Student News

Public Service Opportunity: Street Law Application Deadline

If you are interested in participating in next year's Street Law Program at Central High School, please complete a "Placement Reservation" form by Wednesday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m.  The forms are available in the Public Service Office, which is open, from 9 - 3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  One can also access the form from the Public Service Section of the Intranet.  The forms can be emailed, delivered, or faxed to Ms. Scinta.  [Room 102, jina.scinta@louisville.edu, (FAX 852-0862)]   This placement is open to sixteen students. Thus, if we have more than sixteen people sign up for the placement, we will conduct a lottery to determine those sixteen students.  Further, we will establish a waiting list.

Important information for all students who plan on participating in Street Law - you are required by State Law to have a criminal background check, and you must be able to attend a mandatory training session on August 23, 2008 (Saturday) at Central High School.  This training session will take at least six hours.  Anyone who has already signed up who no longer wishes to participate, please let Ms. Scinta know.

Student Bar Foundation Announcements

We are pleased to announce that this year's Charity Auction raised just over $9,000.  Thanks so much to all the faculty, staff and students for your generous contributions and support.

$5,000 of our funds will go towards the University of Louisville Law Clinic set to begin in Spring of 2009.  The Clinic is a program that matches well with the SBF mission.  It is designed to help students develop essential lawyering skills and to partner with other units and civic organizations to address some of the unmet legal needs of the metropolitan community.

We are also excited about our 2008 Summer Fellowship recipient, Aaron Uslan.  Aaron will complete a summer internship position at the Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Legal Service.  CCILS provides comprehensive immigration legal services to low-income immigrants in the Louisville Metro Area.  Thanks again to everyone for all of your help!

MCB Member REMINDER!!!

Attention Moot Court Board Members:

Moot Court Board Elections will be held Thursday, March 27th at noon in room 075.  Sign-ups are on the door of the MCB office.  This is a mandatory meeting for ALL Moot Court Board members.  For information about positions, pick up a copy of the MCB Constitution in the office.

Josh O'Bryan, President
Moot Court and Professional Skills Board

3L/4L Pictures Ready to View

3L/4L senior pictures can now be viewed at your pleasure. Please visit our Website at: www.starlightphotopic.com, click on VIEW & ORDER, then click on THE EVENT YOU WISH TO VIEW UOFL LAW SCHOOL 2008, and enter the event PASSWORD: lawschool

Photographs may be ordered on our secure site. Please remember to copy and send this message to friend and family!!!

Moot Court Members - Important!!!

Attention Moot Court Board Members:

Moot Court Board Elections will be held Thursday, March 27th at noon in room 075.  Sign-ups are on the door of the MCB office.  This is a mandatory meeting for ALL Moot Court Board members.  For information about positions, pick up a copy of the MCB Constitution in the office.

Josh O'Bryan, President
Moot Court and Professional Skills Board

IT Seeks Bears

Beginning March 25 through April 4 Information Technology will be collecting plush bears in support of the Kosair Charities Bears on Patrol program. Bears on Patrol allows local law enforcement officers to comfort children when responding to emergency situations. For more information see https://docushare.louisville.edu/dsweb/Get/Document-27874/show+you+care.pdf

We have 3 delivery points:
1) Miller Information Technology Center room 109 reception area
2) iTech Xpress (in the lower level of Miller Information Technology Center across from Mitzie's)
3) HSC IT offices (in the basement of the dental school)

IT's goal is to rally faculty, staff, and students to donate 200 bears in 2 weeks through our delivery points. Thank you for comforting the children in our community during their times of need. If you have any questions contact IT Cardinal Care at itcares@louisville.edu.

Harris Recognized for Work with the Women's Center

Public Services Librarian and Professor of Legal Bibliography Robin Harris was recognized in the March 2008 Today's Woman for her work at the University of Louisville's Women's Center. Harris' role in founding the Kentucky Women's Book Festival, one of the many programs made possible by the center. The mission of the Women's Center is to build alliances with campus and community groups in order to promote equality, increase women's self-reliance, and heighten the understanding of women's contributions to all societies

The Center is participating in the Champions4Her Walk, Run & Festival on June 21, 2008.

 

Exam4 Practice Test Deadline

The deadline to submit an Exam4 practice test this semester is 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, April 11.  ALL students who wish to use Exam4 for Spring 2008 finals must submit a practice test by the deadline.  Yes, this is different from the once-a-year practice test requirement in previous years when we used Securexam.  The reason for the once-every-semester requirement is that we get a new version of the software every semester, not just at the beginning of the year as we did with Securexam.

Congratulations Securities Moot Court Team!!!

Congratulations Securities Moot Court Team!!!  Logan Sims, Logan Snyder, and Marcus Moran earned 3rd place for Best Respondent Brief at the Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Competition at Fordham Law in New York City.  Also, Mr. Sims and Mr. Snyder advanced past two rounds in the highly competitive competition.  Great job guys!

WLC Project Women Hygiene Drive

WLC Project Women Hygiene Drive

 

This year the WLC is hosting a Project Women Hygiene Drive.

Project Women is a collaborative organization that provides housing to single mothers who are experiencing homelessness and supports them in obtaining a baccalaureate degree, thereby enabling them to break the cycly of poverty for themselves and their children.

 

The biggest challenge is that so many of the more expensive items on a grocery bill are not covered by food stamps because they are not food. Thus, the women do not recieve proper hygiene products. We expect even the poorest people to practice good hygiene but we fail to recognize the need for the supplies to do so.

 

During March 24-28 2008, the WLC will collect hygiene products in the law school lobby. Below is a list of the items Project Women needs. When you drop your items off into the tubs you can enter your name onto the donation list. When your name is on the list, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to a local establishment. One member of each class will win a gift certificate.  

 

Thank you for supporting the WLC and single women in the Louisville community.

 

Items needed:

toilet paper

wipes

paper towels

brooms

kleenex

mops

napkins

sponges

small buckets

soap

vacuums

shampoo

toothbrushes

lotion

dental floss

maxi pads (w/wings)

tampons

diapers (sizes 3,4,5)

pull-ups

all-purpose cleaner

floor cleaner

toothpaste

deodorant

light bulbs

lamps

face wash

conditioner

dust pans

glass cleaner

dryer sheets

detergent 

hand sanitizer

  

Fun and Educational Needs Include:

 

birthday plates and napkins for the children's birthdays

children's books and coloring/activity books

computer printer paper

batteries for Leap Pad learning systems