Student News

Externship Opportunities for Spring 2012 - Professor Jordan

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences.  In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services.  Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012.  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.  Representatives from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be speaking to our students about public service opportunities available at their placements.

The VITA program is an income tax assistance program where law students assist low income individuals with their tax returns during tax season. Students will receive training in January and then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city helping lower income individuals with their taxes. This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.

Pizza and drinks will be provided. See you there!

MCB Congrats!

Congratulations to the 2012 team for the Thirty-Seventh Annual Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition.  The team representing the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law includes Nathan Fort, Taylor Gerlach, and Victoria O'Grady.  Thank you to everyone who tried out for the team and best wishes for the competitors in March!

MCB Good Luck!

Please wish Natalie Humphrey, Brad Johnson, Brittany McKenna, and Natalie Smith good luck as they travel to Northern Kentucky this weekend, along with coach Professor Levinson, to compete in the Regional Competition of the ABA's Arbitration Competition.

Registration Forms are Due Wednesday

Registration forms, including a new Employment Certification card, must be returned to the Student Records Office (Room 217) by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9. 

A Pre-Registration Permission Form must be completed by: 

  • Students wanting to take non-law school classes;
  • Dual degree students;
  • Full-time students wanting to register for more than 16 hours, and part-time students wanting to register for more than 12 hours;
  • Students wanting to register for an Independent Study; and
  • Students requesting to change divisions.

Please read the attached Registration Instructions before you register for your spring classes.  The spring 2011 schedule is posted at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/class-schedules.

If you have any questions concerning registration, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

Academic Success Tip - Strategy for Studying over Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is around the corner.  What does that break period mean for you?  This week’s tips will focus on how you can use your time efficiently and effectively for studying during the holiday. 

Be realistic about your holiday plans.  It is common to tell yourself that you will study at least ten times more than you actually can or will do.  Lay out a study plan that will be achievable rather than unrealistic.  Think about your travel mode, your travel time, your family expectations, your priorities for studying, and your need for balance.  Sit down with your calendar now and plan your study strategy.

 

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.


Representatives from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be speaking to our students about public service opportunities available at their placements.


The VITA program is an income tax assistance program where law students assist low income individuals with their tax returns during tax season. Students will receive training in January and then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city helping lower income individuals with their taxes. This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.


Pizza and drinks will be provided. See you there!

Externship Opportunites for Spring 2012 - Professor Jordan

Each semester, several opportunities exist for skills-based externships experiences.  In spring 2012, student externs will be placed with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney, the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office, the Legal Aid Society, Jefferson County Circuit and Family Court judges, and the U of L Offices of Industry Contracts and Clinical Research Services.  Information about requirements and enrollment deadlines is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION Spring 2012.  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.

 

Patent Law Information Session - Practising Law Institute - Monday, November 7th at Noon in 175

Mr. John White, Director of Patent Professional Development at the Practising Law Institute will be discussing Patent Practice, the patent bar exam, where the jobs are in this field and answer any questions on Monday, November 7th at Noon in room 175.

Legal Externship position at Office of Government Ethics for Spring 2012 semester

The Office of Government Ethics seeks highly qualified law students to participate in a Spring semester externship program in Washington, D.C. to work with attorneys in support of the Office of Government Ethic’s mission.  This may include aiding attorneys in:  providing oral and written advice to senior agency ethics officials and ethics counselors throughout the executive branch on a wide variety of topics of interest to the ethics community; preparing memorandum on policy and advisory opinions; making presentations to Federal agencies and other organizations; working with the White House and executive branch agencies in reviewing candidates for positions requiring Senate confirmation; drafting legislation and regulations, formulating ethics and conflict of interest policy for the executive branch; and assisting the OGE Director in the administration of the agency.  This position is for class credit only.  (See attachment for full details.)