Student News

ELLUS Meeting

ELLUS is having its first meeting of 2012 on Tuesday, January 17 at 1:00 in Rm 177, we hope to see you there!

KY Bar Exam Program Tomorrow

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 tomorrow 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.

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.

Office of Professional Development Networking and Interview Skills Information Session - TODAY

Don't forget that the Office of Professional Development information session on networking and interview skills is TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175.  A panel of students will divulge their tips to help you network more efficiently and give advice to help you interview more effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 21. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Free pizza will be served.

Bullitt County Public Defender's Office Seeking Law Clerk

The Bullitt County Public Defender's Office needs a law clerk.  The position is unpaid, but will offer excellent experience.  Hours are flexible and will be 10-15 hours a week.  The office is in Shepherdsville which is about 30 minutes from Louisville.  A second- or third-year student is preferred.

If you are interested, please forward a resume to Ms. Jennifer Wittmeyer, Directing Attorney at:  jennifer.wittmeyer@ky.gov

 

UofL Law Review Publishes Its Golden Anniversary Issue

Congratulations to the University of Louisville Law Review Editors and Members for publishing Volume 50, Issue 2! After working tirelessly through the Summer and Fall Semester, the Law Review has published the Winter 2011 issue. 2011-2012 marks the flagship journal's Golden Anniversary and to celebrate this milestone, the journal covers have been embossed with gold lettering.
 
Issue 2 features three Articles and three Notes. The Articles were written by Monica Teixeira de Sousa, Associate Professor of Law at New England Law| Boston; James J. Woodruff II, Associate Professor of Lawyering Process at the Florida Coastal School of Law; and, Eric B. Easton, Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. The Notes were written by Law Review Members Lani Burt, Natalie Montell, and Amanda Warford."
 
Copies of Issue 2 are now available on reserve in the Law Library and are also available on Westlaw and Lexis Nexis. The journal is cited as 50 U. Louisville L. Rev. 201.

"A Hidden Madness"

Professor Jones recently published the memoir “A Hidden Madness.” It tells the story of a successful academic who has long struggled, mostly in silence due to fear of stigma, with severe mental illness. He has spoken more than 50 times about “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment” to groups including university nursing, law, medical and social work students, and won an award for his mental health advocacy efforts.

Spring 2012 On Campus Interviews - Bidding

Students may begin bidding (uploading documents to specific employers) for Session I on Friday, January 13th in Symplicity.  The deadline for Session I bidding is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 22nd.  If you have not received a Symplicity password or have questions regarding Symplicity, please contact Ms. Reh in room 184 or e-mail:  dkreh@louisville.edu

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.   

Office of Professional Development Networking and Interview Skills Information Session

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with your networking and interview skills. A panel of students will divulge their tips to help you network more efficiently and give advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 21. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Free pizza will be served.