The Law Clinic is a law firm run by third-year law students who gain practical experience in the courtroom by representing real clients in Jefferson Family and District Courts. From initial intake interview through conclusion of the case, the students are the primary contact with clients for all matters handled by the clinic. Student attorneys represent victims of domestic violence in EPO hearings and tenants in Forcible Detainer (eviction) Court under the supervision of Professor Shelley Santry, director of the Clinic.
Clinic is a four-hour course that is a really great experience. Most clinic students say it is their favorite part of law school. It gives students a chance to actually practice law and it looks huge on a resume!
If you are interested in participating in the Law Clinic next semester, send a resume and short statement of interest to Professor Santry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions should be directed to her as well.
Students must have completed 60 hours by the end of this semester to qualify for a limited license to practice law under Supreme Court Rule 2.540.
The University of Louisville's Law Clinic serves low income individuals and victims of domestic violence in Jefferson County District and Family Courts and provides an opportunity for third-year law students to practice law under supervision. During the 2009-2010 academic year, we handled 169 cases.
On Thursday, April 15, we were joined by friends and partners in celebration of the success of the Law Clinic at an Open House. We gratefully acknowledge our partners, donors, students and staff who have helped us make an impact in our community.
Congratulations to the International Arbitration Moot Team on their performance in Vienna!
Although the team did not advance to the final rounds, during each of its four rounds, the team, composed of Elisabeth Luff and Andrea Fagan, was praised for its understanding of the case and issues, the thoroughness of its research, its presentation skills, and its ability to handle the toughest questions.
Great job representing the school internationally!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS.
Be sure to read all of the registration instructions before registering for classes.
Nathan is a member of the Moot Court Board and is the facilitator for the Arbitration Team. He represented the law school and the Moot Court Board by contacting dozens of attorneys to assist with Arbitration Team practices. He is a member of the Law Review and will serve as the Senior Notes Editor for Volume 49. Nathan is also a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He serves with a tank unit based out of Fort Knox, Kentucky and attends the Expeditionary Warfare School’s monthly seminar in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, Nathan found time to clerk part-time with Travis & Herbert Attorneys.
Please join us in welcoming Judge Martin L.C. Feldman, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, as he discusses this timely and engaging topic. Professor Luke Milligan will provide commentary.
Lunch is provided.
Congratulations! You are about to finish another semester in law school. Here are some tips to make the most of the last two weeks of classes in preparation for finals:
- Do not skip classes. Professors often give information about the exam during the last few classes. In addition, there is a good chance that there will be questions on the exam specifically on the last week’s material.
- Attend all review sessions that your professors offer. Professors provide review sessions to help you do well on the exam. Whether the session is a professor-led review of the material or based on questions and answers, you can use the session to your advantage. If you are confused about certain areas, then this is the time to get the material straight. If you think you understand the material, then this is the time to “test” your depth of understanding.
- If there are not scheduled review sessions, ask your professors any questions that you have this week. Once classes are over, many professors work from home or work in their offices during limited hours. Yes, you could e-mail or telephone the professor regarding your questions; however, there is no substitute for being there face-to-face.
- Try to have all of your reading and outlining completed by April 16. You want to allow yourself plenty of time for learning your outlines, memorizing black letter law, and applying the concepts through practice questions.
- Evaluate your status in each course. Determine which topics and sub-topics still need to be learned for each course. Determine which topics and sub-topics just need to be reviewed. Determine how many practice questions need to be completed for each topic and sub-topic. Prioritize your studying tasks. Be realistic.
- Map out your plans for each day for the next two weeks. A monthly calendar format may help you to see when your exams are, when papers are due, when other projects may be due. Mark down review sessions being held by professors. For each day, indicate the course(s) you plan to study, the topics or sub-topics for that course, and the hours of study.
- Maximize your study time within your plan. Decide whether you learn better by studying one course all day or by mixing up two or even three courses in the same day. Decide when you are most alert and place the most difficult tasks (intense learning and memorization for many students) in those time slots. Use time slots when you are less alert for tasks that you find easier (review of material already learned, practice questions, and flashcards for many students).
- Re-check the exam schedule to make sure that you have written the correct days and times down for all of your exams. Nothing can be more distressing than to find out that you missed an exam because you were not careful enough in noting the dates and times on your calendar. If in doubt, find out now.
- Have a talk with your significant others about the fact that you will be studying for exams and need their understanding. Have a heart-to-heart with your friends, parents, spouse, children, and any others who need to be cooperative with your efforts. Schedule needed babysitters now.