Student News

Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Tryout Information

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial Competition, held November 9-11 in Highland Heights, KY. The team’s coach is Thomas Stevens, a recent graduate and former Pirtle-Washer Champion and Heend Sheth, a domestic violence prosecutor in the County Attorney's Office.

To sign up, put your name on the sign-up sheet on the Moot Court Board Office door, room 183 by Monday, September 17. 

For the tryout, prepare a two to three minute opening statement for either side, based on the fact pattern that will be emailed to you after signing up on the Moot Court Board Office door.

We will be taking two teams of four people each. Direct any questions to Annie Nutter at or Kristen Birkhold at

Legal Profession Curriculum - Mandatory 3L Program on Candor

Attention students graduating in December 2012, May 2013, or August 2013:
On Tuesday, November 13, at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Ms. Elizabeth Feamster, Director and General Counsel, Ms. Mary Riddell, Deputy Director, Mr. Eric Ison, Chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, and Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5). 

The program will also include information about application deadlines to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam, the application process, and the format of the exam.  The program will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

Your attendance at the November 13 program is a requirement for graduation.  Please mark your calendar now.  If you anticipate a work conflict, please make arrangements now to ensure your attendance at the mandatory program.

Fall Hiring Season - Weber & Rose seeking Law Clerk

Weber & Rose is seeking a 2L or 3L law clerk to work during the academic year and summer.  If you are interested in applying, go to and click on Jobs & Resume Collection.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Aaron Smith, the winner of a UofL Law School polo shirt!  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (Sept 6) to claim your prize.  And, keep reading the Daily Docket.

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair Information Session - TODAY - Noon, Room 171

If you are interested learning about public interest law and hearing from students who have previously attended the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, please attend the  information session, TODAY, Thursday, September 6 at Noon in room 171.  The EJW Conference and Career Fair will be held on Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  This is the largest public interest career fair in the country and gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops.  The registration deadline for submitting resumes is Thursday, September 13.

Law Student Scholarship to attend 2013 U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program

Seton Hall University School of Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is making available two scholarships to current 2L and part-time 3L students to attend its June 2013 U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program, an intensive four-day educational program for compliance professionals and health care lawyers working in the life sciences industry. 

The scholarship award recognizes promising health law students with an aptitude for and commitment to a career in health law focusing on legal and compliance issues within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technology industries.  Students must submit a letter of nomination, resume, and brief personal statement.  Two scholarships ($2,400 value) will be awarded.  The submission deadline is February 8.  For more information, see Dean Ballard.

1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Molly Robertson, the winner of a women's UofL Law School black v-neck polo.  Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (Sept 5) by 4:00 p.m. to claim your prize.  And remember, keep reading the Daily Docket!

SBA 1L Elections and Vacancy Election

Your SBA is pleased to announce the schedule for 1L elections and for the vacancy election for SBA Secretary. 

Positions Available:

1Ls - Section One Rep, Section Two Rep, Louisville Bar Association Rep
2L/3L/4L - Secretary (Executive Committee Member) 

Tuesday, September 12 - Candidate Interest Meetings at 12:15 and 5:00 PM in the SBA office (#245)

Monday, September 18 - 8:00 AM Campaigning begins

Wednesday, September 20 - 8:00 AM - TWEN Voting Begins


Please DO NOT Rearrange Tables in Classrooms

If you are having an event in one of the law school's classrooms, please do not rearrange the tables and chairs in the room, or move tables or chairs from one room to another.  It is a distraction to faculty, and wastes instructional time, to have seating charts which are inaccurate or rooms which no longer contain an adequate number of seats for a scheduled class; and a distraction to students to have seats which are no longer in reasonable proximity to electrical outlets.

 This goes for all classrooms, but in particular, the smaller classrooms have been rearranged repeatedly, and as a result some faculty have found that their classes no longer fit the room properly.  

  Thank you for your consideration. 



SBA Announces 2012-2013 Budget

In an effort to promote transparency between students and your Student Bar Association, the SBA is pleased to release the SBA budgets for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. This information is displayed live on the SBA Budget Page.

SBA Budget 

Budget inquiries should be directed to Paul Bradford