Congratulations to this year's Pirtle-Washer finalists:
These four competitors are advancing from a field of sixteen very talented student oral advocates. All of the competitors did a great job representing our law school in front of the twenty-four local attorneys who judged them this Saturday at the Hall of Justice. The semi-final and final rounds will take place this Friday, October 28 in the Allen Courtroom.
Sign Up Deadlines for Moot Court Competitions
1. Labor & Employment Law - TODAY, Monday, October 24 @ noon (submission date extended).
2. Tax Law - Friday, October 28 (submission date extended).
3. Energy and Sustainablity Law - Tuesday, November 1.
4. Criminal Law - Wednesday, November 2 @ 5 p.m.
For further information, please visit https://www.law.louisville.edu/node/6945.
Everybody is (or should be) sliding into “studying for exams” mode. Time becomes a critical variable now. It is important to find time for all of your tasks. It is also important to be productive with that time. This week's tips will focus on how to get more time out of each day and be more productive during studying.
Tip #1: Evaluate your day for “lost” time. Look for time wasted in the following ways: unproductive time between classes; assignment time stretched to 3 hours when with more diligence it could have been finished in 2 ½ hours; delay in starting a project because “I have all day;” inefficient and scattered errand running or other non-school tasks; completion of chores or other non-school tasks during prime study time. If only ½ hour is captured each day of the week, it nets 3 ½ hours of extra study time per week.
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 October 24, 25, and 26, and during the week of November 1. Stop by or make an appointment in advance to discuss any questions you may have regarding your Spring or Summer 2012 schedules, graduation requirements, externships, pre-registration permission forms, etc. John Cross, Associate Dean for Student Life, and Kimberly Ballard, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Services, 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.
Sam I Amicus
Sam I Amicus consists of six third-year law students at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law. Hunter Brown, from North Carolina, provides soulful vocals and regularly snacks on ketchup packets. Sam Goss, a founding member of Zoo Legacy (yes, it's a real band), lays down a steady beat. Jarad "keys" Key, a Paducah, Kentucky native, tickles the ivories. Ross Neuhauser, from Louisville, plays a fine fiddle. Jared Hall, the bearded siren, honed his acoustic guitar skills in Mascoutah, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia. Brenton Stanley, who moonlights as frontman and guitarist for The Perfectos (EP available on iTunes), is from Carmi, Illinois. The band took shape quickly in Molly MacCaskey's basement, and is performing for one night only at Lawlapalooza 2011.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is actively seeking second-year law students for intern positions in its Office of Chief Counsel for the summer of 2012. No other federal agency touches the daily life of citizens as directly as the FDA. In regulating about 25 percent of the United States consumer economy, the FDA is responsible for the safety and effectiveness of two trillion dollars worth of products a year – including items as diverse as artificial hearts, surgical lasers, gene therapy, dialysis machines, cloned animals, genetically engineered foods, counterterrorism products, and drugs produced using nanotechnology techniques.
Lawyers in the Office of Chief Counsel advise the FDA on legal matters and represent the agency in court proceedings and in administrative hearings. They participate in both civil and criminal cases; draft pleadings, motions and briefs; and participate in discovery and trials. Lawyers also serve as counselors to the major programs of the agency: drugs, foods, biologics, devices, veterinary products, tobacco and enforcement. They provide legal opinions, and participate in rulemaking proceedings, legislative matters, policy deliberations, and international negotiations. In addition, lawyers are involved in explaining agency programs to Congress, the regulated industry, and the public. More information about the office is available at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OC/OfficeoftheChiefCounsel.
Candidates should have a record of strong academic achievement. Experience or interest in public health issues, regulatory matters, or litigation is helpful. Positions are located at FDA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. Interested candidates should send a resume, copy of law school transcript, and writing samples to OCOCCAttorneyAPP@fda.hhs.gov (and designate SUMMER INTERN APPLICATION on the subject line) by October 28, 2011.
This is a reminder that the second of three mandatory meetings with the Office of Professional Development is Tuesday, October 25 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275. Jina Scinta will be discussing the policies and procedures of the Public Service Program and the week-long projects that will be available to first year students the week of December 12. Debra Reh will be explaining the Symplicity program and what it can do for you. Ms. Reh will also help you navigate your way through the law school website.
Free pizza and drinks will be served. See you there!