Student News

New University of Louisville Law Review Members Selected

The Editorial Board of the University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce selection of the following students as First-Year Members for Volume 51:

Michael Atkinson
Kristin Birkhold
Justin Brown
Thomas Clines
Harlen Compton 
Nicholas Craddock 
Amy Dorsch 
Ryan Driskill
Kasey Fehler 
Lacey Gullett
James Hafley
John Hardesty
Benjamin Hardy 
Molly Hardy
Emily Harris 
Billy Hopkins 
Lindsey Howard 
Michael McGee
Laurie Beth McTighe
Amir Nahavandi 
Chelsea Painter
Robin David Rice
Karleen Shiner
Dani Smith
Christopher Thurman 
Nicholas Whitt 
Erica Wood 

Congratulations to these students on their accomplishment!

Central Magnet program and UofL Signature Partnership Celebrate Milestones

The partnership with the Central High School Law and Government Magnet program celebrated its tenth anniversary this year during Black History Month as a part of the LBA Annual Trailblazer Event.  The LBA also celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the Summer Law Internship program at the event. The Partnership continues to grow and succeed.  Each year approximately 30 law students and 20 faculty and staff members join with members of the legal community to provide a comprehensive array of academic programming, skills development, and special programs with the goal of building the pipeline to the legal profession and government involvement.

The program, an initiative with West Louisville, is one of the University of Louisville’s Signature Partnership programs.  The Signature Partnership Initiative also celebrated its five-year anniversary earlier this month.

2012 Composites

Attention Class of 2012:

Those students that ordered a composit photo that did not pick it up at graduation can now pick up the photo in Ms. Reh's office. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Reh directly via email or phone: (502)852-6368.

Pedley & Gordinier, PLLC, seeking Part-time Summer Law Clerk

Pedley & Gordinier is seeking a part-time Summer law clerk.  P&G does commercial litigation, transactional work, asbestos defense, family law and general litigation.  The law clerk will be primarily helping with litigation.

The top consideration for this position is excellent organizational skills (and the ability to start work immediately).  Much of the work will be organizing case files, preparing discovery requests and general motion practice.

Please call Mr. Polczynski at (502)371-2177 or e-mail resume.

Summer Entrepreneurship Clinic - Deadline May 25

To participate, students must apply by Friday, May 25 by p.m. to Susan Duncan, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Prerequisites: All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  Must be certified under the Kentucky Student Practice Rule.

Description:  Structured educational experience in which law students represent students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship MBA program at the University of Louisville College of Business who are participating in internal, national or international business plan competitions, or have other legal needs as determined by the Clinic Director. Students will gain and apply practical lawyering skills in the field of business law.

Credit Hours: One Hour

Scholarship assistance may be possible.

Questions:  Please email Dean Duncan at susan.duncan@louisville.edu.

Jeffersonville, IN Law Firm seeking rising 2L/3L Summer Law Clerk

Jeffersonville, IN attorney seeking 2L or 3L for various law clerk duties such as drafting motions, legal research, litigation prep. and client contact for immediate work for the summer. Areas of law practiced include personal injury, family, criminal, and probate. Candidate must be pleasant, have good work ethic, be reliable and able to work under pressure. Previous personal injury law experience is a plus, but not necessary.

If interested, forward cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Ms. Anna Murray at: annamurray.esq@gmail.com

The position can be part-time or full-time with the potential to stay on after the school year starts.

Summer Entrepreneurship Clinic

Prerequisites: To participate, students must apply by Friday, May 25 by p.m. to Susan Duncan, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. All first year required courses, unless waived by the professor teaching the course and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  Must be certified under the Kentucky Student Practice Rule.

Description:  Structured educational experience in which law students represent students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship MBA program at the University of Louisville College of Business who are participating in internal, national or international business plan competitions, or have other legal needs as determined by the Clinic Director. Students will gain and apply practical lawyering skills in the field of business law.

Credit Hours: One Hour

Scholarship assistance may be possible.

Questions:  Please email Dean Duncan at susan.duncan@louisville.edu.

Ky. Department of Public Advocacy Needs Student Assistance Immediately!!

The Ky. Department of Public Advocacy has stories coming in from each of their trial offices and they need someone to help them edit these stories. Eventually, the stories will go into a final year-end report for the agency. Most of the work can be done from home but the student would need to go to the Frankfort office at first to receive the assignment and instructions.

A job description is attached.  This is an unpaid summer internship and hours can count toward your public service requirement.

They are looking for a student with strong creative writing skills - so this would be great for someone who was an English major or a journalism major as an undergrad.

The student will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Brandeis Academic Fellow Applications

The deadline is approaching.  Applications are due May 31, and may be submitted electronically to kimberly.ballard@louisville.edu.

Graduate Business Course Opportunity for this Summer

IMBA 680-02 Special Topics: Entrepreneurship business plan development


University of Louisville Graduate status required to enroll


3 Graduate Credit hours


Summer 2012 -Summer Session II --start Tuesday May 29 - June28. This class will meet at the College of Business room 364 on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:30-9:00.


Title: Entrepreneurship business plan development
The Graduate Entrepreneurship class is designed to provide non-business U of L graduate students a foundation in the core aspects of entrepreneurship they will need to start successful enterprises, to create and promote new products or service offerings in existing organizations, or to engage in social entrepreneurship. This class is open to all non-business graduate students at the University of Louisville and graduate students from all majors are encouraged to participate. This class will include tools and processes of entrepreneurial activity. Students will create a business plan with complete full financials and was designed with non-business majors in mind.


To enroll Contact: Dr. Sharon Kerrick 852-4683 ---sharon.kerrick@louisville.edu
Associate Director Forcht Entrepreneurship Center U of L College of Business and Susan Duncan - susan.duncan@louisville.edu.