Student News

MCB Good Luck!

Please wish Christopher Slayton and Joseph Tackett good luck as they travel to Denver, CO this weekend, along with coach Prof. Sweeney, to compete in the Jessup International Law Competition. 

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization or public defender office of their choosing.  Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas.

To learn more and apply online, go to:

Summer Corps will begin accepting online applications for the 2012 program on March 1, 2012. The deadline to apply is March 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2012 will provide 711 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

Sud-Chemie coming on campus to interview for paid Law Intern

Süd-Chemie Inc. is part of an international group of companies specializing in the development and manufacture of catalysts and desiccants for uses in various industries including the chemical manufacturing, refining, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

This is a paid position ($12.00 - $15.00 depending on experience) designed to provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity while serving as a contributing team member to an in-house legal department.  The Intern may have the opportunity to work with both corporate and intellectual property in-house legal practitioners.  The Intern will likely participate in the review and drafting of contracts, negotiations with internal business clients, the preparation and filing of intellectual property applications, support of litigation case management, individualized research relating to both intellectual property and corporate law, and assume responsibility for various administrative tasks related to law department management.

Work will begin in May.  Intern will work between ten (10) and twenty (20) hours a week during the school year and between thirty (30) to forty (40) hours a week during the summer.  Hours are flexible during 8-5 Monday through Friday, depending on student’s class schedule.
This position is open to all 1L and 2L law students.  Strong research, computer and organizational skills are a must.  Prior experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or other full-time employment in a business setting is strongly preferred, although not required.

Please submit a resume, cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and a 3 – 5 page writing sample.

Apply through Symplicity and select Sud-Chemie as the session.  You may begin uploading your information TODAY. The deadline will be Sunday, February 19th.


American Association for Justice Meeting

Did you enjoy Torts class? Are you interested in learning more about being a trial attorney? The newly formed University of Louisville student chapter of the American Association for Justice is holding its first meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 175. Free pizza and drinks will be served. Louisville trial lawyer Hans G. Poppe will be guest speaker, and representatives from the AAJ and the Kentucky Justice Association will be on hand to explain the professional and networking benefits of these two powerful organizations. Free copies of Trial Lawyer magazine to first 25 students. Free T-shirt to anyone who joins AAJ or KJA at the meeting. Want to learn more? Contact 3L Alex Davis at, or 2L Ashley Haile at

MCB Congrats!

Please wish Christopher Arnold, Lucas Markushewski, Sean O'Tormey, and Richard Williams good luck as they travel to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, along with coach Jack Wheat, to compete in the Regional Competition of the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Competition.

Public Service Fellowship Application Deadline!

This is a reminder that the deadline for turning in your fellowship applications for summer 2012 fellowships is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, AT 3:00 P.M.  Applications are available in Room 180 or in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).   Each application is in a manila folder respectively marked and attached to the bulletin board.

If you are turning in more than one application, please paperclip each application with its attachments.  Please leave them in the tray on the door of Room 180 or slide them under the door. 

How to Get a State Judicial Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position and Summer Judicial Clerkships!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions? Do you have an interest in volunteering for a judge over the summer? You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175. 

Three of our alums, Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97) and Jacqueline Hersh (Class of '09) will be available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find them, as well. They will also be discussing opportunities for summer judicial internships that are available to our students. We will also have two current students who volunteered last summer for judges and they will be discussing their experiences.

This session is of interest to all students. If you are a 1L or 2L and have an interest in volunteering for a judge either during the school year or for a summer, you will want to attend. If you are 3L interested in finding out more about state judicial clerkships or staff attorney positions, this is for you.

Pizza and drinks will be served while they last. See you there!

Spring T-Shirt Sales

The Women's Law Caucus will be selling t-shirts in orchid, azalea, lime, and sky blue (see attachment for samples) from Feb 13-Feb. 24 in the lobby during lunch or in rm. 104 from 12:30-3:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

 T-Shirts are $12.

Part of the proceeds from each shirt sold will go to Ronald McDonald House, The Center for Women and Families, or the Central Partnership Program (purchaser's choice of which). 

Student Bar Foundation Meeting

There is a Student Bar Foundation meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 12:00pm in room 171. If you have signed up as an at-large member, please make sure to attend. If you are interested in being an at-large member, attend the meeting because this is your last chance to sign up!

If you cannot attend, or have any questions, please email Carly Harvey at



Appointments available to discuss summer employment plans and/or resume or cover letter review

If you would like to meet to discuss a plan for summer employment opportunities and/or review a resume or cover letter, please sign up on the appointment sheet on Debra Reh's door, room 184.

Also, don't forget to check the job bank in Symplicity at: and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection"