Student News

Public Service Requirement Deadline is March 26!!

The deadline for May graduates to complete their public service requirement is MONDAY, MARCH 26 AT 3:00 P.M.  All public service forms need to be turned in to Jina Scinta in Room 180 by the deadline.  The only exception to this deadline is for students who are working on the VITA project.  No other exceptions or extensions will be given.

If you have not completed your public service requirement, you will be receiving an e-mail from Ms. Scinta letting you know what forms still need to be turned in.  If you think you have completed your requirement, but have questions about whether your forms have been turned in, please contact Ms. Scinta at

TODAY - Enhancing Employment Opportunities through Mentoring

Plese join the SBA today (Wednesday, March 7) from 3:45 - 4:45pm in the Allen Courtroom for a mentoring panel.  Justice Abramson (KY Supreme Court Justice) and Bobby Simpson (GE Corporate Counsel and LBA President) will be the panelists.  Cookies will be served outside the courtroom!



National Association of Women Lawyers-Prudential Summer 2012 Internship Program

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated, first-year law school student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2012 Summer Law Intern Class at Prudential for an 11-week internship at one of Prudential's offices in Newark, New Jersey; Dallas, TX;  San Francisco, CA; or Shelton, CT. A stipend of approximately $8,500 will be provided to the intern for the length of the internship.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, log in to Symplicity, select "Jobs & Resume Collection" and click on "2012 Summer Internship Program".

U.S. Air Force JAG Informational Interviews and Information Session - Tuesday, March 20th

If you are interested in a career with the U.S. Air Force JAG and would like to attend either an Information Session at Noon on Tuesday, March 20th or are interested in having a personal Informational Interview with Captain Patrick Hartman, please e-mail Debra Reh. 

May 2012 Graduates - Personal Injury Firm Seeking Associate

Hance & Srinivasan, a local Personal Injury law firm, is seeking to add an associate.  For additional information and how to apply, go to and click on OCI, Session "Hance & Srinivasan" and Apply.  You have until Thursday, March 8th to apply.


This is a reminder that Central High School Partnership interest  applications are due tomorrow, Thursday, March 8.  Interest forms are available from Jina Scinta (Room 180) or Prof. Rothstein.  The interest form is also attached.  A hard copy of the form and a resume should be submitted to either Professor Laura Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta.

TODAY - General Counsel View on Economic Growth

Please come join us TODAY, March 7th, at noon in Room 275 for an open discussion with Robert Patton, General Counsel from Lexmark, one of the few high tech companies located in Kentucky. Mr. Patton will be discussing laws that are impacting economic growth nationally and locally. The format will be very open – so please bring questions. Plus, we will be serving a delicious lunch from Qdoba! 

Fundraiser for Central High School - Kudos to Courtney Pawley

Kudos to Courtney Pawley for the brief binding fundraiser.  She worked three days binding briefs to raise funds for Central High School Law Magnet student scholarships to the Summer Law Institute.
Thanks to Paige Hamby, Doug Keil, and Cortney Hardy, who helped with the brief binding and to Becky Wenning for her assistance.  Also, appreciation to the 1Ls who used the service.
This effort raised $600, which will provide scholarships to four Central students to the Summer Law Institute sponsored by the Louisville Bar Association, the Brandeis School of Law, and Bellarmine University for about 28 high school students each summer.

Enhancing Employment Opportunities through Mentoring - Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 3:45pm – 4:45pm -  Allen Courtroom

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.  This is a great opportunity to hear from some of the leaders in the legal community in Kentucky.  Snacks will be provided before the panel outside of the Allen Courtroom.  

Moderator:  Professor Laura Rothstein

Speakers:  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson  

Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association

Student Life Info Session: Externship and Clinic Opportunities

Many 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 this summer or fall, or next spring, please join us today, Tuesday, March 6, at 12:10, in Room 175 to hear from faculty supervisors, field supervisors, and students.  Papa John's pizza will be served.

Information will be provided relating to the:

  • Tax Externship
  • Kentucky Innocence Project Externship
  • Immigration Externship
  • Medical Research Contracting & Regulatory Affairs Externship
  • Technology Transfer Practicum
  • Judicial Externship
  • Criminal Justice Externship - County Attorney
  • Criminal Justice Externship - Prosecution
  • Criminal Justice Externship - Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
  • Legal Aid Externship
  • Law Clinic
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic

First year law students who have earned at least 30 credits are eligible to apply for a summer judicial externship.  Students who have completed the first year curriculum are also eligible to apply for the Kentucky Innocence Project externship.