Student News

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Negotiation Competition Team!

Congratulations to Alexa Cox, Alex Russell, Jeff Hellmann, and Jennifer Weihmuller for being selected for the Negotiation Team and to Alexandra Chase for making alternate/student coach!

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Trademark Competition Team!

Congratulations to Kylie Parker, Jessica Wilkett, Timothy (Andy) Distler, and Clare Souleyrette for making the Trademark Competition Team!

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Transactional LawMeet Team!

Congratulations to Kseniya Buck, Emily Irwin, and Emily Meyer on being selected for the Transaction Moot Court Team. They will prepare for and compete in the Transactional LawMeets competition this upcoming February in Chicago, IL.

Immigration Moot Court Team Seeking Participants!

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (

2015 AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer

The AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering Law Student Union Summer, an exciting program for law students that combines traditional legal research and analysis with front line activism. Attached, you will find a flyer, application form, and list of eligibility requirements. Please note that the deadline of October 17 for 2Ls is fast approaching. The deadline for 1Ls is January 16, 2015. More information can be found on Symplicity.

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

The ABA Business Law Section sponsors a Diversity Clerkship Program. This summer program provides business law clerkship placements for nine qualified diverse first or second year law students.
Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices that many of them lack. Participants in the Diversity Clerkship will receive a $6,000 stipend to cover living expenses upon the start of their Clerkship. The deadline for applying is December 26, 2014.

For more information, review the attached information sheet or go to

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 3rd for second-year law students.

Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 9, 2015.

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

Law Library to close at 4pm on Friday, October 17

The University of Louisville has scheduled a Homecoming Parade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 17.  The route will be from Cardinal Town to the Speed School parking lot, meaning that 3rd Street and Eastern Parkway will be closed at some time before the parade and that some parking lots will have to be evacuated. In order to allow our patrons time to clear the area, the Law Library will close at 4:00 p.m.

Hobby Lobby Debate & Free Fazolis!

Come join the Federalist Society for a discussion regarding the Supreme Courts Landmark decision in Hobby Lobby in 2013.  The event will be October 22nd (Wednesday) at 4:15 in 275.  Professor Marcosson will be sitting in to discuss his views on the case which he has previously debated on KET.  To check it out go to this link:  In addition, we have an excellent speaker flying in from Washington D.C. Timothy P. Carney who is the Senior Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of "The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money" (Wiley, 2006) and "Obamanomics" (Regnery, 2009).  To top it all off we'll feed you Fazoli's.  Try and RSVP to so that I can insure we have plenty of food to feast on.