Student News

FYOA & FYOAC Photo Album

Here is the link to the FYOA/FYOAC photo album. Feel free to use these photos as you would like!

(disclaimer: There are quite a few 'back of the head' shots -- this i just how it is with the way the courtrooms are set up and also because our photogs were told to be minimally distracting to the competitors. We also did our best to get around to as many courtrooms as possible).

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bzld-H4J5QydcDdodWh2ZVEyZEE&usp=sharing 

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

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 are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.

 

SBF Board Applications

Applications for the Student Bar Foundation Board are now available.  Even if you have not participated in SBF in the past, you are more than welcome to apply.  Available positions include Vice Chair, Secretary, Public Relations Chair, Chair of Fundraising, Treasurer, and Chair of Member Involvement.

SBF is the only student-led and student run organization that provides fellowships for law students who pursue low-paying or unpaid law-related public interest work.  The fellowships allow recipients to deliver legal services to the poor and indigent, provide law-related public education, and improve the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizens' access to the justice system.

 In addition, SBF is looking to expand its mission this coming year by providing opportunities for students to participate in both legal and non-legal community outreach projects, as well as providing opportunities for students to learn more about careers in public interest.

Applications are due to Emily DeVuono via email at eadevuono@gmail.com by Saturday, April 26.  Please email Emily with any questions.

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes. 

These internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court. 

Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Public Service Program Still Taking Applications for $3000 Greenebaum Summer Fellowships

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is still accepting applications for a new public service fellowship 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.

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.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 12. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

Honors & Awards Photo Gallery

Honors & Awards Program

April 13, 2014 at the Brown & Williamson Club


2014 Honors & Awards Photo Gallery

2014 Honors & Awards Program

 

Dean Ballard has a few extra programs from the Awards Ceremony in her office if you would like to pick up a copy.  

Complimentary Massages for Law Students during Final Exams

The law school final exam period can be stressful.  To help ease some stress and anxiety, Dean Ballard has arranged for massage therapists to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on FIVE separate days during the exam period.   

Tuesday, April 22 10:00 – 1:00
Wednesday, April 23  11:00 – 6:00
Friday, April 25 10:00 – 2:00
Tuesday, April 29 10:00 – 2:00
Wednesday, April 30  10:00 – 2:00


Two massage therapists will be at the Law School on most days.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just enjoy a break from studying while at the law school. 


GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS! 

In-House Counsel and Fort Knox Externships - Opportunities Still Available

Earn Academic Credit for In-House Counsel Externship

Externship opportunities at the Louisville office of Passport Health Plan remain available for Summer and Fall 2014.  Passport is a not-for-profit licensed health maintenance organization operating a managed care program for the provision of Medicaid services in Louisville and surrounding counties.  The extern will work with the legal services team in Passport’s compliance department, and have opportunities to gain knowledge and experience relating to contract law and contract negotiation, and health law related federal and state regulations.  Students can earn 2 or 3 credits.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information.

Earn Academic Credit for Externship with Fort Knox

Externship opportunities at Fort Knox remain available for Fall 2014.  Student externs can earn two credits working with the US Cadet Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), an office that provides legal services across the Fort Knox installation.  The externship offers opportunities to develop research, litigation, and/or transactional legal skills, and to enhance legal knowledge across a broad range of areas: e.g., criminal law in federal courts, including civilian misdemeanor prosecution; civil litigation involving cases in courts throughout the region; and/or administrative law involving a range of substantive subject matter (e.g., government contracts, labor, ethics, environmental, or military personnel law).  Externs are supervised by staff judge advocates or civilian attorneys working in the OSJAs.  Requires eight (8) hours of field work per week during the fall semester.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information.

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.

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer.  These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.  Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail.  If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.