Have you been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship? Do you want to know what a federal judicial clerkship is about? If you are a 2L, you won't want to miss this information session. On Thursday, March 22 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session on everything you will need to know about how to apply for federal judcial clerkships on OSCAR, the documents required to upload with your application, and upcoming deadlines. We will have a panel of past, present and future students who have received federal judicial clerkships. They will provide valuable insight on their experiences through this process. Although this is geared toward 2L students, 1L students are certainly welcome to attend.
If you have given any thought to applying for these clerkships, please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Louisville recently performed well at the The Energy and Sustainability National Moot Court Competition. Louisville was represented by Lize Goykhberg, Jacob Giesecke, and Tyler Fleck who returned from Morgantown, WV as semi-finalists. After the 4 preliminary rounds, Louisville was the last team selected to advance to the Quarterfinals. Putting together a strong performance, Louisville advanced to the semi-finals to argue against the number 1 seed. This was Louisville's first year to compete in the competition. The University of Kentucky was last year's winner of the competition, but finished 5th this year, being edged out by Louisville.
Congratulations to Brandon K. Johnson and Eric Johnson who represented the University of Louisville this past weekend in the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Patent Law Moot Court Competition in Houston, TX. Although Brandon and Eric did not advance to the next round, they received a lot of positive feedback from the judges. They were praised for having well-structured arguments, being prepared to answer difficult questions, and also handling adverse facts well, without having to concede main points. Additionally, Brandon and Eric forced the other team to concede main points of their argument and the judges were impressed with the way the team addressed several points on rebuttal that were brought up by the judges during the other side's argument. Congratulations again to Brandon and Eric for representing our school so well in Houston.
Are you interested in starting a chapter of the Law School Democrats of America, the official law student arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)? Currently, there are over 90 chapters at ABA-accredited law schools throughout the nation. Having an active Democratic law student presence on your campus is critical so your student body can be informed about the events and programs that the Law School Democrats of America are working on. A few of those events and programs including:
- attending the annual Law Democrat Convention;
- assisting the DNC on certain election research law projects for the Obama re-election campaign;
- organizing voter protection efforts with the Obama campaign team for the upcoming re-election in November 2012;
- invitations to closed networking events and campaign meetings with top Democratic attorneys and DNC staffers;
- participating in our mentoring program with the Obama Lawyers Committee, which pairs a Democratic law student with a prominent Democratic attorney in the law student's desired practice area; and
- invitations to the DNC Nominating Convention in Charlotte.
The 6th Circuit Chair of the Law School Democrats of America can also help in providing nationally known speakers for student events at the Law School. If any students are interested in forming a chapter, please contact Jessica Doogan, the 2011-2012 6th Circuit Chair. Ms. Doogan can provide a start-up kit and on-going support that will give the Democratic student leaders all the resources they need in getting the chapter off the ground. Ms. Doogan’s contact information is 614-477-9979 <tel:614-477-9979> or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the many of you who have RSVPed concerning the Honors Reception. For those who have not yet responded, please let Becky Wenning (email@example.com) know whether you are coming (and the name of any quests) at your earliest convenience ... but no later than this Wednesday, March 21st. We need to know who is attending for a number of reasons. One of the more important reasons is that in order to save time, we do not read the names of those who are not in attendance.
If you do not RSVP by the 21st, we'll assume you are not coming ... and your name will not be read aloud at the program.
Thanks in advance!