Student News

Legal Aid Society Is Hiring Six Student 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 December 15, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

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 om 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.

Moot Court Board Wishes the Students, Faculty, and Staff a Happy Thanksgiving!

Moot Court Board wishes all the students, faculty, and staff a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

Free ABA Membership for Graduating Seniors

The American Bar Association is offering all graduating law school students free membership!
Join now at ambar.org/abagrads and discover the benefits of ABA membership:

  • The ABA gives you tips on taking the bar – access the “30 Tips in 30 Minutes Bar Prep” webinar available in January – free for members.
  • The ABA gives you practical tips and resources to help you land your first job – access the ABA’s Free Career Advice Series of webinars and the ABA Career Center Job Board.
  • The ABA helps you navigate the early years of your career – access both the ABA Young Lawyer Division’s and ABA Law Student Division’s vast amount of tools and opportunities for professional and personal success.
  • The ABA helps you transition from law school into your job – access winning advice from lawyers in the “First-Year Lawyers: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes” webinar and tip list – free for members.

Sign up at ambar.org/abagrads and let the ABA help you launch a successful career!

Bad Weather Policy--Evening Exams

If the University cancels evening classes during Law School exam weeks or cancels classes beginning at 4:00 p.m., evening final exams are cancelled. The Law School will notify students of the make-up date for any cancelled exam.

WLC Apparel

Attention: all students who ordered apparel from the Women's Law Caucus. While we were originally told the apparel would be in before Thanksgiving, the apparel company was unable to complete the orders by today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. This was completely out of WLC's control. As soon as the orders are ready, we will provide notice and distribute the orders as quickly as possible. Again, sorry for any inconvenience. Good luck with finals!

University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Travel Mugs

The Student Bar Foundation is selling University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law travel mugs. The proceeds from the mugs will go towards SBF fellowships awarded to students who pursue unpaid law-related public interest work. Past fellowship recipients have worked for Legal Aid, KY Refugee Ministries, the Department of Public Advocacy, the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, the National Juvenile Justice Network, the Center for Women and Families, and many more organizations. Mugs will be $12 each or 2 for $20. Limited quantities are available. To make sure you get your mug, place your order soon by sending the attached order form to Emily DeVuono at eadevuono@gmail.com.  Thanks for supporting SBF! 

Bad Weather Exam Policy

If the University cancels or delays classes during Law School exam weeks the exam schedule will be changed as follows. If classes are cancelled for the day, all exams on that day are cancelled and we will notify all students of the date and time for the make-up.  If classes are delayed until 10:00 a.m., all day exams are postponed one hour.  Exams scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. will start at 10:00 a.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. will start at 2:00 p.m.  Exams scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. are not postponed and will start at 6:00 p.m. 

If the weather prevents you from attending a scheduled exam, notify the Dean on Duty for that exam period, either Dean Duncan 852-6373; Dean DiSanza, 852-8956; or Dean Nowka, 852-6386.  The Dean on Duty schedule is attached.

Legal Aid Society Is Hiring Six Student Interns - Deadline Extended

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 has been extended to December 15, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.