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Last Day to Apply for Degree

Graduating Law Students:  February 2 is the last day to apply for a MAY 2012 degree. All May 2012 graduates must complete the application for degree, regardless of whether you intend to participate in commencement.  In addition to applying for a degree, be sure to check your unofficial transcript on ULink and complete a degree check form at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/registration-forms

Study Abroad Info Session on Thursday

Did you know that you may take up to twelve (12) hours at an ABA-approved program of foreign law study? 

Come learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs available to you as a law student on Thursday, January 26.  Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Cross will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.  Pizza will be provided while it lasts.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Ice Cream!!!

Students:  It's never too cold for ice cream.  Take a break and join the faculty and staff for ice cream bars, compliments of Student Life.  This Thursday, January 26, upstairs in the Cox Faculty Lounge.  Come anytime between 3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.  Grab an ice cream bar and a few minutes of conversation.

Warns Scholarship (Labor Law)

The Community Foundation of Louisville seeks applications for the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns, Jr. Scholarship.  The scholarship will provide financial assistance for the 2012-13 school year.  Any student who meets the following criteria is eligible for the award:

1. Will have completed at least one full-time year of coursework by May, 2012 (note that transfer students who have been here one year can meet this criterion)

2. Has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and

3.  Demonstrates financial need

Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate an intent to pursue a career in labor or employment law, or who have a physical disability.

 

To obtain an application form, please see Dean Cross.  The deadline for applications is July 15, 2012.

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

Study Abroad Info Session - Thursday Jan. 26

Learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs this 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.

Weekly Academic Success Tip - Staying Organized

Being organized is essential to being a good attorney.  Law school is a great place to learn better organizational skills.  Here are some tips that can improve your organization:

  • Keep all of your law school study materials in one place in your home rather than scattered in many areas.  When you have finished with study materials, return them immediately to that designated place.
  • Before you go to bed at night, sort out the materials you need to take to school the next day and put them together.
  • Keep student organization materials in folders or notebooks separate from your course materials.
  • Keep materials for your part-time work in folders or notebooks separate from your course materials.
  • Keep the syllabus, case briefs, class notes, and handouts for a course together in a 3-ring binder.  Designate a separate 3-ring binder for each of your classes.
  • If color helps you organize, use different colored folders or binders for school courses, work, student organizations, etc.
  • Read your syllabus carefully; highlight due dates and transfer them immediately to your calendar.
  • Always date your class notes.
  • Have as many consistent abbreviations as possible to use in your notes and outlines for all classes.  For each new subject, decide on special abbreviations for that class to use in your notes and outlines and stay consistent.
  • If bold, italics, underlining, all capitals and/or font changes help you learn, use them consistently in your outlines.
  • Have a consistent system to indicate material that your professor emphasized in class.  For example:  insert a star, underline the material, highlight the material in a different color, etc.
  • Have a consistent system to indicate material that you have questions about.  For example:  “Q”, “?”, red asterisk, red ink, etc.
  • If flow charts help you, use a large dry erase board for formulating a flow chart before you finalize it on paper or on your computer.
  • Regularly back-up your computer files on a thumb drive or CD.

Current Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies

Below is a list of current attorney vacancies at the United States Department of Justice. We encourage all interested applicants to apply; however, please note that due to temporary funding restrictions we may not be able to fill all of the currently advertised positions. To learn more about Justice and our legal careers, please visit our website: www.justice.gov/careers/legal/.

In addition, every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in DOJ components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country. If you are interested in a DOJ volunteer internship, please review the many opportunities featured at www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html

Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Western District of Texas Vacancy Announcement # 12-WDTX-575400-AUSA-03 The deadline to apply is January 30, 2012.
Date posted: 01-19-2012
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office District of Columbia Washington, D.C. 12-DC-AUSA-03 Position is open until Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
Date posted: 01-19-2012
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office District of Columbia Washington, D.C. 12-DC-AUSA-02 Position is open until Wednesday, January 25, 2012.
Date posted: 01-19-2012
Attorney Vacancy Announcement U.S. Department of Justice United States Marshals Service Office of General Counsel GS-0905-13/14/15 Open: January 19, 2012 Close: February 2, 2012
Date posted: 01-19-2012
Assistant United States Attorney Criminal Division United States Attorney's Office District of Rhode Island Vacancy Announcement Number 12-RI-01 Application packages must be postmarked by 11:59pm on January 25, 2012.
Date posted: 01-19-2012
U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for United States Attorneys Office of the Chief Information Officer Attorney-Advisor GS-0905-15 Vacancy Announcement No: 12-EOUSA-02 Closing date February 9, 2012.
Date posted: 01-18-2012
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Middle District of Florida Announcement Number 12-MDFL-AUSA-01 Applicants must send a cover letter accompanied by their resume to the following address by February 3, 2012
Date posted: 01-18-2012
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Honorable Joyce White Vance Northern District of Alabama Vacancy Announcement Number 12-NDAL-02 This announcement is open until filled.
Date posted: 01-17-2012
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Tennessee Vacancy Announcement #12-EDTN-AUSA-01 Applications must be received by Tuesday, January 31, 2012.
Date posted: 01-13-2012
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Southern District of California 12-SDCA-02 Application materials must be postmarked by the deadline date of January 18, 2012.
Date posted: 01-13-2012
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Middle District of Georgia Vacancy Announcement #12-MDGA-AUSA-01 The announcement is open until filled.
Date posted: 01-13-2012
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Florida Announcement Number 12-SDFL-AUSA-01 Announcement is open until filled.
Date posted: 01-13-2012
  

Summer Law Clerkships (self-funded) with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalReD Legal Aid) is seeking law clerks for the Summer of 2012 in its nine area offices to assist attorneys in all phases of client representation and program work.  STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN FUNDING, although work study and similar arrangements with a sponsoring institution will be considered.  Some funds are available to assist with travel.  Applications will also be accepted for those without funding upon submission of a hardship request with an explanation of their financial need.

Offices are in Barbourville, Columbia, Harlan, Hazard, Jackson, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Richmond and Somerset.

Interested applicants should apply to Lorie Elam, Deputy Director, Appalchian Research and Defense Fund of KY, Inc., 120 N. Front Ave., Prestonsburg, KY  41653 or e-mail:  lorief@ardfky.org  Applicants should send resume, writing sample, and a list of references along with a statement regarding the applicant's ability to provide funding for themself.  If you have questions, call Lorie Elam at (606)886-9876, ext. 1230. 

  

Summer 2012 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC - Opportunities for First- and Second-Year Students

The Fund for American Studies is sponsoring The Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC for Summer 2012.  The Institute provides the opportunity for first- and second-year law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a 3-credit constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.

Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 10, 2012 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance.  (75% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.)

Details on the program and the online application may be found at:  www.legalstudiesDC.org  Questions may be directed to LSI Coordinator, Stacie Allen, at:  LEGAL@tfas.org