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Attention 3L's - Graduation Event Survey

A survey has been created by the Student Bar Association in order to get student feedback in order to plan events for graduation week for outgoing 3Ls. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3DMP7TV and the Student Bar Association would appreciate any input from the 3L class.

Have a Hand in the Strategic Plan

All:

The Law School has been developing its strategic plan to help guide the University and the Law School in its decision making to strengthen our trajectory as a school. The committee charged with creating this plan has gathered input from students, faculty, and staff along the way to create the attached final draft. Your input on the final draft is needed!

 

On April 1 and April 8, Dani Smith, Aaron Marcus, and B.J. Hardy will be able to suggest changes and speak to provisions that should remain, regardless of faculty dislike. On April 15 at the Faculty Meeting, Dani and BJ, as voting members at the Faculty Meeting, will vote on the approval of the plan as a whole.

 

Send any or all of us your suggestions, concerns, and/or thoughts; our contact information is below.

 

Dani Smith: SBA President, Voting member at faculty meeting, member of strategic planning committee - TDani.Smith@Gmail.com

Aaron Marcus: Member of strategic planning committee - aaron.w.marcus@gmail.com

B.J. Hardy: Voting member at faculty meeting - BRHard01@louisville.edu

To view the current plan and Professor Warren's take on it, please visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13924.

Consider Becoming an ABA Member

TO: 1L and 2L Students
SUBJECT: How the ABA Can Help You Become a Leader

The American Bar Association has helped shape the careers of many of the nation’s top attorneys including Paula Boggs, Vernon Jordan, and Theodore Olson, in addition to generations of law students. Learn more about their ABA experiences here.

Now is the time to start your own ABA story! Join today for a chance to win a trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston or an iPad Mini*.

If you are already a member, share your ABA story.

ABA membership offers unparalleled resources for law students, including:

  • CareerAdvice LIVE!, a free monthly webinar with practical tips from experts
  • Free membership in 22 practice specialty groups to discover your career path
  • Free subscription to ABA Journal and Student Lawyer magazines  and their mobile apps
  • Free career resources, including our online job board
  • Leadership opportunities on a local, regional and national level

Tell your ABA story or join today to start your own!

*See full contest rules here.

Updated Fall 2014 Course Schedule and Notes

An updated Fall 2014 Course Schedule and Course Notes are posted on the Law School webpage.

$3000 Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

A new public service fellowship has been created for 1L and 2L students this summer through funding from the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. The Samuel L. Greenebaum Summer Fellowship will provide three summer grants in the amount of $3000 to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer.

Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The three fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the three fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country and preference will be given to placements outside of Louisville.
Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

Annual BLSA Convocation

The annual BLSA Convocation is set for 5:30pm on May 9, 2014 in the Allen Courtroom, followed by a reception in the Cox Lounge. The purpose of the BLSA Convocation is to recognize and celebrate the matriculation of the members of BLSA. The BLSA Convocation is open to the public, as well as all members of the student body. Many students, faculty, and members of the Kentucky legal community will be in attendance. This is a special event for the law school, the student body, and the entire community as we celebrate diversity in the legal field and the matriculation of minority students through the law school.

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 2013-14 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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2014

State & Local Government

•Connecticut Office of Attorney General – Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•Missouri Office of the Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•Florida Attorney General – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/14/14)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/14)
•Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 04/30/14)

FALL

Federal

•Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•White House Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/13/14)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late March)
•Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 04/30/14)

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

State & Local Government

•Connecticut Office of the Attorney General – Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•Missouri Office of the Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•Florida Attorney General – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/14/14)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/14)
•Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 04/30/14)

FALL

Federal

•Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•White House Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/13/14)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/21/14)
•Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/02/14)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice (Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Mar.)
•Sacramento County, CA District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 04/30/14)

3Ls – POST GRADUATION

State & Local Government

•Ohio Legislative Service Commission – LSC Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•New York State Senate – New York State Senate Graduate Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 04/28/14)

2014-2015 Unofficial SBA Election Results

Unofficial SBA Election Results:

President: Josh Collins
Vice President: Katie Ball
Secretary: Lauren Busch
Treasurer: Walter Cosby
Senator: Shannon Huffer
Social Chair: Madison Shoffner
Public Relations: Jeff Perkins
Fundraising Chair: Jessica Homer
Prof. Dev. Chair: Rudy Ellis
Community Eng. Chair: Connor Breen
ABA Rep.: William Von Brandenburg
Historian: Rachel Dalton
3L/4L Class Representatives: Mitchell Jackson and Andrew Marvin
2L Class Representative: Kseniya Buck and Timothy "Andy" Distler
Honor Council: 3Ls: Sarah Reddick, Hayleigh Hurt, Lauren Busch, Alexandra Chase (alternate), 2Ls: Vlad Bursuc, Madison Shoffner, Lauren Gibson (alternate)

These unofficial results were posted at: March 28, 2014 at 12PM EST

Per Article VII, section 5 of the SBA Constitution, any candidate who wishes to appeal the results of the elections may do so by submitting a written complaint to the chair of the election committee, Christy Ferko (CMFerk01@louisville.edu) by 12PM  on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
Art. VII, sec. 5. Appeals Process
After unofficial election results are announced, candidates have a three business day
window to appeal. Any member of the Association may challenge the campaign practices of
any candidate and/or the results of the election. The student must file his or her challenge in
writing with the Chair of the Elections Committee, in person or by email, within 3 business
days of the release of unofficial election results. Should no appeal be filed within the three
business days then the results become official.

The Elections Committee reserves discretion to adjudicate all election challenges. The
Elections Committee reserves discretion to determine appropriate penalties for violations of
the rules contained herein, which may include a subtraction of votes or declaring a candidate
ineligible for office. Decisions of the Elections Committee may be appealed to the Assembly.
Appealed election challenges shall be decided by a majority vote of the Assembly.

Interested in becoming a Brandeis Academic Fellow?

The Brandeis Academic Fellow Applications are now available, and attached here!

Service as a Brandeis Academic Fellow is an academic honor, and an excellent talking point on your professional resume.  In addition, work as a Fellow is a great opportunity to help other law students while reducing your student loan amount.  As a Fellow, you will also have an opportunity to keep your knowledge of Contracts fresh in preparation for the Bar Exam.  In addition, you will likely develop a professional relationship with the Academic Success Program Director and the professor teaching your group’s Contracts class, building great referral sources for letters of recommendation, etc.  For further information, review the Brandeis Academic Fellow FAQs attached here.

Application packets must be turned in to Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Program Director, by May 31, 2014.  However, you may submit your application anytime after you have registered for classes for Fall 2014.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and potential candidates will be invited to interview beginning April 10, 2014. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Director Grubbs at laura.grubbs@louisville.edu or (502) 852-1477.

 


Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C. seeking 2014 Summer Law Clerk

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C. (Louisville, KY) is seeking a 2014 Summer Law Clerk.  If interested, apply on Symplicity.  Deadline is May 1, 2014.