Student News

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.

Law Review Members Selected for Volume 51 Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of Volume 50 of the University of Louisville Law Review would like to present their successors for the Editorial Board of Volume 51:

  • Editor in Chief - Eddie O'Brien
  • Senior Articles Editor - Lauren Claycomb
  • Senior Notes Editor - Spencer Brooks
  • Executive Editor - Stephanie Carr
  • Managing Editor - Amanda Smith
  • Article Selection Editor - Clay Talley
  • Articles Editors - Carli Clowers, Matt Doran, and Patrick Smith
  • Notes Editors - Ashley Haile, Jack Hartz, and Ben Lowry

Congratulations to those selected for the Editorial Board and best wishes for the upcoming volume!

Enhancing Employment Prospects Through Mentoring - Room Change

Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association

Wednesday March 7 - 3:45-4:45 pm - Allen Courtroom

What’s the difference between a mentor, a role model, networking, and a person who serves as a reference?  How do you find a mentor?  How do mentoring relationships work?  Leaders in the legal profession will provide their perspectives on mentoring at an SBA sponsored panel.


Moderator:  Professor Laura Rothstein
Speakers:  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson
Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association

Externship and Clinic Opportunities - Info Session on Tuesday

Each academic year, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship and law clinic experiences.   If you are thinking about participating in the law clinic, the entrepreneurship clinic, or an externship in 2012-13, please join us on Tuesday, March 6, at 12:10, in Room 175 to hear from faculty supervisors, field supervisors, and students.  Get answers to your questions before the April registration period for the summer and fall semesters.

Information will be provided relating to the law clinic, the entrepreneurship clinic, and the following externships: Tax, Immigration, Clinical Research Contracts, and Technology Transfer; Judicial; Jefferson County offices of the Commonwealth Attorney and the County Attorney; the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy; Legal Aid; and the Kentucky Innocence Project.

First year law students who have earned at least 30 credits are eligible to apply for a summer judicial externship.  Students who have completed the first year curriculum are also eligible to apply for the Kentucky Innocence Project.

Dual Degree Information Session - Thursday

The Law School offers a number of dual degree programs providing students an opportunity to earn two degrees in a reduced period of time. Generally, interested students must apply to one of the following dual degree programs prior to completing 45 hours of law school course work.

  • Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity
  • Master of Science in Social Work/Juris Doctor
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Students interested in any of these programs should attend the dual degree information session this Thursday, March 1.  Hear from current law students who are pursuing dual degrees.  The program will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Papa John's pizza will be served. 

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.

Environmental Law and Land Use Society Panel TODAY - February 29th at Noon in 275

Interested in a career as an Environmental Attorney or using your law degree for environmental issues?  Please attend the ELLUS session on Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in room 275.  Speakers will be Jon Baker with the County Attorney's Office, Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, John Carroll with the County Attorney's Office, Bob Ehrler with LG&E, and Randy Strobo with Hank Graddy Law Firm in Midway, KY.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served outside of 275.

Kaplan Bar Review Table - Today

Kaplan Bar Reivew table today, Wednesday, Feb. 29th, from 11 AM - 6 PM.  DEPOSIT SPECIALS: 3Ls lock in with discounted $100 deposit and 1/2s lock in with a discounted $25 deposit.  Enroll by March 1st to SAVE!  Enroll at the table on Wednesday and SAVE an additional $50-$100 off already discounted prices!  The Final Review Course will be held July 15-17 in Louisville.  Use the most test-like questions available this summer for your bar exam!  FREE on-Demand MPRE Course available now.  Enroll at www.kaplanpmbr.com today!

Learn More About 2 Mentoring Events in March

Two Mentoring Events that are Happeneing In March, 2012

See the Event Calendar for details

 

Enhancing Employment Prospects through Mentoring

Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association

Wednesday March 7

3:45-4:45

Room 275


What’s the difference between a mentor, a role model, networking, and a person who serves as a reference?  How do you find a mentor?  How do mentoring relationships work?  Leaders in the legal profession will provide their perspectives on mentoring at an SBA sponsored panel.


Moderator:  Professor Laura Rothstein
Speakers:  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson
Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association
 
 

Speed Mentoring

Reserved Speed Mentoring program
Requires application to be submitted to Professor Laura Rothstein by Thursday, March 1.

Cox Lounge – 5:30-7:00

Sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges, the Brandeis Women’s Law Caucus, and the Brandeis Black Law Students Association

Members of the bar will have 6-8 minute conversations with students (like a speed dating program). Students will speak to each mentor.