Student News

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 & War - An International Humanitarian Law Workshop

Vanderbilt Law School International Studies Program, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is hosting a workshop on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, TN. This workshop will be featuring lectures and hands-on international humanitarian law with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians. Please review the attached flyer for information on the topics that will be covered and the application process.

This workshop is open and free to law students.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Applications are available at http://www.redcross.org/lawworkshop.

Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Team Tryouts!

Be apart of an award-winning moot court team and take a trip to the Big Apple!

 

Tryouts for this year’s Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Team will be held October 14-16 beginning at 6 pm in the Allen Courtroom (Tuesday and Wednesday) or room LL60 (Thursday).  To tryout, you must place your name on the sign-up sheet located on the Moot Court Board Office door and submit an application.  Tryouts will consist of 10 minute abbreviated oral arguments related to the issues raised in Sweeney v. Pence, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 16896 (7th Cir. Sept. 2, 2014).  Advocates can choose which side to argue, with appellants arguing the dissenting opinion and appellees arguing the majority opinion.  

 

Some of the benefits of being on this team include:

  • Learning the intricacies of a fun and fascinating are of law;
  • Finishing your commitment to the team in late March allowing ample time to devote to other classes and finals; and 
  • Networking with Louisville’s top-notch labor and employment attorneys.  
Carolyn Purcell, the facilitator for this team, can provide more information-including a handy instruction sheet to help you efficiently prepare for tryouts (we know you have a lot going on).  Her email is carolyn.purcell@louisville.edu 

Immigration Moot Court Team Tryouts

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 (carolynann.allen@gmail.com

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the National Mock Trial Team

Congratulations to Madison Shoffner, Carolyn Allen, Corey Shiffman, and Jessica Sapp for being selected for the National Mock Trial Team!

Moot Court Board Congratulates the New Members of the Savannah Trial Advocacy Team!

Congratulations to Kevin Boswell, Christopher Schulz, Ashlea Hellman, Marilyn Shrewbury, and Lindsey Boyd (alternate) for being selected for the Savannah Trial Advocacy Team!  

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 (carolynann.allen@gmail.com