Student News

MCB Congrats!

Please wish Christopher Arnold, Lucas Markushewski, Sean O'Tormey, and Richard Williams good luck as they travel to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, along with coach Jack Wheat, to compete in the Regional Competition of the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Competition.

Public Service Fellowship Application Deadline!

This is a reminder that the deadline for turning in your fellowship applications for summer 2012 fellowships is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, AT 3:00 P.M.  Applications are available in Room 180 or in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).   Each application is in a manila folder respectively marked and attached to the bulletin board.

If you are turning in more than one application, please paperclip each application with its attachments.  Please leave them in the tray on the door of Room 180 or slide them under the door. 

How to Get a State Judicial Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position and Summer Judicial Clerkships!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions? Do you have an interest in volunteering for a judge over the summer? You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175. 

Three of our alums, Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97) and Jacqueline Hersh (Class of '09) will be available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find them, as well. They will also be discussing opportunities for summer judicial internships that are available to our students. We will also have two current students who volunteered last summer for judges and they will be discussing their experiences.

This session is of interest to all students. If you are a 1L or 2L and have an interest in volunteering for a judge either during the school year or for a summer, you will want to attend. If you are 3L interested in finding out more about state judicial clerkships or staff attorney positions, this is for you.

Pizza and drinks will be served while they last. See you there!

Spring T-Shirt Sales

The Women's Law Caucus will be selling t-shirts in orchid, azalea, lime, and sky blue (see attachment for samples) from Feb 13-Feb. 24 in the lobby during lunch or in rm. 104 from 12:30-3:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 T-Shirts are $12.

Part of the proceeds from each shirt sold will go to Ronald McDonald House, The Center for Women and Families, or the Central Partnership Program (purchaser's choice of which). 

Student Bar Foundation Meeting

There is a Student Bar Foundation meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 12:00pm in room 171. If you have signed up as an at-large member, please make sure to attend. If you are interested in being an at-large member, attend the meeting because this is your last chance to sign up!

If you cannot attend, or have any questions, please email Carly Harvey at carly.a.harvey@gmail.com


 

 

Appointments available to discuss summer employment plans and/or resume or cover letter review

If you would like to meet to discuss a plan for summer employment opportunities and/or review a resume or cover letter, please sign up on the appointment sheet on Debra Reh's door, room 184.

Also, don't forget to check the job bank in Symplicity at:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection" 

 

 

 

Sud-Chemie coming on campus to interview for paid Law Intern

Süd-Chemie Inc. is part of an international group of companies specializing in the development and manufacture of catalysts and desiccants for uses in various industries including the chemical manufacturing, refining, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

This is a paid position ($12.00 - $15.00 depending on experience) designed to provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity while serving as a contributing team member to an in-house legal department.  Our Intern may have the opportunity to work with both corporate and intellectual property in-house legal practitioners.  Our Intern will likely participate in the review and drafting of contracts, negotiations with internal business clients, the preparation and filing of intellectual property applications, support of litigation case management, individualized research relating to both intellectual property and corporate law, and assume responsibility for various administrative tasks related to law department management.

The position will start work in May.  Intern will work between ten (10) and twenty (20) hours a week during the school year and between thirty (30) to forty (40) hours a week during the summer.  Hours are flexible during 8-5 Monday through Friday, depending on student’s class schedule.
                              
This position is open to all 1L and 2L law students.  Strong research, computer and organizational skills are a must.  Prior experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or other full-time employment in a business setting is strongly preferred, although not required.

Please submit a resume, cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and a 3 – 5 page writing sample.

Please apply through Symplicity.  Session is Sud-Chemie.  You may begin uploading your information on Wednesday, February 8th.  The deadline will be Sunday, February 19th.

How to Get a State Judicial Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position and Summer Judicial Internships!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions? Do you have an interest in volunteering for a judge over the summer? You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session on Wednesday, February 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.

Three of our alums, Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97) and Jacqueline Hersh (Class of '09) will be available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find them, as well. They will also be discussing opportunities for summer judicial internships that are available to our students.

This is session is of interest to all students. If you are a 1L or 2L and have an interest in volunteering for a judge either during the school year or for a summer, you will want to attend. If you are 3L interested in finding out more about state judicial clerkships or staff attorney positions, this is for you.
Pizza and drinks will be served while they last. See you there!

Student Life Info Session: Journals

Interested in Journals at the Brandeis School of Law?  Learn about the University of Louisville Law Review, the Journal of Law and Education, and the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law.  Learn how to get involved and participate in journal activities and membership.  Come to an information session on Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:10 p.m., Room 175.

Mandatory Bar Program - February 7

On Tuesday, February 7, at 12:15 p.m., the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, with a member of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for second year law students.

The Board of Bar Examiners’ Character and Fitness Committee must certify graduating law students before they are allowed to sit for the bar.  One fact the committee members look at closely is the applicant’s record of financial responsibility. 

Judge Gary Payne, Character and Fitness Committee member, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel, will discuss financial responsibility in the context of professionalism and a lawyer’s obligation to uphold the values of the profession.  Judge Payne will discuss how financial debt can evidence a lack of responsibility and further, how debt can lead to financial pressures and interfere with a lawyer’s duties to his or her clients. 

Attendance at the February 7 program is required for all 2Ls.