This would be a great opportunity for a law student to network with local companies.
Duties: attend quarterly Board of Directors meetings for the WTCKY with the sole task to take Board minutes. Board minutes would be due no later than one week after each meeting and will be reviewed by both the Chair and the President with changes made as needed.
Time - five hours per meeting (meetings held every quarter) including revisions; approximately 20 hours per year
Location - the meetings alternate between Louisville and Lexington to accommodate a board which is from both cities; the KY World Trade Center is willing to arrange for the individual selected for the job to drive with the staff for each meeting in Lexington
For details, go to Symplicity and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection."
If you are interested in interviewing with Captain Kalin Schlueter, Trial Counsel & Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, on Tuesday, October 4th, please sign up through Symplicity(Session 3) by Tuesday, September 20th. Summer Legal Internships are available for second-year students and Judge Advocate General positions are available for students upon graduation. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th.
Students, are you interested in financial rewards, oral advocacy, or the desire to represent the law school in national moot court competitions? If you answered yes to any of these, then read carefully!
The annual Pirtle-Washer Competition is an opportunity for law students to compete against one another and showcase their oral argument skills. The competition will be judged by local attorneys and judges. Briefs need not be submitted. Aside from the great networking and learning opportunity financial rewards are given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. The 1st place winner will receive $1000, the 2nd place winner will receive $750, and the 3rd and 4th place winners will each receive $500.
The first round of the competition will take place on October 22, 2011 at the Jefferson County Hall of Justice. The final round is scheduled for October 28, 2011 in the Allen Court Room at the Law School.
If you are interested in competing in the Pirtle-Washer Competition please sign up outside the Moot Court Board room or contact Eric Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be an informational meeting in room 175 on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at noon.
On September 20, please join us for cake outside of the Professional Development Office (room 182) to celebrate the implementation of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"!
What Was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?
Passed by Congress in 1993, DADT was a law mandating the discharge of openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual military service members.
More than 14,500 service members were fired under the law since 1993.
What is the History of the Repeal of DADT?
- On December 15, 2010 the House passed a stand-alone DADT bill, 250-175. This bill reflected the language of the repeal provision in the National Defense Authorization Act.
- On December 18, 2010 the Senate passed the House's stand-alone DADT bill, 65-31
- On December 22, 2010, President Obama signed the bill allowing for repeal of DADT.
- On July 22, 2011, President Obama, Defense Secretary Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen certified the U.S. military ready for the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) repeal
- The implementation of the repeal will go into effect 60 days after the date of certification on September 20, 2011.
How did DADT Affect the Law School ?
All employers who recruit on our campus must certify that they do not discriminate in hiring based on specified protected classes, including sexual orientation. Until recently the military has not been able to certify nondiscrimination on that basis. In theory, the law school should not have allowed the military access to our students based on the discriminatory practice mandated by DADT. However not allowing access would have caused UofL to forgo a large amount of money from the federal government. Our decision (and similar decisions by all but two US law schools) to allow military recruiting created a mandate that we provide "amelioration" in a form that both publicly expressed the law school's disapproval and provided a safe and protective atmosphere for our LGBT students.
Due to the implementation of the repeal of DADT on September 20, this OCI session will be the first that military recruiters will be welcomed on our campus without amelioration. Please stop by at your leisure. Let's celebrate!
It is amazing that we are beginning the sixth week of the semester! Some of your professors may have started to speed up in class and cover more pages. You may be working on your first graded writing assignment for BLS, preparing for a practice exam, studying for a mid-term, or all of the above. What can you do to re-group after these first five weeks if you are feeling pressured by the workload or are worrying that you are already behind in your studying? This week's tips will provide suggestions on how to handle pressure.
- Do not stop reading for classes because you have other projects or assignments due soon. Carve out time for the projects around your reading for classes. If you focus on papers or projects and ignore class reading, you will then be confused in class and behind in your reading. If you need help finding time for both reading and other tasks, make an appointment with Dean Ballard for help with time management.