Student News

Student Discounts for Warns Institute

We have one spot open to a student, free of cost, for each day of the Warns Institute, the law school’s annual labor and employment CLE program.  It will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel on June 21-22.  More information is available at http://www.law.louisville.edu/2012WarnsInstitute.  Free attendance requires a commitment to arrive early in the morning and man the registration table.  It may also require missing parts of, or entire, lectures, but we will accommodate your preferences to assure that you hear those you are particularly interested in. 

If you are interested, submit an e-mail to Becky Wenning, becky.wenning@louisville.edu, copy Maggie Bratcher, mmbrat01@exchange.louisville.edu, and Ariana Levinson, a.levinson@louisville.edu, and include a paragraph stating why you are interested in attending.  Also state whether you prefer to attend on Thursday or Friday or are interested in attending on either day.  Please submit your statement of interest no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2012.

Students are also welcome to attend the entire program at the reduced cost of $70, or one day of the program at the reduced cost of $35.  If you plan to register at reduced cost, please do so by contacting Maggie Bratcher at 502-852-1669.

Law Review Applications Due Tonight (Monday) at 9 p.m.

Law Review applications are due tonight (Monday, May 14) by 9:00 p.m. Please review the application instructions carefully before submitting. Remember that all applicants, regardless of whether submitting their write-on prompts physically or electronically, must submit a signed, physical copy of the Grade Release Form directly to the Law Review. These forms should be placed in the manila envelope labeled "Release Forms" outside of the Law Review office, Room 238. Good luck to all those applying! If you have questions about the application process, please contact Spencer Brooks at Sjbroo02@louisville.edu or Eddie O'Brien at emobri01@louisville.edu.

 

 

Reminder: Requirements for Seminars, Independent Studies, and Graduation

  • Attainment of a cumulative grade point average of at least C (2.0) in all graded courses taken, exclusive of courses transferred from other law schools, or taken in non-law graduate courses, is required for graduation.
  • Students having a 2.0 or better average and at least 22 hours may register for seminars.
  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to enroll in an Independent Study.
  • A student receiving a failing grade (F) in a required course must repeat the course. The repetition of the course does not remove the prior grade from the student's academic record. Students who fail a first year course must retake the course at its next offering.
  • A student who has received a failing grade in a course may not register or be assigned to retake that course with the same professor. A student requesting an exemption from this rule must submit a written request to the Associate Dean for Student Life showing compelling circumstances.

JAEL Applications

The Journal of Animal and Environmental Law is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. All those interested in the field of Animal or Environmental law and issues should apply. Applications are evaluated based on a previous writing sample and a 500 word interest statement. There are two application deadlines: for priority status, May 7th (this guarantees an evaluation within 7 days); all other applications are due May 25th.

For more information, please see the attachment. Any further questions or comments? Email Jacob Giesecke or any of the editorial board: Brian O'Connor, Brittany Deskins, or Emma Franklin.

Law Review Applications Due May 14

Law Review applications are due Monday, May 14 by 9:00 p.m. Please review the application instructions carefully before submitting. Remember that all applicants, regardless of whether submitting their write-on prompts physically or electronically, must submit a signed, physical copy of the Grade Release Form directly to the Law Review. These forms should be placed in the manila envelope labeled "Release Forms" outside of the Law Review office, Room 238. Good luck to all those applying! If you have questions about the application process, please contact Spencer Brooks at Sjbroo02@louisville.edu.

The Office of Professional Development (OPD) Has a Busy Summer Planned!

Congratulations to all on the completion of another successful semester. Please note that the OPD will be open and active during the summer. For the first six weeks, Dean Urbach will be meeting with employers and public service placements all around Kentucky and Indiana. Her goal is to recruit additional employers and facilitate better communication with our public service placements. She will be in the office on Mondays ONLY from May 15 - June 29. Professor Tammy Pettinato has agreed to lend her considerable talent and experience on the days that Dean Urbach is in the field, resulting in a fully staffed office, Monday - Friday. Our goal is to provide you with exceptional service during the summer and expanded fall and spring hiring seasons during the upcoming academic year. Be sure that your Symplicity account is activated so that you will be in the know before you return to school.

Information for Law School Graduates from the Office of Professional Development

Dear Law School Graduates,


You may have read about the OPD's plans for the summer. Please know that we have not forgotten about YOU! For the first six weeks of the summer, Dean Urbach be out in the community working on leads, which will be posted or sent directly to you. She will be available to meet wtih you on Mondays. Professor Pettinato will be available to meet with you Tuesdays - Fridays during that time. Ms. Reh and Ms. Scinta will also be in the office to assist you. We believe this plan will allow us to serve you better and look forward to working with you. ~ Office of Professional Development Staff

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) - Tuesday, July 31st in Atlanta, GA

SIPJF is an opportunity for rising 2L and 3L students and recent graduates to meet with corporations, law firms or government agencies that practice any aspect of intellectual property law in the fields of technology, science, business, media, arts, entertainment and sports.

The job fair will take place in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, July 31st.  If you are interested in attending, please complete the Student - Graduate Participation Form along with a $30 registration fee (unless you are paying online) and return to the Office of Professional Development by Wednesday, May 16th.

 

Forum for Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney candidates at LBA on May 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

The Young Lawyers Section of the Louisville Bar Association will be hosting a forum on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 4:30 pm for the candidates running for Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney. The forum will be held at the Louisville Bar Association, 600 W. Main Street, and a dessert reception will follow. This event is open to the public.  It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the candidates and to network with the candidates and other attorneys.

Graduation Party

SBA Graduation Party

Where: Flanagan's, 934 Baxter Ave

When:   Wednesday, May 9 2012

Time:    8 p.m. - Midnight

Come celebrate our graduating 3L class and the end of the school year! Hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer are provided. Non-student guests are welcome. Please bring your student ID. We hope to see you there!