Student News

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

TODAY!! Last Day to Sign up 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 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:

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

WLC Apparel Sales

THIS WEEK WLC will have order forms for apparel sales in the Mosaic lobby during lunch hours. We will be selling short and long sleeved t-shirts, sweathshirts, hoodies, sweatpants, full-zip fleeces, and yoga pants. We will have a variety of colors and styles, so order something for yourself and as a Christmas present. Stop by our table in the Mosaic lobby and fill out an order form. But hurry - orders are due by Friday. Did we mention these would make great Christmas presents? 

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 For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015


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

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

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)

1L Registration Information

You will be eligible to register on Thursday, November 13, starting at 8:30 am.  You must have turned in your employment certification prior to registration (available outside 217).


To register, go to ULink,  Registration (right-hand side)  Registration Preparation – Registration Instructions (if they don’t know the process)  Registration,  Add Classes.


Be sure to print a copy of you schedule and keep the copy.


Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

ecurities 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 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:



               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


KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

TODAY!! Week-Long Project Interest Forms are Due

This is a reminder to first year students that if you are interested in participating in the week-long public service projects the week of December 15, interest forms are due TODAY. You can turn them in to Ms. Scinta in Room 180. 

Students will be notified of their assignments the week of November 3.