The final mentoring program of the 2007-08 year will be held Tuesday March 4, 2008, at the law school. The program, "What You Need to Know to Make the Transition From Law School to Practice and to Survive the First Six Months," will begin at Noon and last until 2:00 p.m. This includes time for one-on-one conversations with the students.
This is a tremendous opportunity for students to meet with seasoned attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals who can help guide them into an effective legal career. Topics to discuss include:
Preparing for the Bar
Assessing Job Options
Entering the Profession
The panel will be moderated by Justice Lisabeth Hughes Abramson
Panelists include Jim Herr, Stephanie Burke, Brian Edwards, Pete Karem and Jennifer Moore.
On February 27, 2008, BLSa and the Unviversity of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law presented a Scholarly Tribute honoring Justice William McAnulty, Jr. The event, held at the Louisville Bar Association, provided members of the Louisville legal community with an opportunity to remember and celebrate the work of Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr.
The tribute opened with remarks by community leaders including Justice Lisabeth Abramson, Steve Trager, and Judge Ben Shobe. Following these comments, the winners of the Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Essay Contest at Central High School, sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, were announced, and Dean Jim Chen shared information about the McAnulty Scholarship fund. The evening ended with the unveiling of a portrait of Justice McAnulty painted by UofL fine arts professor Mark Priest. The portrait will hang in the School of Law.
|BLSA members welcoming attendees||Justice Abramson with William McAnulty, III
||Portrait of Justice William E. McAnulty
To all students,
The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association. This student run organization helps raise and distribute funds for student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work.
We raise funds each year through the generous donations of faculty, staff, students and the legal community. Each spring, we host a charity auction which raises money through a silent and live auction for our annual grants.
Over the next few days your class representatives will be passing around donation envelopes for this year's auction on March 6. Any help towards our cause would be most appreciated! To learn more you can check out our brochures currently located in Emily Zahn's mail file. Thank you.
Attention May Graduates: You should have received in your mailbox a note and order form for graduation announcements in your mailbox earlier this week. If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements, please complete the form and submit it with a check payable to UofL (or a Visa or Mastercard). If you submit the form to Rita Seigwald (Room 204) by March 7, you can avoid shipping and handling charges.
In addition, please remember that academic apparel must be ordered online by midnight, March 31, 2008. The complete apparel order form is available at www.louisville.edu/commencment. (A link to the Student Order Information is available on the left navigation bar.)
Gain legal experience while making a difference through the 2008 Summer Corps.
The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program enages law students around the country who are expanding the delivery of legal services to those who need it most. Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2008 will provide 350 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,000 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members provide critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities in the United States on a broad range of issue areas.
Apply online beginning Wednesday, March 19 at noon EST.
Application closes Wednesday, April 2 at 5 p.m. EST.
For more information and to apply, visit www.equaljusticeworks.org.
Congratulations to the Immigration Law Moot Court Team: Claire Parsons and Brent Assef. The team won the Best Brief Award and were Finalists in the competition, after competition rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.The Third Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition took place on February 21-24, 2008. Thirteen teams from around the country were a part of the competition in New York City.
Still trying to figure out what to do this summer? Attend this lunch 'n learn on Thursday, March 6, over the noon hour in room #175. Tim Napier, chair of this LBA section, will talk about the advantages of working in a small firm (or as a solo practitioner after graduation.) Also, you'll learn all about the upcoming job fair on Tuesday, March 18th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the LBA. Mark your calendar now for both events!
Mr. Napier and his LBA section will provide the pizza for the Lunch 'n Learn.
Employers representing over 60 companies/organizations are registered to attend the upcoming University-wide Career Fair to recruit current UofL students, 2008 Graduates and alumni for jobs ranging from part-time opportunities to co-op/internship positions and full-time, professional jobs.
Juniors, Seniors and graduate students looking for internship, co-op and/or permanent professional opportunities should come dressed to interview with resumes in hand.
For more information, please contact the UofL Career Development Center at 502-852-6701.
Join us for an important Student Bar Foundation Meeting. We will meet in Room 177 at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Please bring your lunch.
We will review grant applications and assign our members work-times for this spring's Charity Auction.
New members welcome.