in the environment, land use, and water;
  4. strong teamwork skills;
  5. the capacity to work independently to achieve identified goals and outcomes;
  6. both creative thinking skills and rigorous analytical skills;
  7. strong interpersonal skills; 
  8. enrollment in the dual-degree program in law and urban planning OR experience in social-science or policy-science research OR experience in the ecological sciences OR experience in natural resource management or urban planning (non-law graduate students may apply but will be hired and paid based on the Law School hourly rate in the form of financial aid);
  9. commitment to work at the Center from August 2014 to May 2016; and
  10. the results of an interview with Center researchers.

The interviews will be the week of August 11, and the research assistant will begin August 18.  To apply, send both a resume and a cover letter to Professor Tony Arnold at tony.arnold@louisville.edu, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website www.peggybrowningfund.org.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.

Fall 2014 OCI Session 1 and 2 application period open through Sunday, July 27, 2014 until midnight

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. 

SESSION 1

Student bidding:          July 18-July 27
Employer selections:    July 28-August 1
Interviewing dates:     August 7-August 22

The application period for Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI employers is now open and ends on Sunday, July 27th at midnight.  If you plan to participate, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI tab and select Session 1 or 2.  Scroll down until you see a list of employers, then "Review".  Employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.

The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore & Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Stites & Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.  

Contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu, Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or Ms. Scinta atjina.scinta@louisville.edu if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials.

Don’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website  www.peggybrowningfund.org.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.

 

Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI application period now open through Sunday, July 27th at midnight

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. 

SESSION 1

Student bidding:          July 18-July 27
Employer selections:   July 28-August 1
Interviewing dates:      August 7-August 22

The application period for Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI employers is now open and ends on Sunday, July 27th at midnight.  If you plan to participate, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI tab and select Session 1 or 2.  Scroll down until you see a list of employers, then "Review".  Employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.

The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore & Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Stites & Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.  

Contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu, Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials.

Don’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD. 

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website at www.peggybrowningfund.org

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, August 18th.

Funds for airfare are disbursed on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, we encourage students to register early.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.

 

Professor Trucios-Haynes Appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes has been appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville. According to the institute’s mission statement, it advances the work, study and practice of peacebuilding, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service and research.

“I am committed to the values of the MAI [Muhammad Ali Institute] relating to the promotion of peace and social justice. The MAI focuses on initiatives that support human dignity, foster responsible citizenship, further peace and justice and address the impact of violence in local, state, national and international arenas,” said Professor Trucios-Haynes, who, in addition to her new director’s role, also serves on the Metro Louisville Ethics Commission, as Vice Chair of the board of the ACLU of Kentucky and on its Executive and Litigation Review Committees, and directs an Immigration Externship at the Brandeis School of Law.  “My longstanding work around the social justice issues in immigration law and policy, as well as international human rights law is clearly related to the mission of the [institute]. The opportunity for collaboration with the Ali Institute is particularly exciting.”

One attractive aspect regarding her work for the Ali Institute, said Professor Trucios-Haynes, is gaining the ability to witness and assist the work of Ali Scholars, whom she called “future leaders in their communities.” In the Ali Scholars Program, the students, among their other duties, are expected to select an expert area related to peace or social justice on which to focus, conduct research on a topic related to his or her expert area, and, finally, design and implement a local, national or international project related to his or her expert area. Part of the program also includes a biannual international trip that helps provide the scholars a global perspective on the lessons learned and matters emphasized during the program; this year, nine UofL students in the Ali Scholars Program visited Rwanda, a country only two decades removed from the genocide that occurred within its borders.

With so many great features, staff, and students already, what’s potentially next for the Ali Institute under the direction of Professor Trucios-Haynes?

“I hope to expand the presence of the MAI in the university and local community by focusing on local, national and international impact of violence affecting teens,” she said. “I plan to reinvigorate the faculty resource group to work on research projects related to the impact of violence on teens in our local community. At the national level, I hope the MAI can investigate the issues relating to the violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that has led to the humanitarian crisis of the large scale migration of unaccompanied children and families to the United States.”