Student News


The Public Service Program will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating student who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project. This award is a very distinquished black lacquer and brass wall plaque.  This is awarded each year at the Awards Program.

If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in your timesheets to be recorded is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012!  This deadline is only if you have completed your project.  This is NOT the deadline for completing your public service. 

If you have already completed your project and turned in your timesheet, please see Jina in Room 180 to see if you could be in the running for this award.


Opportunities in Frankfort Information Session - Tuesday, January 31st - Noon in room 175

Speakers will be Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission; Sarah Coker, Deputy Bar Counsel for the Kentucky Bar Association; Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Neeka Parks with the Kentucky Parole Board; and Leigh Ann Thacker of Southern Strategy Group.

Find out how these law graduates found their positions and the career path they followed to get there.

The event will begin at Noon on Tuesday, January 31st in room 175 and continue until 1:30 p.m.  Pizza and drinks will be served outside of 175 before Noon.

2012 Wisconsin Volunteer Summer Law Student Internship Program

The Wisconsin judicial system is offering 1st and 2nd year law students the opportunity to work as unpaid interns with circuit court judges throughout our state during the summer of 2012.

Although we have no funds to compensate or reimburse these interns for the expenses they incur in participating, we hope to reward them with practical experience, our thanks, and a summer in wonderful Wisconsin.  We encourage the student to discuss with you the possibility of earning credits for completing this internship.

Interested individuals should forward a completed application and resume to:  Office of Court Operations, Attn: Melissa Lamb, 110 E. Main Street, Suite 410, Madison, WI  53703-3356, Fax: 608-267-0911

Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2012.

2012 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship - Deadline is February 1st

The Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship was established jointly in 2009 by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG) to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio.  The Fellowship will provide matching funds to enable a law student to work on an immigration related, student-initiated project this summer!

Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2012
and the Fellow will be notified by March 1, 2012.

To learn more about the Fellowship and download the application form, visit  If you have specific questions, feel free to contact Susan Timmons at


This is a reminder that the deadline for third year students to complete and turn in all necessary public service paperwork is MONDAY, MARCH 26.  There will be no exceptions or excuses.  If you are a third year student who has not signed up for their public service, please do so ASAP.  Many of our placements fill up quickly so you may not be able to do your public service at your preferred choice.  Please remember that you must sign up with the public service office BEFORE starting your project by completing a Reservation Form.

If you are a third year student who has signed up for, but has not completed your 30-hour requirement or if you have not signed up at all, you can expect to receive periodic e-mail reminders from Jina Scinta.

If you have any questions, please contact Jina Scinta at


Miss Representation Screening TODAY

Please join us for the screening of the documentary "Miss Representation" in rm 275 from 12-2 TODAY.

Spinelli's pizza and homemade cake pops will be served.


Event Sponsored by: BLSA, WLC, Lambda, and the Diversity Committee

Want more information? See 

Don't forget to check the Job Bank in Symplicity


In addition to putting information in the Daily Docket about openings for part-time, summer and full-time opportunities, the Office of Professional Development posts positions in Symplicity.  Go to: and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".



Last Day to Apply for Degree

Graduating Law Students:  February 2 is the last day to apply for a MAY 2012 degree. All May 2012 graduates must complete the application for degree, regardless of whether you intend to participate in commencement.  In addition to applying for a degree, be sure to check your unofficial transcript on ULink and complete a degree check form at

Study Abroad Info Session on Thursday

Did you know that you may take up to twelve (12) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study? 

Come learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs available to you as a law student on Thursday, January 26.  Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Cross will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.  Pizza will be provided while it lasts.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Ice Cream!!!

Students:  It's never too cold for ice cream.  Take a break and join the faculty and staff for ice cream bars, compliments of Student Life.  This Thursday, January 26, upstairs in the Cox Faculty Lounge.  Come anytime between 3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.  Grab an ice cream bar and a few minutes of conversation.