Student News

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

Dept. Health & Human Services, Food & Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel Summer Student Law Clerk Pathways Intern (Paid, Deadline 10/29/14)
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

Colorado Attorney General - Department of Law 2015 Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
Ohio Attorney General's Office - 2015-2016 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline, 11/14/14)
New York City Law Department - One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/15/14)

Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Thursday, October 30, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL75, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event. 

All students are invited to attend; however, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Don't miss this opportunity!

TODAY!! Women and Children at the Border: The Humanitarian Crisis

When: TODAY, Oct. 28th from 12:00 to 2:00
Where: 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. See the attached flyer for more information.

Panelists will 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, Immigration 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.

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups

 

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  

Try-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:

 

               Resume

               Unofficial Law School Transcript

The deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at sdthom@louisville.edu


Law Clinic Accepting Applications for Spring Semester

Spring Clinic I (3 or 4 credit option) – 2015

The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic represents victims of domestic violence and other low income clients in Jefferson County District & Family Court.  Most cases involve Emergency Protective Order hearings and housing/eviction cases.  

The Ackerson Law Clinic is a student-run law firm supervised by Professor Shelley 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. 

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. 

To apply, send an email to Professor Shelley Santry at shelley.santry@louisville.edu including the following:

  • Name, phone number and email;
  • Resume;
  • Unofficial transcript;
  • Statement of Interest (not to exceed one page).

DEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5.  

 

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.

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed 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, November 13, 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, November 14.

Students interested in attending the training on November 13 and/or going on the jail visit on November 13, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, November 3. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. 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: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

 

Women and Children at the Border: The Humanitarian Crisis

When: Tuesday, Oct. 28th from 12:00 to 2:00
Where: 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. See the attached flyer for more information.

Panelists will 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, Immigration 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.

Litigation and Transactional Skills Certificate Program

Current 2L and 3L students may apply for acceptance into the Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or the Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills Programs. These programs allow students priority registration in designated litigation or transactional skills courses. Currently there are six placements available in the programs. Students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation or Transactional Skills upon graduation if they satisfy the certificate requirements regardless whether they enroll in the certificate program. Contact Dean Nowka, room 213, for additional information or to apply. Application deadline is October 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline for Fall 2014 Final Exams Is Tonight!

Exam4 for Fall 2014 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is now available to download and install.

  • The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test to qualify to use your computer on Fall 2014 final exams is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 24, 2014.
  • All previous versions of Exam4 have expired, will not run, will not work, and will not help you.
  • Exam4 no longer supports 32-bit Mac, Snow Leopard. Mac users with 32-bit Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) will need to purchase a new laptop or rent or borrow one for laptop testing and finals if they intend to use Exam4. You may follow these instructions to determine if you have 32- or 64-bit Snow Leopard.

You must always:

  1. Download and install the current version of Exam4 for your computer's operating system. Supported operating systems are listed here.
  2. Take and submit a practice test (choose "F14 Practice Exam" during start-up).
  3. For practice tests, identify yourself in the Exam Number field (twice) with your ULink user name (e.g., lhoswa01).

You must never:

  1. Ever, under any circumstances, identify yourself in Exam4 (or any other exam situation) using your UofL Student ID Number. This applies to practice tests, real exams—everything.

Within about an hour, you should receive a confirmation e-mail at your CardMail address. If you submit a practice test and do not receive the confirmation e-mail, then you have done something wrong and you must try again until you do.

Complete, detailed instructions for taking and submitting a practice test are here.

Students are reminded that, in order to use Exam4 to take final exams, they must comply with the Brandeis School of Law's Policy and Procedure Governing Examinations on Computer, including satisfactory completion of a practice test by 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, October 24, 2014. Last year, the law school faculty discussed and re-affirmed the law school policy that students who fail to complete a satisfactory practice exam in accordance with the rules established by the IT department MAY NOT use their computers to take final exams, and that, should a student use a computer on a final exam in violation of this policy, that student will receive no tech support during or after the exam, including but not limited to help re-booting or restoring an Exam4 session OR assistance uploading an exam or partial exam that the student may have written using Exam4. In addition, a letter describing the student’s violation of law school policy will be placed in the student’s record. This policy may result in your being unable to turn in part or all of your exam answers, should you fail to complete a satisfactory practice test. Deans on Duty and IT staff on duty have been advised of these policies.

Please do not risk failing an exam! If you have not received a confirmation e-mail, DO NOT use your computer to type your exam. Bluebooks are available from the Law Resource Center or the Dean on Duty.