Student News

How to Start, Research, and Complete Your Legal Writing Requirement

Kurt Metzmeier, Associate Director of the Law Library, will present "How to Start, Research and Complete Your Legal Writing Requirement" as required for graduation and set forth by the Student Handbook.

Read complete information and details here.

ULMobile App Brings the University to Your Smartphone

ULMobile puts UofL at your fingertips. Explore departments, buildings and even campus art. The Card Safety feature provides rapid access to important information and instructions in the event of an emergency. The app also includes a campus directory and maps, a course catalog, athletics news, an event calendar, the complete library catalog and more.

Download ULMobile to your smartphone and start browsing the library's catalog today!

Student Bar Foundation Fundraiser at BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse Highlands

Join the Student Bar Foundation Wednesday, January 28th, for a fundraiser at BoomBozz Pizza and Taphouse, 1448 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204.  Eat at BoomBozz anytime during the day, give them a flyer, and BoomBozz will donate 20% of your order to SBF.  All proceeds go towards fellowships for students pursuing law-related public interest internships.

Attention May 2015 Grads!

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to complete your public service requirement and turn in the necessary paperwork is Monday, March 31, 2015. If you have not signed up for a public service placement or you need to complete your 30-hour requirement, please review the attached "Quick Facts" or make an appointment with Ms. Scinta ASAP.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund -- 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum.

The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice.

Applicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fellowship information and application materials can be found at


Careers in Litigation, Thursday, January 29 - 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 175

The Office of Professional Development and the SBA are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of litigation. We have put together a panel of four practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Scott Wallitsch - '11 - Cooper & Friedman
Daniel Cameron - '11 - Stites & Harbison
Sean Deskins - '07 - Oldfather Law Firm
Stephanie Burke - Jefferson County District Court Judge

Lunch will be provided.

Please Join Us for "From Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island"

Please join us for the first Diversity Program of the Spring 2015 semester, From Brown to the Present: The Road Beyond Michael Brown’s Ferguson and Eric Garner’s Staten Island: A Conversation about ‘What it Means to be ColorBrave,” Tuesday, January 27.

Click here for complete information and details.

Legal Aid Is Hiring Part-Time Law Clerk/Paralegal

Legal Aid is looking for a paralegal/law clerk part-time 20 hours per week. This position will be full-time during the summer. Despite the title, the work will be for a law clerk with the HIV/AIDS project of Legal Aid. The work will begin right away.

Log onto Symplicity for details on how to apply, a job description and salary.

Career Opportunities Workshop - Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 12-1 in LL75

Where should you be practicing after law school?

The Business Law Society and the Office of Professional Development are co-sponsoring an inaugural attorney placement seminar. Many students are unsure about what career paths exist after law school and our goal is to provide our classmates with an opportunity to receive a professional placement assessment. 

Our guest, Ms. Gina Scott, from Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, is a professional recruiter and placement specialist for young and seasoned attorneys. The focus will be on the results of the anonymous assessments and identifying traditional and non-traditional career opportunities available after law school.
The assessment will be anonymous in that all results will be spoken about generally, then each student will have time to talk about their own results with Ms. Scott individually after the general discussion.

The event will be held from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 28 in LL75.
Free lunch will be provided.

How to participate:
Attached is a link to take the Leadership Assessment (CPQ) which will help us identify your leadership style and core strengths. Please note there are NO right or wrong answers and that it is NOT a test. The assessment will take you about twenty minutes to complete and the results will be emailed to Jessica Wilkett once you are finished. For the most accurate results, please complete the entire assessment in one sitting, in a location where you will not be interrupted.
Below is your link to complete. Instructions are included.


Summer Fellowships with Legal Aid, DPA, Metro PD & Spring Break Mediation Training - Feb. 3 Deadline

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Fellowship Application Process. Throughout the spring semester, a variety of summer fellowships for Brandeis students will be advertised. Last year over $67,000 was awarded in fellowships allowing students to work in positions locally, nationally and internationally. 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to review the materials below and continue to monitor the Daily Docket for updates. The first group of fellowships involves a total of 8 summer positions across three employers and 8 spring break positions in mediation training with Just Solutions.

Available Fellowships:
The Application Period is now Open until February 3rd for the following fellowships:
a. IOLTA/BarBri Fellowships (3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Department of Public Advocacy in any of its Kentucky offices)
b. Samuel L. Greenebaum Fellowship (2 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Metro Public Defender)
c. Ellen Ewing Fellowship ( 3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Legal Aid)
d. Edwin H. Perry Fellowship (approx. 8 positions over spring break in a week-long Meditation Training Course offered through Just Solutions, valued at $1000 each)
The summer fellowships may be either part time or full time but students must complete 250 hours by the end of the summer. To learn more about the above fellowships, see the attached document entitled "2015 Fellowship Descriptions".

Application Process:
To apply for any of the above fellowships, students must submit a resume, statement of interest and a completed application. Students may obtain the applications for each of the different fellowships from the Document Library on Symplicity. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Metro Public Defender, and Legal Aid will be on campus in February to interview candidates and select recipients for the fellowships. The winners will be notified in March.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully. Students may apply for all four fellowships, but must submit different application for each of the fellowships.

Therefore, to apply for fellowships, students will need the following to assist them: (1) 2015 Fellowship Descriptions; (2) Fellowship Instructions; and (3) the Application Form for each of the fellowships for which they plan to apply. All of these documents are available to students in the Document Library on Symplicity.
Deadline for Posted Fellowships:
The deadline to apply for the above fellowships is Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at midnight. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta, the Public Service Coordinator, in room 180, or contact her at You may also contact Dean Hajek in room 182 or at

Fellowships Available Later in the Spring:
The application periods for the fellowships below have not yet opened, but we encourage students to watch for announcements in the Daily Docket and on the Symplicity homepage for when they will be made available:
a. Public Service Greenebaum Fellowships available February 2015 (9 positions, $2500 each, students secure any summer legal volunteer position and request funding)
b. Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $5000, student secures summer legal position in real estate/land use)
c. Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $3500, position is with the Kentucky EEC Legal Dept.)