Learn about the career paths that resulted in obtaining positions in Frankfort. Ms. Lee Guice is the Director of Audits and Investigations with the Office of Inspector General. Mr. Ryan Newcomb is an associate with Johnson, True & Guarnieri. Ms. Ann Swain serves as Chief Staff Attorney for the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
The event begins at NOON, not 1:30 p.m. in room 175. Pizza and drinks will be served prior to the event.
The celebration continues at 5 p.m. with a reception and awards ceremony honoring the winners of Central High School's Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. Essay Contest and presentation of the LBA Diversity Scholarship and Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. Trailblazer Award.
Both the program and reception are free and open to the public. Click here for more information or contact Marisa Motley by calling (502) 583-5314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When created correctly, an outline will become your primary, and possibly only, study aid for exams. While law students create outlines in order to have an aid from which to study, it is through the process of creating an outline that you actually learn the law. Because outlining is a process that continues throughout the year, you need to begin at some point during the first month of classes. Why? If you wait to work on your outlines until the end of the semester, it is unlikely that you will have enough time to complete them prior to exams. Listen to your professors and to your colleagues that received A’s and B’s last semester - start your outlines now! Here are some tips to keep in mind as you work on your outlines for each course.
- View your outline as your master document for studying. Your notes and briefs go “on the shelf” once you have outlined a section. Your casebook is no longer your focus for completed sections.
- Make sure your outline takes a “top down” approach. The outline should encompass the overview of the course rather than “everything said or read” during the semester. Main essentials include: rules, definitions of elements, hypos of when the rule/element is met and not met, policy, arguments that can be used, and/or reasoning that courts use.
- Cases are usually mere vehicles for information unless they are “big” cases. Cases generally convey the main essentials that you need for your outline and are not the focus.
- Condense before you outline. If you include “everything said or read” in your outline, you will need to condense in stages to get to the main essentials that you actually need for the exam. If you condense before you outline a section, you will save time later.
- Use visuals when appropriate. If you learn visually, then avoid a thousand words by using a diagram, table, flowchart, or other visual presentation for the same information.
- Review your outline regularly. You want to be learning your outline as well as writing it. The world’s best outline will not help you if you do not have time to learn it before the exam.
- Condense your outline to one piece of paper as a checklist. A checklist includes only the topics and sub-topics. Use acronyms tied to funny stories to help you remember the checklist. Write the checklist on scrap paper once the exam begins. For an open-book exam, the checklist should start your outline.
- If you read and prepare for your classes one or two days in advance, your Thursdays and Fridays should be open to work on your outlines – no excuses!
Do you need to satisfy your law school public service hours? Are you interested in mock trial and want to observe some of the best student trial advocates in our region? Do you want to apply to be a member of the Moot Court Board? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, please sign up to be a witness for the Region 7 National Trial Competition on Friday, February 18 and/or Saturday, February 19.
If you volunteer to be a witness, you will have a copy of your deposition emailed to you in advance. The preparation to play the witness during the competition should not take longer than 1 hour. You must simply review your deposition (4 to 9 pages, depending on the witness) and know the facts in your deposition.
We need witnesses for the first three rounds of the competition. See sign-up sheet attached. If you have questions, please ask Brian Bennett or Kimberly Ballard.
The deadline to sign up to participate is FRIDAY, FEB 4. This opportunity is open to 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.
*NOTE: If you volunteer to play a witness role at the competition, you cannot also volunteer as a witness during the Law School's team practices before the competition.
1Ls interested in joining the Moot Court Board are highly encouraged to volunteer. This is a great opportunity to get a large chunk of your public service requirement fulfilled. Bailiff positions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Please RSVP if you are interested by contacting Hannah Wittmer by calling 785.841.2680 with your name, phone #, email address and school.
After years of research into best practices, experimentation, evaluation, and refinement, the Organizers Institute has become THE elite field school in the training of grassroots community organizers in the country.
DART is now accepting applications for the 2011 DART Organizers Institute, the paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo a combined classroom and field training covering such topics as:
- Entering a community
- Identifying and training local leaders
- Strategic planning and issue cutting
- Relationship and community building
- Direct Action on community issues
- Education reform in low-performing public schools
- Job Training
- Drugs and Violence
- Criminal Recidivism
- Living Wage
- Neighborhood Revitalization
- Predatory Lending
- Affordable Housing, etc.
The 7-day classroom orientation and 15-week infield training start in July 2011. Training locations will include placements in several states around the country.
Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is necessary. Organizer Trainees (OTs) hired to participate in the DART Organizers Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community organizing as a long-term professional career. A master's degree, JD, or similar life experience is preferred though not necessary. Candidates must have a college degree or be graduating prior to July 2011. Also, candidates must display a workmanlike diligence, be driven to produce sustained results, have proven capacity to build relationships of trust, create and execute a plan, act professionally, feel comfortable working with religious institutions, be accountable and willing to hold others accountable, demonstrate disciplined thought and action, and work in a team setting. OTs must also have access to a car during their training and be flexible regarding relocation. Fluency in Spanish/English is a plus and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Low-moderate income communities across the country are feeling the bite of the recession that began in December 2007. Cutbacks in human services and education, layoffs and persistent unemployment, home foreclosures, increased youth violence, predatory lending, and other serious issues are day-to-day realities for many. Now is the time for a new generation of community organizers to step up, unite people, and transform our communities. DART is recruiting and training that new generation.
To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to contact Hannah Wittmer at (785) 841-2680. You can download applications or view profiles from previous OTs at the DART website.
Congratulations to Seth Slone, January's Student of the Month. Seth was
nominated by his peers and selected by the Student Bar Association to be
recognized for his contributions as a proactive member of the Law
If you would like to nominate a student for Student of the
Month, you can submit a nomination at
Congratulations again to Seth. You will find gifts from the Student Bar
Association in your student mailbox and you will be featured on the
Student Bar Association's board in the lower level of the Law School.
Please contact Stephanie Loper ASAP at email@example.com if you are available.
The event is free and open to the public, as well as all members of the Law School and University communities. No RSVP is required. A reception will follow.