Student News

University Budget Forum with President Ramsey

A University budget forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th, at 1:00 p.m.  All students are encouraged to join President James R. Ramsey in a discussion about the University of Louisville budget. Your questions and feedback are welcomed. The "Budget Forum with President Ramsey" will be held in the Student Activities Center’s Floyd Theater.

Student of the Month: Greg Mayes

Congratulations to Greg Mayes for being named Student of the Month by the SBA for the month of February.  Greg has served as an Academic Fellow and is also a Brandeis Scholar.  He is the current Notes Editor for the Journal of Law and Education and participated in the mentoring program with Central High School.  Greg is currenlly empled as a law clerk with LG&E and KU Energy.  Congrats, Greg!

DART Career Fair Thursday Night

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 hannah@thedartcenter.org 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

* Fundraising

 

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.

 

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org or contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (785) 506-8915.  

Working in Frankfort this Summer? Share a Ride.

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. 

Student Tickets

This message is for those students who were chosen in the drawing for 2012-2013 Basketball and Football tickets.  The ticket office contacted the SBA to let us know that they are a bit behind with the student ticket process due to the Final Four.  The ticket process is online this year and the website was scheduled to go live on April 9th.  This date is no longer the website will be up and running.  I will post an update when I hear the new dates from the ticket office.  Thanks for your patience.

Louisville Magazine "Top Lawyers"

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.

    

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.