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Session 1 On Campus Interview Signups

Session 1 On Campus Interview employers have made their selections.  To see if you were selected, log in to Symplicity, click "OCI" and select "Session 1".  Under "Invitations", if it says "Accept Preselect", click on that and you will be able to sign up for an interview time.  If you have questions, please contact Debra Reh. 

Fall 2012 Hiring Season

The Fall 2012 Hiring Season is close at hand.  Prepare by brushing up on Interview skills and practicing responses.  Research the firm/organization and be ready to ask questions when given the opportunity.  Anticipate tough questions and have answers for them.  If interested in setting up a mock interview, contact Dean Urbach or Debra Reh.

Examples of commonly asked interview questions (on the Professional Development website)

General
• Why haven't you gained any legal experience if you are interested in practicing law?
• What qualities do you possess which lead you to believe you will make a good lawyer?
• What Supreme Court decision during the last year seems to you the most significant?
• What do you consider to be your greatest strengths? Weaknesses?

Large and Medium-Sized Firms
• What in particular about our firm interests you?
• Are there any other reasons that led you to choose us?
• Which of your experiences might help you to fit with our firm?
• Do you think you have the qualities that would enable you to become a partner?

Small Offices
• Do you have any ties to this community?
• Do you consider yourself an easy person to get along with? Explain.
• How much responsibility will you be prepared to assume right from the start? Explain.

Government Employers
• Why are you interested in this government agency?
• What experience have you had which you think might equip you for this job?
• Do you have a career plan?
• What training have you had in administrative law?

Legal Services and Public Interest Groups
• How committed are you to working with this population?
• What do you see as the rewards of working in this area of the law?
• What are your plans for your legal career?

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Christine Shannon, the winner of a UofL Law orientation t-shirt and UofL Law insulated lunch bag.  Stop by Dean Ballard's office today (Sept 4) by 4:00 p.m. to claim your prizes. 

Satisfying the Writing Requirement through a Seminar - Session Today

At noon today (Tuesday, Sept 4), Professor Kurt Metzmeier will present a not-to-be-missed session geared toward upper-division students that aims to demystify the writing requirement as well as provide practical information on some of the best sources for generating ideas for topics, ways to organize your research paper, and common pitfalls to avoid. The session will be held in Room LL75 from 12:00-12:50.

You can definitely get a head start on your seminar paper and lower your stress level by attending this informative program.

International Law Society Meeting

The International Law Society will be holding their 1st meeting of the school year today at 12pm in room LL71. They will be discussing events and plans for the semester and will hold the election for a vacant officer position. If you have any questions, please contact Jacob Sims (jbsims02@louisville.edu) or Tommy Clines (tdclin02@louisville.edu). Food will be provided.

How to Get Anything You Want Out of Life

What do you want in life? Money? Fame? Love? Marriage? Success? A job? What would you do if I told you that it can be yours? Perception is reality. We can be our own worst enemies because most of us choose to cage ourselves in our own realities. Your mind has unlimited potential. You can harness its power and utilize it to get anything you want. Come listen to Larry Forman speak on our own personal mental boxes and learn how to escape them and the vicious loop of negative emotion. You will learn how to set goals and achieve anything the mind can conceive. Remember that no goal is too extreme, and no objective is out of reach. See you there, my friends. Sponsored by Hillel.

 

The meeting will be held on Thursday September 20 at Noon in room 175. Bring your own lunch.

Orientation Week Boasts Successful Community Service Day

Hosparus

 

This year, approximately 111 first year law students volunteered for a service project (79% participation).  We also had 6 faculty, 5 staff members, and 8 upper-division law students volunteer (see lists, below).  Students completed projects for the following 12 area organizations:
 

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Masonic Homes
  • Family Scholar House
  • Dare to Care Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Catholic Charities
  • Hosparus of Louisville
  • New Albany/Floyd County Animal Shelter
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Operation Brightside

 
Faculty Participation
Professor Rothstein – Masonic Homes
Professor Abrams – Family Scholar House
Professor Bean – Family Scholar House
Dean Duncan – Ronald McDonald House
Professor Levinson – Hosparus
Virginia Mattingly – New Albany/Floyd County Animal Shelter
 
Staff Participation
Angela Beverly – Habitat ReStore
Becky Wimberg – Dare to Care Food Bank
Kimberly Ballard – Hosparus
Nakia Strickland – Hosparus
Becky Wenning – Operation Brightside
 
Upper-Division Student Participation
Jacob Giesecke
Dorrie Rush
Derek Miles
Dani Smith
Erica Wood
Brandon Johnson
Brian Strunk
Jamie Hafley

  

 

    

 

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Eddie Harlan, the winner of a $10 Burger King gift card, plus yesterday's unclaimed prize - a UofL Law orientation t-shirt.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (August 31) to claim your prizes.  And remember, continue to read the Daily Docket!

Students: Deans' Townhall Meeting on Sept 4

The deans of the law school will be hosting a townhall meeting on September 4. The meeting will be in Room 275 from 1:00-2:00. This is your time to have any questions you have answered. All students are invited and encouraged to attend. Those students interested in asking the deans of the law school any questions should draft and send your questions to be addressed by 5:00 p.m. on August 31. This will allow enough time for the deans to get answers to your questions.

Deans' Townhall Meeting

The deans of the law school will be hosting a townhall meeting on September 4. The meeting will be in Room 275 from 1:00-2:00. This is your time to have any questions you have answered. All students are invited and encouraged to attend. Those students interested in asking the deans of the law school any questions should draft and send your questions to be addressed by 5:00 p.m. on August 31. This will allow enough time for the deans to get answers to your questions.