Student News

4th Annual Mardi Gras Party - Tuesday, Feb. 12!

4 days and counting to Mardi Gras!  All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, Feb. 12 for the 4th annual Mardi Gras Party!  We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou:  Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery. 

The food will be Cajun
The music will flow
Come wearing your beads –
It’s Mardi Gras don’t ya know!

Please join us!
Mosaic Lobby, Tuesday Feb 12
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

JUDICIAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) Bar Association is pleased to announce a scholarship competition specifically geared to law students. Five students will be selected to receive a paid registration ($275 value) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims 12th Judicial Conference - a two-day conference to be held on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Washington at Metro Center (1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Winners will also receive free registration to the Bar Association's half-day component ($95 value) which will immediately follow in the afternoon on Friday, April 19. The Judicial Conference, which is expected to sell out, will include presentations from notable authorities in the field of Veterans Law. More information regarding the Court's judicial conference may be found on the Court's web page at www.uscourts.cavc.gov.

Please note that any expenses incurred for travel to and lodging for the Judicial Conference will be the responsibility of the student. Students are encouraged to consult with their law school to determine if funds are available to subsidize travel costs. This scholarship competition will be of special interest to those students who are veterans or are interested in veterans law, administrative law, or public interest law.

More information on eligibility and entry requirements is attached.

Fall 2012 Class Ranks are Available from Student Records

Law students may request their class rank (1) in person; or (2) by sending an email to Ms. Barbara Thompson using their louisville.edu email address.  Class ranks will not be given over the phone.  If you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Ms. Thompson's office - 217.  If you wish to request your class rank via email, please send your request to barbara.thompson@louisville.edu.  Do not send an email using a personal email address.  You must use your louisville.edu email address.

Good luck to the ABA Negotiation Team in the National Finals!

Please help us in wishing the best of luck to Carli Clowers and Jillian Smith as they head to Dallas, Texas this weekend with Coach Tony Arnold to compete at the ABA Negotiation Competition National Finals. Carli and Jillian placed 3rd out of 20 teams in the final round of Regionals in Lansing, Michigan in November, after being tied for 1st in the initial round, and missing 2nd place by only 1 point. They have been working tirelessly these last few weeks preparing for Nationals and will undoubtedly make the law school proud! Good luck Carli and Jillian!

Judge Stephanie Burke Needs Assistance with Research Projects

Jefferson County District Court Judge, Stephanie Burke, has a few research projects available for students who need to fulfill their public service requirement. If you are a third year student and you still need to complete your requirement, this may be of interest to you.  Please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up. 

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Student Registration begins Monday, February 11th

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.  The 2013 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2, 2013.

 

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Student registration will be handled online at:  https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/ and begins on Monday, February 11 and ends on Monday, March 4.  If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline.  Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY   
Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility as a qualification for bidding on interviews, and most employers strongly prefer patent bar eligible students. For more information on eligibility for the patent bar, please refer to the General Requirements Bulletin from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

The 2013 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:

  • JD students graduating in May/June 2014 (3Ls)
  • JD students graduating in May/June 2015 (2Ls)
  • JD students graduating in December 2013/January 2014 (3Ls)
  • JD students graduating in December 2014/January 2015 (2Ls)
  • Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2014 and 2015

Students who will graduate before the program is held in August 2013 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2015 are not eligible for the 2013 Patent Law Interview Program.

 

Law Clerk Needed at the Commonwealth Attorney's Office

The Commonwealth's Attorney Office in Jefferson County is currently accepting applications for a position as a law clerk. Applicants should be either a 1L or 2L, although 2Ls are preferred. No minimum GPA or Class Rank is required, but an interest in criminal law and particularly criminal prosecution is preferred. All applicants should send their resume to Ben Lowry at blowry@louisvilleprosecutor.com.

 

Opportunities for Int’l Study with a UofL Law School Exchange Partner

Program today - Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1:00

Have you considered studying abroad for one semester, or during the summer?  If you would like to learn more about the international study opportunities with one of the Law School's exchange partners, this presentation is for you.  Join Dean Ballard, Professor John Cross, and international student visitors from Universite Laval and the University of East Anglia to learn more about the opportunities available to you to study at:

  • Universite de Montpellier (France)
  • Turku, Finland
  • Perm, Russia
  • Universite Laval (Quebec, Canada)
  • University of East Anglia (Norwich, England)
  • EBS Law School (Frankfurt, Germany)

The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.  Pizza will be served to attendees.

Student Life Info Session: Int'l Study with UofL Law Exchange Partners

Opportunities for Int’l Study with a UofL Law School Exchange Partner

Thursday, Feb. 7, 1:00 p.m., Room 175

Have you considered studying abroad for one semester, or during the summer?  If you would like to learn more about the international study opportunities with one of the Law School's exchange partners, this presentation is for you.  Join Dean Ballard, Professor John Cross, and international student visitors from Universite Laval and the University of East Anglia to learn more about the opportunities available to you to study at:

  • Universite de Montpellier (France)
  • Turku, Finland
  • Perm, Russia
  • Universite Laval (Quebec, Canada)
  • University of East Anglia (Norwich, England)
  • EBS Law School (Frankfurt, Germany)

The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.  Pizza will be served to attendees.

Countdown to 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party!

6 days and counting to Mardi Gras!  All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, Feb. 12 for the 4th annual Mardi Gras Party!  We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou:  Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery. 

The food will be Cajun
The music will flow
Come wearing your beads –
It’s Mardi Gras don’t ya know!

Please join us!
Mosaic Lobby, Tuesday Feb 12
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.