Student News

Summer Public Service Project with KASAP Available!

The Public Service Program has been notifed that the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs ("KASAP") is in need of four to five students to help with a project over the summer. 

KASAP is embarking on a big project to update many of their materials. One project is a compendium of sexual assault laws (civil, criminal and administrative) that was last updated in 2008. They would like to engage students to update the guide, broken into chapters. This project would be an ideal project for students who want to have a lasting impact on the field of sexual assault in Kentucky, and can do so from their own computer.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at to obtain the ncessary forms to get public service credit.  Students will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Student Lockers Must Be Emptied by May 12

Lockers for Academic Year 2013-14 must be emptied by May 12.  After May 12, locker contents will be emptied and will be deemed property of the Law School.

Please return your locks to Maggie Bratcher, Room 208, from 10am – 2pm.  Questions?  Contact Maggie Bratcher.

SBA Graduation Party - May 7

Looking for something to perk you up in the midst of the "study blues?" Start looking forward to the SBA Graduation Party!

All students are invited to attend the 2014 Graduation Party held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Appetizers and drinks will be provided, but you are expected to bring your own party pants!!

Who: ALL law students and their guests
What: 2014 Graduation Party
When: Wednesday, May 7 8:00pm-12:00am
Where: Molly Malone's, Highlands (Baxter Avenue)
Why: To celebrate our graduates and the end of another successful year of law school!

Admission is free for 3Ls and their guests, $5 each for event pass holders and their guests, and $10 each for non-event pass holders and their guests.

Day at the Diamond - May 6, 6:35pm

3Ls! On May 6th, the SBA will be sponsoring a "Day at the Diamond!" The Louisville Bats play Norfolk at 6:35pm and all 3Ls are invited to attend the game, free of charge. Guests will be $5. We have reserved a block of Club seats (that are in the shade) and we will have access to the Jack Daniels Bar & Lounge. Please sign up using the following Google Form by FRIDAY, APRIL 18th AT NOON!! After this time, we will open the sign up sheet to the 1L and 2L classes to fill the remaining reserved seats, so make sure you sign up quickly! If you plan to bring a guest, please drop $5 off at the SBA Bookstore by Tuesday, April 22nd. Hope to see everyone there!!

3Ls only until April 18th at noon, please!

Graduate Day at the Downs

The SBA will be hosting an on-campus brunch at 10am on Thursday May 8th, for graduating 3Ls and a guest. Racing begins at Churchill Downs at 12:45pm. There is no charge for either event. Complementary tickets for Day at the Downs may be reserved here:

Sublet your Room for the Summer?

If any student is interested in subletting their apartment during the summer months, please contact Debra Reh in the Office of Professional Development at

Get Involved - Open SBA Positions

Get Involved - Open SBA Positions (Submitted by Student Bar Association)

Posted April 24th, 2014 by Patrick Walsh

The Student Bar Association has two positions available for appointment and is looking for students who are eager to get involved within the law school community. The open positions are:


  • Student Government Association Senator: represents the interests of the Student Bar Association and keeps the Student Bar Association informed of all pertinent actions taken by the Student Government Association. One of the SGA Senators must serve on the SGA budget committee. Required to attend SGA committee and Senate meetings on throughout the year.


  • Technology Chair: responsible for all aspects of technology within the SBA.  The Technology Chair shall manage the SBA website and coordinate postings in the daily Student Organizations email. The Technology Chair is responsible for all SBA social media accounts.


Both positions are voting members of the SBA Assembly. If you wish to apply for a position, please email with a brief explanation of why you would be an excellent SBA officer, along with a copy of your resume WITHOUT GPA or CLASS RANK. Submissions will be accepted up until noon of Friday, May 2nd. 

Spring 2015 Real Estate Class To Be Added

Due to student demand, Professor Arnold will teach a Spring 2015 section of Real Estate Transactions (3 credits; meets Skills requirement) and a section of Title Reports and Insurance (1 credit; limited to students enrolled in Real Estate Transaction), instead of teaching Environmental Law.  In addition, the enrollment capacity of Land Use and Planning Law in Spring 2015 will be expanded, to accommodate students who might be interested in the real property or environmental regulation aspects of the Land Use course.  Professor Arnold will continue to teach the Fall 2014 section of Real Estate Transactions and Title Reports and Insurance.  Environmental Law will be offered next in Fall 2015.  The Water Resources Law & Policy Seminar will be offered in Summer 2015.

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.

These internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court.

Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at


Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position. The fellow must be someone currently or previously teaching in the program.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.