The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. The 2014 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014.
Student registration will be handled online at: https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx and is now open. The deadline to register is Monday, March 3. If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline. Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.
Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility as a qualification for bidding on interviews, and most employers strongly prefer patent bar eligible students. For more information on eligibility for the patent bar, please refer to the General Requirements Bulletin from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
The 2014 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:
JD students graduating in May/June 2015
JD students graduating in May/June 2016 (2Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2014/January 2015 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2015/January 2016 (2Ls)
Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2015 and 2016
Students who will graduate before the program is held in August 2014 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2016 are not eligible for the 2014 Patent Law Interview Program and should not register.
As of this weekend several students have reported being unable to print from their laptops due to an "unable to connect" error from Paper Cut. If you are experiencing this problem please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which version of Mac or Windows that you have (7, 8, 8.1, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mt. Lion, Mavericks). We are currently troubleshooting this issue with no ETA for repair and consequently all notifications of errors will aid us in the troubleshooting process. In the meantime please use the computer labs for printing as they are currently working.
2L Ashley Mouser, the Brandeis School of Law's 2013 Ellen B. Ewing Fellow, and Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, which benefits the Ewing Foundation and funds fellowships like Ashley's, were recognized in the Winter/Spring 2014 edition of University of Louisville Magazine, published by the UofL Alumni Association.
Lawlapoolaza and its student emcees were also mentioned in the February 2014 issue of the ABA’s Student Lawyer magazine, p. 36. Request a copy at the law library’s front desk.
The Public Service Program will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating law student who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project. This award is a very distinquished wall plaque and is awarded each year at the Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 13, 2014.
If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in any outstanding timesheets to be recorded is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014! This deadline is only for third year students who may be in the running of this award. The public service deadline for all third year students is MONDAY, MARCH 31.
If you have already completed your project and turned in your timesheet, please see Jina in Room 180 to see if you could be in the running for this award.
Have you taken the Myers-Briggs type indicator assessment? Do you know your Myers-Briggs type? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.
Former Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, Kathy Urbach, has been conducting the Myers-Briggs assessments for several years. She will be at the law school on Thursday, February 27, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Room 177 to conduct the MBTI assessment for our students. The assessment is fun and can be quite eye-opening.
Space is limited; therefore, we are asking students to RSVP if they plan to attend. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 20 to Jina Scinta at email@example.com. Please indicate your type, if you know it, when you RSVP. Lunch will be provided.
AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund's 2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
The application deadline is May 1, 2014, and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in Baltimore. For more information, see application.
After years of digging through photographic archives, the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is ready to unveil photos taken nearly 50 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in the school’s Allen Court Room.
“We found photos that we didn’t even know existed,” said Robin Harris, who chairs the law school’s diversity committee and is a professor of legal bibliography. “Two of the photos show Mrs. King and another shows a close up of Dr. King—which is fairly rare.”
Law school Dean Susan Duncan said the photos of King standing at a podium in the courtroom gave her chills.
“It’s gratifying to know that King spoke here,” said Duncan. “Because—even 50 years ago—this university was a trailblazer in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness.”
Harris said the project was a collaborative effort between the law school and UofL Archives and Special Collections. Five of the photos will be permanently displayed in the courtroom’s entrance along with a bronze plaque that commemorates King’s visit.
King spoke at the school March 30, 1967, after law student Steve Porter invited him. Porter—now a graduate of the law school—will speak at the February event along with fellow UofL alumnus Andrew Williams and recently retired law professor David Leibson. Porter and Leibson were in the courtroom during King’s visit and Williams was one of dozens of students who squeezed around the courtroom’s windows hoping to glimpse the civil rights leader.
All three will share their thoughts and memories about King’s visit during the event.
Congratulations to the 2014 National Mock Trial Team who competed in the Regional Competition in Columbia, Missouri this weekend.
Congratulations to Lacey Gullett and Lindsey Howard for advancing to the Regional Semifinals!
Special congratulations to Gregory Finch for winning Best Hair of the Competition Award. His luscious ginger locks distracted many and undoubtedly gained, at the very least, 1-2 additional ballots. Also garnering distinct honors was Chadler Hardin, whose inventive and ever-expanding vocabulary left many competitors with the strong desire to flock to their dictionaries to verify that the words he used were, in fact, words.
Special thanks to the patient, smart, and convincing 1Ls who dedicated their time and services to helping out the four competitors, sometimes spending 4+ hours at a time pretending to be experts in the pipe testing business. Thanks Madison Shoffner, Aida Almasalkhi, and Carolyn Allen!
Finally, a HUGE thank you to the coaches, Rob Riley and Jessica Schulte, who spent hours teaching the competitors how to run a successful trial, contain their emotions, make use of enlargements, and rent mini-vans.