Student News

Criminal Law Moot Court Team Members Selected

Congratulations to Cassie Kennedy and Emily Peeler who have been selected to represent the University of Louisville in March at the 2013 Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition in Buffalo, NY.

Make-Up Exam Request Forms Due Nov. 29

If you need to request a make-up exam, you must complete a "Request for a Make-Up Exam" form and submit it to Ms. Barbara Thompson in Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.  Forms are available in the Student Life hallway, and are also available on the law school website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.

A student has an exam conflict and is entitled to a make-up exam in two instances:

  1. a student has two exams scheduled to begin within 12 hours of one another; OR
  2. a student has an exam at 6:00 p.m. or later on one day and another exam at 9:00 a.m. the following day. 

In all cases, students must obtain prior approval to take a make-up exam.

Final Brandeis "Brief" Break this Semester - Thursday, Nov. 29

The final Brandeis "Brief" Break of the semester will be this Thursday, November 29, in the Mosaic Lobby.  Take a quick break from studying for final exams and enjoy a cup of hot coffee with an array of toppings - white chocolate chips, whipped cream, peppermints, and more.  The coffee bar will be open beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Plus, enjoy complimentary massages from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge. 

Spring Registration - Taxation of LLCs and Partnerships

In response to student demand, Professor Blackburn has graciously consented to offer a section of Taxation of Limited Liabilitity Companies and Partnerships in the Spring semester.  Information about the course is below. 

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Professor Blackburn (tblackburn@louisville.edu, 502-852-6384).

Limited liability companies (LLCs) are the most popular form of business entity in the United States for small and medium size businesses.  The taxation of LLCs is, therefore, a foundation course for any attorney who expects to advise business clients. 

1)    No prerequisites.

2)    2 credit hours.

3)    The class will meet Monday and Wednesday from 2:35 until 3:35 (60 minutes) for the first twelve weeks of the semester (i.e., will finish two weeks before the end of the usual 14 week spring semester).

4)    The exam will be either a take-home or in-class (not decided yet), but the class will end before the end of the regular spring semester and before start of the regular exam period.    

 

 

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 275. Nedra Young from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program will be speaking to our students about how they can sign up to be trained to assist low income individuals with their tax returns during the upcoming tax season. Once students are trained they can then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city. This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement. 

 A list of dates and locations for the VITA training is attached, along with job descriptions available for volunteers. 

Pizza and drinks will be provided. See you there!

City of Chicago Department of Law 2013 Summer Program

The City of Chicago Department of Law invites law students to apply for its 2013 Summer Law Clerk Program. Usually, the program begins June 1st and is for a minimum of 10 weeks; however, the start date and duration of a law clerk’s summer will be determined by the law clerk and his/her direct supervisor. The Summer Program is designed to provide current law students with a challenging unpaid clerkship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service, as well as a realistic picture of what it is like to practice law for the City of Chicago. Participants in the Summer Program are not compensated. Some schools may offer students grants or allow for academic credit.

During the Summer Program, the law clerks will be assigned to work in one of the practice divisions in the law department and participate in a wide variety of activities including:
•assisting in trial preparation
•attending depositions
•observing real estate closings
•attending client meetings and court proceedings
•researching legal issues
•drafting memoranda, briefs and contracts.

Also, law clerks that have finished their second year of law school and qualify for an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license may represent the City in:
•mandatory tort arbitrations in the Circuit Court of Cook County
•disciplinary hearings for the police and labor boards
•labor arbitration.

They may also depose or examine witnesses in trials in state and federal court.

During the summer, the Law Department will host a lecture series that feature speakers addressing legal issues that affect the City in areas such as environmental and First Amendment law and provides the law clerks with opportunities to meet with City department officials and members of state and federal judiciary.

The Law Department seeks talented, promising individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of our attorneys are active in civic and professional activities and organizations. The Law Department is committed to increasing opportunities for minorities in the legal profession, and it is proud that its staff reflects the racial, cultural and ethnic diversity of Chicago. The Law Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about the various Divisions within the Department of Law and the work that they handle, potential candidates should check out the Litigation, Prosecution and Transactional Division links found under “What We Do” at www.cityofchicago.org/dol.

To apply for the 2013 Summer Law Clerk Program, interested students should submit all application materials as outlined at http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/city/en/depts/dol/supp_info/dol_volunteer_program.html.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2013.

For additional information, please see Assistant Dean for Professional Development, Laurel Hajek, in room 182.

U.S. Department of Justice 2013 Summer Law Intern Program - Revised

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida is soliciting applicants for the Summer Law Intern Program for 2013. Students who will have completed one or more years of law school by the end of the 2013 Spring semester are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2013, and all applications must be submitted via e-mail.

A description of the program, application requirements and pre-interview questionnaire are attached. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the pre-interview questionnaire Word file for submission with your application.  Questions regarding the application process can be addressed to Judith Hoberman at judith.hoberman@usdoj.gov

Spring 2013 Registration - Waiting Lists

As you may know, the University registration system should be re-opened today for anyone who needs to complete or make changes to their Spring 2013 registration.  There are several courses with waiting lists for the Spring semester.  If you are holding a seat in one of these courses, but know that you no longer plan to take the course, please drop the course in the University registration system so that a student on the waiting list may be moved into the course.  If you have any questions about Spring registration, please feel free to contact Associate Dean Hall.

 

SBA Sponsors Two Course Evaluation Days - Monday and Tuesday, November 26 & 27

Your SBA is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring two Course Evaluation Days. Students are invited to complete course evaluations in Mosaic Lobby, and enjoy coffee, snacks, and bottled water courtesy of SBA.

Worried that your course evaluation might not be confidential? See the attached handout prepared by the Provost's Office regarding course evaluations and student confidentiality. 

 

Make-Up Exam Request Forms - Due Nov. 29

If you need to request a make-up exam, you must complete a "Request for a Make-Up Exam" form and submit it to Ms. Barbara Thompson in Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.  Forms are available in the Student Life hallway, and are also available on the law school website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.


A student has an exam conflict and is entitled to a make-up exam in two instances:

  1. a student has two exams scheduled to begin within 12 hours of one another; OR
  2. a student has an exam at 6:00 p.m. or later on one day and another exam at 9:00 a.m. the following day. 

In all cases, students must obtain prior approval to take a make-up exam.