Student News

Diversity Table Talk

On Thursday, March 12, from 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Cox Lounge, join us for a diversity program where students will have the opportunity to speak with panelists about various topics of interest.

Students will move from table to table and listen to diverse attorneys share their stories and discuss career topics and workplace issues relevant to minority students, women, LGBTQ students, and non-traditional students.

Panelists will include:

Junis Baldon - Frost Brown Todd
Khalid Kahloon - Kahloon Pasic & Lewis
Nicole Kersting - Durrett & Kersting

Lunch will be provided by Sol Aztecas Mexican Grill and Cantina.

Co-sponsored by BLSA, Lambda, MLSA and the Office of Professional Development


Property Careers Panel - Tues., March 10 - 4:15-5:45 -- Room 275

What is it like to practice property law? What are some of the areas in which property law is practiced? What courses should students take to be prepared for these areas?

This session introduces law students to some of the particularly interesting areas in which property law is applied and provides information about courses to take and offerings available in 2015-2016.

Perspectives from three notable property experts will give insight and guidance about what it is like to practice in certain areas and how to best position oneself for practice in this area. Bios of the panelists are attached.

Panelists will include:

Prof. Tony Arnold - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Fred Joseph - Stites & Harbison, Of Counsel
Stephen Tullis Porter - Attorney at Law, Steve Porter Realtors

First-year students are required to attend, but this is open to all students.
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Professional Development

TODAY!! Bidding Ends at 12:00 Noon for BARBRI Fellowship Silent Auction

BARBRI is once again hosting a silent auction for two $750 gift certificates toward the bar review course. Bidding ends TODAY at 12:00 noon. The bid sheets are 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.

Proceeds 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 in Frankfort Available

Judges Wingate and Shepherd with the Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort are hiring for unpaid summer internships. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 12. Go to the Job Posting section on Symplicity to learn more. These positions are eligible for funding through the Greenebaum Public Service Fellowships. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

May 2015 Grads!!! How Many Public Service Hours Did You Perform?

The Public Service Program will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating law student who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project. This award is a very distinguished wall plaque and is awarded each year at the Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015.

If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in any outstanding timesheets to be recorded is TOMORROW, MARCH 5, 2015! This deadline is only for third year students who may be in the running of this award. The public service deadline for all third year students is MONDAY, MARCH 30.

If you have already completed your project and turned in your timesheet, please see Jina in Room 180 to see if you could be in the running for this award.



Oral Advocacy Presentation (Mandatory for many 1L's!)

Oral Advocacy Presentation (Mandatory for many 1L's!)

Attorney Beth Breetz is presenting on Monday, March 9, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 275. She will be speaking on oral advocacy for the benefit of all participating in First Year Oral Arguments. 

Ms. Breetz graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Appellate Advocacy Group at Stites & Harbison, and has had experience clerking for Kentucky Supreme Court Justices Leibson and King. 

Ms. Breetz most recently was named the chair of the Appellate Rules Subcommittee of the Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee.

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

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 (  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 in order to receive the problem and candidacy form, and if you any other questions.

Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction

Join the Student Bar Foundation for an evening of fundraising and networking at the 18th Annual Charity Auction, this Thursday, March 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Molly Malone's St. Matthews.  All proceeds from the auction will go towards student fellowships in law-related public interest work.

Due to the weather, SBF will also be hosting online bidding through the Auction event page on Facebook at  Pictures of auction items will be posted and individuals may bid in $5 increments by commenting on the pictures.  Bidding will open at 9:00 a.m. and will continue through until 8:00 p.m.  Facebook bids will be updated periodically throughout the Molly Malone's event.  Individuals may also bid by contacting Emily DeVuono at  A list of the auction items is attached.

Thank you for supporting SBF! 

REMINDER - Moot Court Board and Journals Advising Program -Wed., March 4 at NOON

REMINDER - Wednesday, March 3  at noon in Rm.275

Moot Court Board and Journals Advising Program


Lunch Provided


If you have questions, please contact Dean DiSanza.