Student News

Moot Court Board Interviews April 9

Interviews for the Moot Court Board will be held this Friday, April 9. All students interested in becoming a part of the Moot Court Board must first complete an application and sign up for an interview.

Applications and the interview sign-up list are located on the door of the MCB office.

2008-2009 Football/Basketball Season Ticket Lottery

1Ls & 2Ls, sign-up sheets are now up on the SBA door for 2008-09 men's football and basketball season tickets. Due to the limited number of tickets reserved for law students, there will be a lottery held on Saturday, April 19th to determine the winners. You must sign up on the SBA door by Friday, April 18 at 5:00 P.M. to be eligible.

Prices for Basketball & Football Combo tickets will cost approximately $210 per student ($420 if providing a ticket for a guest). For Football only, tickets will cost approximately $72 per student ($144 if providing a ticket for a guest).

Also, please remember that no law students are allowed to attend the undergraduate ticket lottery. You will lose your tickets if you attend.

Career Opportunities

Are you checking the summer job opportunities and part-time jobs?

Bahe Cook Cantley & Jones is looking for a summer associate/law clerk.

Bubalo Hiestand & Rotman has several summer law clerk openings for document review involving mass tort litigation.

There is also a "blind ad" advertising an opening for a May 2009 graduate to work full-time during the summer and continuing during the fall semester.

Career Services will continue to receive part-time/summer opportunities after the semester ends. You can view part-time/summer jobs online under "Current Job Postings."

Writing Competition

Lots of prizes for only 1,000 words!  The National Center for Nonsmokers Rights is sponsoring a writing competition. Students should submit a 1,000-word outline of a legal or law-related action designed to protect nonsmokers by May 16. There is a $5,000 first prize, a $3,000 second prize, a $1,000 third prize and thirty $1,000 travel grants to their June 7-8 conference in Washington, D.C.  See Dean Sealing for more details or go to

Attention Students: Externship Information Panel

Please join the externship supervisors from Legal Aid, the Public Defender's Office and the County Attorney's office to learn about externship opportunities on  Thursday, April 10th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 060.

Public Service Announcement: Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinic April 18

Legal Aid has scheduled a Pro Se Divorce Clinic for Friday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 at Legal Aid, 416 Muhammad Ali Blvd.  They would like to staff this clinic with 2 students.  If anyone who has been trained is interested in participating in this clinic, please e-mail Jina Scinta at  The first two students to e-mail will be selected.  The necessary forms will be e-mailed at a later date.

Public Service Opportunity with the Department of Public Advocacy

The Department of Public Advocacy - Post Trials Division is in need of 1 to 2 students to assist them to help determine the current timeframes for completion of criminal appeals in Kentucky.

They need to obtain the following information about criminal cases decided during the period from July 1 2005 to the present, by fiscal year:
1. Which court rendered the decision?
2. Was it a DPA appointed case?
3. Notice of appeal filed by prosecution or defendant?
4. Is it a direct appeal from a judgment, or a post conviction action?
5. Appeal as of right, or discretionary review?
6. How many days from notice of appeal to certification of record?
7. How many days from certification of record to brief for appellant?
8. How many days from brief for appellant to brief for appellee?
9. How many days from brief for appellee to reply brief? (note, if none filed, then the result should be 15 days)
10. How many days from reply brief to decision?

In order to get this information, they are in need of someone to review all minutes from both the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court for the specified period, and then print out the "step sheets" (i.e., a printout of the court's docket, available online) for each of those cases. The research could likely happen from your home or campus library and could likely be completed by one student.

If additional hours are needed or another student requires hours, the next step would be to enter the information in a spreadsheet of our design.

The interested student(s) would be required to report to the Post Trial Division Director, Tim Arnold, and his Internal Policy Analyst, Jennifer Withrow. Participants would be subject to DPA's confidentiality policy in reference to their work on this project.

To sign up with the Public Service Program, please e-mail Jina Scinta at Reservations will be given on a first come-first served basis. Reservation Forms will be e-mailed to the student(s) who respond first.

Application Information for Prospective 2008-2009 University of Louisville Law Review Members

Application materials are available either in the Law Review office (Room 240) or on the Law Review website.

Application Materials


Health Law Moot Court Tryouts

The 2008 Health Law Moot Court Competition will be held on November 7-8, 2008 at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, IL. Students interested in participating on our team must submit a cover letter and writing sample to Associate Dean Hall by April 18, 2008. Your writing sample can be your BLS brief or a brief or research paper prepared in another context. Writing samples may be submitted by email to, or in person to Dean Hall in Room 203 or Rita Siegwald in Room 204. Team members will earn academic credit for participation - all returning students are eligible for the team. If you have any questions, see Associate Dean Hall or email him at For information about last year's competition, see the health law moot court website.


Students should note that the weekend of this competition is the same as the scheduled Fall administration of the MPRE and Professional Responsibility final exams. I have brought this to the attention of the moot court organizers, but they are unable to change the dates of the competition. Students interested in this competition should plan their Fall courseload accordingly.



National Moot Court Team Tryouts

Try-outs for the 2008-09 National Moot Court Team will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 17th and 18th. To compete, you must submit a brief to Professor Marcosson by Friday, April 11th, and be prepared to perform an oral argument of that brief on either the 17th or the 18th (a sign-up sheet with times will be posted on Prof. Marcosson's office door, Room 254). All returning students are eligible for the team -- you will be eligible for two hours of academic credit and have a great time representing the law school at the regional competition in Richmond, VA., next fall (and -- we hope -- the national finals in New York in January 2009). If you have any questions, see Prof. Marcosson or e-mail him at