Student News

Environmental Moot Court Team Participants Sought

The Environmental Law Moot Court team is seeking applicants who would like to compete on this year’s team.  The competition requires that team members submit a brief that is due in early December and participate in oral arguments in White Plains, NY in mid-February.  We will be sending one team consisting of two or three students.

Any interested candidate needs to submit a letter of interest (1 page max), a resume, and a legal wiring sample to Kathryn Cross at kathryn.cross90@gmail.com on or before Monday, October 20, 2014.

Moving Forward, Living Backward, or Just Standing Still? Theatre Production, Friday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m., Allen Courtroom

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.

Congratulations, Grateful Decedents!

Congratulations to Lawlapalooza 2014 champs the Grateful Decedents,  featuring 3Ls Mina Khalil and Greg Daly.  Thanks to 3L Emily DeVuono, whose band, The Perpetual Motions, played a great set, as well. All eight bands rocked for a wonderful, worthy cause, the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, and this year's event drew a great turnout of students, staff, faculty, and the local legal community. Many thanks to our 2014 Ewing Fellow, Jenn Pence, and our student MCs, Jeff Perkins, Jessica Homer, Caitlin McQueen, Alexandria Bridges, China Hepburn, and James Shockley, for all their help and especially for their enthusiasm!

Immigration Moot Court Team Participant's 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

2015 AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer

The AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering Law Student Union Summer, an exciting program for law students that combines traditional legal research and analysis with front line activism. Please note that the deadline to apply is TOMORROW October 17 for 2Ls. The deadline for 1Ls is January 16, 2015. More information can be found on Symplicity.

TODAY!! Section 1 Mandatory Meetings with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students in Section 1 TODAY from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.


Meetings with Section 2 will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections 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 & 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.

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.

Environmental Moot Court Team Participants Sought

The Environmental Law Moot Court team is seeking applicants who would like to compete on this year’s team.  The competition requires that team members submit a brief that is due in early December and participate in oral arguments in White Plains, NY in mid-February.  We will be sending one team consisting of two or three students.

Any interested candidate needs to submit a letter of interest (1 page max), a resume, and a legal wiring sample to Kathryn Cross at kathryn.cross90@gmail.com on or before Monday, October 20, 2014.