Student News

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Alternatives to Practicing Law - Tuesday, September 27th at 12:15 p.m. in room 175

Please join the Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association in partnership with Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky for Alternatives to Practicing Law.  The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27th in room 175.

This 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.

Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC, a Louisville-based provider of Litigation Funding Services); Brandon Coan, Policy Analyst for the Mayor of Louisville; Karen Eberle, Administrator with Sullivan University’s Paralegal Program; Jennifer Frazier, State Law Librarian; Stephanie Renner, Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance and Administration for American Founders Bank; and Susan Reale, Westlaw.

Food will be served outside of room 175.
Please RSVP to Lori Alvey at: if you plan on attending.

AFL-CIO KY Chapter President Speaks Monday

The Labor and Employment Law Society is hosting Bill Londrigan, the President of the Kentucky Chapter of the AFL-CIO, on Monday September 26th from 12-1 PM in Room 175. He will talk about the new regulations regarding the Employee Free Choice Act and the on-going battles in various states concerning public sector unions.

Summer 2012 Fellowship Opportunities - The Indian Law Resource Center

For information about the Indian Law Resource Center, visit:

Several fellowship and clerkship opportunities in the Montana and DC offices are available.

If interested, view the attachment.

Academic Success Tip - Handling Pressure

Determine your current areas of confusion and get help now.  Concepts often build on one another – if you wait too long, you will be hopelessly lost.  Review your briefs and class notes and determine what questions you have at this time.  Talk with classmates who understand the material.  Ask professors questions.  Use a study aid to clarify a topic. 

Second Annual Brandeis Open Ping Pong Championship

The Ping Pong Club is getting ready to have its Second Annual Brandeis Open Ping Pong Championship. The matches will begin sometime in the middle of October and will be very flexible to accommodate the schedules of all students wishing to participate. A bracket will be made and a prize will be given to the winner. Some people have already signed up at the sign up sheet that was posted in the basement by the lockers, so if you have already done so we have you on the list and you do not need to sign up again. The deadline to sign up for the Tournament is October 5, 2011 at 5:00PM.

If you have any questions, please email Larry Forman at

Kaplan Bar Review in the Lobby Today

Kaplan Bar Review / PMBR will have a table in the Mosaic Lobby on Wednesday 9/28 from 11AM-6PM.  Opportunities are still available to sign up for the 1L Edge, MPRE Review, and Bar Review programs.

U.S. Marine Corps JAG Information Session, Thursday, September 22nd, at Noon in room 171

If you are interested in opportunities with the U.S. Marine Corps JAG, please attend the Information Session at Noon, Thursday, September 22nd, in room 171.



Summer Union Intern Program co-sponsored by the Kentucky Labor Institute and participating unions

The purpose of this program is to promote among union members, and especially younger members, a positive understanding of the essential role unions play in today's society.  It will also offer interns the opportunity to have a first-hand experience of the actual functioning of a modern union.  The internship will also serve to both educate and train future youthful union leadership.  (The internship is open to all college students, not only law students.)

A stipend of $2,000 will be paid to students for their work over the summer.

For additional details and how to apply, see attachment.

Law Student Union Summer Internship

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is sponsoring a unique and exciting 10-week internship for law students that combines front-line labor-related public interest legal work with grassroots organizing in real, ongoing campaigns by AFL-CIO affiliated unions throughout the country.

Interns work on-site, at locations throughout the country (NOT in Washington, DC).  The weekly stipend is $600 and transportation and housing are provided.  Interns are supervised by attorneys and union organizers.  The 10-week program starts May 29, 2012 and runs through August 3, 2012.

If you are interested, additional information is attached.