Student News

Student Travel Funds Available for Conferences

Dean Duncan has allocated a small amount of money to further student participation in conferences and educational opportunities.  The Office of Professional Development is overseeing this money and has formed a committee with the SBA to allocate the funds.  If you would like to request partial funding for a conference, the application is attached.  In the past, there have been opportunities for students to attend conferences in areas such as education law and health law.

The funds will be distributed throughout the year on a rolling basis.  Funding will be based on a number of factors including need and the value of the opportunity to the student’s career path.  Students are encouraged to explore conference opportunities and consult with professors.

Gwin Steinmetz & Baird participating in Spring 2015 On Campus Interviews

Gwin Steinmetz & Baird is hiring a 1L or 2L for Summer 2015. If you are interested in applying, log into Symplicity, click "OCI" and select Session "Gwin Steinmetz & Baird". The interview date has not been determined. The deadline to apply is February 25th.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - Student registration now open through March 9th

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. The 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2015.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Student registration will be handled online at: https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx and is now open. Our school is listed alphabetically as Univ. of Louisville School of Law on the registration form's drop down menu of law schools. The deadline to register is Monday, March 9. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration. Please have your credit card ready when you register. If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline. Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

The 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:

JD students graduating in May/June 2016 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in May/June 2017 (2Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2015/January 2016 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2016/January 2017 (2Ls)
Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2016 and 2017

Please note that on the student registration form these will be the only graduation date options available on the drop down menu. Students who will graduate before the program is held in July 2015 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2017 are not eligible for the 2015 Patent Law Interview Program and should not register.

Dual Degree students should use the date that they will complete both of their degrees as their anticipated graduation date.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

Please direct any questions about the program to Debra Reh at: dkreh@louisville.edu

Negotiation course--time change

The Negotiation course will meet at 5:15 instead of 4:45 for tomorrow, February 19 only.

Brandeis student's campaign for U.S. soldiers featured in Courier-Journal

Brandeis School of Law student Brandon Sword, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq in 2006, and his mother Metro Councilwoman Madonna Flood, were featured in a story published by the Courier-Journal last week highlighting their campaign called “Doing Our Part from the Heart.”

Flood started the campaign in 2007 in response to her son’s requests for basic toiletries such as deodorant, razors and baby wipes. She wanted the campaign to coincide with Valentine’s Day. In the years since, she has sent more than 1,200 care packages to soldiers.

In the story, Sword said the boxes helped negate some of the isolating effects of war, adding that combat troops do not typically have access to retail options.

Sword also said donations have dwindled in recent years as the wars are no longer front page news every day.

More information about Doing Our Part from the Heart is available via its Facebook page or through Councilwoman Flood’s office at 502-574-1124.

Interest session on Central HS Law Magnet Program scheduled for Feb. 24

The Diversity Committee and the Central High School Partnership will host an interest session on the Central High School Law Magnet Program at noon on Feb. 24 in Room 275.

The interest session will include students from the program, law students who are currently teaching in the program and UofL students who went through the program and plan to attend law school. In addition to an overview, forms to apply will be available during the event.

It is open to those who would like to teach street law, writing skills or civil liberties issues at Central High School next year, either to meet a public service obligation or receive academic credit. The session is also open to those who just want to know more about the program.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Department of the Interior - Office of Civil Rights, Employment Complaints and Adjudication Division, Legal Intern (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Federal Communications Commission - International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/22/15)
•Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Transportation Security Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)

State and Local Government

•New York State Attorney General - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Alabama Office of the Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/21/15)
•Delaware Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice 1L Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)
•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Department of the Interior - Office of Civil Rights, Employment Complaints and Adjudication Division, Legal Intern (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Federal Communications Commission - International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/22/15)
•Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)

State and Local Government

•New York State Attorney General - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Government of District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)

Property Panel rescheduled for March 10

The Property Panel originally scheduled for Feb. 17 has been rescheduled due to weather. It will now be held March 10 from 4:15-5:45 p.m. in room 275.

All three panelists will be present for the event, which is co-sponsored by the Career Services Office. They include:

  • Professor Tony Arnold, the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use, teaching in both the Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs.  He also directs the interdisciplinary Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility and is the faculty advisor to the JD-MUP dual degree program in law and urban planning.
  • Fred Joseph, Counsel at Stites & Harbison, where he was a partner for more than 20 years and chaired the firm’s real estate section. He is listed in the "Real Estate Lawyers" and "Land Use Lawyers" sections of The Best Lawyers in America: A Corporate Guide (all editions, 1983-2014) and was recently named by that publication as the 2010 and 2014 "Best Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law - Louisville" and in 2013 as “Best Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning—Louisville.”
  • Stephen Tullis Porter, Attorney-at-Law; owner and principal broker of Steve Porter Realtors; co-owner of 1840 Tucker House Bed and Breakfast; and adjunct professor at Brandeis.

Gwin Steinmetz & Baird participating in Spring 2015 On Campus Interviews

Gwin Steinmetz & Baird is hiring a 1L or 2L for Summer 2015.  If you are interested in applying, log into Symplicity, click "OCI" and select Session "Gwin Steinmetz & Baird".  The interview date has not been determined.  The deadline to apply is February 25th.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - Student registration now open through March 9, 2015

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.  The 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2015.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Student registration will be handled online at: https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx and is now open. Our school is listed alphabetically as Univ. of Louisville School of Law on the registration form's drop down menu of law schools. The deadline to register is Monday, March 9. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration. Please have your credit card ready when you register. If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline. Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

The 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:

JD students graduating in May/June 2016 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in May/June 2017 (2Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2015/January 2016 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2016/January 2017 (2Ls)
Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2016 and 2017

Please note that on the student registration form these will be the only graduation date options available on the drop down menu. Students who will graduate before the program is held in July 2015 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2017 are not eligible for the 2015 Patent Law Interview Program and should not register.

Dual Degree students should use the date that they will complete both of their degrees as their anticipated graduation date.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

Please direct any questions about the program to Debra Reh at: dkreh@louisville.edu