Student News

National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair - July 22, 2014 - Scottsdale, AZ

If you are interested in attending the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair on July 22, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ, registration is now open.  The early registration fee for the Job Fair and Job Fair Reception is $25.00 for law students and members of the class of 2014, and $50.00 for laterals. After June 18th, the regular registration fee is $50.00 for law students and members of the class of 2014, and $75.00 for laterals. Registration is also available online with a credit card at http://www.blackprosecutors.org/. Registration closes on July 7th.

Professor Laura Rothstein Seeking Research Assistant for Summer Project

Professor Laura Rothstein is writing an article about property, torts, and disability discrimination related to architectural barrier access.  She will also be updating her treatise on Disability Law.  It is expected that the work will be no more than 50 hours for the summer.   If you are interested in working on these projects between May and August 1, please send an email of interest and a resume directly to Professor Rothstein (laura.rothstein@louisville.edu) by May 10 and send Barbara Thompson (barbara.thompson@louisville.edu) an email granting permission for her to see your student record.  Students need not have taken Disability Law.

Academic Success Resource Library Reminder

Now that finals are underway, please do not forget to return your study aids to the Academic Success Resource Library, Rm 212.  Also, donations of any study materials are always greatly appreciated!

 

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 are now being reviewed and potential candidates will be invited to interview on a rolling basis. 

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

Kentucky Elderlaw, PLLC seeking Law Clerk

Kentucky Elderlaw, PLLC is seeking a law clerk to begin this summer and continue throughout the academic year.  If interested log into Symplicity for a description of duties and how to apply.

 

Day at the Diamond - May 6, 6:35pm

3Ls! On May 6th, the SBA will be sponsoring a "Day at the Diamond!" The Louisville Bats play Norfolk at 6:35pm and all 3Ls are invited to attend the game, free of charge. Guests will be $5. We have reserved a block of Club seats (that are in the shade) and we will have access to the Jack Daniels Bar & Lounge. Please sign up using the following Google Form by FRIDAY, APRIL 18th AT NOON!! After this time, we will open the sign up sheet to the 1L and 2L classes to fill the remaining reserved seats, so make sure you sign up quickly! If you plan to bring a guest, please drop $5 off at the SBA Bookstore by Tuesday, April 22nd. Hope to see everyone there!!

3Ls only until April 18th at noon, please!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VnE89NJq68hVzixm9rYwmk80GCZOXQ0cKeTAh711jXs/viewform

Graduate Day at the Downs

The SBA will be hosting an on-campus brunch at 10am on Thursday May 8th, for graduating 3Ls and a guest. Racing begins at Churchill Downs at 12:45pm. There is no charge for either event. Complementary tickets for Day at the Downs may be reserved here: http://www.uoflalumni.org/s/1157/internal-3column.aspx?sid=1157&pgid=2205&gid=1&cid=3577&ecid=3577&post_id=0.

Sublet your Room for the Summer?

If any student is interested in subletting their apartment during the summer months, please contact Debra Reh in the Office of Professional Development at dkreh@louisville.edu

Get Involved - Open SBA Positions

The Student Bar Association has two positions available for appointment and is looking for students who are eager to get involved within the law school community. The open positions are:

 

  • Student Government Association Senator: represents the interests of the Student Bar Association and keeps the Student Bar Association informed of all pertinent actions taken by the Student Government Association. One of the SGA Senators must serve on the SGA budget committee. Required to attend SGA committee and Senate meetings on throughout the year.

 

  • Technology Chair: responsible for all aspects of technology within the SBA.  The Technology Chair shall manage the SBA website and coordinate postings in the daily Student Organizations email. The Technology Chair is responsible for all SBA social media accounts.

 

Both positions are voting members of the SBA Assembly. If you wish to apply for a position, please email joshua.collins@louisville.edu with a brief explanation of why you would be an excellent SBA officer, along with a copy of your resume WITHOUT GPA or CLASS RANK. Submissions will be accepted up until noon of Friday, May 2nd. 

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Opportunities for Funding

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program provides law students with the chance to serve a qualifying host organization of their choosing. AmeriCorps JD members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, military families, disaster victims, and other vulnerable populations.

The deadline for students to apply to the AmeriCorps JD program to receive a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award has been extended through May 2.

More spots are available for students working with various populations in any area of law in addition to funding for students providing legal services to veterans, including those serving at legal aid, public defender, other nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies. Priority is given to projects with some focus on veterans or victims of disaster, however, funds are available for other service. AmeriCorps JD members must begin their service by June 30 and complete the required 300 hours of service within one year.

These funds are currently underutilized, so we encourage our students to apply!

By completing a simple application and consenting to a background check, students have the opportunity to earn additional funds for the work they are already doing this summer and throughout the school year while still being able to receive outside funding up to $4,300.

For more information please go to the Equal Justice Works website at http://equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjd