Student News

Fresh Start Fridays: Massages for Law Students

To provide students a little stress relief and relaxation at the end of the week, a massage therapist from Advanced Massage Therapeutics will be offering free, 10- to 15-minute chair massages to law students every Friday this semester from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge. Fresh Start Fridays is an ongoing series focused on promoting the overall health and wellness of law students.  Look for Yoga to be added in the spring.  Treat yourself this Friday and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.

Although no appointment is needed, students may stop by the Washer Lounge to sign-up for a time in advance.  The sign-up sheet is posted on the door. 

Starts this Friday, September 14!

Student Life Info Session: Study Abroad

Did you know that you may take up to thirty (30) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study? 

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student on Thursday, September 20.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  Jacob Sims, President of the International Law Society, will speak about law students’ experiences abroad.

The session will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Room 177.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

Education Law and Policy Society Interest Meeting - Wed, Sept 12

Education Law and Policy Society Interest Meeting

Wednesday Sept 12 at 12:35 - 12:55 in Room LL80

Elections will be held for the following positions: VP of Service/Philanthropy, Treasurer, and Public Relations.  If you are interested in a position, please email Cassie Restrepo (cassie.restrepo@gmail.com).  Baked Goods will be served!

Owensboro Law Firm seeking May 2013 Graduate

Sullivan, Mountjoy, Stainback & Miller is an Owensboro, Kentucky, law firm that provides quality legal services in numerous areas of practice, including civil litigation, business and corporate law, tax, trusts and estates, bankruptcy and banking law, real estate and mineral law, utility and administrative law, and insurance defense in the areas of premises liability, auto liability, medical malpractice, and general tort liability.

The firm is seeking a May 2013 graduate for an associate position.  If you are interested, please apply in Symplicity through Friday, September 14th.  For Session, please select Fall 2012 Sullivan Mountjoy.

Application extended for Internal Revenue Service on Symplicity

The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel is accepting applications from second- and third-year students through Friday, September 14th.  If you are interested in either the Honors or the Summer Legal Program, please apply in Symplicity.  

Admissions Seeking 2012-2013 Academic Year Admissions Ambassadors

The Office of Admissions is looking for 1L's, 2L's, and 3L's to serve as Admissions Ambassadors for the 2012-2013 academic year.  The position is a volunteer position.  We are looking for students who are outgoing and willing to communicate and work with prospective and admitted students.  Admissions Ambassadors will serve as tour guides and give prospective and admitted students tours of the Law School as well as make phone calls to admitted students. 

If you want to learn more about this leadership opportunity, we welcome you to attend our 2nd Admissions Ambassador Interest Session. The interest sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 11th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Room: 175; Lunch provided for attendees).   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tim Chartrand, Jill Smith or the Office of Admissions. We hope to see you there!

Fall Schedule for Student Life Information Sessions

Before too long, it will be time to start thinking about how you want to design your schedule for spring 2013 and perhaps summer 2013.  To help you plan, the Student Life Office is sponsoring a series of information sessions this fall designed to provide information regarding several opportunities you have as a law student to enrich your legal education.

The information sessions will cover study abroad opportunities, externships, the Law Clinic, the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and Fulbright, Boren, FLAS, and Critical Language Scholarship opportunities.  Take advantage of these sessions and be prepared for course registration this November.  Mark the dates on your calendar now.  The information sessions that will be offered this fall are posted below. 

  • Thursday, September 20, 12:00, Room 177 – STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNTIES
  • Tuesday, October 9, 12:00, Room 175 – EXTERNSHIPS
  • Tuesday, October 23, 12:00, Room 275 – LAW CLINIC and ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLINIC
  • Thursday, October 25, 12:00 – Room 175 – FULBRIGHT, BOREN, AND OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

A pizza lunch will be offered at each session.  Questions?  Please see Dean Ballard.

Animal Rights Law Information Session - Thursday, Sept. 13, Noon - room 175

You don't have to be an Animal Rights attorney to help animals. Animal issues come up in the everyday practice of Law, from Criminal Law to Family Law.  On Thursday, September 13th at 12 pm in room 175, please join Josh Schneider, an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, and Laurel Doheny, a partner in a firm handling Family Law cases, as they speak about their experiences with animal issues. The panel will be moderated by Rexéna Napier, a 2010 graduate.  Lunch will be provided.   (See attached bios of speakers.)

One Week Left to Sign-Up for Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trail Team!

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, held November 9-11 in Highland Heights, KY. The team’s coach is Thomas Stevens, a recent graduate and former Pirtle-Washer Champion and Heend Sheth, a domestic violence prosecutor in the County Attorney's Office.

To sign up, put your name on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door, room 183 by Monday, September 17. 

For the tryout, prepare a two to three minute opening statement for either side, based on the fact pattern that will be emailed to you after signing up on the Moot Court Board Office door.

We will be taking two teams of four people each. Direct any questions to Annie Nutter at alnutter27@gmail.com or Kristen Birkhold at kmbirk01@louisville.edu

Education Law and Policy Society Interest Meeting - Wednesday Sept 12

Education Law and Policy Society Interest Meeting

Wednesday Sept 12

12:35 - 12:55 in Room LL80

Elections will be held for the following positions: VP of Service/Philanthropy, Treasurer, and Public Relations.  If you are interested in a position, please email Cassie Restrepo (cassie.restrepo@gmail.com).  Baked Goods will be served!