Student News

Opportunity to Intern in the Legal Department of an International Company

Sud-Chemie Inc. is seeking a legal intern to begin work this semester and continue over the summer.  This is a paid position designed to provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity while serving as a contributing team member to an in-house legal department.  The intern will work with both general counsel and intellectual property in-house legal practitioners.  For additional details, go to:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/careers/current-jobs and select Part-time Job No. 1.  The deadline for applying is January 14, 2011.  (Sud-Chemie originally planned to come on campus to interview, but wants to hire the intern as soon as possible.)

KY Legislative Research Commission 2011 Graduate Fellows Program

The Fellows Program is for law school students and other relevant graduate programs.  The position is in Frankfort, KY, located 52 miles from the law school.  All work will be performed in Frankfort.  Five to ten graduate fellows will be selected.  Each fellow will be assigned to work with a legislative committee and will be trained in the basic tasks of drafting bills, conducting public policy research, and providing support for legislative committee meetings.  A senior LRC staff person will be assigned to supervise and mentor each fellow and will complete any evaluation forms required by the fellow's university.  LRC Graduate Fellows will work a total of approximately 1,000 hours as follows:  1)mid-May through mid-August -- 37.5 hours per week, for a total of at least 500 hours; 2)mid-August through mid-April -- approximately 20 hours per week, for a total of approximately 500 hours, which will include a session of the General Assembly; 3)Thanksgiving through January 1-- fellows are excused from LRC responsibilities to focus on end-of-semester course work.  For details on how to apply, go to:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/careers/current-jobs and select Part-time Job No. 110.  The deadline for application is January 17, 2011.

Overloads, Skills Competitions, and Journal Hours

In December 2010, the Faculty adopted a new rule concerning overloads and journal and skills competition credits.  The new rule allows students to take additional hours in certain circumstances.  Permission from the Associate Dean for Student Life, however, is still required.  The rule follows:


A part-time student who works more than 20 hours per week and is enrolled in 11 or 12 credit-hours in a given semester, or a full-time student who is enrolled in 17 or 18 credit-hours in a given semester may add up to two credits of skills competition and/or journal membership/editorship during the semester, notwithstanding the fact that the added credits will put the student over the respective limit on credit hours, provided that the student otherwise qualifies for such credit.

Bookstore Book Listing for Sports Law

The University has Sports Law listed as LAW 999, section 12, instead of LAW 988 as the University and Law School course registration material has it.  Please look for Professor Nelson's assigned textbook under LAW 999-12 at the University Booksore site.  Thanks for your understanding and accommodation.

Adjunct Professor Contact Information; Adjunct Assignment Posting

Contact information for Spring 2011 adjunct professors can be found at http://www.law.louisville.edu/faculty/adjuncts.  This new page does not yet have links to their websites/bios, but it does provide basic contact information.  Please be aware that the adjunct orientation scheduled after final exams had to be rescheduled to today due to the University's closing for ice/winter weather back in December.  This means that some adjuncts have not yet been able to access accounts for posting assignments.  Thank you for your patience.

Last Day To Add A Class

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, is the last day to add a class or change a class to an audit.

Please see the attached calendar for refund dates.

Welcome Back

Happy New Year! The law school and library have reopened. The law library is open 8AM to 5PM Monday and Tuesday this week. It will return to its normal schedule when classes resume on Wednesday, January 5.

 

Public Service Opportunity - Volunteer Witnesses Needed

The Law School will be hosting the Region 7 National Trial Competition from Friday, February 18 to Sunday, February 20, 2011, at the Jefferson County Judicial Center.  We need law students who can be available that weekend to serve as volunteer witnesses for the competition.  If you are interested, please attend an interest session on Wednesday, January 12, at noon in Room 275.  Open to 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls.  Questions?  Please email Brian Bennett.

New Stuff on Student Computing Page

The IT Department has added some new stuff to its Student Computing page, including an entire section about CardMail, UofL's new student e-mail service, as well as some other new stuff.  In an idle moment, check it out -- makes great reading on the bus.

First-Week Assignments for Spring 2011

Assignments, book lists and syllabi for the first week of classes of the Spring 2011 semester will be available as faculty post them.  Students may check the First-Week Assignments page (login required) anytime, but if you don't see an assignment, check back later as the semester gets closer.