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600 W. Main, LLC seeking Law Clerk

Office consists of approximately 30 solo practitioners with concentrations in several areas of the law, including criminal law, plaintiff's work, family law, contract law and employment law, among others.

Duties include performing research, drafting legal memoranda and motions, and performing other office duties as needed.

Schedule is 30-35 hours/week during the summer; 12-20 hours/week once school begins.

To apply, please submit a resume and writing sample by e-mail in PDF format only to Greg Dearing, Office Manager at:  gdearing@600westmain.com    Please write "Law Clerk Position" in the subject line of the e-mail.

Law Firm Seeking 2-3 Part-time Law Clerks

Law firm seeking 2-3 law clerks to answer discovery

Clerks can work from home and will begin ASAP; work will continue through end of Fall 2012 semester and possibly longer

Please submit resume to Scarlette Burton at:  scarlette@poppelawfirm.com

Federal Judicial Clerkship available in Bowling Green, KY

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of KY is seeking a term judicial law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl.  The law clerk position is for a two-year term and available approximately August 6, 2012.

To view the complete description of the position duties, responsibilities and qualifications, go to:  http://www.kywd.uscourts.gov/pdf/LawClerk_Term_MJ_2012.pdf

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications will be accepted by MAIL ONLY and the deadline is Monday, June 25th.  Please have your application postmarked no later than June 25th.

Federal Judicial Clerkship available in Bowling Green, KY -

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of KY is seeking a term judicial law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl.  The law clerk position is for a two-year term and available approximately August 6, 2012. 

To view the complete description of the position duties, responsibilities and qualifications, go to:  http://www.kywd.uscourts.gov/pdf/LawClerk_Term_MJ_2012.pdf

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications will be accepted by MAIL ONLY and the deadline is Monday, June 25th.  Please have your application postmarked no later than June 25th. 

Jude Wolford joins UofL Law as Academic Success Director

We proudly welcome Jude Wolford, the new Academic Success Director, who will begin at UofL Law on Monday, July 2. 
 
Jude received her Juris Doctor from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1990. She has worked in both the public and private sectors. In 2007, Jude sat for the Kentucky Bar Exam, after her family moved back to Louisville.  For the last three years, Jude has worked as an associate at McMasters Keith, Inc.

Duncan named Interim Dean of Law School

Susan DuncanSusan Duncan, associate dean of academic affairs and faculty development at the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, has been named interim dean of the school effective July 1.

Provost Shirley Willihnganz announced Duncan’s appointment after consulting with law school faculty and staff and discussions with President James Ramsey. Duncan will succeed the former dean, Jim Chen, who is expected to return to the law faculty after a year’s leave.

A member of the law school faculty since 1997, Duncan has been associate dean for a year and is a former chair of the Commission on the Status of Women. Her teaching and research interests are in lawyering skills, education law and restorative practices. Duncan's scholarship has focused primarily on issues surrounding children, including the need for anti-bullying laws and laws protecting children from online pornography.

Nationally, Duncan has served in leadership positions on several boards that focus on the development of new legal writing professors. She received the Louisville Bar Association 2010 Distinguished Service Award for chairing numerous LBA committees.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Miami University and her law degree from the Brandeis School of Law.

Duncan Named Interim Dean

Dear Colleagues and Students:
 
I am deeply honored and humbled to announce that the President and Provost have named me Interim Dean beginning July 1, 2012.  I am very optimistic about the future of our law school. Who could not be with such talented faculty members, staff, and students!!  I look forward to working as a team to keep improving the law school. 

Finally, I join the Provost in thanking Dean Chen for his service and many contributions to our school.

Thank you again!
 
Susan Duncan

Resource Center Hours June 21 and June 22

Please note the Resource Center, Room 272, will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and June 22.

I am working an event away from the law school but still available to answer emails and/or other requests.  My email is becky.wenning@louisville.edu.   

New Members from the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law Selected

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law (JAEL) is pleased to announce the selection of the following students as new members for the 2012-2013 academic year:

Hannah Hoover

Caitlin Baird

Jaime Nelson

John Hollan

Derek Miles

Jesse Genova

Jennifer Ewa

Kathleen Richards

Sierra Ashby

Brandon Johnson

Tara Skaggs

Ella Neely

Greg Finch

Christy Ferko

Mia Walters

Kiera Hollis

 

Congratulations to these students on their accomplishment! We look forward to seeing great things from JAEL this coming year. 

New Public Service Opportunity - Doctors & Lawyers for Kids

The Public Service Program has approved a new placement, Doctors & Lawyers for Kids.  This organization trains doctors to take social/legal histories to identify legal issues that effect the health and well-being of their patients. They then provide in-house free legal services to indigent pediatric patients and their families.  The goal is to identify problems before they reach a crisis and practice preventive law along with preventive medicine.   A complete description is attached.

Students will assist the staff attorney in client input, training, case preparation, research, and coordination with volunteer counsel.  Students can work remotely from home. 

They can use four students at the moment.  Interested students can contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The first four students will be signed up for the project and provided the contact information.