Student News

Free Flu Shots for Students, Faculty, and Staff on Monday

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 and clicking on the image of Coach Charlie Strong.

Information Session on Externship Opportunities

All upper-division students are invited to an information session 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. (*Note:  Information regarding the Immigration Externship, the Law Clinic, and the Entrepreneurship Clinic will be provided at the October 23 Information Session.)

Arizona v. The United States: What Happened and What Difference Will it Make?

We all know that the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 this June, but what did the opinion really mean? 

Join ACS and Brandeis School of Law's Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, a nationally recognized scholar in immigration law, to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling and to make sense of what it all means. Speaking points will include:

  • How does the ruling fit the Court's jurisprudence regarding the role of states and municipalities enforcing federal immigration law? 
  • Was the Court's finding three of the four provisions pre-empted while leaving the most controversial provision intact a victory or a loss for immigrants' rights?
  • How will the Court's decision effect future as-applied challenges to the law?

Today, October 4, 12:00, Room 175. Free Qdoba Hot Naked Burrito Bar (yes that's what it's really called)

Immigration Moot Court Board Team Now Accepting Applications

The Moot Court Board is now accepting applications for the Immigration Moot Court Competition which will be held this coming spring. Interested applicants must submit a Statement of Interest, a Writing Sample, and a Resume. Applicants may place their materials in a folder outside the Moot Court Office's door. Applications are due by October 11, 2012. For any questions regarding the application process, please contact Joshua F. Waldrop at

National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Tryouts

Any interested 2L or 3L may submit materials for consideration to participate in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, held February 21-23, 2013 at Pace University in White Plains, NY. The team is coached by Professor FitzGerald and Attorney Randy Strobo.

To be considered for this year's team, please send an email to Caitlin Baird at containing the following items in pdf format:

1. Writing Sample (brief, memo, etc.)

2. Statement of Interest (1 page maximum)

The deadline for submission is Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm. The coaches will review the sumbissions and notify the students selected on Saturday, October 13, 2012.

Only one team of two or three members is allowed in the competition from each school.

Direct any questions to Caitlin Baird at

Trademark Law Moot Court Team Now Accepting Applications

Students interested in the Saul Leftkowitz Memorial Trademark Law Moot Court Competition please provide a typed statement of interest, not to exceed two pages, a writing sample, resume and unofficial transcript. Submit these materials to Ross Thompson ( or Professor Lars Smith ( by Thursday, October 11. The competition takes place in Chicago on February 8, 2013. The team will be lead by Faculty Coach Lars Smith and Attorney Jack Wheat. Please feel free to contact Ross Thompson with any questions.

SBA Now Accepts Debit/Credit Card Payment for Merchandise and Ticket Sales

In an effort to better serve you, your SBA is pleased to announce that the Merchandise Store next to Room 075 now accepts Debit and Credit Card Payments. SBA will also be accepting this new form of payment for Decedent's and Barrister's Ball Ticket Sales. 

The Merchandise Store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am - Noon. 

University of Louisville Law School Picnic Saturday - FOOD SPONSORED BY BARBRI

Come have fun and reconnect with friends, faculty, staff and students at UofL's 1st Annual Fall Picnic (sponsored by the SBA). Grilled burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, and drinks are provided. There will be cornhole, horse shoes, and croquet. Please bring all your friends and family members! The food for this event was kindly donated by Barbri.


When:     Saturday, October 6, 2012

Time:      12:00 - 4:00

Where:    Grawemeyer Park, Belknap Campus (across the oval from the Law School)

Rain Location: Law School Interior 

Parking:   South Oval Parking Lot (Next to the Natural Sciences Building)

Cost:       Suggestion Donations $10 Adults; $5 Children and Students


Any questions? Please contact  Erica Wood or Jacob Giesecke.

Guidebooks For Surviving Law School

New Books The newest exhibit in the law library features a collection of books to assist you during your first year of law school.

Each copy currently on display is available for check out. Similar items can be found by browsing the contents of the bookshelves labeled KF 281-283 in the treatise section on the library's lower level.

Free Massages for Students on Friday

Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

Come by the Washer Lounge between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. this Friday and enjoy a free massage.