Student News

Fall 2014 Hiring - On Campus Interviews begin Thursday, August 7

Returning 2L and 3L Students,

The Office of Professional Development wishes you a productive and successful summer.  Please be aware that Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews will begin on Thursday, August 7.  If you plan to participate, please make arrangements to be available to interview with employers that you apply to on those dates.  We recommend completing your summer work before August 7, if possible.

The application period for Session 1 On Campus Interview employers is July 18 - July 27, 2014.  Additional information is available on the Symplicity Home page which will be updated throughout the summer.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Reh at:

$3000 Fellowships Available to Brandeis Students with Volunteer Jobs this Summer - Deadline May 12th

Two Greenebaum Fellowships are still available, each $3000, for rising 2Ls and 3Ls who are working for a non profit or government agency full time this summer doing legal work. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 12, at midnight.  The selection committee will then review applications and select the two finalists quickly. The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources  Tab.   More details about the fellowships and requirements to apply are listed in the application.


To apply, submit your application to Jina Scinta in room 180 or email it to her at If Ms. Scinta is not in the office when dropping off your application, please leave with someone else in the Office of Professional Development or slide iit under her door.

2014 Law School Graduate Named UofL Top Scholar

Josh Hartsell, a May 2014 graduate has been selected as a finalist to the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2014. A total of 609 students (518 individuals were selected as PMF Finalists and 91 individuals were selected PMF STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Finalists) were selected. The PMF Program received approximately 7,000 applicants for the 2014 application cycle. Mr. Hartsell will spend the next two years working in Washington, D.C. on international trade policy as part of a leadership development program.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair Registration Now Open - Deadline is May 21

Rising 2L and 3L Students,

If you are interested in participating in the 10th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair to be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Atlanta, GA, please review the attachments.  The attachments consist of the Student & Graduate Instructions and Checklist, hotel information and a list of participating employers.

Review the employer list to determine if  you are eligible to apply for positions.  You will be responsible for the nonrefundable $30 registration fee.  Funding for expenses may be available.

Contact Ms. Reh or Dean Hajek if you have questions.

DEADLINE TODAY! - University of Louisville Law Review Membership Applications

The University of Louisville Law Review is now accepting applications for membership from rising 2Ls and 3Ls.
Interested students may take a physical copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application, a stack of which are located outside the Law Review Office (Room 238), or may access an electronic copy on TWEN.  To access the Volume 53 Membership Application on TWEN, go under the tab “Add Course” and sign up for the course titled “Law Review 2014–2015.”  Under the “Navigation” box, click on “Assignment Drop Box,” and then click on “Membership Application, Vol. 53.”  You will find a copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application under “Attached Files.”
All application materials must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  If you have any questions about the application process, or if you have problems with TWEN or the submission, please contact Philip Heleringer at

TODAY is the Deadline for Central High School Partnership Fellowship Applications

TODAY is the deadline for students to apply for the Central High School Partnership Fellow position. 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 should be submitted to Jina Scinta in Room 180.

Reminder - Deadline for Greenebaum Public Service Summer Fellowships is Monday, May 12

If you are planning to apply for a $3,000 Greenebaum Public Service Summer Fellowship, the deadline is Monday, May 12. The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab.

Please turn in your application to Jina Scinta in Room 180. You may e-mail your application to Ms. Scinta, but paper applications are preferred. If Ms. Scinta is not in the office when dropping off your application, you can leave it with Dean Hajek or in the tray on Ms. Scinta's office door.

Student Bands Wanted for Lawlapalooza

The 2014 Lawlapalooza Committee is gearing up for another successful year of this fun event. Lawlapalooza 2014 will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Phoenix Hill Tavern on Baxter Avenue. We are looking for students who have a band or play in a band to participate in this year's event.

If you have a band and would like to participate in Lawlapalooza this year, please contact Jim Becker at

Student Mailboxes - Please Check Before You Leave for the Summer

Students, especially graduating seniors:

Please do not forget to check your student mailboxes in the basement.  Take what you need, recycle what you don't need.  Clean it out.  Thank you!

Who Rules Louisville? A Three week intensive Course on the City May 12 to June 2

Who rules Louisville?  Who wants to turn Louisville into a wasteland that is starting to look like the next Detroit in Smoketown and West Louisville?   What kind of policies work that create urban regeneration in places like Old Louisville, East Russell, Norton Commons and NuLu?   What can we learn from the economic success stories of Portland (Oregon), Amsterdam and Australia?   Who and where is the command and control center of Louisville?

We are bringing in the power brokers of Louisville from the rich to the poor, the fourth estate, developers and environmentalists; and many world class urban thinkers.

We are inviting speakers for our Introduction to the City class May 12 to June 2:

Congressman John Yarmuth;  Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Councilmembers David James and Tom Owen, Tom Fitzgerald, Kentucky Resources Council, Dr. Julian Ageyman Editor of Local Environments and Professor at Tufts; Wendell Berry, Kentucky book author; Greg Squires George Washington University; Marilyn Melkonian developer of 12,000 affordable houses in 22 cities; Courier Journal Editorial Board members; LEO editors and; Wesley Meares, Georgia Regents University;  Larry Gough, green developer;  Ricky Jones, Chair Pan African Studies; Cathy Hinko, Director of Metro Housing Council;  environmental justice field trip with Russ Barnet, Director of KIESD;  field trip to Norton Commons as a new urbanist development;   field trip to NuLu to meet with developer and green visionary Gill Holland;  Jackie Green, Mayoral candidate;  philanthropists such as Edie Bingham and Christy Brown; all are invited to come to our table for peaceful discussion and debate in room 117!  We are also teaming up with the Festival of Faiths to attend a few sessions with Julian Ageyman and Wendell Berry and many others we will get you involved in:

Most of these speakers have already been confirmed and some are still trying to fit it into their schedule.

We are still verifying dates and times but we should have a confirmed schedule as we move to the end of the week.    We will be reading reports produced by the city. 

Fine Print:

Introduction to the City:  Public Administration, Planning and  Policy.   session 1: three week session in May

first day- May 12--last day- June 2

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.--with class consent some class times  can be adjusted to better fit student  schedules

Session 1 (May 12- June 2, 3 week)

Special Topics: The City: Public Admin, Policy, & Planning

UPA680-01/PLAN680-01/PADM683-01   /  credit hours: 3

no pre-requisites required, open to all UofL graduates students, advanced undergraduates by permission of instructor. 

John I. Gilderbloom is a Professor of  Planning  at UofL which is ranked as one of the best academic programs  in the nation.  Dr. Gilderbloom currently directs the multi-million dollar  Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods ( Dr. Gilderbloom  has been honored with numerous awards  including the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Faculty Research at the University of Louisville.    In an international poll of thousands of Urbanist, planners and architects, Professor Gilderbloom was ranked one of the “top 100 urban thinkers in the world."  He enjoys singing in the shower, writing and surfing. 


Why do people in West Louisville / Portland have shorten lives by up to ten years on average?

Why does Louisville rank as having some of the worst air, water and soil toxins  of any city in the nation?

Why is climate change our most pressing problem we face as a civilization?

Why can't Louisville come up with policy and planning solutions to end these problems?

What cities provide models that create prosperity, fairness, green living and reduces catastrophic climate change?

"Introduction to the City " is a three week intensive course taught from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. to  give a comprehensive  overview of the city by looking closely at Louisville's political, planning and policy outcomes of decision making.  Half the class is taught outside the classroom with field trips.  We will spend  time touring the city (walking, biking and bus) and learning about struggling and prosperous neighborhoods.   My  approach is to study the players who shape the city:  elected leaders, government, developers, non-profits, news media,  and citizen groups. Our city shapes our life chances but we shape our city: it a dialectic.   We will meet with elected officials from our Congressman, Senator, Mayor, Councilmembers, Neighborhood Associations, and non-profits such as Leadership Louisville and Louisville Central Community Center. This class will attempt to understand the root causes of our problems and come up policy prescriptions that work; we will look at bad examples from Havana to Detroit and good examples from Portland to Amsterdam. We will show you how my urbanist colleagues can access a treasure trove  of data from Photo Archives, MLS, Deed records, PVA office, Kentucky State Data Center, Planning Department, Health, and Economic Development.  Graduate students from Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Planning, History, Art History, Law, Public Health, Women's Studies, Pan African Studies, and Public Administration are welcomed  to take this course.    We will provide room for advanced  undergraduates.     If you have any questions, please contact Dr. John Gilderbloom at or call him at 502-852-8557.