Student News

IMMEDIATE NEED for a 2L Law Clerk this semester

The Oldfather Law Firm has an immediate need for a second-year law clerk to work 15-20 hours a week on an upcoming trial.  Work will be full-time during the summer.

Qualifications include having a 3.0 or above GPA.

If interested, submit a cover letter and resume by NOON on January 12th to:  dkreh@louisville.edu  Address for cover letter is:  Oldfather Law Firm, 1330 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY  40208.

Student information will be forwarded to firm and selections will be made by January 13th.  Interviews will take place at the law school on Tuesday, January 17th.    

Last day to add a class or change to an audit

Tuesday, January 10 is the last day to add a class or change to an audit.

Study Aids - New Year, New Classes

Jump start your studying this semester.  Study aids are available for the following subjects:  Conflict of Laws; Criminal Procedure; Trial Practice; Constitutional Law; Business Organizations; Evidence; Domestic Relations; Secured Transactions; Tax; Decedents Estates; Negotiation; Administrative Law; Bankruptcy Law (supplements); Envrionmental Law; Intellectual Property, and all first-year classes including Criminal Law.  Stop by Dean Ballard's office to peruse the selection.

Bar Exam Deadline and January 12 Bar Program

The regular filing deadline to sit for the July 2012 KY Bar Exam is February 1.  Before you mail your application, be sure to attend the KY Bar Exam program on Thursday, January 12, at 12:15 p.m. 

Guest speakers, Eric Ison, Chair of the Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel of the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, will discuss the following important information:

  • Most common mistakes students make on their bar applications;
  • Most common student questions the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions receives
  • Statistics for bar passage;
  • How to prepare for the essay component of the Kentucky Bar Exam – what subjects are covered; how questions are drafted; how the bar examiners grade answers; and
  • The Do's and Don'ts when answering essay questions on the Kentucky Bar Exam.

Both speakers will also be available to answer specific questions you may have about the application or the exam.  The program will begin at 12:15, in Room 275.  Lunch will be provided.

A Reminder from the Office of Professional Development

Now that the Spring semester has just begun, the Office of Professional Development wants to remind everyone to be sure to check out the Events calendar on the bulletin board next to the elevators.  There have been some changes and additions recently. 

 Also, remember that public service fellowship applications will be available on Monday, January 9.  Location of the applications and information will be in the Daily Docket on Monday.

Thomas T. Johnson, Jr., judge who ruled the Holocaust was fact, dies

Thomas T Johnson, Jr.Thomas T. Johnson, Jr., '49, a Louisville native and graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, passed away on December 28, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Johnson is best known for his ruling, issued in 1981, that the Holocaust was "a fact and not reasonably subject to dispute," in a case brought by an Auschwitz survivor against a Holocaust-denying group.

Johnson was born on Feb. 26, 1923 in Louisville, Ky. and earned degrees in engineering and law (1949) from the University of Louisville before going to work for the U.S. Justice Department.

For more information, read his Los Angeles Times obituary.

 

Photo courtesy of the Johnson family

Mock Interview Opportunity for 1L's

The SBA and the Office of Professional Development will be providing an opportunity for 1Ls to participate in a mock interview. The interviews will be held on Saturday, January 21, from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the offices of Frost Brown Todd and will be conducted by practicing attorneys. There will also be a follow-up breakfast on Tuesday, February 7th from 8:30am - 10:00am at BBC downtown. The attorneys will also be at this breakfast. These opportunites are a great opportunity to work on your interview skills, have your resume reviewed, and meet local attorneys. An SBA representative will be visiting your classes next week to provide more details and have you sign up! You will be required to attend both events if you sign up.?? Save the Dates!

Mock Interview Opportunity for 1L's

The SBA and the Office of Professional Development will be providing an opportunity for 1Ls to participate in a mock interview. The interviews will be held on Saturday, January 21, from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the offices of Frost Brown Todd and will be conducted by practicing attorneys. There will also be a follow-up breakfast on Tuesday, February 7th from 8:30am - 10:00am at BBC downtown. The attorneys will also be at this breakfast. These opportunites are a great opportunity to work on your interview skills, have your resume reviewed, and meet local attorneys. An SBA representative will be visiting your classes next week to provide more details and have you sign up! You will be required to attend both events if you sign up.  Save the Dates!

IT Updates

Labs

The Law Library first floor computer lab got a new floor over the holiday break, so the IT Department used the opportunity to rearrange the furniture and make other minor improvements.  All lab computers have received extensive software updates, including Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Live Essentials, which students may use with their CardMail accounts.  To improve communication, we've also added new signage and a message board in each lab for reporting computer or printer problems.

Printing Credit

Every student should have received his or her printing credit allocation for the new semester.  Please check your printing account balance, and let us know if you did not receive an additional one thousand pages.  We increased the printing credit allocation to 1,000 pages this semester after a periodic review of recent actual printing costs, including paper, toner, printer maintenance and replacement.

Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) Printing Problem Solved

The IT staff has discovered a work-around to resolve the problem students with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) have had printing to the Lab Laptop Printer.  If you're a Mac user with Lion, stop by the IT offices at your convenience, and we'll configure your laptop for wireless printing.

Witnesses Needed for the Client Counseling Team

Attention ALL students (1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls).  The Client Counseling team is gearing up for the Regional Competition on February 11th and is need of “mock” clients for their practices.  Prep time is no more than 10-15 minutes of reading over the secret facts that only you, and Coach Abramson, know.   

If you are available in between classes on any of the following dates, or wouldn’t mind volunteering on a Saturday for a couple of hours, please let us know.  Email Jacob Ford at jpford03@louisville.edu with any questions or to sign up.  

1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 10th          
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 11th   
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 14th        
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 17th           
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 18th   
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 21st       
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 24th          
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 25th   
10:00 or 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 28th       
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 31st            
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 1st    
10:00 or 11:00 pm, Saturday, Feb. 4th         
1:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 7th        
4:10 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 8th