The Moot Court Board is pleased to announce the Semi-Finalists in the First Year Oral Advocacy Competition!
Round 1: Corey Shiffman v. Tyler Peavler
Round 2: Ben Shepard v. Aaron Schechter
Eight competitors argued in today’s quarter-final round. All competitors should be proud of their hard work and great arguments. The judges were very complimentary of the competitors!
The Semi-Finals will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 5:30 in the Allen Courtroom. Brandeis School of Law faculty members will judge this round. Please show your support by watching the arguments and cheering on the competitors on Thursday!
Thank you to the Moot Court Board Members and especially Chelsea Painter for planning and executing a successful quarter-final round!
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 CASE fellowship with the Brandeis School of Law is a paid fellowship that will run from July 2013 to May 2014, and involves representing low income domestic violence victims in custody cases in Jefferson Family Court. All law students who have completed 60 hours are eligible to apply. A limited license to practice law is required. Each student will work at least 10 hours/week at $8.50/hour.
The experience you will gain from practicing law and representing clients in court will set you apart from your classmates no matter what area of law you want to practice when you graduate. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!
To apply, send an unofficial transcript, resume and cover letter to Professor Shelley Santry at email@example.com by April 5, at 5pm.
The Law Clinic is a student run firm supervised by Professor Santry. The student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case. The Law Clinic gives students real court room experience with real clients.
To be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law. This 4 credit class meets the skills graduation requirement.
For more information about the Law Clinic visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/lawclinic.
To apply, please email your:
1. unofficial transcript,
2. resume, and
3. a short statement of interest
to: Shelley.firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, at 5pm.
Monday, April 8 is the first day of the Law School’s Appreciation Week, an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff, and to thank those who have supported the law school.
On Monday, all students are invited to the Cox Faculty Lounge between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to write a personal thank you note to a law school donor. A second session will be offered on Tuesday, April 9, from 1:00 to 3:00. If you are a scholarship recipient, moot court competitor, or student leader, you are required to be at one of the events or to make other arrangements with Dean Ballard.
The Law School will provide everything you need (note cards, envelopes, pens, sample thank you notes), and will take care of postage and mailing. We’ll even provide the contact information and donor information for your particular scholarship so you can thank your donor personally. Supporters of the law school will enjoy hearing from you and learning that their donations are being put to excellent use.
We hope this will be an annual tradition at the Law School. Help us make this inaugural event a success by expressing your written appreciation to the supporters of our law school.
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 for information.