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Attention 2Ls and 3Ls!! One Slot Remains at KY. Department of Public Advocacy Shepherdsville Office

There is still a slot open for a 2L or 3L student to work at the Shepherdsville Office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy for public service credit.

The student will be working in an office consisting of approximately 8 attorneys. Duties will include research, drafting motions, filing and correspondence with jail to courthouse overview. The project will begin in August and continue through December. It is anticipated that the project will satisfy the students' 30-hour public service requirement.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at to obtain the necessary paperwork to sign up for this project.

Attention 3L’s!!! HUD Legal Honors Program – Robert Kuhnle

Robert Kuhnle from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will at the law school on Thursday, August 21 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. to speak on the 2015-2016 Legal Honors Program. This program is designed for graduating law students and recent graduates completing a judicial clerkship. The Program is a 14-month appointment that begins in August or September.

If you are a third year student and would be interested in attending this program, please e-mail Jina Scinta at to indicate your interest by 3:00 p.m., TODAY, August 19.

Corporate Tax

Corporate Tax is taught this semester on Monday/Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:15.  It will not be offered in spring 2015. It is a vaulable course if you intend to practice transactional law.  Professor Lewis has agreed to teach the course even if enrollment is less than five students.


Gearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity.

How about celebrating spring break of the Spring 2015 semester with service work in Belize?  Learn more about this opportunity at UofL’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website  Law is one of several participating disciplines.  The Law team lead by Dean Susan Duncan will develop restorative justice programs and work in schools and communities outside Dangriga.  You can find out about past projects, see photos, and read about the work on the ISLP website.  The service is rewarding and the memories last a lifetime!  Plus, you’ll earn three hours of academic credit and build useful skills.

The priority deadline for the March 2015 trip is coming up soon on September 29th.  Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered if space is available.  Encourage your friends to apply along with you!  Contact Dr. Joy Hart ( or Dr. Kandi Walker ( if you have questions.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up very soon.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015


•Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Office of General Counsel Student Trainee Legal Pathways Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 8/22/14)
•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of General Counsel Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 8/30/14)
•Department of State - Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) - Summer Intern (Unpaid, Deadline 9/1/14)
•Department of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 9/2/14)

State & Local Government

•Indiana Office of the Attorney General - Law Clerkship Program (Paid, Deadline 9/1/14)

Fall 2014 On Campus Interview Deadline for Steel Technologies is Sunday, August 24th

Steel Technologies Inc. is seeking a second-year student for a legal internship position to work 8-16 hours/week during the 2014-2015 school year.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 24th at midnight.  Please log into Symplicity, click on the "OCI" tab and select Steel Technologies.  Hiring criteria requires a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Prefer student who has completed Drafting  class.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at by Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.

BLS Room Change for Professors Sweeney and Rosario Lebron

Professor Sweeny's BLS section 32 will meet in room LL 60.  Professor Rosario Lebron's BLS section 42 will meet in room LL 71 and BLS section 41 will meet in room 275.

Last day to add a class, Change a class to an audit and Receive 100% tuition refund

Friday, August 22, 2014 (by 10:00 p.m.) 
        the last day to add a class,
        the last day to change a class to an audit, 
        the last day to receive 100% tuition reduction after withdrawing from a class and
        have the W removed from your transcript after withdrawing from a class