Student News

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

TODAY! Mandatory Meetings with the Office of Professional Development – Section 2

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students in Section 2 TODAY from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in Section 2 are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Hobby Lobby and Free Fazolis!

Today is the last day to RSVP!!!  Come join the Federalist Society for a discussion regarding the Supreme Court’s Landmark decision in Hobby Lobby in 2013.  The event will be next Wednesday the 22nd at 4:15pm in 275.  You don’t have to be a member of the Federalist Society to participate.  Just bring your ideas and opinions and listen to two very smart people review some of the aspects of that case.  Why do you care about Hobby Lobby?  Why do you want to spend your Wednesday afternoon with us?  Because this case held that closely held for profit companies did not have to provide coverage for contraception to their female employees based on their religious belief that life begins at conception.  No matter which side of this issue you are on, we invite and encourage you to come to the discussion.  Professor Marcosson will be providing a counterpoint to Timothy Carney the Washington based political columnist and author.  To top it all off we'll feed you Fazoli's.  Try to RSVP to sahuff01@louisville.edu by next Tuesday the 21st so that I can insure we have plenty of food to feast on.

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Client Counseling Team!

Congratulations to Linsey Boyd and Steve Daugherty for being selected for the Client Counseling Team!

Professional Responsibility Exam Time Reminder

Students taking the Professional Responsibility course exam on Friday, October 31 have until Tuesday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. to elect to take the exam from 2:30 - 5:30, October 31. Make your election in writing to Dean Nowka, room 213. If you do not submit an election, you will be deemed to elect the 3:00 - 6:00 time for the exam.

Immigration Moot Court Team Participants Sought!

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (carolynann.allen@gmail.com

Hobby Lobby and Free Fazolis!

Come join the Federalist Society for a discussion regarding the Supreme Court’s Landmark decision in Hobby Lobby in 2013.  The event will be next Wednesday the 22nd at 4:15pm in 275.  You don’t have to be a member of the Federalist Society to participate.  Just bring your ideas and opinions and listen to two very smart people review some of the aspects of that case.  Why do you care about Hobby Lobby?  Why do you want to spend your Wednesday afternoon with us?  Because this case held that closely held for profit companies did not have to provide coverage for contraception to their female employees based on their religious belief that life begins at conception.  No matter which side of this issue you are on, we invite and encourage you to come to the discussion.  Professor Marcosson will be providing a counterpoint to Timothy Carney the Washington based political columnist and author.  To top it all off we'll feed you Fazoli's.  Try to RSVP to sahuff01@louisville.edu by next Tuesday the 21st so that I can insure we have plenty of food to feast on.

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.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division Summer Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/14)
•National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/07/14)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14 Coordination & Guidance Program)
•Department of Defense – Office of General Counsel 2015 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/16/14)

State & Local Government

•Delaware Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice Summer 2L Law Clerk (Paid, Deadline 10/31/14)
•Sacramento County CA District Attorney’s Office – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
•Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)

3Ls Post Graduation

Federal

•Environmental Protection Agency – R7 (Kansas City) Honors Attorney Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/31/14)
•Congressional Research Service – American Law Division CRS Law Recruit Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/14 Formal application deadline)

State & Local Government

•California Department of Justice  2016-18 California Attorney General???s Honors Program & 2015-16 Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/22/14)
•Colorado Attorney General – Department of Law 2015 Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
•New York City Law Department – One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/15/14)

Women and Children at the Border: The Humanitarian Crisis - Tuesday, Oct. 28th from Noon to 2:00 - Room 275

 The Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows present a discussion of the humanitarian crisis facing our country at our southwestern border. Panelists will discuss the causes of the crisis, medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible remedies available to them, and ways for students to get involved in our community.

Panelists include:

•Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky
•Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries
•Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights
•Jonathan Ruckman, Immigr​ation Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
•James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center
•Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow
•Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow

Lunch will be provided by Louisville Vegan Kitchen, founded by Brandeis alum, Courtney Glasker. This program is sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee.

Immigration Moot Court Team Tryouts

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

 

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

 

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

 

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (carolynann.allen@gmail.com