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If you're interested in learning more about social media, attend the Social Media Workshop for Faculty and Staff on April 11.

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Wisconsin Judicial System offering 1L/2L unpaid Summer 2013 Internships

Opportunities to work as an unpaid intern with circuit court judges throughout Wisconsin for Summer 2013 are available.

Although there are no funds for compensation, students will gain practical experience, gratitude from the judges and a summer in Wisconsin!

An application is attached.  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2013.


ACLU of KY seeking 2013 Summer Intern

The ACLU of Kentucky is seeking a second-year student for a volunteer 2013  Summer Intern position.  If interested, you can apply through Symplicity at:


Interested in Criminal Defense, Immigration, or Constitutional Law?

This is the event for you. Two years ago in the landmark case Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the 6th Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise their non-citizen clients about the immigration consequences of a plea. The impact of this decision has caused waves in the fields of both criminal defense and immigration law and the full aftermath has not yet been fully realized. 

Tim ArnoldTim Arnold has represented Jose Padilla either as lead or co-counsel through his case and before the U.S. Supreme Court, and continues to represent him before the state court on remand where the case is now pending. Mr. Arnold has been with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy since 1996 and currently serves as the Post-Trial Division Director. Join ACS and Tim Arnold to discuss the implications of the Padilla decision, its application moving forward, and how it will shape the role of criminal defense attorneys. Tuesday, February 19, 12:00. Room 175. Lunch will be provided from Jason's Deli.  

Mardi Gras 2013!

Students, Faculty, and Staff:  Thank you for attending the 4th annual Mardi Gras lunch celebration on Fat Tuesday!  Some pictures from the event are attached below.  Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Interested in Criminal Defense, Immigration, or Constitutional Law?

This is the event for you. Two years ago in the landmark case Padilla v. Kentucky, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth Amendment requires that defense attorneys advise their noncitizen clients about the immigration consequences of a plea. The Court recognized what, for decades, the defense and immigration bars have known: competent defense counsel must advise about immigration consequences of a plea. 

Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold has represented José Padilla either as lead counsel or co-counsel through the U.S. Supreme Court, and he continues to represent Mr. Padilla on remand to the state court, where the case is now pending. He began his career with Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA) in the Juvenile Post-Dispositional Branch in 1996, and served as Manager of that branch from 2003 to 2008. He has served as DPA’s Post-Trial Division Director since 2008. Join ACS and Tim Arnold as we discuss the implications from the Padilla decision, applications moving forward, and how this decision will shape the role of criminal defense attorneys. 12:00, Room 175 - Free lunch from Jason's Deli. 


Law Professor Lisa Nicholson to Speak at McKinney Law Symposium

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host a major national symposium on “Law and the Financial Crisis” on April 5, 2013.
One of the panels slated for that day will examine the potential for the law to prevent the next financial crisis. Professor David Herzig of Valparaiso School of Law will moderate a panel made up of Professor M. Todd Henderson of the University of Chicago School of Law, and Professor Lisa Nicholson of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. Professor Henderson has private sector experience counseling clients on business and regulatory strategy, and he will speak about new strategies for regulation. Professor Nicholson has securities and commercial litigation experience and will speak on the subject of corporate governance.
Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will present the keynote address to kick off the event. Senator Bayh’s lecture will focus on his experience with the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs during the financial crisis.
The symposium is sponsored by the Indiana Law Review, a legal periodical edited and managed by students of IU McKinney Law that publishes scholarly articles by professors, judges, and practitioners from throughout the country. Andrea Kochert is editor of a special issue of the Law Review that will contain the proceedings of the symposium.

Campus-wide Student Government Elections

Professional School Students,

Belknap campus SGA elections have begun this week (Mon-Thurs). Historically there has been a very small amount of voting from the professional schools (Medical, Dental, Law, Nursing). It has gotten to the point where candidates do not even campaign on our respective campuses because they dont think it will make a difference. We need to change this. The only way that we can get our initiatives passed, and ensure that the professional schools are not put on the back burner, is to show that we are a force in the voting polls!!

As the budgets have been increased this year it is very important for us to set the precedent as a United Front and show that our voice will be heard! Some of you may know some of the candidates from undergrad. I urge you to look at their initiatives, ask questions and vote for the candidate that will help out the professional schools the most! If you have any questions please feel free to call me.

The Presidential Candidates this year are:
-Jeremy Cole Bozarth
-AJ Bucci
-Carrie Mattingly

Voting takes 15 seconds:
To Vote -> go to ->Login -> Student services -> Ballots -> Vote for your Candidates!


For general information about SGA elections, including candidate bios, please visit the SGA website by clicking here

2013 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge - open to law students to attend!

Law students are invited to attend the Cardinal Challenge, a fast-paced, exciting business plan competition that features teams of MBA students from across North America vying for more than $100K in business start-up cash and services. Think “Shark Tank.”  Hosted by the College of Business Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, the 2013 Cardinal Challenge will feature UofL’s own VOC Diagnostics presenting its innovative cost- and life-saving lung cancer diagnostic device.  Three law school students, Stefanie Stolz, Brandon Johnson, and Shawn Spalding, serve as legal counsel to VOC Diagnostics.  Through their participation in the Law School's Entrepreneurship Clinic, Stefanie, Brandon, and Shawn have constructed VOC's Operation Agreement, helped with entity formation, produced confidentiality agreements, and more.

The tournament is open to the public and any law student interested in entrepreneurship, business development, and venture capitalism will certainly find the competition rounds  interesting.  The first round is between 7:45 a.m. and 10:35 a.m.  Rounds two and three are between 1:15 and 5:30.  For more information, please see the flyer. The competition is held at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

VOC concept: VOC Diagnostics presents VitaLung, a lung cancer diagnostic device that can save over 130,000 lives and $2.02B annually in the United States. Using patent pending technology, VitaLung applies cutting-edge biomarker research to detect the presence of lung cancer through the capture and analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a patient’s breath. VitaLung is a non-invasive, accurate, affordable and simple test for the early detection of lung cancer.

The Evolution & Current Manifestation of Education Accountability - Feb. 14 at 1:00 p.m.

Susan Weston from the Prichard Committee will be speaking about measures of accountability used in Kentucky, why we might/might not benefit from them, and then speak to the current interest in the accountability framework: teacher evaluations. Should be a great discussion!  Dessert will be provided.

February 14, 1:00 p.m., Room 175