Student News

Public Service Opportunity Available - Non-Profit Seeks 501(c)(3) Status

A non-profit organization has contacted the Public Service Office seeking a student to assist them in establishing 501(c)(3) status. If you are interested in helping this organization, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first person contacting Ms. Scinta will be signed up for the project. The organization is willing to wait until after finals to get started.

Law Review Membership Application Revised

In order to better accommodate students who will be leaving Louisville immediately after the end of finals, the Law Review will now accept write-on essays submitted solely via TWEN. The old instructions for law review application submission are unchanged, but if you're going to be out of town and would like to submit your essay electronically you may now do so by following the revised instructions attached to this post.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Spencer Brooks at Sjbroo02@louisville.edu. 

 

Thanks, and good luck on your finals!

Best Wishes on Your Exams!

Brandeis Crypt

Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis and his wife Alice Goldmark are buried in front of the law school. A tradition has developed over the years of students placing coins and Animal Crackers over the Brandeis’ grave markers during the final exam period to ensure good luck.

Locker Return - Deadline is Thursday, May 3

All those graduating students who purchased locks for a locker in the basement, must turn in their locks to the Resource Center by next Thursday, May 3.  The hours for the Resource Center are 8am - 6pm during the week.

Temporary Summer Employment Opportunity with Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau has a temporary opening on their consumer Business Reports lines that would be available immediately and extending for the next 8 weeks, possibly longer into the summer.  The student will be paid $15.00/hour.  The work will involve assisting consumers in filing complaints, obtaining business reports, and referrals to agencies outside the BBB. There is also an opportunity to complete 30 hours of public service credit after the paid portion of the work is ended. The schedule would be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch. They will provide parking and good, strong coffee. Dress is business casual.

Iinterested students should submit a resume to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu or Dean Urbach at kathy.urbach@louisville.edu by 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 30. Resumes will also be accepted in hard copy.

3L/4L Class Composite Picture Proof

ATTENTION GRADUATING 3LS & 4LS:  Please view the attached composite photo proof. Check for any errors or revisions that need to be made (such as misspellings of your name). You must email Katie Bennett at ktbenn01@louisville.edu by TOMORROW, Thursday April 26th at 5:00 p.m. if you would like any corrections to be made before the composite goes into production. 

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy Needs Students!

The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy is need of student interns for the summer in their LaGrange and Frankfort offices.  They need one student in their LaGrange Office and three students in their Frankfort Office.  The descriptions of the work in both offices is as follows:

Department of Public Advocacy, Post-Conviction (LaGrange) - Law students will assist DPA attorneys with post-conviction cases. Assignments would include record review, legal research, claim drafting, and an Oldham County prison visit to meet the client.

Department of Public Advocacy, Appeals Branch (Frankfort) - Law students will assist criminal appellate attorneys with legal research including statutory and constitutional analysis of criminal rules, statutes and practices; drafting sections of appellate briefs; reviewing trial records to marshal facts to support appellate argument. Opportunity to observe oral argument before Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Students will be able to count their hours toward their public service requirement.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  Assignments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Student Bar Foundation Fellowships Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 Student Bar Foundation Fellowships! The Student Bar Foundation was able to award more than $9,000 in fellowships this year. There were a number of outstanding applications this year. Everyone who made a contribution to the success of the SBF Charity Auction received a fellowship, as well as applicants demonstrating financial need, a commitment to public service, and a connection to the mission of the SBF. 

The 2012 Fellowship recipients will focus their summer service on (1) delivering legal services to the poor and indigent, (2) promoting law-related education; and (3) improving the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the legal system. 

Students receiving fellowships will be working at a number of law-related public interest jobs this summer including judicial internships, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kentucky Court of Appeals, Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy, and the Nashville District Attorney’s Office. These students will spend their summers working in Kentucky, Tennessee, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Because the SBF is a student-run organization, we need students who are dedicated to our mission to help solicit donations for the SBF auction next year. Please email Ahmed Safeeullah at aasafe01@louisville.edu for information about getting involved and helping the SBF continue to support Brandeis students dedicated to public interest work. 

Temporary Summer Employment Opportunity with Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau has a temporary opening on their consumer Business Reports lines that would be available immediately and extending for the next 8 weeks, possibly longer into the summer. The work will involve assisting consumers in filing complaints, obtaining business reports, and referrals to agencies outside the BBB.  There is also an opportunity to complete 30 hours of public service credit after the paid portion of the work is ended.  The schedule would be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. with an hour for lunch. They will provide parking and good, strong coffee. Dress is business casual.

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit a resume to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu or Dean Urbach at kathy.urbach@louisville.edu by 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 30.  Resumes will also be accepted in hard copy.

Public Service Opportunity Available

A non-profit organization has contacted the Public Service Office seeking a student to assist them in establishing 501(c)(3) status. If you are interested in helping this organization, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first person contacting Ms. Scinta will be signed up for the project. The organization is willing to wait until after finals to get started.  This would be a great project to work on over the summer.