Student News

KBA Annual Student Writing Competition Call for Entries

The Kentucky Bar Association invites and encourages students currently enrolled at University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law to enter the KBA Annual Student Writing Competition. This competition offers Kentucky legal scholars the opportunity to earn recognition and a cash award.  First, second, and third place awards will be given.  

1st place $1,000 (& possible publication in Kentucky Bench & Bar)

2nd place $300

3rd place $200

Students may enter their previously unpublished articles. Articles entered should be of interest to Kentucky practitioners and follow the suggested guidelines and requirements found in the “General Format” section of the Bench & Bar Editorial Guidelines.

Entries must be received by June 1, 2012.

Submit entries with contact information by mail to:

Shannon H. Roberts

Communications Department

Kentucky Bar Association

514 West Main Street

Frankfort, KY  40601-1812

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Jacob Giesecke, Tyler Fleck, and Lize Goykhberg as they travel to Morgantown, West Virginia next week to compete in the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition. 


This is a reminder that Central High School Partnership interest applications are due TODAY.   Interest forms are available from Jina Scinta (Room 180) or Prof. Rothstein. The interest form is also attached. A hard copy of the form and a resume should be submitted to either Professor Laura Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta.

Mentor Jet Program Kudos and Congratulations

The mentoring programs held on Wednesday, sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges with co-sponsorship by the Student Bar Association, the Women's Law Caucus, and the Black Law Students Association, were a huge success.  The panel on mentoring with Justice Lisa Abramson and LBA President Bobby Simpson provided great advice.  The Jet Mentor program following the panel provided an opportunity for the participating students to benefit from the wisdom of thirteen judges and attorneys in the community.  The energy in the room was amazing and the students who attended gave great feedback.

Kudos to Paige Hamby, who received the scholarship from the NAWJ.  Appreciation to Professors Fischer, Harris, and Rothstein, who served on the scholarship committee.

Thanks Courtney Pawley, Jamie Jackson, Kristie Wetterer, Becky Wenning, Maggie Bratcher, and Dean Kathy Urbach for their time and efforts in making sure the event was a success.  We hope to have the event again next year. 

SBA Elections

SBA Elections for the SBA 2012-2013 will take place the week of March 26, 2012.  Please see the attached document regarding Election Rules and Procedures.  If you would like to run for a position, you must attend a Candidate Interest Meeting during the week of March 19, 2012.  The times for the meetings are in the attached document.  The following positions will be elected during the election: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Chair, Career Services Chair, Public Service Chair, Public Relations Chair, American Bar Association Law School Division Representative, Fundraising Chair, Technology Chair, two (2) University of Louisville Student Government Association Senators, two (2) Third Year Class Representatives, and two (2) Second Year Class Representatives.  Honor Council Elections are also included in the SBA Elections and the following positions will be elected: Five (5) Third Year Students and three (3) Second Year Students - the two (2) Third Year Students and the one (1) Second Year Representative with the least number of votes are elected as Alternates on the Honor Council.  Please see the attached document for further details on the election. 

May 2012 Graduates - Personal Injury Firm Seeking Associate

Hance & Srinivasan, a local Personal Injury law firm, is seeking to add an associate.  For additional information and how to apply, go to and click on OCI, Session "Hance & Srinivasan" and Apply.  You can apply through Thursday, March 8th.

National Association of Women Lawyers-Prudential Summer 2012 Internship Program

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated, first-year law school student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2012 Summer Law Intern Class at Prudential for an 11-week internship at one of Prudential's offices in Newark, New Jersey; Dallas, TX;  San Francisco, CA; or Shelton, CT. A stipend of approximately $8,500 will be provided to the intern for the length of the internship.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, log in to Symplicity, select "Jobs & Resume Collection" and click on "2012 Summer Internship Program".

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session and Informational Interviews - Tuesday, March 20th

If you are interested in a career with the U.S. Air Force JAG and would like to attend either an Information Session at Noon on Tuesday, March 20th or are interested in having a personal Informational Interview with Captain Patrick Hartman, please e-mail Debra Reh. 

Public Service Requirement Deadline is March 26!!

The deadline for May graduates to complete their public service requirement is MONDAY, MARCH 26 AT 3:00 P.M.  All public service forms need to be turned in to Jina Scinta in Room 180 by the deadline.  The only exception to this deadline is for students who are working on the VITA project.  No other exceptions or extensions will be given.

If you have not completed your public service requirement, you will be receiving an e-mail from Ms. Scinta letting you know what forms still need to be turned in.  If you think you have completed your requirement, but have questions about whether your forms have been turned in, please contact Ms. Scinta at

TODAY - Enhancing Employment Opportunities through Mentoring

Plese join the SBA today (Wednesday, March 7) from 3:45 - 4:45pm in the Allen Courtroom for a mentoring panel.  Justice Abramson (KY Supreme Court Justice) and Bobby Simpson (GE Corporate Counsel and LBA President) will be the panelists.  Cookies will be served outside the courtroom!