Law school students: Are you studying immigration law? Have you noticed any trends in US or international immigration? Legal Language wants to hear what you think!
Submit an unpublished article on legal issues that affect immigration in the United States and/or abroad. Articles should reflect recent developments in immigration, bring forth new ideas about the subject or introduce a discussion.
Articles should be between 500 and 1,000 words and written for an audience of legal professionals. The articles will be judged on subject matter treatment, scholarship and analysis.
The winner will be awarded a $500.00 cash award and two runners-up will receive $100.00 cash awards. The winning articles as well as a number of additional articles receiving honorable mention will be posted on the Legal Language Services website.
Rules of Eligibility:
- All articles must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 28, 2011.
- You must currently be enrolled in an accredited US law school.
- Your article must be your own original work.
- Your article must not be published elsewhere.
- Your article must not be fewer than 500 words and must not exceed 1,000 words.
- You must agree that your article will become the property of Legal Language Services.
Winners will be announced on or about April 15, 2011. Winning articles will be published on the Legal Language Services website.
Reminder for students graduating in December 2010, May 2011, or August 2011:
On Tuesday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar.
Your attendance at the November 9 program is a requirement for graduation. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
The November 9 program will be recorded. It will be “shown” on Nov. 10, 2010, at 7:25 p.m. in Room 175. Students who cannot attend the 1:00 program are welcome to attend the 7:25 program.
If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the Nov. 9 program or the Nov. 10 showing, you must notify Dean Bean this week so that alternative arrangements can be made.
Graduating students planning to take the KY Bar Exam in July 2011, or February 2012, will receive a handout during the November 9 program providing instructions on completing the Kentucky Bar Application. A separate program focusing on the Kentucky Bar Exam will be offered on January 11, 2011, at 12:15 p.m. All graduating students taking the KY Bar Exam are strongly encouraged to attend this program.
Based on student feedback, the attached summer schedule has been selected. This was Option 1 among the 4 options provided, and had the greatest student support among those who completed and submitted the feedback forms. While all schedules are always "tentative," this will be the Summer 2011 schedule unless circumstances change or unusual situations arise. You may want to consider this schedule when selecting Spring 2011 classes. However, students are reminded that a course normally has to have an enrollment of at least 5 students to avoid cancellation. If you have any questions, please contact Dean Arnold, email@example.com.
Earth Jurisprudence: Awakening to Earth’s Rights: A Festival of Faiths Event
Thursday, November 4, 2010
12:00-1:30 p.m. in Room 275
The next program in our Diversity Forum Series addresses Earth Jurisprudence, which comes from a shift in consciousness that recognizes that the Earth has rights. It is an expansion of legal protection of the Earth community (humans and environment) through various laws and legal instruments. It is a way of viewing the world that recognizes the inherent rights of all beings to exist and participate in the predator-prey relationships and fulfill their purpose in the web of life. Ecologian Thomas Berry said that we need a new jurisprudence today to address the unprecedented ecological challenges facing us at the end of an industrial era.
Presenter: Patricia Siemen is an attorney and member of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She is the executive director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence cosponsored by the law schools of Barry and St. Thomas Universities where she teaches law.
Free, light lunch available at 11:30 a.m., provided by Expressions of You. Please bring your own drink.
The Kentucky Lawyer Chapter, the University of
Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Student Chapter of the
American Constitution Society and the Louisville Bar Association
Legal Education - The Role of the Bench, the Bar and the Academy
Dean, Salmon P. Chase College of Law,
Northern Kentucky University
With an introduction by:
The Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr.
Judge, Sixth Circuit,
United States Court of Appeals
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Louisville Bar Association
600 W. Main Street
CLE credit of 1 hour is available for $30 to Louisville Bar Association members. If you would like to purchase CLE please click here. (Please note that a warning page may appear. However, the Registration page is secure, click on "go to page anyway" to continue to the registration page).
This event is free of charge to non-lawyers and lawyers not seeking CLE credit.
Join us as Dean Honabach and Judge Martin discuss the role of the judiciary, the bar associations and law schools in meeting the needs of our law school graduates in this demanding economy.