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 distinquished wall plaque and is awarded each year at the Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 13, 2014.
If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in any outstanding timesheets to be recorded is TODAY! 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 31.
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.
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Law Student Involvement Interest Session
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Learn how YOU can be involved through Street Law (for public service credit) or Marshall-Brennan Civil Liberties (for academic credit) and other activities in teaching at Central High School Law and Government Magnet. Current law students involved in the programs and students from Central will share their experiences in these programs, which began in 2007-2008. More information can be found on the attached flyer.
Co-sponsored by the: Central High School Partnership, Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association, and Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program.
This is a reminder that TODAY is the deadline to RSVP for the Myers-Briggs type indicator assessment.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.
Former Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, Kathy Urbach, has been conducting the Myers-Briggs assessments for several years. She will be at the law school on Thursday, February 27, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Due to an overwhelming response, we have moved the program to Room LL80. The assessment is fun and can be quite eye-opening.
Space is still limited; therefore, we are asking students to RSVP if they plan to attend. Please RSVP by noon TODAY to Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your type, if you know it, when you RSVP. Lunch will be provided.
All law students in good standing are invited to participate in the Law School Admission Council's Writing Competition on best practices for recruitment and retention of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups in law schools.
All papers must be submitted no later than May 1, 2014. One winning paper will be selected from each of the three qualifying categories of eligible students (1L, 2L, 3L). Each winner will receive $5,000.
For more information on the topic, length and format, and evaluation criteria, see the Writing Competition Memo.
The Executive Committee of the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar has established the Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student Award. The award was created to recognize both excellence and achivement in the field of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring law, and to encourage the pursuit of a career in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring.
The Law School is accepting student self nominations through May 1, 2014. Nominees for the MRBS Distinguished Law Student Award will be a first, second, or third year law student with a superior academic record, a strong interest in the practice of bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring, and a commitment to pursuing a career in the practice.
To self nominate, please send your resume and a statement of interest in the fields of bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring to Dean Ballard by May 1. Members of the Executive Committee will select up to four students from law schools in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky to receive the award. The recipients will receive:
- Complimentary registration at the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar scheduled for August 21 and 22, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio;
- Reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses;
- Two nights stay at the Westin Hotel in Cincinnati;
- Invitations to the faculty dinner on August 21;
- Listing of the Distinguished Law Student recipients on the MRBS website; and
- Recognition and award during lunch on August 21.
13 days and counting to Mardi Gras! All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, March 4 for the 5th annual Mardi Gras Party! We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou: Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery.
The food will be Cajun
The music will flow
Come wearing your beads –
It’s Mardi Gras don’t ya know!
Please join us!
Mosaic Lobby, Tuesday March 4
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Attention current 1Ls and 2Ls:
Two important information sessions will be offered next week on Monday and Wednesday. The first information session will focus on Journals and the second information session will focus on the Kentucky Innocence Project. As you begin to think about how you want to design your schedule for the 2014-15 academic year and beyond, I think you'll find these information sessions invaluable. If you take advantage of these sessions and learn about the different opportunities available to you to enrich your law school experience, you can decide what your top priorities are and plan accordingly.
February 24 – Student Life Info Session: Law Journals, Rm 275
On Monday, February 24, in Room 275, at 11:50, join the editors of the Law School’s three journals (JAEL, JLE, and University of Louisville Law Review) for an informative program regarding the opportunity for journal membership during your second or third year of law school. Panelists will discuss the benefits of journal membership, the application process and timeline, selection criteria, membership responsibilities, satisfying the writing requirement, earning academic credit, and much more. This is your only opportunity to hear from all three journals in one setting and get your questions answered. We'll have pizza and breadsticks for attendees.
February 26 – KY Innocence Project Externship Information Session, Rm 175
All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to an informative information session on Wednesday, February 26, at 11:50, regarding the Kentucky Innocence Project (KIP) Externship. Students who participate in the KIP Externship learn about investigative techniques, witness interviewing skills, filing post-conviction motions, and evidence handling. Students then go into the field in supervised teams of two or three students to serve the interests of their clients.
Linda Smith, the Supervising Attorney for KIP, will discuss the Kentucky Innocence Project and how you can participate during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. This externship is available to rising 2Ls and 3Ls. The Cafe will cater lunch for attendees. Please bring your own drink.
Are you interested in a profession dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities? The dual JD/MSSW program recognizes the value of interdisciplinary study and encourages students having an interest in both social work and law to pursue these degrees simultaneously.
The Kent School of Social Work is hosting information sessions on March 5 and March 19. Come find out more about the JD/MSSW dual degree and if the MSSW program is right for you.
RSVP to reserve your space today. Additional Information: Sarah Caragianis, email@example.com.
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Congratulations to Scott Poynter and Emily Meyer, winners of the random, spring Daily Docket drawing. Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (February 14) before noon to claim your prizes.