Student News

SELS Meet & Greet


      The Sports and Entertainment Law Society would like to invite everyone out to Molly Malone's on Baxter Road (Bardstown) for a meet and greet with the officers Thursday, September 1 from 9-11 p.m.  The time had orginally been posted as 6 to 9 but we did not want to conflict with individuals who had tickets to the game and are therefore pushing the time back.  Please take a break, come out have a drink, and meet the officers.  We look forward to seeing and meeting everyone.


Jarad Key

University of Louisville Law Review Symposium

University of Louisville Law Review Symposium

Saturday October 22, 2011


Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library UofL

Attendance is free!


University of Louisville Law Review will host its 4th annual Symposium on October 22, 2011. This year's topic will focus on the U.S. federal budget deficit.  The Law Review has invited prominent scholars to discuss tax policy and possible solutions to the federal budget deficit.


Scheduled to present is: Professor Daniel Shaviro, NYU Law; Professor Neil Buchanan, George Washington University Law; Professor David Gamage UC Berkeley; Professor Samuel Thompson Penn State Law; Professor Gregg Polsky, UNC Law; Mr. Daniel L. Thornton, Vice President and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Assistant Professor Tracey Roberts, Brandeis School of Law; and Assistant Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan, UK College of Law.


Students are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP on or before October 14, 2011 to Molly MacCaskey, Symposium & Alumni Relations Editor,


For more information visit



Learn About the Opportunity to Attend a National Public Interest Job Fair

If you are not able to attend our information sessions on a national public interest job fair, but are interested in attending the job fair, please let Dean Urbach know by Friday, September 2.  The information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 5:30 p.m. and September 1 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.   Interested students only need to attend one of these sessions.

Career Counseling Available


Career counseling for second-year students is available by appointment with Career Services Coordinator Debra Reh in room 186.  A signup sheet is on her door or requests for appointments may be e-mailed to  Also, if you would like to have a resume or cover letter reviewed, you can make an appointment.

Career counseling for third- and fourth-year students are available by appointment with Visiting Professor Tammy Pettinato in room 278.  Professor Pettinato's e-mail is:




1L Daily Docket Winner

Congratulations to Amir Nahavandi who is the winner of an insulated lunch bag, water bobble, highlighters, UofL Law decal, and UofL Law bookmark. Stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 5:00 p.m. to claim your prizes.

Academic Success Tip - Using a Long Weekend to Your Advantage

Create a structured study schedule and stick to it!   If you have been “flying by the seat of your pants” on your time management, now is the time to create a schedule and follow it for the remainder of the semester.  If you stick to a study schedule, you will be able to complete your reading and briefing one or two days before class (without rushing through the material), rather than the day of class.   You will also ensure that you are devoting enough time to other study tasks, including reviewing your class notes, outlining, meeting with your study group, working on papers and projects, and completing practice questions.  Perhaps the best part about following a study schedule is that you can have guilt-free time off because you have finished all of your study tasks for the week.  And, your family members, significant others, and friends will know when you will be free.  To create your own study schedule, use the blank time management template attached below, and also posted on the Academic Success webpage at  If you need any assistance in completing your schedule, stop by Dean Ballard's office (Room 212).

SEC'S Summer 2012 2L Honors Program

The SEC has opened its applications for 2Ls interested in our 2012 Summer Honors Program.  Please include the following listing in any resource or email that you provide to your students.  We welcome applications, and we will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis on September 16, 2011.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for strong 2L students for its 2012 Summer Honors Program.  Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the SEC's Washington DC headquarters or at one of its eleven Regional Offices.  Interns directly support attorneys and other professionals in the regulation and enforcement of the securities markets.  Each intern is assigned to one of the SEC’s offices or divisions for a ten-week period.  The potential assignments are as varied as the SEC’s responsibilities in regulating the securities markets.  We have high expectations for our interns, often assigning them the same work we would give a newly-hired staff attorney who had completed law school.  Students who succeed in their assignments assist with tasks such as drafting regulations, reviewing filings, or preparing for interviews and testimony.  They spend hours every day with line attorneys, and they support senior executives.

We will begin reviewing applications and hiring on a rolling basis beginning September 16, 2011.  We expect to evaluate applications at two-week intervals after that point.   The posting will officially close on October 14, 2011.

For more information, look at the SEC’s Web site.  There is a link there to the Futurestep Web site used for SEC hiring.  Students should look on that page under Current Opportunities / Washington, DC and click “Student Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities.”  From there, they can apply to the DC or regional offices.  Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to

2L Summer Honors Program Application

Students interested in our Washington, DC Headquarters office apply here:

2012 2L Summer Honors Program (Washington, DC)

Students interested in our Regional Offices apply here:

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Atlanta Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Boston Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Chicago Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Denver Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Fort Worth Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Los Angeles Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Miami Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- New York Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Philadelphia Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- San Francisco Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Salt Lake Regional Office 

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Yoga in the Law School

Feeling a little stressed out?  Yoga may help.  The Law School will offer free yoga classes starting the Wednesday after Labor Day.  The one-hour classes will commence on Wednesday, September 7, at 11:50 a.m. in Room LL77, and be held every Monday and Wednesday at 11:50 until October (at which time we may change the times to make the classes available to others).

Loren Crawford, an experienced instructor, will teach the classes.  Loren emphasizes that no prior experience or knowledge of yoga is required or expected (although we do hope that participants realize the difference between yoga, on the one hand, and "yoghurt", "Yogi Berra", and "Yogi Bear" on the other).  Complete novices are especially welcome.

The Law School will provide mats.  Participants should wear comfortable clothes (feel free to change into shorts or sweats).

As an added incentive for students to participate, every student who attends the first session and signs the attendance sheet will be entered into a drawing for a lavish and glitzy prize.

Hope to see you in Room LL77 on the 7th!

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

The LBA will holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics.  The training will be begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, followed by a clinic at 10:00 a.m.  The clinic dates for this semester are September 9, September 23, October 14, October 28, November 18 and December 9.  All of these dates are on a Friday.  The clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Hall of Justice downtown.  If you are interested in family law, this would be wonderful opportunity.  Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at to sign up.

Part-time Job Fair sponsored by UofL Career Development Center

Need a Part-time Job, and don't know where to look?

The University of Louisville's Part-Time Job Fair is Wednesday, August 31 from 11am-2pm in the Multi-Purpose room of the SAC (Student Activity Center). There will be on-campus offices and off-campus employers advertising their Federal Work Study, Part-Time jobs, or Internships. Also, the Career Development Center staff will be there to provide information about resources to help you prepare and find Part-Time Job opportunities.

If you have questions or would like to find out more about the Career Development Center's services check out our website or contact us by phone at 502-852-6701.