Student News

Completion of Brief Celebration Breakfast for First-Year Students

Monday, March 5th - Mosaic Lobby - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

First-year Students,

The Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce the second annual Celebration Breakfast after your briefs are due.  Join us in the Mosaic Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for bagels, fruit, coffee and juice from Panera Bread.

Dual Degree Info Session

In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature to the law, the law school offers a number of dual degree programs providing students an opportunity to earn two degrees in a reduced period of time. Generally, law students must apply to one of the following dual degree programs prior to completing 45 hours of law school course work.

  • Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity
  • Master of Science in Social Work/Juris Doctor
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Students interested in any of these programs should attend the dual degree information session this Thursday, March 1.  The program will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Papa John's pizza will be served. 

IT Staff Assisting with KY Bar Exam

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, through the entire day Tuesday, February 28, 2012, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington. Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - August 2 & 3, Chicago, IL

Student registration for the Loyola Patent Law Program is now open and will continue through Monday, March 5th.  Click on the “Register Now” button after going to the website at:  http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

The student registration form is very simple.  At this point, all you need to enter is some basic contact, school, and class year information.  Each student who participates will be responsible for the registration fee and will need a credit card to pay the $35 registration fee to complete the online registration.

Please be aware that this simple registration is just the first step in participating in the program.  Once you have registered, you will receive information about how to register in Symplicity, upload your resume, and bid on interviews.

As noted above, the deadline for student registration is Monday, March 5.  It is very important to register by the deadline since late registrations will not be accepted!

Class Years
Please note that in past years most employers were interested in interviewing rising 2L students, a significantly smaller group of employers were interested in interviewing rising 3L students, and only a handful of employers were interested in interviewing LLM students.

Please note that students do not need to be patent bar eligible to register for the Patent Law Interview Program.  However, many employers make patent bar eligibility a requirement for bidding, and most employers prefer patent bar eligible students.  Although a number of employers indicate on their registration forms that they are willing to interview students who are not patent bar eligible, it is our experience that non-patent bar eligible students are generally disappointed as they do not receive many interviews or job offers through the Patent Law Interview Program

Environmental Law and Land Use Society Panel

Interested in a career as an Environmental Attorney or using your law degree for environmental issues?  Please attend the ELLUS session on Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in room 275.  Speakers will be Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, John Carroll with the County Attorney's Office, Bob Ehrler with LG&E, and Randy Strobo with Hank Graddy Law Firm in Midway, KY.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served outside of 275.

Federal Clerkship Opportunity

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking one or more Staff Attorneys in its Richmond, VA office.  Candidates will be expected to commence their service during the Summer or early Fall of 2012.  Applications should be received by Monday, March 5, 2012.  

Please see attachment for full description. 

    

MCB Congrats!

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate this year’s members of the Client Counseling Teams - Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Matthew Kinney, and Kevin Pride – for their stellar performance at the regional competition held at NKU Chase School of Law.  Matthew and Kevin advanced to the semi-finals with a number 1 seed, but as luck would have it, lost in a head-to-head round to Sarah and Brittany, who advanced to the finals.  Despite a controversial final round, Sarah and Brittany emerged as the Region 6 champions.  Good luck to Sarah and Brittany as they head to Durham, North Carolina for the National Finals on March 16-17.

WLC T-Shirt Sales-LAST DAY

TODAY, Friday Feb. 24, is the final day to purchase t-shirts. You can order Spring shirts for $12 OR purchase black and gray t-shits.

Part of proceeds go to charity of purchaser's choice. 

 

Deadline to submit money and forms is 12:30 so the order can be placed by 1:00. 

Student Life Information Sessions

If you were unable to attend the February 23 information session on the Moot Court Board and extramural advocacy competitions, handouts from the session are available outside Dean Ballard's office - Room 212.  The Moot Court Executive Board is also available to answer any questions you may have.

The next Student Life information session is on Thursday, March 1.  Students can learn about the Law School's Dual Degree programs.

The final information session will be on Tuesday, March 6.  Faculty supervisors, field supervisors, and students will discuss opportunities for skills-based externship and clinic experiences. 

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - August 2 & 3, Chicago, IL

Student registration for the Loyola Patent Law Program is now open and will continue through Monday, March 5th.  Click on the “Register Now” button after going to the website at:  http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

The student registration form is very simple.  At this point, all you need to enter is some basic contact, school, and class year information.  Each student who participates will be responsible for the registration fee and will need a credit card to pay the $35 registration fee to complete the online registration.

Please be aware that this simple registration is just the first step in participating in the program.  Once you have registered, you will receive information about how to register in Symplicity, upload your resume, and bid on interviews.

As noted above, the deadline for student registration is Monday, March 5.  It is very important to register by the deadline since late registrations will not be accepted!

Class Years
Please note that in past years most employers were interested in interviewing rising 2L students, a significantly smaller group of employers were interested in interviewing rising 3L students, and only a handful of employers were interested in interviewing LLM students.

Please note that students do not need to be patent bar eligible to register for the Patent Law Interview Program.  However, many employers make patent bar eligibility a requirement for bidding, and most employers prefer patent bar eligible students.  Although a number of employers indicate on their registration forms that they are willing to interview students who are not patent bar eligible, it is our experience that non-patent bar eligible students are generally disappointed as they do not receive many interviews or job offers through the Patent Law Interview Program