Student News

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.

ABA Client Counseling Moot Court Team Tryouts

ABA Client Counseling Competition will be holding tryouts October 5th from 1-4 pm in Room 270 for any 2L or 3L interested. The Client Counseling Competition simulates a law office consultation in which a team of two students act as attorneys with their task being to find out the legal problem of their client and decide how to represent the client from a litigation and counseling perspective. Those interested should sign up in teams of two students and after signing up more details will be placed in your student mailboxes. The Regional Competition takes place Feb. 16-17, 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI with the National Finals being held in Waco, TX and International Finals in Glasgow, Scotland. For an example of a previous competition please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BF6hwKTTPM&feature=related. For any questions please contact Professor Abramson Rm. 260 (lwabra01@louisville.edu) or Nick Whitt (nicholas.whitt@louisville.edu
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Alternatives to Practicing Law - Thursday, September 27 at Noon in room 175

If you plan on attending the Alternatives to Practicing Law session tomorrow AND WANT LUNCH, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at:  lalvey@kybar.org

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. 

Congratulations Professor Giesel and Dean Duncan

Professor Grace Giesel and Interim Dean Susan Duncan have been appointed to the 2013 KBA Annual Convention Planning Committee. They join other lawyers from across the Commonwealth to plan the Annual Convention, which will will take place in June, 2013.

Professor Tony Arnold elected to Nature Conservancy of Ky. Board

Tony Arnold, Professor of Law and Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky. His 3-year term begins January 1, 2013. The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. It has more than 1 million members worldwide. The Kentucky chapter has protected more than 140,000 acres of lands and natural resources throughout the Commonwealth since 1975.

Read more about Professor Arnold's accomplishments at his law school profile.

Mandatory Exam4 Training for 1Ls Is TODAY

In preparation for the Legal Research final exam, Friday, October 5, the IT staff will conduct mandatory training for 1Ls on using Exam4 TODAY, Tuesday, September 25, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in room 275. Students are not required but are encouraged to bring their laptops.

Bailiffs Needed for Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition

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.
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

The Future of Guardianship - Thursday and Friday, October 4 & 5, Covington, KY

The Kentucky Guardianship Association is sponsoring The Future of Guardianship on October 4 & 5 in Covington, KY.  Faculty may attend both days for $30 and interested law students may attend for free.  If you are interested in attending, go to:  http://kentuckyguardianshipassociation.com/documents/KGA%20Brochure%202012.pdf  to view the brochure.

Alternatives to Practicing Law - Thursday, September 27 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. 

Lunch will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at:  lalvey@kybar.org