The regular application filing deadline for the July 2014 KY Bar Exam is February 1. Please refer to the bar exam folder that you received on November 5 during the candor program for instructions on how to complete the application. If you misplaced your KY or IN Bar Exam Folder, Dean Ballard has a few extras in her office.
The late filing deadline is March 10. The application fee increases by $200 with the late filing deadline.
If you are planning to receive your J.D. degree in May 2014, you must complete a degree application online. The last day to apply for a degree is January 31. Please complete the appropriate form online through ULink, under "Student Services," then "Academic Resources," then "Degree Application."
Note to Graduates: Information regarding the Law School's convocation ceremony will be posted soon.
NABL is offering up to five scholarships to law students to attend its 2014 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar. The seminar is April 30 - May 2, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, GA.
Each scholarship will include (a) a waiver of the enrollment fee, (b) complimentary hotel lodging, (c) airfare, and (d) reimbursement of ground transportation. Completed applications are due no later than March 3, 2014.
- Completed application (see Dean Ballard for application)
- Proof of current enrollment
- Official law school transcript
- Current resume
- Proof of LSAT score, if requested
The judicial clerkship information session is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, from 12-1 in Room LL80. If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, we strongly encourage you attend.
The Office of Professional Development has recently learned that OSCAR has made some changes to the application and hiring process. One of the changes is that 2Ls can start to apply immediately. Our office will be discussing these changes, as well as, everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application.
We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon TODAY. Even if you RSVP'd before, please RSVP again so we will have an accurate headcount.
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. I am writing to ask that you share the announcement below with first and second year law students as well as the leadership of your student organizations to distribute to their members.
The Legal Studies Institute (LSI) provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.
In today’s increasingly competitive legal job market, future employers require substantive professional experience. LSI places students in engaging legal internships that allow them to further develop their professional skills and gain a competitive edge in the legal job market. Move forward with confidence in your career by adding depth and experience to your resume. LSI staff work closely with students to ensure that internship placement fits both their career interests and goals.
Top 5 Reasons to Intern with LSI this Summer:
(1) Gain real world legal experience to jump-start your legal career
(2) Practice your legal research and writing skills
(3) Explore areas of law that you may one day want to practice
(4) Develop professional relationships with contacts in the legal field
(5) Earn academic credit from Georgetown University Law Center or Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law
For priority scholarship consideration and a 5% tuition discount, we encourage students to apply by February 6, 2014. The final deadline is March 18, 2014.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.
Program Manager, Legal Studies Institute
LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE
May 22 – August 1, 2014
Early Deadline: February 6, 2014
· Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Internship sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies. Past internship sites have included:
o The Roosevelt Group
o Hannon Law Group
o Washington Legal Foundation
o National Immigration Law Center
o D.C. Administrative Hearings
o D.C. Attorney General
· Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Previous guest speakers have included:
o Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
o Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey
o U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski
o D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg
· Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.
· Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.
· Constitutional Law Course at Georgetown Law: You will be enrolled in a constitutional law course titled “Constitutional Interpretation: Originalism in Theory and Practice.” Classes will be held at Georgetown University Law Center and taught by Georgetown Law faculty. Students will receive credit from Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law or from Georgetown University Law Center for an additional fee.
· Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants as roommates. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
· Scholarships: 70% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.
“LSI was the most remarkable experience for which I could have asked. I met wonderful people, was placed in an intellectually stimulating internship, and was offered many professional opportunities. If I could, I would participate again in a heartbeat.”
Michelle Anderson, Louisiana State University Law Center
Legal Intern, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings
“I was able to draft legal memoranda, respond to discovery requests, attend pre-trial settlement conferences, and even be on-site for my first civil trial while interning in D.C. My law firm experience helped assure me that when asked to complete a task for a trial, I will be ready to perform quickly and effectively. I am now confident that I can get a job in any law firm in any state that I choose to practice.”
Blake Edwards, University of Kentucky
Legal Intern, Bregman Berbert Schwartz & Gilday
Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 6, 2014 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance.
Many legal internship sites request resumes early in the year for their upcoming summer positions, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Please visit www.DCinternships.org/LSI for more details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Colin Parks, Legal Studies Institute Program Manager, at LEGAL@tfas.org or 202.986.0384
Mark your calendars - SBA's 2014 Barristers' Ball will be held Friday, February 21st from 8 PM - Midnight in the Barrel Room at The Pointe! We'll have appetizers, beverages, and a DJ, as well as paparazzi for this Old Hollywood affair. Continue to check your email for details. For parents, we've also been in touch with a reputable babysitting service to help out for the night! Please call (502) 254-2999 to book your sitter. We hope to see you there!
If you are not being photographed on Wednesday for 3L composites, and have arranged to be photographed at another location you must confirm this with Christy Ferko by 7pm TODAY so that I can include you in the alphabetical roster. Email: Christy.Ferko@gmail.com
The Public Service fellowship applications for the Summer of 2014 are available. A list of the fellowships that will be awarded, the amount of each fellowship and a description of each agency is attached. A list of the fellowships that will be awarded, the amount of each fellowship and a description is also located on the bulletin board outside of Room 180.
Applications are available on Symplicity only. Paper applications will not be accepted. Students can apply for fellowships by logging onto Symplicity, completing an application and uploading a resume and personal statement. Students are welcome to apply for as many fellowships as they wish; however, please note that a separate application must be completed for each fellowship.
Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are also attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents that need to be uploaded.
The deadline to apply for fellowships is Tuesday, February 4, 2014. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta.