Student News

Course Registration Reminders

  • For students graduating in May 2013, your cumulative grade point average after the Fall 2012 semester is used for the commencement program and honor cords. Questions?  Please see Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
  • Unless explicitly authorized by the Assistant Dean for Student Life, no full-time student is permitted to register for more than 16 credit hours per semester and no part-time student is permitted to register for more than 12 credit hours per semester.  With permission, a full-time student may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours and a part-time student may register for a maximum of 13 credit hours.  “Credit hours” include all classes the student takes at the University of Louisville, regardless of whether the credit will be applied toward the student’s degree. Skills competitions, externships, clinics, and journal credit also count as hours in this calculation.
  • Students may take no more than two seminars in any semester.
  • Students may apply no more than two pass/fail independent studies or seminars toward graduation.  Students may apply no more than four (4) credit hours of independent studies toward graduation.
  • A student may not satisfy the skills requirement during the same course or seminar in which the student satisfies the upper division writing requirement or the Perspective requirement. 

2013 National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition Tryouts!

Interested in criminal law? If so, 2L, 3L, or 4L students are encouraged to sign-up for the 2013 Herbert J. Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition. This competition will be held on March 23, 2013 at SUNY Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, New York. Competing in this event is an excellent opportunity to meet other law students interested in criminal law, as well as attorneys currently practicing in the field. The team is coached by local attorneys Ted Shouse and Annie O'Connell.

To sign up, please email a resume and a writing sample to Brian O'Connor at bjacksonoconnor@gmail.com. A team will be chosen based on these two items and a brief oral argument. The deadline to apply for this competition is November 12th.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Brian O'Connor.

Left-overs

To all students interested in any left-overs... There are quite a lot of Fazoli's left-overs in the student lounge refrigerator. Please help yourselves! There are also some sodas and tea. First come, first serve. Enjoy!

Part-time Position with Attorney General's Office DEADLINE TODAY

The Attorney General's Office is seeking a part-time clerk to compile and maintain a Motion Bank for the Commonwealth's Attorneys relative to capital case litigation.  The position is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant through FFY 2014.  This year-round position will require approximately 15 hours per week with flexible scheduling.

Qualifications should include:  strong research skills, Constitutional Criminal Law would be helpful, attention to detail, previous background in criminal law would be helpful

Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to Debra Reh in the Office of Professional Development by 4:00 p.m. on November 8th.  Cover letter should be addressed to:  Nyla Small, Paralegal; Grant Training Coordinator, Office of the Attorney General, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Frankfort, KY  40601.

Federalist Society and ACS Debate: Fisher v. UT - The Use of Race in Undergraduate Admissions

Join the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society for a debate on the upcoming United States Supreme Court decision: Fisher v. University of Texas Two leading national scholars on Constitutional law, Professor Blumstein of Vanderbilt Law School and Professor Marcosson of University of Louisville Brandesis School of Law, will debate on whether the Supreme Court’s decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, permits the University of Texas's use of race in undergraduate admissions decisions. Today at 12:00, Room 275. Free Qdoba!

Good Luck to the ABA Arbitration Team!

The Moot Court Board would like to wish the Arbitration Team good luck this weekend as they travel to Chicago to participate in the ABA Arbitration Competition. Brad Johnson, Darick Crumbly, Derek Miles, and Emily Harris will represent the school in the competition and Professor Levinson is the faculty coach. The team has worked very hard since being selected in the spring semester and we wish them success in the competition!

Entrepreneurship Clinic Applications Due Today (11/8)

You still have time to apply to participate in the Entrepreneurship Clinic for Spring 2013.  The Entrepreneurship Clinic is a structured educational experience in which law students represent students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship MBA program at the University of Louisville College of Business who are participating in internal, national or international business plan competitions. Clinic students will gain and apply practical lawyering skills in the field of business law. In addition, students may have the opportunity to travel with the teams (travel will be paid for by the Business School).

The clinic is three credit hours.  Students must apply by submitting a Statement of Interest to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, explaining why he or she wishes to participate in the clinic (not to exceed 1 page), an unofficial transcript, and a resume. There is a classroom clinic component to the Entrepreneurship clinic. The class will meet from 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Deadline to Apply:  November 8

Change to Student Handbook (Writing Requirement) - Effective Fall 2013

At the October 2012 faculty meeting, the faculty approved the following change to the upper division writing requirement:

To meet the writing requirement, a paper must be at least 6,250 words in length, exclusive of footnotes or endnotes, and must be supported by footnotes, endnotes, or other appropriate citation of authority.  A paper submitted in a seminar, as well as one submitted for journal publication, must be typed.

The change to the upper division writing requirement will be effective beginning in the Fall 2013 semester.  To view the entire section pertaining to the upper division writing requirement, click here.

Change to Student Handbook (Writing Requirement) - Effective Fall 2013

At the October 2012 faculty meeting, the faculty approved the following change to the upper division writing requirement:

To meet the writing requirement, a paper must be at least 6,250 words in length, exclusive of footnotes or endnotes, and must be supported by footnotes, endnotes, or other appropriate citation of authority.  A paper submitted in a seminar, as well as one submitted for journal publication, must be typed.

The change to the upper division writing requirement will be effective beginning in the Fall 2013 semester.  To view the entire section pertaining to the upper division writing requirement, click here.

Contact Information for Student Panel - How to Get a Job This Summer

Thank you for the strong turnout at last week's panel discussion on How to Get a Job This Summer.  If you are interested in discussing the job market, job opportunities, resumes, cover letters, networking, interview techniques or anything else, please feel free to contact any of the Office of Professional Development Fellows at the e-mail addresses below:

Andrew Beckman: becandrew@gmail.com
Jimmie Guilfoyle: jfguilfoyle@me.com
Paige Hamby: paigemhamby@gmail.com
Jamie Jackson: jejack04@louisville.edu
Eddie O'Brien: emobri01@louisville.edu

These three student speakers are also willing to answer any questions you may have.

Caitlin Baird: bairdcm@gmail.com
Stephanie Carr: stephaniemcarr@aol.com
Kathleen Richard: khrich01@gmail.com