Student News

Jim Chen Named one of the Most Influential Legal Educators in the Country

The National Jurist preLaw magazine has named the 25 Most Influential People in Legal Education. The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law professor Jim Chen made the list. Congratulations Professor Chen!

 

Read the whole story at The National Jurist.

Immediate need for 2L or 3L Law Clerk

Ricketts Law Offices has an immediate need for a law clerk.  Must have had Contracts and Civil Procedure.  Student may be paid hourly or on a contract basis.  This is a long-term, ongoing project.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Barbara Shea at:  bshea@rickettslawoffices.com

 

A Note Regarding the Posting of Fall Semester Grades

Please be aware that the law school's process for posting grades has changed.  Grades for the fall semester will be released as they are entered, beginning December 14 through December 28, the final date for professors to enter grades into the University computer system.  You may view your grades by signing in to ULink and checking your transcript. 

Because professors are responsible for entering grades, you will not see all your fall semester grades posted at the same time, as in the past.   Grades will be posted daily as they are entered, beginning on December 14.  Please be patient.  If you prefer to see all your grades at the same time, wait until December 29 to view your transcript.  Please do not contact your professors or the Student Records Office to inquire about your grades or when they will be posted. 
 
If you used an incorrect exam number for one or more of your exams, the posting of your grade(s) will be delayed, and you will see a grade of “X” listed on your transcript.  You must wait until the law school re-opens in January for your grade to be posted.  Only then will the Student Records Office be able to help the professor identify the correct exam number and post the correct grade.  This may take several weeks.  Please be patient, and please do not contact professors to resolve this problem, as they do not have access to the anonymous exam IDs.  Any delay in grade posting will not affect the class rankings for the semester, as Fall class rankings are not calculated until several weeks into the Spring semester.

Fame and Fortune (a reminder)

Don't pass up an opportunity to achieve fame and fortune!  This winter break, take a moment to explore the variety of legal writing competitions that you may enter as a law student. Writing competitions are a great way to refine your writing skills and develop your resume.

More than 21 different writing competitions are posted on the Student Life website, ranging from topics addressing alcohol regualation, environmental law (3 different competitions), enterntainment law, business law, federal taxation, and employment law, to energy development, international humanitarian law, technology, administrative law, professional liability, and dispute resolution.  There is something for everyone.

Don't miss an opportunity to showcase your work and win money, get published, and/or travel for free to conferences nationwide.

First-year Mock Interview Program - Saturday, January 26, 2013

First-year students, the Mock Interview Program, sponsored by the SBA and the Office of Professional Development, will be on Saturday, January 26th. 

Members of the Young Lawyers' Section of the Louisville Bar Association will interview all first-year students who are interested in participating.  The event will be held at the law office of Frost Brown Todd.

This is another reason to get your resume in shape over the holiday break.  The deadline for submitting your resume is midnight on Thursday, January 17th.  Resumes are to be e-mailed to Dani Smith.  If you have questions regarding the Mock Interview Program, please contact Dani Smith at:  tdani.smith@gmail.com

More Writing Competitions Added!

Don't pass up an opportunity to achieve fame and fortune!  This winter break, take a moment to explore the variety of legal writing competitions that you may enter as a law student. Writing competitions are a great way to refine your writing skills and develop your resume.

More than 21 different writing competitions are posted on the Student Life website, ranging from topics addressing alcohol regualation, environmental law (3 different competitions), enterntainment law, business law, federal taxation, and employment law, to energy development, international humanitarian law, technology, administrative law, professional liability, and dispute resolution. 

Don't miss an opportunity to showcase your work and earn money, publication opportunities, and/or trips to conferences.

Marcus Walker Named KLA Scholarship Recipient

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of IN-FO-CUS, the Kentucky Library Association's monthly newsletter.
Submitted by Judith Gibbons, Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students Chair


The 2012 recipient of the Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students is Marcus Walker. Marcus is a Circulation and Technical Services Assistant at the University of Louisville Law Library. He is using the $1,000 grant to continue studies at the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science.

Walker received glowing recommendations from his UofL colleagues. Virginia Mattingly noted that "Marcus is an incredibly thoughtful person who takes great pride in his work...He is passionate about pursuing a career in librarianship."

Robin Harris stated, "Librarianship needs dedicated diligent people like Marcus to fill its ranks in the coming years - bright, young and well-read, with excellent computer skills and a wide knowledge of many facets of library work."

In reviewing the applications, committee member Mark Adler commented, "…his recommendations speak highly of his intellect as well as his interpersonal skills, both of which will be called upon on a daily basis no matter what type of library he works in and in what capacity.” Marcus Walker was the unanimous choice of the committee as the 2012 scholarship recipient.

The Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students was created in 2007 for the purpose of increasing the number of minorities pursuing careers in the library profession in Kentucky. The scholarship is for minority candidates who show excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in librarianship. The parameters of the application were recently changed to give the recipient more choices in pursuing higher education. The scholarship will now be granted to a Kentucky student entering or continuing their library education in an American Library Association (ALA) or National Council for Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited library school.

 

Congratulations Marcus!

Massages for Law Students on Tuesday - Final Day

Complimentary massages for students will be offered in the Washer Lounge on TUESDAY, Dec. 11:  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Two massage therapists will be onsite.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just take a quick break from studying while at the law school.

GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS!

Louisville Tops CNN's List of U.S. Travel Destinations

Touted as the new Portland and showcasing innovative cuisine and drink and an exciting arts district, Louisville tops CNN's Travel Destinations for 2013 list.

 

 Read more at CNN Travel.

First-year Mock Interview Program - January 26, 2013

First-year students, the Mock Interview Program, sponsored by the SBA and the Office of Professional Development, will be on Saturday, January 26th. 

Members of the Young Lawyers' Section of the Louisville Bar Association will interview all first-year students who are interested in participating.  The event will be held at the law office of Frost Brown Todd.

This is another reason to get your resume in shape over the holiday break.  The deadline for submitting your resume is midnight on Thursday, January 17th.  Resumes are to be e-mailed to Dani Smith.  If you have questions regarding the Mock Interview Program, please contact Dani Smith at:  tdani.smith@gmail.com