Student Nominations for the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court are now being accepted.
The Inn's purose is to promote professional skills and values, with a special emphasis upon ethical and responsible advocacy in state and federal courts. Each Inn consists of distinguished members of the bench and bar, as well as a limited number of carefully selected students.
If you would like Dean Chen to nominate you for student membership in the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court during the 2012-2013 academic year, please send an email to Ms. Wimberg (email@example.com) by Friday, April 13. Selection is based upon your demonstrated interest in advocacy and your student leadership or academic record.
The Brandeis Inn hosts an orientation reception for new members. Thereafter, the Inn will meet six times during the academic year on Tuesday evenings. At each meeting, members of the Inn will participate in an educational program and enjoy a meal together. Information regarding meeting dates for the 2012/2013 academic year will be circulated to nominees.
Stuart Adams teaches Law Practice Management. He served as legal counsel for public sector economic development agencies and has been in private practice for over 35 years, assisting entrepreneurs on business start-ups and business management issues. He is a founding equity member and served on the executive committee of a multi-disciplinary technology and business management consulting company, as president of the Entrepreneur Society, co-founder of the Bluegrass Inventors Guild, board of directors of The Venture Club of Louisville, and boards of several technology groups. He volunteers as a certified Mentor for SCORE, a United States Small Business Administration resource partner.
There are a few vacant positions on the SBA for the 2012-2013 school year. The following positions are vacant:
- Technology Chair
- 2 Student Government Association Representatives
- 1 3L Representative
- 3 3L Honor Council positions (1 elected, 2 alternates)
If you are interested in filling any of these positions, please email Jacob Giesecke (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 13th at 5:00pm. If interested, you will be required to attend the SBA meeting on Tuesday, April 17th at 9:00pm in Room 175. You will be given an opportunity to speak to the SBA for 3-5 minutes about your qualifications for the positions and why you would like the position. If you have any questions, please email Jacob Giesecke at the above email address.
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to UofL students and alums!
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the UofL campus on Thursday, April 5 at 6pm in Career Development Center (Houchens Bldg, Lower Level) to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.
Please RSVP by contacting Hannah Wittmer at email@example.com or calling 785.506.8915 with your name, phone #, email address and year in school.
DART is now accepting applications for the 2012 DART Organizers Institute, the paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo a combined classroom and field training covering such topics as:
* Entering a community
* Identifying and training local leaders
* Strategic planning and issue cutting
* Relationship and community building
* Direct Action on community issues
The DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Job Training
* Drugs and Violence
* Criminal Recidivism
* Living Wage
* Neighborhood Revitalization
* Predatory Lending
* Affordable Housing, etc.
The DART Organizers Institute combines a classroom orientation with on the ground infield training at a local grassroots organization and in-field training site. Organizers are provided with a cost of living stipend and travel. After successful completion of the program, DART will place graduates into permanent full-time salaried positions earning $32,500/year + benefits.
The DART Organizers Institute will begin July 9, 2012. Training locations and permanent placements sites include cities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia and Florida.
A few students will be working in Frankfort over the summer and would like to carpool. (Who wouldn't with gas prices steadily increasing?)If you are interested in sharing transportation to Frankfort, please sign the sheet posted on Ms. Reh's door (184). Students can get together to work out the details.
The March 2012 issue of Louisville Magazine featured a list of top lawyers as voted on by fellow Louisville Bar Association members. This is not the same as the Business First Book of Lists - Law Firms list published each December.
There are 52 practice categories include Banking Law, Bet-the-company Litigation, Class Action Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Defense Law - White-collar and Non-white collar, Immigration & Naturalization Law, Information Technology Law, International Trade & Finance Law, Juvenile Law, Media Law.
If you are interested in viewing the list, see Debra Reh in room 184.