Student News

Third Annual Spring Break Challenge on Friday

The third annual Spring Break Challenge is this Friday, March 23, from 11:30 to 12:30 in Room 275.  Any Contracts II student may take the Challenge.   Here's how it will work:

  1. The Challenge will consist of many objective-type (non-essay) questions covering one subject – Contracts II. 
  2. Your goal is to correctly answer as many questions as you can, in any order, in the time allotted.
  3. All you need is a pen.
  4. There will be separate Challenges for Section 1 (Nowka) and Section 2 (Giesel) contracts classes.
  5. The students who answer the most questions correctly will be crowned the Spring Break Challenge Champions.
  6. In addition to bragging rights, great prizes will be awarded to the first- through third-place finishers in both sections.
  7. Who will be the next Champion?

Past Champions:

2010
Champion:  Julie Simonson
Second place:  Lani Burt
Third place:  Amanda Anderson and Nancy Vinsel (tie)

2011

Section 1 – Professor Nowka:
1. Liam Felsen (overall champion)
2. Brittany Hampton
3. Brian Strunk

Section 2 – Professor Giesel:
1. Dana Eberle-Peay
2. Yuan Lin
3. Caroline Ramsey and Eddie O’Brien (tie)

Arbitration Moot Court Team

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition? The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one. The regionals will be held in November. The finals will be held January. More information is available at http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/arbitration/home.html.

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form and submit it, a statement of interest (no more than one page, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, 1” margins) and a copy of your résumé to Professor Levinson (a.levinson@louisville.edu). You may also leave these materials in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 23. During your interview, you will be asked to give a closing statement (no longer than 10 minutes) on behalf of the Port Adair Sports Authority from the case file of last year’s competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you have any questions, please email Brad Johnson at cbjohn09@louisville.edu

Upper Division Registration Advising Hours

Be prepared for course registration and choose the courses that are right for you.   Do you want to enroll in an externship or an independent study?  Do you need to request to enroll in more than 16 hours as a full-time student or 12 hours as a part-time student?  Have you completed a degree checklist recently?  Do you want to take non-law graduate level courses?  
 
The Student Life Office will be offering course registration advising office hours for upper division students on March 26, 27, and 28.  Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 schedules, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc.  Dean Ballard will be available to provide one-on-one advising, and to answer questions about course selection.  To sign-up for a time in advance, add your name to the appointment sheet outside Dean Ballard's office.

Schedules for Summer 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 are available at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/class-schedules

Congressional Summer Internships for Congressman Geoff Davis, Fourth District of KY

What:  An unpaid internship in one of Congressman Geoff Davis’ District Offices in Kentucky for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in a Congressional office learning about issues that are important to Kentucky and the United States.

When:  Internships are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Internships in the district require a minimum of eight hours per week.

Where:  District offices in Fort Mitchell, Ashland and La Grange.

Why:  The Congressional Internship Program is designed to provide students with a first-hand experience in the inner workings of a Congressional office that cannot be replicated in a classroom environment.  The program will provide eager and motivated students with a solid foundation upon which they can explore their career options.  Academic credit can be applied upon discussion with the Internship Coordinator and respective School Administrator.

How:  The completed application and coordinating materials should be submitted via email at ky04interns@gmail.com or mailed to The Honorable Geoff Davis, Attn: Congressional Internship Coordinator, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 101, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Summer Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by April 15th
Fall Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by July 15th
Spring Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by November 15th

Application is attached.

Setting Up Your Own Law Practice - Thursday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Louisville Bar Association

If you are thinking of starting a solo practice, you won't want to miss this opportunity.  Topics covered will begin with the basics from making sure you have the appropriate business structure, to IOLTA rules and referral fees and much in between.  This is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at the LBA on Thursday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  The LBA is located downtown at 600 W. Main Street, Suite 110.  Law students may attend at the discounted rate of only $12.00.  If you would like to have lunch, it is an extra $7, but you are welcome to bring your own.  Register today at:  https://www.loubar.org

Mandatory 1L Registration Advising Program

The required 1L Registration Advising Program is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, at 12:30 in Room 275.  Professor Les Abramson; Dean Kimberly Ballard; and Dean Susan Duncan will tell you everything you need to know for creating a schedule of courses and registering.  The program begins promptly at 12:30; attendance will be taken.  Students should plan to eat lunch before the program begins.  See you there! 

KAPLAN Bar Review Courses

Bidding is available on three certificates to be used towards three individual Kaplan Bar Review courses. Certificates available for bids are as follows:


* A Kaplan MBE Final Review Course (Valued at $499 Until April 1)
*A Kaplan MBE Combination Course (Valued at $999 Until April 1)
*A Kaplan Complete Bar Review Certificate (Valued at $1500 Until April 1)


Bid sheets are outside of the Office of Professional Development Offices in the Student Lobby area. Bidding will run until 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 22. The winning bidders of each certificate will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on March 22 in the Student Lobby area.

Credit cards and checks will be accepted and payment is due by March 29, 2012. Proceeds of the silent auction will go to assist students who will be doing internships at governmental or non-profit agencies during the summer of 2012.


Place your bids TODAY!  Good luck!!

Arbitration Moot Court Team

Are you interested in participating in an arbitration competition? The American Bar Association Law Student Division hosts one. The regionals will be held in November. The finals will be held January. More information is available at http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/arbitration/home.html.

If you are interested in competing on the four member team, please fill out the attached form and submit it, a statement of interest (no more than one page, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12, 1” margins) and a copy of your résumé to Professor Levinson (a.levinson@louisville.edu). You may also leave these materials in the marked folder on the Moot Court Board Office door. Please also sign up for an interview time on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door. Be sure to submit your materials and sign up for an interview by Friday, March 23. During your interview, you will be asked to give a closing statement (no longer than 10 minutes) on behalf of the Port Adair Sports Authority from the case file of last year’s competition, which is also attached to this announcement.

If you have any questions, please email Brad Johnson at cbjohn09@louisville.edu

SBA Final Candidate Interest Meetings Today

Any students interested in running for an SBA position for next year's council must attend one of the candidate interest meetings today (Wednesday, March 21st) at 12:00pm or 5:00pm in the SBA office - Room 245.  If you are unable to attend one of the meetings but are still interested in running for a position, you must email Kristie Wetterer (kmwett01@louisville.edu) by 5:00pm today.  Please see the attached document for the Election Rules. 

Everything You Need to Know About Federal Judicial Clerkships!

Have you been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship?  Do you want to know what a federal judicial clerkship is about?  If you are a 2L, you won't want to miss this information session.  On Thursday, March 22 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session on everything you will need to know about how to apply for federal judcial clerkships on OSCAR, the documents required to upload with your application, and upcoming deadlines.  We will have a panel of past, present and future students who have received federal judicial clerkships.  They will provide valuable insight on their experiences through this process. Although this is geared toward 2L students, 1L students are certainly welcome to attend. 

If you have given any thought to applying for these clerkships, please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend.