The Tax Law Moot Court Competition will be held February 3-5, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The format of the competition consists of a first round double elimination oral argument followed by single elimination quarterfinals, semifinal and final rounds. There is a separate competition for written briefs, with independent judging and awards. The problem consists of three or four issues, all tax related. The team’s coach is Professor Norvie Lay.
Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up on the Moot Court Board across from the Washer Lounge. Try-out times will be any time before 3pm on Tuesday (Nov. 9) or Thursday (Nov. 11). If these times do not work for you, then you may contact Professor Lay to make other arrangements in his office (Rm 252) or by his office phone (502-852-6374). You may argue from any brief that you have previously written, including your BLS brief.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Loper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law school students: Are you studying immigration law? Have you noticed any trends in US or international immigration? Legal Language wants to hear what you think!
Submit an unpublished article on legal issues that affect immigration in the United States and/or abroad. Articles should reflect recent developments in immigration, bring forth new ideas about the subject or introduce a discussion.
Articles should be between 500 and 1,000 words and written for an audience of legal professionals. The articles will be judged on subject matter treatment, scholarship and analysis.
The winner will be awarded a $500.00 cash award and two runners-up will receive $100.00 cash awards. The winning articles as well as a number of additional articles receiving honorable mention will be posted on the Legal Language Services website.
Rules of Eligibility:
- All articles must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 28, 2011.
- You must currently be enrolled in an accredited US law school.
- Your article must be your own original work.
- Your article must not be published elsewhere.
- Your article must not be fewer than 500 words and must not exceed 1,000 words.
- You must agree that your article will become the property of Legal Language Services.
Winners will be announced on or about April 15, 2011. Winning articles will be published on the Legal Language Services website.
Reminder for students graduating in December 2010, May 2011, or August 2011:
On Tuesday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar.
Your attendance at the November 9 program is a requirement for graduation. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
The November 9 program will be recorded. It will be “shown” on Nov. 10, 2010, at 7:25 p.m. in Room 175. Students who cannot attend the 1:00 program are welcome to attend the 7:25 program.
If you have an absolute conflict that will prohibit you from attending the Nov. 9 program or the Nov. 10 showing, you must notify Dean Bean this week so that alternative arrangements can be made.
Graduating students planning to take the KY Bar Exam in July 2011, or February 2012, will receive a handout during the November 9 program providing instructions on completing the Kentucky Bar Application. A separate program focusing on the Kentucky Bar Exam will be offered on January 11, 2011, at 12:15 p.m. All graduating students taking the KY Bar Exam are strongly encouraged to attend this program.
Based on student feedback, the attached summer schedule has been selected. This was Option 1 among the 4 options provided, and had the greatest student support among those who completed and submitted the feedback forms. While all schedules are always "tentative," this will be the Summer 2011 schedule unless circumstances change or unusual situations arise. You may want to consider this schedule when selecting Spring 2011 classes. However, students are reminded that a course normally has to have an enrollment of at least 5 students to avoid cancellation. If you have any questions, please contact Dean Arnold, email@example.com.