Student News

WLC APPAREL IS HERE!

WLC will be in the Mosaic Lobby TODAY (Friday) from 11:00-12:15 distributing apparel. If you haven't already, please pick up your apparel today. WLC makes no guarantees as to our availability to distribute next week. If you would like to try to coordinate another pick-up time, please email Maegan Carek (maeganc0619@gmail.com) and we will try to accommodate. Thank you for promptly picking up and paying for your apparel! Good luck with any remaining finals!

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.

Applications Now Available for the Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund has announced their 2015 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 16, 2015.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for a ten-week summer employment period. One school-year fellowship is also offered. 

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

WLC APPAREL IS HERE!

Reminder: pick up your WLC apparel in the Mosaic lobby TODAY (Thursday) from 12:00-1:00. Please bring exact cash or checks made payable to Women's Law Caucus. If you have any questions about your order, please email Maegan Carek (maeganc0619@gmail.com). Again, to ensure that you receive your order before finals are over, please pick up your apparel at your first opportunity. No guarantees are made that we will be able to distribute next week, so make an effort to stop by today or tomorrow. Thanks! 

 

Writing Competition

The FBA Section on Taxation would like to announce the 2015 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition.  Law students may submit any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20 and 50 double spaced pages.  Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.

Winning authors receive $2,000 or $1,000 and a trip to the FBA's Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C.  Entries may be submitted to Marcellus Howard at mhoward@fedbar.org.  Deadline is January 5, 2015.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following: your name, class year, and UofL email address.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

*Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Law Student Summer Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/14)

State & Local Government

*Federal Reserve Bank of New York Legal Function (Paid, Deadline Rolling Basis beginning December 1)
*New York County District Attorney’s Office – Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*Office of the Vermont Attorney General Civil Rights Unit – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
*North Carolina Office of Attorney General Department of Justice – Summer InternshipProgram (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

*Department of Treasury - General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Office of the General Counsel - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Department of Transportation, Office of Litigation - Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)

State & Local Government

*Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office - Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 12/13/14)
*New York County District Attorney’s Office – Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*City of Philadelphia Law Department – Office of the City Solicitor Summer Law Student Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*Office of the Vermont Attorney General Civil Rights Unit – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
*North Carolina Office of Attorney General Department of Justice – Summer InternshipProgram (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)

All Day Fundraiser for the Harlan Scholars at Señor Iguanas!

Treat yourself and give a little! Join the Harlan Scholars and Señor Iguanas on Thursday, December 4, 2014

from 11 AM – 10 PM for a day of eating and giving. When you eat at Señor Iguanas and mention giving to the Harlan Scholars, 10% of the proceeds will benefit the Harlan Scholar Program @ UofL. 

 

The Harlan Scholars Program is designed for select undergraduates @ UofL interested in careers in the law. Members are regularly invited to our law school, where they have opportunities to interact and network with current law students, law faculty, and members of the Louisville legal community. Your participation will help continue to grow the program. The Harlan Scholars Program is a Guaranteed Entrance Program.

 

For more information about the Harlan Scholars, please visit: http://louisville.edu/admissions/aid/gep/harlan

 

For more information about the fundraiser, please contact Marianna Michael, President of the Harlan Scholars, at marianna.michael@louisville.edu

WLC APPAREL IS HERE!

Just a reminder to those who ordered apparel from WLC: we will be in the Mosaic lobby TODAY from 12:00-1:00. When you pick up your order, please bring exact cash or checks made payable to Women's Law Caucus. If you have any questions regarding your order, please email Maegan Carek (maeganc0619@gmail.com). Again, to ensure that you receive your order before finals are over, please pick up your apparel at your first opportunity.  Thank you!

 

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.