Gregory S. Baylor, Attorney, Alliance Defense Fund
Dr. Paul Simmons, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
Topic: The recent controversy over the HHS “Preventive Services Mandate” has surfaced serious questions about religious freedom and conscience protection. Should government force employers and insurance providers to include contraceptives and abortifacients in health insurance plans? When, if ever, should government accommodate conscientious objections to paying for these drugs and devices? What limits do legal protections of religious liberty (including the First Amendment) impose on government power in this area?
- Editor in Chief - Eddie O'Brien
- Senior Articles Editor - Lauren Claycomb
- Senior Notes Editor - Spencer Brooks
- Executive Editor - Stephanie Carr
- Managing Editor - Amanda Smith
- Article Selection Editor - Clay Talley
- Articles Editors - Carli Clowers, Matt Doran, and Patrick Smith
- Notes Editors - Ashley Haile, Jack Hartz, and Ben Lowry
Congratulations to those selected for the Editorial Board and best wishes for the upcoming volume!
Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association
Wednesday March 7 - 3:45-4:45 pm - Allen Courtroom
Moderator: Professor Laura Rothstein
Speakers: Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson
Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association
Each academic year, several 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 in 2012-13, please join us on Tuesday, March 6, at 12:10, in Room 175 to hear from faculty supervisors, field supervisors, and students. Get answers to your questions before the April registration period for the summer and fall semesters.
Information will be provided relating to the law clinic, the entrepreneurship clinic, and the following externships: Tax, Immigration, Clinical Research Contracts, and Technology Transfer; Judicial; Jefferson County offices of the Commonwealth Attorney and the County Attorney; the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy; Legal Aid; and the Kentucky Innocence Project.
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.
The Law School offers a number of dual degree programs providing students an opportunity to earn two degrees in a reduced period of time. Generally, interested students must apply to one of the following dual degree programs prior to completing 45 hours of law school course work.
- Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor
- Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity
- Master of Science in Social Work/Juris Doctor
- Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Humanities
- Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Political Science
- Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning
- Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Students interested in any of these programs should attend the dual degree information session this Thursday, March 1. Hear from current law students who are pursuing dual degrees. The program will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075. Papa John's pizza will be served.
Completion of Brief - Celebration Breakfast for First-Year Students - Monday, March 5th - Mosaic Lobby - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.Posted February 29th, 2012 by Debra K. Reh
The Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce the second annual Celebration Breakfast after your briefs are due. Join us in the Mosaic Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for bagels, fruit, coffee and juice from Panera Bread.
Interested in a career as an Environmental Attorney or using your law degree for environmental issues? Please attend the ELLUS session on Wednesday, February 29th at Noon in room 275. Speakers will be Jon Baker with the County Attorney's Office, Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, John Carroll with the County Attorney's Office, Bob Ehrler with LG&E, and Randy Strobo with Hank Graddy Law Firm in Midway, KY.
Pizza and soft drinks will be served outside of 275.