Student News

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Selected Members of the Arbitration Team!

Moot Court Board congratulates Andrew Daley, Dale Hardy, Chris Groeschen, and Kseniya Buck for being selected to the Arbitration Moot Court Team! They were selected last spring and will be traveling to Chicago to compete in January.  

JD's In Action: Advocating for Gender Equality

 The Women's Law Caucus and Professor Abrams are proud to sponsor an event this Friday focusing on gender advocacy and how you can get involved in community outreach. This presentation will include several local organizations in a discussion about volunteer opportunities, unmet legal needs, and ways give back to the community.

The speakers are:  

Shelley Santry, U of L Law Clinic

Paul Troy, Center for Women and Families

Karina Barillas, La Casita

Holly Houston, CEDAW Initiative

The presentation will be held in the Cox Lounge this Friday, October 25, from 10:25-12:05. Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

We hope you will come, enjoy the discussion and discover new ways you can be a fairness advocate within your community!

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, November 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, November 14.

Students interested in attending the training on November 13 and/or going on the jail visit on November 13, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, November 3. Her email is When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at:

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit November 14, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by November 3, as well, so she can add your name to the list.
Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at

Women and Children at the Border: The Humanitarian Crisis - Tuesday, Oct. 28th from Noon to 2:00 - Room 275

The Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows present a discussion of the humanitarian crisis facing our country at our southwestern border. Panelists will discuss the causes of the crisis, medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible remedies available to them, and ways for students to get involved in our community.

Panelists will include:

Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky
Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights
Jonathan Ruckman, Immigration Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center
Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow
Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow

Lunch will be provided by Louisville Vegan Kitchen, founded by Brandeis alum, Courtney Glasker. This program is sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee.

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

TODAY! Mandatory Meetings with the Office of Professional Development – Section 2

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students in Section 2 TODAY from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in Section 2 are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at

Hobby Lobby and Free Fazolis!

Today is the last day to RSVP!!!  Come join the Federalist Society for a discussion regarding the Supreme Court’s Landmark decision in Hobby Lobby in 2013.  The event will be next Wednesday the 22nd at 4:15pm in 275.  You don’t have to be a member of the Federalist Society to participate.  Just bring your ideas and opinions and listen to two very smart people review some of the aspects of that case.  Why do you care about Hobby Lobby?  Why do you want to spend your Wednesday afternoon with us?  Because this case held that closely held for profit companies did not have to provide coverage for contraception to their female employees based on their religious belief that life begins at conception.  No matter which side of this issue you are on, we invite and encourage you to come to the discussion.  Professor Marcosson will be providing a counterpoint to Timothy Carney the Washington based political columnist and author.  To top it all off we'll feed you Fazoli's.  Try to RSVP to by next Tuesday the 21st so that I can insure we have plenty of food to feast on.

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Client Counseling Team!

Congratulations to Linsey Boyd and Steve Daugherty for being selected for the Client Counseling Team!

Professional Responsibility Exam Time Reminder

Students taking the Professional Responsibility course exam on Friday, October 31 have until Tuesday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. to elect to take the exam from 2:30 - 5:30, October 31. Make your election in writing to Dean Nowka, room 213. If you do not submit an election, you will be deemed to elect the 3:00 - 6:00 time for the exam.

Immigration Moot Court Team Participants Sought!

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (