Student News

2015 Spring Service Learning Opportunity

Gearing up for Spring 2015 and planning your classes?  Consider this opportunity:

How about celebrating 2015 spring break with service work in Belize or celebrating post Derby with service work in Croatia?  Law is one of several participating disciplines.  The law team in Belize will be led by Dean Susan Duncan and will focus on restorative justice programs by working in schools and communities outside of Dangriga.  The law team in Croatia will be led by Professor Shelley Santry and will focus on domestic violence awareness and prevention by working in schools and communities outside of Zagreb.

Learn more about this opportunity at Uof L’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) website http://louisville.edu/islp/.  The service is rewarding and the memories will last a lifetime!  Plus, you will earn three (3) hours of academic credit and build useful skills.

The class meets weekly (January through April) and orientations will be one evening each week (for Belize starting in January and continuing until just after spring break; for Croatia starting mid-semester and continuing until the end of the term).  Still undecided?  Come to an information session Monday, September 8, 12-1 in room LL75.

Each location is truly an amazing place and you will love the experience!!!

If you are interested, applications are due now (priority deadline is September 29th!!  You can apply on the ISLP website (http://louisville.edu/student/isl).

Careers in Criminal Law, Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 175

Are you interested in a career in criminal law or just not sure?

The Office of Professional Development and the Student Bar Association are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of criminal law. We have put together a panel of four criminal law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Terry Cushing - Assistant U.S. Attorney - U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Ky.
Scott Wendelsdorf - Executive Director, Western Kentucky Federal Community Defender, Inc.
Michael Mazzoli - Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Cox & Mazzoli
McKay Chauvin - Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Div. 8

Lunch will be served.

Women's Law Caucus Interest Meeting- Sept. 8th, 12:15pm Room 175, FREE LUNCH

Please join the Women's Law Caucus for our first meeting of the year! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy some FREE LUNCH and learn about all the exciting events the WLC will be hosting this year! We will be introducing new events as well as our classic events, such as the Mentor Jet program and Apparel Sales.  Please bring $5 for dues in the form of cash or check (checks made payable to Women's Law Caucus).  Dues are a one-time payment; if you paid dues last year, you do not have to pay again!  We look forward to meeting you all MONDAY, Sept. 8th at 12:15pm, in room 175!  See you there!

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session - Monday, September 8th at Noon - Brandeis Room (112)

If you are interested in learning about opportunities with the U.S. Air Force JAG, please plan on attending an information session with Major Richard Robertson on Monday, September 8th at Noon in the Brandeis Room (112).

Major Robertson will discuss Summer 2015 internships and Assistant Judge Advocate General positions after graduation.

 

Attention - Dual Degree Students

If you are currently working on a dual degree program (not if you are interested in one and haven't started), please take a moment and either stop by my office (216) or send me an email (j.disanza@louisville.edu) so we can make sure you are on the right track.

 

For those of you interested in Dual Degree Programs, there will be an information session later in the year. 

Careers in Criminal Law - Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 175

Are you interested in a career in criminal law or just not sure?

The Office of Professional Development and the Student Bar Association are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of criminal law. We have put together a panel of four criminal law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Terry Cushing - Assistant U.S. Attorney - U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Ky.
Scott Wendelsdorf - Executive Director, Western Kentucky Federal Community Defender, Inc.
Michael Mazzoli - Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Cox & Mazzoli
McKay Chauvin - Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Div. 8

Lunch will be served.

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, September 25, 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, September 26.

Students interested in attending the training on September 25 and/or going on the jail visit on September 26, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Thursday, September 11. 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 September 25, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by September 11, 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.

TODAY!! Last Day to Sign Up For LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you.

The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up TODAY!

Federalist Society Information Session Thursday at Noon

Find out what the Federalist Society is all about (and eat FREE Chik-fil-A too)!

The UofL Fed-Soc Chapter will hold an Information Session THURSDAY at noon in room LL 075.

The Federalist Society is a non-partisan conservative/ libertarian organization dedicated to freedom, federalism, and judicial restraint.  The organization seeks to educate the legal community through its speaking events and publications about how limited constitutional government based on the rule of law can have a positive effect on law and public policy. 

Careers in Criminal Law

Are you interested in a career in criminal law or just not sure?

The Office of Professional Development and the Student Bar Association are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of criminal law. We have put together a panel of four criminal law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Terry Cushing - Assistant U.S. Attorney - U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky
Scott Wendelsdorf - Executive Director, Western Kentucky Federal Community Defender, Inc.
Michael Mazzoli - Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Cox & Mazzoli
McKay Chauvin - Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Div. 8

The program will take place on Tuesday, September 9, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175. Lunch will be served.