Howdy is a 9 year old Labradoodle, rescued at the age of 4 months out of Tennessee. He is a handsome and really sweet guy who loves everybody, human or canine. Howdy came late to the Therapy Dog world, gaining his certification in Fall, 2011. But he's jumped in with all four feet and is involved with children's reading programs, Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Psychiatric, senior adult rehabilitation programs, and regularly visits citizens at area Senior Citizen Residences. He's also participated in parades and special events as a representative of Pawsibilities Unleashed. Howdy has earned certification as an AKC Therapy Dog and currently has more than 150 hours of service.
Meet Howdy at Paws for the Law on Thursday, November 21st.
The Humane Studies Fellowship (http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowship-legal-sch-ssrn) from the Institute for Humane Studies provides annual scholarships of up to $15,000 toward your academic pursuits in legal studies. It is open to current full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.
Unlike other scholarships, an HSF also provides individual advising and an extensive support network to help ensure academic success both before and after you receive your degree.
For more information and to apply online please explore the HSF website at: http://www.theihs.org/humane-studies-fellowship-legal-sch-ssrn
The law school IT Department received notice late Tuesday night, Nov. 12, from Extegrity that it now had a version of Exam4 for Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) available for testing and release. IT staff downloaded and tested this version of Exam4 Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Extegrity has now made it available on its Web site.
Gayle Johnson, 3L and Law Library Student Worker
New books have arrived just in time for the holidays, including titles by Bill Bryson, Elizabeth Gilbert, James Patterson, Amy Tan and more.
The Washer Lounge contains a mini-library of recreational books funded by the late Judge Ben Washer. It's located at the east end of the building in the Professional Development wing. The books are available exclusively to students, staff, and faculty and are checked out on the honor system--just fill out the card in the back of the book and leave it in the box on the shelves.
Are you interested in Intellectual Property Law? The Intellectual Property Moot Court Team is now seeking interested students who wish to participate in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition in late March.
The 2014 Regional Competition will take place March 21-23, 2014 in Chicago, with the advancing two teams from their respective regions advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. April 23-25, 2014.
Interested students should contact Andrew Marvin at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of their resume and statement of interest. Additional information and more specific instructions will be provided to those students.
The selection of a team will be completed by the end of the semester so please send a resume and statement of interest no later than Sunday, November 17th.
Attention 2Ls and 3Ls: The Criminal Law Moot Court Team is currently seeking applicants to participate in the 2014 competition in Buffalo, New York!
The competition: (March 28-29) The competition consists of a written brief as well as an oral argument. Where: Buffalo, NY When: March 28-29, 2014 Who: We will send a two-member team. Your coaches are two experienced attorneys who are very excited to work with you. Cost: FREE! You will receive free travel and accommodations for this trip.
Try outs: (November 19&21) Where: UofL Brandeis School of Law When: November 19th at 1:00-3:00 PM and November 21st at 5:00PM until all candidates have presented their oral argument.
Further information will be available to candidates upon application.
Application: (Deadline: November 16)
Prior to trying out, interested candidates are expected to prepare an oral argument using the prompt from last year's competition. To apply, please send your resume and a writing sample that demonstrates your legal writing skills to email@example.com.
After this Friday, November 15, the SBA Bookstore will be closed until next semester. If you would like to purchase some early Holiday gifts (t-shirts) or load up on K-cups, do so this week. If you forget and need to make a purchase, contact Dani Smith (TDani.Smith@gmail.com) and she will try to coordinate a time when you can make a purchase. Your SBA wishes you the best of luck on finals!
Anyone interested in serving as the SBA Historian, please contact
Christy Ferko at Christy.Ferko@gmail.com by Noon on Friday 11/15/13.
For the 2013-2014 school year this position is non-elected and
non-voting, and will be filled by Appointment by the SBA President. This position would be responsible for recordkeeping of policies, procedures, and select committee minutes.
The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 175.
Nedra Young and Katherine Bartlett from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program will be speaking to our students about how they can sign up to be trained to assist low income individuals with their tax returns during the upcoming tax season. Once students are trained they can then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city.
We will also have a speaker who will discuss Teen Court. Teen Court is a legal and formal extension of Jefferson District/Juvenile Court. At each Teen Court session, a trial is held for a juvenile who has committed a misdemeanor. The jury determines the appropriate punishment for the juvenile after hearing from the prosecution and defense, including the juvenile. Law students meet with teens acting as prosecutors, defense attorneys or jurors to provide insight, help develop strategy, assist with development of direct and cross examination, or just answer questions.
These are great opportunities for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.
Pizza will be provided. See you there!
Legal Aid will host a divorce clinic on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Legal Aid Society. Attendees at the clinic are community members who need assistance in completing the forms necessary to file a pro se divorce in Jefferson Family Courts. Students are invited to participate by volunteering to staff the clinic and assist clients as questions arise during the completion of the forms. A training session will be held for interested volunteers (both attorneys and law students) on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Legal Aid Society. This is not a required training, but may be helpful for students who have not volunteered at a clinic in the past or are not familiar with domestic relations matters. Four students are needed.
Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up for this project.