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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN IMMIGRATION LAW? STUDENTS ARE NEEDED FOR NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PRESENTATION

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, June 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, June 27.

Students interested in attending the training on June 26 and/or going on the jail visit on June 27, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Tuesday, June 17. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on June 27, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by June 17, as well, so she can add your name to the list.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN IMMIGRATION LAW? STUDENTS ARE NEEDED FOR NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PRESENTATION

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, June 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, June 27.

Students interested in attending the training on June 26 and/or going on the jail visit on June 27, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Tuesday, June 17. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on June 27, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by June 17, as well, so she can add your name to the list.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

SPRING 2014 CLASS RANKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM STUDENT RECORDS

Law students may request their class rank (1) in person; or (2) by sending an e-mail to Barbara Thompson using their louisville.edu e-mail address. Class ranks will not be given over the phone.  If you wish to obtain your class rank in person, please stop by Student Records (Rm. 217).  If you wish to request your class rank via e-mail, please send your request to barbara.thompson@louisville.eduDO NOT send an e-mail using a personal e-mail address.  You must use your louisville.edu e-mail address.

 

 

 

Registration open for the Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair - August 21 & 22, 2014

The Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair is an opportunity for rising full-time 2L and rising part-time 2L/3L students to obtain summer associate or law clerk positions for Summer 2015 in Indianapolis. (Students who will be graduating by May 2015 are not eligible.) The attached list of participating employers includes not only law firms that will be interviewing at the job fair, but the Indianapolis Prosecutor’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, a Public Interest organization, the Indiana Attorney General and several judges in U.S. District Court.  The Diversity Fair seeks students who represent all aspects of diversity.  Funding for expenses to attend the IBA Diversity Job Fair are available through the Office of Professional Development.  If you have questions or need assistance, contact Debra Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or 852.6368.  The deadline to register is July 19th.

The Indianapolis Job Fair is proud of it results:

· Annually 20 percent of interviewing students receive and accept job offers (39 offers were made to 75 participating students in 2013)
 · 28 firm, government, court and corporate legal employers conducted 400 interviews at this one day event
 · A $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an interviewing student!
 · Students have an opportunity to meet employers through a reception, interviews and lunch
 · A student workshop and a one-on-one resume review are offered to all interviewing students

Frost Brown Todd Intellectual Property Diversity Scholarship - Deadline - July 1, 2014

Rising 2L and 3L law students with technical backgrounds are eligible to apply for a scholarship to provide financial assistance with books for a year or bar review/bar application fees.  The application form is attached.

Student registration deadline is July 1, 2014. 

Apply Now for the 2015 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship in Chicago

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) offers the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship, an exceptional fellowship opportunity in Chicago for a recent law or public policy graduate. One of the country's foremost public interest law and policy centers, BPI seeks out and addresses compelling issues of social justice and quality of life in the Chicago region. Currently, BPI works to preserve and increase affordable housing, transform public housing, improve Chicago's public schools, and promote open and honest government in Illinois.

Requirements of the Fellowship are:

• Either a JD or MA/MS in public policy or related field (by Fellowship start)
• Demonstrated interest or experience in one of BPI's program areas
• Accomplished oral and writing skills
• Strong academic record
• Initiative, creativity and flexibility
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations, constituent groups, government, and civic leaders.

Fellows receive an annual salary of $46,000 with medical and dental coverage. Debt service on law school or graduate school loans for the duration of the Fellowship may be available, based on need.

Applications for the 2015 Fellowship are due Friday, October 17, 2014.  Interested students can log onto Symplicity for more details on how to apply.

 

 

Frost Brown Todd Intellectual Property Diversity Scholarship - Deadline - July 1, 2014

Rising 2L and 3L law students with technical backgrounds are eligible to apply for a scholarship to provide financial assistance with books for a year or bar review/bar application fees.  The application form is attached.

Student registration deadline is July 1, 2014. 

TODAY!! Deadline to Sign Up for Life Planning and Wills Clinic for Louisville Association of the Deaf

TODAY is the deadline to sign up for the Legal Aid Life Planning Session and Wills Clinic.

The Legal Aid Society, in partnership with the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll PLLC, the Louisville Association of the Deaf and the Center for Accessible Living, is hosting a Life Planning Clinic for persons associated with or members of the Louisville Association of the Deaf. The Clinic is comprised of two parts: A Life Planning Educational Session and a Will Clinic. The first session will be open to the public and will serve as an educational opportunity for attendees to learn about life planning documents, their purpose and options for specific provisions in those documents.

Up to 10 students are needed to review will questionnaires, draft initial draft of life planning documents and coordinate with volunteer attorney for any edits requested by volunteer. Students will also attend the Will Clinic and assist with execution of documents. Students are encouraged to attend the Life Planning Educational Session to receive an overview of purpose of documents and have the same basis of knowledge as clients participating in the process.

Here are the pertinent dates and deadlines:

Tues., June 10th 11:00-Noon
Life Planning Educational Session
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Wednesday, June 18, 2014:
Deadline for Clients to return Will Questionnaire to Legal Aid.

Monday, June 23, 2014:
Case materials provided to students and volunteer attorneys no later than this date.

Thursday, July 17th Noon to 4:00:
Client Appointments scheduled in 30-minute blocks of time.
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Please see the attached for more details. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary paperwork to get your public service credit.

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR A SUMMER DEGREE - JUNE 11

If you are planning to graduate this summer, you must complete a degree application on ULink..  The last day to apply for a summer degree is Wednesday, June 11. 

 

Law Resource Center (LRC) Summer Hours

Please be advised that the LRC summer hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 - 4:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00.  If you need to come by the LRC, please make sure to stop by during these hours.  

The new hours are effective today, June 2, 2014 and will return to normal hours on Monday, August 4, 2014. 

As a reminder, the normal LRC hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 5:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00. 

 

Thank you