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Thank You From the Student Bar Foundation

The Student Bar Foundation would like to thank everyone who came out to BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse last Wednesday for the fundraiser!  We appreciate all the support in raising funds for student fellowships.

 If you are interested in interning for a public interest organization and would like more information on SBF fellowships, please email Emily DeVuono at eadevuono@gmail.com.  

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you.

The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics, which are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Thursday, February 5. 

Attention May 2015 Grads!

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to complete your public service requirement and turn in the necessary paperwork is Monday, March 31, 2015. If you have not signed up for a public service placement or you need to complete your 30-hour requirement, please review the attached "Quick Facts" or make an appointment with Ms. Scinta ASAP.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund -- 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum.

The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice.

Applicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fellowship information and application materials can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j...

Legal Aid Is Hiring Part-Time Law Clerk/Paralegal

Legal Aid is looking for a paralegal/law clerk part-time 20 hours per week. This position will be full-time during the summer. Despite the title, the work will be for a law clerk with the HIV/AIDS project of Legal Aid. The work will begin right away.

Log onto Symplicity for details on how to apply, a job description and salary.

Deadline Midnight Tonight to Apply for Summer Fellowships with Legal Aid, DPA, Metro PD & Spring Break Mediation Training

The deadline to apply for the 2015 Public Service Summer Fellowships is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! First and second year students are encouraged to review the materials below. These fellowships involve a total of 8 summer positions across three employers and 8 spring break positions in mediation training with Just Solutions.

Available Fellowships:
The Application Period is Open until Midnight Tonight (Tuesday, February 3rd)
for the following fellowships:
a. IOLTA/BarBri Fellowships (3 summer fellowships, 2 at $2,500 each and 1 at a min. $1,500 (full amount TBD) with Department of Public Advocacy in any of its Kentucky offices)
b. Samuel L. Greenebaum Fellowship (2 summer positions at $2,500 each, with Louisville Metro Public Defender)
c. Ellen Ewing Fellowship (3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Legal Aid)
d. Edwin H. Perry Fellowship (approx. 8 positions over spring break in a week-long Meditation Training Course offered through Just Solutions, valued at $1000 each).

The summer fellowships may be either part time or full time but students must complete 250 hours by the end of the summer. To learn more about the above fellowships, see the attached document entitled "2015 Fellowship Descriptions".

Application Process:
To apply for any of the above fellowships, students must submit a resume, statement of interest and a completed application. Students may obtain the applications for each of the different fellowships from the Document Library on Symplicity. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Metro Public Defender, and Legal Aid will be on campus in February to interview candidates and select recipients for the fellowships. The winners will be notified in March.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully. Students may apply for all four fellowships, but must submit different application for each of the fellowships.

Therefore, to apply for fellowships, students will need the following to assist them: (1) 2015 Fellowship Descriptions; (2) Fellowship Instructions; and (3) the Application Form for each of the fellowships for which they plan to apply. All of these documents are available to students in the Document Library on Symplicity.

Deadline for Posted Fellowships:
The deadline to apply for the above fellowships is
TODAY, February 3, 2015, at midnight. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta, the Public Service Coordinator, in room 180, or contact her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. You may also contact Dean Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the Arbitration Team!

The University of Louisville Brandeis Law School ABA Arbitration Team competed last week.  We congratulate the team, Kseniya Buck, Andrew Daley, Chris Groeschen, and Dale Hardy, on their excellent performance.  The team killed the first round, earning the votes of all three judges and the highest score of all twenty teams.  In the second round, the team earned the vote of one judge, and overall, they placed in the top half of the competing teams.  One judge recorded that Kseniya asked clear, open-ended questions, at a good pace to her well-prepared witness on direct examinations.  Kseniya was complimented on her great points on cross-examination and “her excellent use of an exhibit” during summation.  Chris and Andrew were complimented on their “excellent preparation of witnesses” and their “outstanding” attorney witness interaction.  Dale, the team’s sole returning member, earned amazing scores on every aspect of his presentation, with no score from any judge lower than a 9 on a scale were 8 is excellent and 10 is superior.  

We also congratulate the team’s primary coach, Lily Chan Patteson, who spent many hours working and traveling with the team’s members, enabling them to perform so well.  We also thank Brad Johnson, Greg Mayes, Phil Longmeyer, and Thomas Patteson for their help coaching and the following folds for volunteering as mock arbitrators: Brian Cook, Mary Jo Gleason, Emily Harris, Jamie Izlar, Mike Lawrence, Derek Miles, Jennifer Murzyn, Danielle Reesor, Robert Shelton, Rebecca Simms, Steve Smith, Dennis stilger, Nathan Williams.  Without all this consistent support year after ear, the team could not have learned as much or done as well.

U.S. Air Force JAG Informational Interviews and Information Session

The U.S. Air Force JAG will be conducting one-on-one informational interviews for second-year students interested in a career as a Judge Advocate General on Thursday, February 12th.  If you would like to meet with Lt. Col. Polly Sandness, please submit a resume to Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu by Monday February 9th. 

There will be a general information session at Noon in room 177 which all students are welcome to attend. 

Careers in Animal Law

Join the Office of Professional Development, the Student Animial Legal Defense Fund and the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law for a program on Careers in Animial Law.

When:           Thursday, February 5, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where:          Room LL75

Panelists:     Leslie Rudloff - Kentucky Bar Association Animal Law Section
                      Bob Heleringer - Attorney, Racing Official, State Legislator, and Lecturer

 Lunch will be provided prior to the program.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund - 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum.

The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice. Applicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fellowship information and application materials can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j...