Externships offer unique opportunities for learning lawyering skills, exploring career options, and making valuable contacts in the legal community. Many externship experiences will be offered during the Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 semesters, including opportunities for students who have completed the 1L curriculum. Externships are open to students in academic good standing who have completed prerequisites.
o Summer Judicial Externship
1L Curriculum + 40 credit hours:
o Metro Government Externship
o General Electric Externship
o Fall Judicial Externship
1L Curriculum + 60 credit hours:
o Legal Aid Externship
o Fort Knox Externship
1L + 60 credit hours + Evidence and CrimPro: Constitutional Issues:
o Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Externship
o County Attorney’s Office Externship
o Department of Public Advocacy/Public Defender Externship
More detailed information about opportunities is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION. You may also contact Professor Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Join Professor John Cross on Monday, April 8, at noon, in Room 171, for an information session discussing law student publication opportunities in the Louisville Bar Association's Bar Briefs. Learn how you can partner with a practicing lawyer to co-author an article to be featured in the LBA's monthly publication, which has a circulation of more than 3,200 readers!
Bar Briefs offers informative articles on current issues of interest in the law. It also keeps members informed about what is going on at the LBA - continuing legal education offerings, meetings, special events, public service and pro bono opportunities, member benefits and news about colleagues. Readers look to Bar Briefs to provide news and timely information about the local, state and federal courts.
Don't miss learning about this great opportunity!
The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the Finalists in the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition! Congratulations!
Corey Shiffman v. Ben Shepard
Mr. Shiffman and Mr. Shepard both faced tough competition from their respective head-to-head competitors, and the judges selected them in two very close rounds. Congratulations to the other semi-finalists, Tyler Peavler and Aaron Schechter.
The Finals will be held on Friday, April 5 at 2:00 in the Allen Courtroom. Members of the bench will judge the final round of competition. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to show your support by watching the final argument and cheering on the competitors on Friday!Thank you to the Moot Court Board Members and especially the FYOAC committee members Larry Forman, Cassie Blausey, Denise Hall, Chelsea Painter, and Michael McGee for planning a successful competition!
$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship
Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student’s work. The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located on Symplicity under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at email@example.com. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 22, 2013, and applications must be submitted to Dean Hajek.
The last few days have seen a flurry of emails from the Offices of the President and Provost regarding the effects of the upcoming Final Four games on University facilities, schedules and classes. This is just to remind everyone at the Law School that in these matters, as with weather-related closings, we follow the lead of the University in deciding whether and when classes will be canceled. With that in mind, here is what we know to date about the effects of the games on our schedules:
1) The law school building and law library will close at 4pm on Saturday, consistent with the University's decision to close all buildings two hours before the basketball game starts. Streets surrounding UofL will be closed beginning 6pm on Saturday.
2) If the men's team wins its Final Four game on Saturday evening, then Monday classes beginning after 4:15pm will be canceled.
If the womens' team wins its Final Four game on Sunday evening, then Tuesday classes beginning after 4:15pm will be canceled.
3) If the men play in the final game Monday evening, then the law school building and law library will again close early on Monday, and street closings will be implemented Monday evening around the University.
4) We have so far had no official announcement of whether, in the event of either team winning a national championship, any further classes will be canceled. I encourage everyone to watch for official announcements from the Provost, sent to our UofL email accounts, concerning any further effects on our classes arising out of the NCAA basketball championships.
Students are advised in addition to check with their professors regarding any makeup classes that may have to be scheduled due to these University closures.
TODAY - Judge Reba Page, 1976 Alumni, to speak about Opportunities in Washington, DC - Thursday, April 4 at Noon in Room 275Posted April 4th, 2013 by Jina A. Scinta
Judge Reba Page, U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, is a 1976 alumni of the law school. Judge Page will discuss opportunities in Washington, DC and "life after law school". Please see her bio attached.
Those who will be attending this event are encouraged to download or view the pdf of Judge Page's materials which are attached. These materials contain information about the DC Bar Association, the USAJOBS.gov website and provides a description of various job opportunities and hiring tips in the DC area. Judge Page will provide relevant information on where to look for opportunities. She will explain the application process and offer advice to applicants. There will also be time for questions and answers
Jimmy Johns will be served. Please bring your own drink.