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International Service Learning Program Fair

Learn about UofL's award-winning ISL Program and YOUR opportunity to serve the global community.

The ISLP offers you a chance to serve abraod and see the world while still completing your courses on schedule.  Visit the information fair to learn more:  September 16, 11-1, Red Barn.

Professor Mark Rothstein seeking Research Assistant

Recent graduate or upper-class law student (2L/3L/4L) is needed for part-time work beginning October 1, 2014.  The work involves research and editorial functions for an international research effort funded by the National Institutes of Health.  The research will focus on the health privacy laws of 25 countries undertaking significant bio-banking and genetics research.  Superior research and writing skills are required.  A scientific background is not necessary.

The research phase will last approximately 6 months; the work for the remainder of 2015 will involve writing and editing materials for publication.  The time commitment would be 8-16 hours per week at $15 hour.  Please email a resume and writing sample to Professor Mark A. Rothstein at: 

From University IT: Integrated Address Books Being Restored

From University IT ...

Good news! IT has begun the process to restore the integrated address books in both Exchange and CardMail. Over the next week you will begin to see your Exchange and CardMail address books re-populate with names from both email systems. When complete the address books will contain the names of all users who have an active university email account, including faculty, staff, students and retirees. Notification will be sent when the process has completed.

Two noticeable changes from the previous integrated address books:

  • For some individuals you will see two entries in the address books. This indicates that person has both an Exchange and CardMail account. When using the address book you should take care to select the appropriate entry.
  • Lync sessions created between CardMail and Exchange accounts will now require use of the complete email address, for example, or You will no longer be able to select entries from the address books.

We thank you for your patience while we addressed the various problems encountered with your email service.

Questions: Contact the HelpDesk at 852-7997 or

Two New Part-time Law Clerk Positions on Symplicity

If you are interested in gaining legal experience at a law firm during the academic year, don't forget to look at opportunities on the Symplicity job database.  Two new part-time law clerk positions are posted.  One of the firms practices employment law and the other one is a personal injury firm.


Attention 3L's!!! TODAY is the LBA Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour

Third year students are invited to attend the LBA's Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour TODAY at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 60 Bistro & Martini Bar, 3939 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207. This would be a wonderful networking opportunity for any 3L still in their job search.

Drinks & Appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP to Leah Smith:

TODAY! Last Day to Sign Up for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, September 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, September 26.

Students interested in attending the training on September 25 and/or going on the jail visit on September 26, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than 5:00 TODAY, September 11. Her email is When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at:

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit September 25, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by September 11, as well, so she can add your name to the list.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at


December 2014 Graduates

 Wednesday, September 17 is the last day to apply for your degree.  You will need to go to ULink Student Services to apply for your degree.  If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

DID YOU KNOW - Office of Professional Development

Did you know that a student membership to the Louisville Bar Association costs only $15 a year?  Benefits include a pictorial directory of Louisville attorneys and judges in Jefferson County with contact information and where they attended law school and what year they graduated, a list of firms and corporations/organizations that are members of the LBA, weekly emails and a monthly newsletter.  There is a list of Sections (attorneys listed by practice area) if you want to contact an attorney who practices a certain type of law.  To join a Section, you must pay a fee although you can attend two Section meetings for free before joining to make sure you will get the most benefit from that Section.  You can also list that you are a student member of the LBA on your resume.

Register online at:

New Employer for On-Campus Interview - Application deadline is September 17th at 5:00 p.m.

Richardson & Richardson, P.S.C. will be interviewing on campus Thursday, September 25th.  They are seeking a second-year student for a part-time law clerk to begin work in October and continue through the academic year.  Position will be ongoing through Summer 2015 and the following academic year.  For more details and how to apply, log into Symplicity, click OCI and Session:  Richardson & Richardson.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 17th at 5:00 p.m. 

Attention 3L's!!! LBA Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour

Third year students are invited to attend the LBA's Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour on Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 60 Bistro & Martini Bar, 3939 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207. This would be a wonderful networking opportunity for any 3L still in their job search.

Drinks & Appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP to Leah Smith: