Student News

Negotiation Competition Participants Sought

Students who are interested in participating in the ABA Law Student Division 2012-13 Negotiation Competition are invited to submit their expression of interest and availability to BOTH Professors Arnold and Gleason at tom.arnold@louisville.edu and MaryJoGleason@kycourts.net. It is very important that you send an email to both Professors Arnold and Gleason, who are the co-coaches of the teams. Your message should include: a) why you are interested in the Negotiation Competition Team; b) any experience you have had with negotiations (including any past or current classes or other experience); c) your time availability for practices in the evenings and on weekends during September, October, and early November; d) your cell phone number and your email addresses. You may attach a resume if you would like, but it is not necessary. The deadline for expressions of interest is Noon on Friday, September 7. We will take 2 teams to the Region 6 competition in Lansing, Michigan on November 10 and 11. The selected participants must be available to travel to Lansing November 9-12, be available for practices (2-3 hours each) at least twice per week from October 1 to November 9, and be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing no later than October 1. If we receive more expression of interest than the 4 spots available on the teams, we will give preference to students with negotiation experience, as this competition develops and requires advance negotiation skills. If you have questions about what participation in the competition is like, you might want to contact 3Ls Jill Smith and Carli Clowers, who competed last year. Thank you for your interest! 

Students: Notice of Changes to Student Handbook

During the August 28, 2012 faculty meeting, the faculty approved changes to the following sections of the Student Handbook: 
• Public Service Requirement
• Academic Regulations, General Rules
• Period of Retention and Review of Examination Materials
• Repeating a Failed Course
• Externship and Clinic Rules
• Bad Weather Schedule
• Honor Code
• Examinations on Computer

The changes approved by the faculty are summarized here.  To the extent possible, new language appears in bold type.  Please review the provisions carefully.  If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Student Life.  The updated Student Handbook will be posted on the Law School's website soon.

All students are charged with knowledge of the contents of the Student Handbook and are responsible for complying with all of its requirements, rules, and regulations.

Students: Notice of Changes to Student Handbook

During the August 28, 2012 faculty meeting, the faculty approved changes to the following sections of the Student Handbook: 
• Public Service Requirement
• Academic Regulations, General Rules
• Period of Retention and Review of Examination Materials
• Repeating a Failed Course
• Externship and Clinic Rules
• Bad Weather Schedule
• Honor Code
• Examinations on Computer

The changes approved by the faculty are summarized here.  To the extent possible, new language appears in bold type.  Please review the provisions carefully.  If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Student Life.  The updated Student Handbook will be posted on the Law School's website soon.

All students are charged with knowledge of the contents of the Student Handbook and are responsible for complying with all of its requirements, rules, and regulations.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Jessica Sapp, the winner of Brandeis at 150, a Sesquicentennial Publication of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (August 29) before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prize.  And remember, continue to read the Daily Docket every day!

Ramble by the River

If you are a walker/runner, you won't want to miss the Ramble by the River sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association.  The walk/run will take place on Saturday, September 8 at Thurman Hutchins Park on the river.  A brochure containing the registration form and future details is attached.  Proceeds will benefit Doctors & Lawyers for Kids.

Attorney General's Honors and Summer Law Intern Program Information Session

Mr. Lou DeFalaise, Director of the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management at the Department of Justice, will be speaking about the opportunities available for new attorneys and interns at the U.S. DOJ.

TODAY’S Session is Part 2 of the How to Get a Government Job during the Fall Hiring Season.  

The session is at Noon in room 175 TODAY.  Pizza and drinks will be served.

Return Borrowed Books

Second-year students,

If you borrowed a copy of The Official Guide to Legal Specialties when you met with the Office of Professional Development as a first-year student, please return it. 

Meeting with Office of Professional Development

Second- and third-year students who are interested in meeting to have their resume and/or cover letters reviewed and discuss career opportunities or Professional Development resources may sign up with Debra Reh, room 184. 

Fall Hiring Season - Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

Second- and third-year students may now "bid" (upload documents to a specific employer) for the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.  Please note that the KY DPA is listed as a separate session.  If you are interested in interviewing with the KY DPA, please select that session.  The deadline for KY DPA bidding is Wednesday, September 5th.  

"Networking" Information Session to be Rescheduled

This is a reminder that the information session entitled "Networking Within Your Comfort Zone" scheduled for Thursday, August 30 is being rescheduled. A new date has not been set, but stay tuned. If you have this on your calendar, please remove it.