Student News

TODAY!! Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

If you haven't attended a resume and cover letter workshop, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop TODAY 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL75. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event. 

All students are invited to attend; however, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to Sana Abhari, Aida Almasalkhi, Daniel Reed, and Jessi Sapp for making the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Team!

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

ecurities Moot Court Team Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  

Try-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:

 

               Resume

               Unofficial Law School Transcript

The deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at sdthom@louisville.edu


Windows 8.0 Users - Issue with Exam4

There is not a direct problem with Windows 8.0 and Exam 4 however Microsoft is now apparently pushing the update to 8.1.  This push comes in the form of a popup taking over your screen prompting you to install the Windows 8.1 update. The maximum amount of time to delay this install is 4 hours, after that the window will come back again and again until you eventually cannot delay it further and the install will start. Both the nag window to update and the actual install can occur while you are in Exam4 taking an exam and that will cause Exam4 to lock up.

If you have Windows 8.0 and have been avoiding updating to 8.1 please go ahead and update at your earliest convenience so this does not happen during finals as it will lock up Exam4 and make your laptop unusable for taking exams.

Following your upgrade to Windows 8.1, be sure to download, install and test the Windows 8.1 version of Exam4. 

Dinner & A Movie

The LBA will be hosting Dinner & A Movie at the Kentucky Science Center on Thursday, November 6. The legal community is invited for food and drinks from 5-6:30 p.m. and will then receive preferred seating for a screening of the classic film, “Inherit the Wind,” which is based on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial.”

This could be a great opportunity for networking in a casual, fun atmosphere. Tickets are $20, but for law students we’re offering a discounted ticket of $15. This includes a buffet, complimentary beverage and movie candy to enjoy before or during the film. 

For more information or to register, go to https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=810 – or you may contact Jenny Bencomo at jbencomo@loubar.org or (502) 583-5314.

O'Bryan Brown & Toner participating in Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews

O'Bryan Brown & Toner will be interviewing second-year students interested in working as a Summer 2015 Law Clerk.  To apply, log into Symplicity, select the "OCI" tab and select "O'Bryan Brown & Toner Fall 2014 OCI." 

Mac Users - Problems with Yosemite

Some users who have upgraded to Mac OS X 10, Yosemite, have experienced network and printing issues on campus. This may be related to performing an update instead of a clean install. If you have experienced these issues or are considering updating to Yosemite please follow the instructions here, for a clean install of Yosemite. Once you have performed a clean install you will need to bring your laptop to Law IT in order to have the printers reinstalled.

New operating systems often have issues, especially in an enterprise environment (business/university) as opposed to home usage.  If you have moved to Yosemite please let me know at christie.ballenger@louisville.edu, even if you have not experienced problems on campus, so that I may better help those who are having issues.

Please note that if you do update you will need to download the Yosemite specific version of Exam4 and are strongly encouraged to take another practice exam to ensure Exam4 will work properly during your finals.

National Institute of Trial Advocacy Fact Investigation Program - February 6, 2015

Interested in testing your acting skills while learning fact investigation techniques at the same time? If so, this opportunity may be perfect for you!

Frost Brown Todd is hosting a NITA Fact Investigation program for their first year associates on Friday, February 6th and is seeking volunteers to participate in this experience.  First year associates from all of Frost Brown Todd's offices will travel to Louisville for this training that will be taught by some of FBT's knowledgeable attorneys.

There will be a little pre-work to read the script so you are familiar with the case and are able to answer most questions you may be asked by the attorney. This is a great learning experience.  Even though you will be playing the role of a witness; you will also be able to hear the feedback of the seasoned attorney who will critique the associate.

If you are willing to serve as a witness for this program, please contact Sonya Yadon, Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager at syadon@fbtlaw.com

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

TODAY!! Legal Aid Will be at the Law School

TODAY from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Neva-Marie Polley, Managing Attorney for Volunteer Services and Community Engagement at Legal Aid will be in Mosaic Lobby to talk to students about opportunities at Legal Aid.  If you would like more information about the 1L week-long projects, the Legal Aid veterans project, or clinics, please feel free to stop by to speak with her.