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2015-16 Zuckerman Fellowship

As you may know, the Zuckerman Fellowship at Harvard University supports students in the fields of medicine, law, and business in pursuing an additional public service degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), or Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).

The animating idea behind the fellowship is cross-pollination, and we are looking for a diverse array of individuals with great leadership potential, strong intellectual and academic achievement, and a commitment to public service across sectors.

The Zuckerman Fellowship provides full tuition and health insurance fees for one year, plus a living stipend of $16,000 and a comprehensive co-curricular program—administered through our Center for Public Leadership—which includes weekly dinners, speakers, retreats, and a multiday field visit to another city or region. Students who have received—or are now pursuing—an MBA, JD, MD, or DMD/DDS from accredited U.S. institutions and are now planning to begin a master’s degree program at HGSE, HSPH, or HKS are eligible to apply. Prospective candidates must also be citizens of the United States.
 
To apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, candidates will have to complete two steps:

First, apply to HKS, HSPH, or HGSE: application deadlines in early December.
Second, apply for the fellowship: application deadline in late February. 

To learn more about the Zuckerman Fellowship, click here.

If you—or anyone interested in applying—have any questions about the fellowship, please contact our assistant director for fellowship programs, Jennifer Firneno, at Jennifer_Firneno@harvard.edu or (617) 496-4764.
 

Richardson & Richardson - On Campus Interview signup deadline is September 17th at 5:00 p.m.

Richardson & Richardson, P.S.C. will be interviewing on campus Thursday, September 25th.  They are seeking a second-year student for a part-time law clerk to begin work in October and continue through the academic year.  Position will be ongoing through Summer 2015 and the following academic year.  For more details and how to apply, log into Symplicity, click OCI and Session:  Richardson & Richardson.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 17th at 5:00 p.m. 

Negotiation Competition Participants Sought

Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2014-15 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professor Tony Arnold and Professor Mary Jo Gleason (the co-coaches of the teams) at tony.arnold@louisville.edu and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net.  It is very important that you send an email message to both Professors Arnold and Gleason.    Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotiation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses.  You may attach a resume if you would like, but it's not necessary.  The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Thursday, September 18.  

We will take 2 teams to the regional, which will be either October 31 to November 2 (Friday to Sunday) or November 7 to November 10 (Friday to Monday).  The dates and location for our region have not been set yet.  Please note that the MPRE is November 7 and could possibly conflict with our competition; if you apply to be on the team, you are agreeing to be available then.  The selected participants must be available to travel during either time period (we won't know which one until we know to which region we will be assigned), be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from September 22 to November 7, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1.  If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advanced negotiation skills.  If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3L Jeff Hellman, who competed last year.  Thank you for your interest!

Mark Your Calendar - Courtyard Dedication and First Brandeis Brief Break Ice Cream Social!!

Get ready for the first Brandeis Brief Break of the year.  In addition, we will be dedicating the newly restored courtyard at the same time!

 

Next Wednesday, September 24th, 12:15 pm - 2 pm in the Mosaic Lobby and Courtyard.

 

Comfy Cow Ice Cream will be provided!  Stop by an enjoy the ice cream and courtyard.

International Service Learning Program Fair

Learn about UofL's award-winning ISL Program and YOUR opportunity to serve the global community.

The ISLP offers you a chance to serve abraod and see the world while still completing your courses on schedule.  Visit the information fair to learn more:  September 16, 11-1, Red Barn.

Professor Mark Rothstein seeking Research Assistant

Recent graduate or upper-class law student (2L/3L/4L) is needed for part-time work beginning October 1, 2014.  The work involves research and editorial functions for an international research effort funded by the National Institutes of Health.  The research will focus on the health privacy laws of 25 countries undertaking significant bio-banking and genetics research.  Superior research and writing skills are required.  A scientific background is not necessary.

The research phase will last approximately 6 months; the work for the remainder of 2015 will involve writing and editing materials for publication.  The time commitment would be 8-16 hours per week at $15 hour.  Please email a resume and writing sample to Professor Mark A. Rothstein at:  mark.rothstein@louisville.edu 

From University IT: Integrated Address Books Being Restored

From University IT ...

Good news! IT has begun the process to restore the integrated address books in both Exchange and CardMail. Over the next week you will begin to see your Exchange and CardMail address books re-populate with names from both email systems. When complete the address books will contain the names of all users who have an active university email account, including faculty, staff, students and retirees. Notification will be sent when the process has completed.

Two noticeable changes from the previous integrated address books:

  • For some individuals you will see two entries in the address books. This indicates that person has both an Exchange and CardMail account. When using the address book you should take care to select the appropriate entry.
  • Lync sessions created between CardMail and Exchange accounts will now require use of the complete email address, for example, imuserid@exchange.louisville.edu or imuserid@cardmail.louisville.edu. You will no longer be able to select entries from the address books.

We thank you for your patience while we addressed the various problems encountered with your email service.

Questions: Contact the HelpDesk at 852-7997 or helpdesk@louisville.edu.

Two New Part-time Law Clerk Positions on Symplicity

If you are interested in gaining legal experience at a law firm during the academic year, don't forget to look at opportunities on the Symplicity job database.  Two new part-time law clerk positions are posted.  One of the firms practices employment law and the other one is a personal injury firm.

 

Attention 3L's!!! TODAY is the LBA Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour

Third year students are invited to attend the LBA's Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour TODAY at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 60 Bistro & Martini Bar, 3939 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207. This would be a wonderful networking opportunity for any 3L still in their job search.

Drinks & Appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP to Leah Smith: leah.smith@skofirm.com

TODAY! Last Day to Sign Up 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, September 25, 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, September 26.

Students interested in attending the training on September 25 and/or going on the jail visit on September 26, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than 5:00 TODAY, September 11. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. 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: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit September 25, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by September 11, 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 jina.scinta@louisville.edu.