Student News

ELLUS Presentation - Kentucky Waterways Alliance presentation

The Kentucky Waterways Alliance will be doing a presentation about Beargrass Creek on April 17, from 12-1 in room 175.  We will provide lunch!

Summer School Maximum Hours

Students may take up to 8 credit hours in summer school. This reflects the fact that summer school is in session for half the time of the spring and fall terms.  An 8 hour workload in the summer is the equivalent of a 16 hour workload in the spring or fall.

In exceptional cases--for example, a student who hopes to graduate early--a student may be allowed to take more than 8 hours. However, you must obtain the permission of Dean Cross to enroll in more than 8 hours.

2012-2013 SBA Officers

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected as the 2012-2013 SBA officers:

President - Jacob Giesecke

Vice President - J. Brandon Johnson

Secretary - James Hafley

Treasurer - Paul Bradford

Social Chair - Christy Ferko

Career Services Chair - Dani Smith

Public Service Chair - Tara Skaggs

Public Relations Char - Jessica Williamson

ABA Rep - Derek Miles

Fundraising Chair - Erica Wood

SGA Rep - Shawn Spalding

3L Class Rep - Erin Kimla

2L Class Reps - Billy Avery and Gayle Johnson

3L Honor Council Reps - Paul Bradford and Shawn Spalding

2L Honor Council Reps - Kaitlyn Jones and Jessica Williamson; Tara Skaggs - Alternate

 

Summer School--Maximum Hours

Students may take up to 8 credit hours in summer school. This reflects the fact that summer school is in session for half the time of the spring and fall terms.  An 8 hour workload in the summer is the equivalent of a 16 hour workload in the spring or fall.

 In exceptional cases--for example, a student who hopes to graduate early--a student may be allowed to take more than 8 hours. However, you must obtain the permission of Dean Cross to enroll in more than 8 hours.

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program - Deadline is April 10th

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that will provide law students with the opportunity to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps applicants must be a current student at an Equal Justice Works member law school. Summer Corps members may also serve at organizations that currently host Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows and traditional Equal Justice Works Fellows.

For details and to apply, go to:  http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps/more

The deadline to apply is April 10th.

Got Questions about UofL Law's 2012 Graduation ?

For answers to your questions about what's happening and when it's happening for UofL Law Graduation, then check out the Current Students page on Brandeis School of Law's Web site.

Professor Judith Fischer Discusses Gender-neutral Language

UofL Law Professor Judith Fischer presented her data about justices' use of gender-neutral language in 2010 U.S. Supreme Court opinions at a presentation titled The Supreme Court and Gender-Neutral Language: Splitting la Difference. The presentation was on March 10, 2012 for legal writing professors during the Capital Area Legal Writing Conference at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C.

IMMIGRATION OPPORTUNITY!!!

On the third Thursday of each month, local immigration attorney and alum, Becca O'Neill, holds a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. Detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. The visits are on the Friday after the training. Trained students will conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee. Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. Attached are some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail.
The next training will be Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. here at the law school in Room 060. A visit to the Boone County Jail will be Friday, April 20. Students interested in attending the training, should email Becca O'Neill directly by TUESDAY, APRIL 10. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com. Please let Ms. O'Neill know in your e-mail whether you plan to attend the Friday visit after the training. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Also, please let Ms. O'Neill know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.
If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on  April 20, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by TUESDAY, APRIL 10 so she can add your name to the list.
A complete description of the project is attached; however, please disregard the dates mentioned therein. Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

TODAY - How to Have a Successful Summer and Prepare for the Fall Hiring Season

The Office of Professional Development will be sponsoring an information session TODAY  from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 175. Depending on whether you are a rising 2L or rising 3L, Dean Urbach will be giving you valuable tips on what you can do over the summer to get ready for the fall hiring season. You won't want to miss this opportunity to get ahead of the game. This is a brown bag event, so please bring your own lunch.

Student Bar Foundation Fellowship Applications Now Available!

Applications for the Student Bar Foundation Fellowships are now available below and at the Student Bar Foundation student organization website, http://www.law.louisville.edu/students/sbf, and are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 16, 2012.

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association at the Brandeis School of Law. This student-run organization helps raise and distribute funds for student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work with a focus on:

  • Delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent
  • Law related public education
  • Improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system

To qualify for a Student Bar Foundation fellowship, a student must have secured a position or developed a project, in which they will engage for at least 10 weeks and for no fewer than 35 hours per week. As the fellowship application indicates, the project must also satisfy the mission of the Student Bar Foundation. Three copies of the completed application packets are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 16, 2012, to the student mailbox of Sarah Clay, addressed to the Student Bar Foundation. Please see the application document for additional information on the fellowship qualifications and requirements