Student News

Did you miss the Information Session on Externships?

If you were unable to attend the October 9 program on Externships, please review the handout that was distributed summarizing the externship opportunties this spring.  Please also review Professor Jordan's TWEN page - Externship Information - to find links to the various placements as well as application information.

The next information session is on October 18, at noon, in Room 175.  Dean Hall will provide information on the new Certificate Programs for litigation skills and transacational skills.

On October 23, the info session will feature the Law Clinic and the Entrepreneurship Clinic.

BARBRI Table Day - Next Tuesday, October 16th in the Mosaic Lobby

 

Stop by Barbri Table Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 in the Mosaic Lobby! Enrollment is $20! Barbri will be passing out MPRE Review books and providing information about the MPRE Barbri prep class (scheduled for Saturday, October 27 in Room 275) for all 2Ls/3Ls signed up with Barbri and planning on taking the November MPRE.

 

Information for 1Ls

 

Why spend $100s of dollars buying supplements when BARBRI's 1L program is a great value for the price and can help you succeed during law school too! Although BARBRI is known for bar review, the company can serve as a support system throughout law school as well. Its comprehensive 1L success program provides students with study aids and exam review resources for use now all the way to graduation - and beyond.  The following resources come with your $20 enrollment:

 

 

  • First Year Law School Success book.What does ittake to pass? How to do well on exams? So many questions and the answers are right here.

 

  • First year course outlines.Available atBARBRI.comand in yourFirst Year Outlinesprinted volume. Clear and concise. Easy to follow and add your own notes.

 

  • Video lectures.Online and on-demand. Delivered by the nation's top law professors, covering all 1L courses. Useful, insightful and straight to the point.

 

  • First year survival guide.Proven advice and strategies about preparing for class, summarizing notes, class discussion and studying for exams.

 

  • StudySmart® software.Access to hundreds of online multiple-choice questions for all 1L subject areas.

 

  • NEW! BARBRI AMP for Law School.Our exclusive technology is the most effective and fastest way to learn the black letter law for all your 1L courses.Learn more.

 

Not only do you get all of these resources with your enrollment, but you will be locking in your price for the bar review course of your choice. BARBRI is the only company that can prepare you for any bar exam in the nation! 

 

 

Joint Candidate Forum - Court of Appeals and Jefferson Circuit Court

The Louisville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section will host a Joint Candidate Forum for the Court of Appeals and Jefferson Circuit Court on Tuesday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m.

The Court of Appeals has fourteen judges, two elected from seven appellate court districts. The judges are divided into panels of three to review and decide cases, with the majority determining the decision. The panels do not sit permanently in one location, but travel around the state to hear cases. Running for these two seats are: Irv Maze and James M. “Jim” Shake. The Jefferson Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction that hears civil matters involving more than $5,000, capital offenses and felonies, land dispute title cases and contested probate cases. Circuit Court has the power to issue injunctions, writs of prohibition and writs of mandamus and to hear appeals from District Court and administrative agencies. 

Running for Jefferson Circuit Court is: Wanda Mitchell Baker, Angela McCormick Bisig and Eric L. Ison. Members of the Louisville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section will moderate the forum.

Tuesday, October 16 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Bar Center, 600 W. Main Street

Dessert reception to follow

This is a great networking opportunity!

Learn More About Externship Opportunities - Today (Oct 9)!

All upper-division students are invited to an information session today at noon, in Room 175, to learn about several externship opportunities this spring, including:

  • Tax Externship with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Judicial Externship with a Circuit Court Judge
  • Legal Aid Externship
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the County Attorney
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the Public Defender
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the Commonwealth Attorney 

Information will be provided regarding how to apply for an externship; application deadlines; the selection process; what each externship is like; how many credit hours you can earn from participation; and much more. 

Pizza will be provided to attendees.

Witness Needed for KY Intrastate Mock Trial Team

Any interested 2L or 3L is eligible to sign up with the Kentucky Intrastate Mock Trial team as a witness!  You will get one credit hour for participating!  Practices are Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 and Sundays from 4:00-8:00.  The competition is in Highland Heights, KY (Campbell County) on November 9-11.  Contact the coaches if you are interesed! t.stevens.ky@gmail.com and heend.sheth@gmail.com.

Kentucky Supreme Court Judicial Candidate Forum

Want to find out where the candidates for Kentucky Supreme Court stand on the issues? Join ACS and the two judicial candidates running for election to the Kentucky Supreme Court for a discussion regarding issues before the bench and the role of the judiciary. Incumbent Justice  Will T. Scott is being challenged for his 7th District seat by Judge Janet Stumbo, Kentucky Court of Appeals 7th Appellate District. The event will be moderated by Brandeis School of Law Professor Luke Milligan and will include a question and answer session from the audience. Thursday, October 11, 12:00, Room 275. Lunch will catered by Schlotzky's Deli, bring your own drink.

Kentucky Supreme Court Judicial Candidate Forum

Want to find out where the candidates for Kentucky Supreme Court stand on the issues? Join ACS and the two judicial candidates running for election to the Kentucky Supreme Court for a discussion regarding issues before the bench and the role of the judiciary. Incumbent Justice Will T. Scott is being challenged for his 7th District seat by Judge Janet Stumbo, Kentucky Court of Appeals 7th Appellate District. The event will be moderated by Brandeis School of Law Professor Luke Milligan and will include a question and answer session from the audience. Thursday, October 11, 12:00, Room 275. Lunch will catered by Schlotzky's Deli, bring your own drink. 

Exam4 for Fall 2012 Finals Coming Soon

Exam4 for Fall 2012 final exams, including Professional Responsibility, is scheduled to be released to students on Monday, October 15. The period for submitting a mandatory practice test for all students who wish to use their computers for exams is Monday, October 15 through Friday, October 26.

See Exam4 Essentials for Fall 2012 for more detailed information.

Legal Aid Schedules Wills Clinic for Tuesday, October 24

Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 22.  As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 24, at 3:00 PM at the Mabel Wiggins Center.  They are in need of 5-6 students to assist with this clinic.  No training will be required for this clinic.  Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as Witnesses and Notaries, if any of the students are Notaries.  Students may also prepare simple documents, such as Powers or Attorney and Living Wills.

If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The first six students to e-mail will be signed up.

Our office is working with Legal Aid to schedule a wills clinic training for our students in the very near future. Please keep eye out on the Daily Docket for further details of the training.

 

 

ATTENTION 1L's! First Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development will be conducting their first mandatory meeting for first year students on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275. All first year students are expected to attend. Our first meeting will be entitled, "Get Your Career Started Now". Dean Urbach will be providing you with valuable information on what you can be doing at this point in law school to help you in your job search. We will also be discussing the Policies and Procedures of the Public Service Program, Week-Long projects for 1L's and the Spring hiring season. Pizza will be served while it lasts.

Our second mandatory session will be Tuesday, October 30 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.  Please mark your calendars.