Student News

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR CENTRAL PARTNERSHIP TEACHING FOR 2012-2013 - Thursday, March 8

In order for your application to be reviewed in time for fall registration, your application is needed by Thursday, March 8.  Forms are available from Jina Scinta.  A hard copy of the form and a resume should be submitted to either Professor Laura Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta (Room 180).

"A Hidden Madness" Receives Rave Reviews

A Hidden Madness, the recently published memoirs of professor James T. Jones, has not only sold more than 100 copies in one month and received a five-star rating at Amazon.com, it has been positively reviewed by several blogers, including A Book A Day Review and Book Critics.

 

From Gabrielle Wheelers review on A Book A Day:

"His decision to publish this book, given the character of the disease, shows an even greater bravery. Much as he wanted to to help others suffering from bipolar disorder, he was afraid."

 

Be sure to stay up-to-date on the status of Jones' book by regularly checking in at his blog.

Completion of Brief - Celebration Breakfast for First-Year Students - Monday, March 5th - Mosaic Lobby - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

First-year Students,

The Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce the second annual Celebration Breakfast after your briefs are due.  Join us in the Mosaic Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for bagels, fruit, coffee and juice from Panera Bread.

Immediate need for a part-time Law Clerk at Williams and Associates

A two-lawyer general practice firm, Williams and Associates, seeks a part-time law clerk.  The firm handles criminal defense, personal injury and civil rights matters. 

Duties will include researching case law; assisting in preparing pleadings, motions and discovery; and writing legal memoranda.  Clerk will also serve as assistant, including answering firm telephones and taking messages, typing correspondence,  sending faxes and electronically filing documents in federal cases.  

Shift will be from 9 am to 1 pm or longer from Monday through Thursday.  We will consider varying these hours to accommodate classes. Must be a 2L or higher.   Must be computer literate and use Microsoft Word. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a law student who might be interested in becoming a solo practitioner or joining a small firm to experience a small practice and learn how cases progress.  Firm is located in the Starks Building in downtown Louisville.  Position will be open the week of March 5.

Please  fax  your resume’, a cover letter and a legal memorandum writing sample to 581-0595.   

Working on Your Brief Today? Enjoy a Complimentary Massage!

Enjoy a complimentary massage in the Washer Lounge today between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Students may sign up for a specific time; walk-ins are also welcome.  Clinical studies have found massage helpful for stress relief, managing anxiety, and boosting immunity.  Treat yourself today.  Good luck on your briefs!

MCB Congrats!

Nathan Batey and Sarah Christianson gave strong performances in the National Animal Law Moot Court Competition last weekend in Los Angeles. Although the team did not advance to the semi-finals, the judges gave a substantial amount of positive feedback, saying that the team was “unflappable” and had given the best argument he had heard at the competition. Congratulations to Sarah and Nathan for representing our school so well on the West Coast.

Completion of Brief - Celebration Breakfast for First-Year Students - Monday, March 5th - Mosaic Lobby - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

First-year Students,

The Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce the second annual Celebration Breakfast after your briefs are due.  Join us in the Mosaic Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for bagels, fruit, coffee and juice from Panera Bread.

May 2012, August 2012 & December 2012 Graduates

The deadline to place an order for graduation apparel for the May 2012 graduation ceremonies is Saturday, March 31 at midnight.  For graduation information and to place a cap and gown order, please go to http://louisville.edu/commencement.

HHS "Preventive Services" Mandate: Conscience Rights and Religious Liberty - Free Lunch

March 1, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 275

Gregory S. Baylor, Attorney, Alliance Defense Fund
Dr. Paul Simmons, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Topic: The recent controversy over the HHS “Preventive Services Mandate” has surfaced serious questions about religious freedom and conscience protection.  Should government force employers and insurance providers to include contraceptives and abortifacients in health insurance plans?  When, if ever, should government accommodate conscientious objections to paying for these drugs and devices?  What limits do legal protections of religious liberty (including the First Amendment) impose on government power in this area?

Many Externship Opportunities Exist for Summer & Fall 2012

Detailed information about the variety of externship opportunities for Summer and Fall 2012 is posted on the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”  Contact Professor Jordan for additional information.