Student News

I WILL MISS EVERYONE

For personal reasons, I have resigned as the Director of Academic Support effective January 15, 2009.  I'm sorry that I had to make this decision in the midst of a semester, but the Administration has assured me that they will try and make the transition as smooth as possible.  It has been a wonderful experience getting to know each and every one of you and I look forward to see you practicing in our community in a few short years.

BAR APPLICATION POWERPOINT

My powerpoint on the Kentucky Bar application process has been posted to the Academic Support portion of the law school web site. It's entitled "Bar None" and can be found at the bottom of the page.

BAR APPLICATION PROCESS 101 & 102- THIS WEEK!

Academic Support and Career Services are collaborating this week to bring you two workshops on the bar application process. Tuesday, January 6 from 11:45-12:45 in Room 275, Bonnie Kittinger from the Ky. Bar Examiners will be here to explain character and fitness issues and answer questions.  Free pizza will be served.

 

On Thursday, January 8, from 12:05-1:00 p.m. and from 5-6 p.m. in Room 175, Christie Floyd will go over the Ky. bar application in detail. Please take advantage of these workshops as the deadline for the July bar is fast approaching.

 

 

Thank You from BLSA!

The Black Law Students Association would like to thank the law school's students, faculty and staff for the tremendous support of our Winter Clothing Drive!  Many bags of warm clothes were collected and donated to the Salvation Army, and those clothes will now be donated to needy men, women and children in our community.  Thanks again and Happy Holidays!   

Law School Office Closings for Holidays

The Law School administrative offices will be closed during the University's official holidays. This includes the following times:

Thanksgiving: from noon on Wednesday, November 26 through Thanksgiving weekend

Winter Break: from December 24 until Monday, January 5, 2009.

 

Please note that the Law School offices DO NOT re-open before the start of Spring 2009 classes, which also begin January 5, 2009. Therefore, students or faculty needing services or information from the Office of Student Records, the IT staff, the Faculty Resource Center, the Assistant or Associate Deans' offices or other law school administrative offices should be sure to contact those offices well in advance of the holiday, as the first few days of the semester will undoubtedly be very busy. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Alumni Holiday Party and Class of 1979 Classroom Dedication

A highlight of the Law School's December 12, 2008, holiday party was the dedication of the Class of 1979 Classroom. Now redesignated Room 079, the Class of 1979 Classroom is the only room in the Law School whose renovation has been funded by contributions by a single class.

Photo Gallery and Video Footage

 

Computer Viri and Support for Student Computers

With the recent rash of computer virus activity, including several distributed via Facebook, it is worth re-emphasizing the absolute importance of having active, up-to-date antivirus and antispyware applications on one's computer(s).  Waiting until one's computer has become infected is too late to acknowledge that antivirus/antispyware protection is important.

The University distributes free to students and employees Symantec Endpoint Protection, but it is each student's responsiblity to protect his or her computer.  The law school IT staff cannot provide bumper-to-bumper service for student laptops.  Our support is limited to:

  • Exam4 installation, support and exam administration;
  • Connecting your laptop to the University's wireless network;
  • Connecting your laptop to the law school's file server and student laptop printer; and
  • Installing the University-distributed version of Symantec Endpoint protection.  This is limited to installation, not de-virusing already infected computers.
University IT's new iTech Connect, located in the Miller Information Technology building, can provide more extensive support for student-owned laptops.  Students are advised to go there for support beyond the four areas listed above.  iTech Connect cannot, however, provide support for Exam4 or connecting to the law school's own network resources, as those are within the law school's exclusive control.

Exciting opportunity to work with the NLGLA/NLGLF

Legal Intern (Winter Semester) 

The National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA)/National Lesbian and Gay Law Foundation (NLGLF), located in Washington, DC, has an exciting opportunity for second- and third-year law students interested in advancing diversity and promoting justice in and through the legal profession. NLGLA/NLGLF seeks a flexible, energetic legal intern capable of working in a small, fast-paced office environment. The intern will be a valuable part of the NLGLA/NLGLF team, working with staff, volunteers and board members to research important policy and legal issues impacting the organization. This part-time position offers the opportunity to gain exposure to national issues and play a substantive role in helping NLGLA/NLGLF achieve the strategic goals found in its 2008-2012 strategic plan.  

This is an unpaid position for the winter semester. Interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school and/or funding from other sources. Multiple internships may be filled from this listing. Internships can be conducted virtually; candidates do not need to be local.  

Duties:  

  • Research public policy statements and legal and legislative issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals
  • Assist in the preparation of publications on LGBT legal issues, including amici briefs, law review articles and white papers
  • Other duties as assigned based on the needs of NLGLA/NLGLF
 
 

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Current second- or third-year law student in excellent academic standing
  • Exceptional research and writing skills
  • Experience with legislative process and social justice advocacy
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information in a concise, coherent manner
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to LGBT issues
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and execute assignments with limited supervision within nonprofit organizational structures
 

NLGLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The selected candidate will enjoy a professional work environment, a flexible schedule, and a collegial culture.  

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to: Juan Ramon Garcia, Program Associate at Juan@nlgla.org

Don't Forget Your USB Drive!

Students are reminded to bring a USB drive with them to every exam they take on computer.  The USB drive is a back-up in case you have wireless connectivity problems and cannot submit an exam over the network.  Even students taking exams on computer should always bring bluebooks and pens in case of computer or electrical failure.

Students are solely responsible for providing their own USB drives, bluebook, pens, and any other required items.  Bluebooks and a small number of USB drives are available for sale in the Faculty Resource Center (room 272):

  • Bluebooks, two for 30 cents
  • 64 MB USB drives, $10 each

The Faculty Resource Center is only open the following hours, so plan accordingly:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Bluebooks, USB drives, pens, etc., are not available for sale, rent or loan anywhere else in the Law School; and the IT staff will not copy exams from student laptops for students who failed to come prepared.  Every student has been given a free USB drive. Don't leave it where it's no use to you.

Thank you from Phi Alpha Delta and Section 2

Phi Alpha Delta along with the Section 2 1L's would like to personally thank everyone for their help with our Kentucky Harvest Food Drive!!!  Both staff and students helped to provide various food items to families in need during this holiday season.  We greatly appreciate the abundance of support and generosity shown by everyone.  Again, thank you for making this community event a huge success.

Phi Alpha Delta Members