Student News

Arbitration Moot Court Team Try Outs

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition?  The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one.  The regional will be held in November.  The finals will be held January.  More information is available at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_student/events_competitions/practi....

 

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the form and submit it, a statement of interest, your unofficial law school transcript, and a copy of your resume to Professor Levinson (a.levinson@louisville.edu).  You may also leave them in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door.  Interviews will be held on Saturday, March 21st, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  All materials are due on March 20th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 21st, or on March 27th at 10:00am if you wish to interview on March 28th. .  During your interview, you will be asked to give an opening statement (no longer than 10  minutes) on behalf of Banner Trucking from the case file of last year’s competition.

 

Please email Andrew Lakin at arlaki01@louisville.edu in order to receive the problem and candidacy form, and if you any other questions.

***** PADFOLIOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE *****

Padfolios are now available in the Law Resource Center (Room 272).  The cost is $35.

U.S. Air Force 2015 Summer Paid Law Clerk Internship - Deadline - March 5, 2015

The U.S. Air Force JAG plans to hire between 10-25 interns for PAID work at Air Force installations throughout the U.S.  This opportunity is open to first- and second-year students.  Applications will be accepted only through March 5, 2015.

Please apply through www.USAJobs.gov  The internship announcement is available at:  www.Facebook.com/USAFJAG

A flyer is attached.

 

Kightlinger & Gray - New Albany, IN seeking 2L Summer Associate for 2015

If you are interested in applying for a Summer Associate position with Kightlinger & Gray and are a qualified second-year student, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI session "Kightlinger & Gray".  Please apply ASAP as the firm wants to hire quickly.  The deadline to apply is March 13th.

Jefferson County Attorney's Office Hiring Law Clerks

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is hiring law clerks to work part-time during the academic year and full-time during the summer.  If you are interested in applying, please log into the Symplicity job database.  The deadline to apply is March 31st.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division - Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/03/15)
•Administrative Office of the United States Courts - Summer 2015 Volunteer Legal Intern Program Judicial Branch (Unpaid, Deadline 03/13/15)
•Department of Commerce - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe - U.S. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•House of Representatives - Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)

State and Local Government

•South Carolina Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/08/15)
•Connecticut Office of Attorney General - Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Maine Attorney General - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Connecticut Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Division of Criminal Justice Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)
•Wisconsin Judicial Court System - Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division - Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/03/15)
•Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/06/15)
•Administrative Office of the United States Courts - Summer 2015 Volunteer Legal Intern Program Judicial Branch (Unpaid, Deadline 03/13/15)
•Department of Commerce - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Department of Commerce - International Trade Administration, Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement Compliance, International Trade Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe - U.S. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•House of Representatives - Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Office of the U.S. Trade Representative - Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)

State and Local Government

•South Carolina Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/08/15)
•Connecticut Office of Attorney General - Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Maine Attorney General - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/15)
•Connecticut Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Division of Criminal Justice Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)
•Wisconsin Judicial Court System - Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)

Janet Lewis, 3L student, wins LBA's Legal Opportunity Scholarship

Janet Lewis, a third-year student at the Brandeis School of Law, was named the winner of this year’s Legal Opportunity Scholarship, presented by the Louisville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee.

The $1,000 award was announced during last week’s reception at the LBA, which also honored civil rights advocates Raoul Cunningham and Georgia Davis Powers, as well as the Central High School Law & Government essay contest winners.

The Louisville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee’s Legal Opportunity Scholarships were created to support the education of students who have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession. According to the committee, recipients of these scholarships have demonstrated by their academic performance and community service that they are on track to becoming outstanding lawyers.

Before entering law school, Lewis earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  She has also studied American Sign Language.

She was one of four children being raised by a single mother working as a home health aide.  After completing her first year of law school, her financial situation forced her to leave school to work in the corporate home finance department of JP Morgan Chase while she cleared her credit, paid off debts and reapplied for student loans.

She eventually returned to school to pursue her goal of earning a law degree despite continuing financial challenges.

Last summer, Lewis worked as a legal intern with the Ohio Hispanic Coalition, helping immigrants, refugees and undocumented persons understand their rights. Lewis also demonstrated a commitment to public service through her work with the United Way of Ohio’s job readiness and employment affiliate, Columbus Works.

She has assisted homeless, high school dropout, incarcerated and recidivistic populations consisting mostly of people related to the African diaspora.

Lewis has been a member of the Black Law Students Association and president of the International Law Society.  She has also been a fellow in the LBA/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship.

She is pictured on the left with LBA President Angela Edwards.

Bids Being Accepted for BARBRI Fellowship Silent Auction

BARBRI is once again hosting a silent auction for two $750 gift certificates toward the bar review course. Bidding will start at $375 for each certificate.  Bidding will end at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 3. The bid sheets will be located on the bulletin board outside Dean Hajek's Office in the Office of Professional Development Suite. Payment will be due two weeks after bidding closes.

The certificates can only be applied to a BARBRI account that has a balance due and cannot be used for the deposit placed on an account.

All money raised from the silent auction will provide a student with the BARBRI Fellowship to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer.

 

March 7 Deadline to Sign up for Central High School Partnership

If you are interested in participating in the Central High School Law Magnet Program in 2015-2016, the deadline to submit your resume and personal statement to Ms. Scinta is March 7.

Judicial Summer Internships Available!

Judges Wingate and Shepherd with the Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort are now accepting resumes and writing samples for summer internships. If you have been thinking of a judicial summer internship, please send your resume and writing sample to Jina Scinta jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Thursday, March 12.