Student News

MCB Good Luck!

Sarah Potter, Brittany McKenna, Matthew Kinney, and Kevin Pride will be traveling to Northern Kentucky this weekend to compete in the 2012 ABA Client Counseling Regional Competition.  Please join the Moot Court Board in wishing all of them good luck and safe travels. 

Public Service Opportunity with Partnership for Animal Law Services (PALS)

Partnership for Animal Law Services (PALS) is looking for one to two students to do research and compile Kentucky State Statutes and Kentucky County Ordinances relating to animals to create a searchable database for the PALS' website.  Students with strong legal research skills are preferred.  Students would receive public service credit working on this project.

Interested students should e-mail Jina Scinta at to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up.  The first two students will be signed up.

Public Service Fellowship Application Deadline is TODAY!

This is a reminder that if you are planning to apply for Summer 2012 public service fellowships, the deadline for turning in your application is TODAY at 3:00 p.m.  Please turn your applications in to Jina Scinta in Room 180.  Applications can be found on line on the Professional Development page of the law school website, Room 180 and in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).

MCB Good Luck!

Good luck to Paul Chumbley, Samantha Constantine, Joshua Porter, and Thomas Stevens as they travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan this weekend to represent our school in the Regional Competition of the National Trial Competition.

Update on Law Library Lab Printing

The IT staff believe they have resolved the problem with intermittent printer availability in both Law Library computer labs.  Also, a new network printer in the University of Louisville Law Review office has been added to all lab computers; however, only current Law Review editors and members have permission to print to that printer.

Using MS Word to Create Appellate Briefs

The Information Technology Department will present a training and information session on Monday, February 13th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 275 on using Microsoft Word's built-in tools for creating and formatting appellate briefs. Using Word styles and reference features, one can automatically generate tables of contents and authorities.

This session is optional and intended primarily for 1Ls, but all students, especially those on moot court teams, are welcome. This event will be your only opportunity to receive this information before BLS briefs are due.

As an added incentive, food and beverages will be provided.

MCB Good Luck!

Please wish Christopher Slayton and Joseph Tackett good luck as they travel to Denver, CO this weekend, along with coach Prof. Sweeney, to compete in the Jessup International Law Competition. 

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization or public defender office of their choosing.  Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas.

To learn more and apply online, go to:

Summer Corps will begin accepting online applications for the 2012 program on March 1, 2012. The deadline to apply is March 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2012 will provide 711 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

Sud-Chemie coming on campus to interview for paid Law Intern

Süd-Chemie Inc. is part of an international group of companies specializing in the development and manufacture of catalysts and desiccants for uses in various industries including the chemical manufacturing, refining, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

This is a paid position ($12.00 - $15.00 depending on experience) 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 may have the opportunity to work with both corporate and intellectual property in-house legal practitioners.  The Intern will likely participate in the review and drafting of contracts, negotiations with internal business clients, the preparation and filing of intellectual property applications, support of litigation case management, individualized research relating to both intellectual property and corporate law, and assume responsibility for various administrative tasks related to law department management.

Work will begin in May.  Intern will work between ten (10) and twenty (20) hours a week during the school year and between thirty (30) to forty (40) hours a week during the summer.  Hours are flexible during 8-5 Monday through Friday, depending on student’s class schedule.
This position is open to all 1L and 2L law students.  Strong research, computer and organizational skills are a must.  Prior experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or other full-time employment in a business setting is strongly preferred, although not required.

Please submit a resume, cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and a 3 – 5 page writing sample.

Apply through Symplicity and select Sud-Chemie as the session.  You may begin uploading your information TODAY. The deadline will be Sunday, February 19th.


American Association for Justice Meeting

Did you enjoy Torts class? Are you interested in learning more about being a trial attorney? The newly formed University of Louisville student chapter of the American Association for Justice is holding its first meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 175. Free pizza and drinks will be served. Louisville trial lawyer Hans G. Poppe will be guest speaker, and representatives from the AAJ and the Kentucky Justice Association will be on hand to explain the professional and networking benefits of these two powerful organizations. Free copies of Trial Lawyer magazine to first 25 students. Free T-shirt to anyone who joins AAJ or KJA at the meeting. Want to learn more? Contact 3L Alex Davis at, or 2L Ashley Haile at