Student News

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.

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, November 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, November 14.

Students interested in attending the training on November 13 and/or going on the jail visit on November 13, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, November 3. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available.

A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

All Students - Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Thursday, October 30, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL75, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. 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.

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Securities 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

 

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following:?? your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

Dept. Health & Human Services, Food & Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel Summer Student Law Clerk Pathways Intern (Paid, Deadline 10/29/14)
Health & Human Services - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division Summer Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/14)
National Nuclear Security Administration - Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/07/14)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14 Coordination & Guidance Program)
Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel 2015 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/16/14)

State & Local Government

Delaware Office of Attorney General - Department of Justice Summer 2L Law Clerk (Paid, Deadline 10/31/14)
Sacramento County CA District Attorney's Office - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
Georgia Attorney General - Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)

3Ls Post Graduation

Federal

Environmental Protection Agency - R7 (Kansas City) Honors Attorney Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/31/14)
Congressional Research Service - American Law Division CRS Law Recruit Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/14 Formal application deadline)

State & Local Government

Colorado Attorney General - Department of Law 2015 Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
Ohio Attorney General's Office - 2015-2016 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline, 11/14/14)
New York City Law Department - One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/15/14)

Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Thursday, October 30, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL75, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. 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.

Don't miss this opportunity!

TODAY!! Women and Children at the Border: The Humanitarian Crisis

When: TODAY, Oct. 28th from 12:00 to 2:00
Where: Room 275

The Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows present a discussion of the humanitarian crisis facing our country at our southwestern border. Panelists will discuss the causes of the crisis, medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible remedies available to them, and ways for students to get involved in our community. See the attached flyer for more information.

Panelists will include:

Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky
Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights
Jonathan Ruckman, Immigration Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center
Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow
Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow

Lunch will be provided by Louisville Vegan Kitchen, founded by Brandeis alum, Courtney Glasker. This program is sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee.

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Securities 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