Student News

Writing Competitions for Students

A number of organizations sponsor writing competitions that are open to law students.  Many of these competitions have cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $500, and may also include a funded trip to a meeting to receive the prize.  Be sure to check the Writing Competitions bulletin board outside Room 275.  There are over 15 writing competitions posted, with topics ranging from labor and employment law, international business, and international humanitarian law, to factory farms, energy law, and tax law.  You are also encouraged to visit the Student Life page to see a list of additional writing competitions.  http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044

Information Session on Formatting Appellate Briefs

Dean Becker is hosting an info session about formatting appellate briefs on Monday, February 13th at noon in room 275. This would be helpful for students who are competing on appellate competitions this spring and those who plan to try out for competitions next year.

MCB Mandatory Meeting

MCB mandatory meeting will be held on January 25 12:05-12:50 in room 175. We will take attendance, members with a serious conflict should email Stephanie Loper at stephanie.loper@yahoo.com to discuss.

Grossman & Moore seeking 2L Part-time Law Clerk this semester

Grossman & Moore, a personal injury law firm, is seeking a second-year student to work 12-15 hours a week during the Spring semester.  Student should be in the top 1/3 of their class.  There is the potential for a student to work full-time over the summer.

If interested in applying, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Ms. Donna Voyles, Grossman & Moore, PLLC, One Riverfront Plaza, 401 W. Main Street, Ste. 1810, Louisville, KY  40202 or e-mail:  dvoyles@gminjurylaw.com

 

 

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

Attached please find the following Handbook revisions.  The website and pdf have been updated.

Administrative Conference of the United State, Legal Internships (1L, 2L, 3L) – New contact.

Dept. of the Air Force, OGC, Summer Law Clerk Program (1L, 2L) – Deadline of Feb. 10th established, along with announcement number.

EPA, Region 6 (Dallas), Summer Intern Honors Program (1L, 2L) – Deadline of Feb. 10th established.

Office of Government Ethics, Legal Intern Program (2L) – Deadline of Feb. 3rd established.

SEC, Law Student Observer Program (2L, 3L, LLM) – Fall 2012 deadline of Mar. 23rd established.

Also, separate application instructions now identified for New York and DC offices.

Central High School/Brandeis School of Law Partnership Program Cookbook

We are still collecting recipes for the Central High School Partnership Program cookbook. The cookbook will contain original recipes from faculty, staff, current students, and alumni from both Central and the Brandeis School of Law. Proceeds from the cookbook will go directly to the partnership program.

 Email recipes to CentralCookbook@gmail.com. 

If you have any questions, contact Central Fellow Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu. 

 

 

Miss Representation Screening

Please join the WLC, BLSA, Lambda, and the Diversity Committee for a screening of the film Miss Representation.

The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

 

Date and Time: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12-2pm

Location: rm 275

 

For more information on the video, please visit missrepresentation.org. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu.

U.S. Air Force JAG - Paid Internships for First- and Second-year Students

The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps Summer Internship applications for 2Ls and 1Ls is now available on www.usajobs.gov.  The link for the 2L internship, paid at a GS-09, is at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/306965500 and for the 1L internship, paid at a GS-07, is at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/307000500.   You may also find the internship announcements at www.usajobs.gov by searching Air Force JAG.  The announcements will be open until 11:59 on Friday, February 10, 2012.

Social Media/Marketing Advanced Degree Intern

Large corporate office is looking for a Social Media/Marketing Advanced Degree Intern. This position is ideal for candidates seeking a dual JD/MBA degree, law students with a business/marketing background, or for law students seeking non-legal post-graduation employment in a business or corporate setting.

Responsibilities include: Website traffic analysis, SEO maximization, social media tracking, database/list management, and minor content creation.  There is negligible legal work involved in this internship, so it is not recommended for students seeking practical legal experience such as legal research, memo/brief writing, or courtroom experience.

Competitive applications will emphasize multiple social media platform awareness, data analysis ability, and working familiarity with Excel. This internship is a paid year-long position of 40 hours per week in the summer and 20 hours per week during the semester.

If interested, contact Josh Hartsell at josh.hartsell@louisville.edu for additional information.

Study Abroad and Language Study Programs Information Session

Learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs on Thursday, January 26.  Students who have studied law abroad will speak about their experiences, and Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.