Student News

HHS "Preventive Services" Mandate: Conscience Rights and Religious Liberty Debate

Please join us Thur. for lunch and what promises to be a very enlightening discussion to a very hot 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?

 

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

Dual Degree Information Session - Thursday

In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature to the law, 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.  The program will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Papa John's pizza will be served. 

Externships and Clinics - Info Session

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.

Tablet Computer Survey

The UofL Law IT Department would like to know how many students are using tablet computers, and which models are most popular among law students. Please take a minute to complete our survey!

To ensure only current law students complete the survey, you must log in first.

Diversity Scholars Program at Legal Aid for First and Second Year Students!

Legal Aid is making available a Diversity Scholar Internship for summer 2012.  A description of the internship is attached along with the application requirements.  This opportunity is available to first and second year students.  Even if you applied for a public service fellowship at Legal Aid, you would still be eligible.

Legal Aid will be at the law school on Thursday, March 1, to interview IOLTA and Ellen Ewing fellowship candidates.  If you would like the opportunity to interview on the same day, please submit your application to Legal Aid by Thursday, March 1.  Otherwise, the deadline is March 8 to submit your application.

 

Kaplan Bar Review Table - Wednesday

Kaplan Bar Reivew table this 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!

Speed Mentoring

Reserved Speed Mentoring program

Requires application to be submitted to Professor Rothstein by Thursday, March 1

Cox Lounge - 5:30-7:00pm - Wednesday, March 7

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.  

Enhancing Employment Prospects through Mentoring

Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association

3:45-4:45 - Room 275, Wednesday, March 7

 

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 and Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association 

1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

Some time slots are still available for Friday and Sunday evening. If you are a teacher at Central and would like to help with the binding fundraiser, please email Courtney at crpawl01@louisville.edu.Volunteers are especially needed on Saturday evening. 

 

Cost: $10.60 for 3 or $14.00 for 4

Please make checks payable to the UofL Foundation with Central Partnership Program on the memo line. 

Student Life Information Session: Clinics and Externships

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, to hear from faculty supervisors, field supervisors, and students.  The information session will be at 12:10 in Room 175.  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.