The Kentucky Bar Association invites and encourages students currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky College of Law, the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition. This competition offers these Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award. First, second, and third place awards will be given.
1st place $1,000
2nd place $300
3rd place $200
Students may enter their previously unpublished articles. Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the General Format section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines.
Entries must be received by June 1, 2012. Submit entries with contact information by mail to:
Shannon H. Roberts
Kentucky Bar Association
514 West Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601-1812
For inquiries concerning the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition, contact Shannon H. Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-564-3795, ext. 224.
Good luck to Nathan Batey and Sarah Christianson as they travel to Los Angeles this weekend to compete in the National Animal Law Competition.
The sign-up sheet for brief binding is at the Resource Center at this time. Professor Sweeny's class will need to have four briefs instead of three, so please tell Ms. Haney or Ms. Wenning in the Resource Center if you need eight sheets of paper instead of six.
Cost: Three Briefs and Cardstock Covers: $10.60
Four Briefs and Cardstock Covers: $14.00
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.
All students are invited to an information session on Thursday, Feb. 23, to learn about the Moot Court Board and the opportunity to participate in extramural advocacy and skills competitions. Brandeis students participate in internal School of Law competitions, in state-wide competitions, in national competitions, and in international competitions.
The Moot Court Board will provide information about how to become a member of the board or a member of one of its extramural advocacy and skills teams; how you can earn academic credit for participation; and a description of the various competitions you can tryout for. The session will be at 12:10 p.m. in Room 175. Papa John's pizza will be served.
Samuel Marcosson, profesor of law, will join Scott Gerber, ONU professor of law, as guest panelists at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law 13th Annual Diversity Forum.
This year's forum, The 20-Year Legacy of Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court, is sponsored by the Black Law Students Association in conjunction with the Ohio Northern University chapter of the Federalist Society and takes place on Thursday, February 23, 2012.
For more information about this event, contact Ameerah McBride.
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law; room 275
Sponsored by: Central High School Partnership, The Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program
Learn how you can be involved in the Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program through Street Law (for public service credit) or Marshall-Brennan Civil Liberties (for academic credit) and other activities in teaching at Central High School Law and Government Magnet.
Current law students involved in the program and students from Central will share their experiences in these programs which began in 2007-2008.
Sponsored by: Central High School Partnership, The Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program.
Scholarship applicants should be incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply.
The awarded applicants will best meet the following criteria:
· Demonstrated academic excellence
· Service to the profession
· Service to the community
· Service to the cause of diversity
To apply, please visit the DRI Website.
For more information please download the DRI Scholarship flyer.
The deadline for all applications is April 27, 2012.
Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar June 7-8, 2012 in Chicago.
Any questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to Megan O’Neill, DRI Marketing Analyst.