Student News

Opportunities in Frankfort Information Session - cancelled for Tuesday, January 29th

Because of a scheduling conflict on Tuesday, January 29th, the Opportunities in Frankfort Information Session is cancelled.  As soon as a new date is selected, we will advertise it.

Barbri to host Table Day & Silent Auction to raise money for UL fellowship

Barbri Table Day will be 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in the Mosaic Lobby. Come by to sign-up and lock in your price for a bar review course that is tried and true!BARBRI is widely regarded as the de facto choice of law school students based on its extensive history in bar exam preparation and its superior word-of-mouth reputation driven by positive student outcomes. We serve students across all 50 states, in all jurisdictions, with a variety of products designed to best suit bar preparation needs and law school success.If you have questions before Wednesday about Barbri, please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com.
 
Also, Barbri will host a silent auction for two $1,000 gift certificates for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $500 for each certificate at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 28, and will end at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 (Barbri Table Day). The bidding sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Department of Public Advocacy Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student over the summer in public service work.

University of Louisville Law Review Receives National "Best Practices" Recognition

The University of Louisville Law Review recently earned national recognition for innovation and best practices in editing and will be recognized at this year's National Conference of Law Reviews (NCLR). NCLR is recognizing the Law Review's Editing Submission Sheet (ESS), a standardized editing form created by this year's Editorial Board, for its effectiveness in streamlining the editing process. This March, the Editor in Chief will present an overview of the ESS at the NCLR's Best Practices Session in Lansing, Michigan, and a writeup about the ESS will be featured in the 2013 Best Practices Manual, which NCLR will distribute to hundreds of law journals throughout the country. Congratulations to the Editorial Board and Staff of the University of Louisville Law Review for this accomplishment. 

Judge Looking for Two Interns for Spring Semester

The Office of Professional Development has just learned that Judge Daniel E. Moore, with the Clark County (IN) Circuit Court, is looking for two interns for the Spring semester.  These internships will be unpaid, but will count toward public service credit.  Interested students should contact Ms. Gelsena Smith, Chief Court Reporter at gsmith@co.clark.in.us or at 285-6309 to send resume and set up intern interview for the spring.  Students assigned to this internship, should contact Jina Scinta to obtain the necessary paperwork to sign up for public service credit.

Law Clerk Internship - IMMEDIATE NEED

The Office of the Bullitt County Attorney has an IMMEDIATE need for a law clerk(s) for an internship position during the semester and continuing over the summer.  If you are interested and can only do a summer internship, let Ms. Alvey know that in your cover letter. 

Responsibilities would include research, writing, and assistance to attorney in and out of court.  Interested persons should be interested in criminal prosecution.

Prefer students who have completed the first year of law school. 

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume.  Cover letter should be addressed to:

Ms. Shelly L. Alvey
Bullitt County Attorney's Office
300 S. Buckman Street 2nd Floor
Shepherdsville, KY  40165

*Note:  Ms. Alvey is an Assistant County Attorney and a 2002 graduate of the UofL Brandeis School of Law.

Barbri to host Table Day & Silent Auction to raise money for UL fellowship

Barbri Table Day will be 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, in the Mosaic Lobby. Come by to sign-up and lock in your price for a bar review course that is tried and true!BARBRI is widely regarded as the de facto choice of law school students based on its extensive history in bar exam preparation and its superior word-of-mouth reputation driven by positive student outcomes. We serve students across all 50 states, in all jurisdictions, with a variety of products designed to best suit bar preparation needs and law school success.If you have questions before Wednesday about Barbri, please e-mail Leah Smith at leah.rupp@gmail.com.
 
Also, Barbri will host a silent auction for two $1,000 gift certificates for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $500 for each certificate at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 28, and will end at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 (Barbri Table Day). The bidding sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Department of Public Advocacy Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student over the summer in public service work.

Barbri Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding Begins!

Barbri will once again be hosting a silent auction for two $1,000 gift certificates for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $500 for each certificate at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 28, and will end at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30 (Barbri Table Day). The bid sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development Suite, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. Payment can be made by check or credit card. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised through the silent auction will benefit the Barbri Fellowship, which will support a student to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer.

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsor: Notre Dame Law School

Criteria: All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.  Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.  Entries must be original, unpublished work. 

Deadline: April 26, 2013

Amount of award: A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry.

Submission info: www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf

To see a list of other writing competitions open to law students, go to http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044.

Workshop on Interviewing - Thursday, January 24

On Thursday, January 24, Laurel Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct another workshop for ALL students. This session will be on interviewing. This will be of particular interest to first year students who will be participating in the mock interviews on Saturday, January 26. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have.

She will be discussing such topics such as what to wear to an interview, questions that may be asked of you at the interview, questions to ask the interviewer, closing the interview, thank you notes, and references.

There will be two brown-bag sessions offered. The first session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 177. The second session will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 171.

Don't miss this opportunity!

Clark Co. (IN) Self-Help Center Needs Volunteer 2L and 3L Students

The Clark County Legal Self-Help Center, located within the Clark County Courthouse in Jeffersonville, IN, is seeking 2L and 3L law students to perform volunteer pro bono work during the spring semester and during the summer.

The Center is open twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Its goal is to help local residents in navigating the often confusing court system by providing preliminary information, guidance, and referrals to walk-in clients. The Center also provides a computer system to enable qualified clients to prepare and print certain court documents for filing with the court clerk's office. Most recently, volunteer lawyers of the area responded to the March 2012 tornados and the facility was positively discussed in news and magazine stories. A complete description of the project is attached.

Local attorneys staff the Center, but law students are also needed to make initial assessments of client issues and to assist the on-duty attorney in providing information about the legal process to clients. Students may also help clients in using the computer system to fill out court documents. Students are welcome and encouraged to volunteer. Hours worked at the Center will count towards the public service requirement. If interested, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up.