Student News

Legal Profession Curriculum - 3L Program on Candor

Attention students graduating in December 2012, May 2013, or August 2013:
 
On Tuesday, November 13, at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Ms. Elizabeth Feamster, Director and General Counsel, Ms. Mary Riddell, Deputy Director, Mr. Eric Ison, Chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, and Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar. 

ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.”  In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).”  This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5). 

Your attendance at the November 13 program is a requirement for graduation.  Please mark your calendar now. 

The program will also include information about application deadlines to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam, the application process, and the format of the exam.  The program will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

Professional Responsibility Exam

The Professional Responsibility (PR) final exam for both sections (Giesel and Powell) is Friday, November 2, from 3:30 to 6:30. 

The exam room for Professor Powell's section is Room 175. 

The primary exam room for Professor Giesel's section is Room LL75; the overflow room is LL80.  All students in Professor Giesel's section should pick up the exam and receive instructions in Room LL75.
 
The Law School's exam policies are posted on the School of Law website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.  Each student is responsible for reviewing these policies before taking a law school exam.

The PR exam make-up request form is available hereEven if your professor or the Assistant Dean for Student Life has approved a make-up PR exam, you must submit the attached form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on October 31, for final written approval. 

Student Bar Foundation Planning and Interest Meeting

Please join the Student Bar Foundation for a meeting Thursday, November 1 at noon in room 171. There will be sundaes and snacks! We are looking to recruit new members (PARTICULARLY 1LS!), and will be giving an introduction to SBF and at-large membership in general, handing out forms, and annoucing the date and location of our Spring auction!
We really need new members so if you are looking to be involved in a low-maintenance group for a great cause then please come!
 
Contact Kaitlyn Jones with any questions, or if you are interested and cannot attend at knjone02@louisville.edu

SPRING 2013 REGISTRATION INFORMATION

All registration materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8.  Student must also submit their Employment Card by Thursday, November 8.

If you are submitting any forms, besides the Employment Card, you must attach a purple pre-registration form to your forms. The forms are outside of the Student Records Office.

Attached is a sheet with the registration dates, but you are responsibile for reading all of the registration instrucitons.  Current Students, Register, Registration Forms

UofL Law's Miami University Alumni Get Together

It is quite possible that enrollment of alumni of Miami University is at it's highest level at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Recently, a group of Miami alums got together for a photo.
 

Seated from left to right: Timmy George, '11; Matt Doran, '08; Donovan Potter, '11; Lee Vish, '05; Interim Dean Susan Duncan, '87; Meghan Burns, '12; Kiera Hollis, '11; Professor Luke Milligan, '98; and Brian O'Connor, '98. Not pictured: Kaitlyn Jones, '11; Emma Franklin, '10; Mary Jessee, '09; Andrew Miller, '10; Leah Smith, '06

Part-time Position with Office of Attorney General

The Attorney General's Office is seeking a part-time clerk to compile and maintain a Motion Bank for the Commonwealth's Attorneys relative to capital case litigation.  The position is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant through FFY 2014.  This year-round position will require approximately 15 hours per week with flexible scheduling.

Qualifications should include:  strong research skills, Constitutional Criminal Law would be helpful, attention to detail, previous background in criminal law would be helpful 

Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to Debra Reh in the Office of Professional Development by 4:00 p.m. on November 8th.  Cover letter should be addressed to:  Nyla Small, Paralegal; Grant Training Coordinator, Office of the Attorney General, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Frankfort, KY  40601.

 

New Carpet Installation

On Monday, November 5, contractors will begin re-carpeting the reading room, the stairs, and part of the new addition on the main floor of the library.  Work will continue on Tuesday the 6th, when the law school is closed for election day, and is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday the 7th.  The library will remain open on Monday and Wednesday, but traffic may be directed into the library through alternative entrances.

Reading Room Carpet

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN IMMIGRATION LAW? STUDENTS ARE NEEDED FOR NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” PRESENTATION

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes and a recent alum & local immigration attorney, Becca O'Neill, lead teams of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes and Becca O'Neill, conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, November 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 177, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, November 16. Students interested in attending the training on November 15 and/or going on the jail visit on November 16, should email Becca O'Neill directly by Friday, November 2. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. Attached are some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail along with a more detailed description of the project. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

All future trainings will be conducted the third Thursday of the month, with jail visits on the third Friday of the month after the training. When notifying Ms. O'Neill, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on November 16, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by Friday, November 2, as well, so she can add your name to the list.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. Students can also contact Prof. Trucios-Haynes at ethaynes@louisville.edu with any questions.

Pumpkin War Results - And the "Winner" is....

Congratulations to Professor Abramson, winner of the SBA Pumpkin War. Professor Abramson narrowly edged out Professor Levinson by 31 cents, for a total of $37.31. 

SBA would like to thank all of those who contributed, all of the professors who volunteered to participate, and Professor Abramson. 

Professional Responsibility Exam

The Professional Responsibility (PR) final exam for both sections (Giesel and Powell) is Friday, November 2, from 3:30 to 6:30.  

The exam room for Professor Powell's section is Room 175

The primary exam room for Professor Giesel's section is Room LL75; the overflow room is LL80.  All students in Professor Giesel's section should pick up the exam and receive instructions in Room LL75.
 
The Law School's exam policies are posted on the School of Law website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.  Each student is responsible for reviewing these policies before taking a law school exam.

The PR exam make-up request form is available here.  Even if your professor or the Assistant Dean for Student Life has approved a make-up PR exam, you must submit the attached form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m. on October 31, for final written approval.