Student News

Fresh Start Fridays - Free Massages Tomorrow!

Feeling stressed?  Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

To provide students a little stress relief and relaxation at the end of the week, a massage therapist from Advanced Massage Therapeutics will be offering free, 10- to 15-minute chair massages to law students every Friday this semester from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge.  Treat yourself this Friday and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.

One LAST Chance to Sign-Up for Pirtle-Washer

We have a few spots that have opened up for Pirtle-Washer. We already have a record number of attorneys coming in as judges, so if you're interested in competing and missed the previous deadline, you have one last shot. To sign up, email Courtney Pawley (crpawl01@louisville.edu) no later than Friday at 10 a.m.

Parent of the Year Award

Show your parent(s)/caregiver(s) how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you by nominating them for the 2012 Parent of the Year Award.  Based upon your application submissions, the University of Louisville will honor an exceptional parent(s)/caregiver(s) as the “2012 Parent of the Year”.

All nominated parent(s)/caregiver(s) will be invited to and recognized at the 2012 Parent of the Year Reception. The award reception will be hosted by Dr. Michael Mardis, Dean of Students, during Homecoming Weekend on October 20, 2012.

All UofL Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to nominate their parent(s)/caregiver(s) for this award. The winning parent(s) will receive a commemorative plaque presented by Dr. Michael Mardis, Dean of Students. All parent(s) who are nominated are automatically invited to the reception and will be recognized with a certificate of acknowledgment, ceremony pictures, and your submission item.

Applications and essays must be received by October 5, 2012 online to the Dean of Students Office.  For more information, visit http://louisville.edu/dos/students/programsawards/parentotheyearaward/parentoftheyear.html.

Alternatives to Practicing Law - TODAY, September 27th at Noon in room 175

Alternative Careers for Lawyers will be presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, in partnership with the Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, (LMICK).  Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Kelly Wesley Taylor, Partner with Trek Advancement, LLC; Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director at GLI’s EnterpriseCorp; and Scott Hite, Academic Account Executive with LexisNexis.  Rebecca Schafer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will also be present.

This 1 1/2 hour program will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers.  Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan. 

Celebrate 2012 Louisville Craft Beer Week at the ACS/ELLUS Happy Hour

 

Come celebrate the annual Louisville Craft Beer Week with members of the American Constitution Society and the Environmental Law & Land Use Society at Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse located at 401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 (in the bottom of Slugger Field), tonight at 5:30 p.m. Louisville Craft Beer Week promotes the region’s thriving craft beer culture, enhancing beer knowledge and appreciation through a 9 day (two weekend) festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for the Louisville area’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, caterers, retailers, entertainers, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community.

 

 

Parent of the Year Award

Show your parent(s)/caregiver(s) how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you by nominating them for the 2012 Parent of the Year Award.  Based upon your application submissions, the University of Louisville will honor an exceptional parent(s)/caregiver(s) as the “2012 Parent of the Year”.

All nominated parent(s)/caregiver(s) will be invited to and recognized at the 2012 Parent of the Year Reception. The award reception will be hosted by Dr. Michael Mardis, Dean of Students, during Homecoming Weekend on October 20, 2012.

All UofL Undergraduate and Graduate students are eligible to nominate their parent(s)/caregiver(s) for this award. The winning parent(s) will receive a commemorative plaque presented by Dr. Michael Mardis, Dean of Students. All parent(s) who are nominated are automatically invited to the reception and will be recognized with a certificate of acknowledgment, ceremony pictures, and your submission item.

Applications and essays must be received by October 5, 2012 online to the Dean of Students Office.  For more information, visit http://louisville.edu/dos/students/programsawards/parentotheyearaward/parentoftheyear.html.

 

Check Out the Kentucky Foundation for Justice

The Kentucky Foundation for Justice, a student-driven (with attorney supervision) public service organization, will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 at the Heine Brothers on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Preston Highway. The Kentucky Foundation for Justice is a non-profit program designed to offer interested students clinical opportunities in the areas of inmates' rights, consumer protection, civics education, and the rights of internationals and refugees in the Louisville community. Depending upon their interests and qualifications, students can participate in one or more of these programs, or can develop and propose litigation, lobbying, advocacy or education in another underserved public interest area. Students are free to determine their preferred manner of participation, whether it be in education, lobbying, advocacy (assuming appropriate qualifications), interfacing between civil and criminal justice systems and the international community, and developing internet-based outreach and public education programs.

This is your opportunity to create and implement a project that is meaningful to you! Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up.  Check it out!

Good News: Bailiffs Can Receive Public Service Credit

Bailiffs are needed for the Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition on October 13 from 8:30-1:15.


Bailiffs will keep time for competitors, hold up time cards, and collect score sheets from the judges. A bailiff training session will take place on the day of the competition from 8:45-8:55 a.m.


The forms for public service credit can be found at: https://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment/psp-forms. Courtney Pawley will need to sign confirmation forms before October 13 to be turned in to Jina Scinta. All other public service forms will be signed and completed on the day of the competition.


All students, including 1Ls, are encouraged to sign up on the Moot Court Board door if interested. Questions can be directed to Courtney Pawley at crpawl01@louisville.edu

Direct Action and Research Training (DART) Webinar - Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to U of L law students and alums!

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 27 at 8pm EST to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.

Please RSVP by contacting Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or calling 785.506.8915 with your name, phone #, email address and year in school. You will then receive instructions for accessing the webinar.

DART is now accepting applications for the 2013 DART Organizers Institute, which trains and places individuals into full-time, salaried careers in community organizing.

The DART Center's twenty affiliated organization have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Job Training
* Drugs and Violence
* Criminal Recidivism
* Living Wage
* Neighborhood Revitalization
* Predatory Lending
* Affordable Housing, etc.

The DART Organizers Institute combines a classroom orientation with on the ground infield training at a local grassroots organization and in-field training site.  Organizers are provided with a cost of living stipend and travel. After successful completion of the program, graduates are placed into permanent full-time salaried positions earning $34,000/year + benefits, with an expected commitment to remain within the DART network for a minimum of three years.

The DART Organizers Institute will begin January 7, 2013 and June 10, 2013.  Training locations and permanent placements sites include cities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Virginia and Florida.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org or contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (785) 506-8915. The deadline to apply is midnight on October 1, 2012.

Volunteer Summer Internships for the Office of the U.S. Attorney - Southern District of IN

Two unpaid, full-time internship positions are available for the Indianapolis Office location during Summer 2013.  Candidates must be beginning their third year of law school in the Fall of 2013 and have superior academic qualifications and a demonstrated interest in public service.  Class rank in top 25% is preferred, although all interested candidates should apply.  Knowledge of federal jurisdiction and criminal and civil procedure would be a definite advantage.  Minority applicants are encouraged to apply

See attachment for more details and how to apply.  The application deadline is 10/15/12.