Student News

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 - Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in room 275

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.

KBA Annual Student Writing Competition

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
Communications Department
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 sroberts@kybar.org or call 502-564-3795, ext. 224.

MCB Good Luck!

Please join the MCB in wishing Emma Franklin and Joshua Waldrop the best of luck in their upcoming competition. They will be traveling to New York this weekend to compete in the NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition.

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Nathan Batey and Sarah Christianson as they travel to Los Angeles this weekend to compete in the National Animal Law Competition.

1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

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 

 

 

Environmental Law and Land Use Society Panel - Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in 275

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.
   

Student Life Info Session - MCB and Competitions

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.

Training Materials: Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

The IT staff have composed and posted a tip sheet on Creating Appellate Briefs Using MS Word.  On the Student Computing page, look for the Support and Training section, then Training Materials.  The tip sheet covers Word 2010 for Windows and Word 2011 for Mac.

Professor Marcosson Speaks at 13th Annual Diversity Forum at Pettit College of Law

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.