Student News

Diversity Scholars Program at Legal Aid for First and Second Year Students!

Legal Aid is making available a Diversity Scholar Internship for summer 2012.  A description of the internship is attached along with the application requirements.  This opportunity is available to first and second year students.  Even if you applied for a public service fellowship at Legal Aid, you would still be eligible.

Legal Aid will be at the law school on Thursday, March 1, to interview IOLTA and Ellen Ewing fellowship candidates.  If you would like the opportunity to interview on the same day, please submit your application to Legal Aid by Thursday, March 1.  Otherwise, the deadline is March 8 to submit your application.


Kaplan Bar Review Table - Wednesday

Kaplan Bar Reivew table this Wednesday, Feb. 29th, from 11 AM - 6 PM.  DEPOSIT SPECIALS: 3Ls lock in with discounted $100 deposit and 1/2s lock in with a discounted $25 deposit.  Enroll by March 1st to SAVE!  Enroll at the table on Wednesday and SAVE an additional $50-$100 off already discounted prices!  The Final Review Course will be held July 15-17 in Louisville.  Use the most test-like questions available this summer for your bar exam!  FREE on-Demand MPRE Course available now.  Enroll at today!

Speed Mentoring

Reserved Speed Mentoring program

Requires application to be submitted to Professor Rothstein by Thursday, March 1

Cox Lounge - 5:30-7:00pm - Wednesday, March 7

Sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges, the Brandeis Women's Law Caucus, and the Brandeis Black Law Students Association.

Members of the bar will have 6-8 minute conversations with students (like a speed dating program).  Students will speak to each mentor.  

Enhancing Employment Prospects through Mentoring

Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association

3:45-4:45 - Room 275, Wednesday, March 7


What's the difference between a mentor, a role model, networking, and a person who serves as a reference?  How do you find a mentor?  How do mentoring relationships work?  Leaders in the legal profession will provide their perspectives on mentoring at an SBA sponsored panel.

Moderator: Professor Laura Rothstein

Speakers: Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson and Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association 

1L Brief Binding Fundraiser for Central Partnership Program

Some time slots are still available for Friday and Sunday evening. If you are a teacher at Central and would like to help with the binding fundraiser, please email Courtney at are especially needed on Saturday evening. 


Cost: $10.60 for 3 or $14.00 for 4

Please make checks payable to the UofL Foundation with Central Partnership Program on the memo line. 

Student Life Information Session: Clinics and Externships

Each academic year, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship and law clinic experiences.   If you are thinking about participating in the law clinic, the entrepreneurship clinic, or an externship in 2012-13, please join us on Tuesday, March 6, to hear from faculty supervisors, field supervisors, and students.  The information session will be at 12:10 in Room 175.  Get answers to your questions before the April registration period for the summer and fall semesters.

Information will be provided relating to the law clinic, the entrepreneurship clinic, and the following externships: Tax, Immigration, Clinical Research Contracts, and Technology Transfer; Judicial; Jefferson County offices of the Commonwealth Attorney and the County Attorney; the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy; Legal Aid; and the Kentucky Innocence Project.

Environmental Law and Land Use Society Panel

Interested in a career as an Environmental Attorney or using your law degree for environmental issues?  Please attend the ELLUS session on Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in room 275.  Speakers will be Jon Baker with the County Attorney's Office, Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, John Carroll with the County Attorney's Office, Bob Ehrler with LG&E, and Randy Strobo with Hank Graddy Law Firm in Midway, KY.

Pizza and soft drinks will be served outside of 275.

Completion of Brief Celebration Breakfast for First-Year Students

Monday, March 5th - Mosaic Lobby - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

First-year Students,

The Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce the second annual Celebration Breakfast after your briefs are due.  Join us in the Mosaic Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for bagels, fruit, coffee and juice from Panera Bread.

Dual Degree Info Session

In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature to the law, the law school offers a number of dual degree programs providing students an opportunity to earn two degrees in a reduced period of time. Generally, law students must apply to one of the following dual degree programs prior to completing 45 hours of law school course work.

  • Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity
  • Master of Science in Social Work/Juris Doctor
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning
  • Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Students interested in any of these programs should attend the dual degree information session this Thursday, March 1.  The program will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Papa John's pizza will be served. 

IT Staff Assisting with KY Bar Exam

The IT staff will be out of the office from about 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, through the entire day Tuesday, February 28, 2012, to assist with computer administration of the Kentucky Bar Exam in Lexington. Since February 2008, the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions has used Extegrity's Exam4 for the Kentucky and Multistate Essay Exams