Student News

Hobby Lobby and Free Fazoli's!

Come join the Federalist Society for a discussion regarding the Supreme Court’s Landmark decision in Hobby Lobby in 2013.  The event will be next Wednesday the 22nd at 4:15pm in 275.  You don’t have to be a member of the Federalist Society to participate.  Just bring your ideas and opinions and listen to two very smart people review some of the aspects of that case.  Why do you care about Hobby Lobby?  Why do you want to spend your Wednesday afternoon with us?  Because this case held that closely held for profit companies did not have to provide coverage for contraception to their female employees based on their religious belief that life begins at conception.  No matter which side of this issue you are on, we invite and encourage you to come to the discussion.  Professor Marcosson will be providing a counterpoint to Timothy Carney the Washington based political columnist and author.  To top it all off we'll feed you Fazoli's.  Try to RSVP to by next Tuesday the 21st so that I can insure we have plenty of food to feast on.

Student Bar Foundation Interest Meeting

The Student Bar Foundation will be hosting an interest session for any students wanting to join SBF, learn about the SBF, or who want to take an active part in assisting with SBF fundraising.  The proceeds from the auction are used to fund SBF fellowships for students who have public service internships over the summer.  The interest meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 15th in Room 175 at 12:10.  Snacks will be provided.  Please contact Emily DeVuono,, with any questions.

Lawlapalooza Student Band of the Day: The Perpetual Motions

The Perpetual Motions, performing Thursday night at Lawlapalooza, feature 3L Emily DeVuono on bass and vocals. The band (aka The Joyful Spirits) officially formed in 2011. Comprised of members of Jeffersontown Christian Church, they originally played mostly jazz arrangements of traditional hymns. Now their repertoire consists of anything from Bon Jovi, to Queen, to The Eagles, to The Jackson Five. The Perpetual Motions have played the past several years at AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana's annual pizza fundraiser at Clifton's Pizza (as well as other AIDS Interfaith Ministries events), and has played the past two years at the Middletown Festival.

Come out to Lawlapalooza 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, and support your fellow students ‒ and help them carry away the cherished Lawlapalooza Cowbell Trophy. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and The Perpetual Motions perform at 7:30. Tickets are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272, $10 advance and day of show.

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.
Section 2: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

Law & War - An International Humanitarian Law Workshop

Vanderbilt Law School International Studies Program, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is hosting a workshop on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, TN. This workshop will be featuring lectures and hands-on international humanitarian law with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians. Please review the attached flyer for information on the topics that will be covered and the application process.

This workshop is open and free to law students.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Applications are available at

Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Team Tryouts!

Be apart of an award-winning moot court team and take a trip to the Big Apple!


Tryouts for this year’s Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Team will be held October 14-16 beginning at 6 pm in the Allen Courtroom (Tuesday and Wednesday) or room LL60 (Thursday).  To tryout, you must place your name on the sign-up sheet located on the Moot Court Board Office door and submit an application.  Tryouts will consist of 10 minute abbreviated oral arguments related to the issues raised in Sweeney v. Pence, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 16896 (7th Cir. Sept. 2, 2014).  Advocates can choose which side to argue, with appellants arguing the dissenting opinion and appellees arguing the majority opinion.  


Some of the benefits of being on this team include:

  • Learning the intricacies of a fun and fascinating are of law;
  • Finishing your commitment to the team in late March allowing ample time to devote to other classes and finals; and 
  • Networking with Louisville’s top-notch labor and employment attorneys.  
Carolyn Purcell, the facilitator for this team, can provide more information-including a handy instruction sheet to help you efficiently prepare for tryouts (we know you have a lot going on).  Her email is 

Immigration Moot Court Team Tryouts

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  


To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.


The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  


If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the National Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to Madison Shoffner, Carolyn Allen, Corey Shiffman, and Jessica Sapp for being selected for the National Mock Trial Team!

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Savannah Trial Advocacy Team!

Congratulations to Kevin Boswell, Christopher Schulz, Ashlea Hellman, Marilyn Shrewbury, and Lindsey Boyd (alternate) for being selected for the Savannah Trial Advocacy Team!