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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.

Federal Tax Externship – 2014 Fall and 2015 Spring

The IRS will accept up to three tax externs for the 2014 fall and 2015 spring semesters.  The application deadline for fall 2014 has passed, but there are still two openings.

Externs work in the local office of the IRS under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and Professor Blackburn.  Externs do research and write memos, and they also attend meetings with taxpayers, and sometimes take the lead in representing IRS in meetings with pro se taxpayers.  Externs meet with IRS audit agents, with legal counsel and CPAs representing taxpayers, are involved in trial preparation and some externs represent the IRS in U.S. Tax Court against pro se taxpayers.   

If you would like more information, please contact Professor Blackburn as soon as possible so the required background check can be completed in time for the fall 2014 semester:  tblackburn@louisville.edu or 502-852-6384.

 

Contracts Giesel and Torts Abrams Room Change

Professor Giesel's Contracts course and Professor Abrams Torts course are switching rooms beginning August 20. Professor Giesel's Contracts course moves to room 175 and Professor Abrams' Torts course moves to room LL 80.

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls!! One Slot Remains at KY. Department of Public Advocacy Shepherdsville Office

There is still a slot open for a 2L or 3L student to work at the Shepherdsville Office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy for public service credit.

The student will be working in an office consisting of approximately 8 attorneys. Duties will include research, drafting motions, filing and correspondence with jail to courthouse overview. The project will begin in August and continue through December. It is anticipated that the project will satisfy the students' 30-hour public service requirement.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary paperwork to sign up for this project.

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.

ATTENTION 2L’s, 3L’S and 4L’s!!! OPD Information Session – How to Get a Government Job

The Office of Professional Development is holding its first OPD Information Session on How to Get a Government Job.

Are you interested in getting a government job and wonder how to do it? Government jobs are some of the highest paying public interest jobs and many agencies even have their own debt forgiveness program.

DATE: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TIME: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Room 175

Attached is a list of resources that would be of interest to 2L's regarding the Department of Justice's Summer Law Intern Program and Volunteer Legal Internships. For 3L's and 4L's, the attachment provides links to apply for entry-level attorney positions with the DOJ. The deadline to apply for both the internships and employment beginning in 2015 is Tuesday, September 2.

Lunch will be provided.

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Attention 2Ls and 3Ls!! One Slot Remains at KY. Department of Public Advocacy Shepherdsville Office

There is still a slot open for a 2L or 3L student to work at the Shepherdsville Office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy for public service credit.

The student will be working in an office consisting of approximately 8 attorneys. Duties will include research, drafting motions, filing and correspondence with jail to courthouse overview. The project will begin in August and continue through December. It is anticipated that the project will satisfy the students' 30-hour public service requirement.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary paperwork to sign up for this project.

Attention 3L’s!!! HUD Legal Honors Program – Robert Kuhnle

Robert Kuhnle from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will at the law school on Thursday, August 21 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. to speak on the 2015-2016 Legal Honors Program. This program is designed for graduating law students and recent graduates completing a judicial clerkship. The Program is a 14-month appointment that begins in August or September.

If you are a third year student and would be interested in attending this program, please e-mail Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to indicate your interest by 3:00 p.m., TODAY, August 19.

Corporate Tax

Corporate Tax is taught this semester on Monday/Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:15.  It will not be offered in spring 2015. It is a vaulable course if you intend to practice transactional law.  Professor Lewis has agreed to teach the course even if enrollment is less than five students.