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Kentucky Supreme Court Judicial Candidate Forum

Want to find out where the candidates for Kentucky Supreme Court stand on the issues? Join ACS and the two judicial candidates running for election to the Kentucky Supreme Court for a discussion regarding issues before the bench and the role of the judiciary. Incumbent Justice Will T. Scott is being challenged for his 7th District seat by Judge Janet Stumbo, Kentucky Court of Appeals 7th Appellate District. The event will be moderated by Brandeis School of Law Professor Luke Milligan and will include a question and answer session from the audience. Thursday, October 11, 12:00, Room 275. Lunch will catered by Schlotzky's Deli, bring your own drink. 

Exam4 for Fall 2012 Finals Coming Soon

Exam4 for Fall 2012 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is scheduled to be released to students on Monday, October 15. The period for submitting a mandatory practice test for all students who wish to use their computers for exams is Monday, October 15 through Friday, October 26.

See Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2012 for more detailed information.

Legal Aid Schedules Wills Clinic for Tuesday, October 24

Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 22.  As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 24, at 3:00 PM at the Mabel Wiggins Center.  They are in need of 5-6 students to assist with this clinic.  No training will be required for this clinic.  Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as Witnesses and Notaries, if any of the students are Notaries.  Students may also prepare simple documents, such as Powers or Attorney and Living Wills.

If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The first six students to e-mail will be signed up.

Our office is working with Legal Aid to schedule a wills clinic training for our students in the very near future. Please keep eye out on the Daily Docket for further details of the training.

 

 

ATTENTION 1L's! First Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development will be conducting their first mandatory meeting for first year students on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275. All first year students are expected to attend. Our first meeting will be entitled, "Get Your Career Started Now". Dean Urbach will be providing you with valuable information on what you can be doing at this point in law school to help you in your job search. We will also be discussing the Policies and Procedures of the Public Service Program, Week-Long projects for 1L's and the Spring hiring season. Pizza will be served while it lasts.

Our second mandatory session will be Tuesday, October 30 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.  Please mark your calendars.

Mentoring Panel and MentorJet

The Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development are hosting a Mentor Panel and MentorJet program on Wednesday, October 17.

The MentorJet Program is a program similar to "speed dating" in which
students travel to 15-17 different mentor stations. Each station lasts
six minutes. Mentors include judges from both Kentucky and Indiana as
well as a diverse group of attorneys from Louisville and the
surrounding area.

The panel is open to all students and no RSVP is necessary.

The MentorJet program begins at 5:30 in the Cox Lounge. Only 45
students can participate as mentees in the program.  The first 45
students to email Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu will be
signed up for the MentorJet program. Deadline to sign up is October 10
at 5 pm.

 

Free Flu Shots Today - Monday, Oct. 8

Campus Health Services will be here at the Law School (in the Washer Lounge) to give flu shots on Monday, October 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring your University id card.  You must complete a consent form.  You may do this in advance by visiting http://louisville.edu/campushealth and clicking on the image of Coach Charlie Strong.

Kentucky Supreme Court Judicial Candidate Forum

Want to find out where the candidates for Kentucky Supreme Court stand on the issues? The two candidates running for election to the Kentucky Supreme Court 7th District will convene at Brandeis School of Law for a discussion regarding issues before the bench and the role of the judiciary. Incumbent Judge Judge Will T. Scott is being challenged for his 7th Supreme Court District seat by Judge Janet Stumbo, Kentucky Court of Appeals 7th Appellate District and a former Kentucky Supreme Court justice. The event will be moderated by Brandeis School of Law Professor Luke Milligan. This Thursday, October 11, 12:00, Room 275. Lunch will catered by Schlotzky's Deli. 

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Free Flu Shots Today!

Campus Health Services will be here at the Law School (in the Washer Lounge) to give flu shots on Monday, October 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring your University id card.  You must complete a consent form.  You may do this in advance by visiting http://louisville.edu/campushealth and clicking on the image of Coach Charlie Strong.

Learn More About Externship Opportunities for Law Students - Tuesday!

All upper-division students are invited to an information session on Tuesday, October 9, at noon, in Room 175, to learn about several externship opportunities this spring, including

  • Tax Externship with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Judicial Externship with a Circuit Court Judge
  • Legal Aid Externship
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the County Attorney
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the Public Defender
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the Commonwealth Attorney 

Information will be provided regarding how to apply for an externship; application deadlines; the selection process; what each externship is like; how many credit hours you can earn from participation; and much more. 

Pizza will be provided to attendees.

Reminder: October 11 is the last day to withdraw from a course

Just a reminder that Thursday, October 11, is the last day to withdraw from a course.