Student News

Tomorrow at 12:10: Christian Law Society Lunch in 071

Please join us for soup and sandwiches in 071 tomorrow. We'll be talking about our plans for the semester. Everyone is welcome. Contact Jeff Benedict at for more information.

Career Development Session - Next Steps for 2Ls and 3Ls

Join the Office for Career Services/Public Service for the next career development session for all second and third year students. The session will take place on Wednesday evening, January 19, 2011, from 5:35 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 175. Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean for Career Services/Public Service, will provide you with timely information to continue your professional career path. Find out what your next steps should be at this point in your law school career. The spring on-campus interview process will also be discussed.  You won't want to miss out on this important session! Pizza and drinks will be served!

First-Year Mock Interview Porgram

The Young Lawyer's Section of the LBA is helping to host a mock interview program for 1Ls. This is a great opportunity for you to practice your interviewing skills with attorneys from the community before the official interviews begin for summer jobs. The program is being held on Saturday, January 22 from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the offices of Frost Brown Todd (400 West Market Street).  Please see the attached flyer.  The interview will take about 30 minutes and you will only need to be there for your scheduled interview time. Breakfast will be provided by Dinsmore & Shohl's Diversity Committee. In order to participate, you must send your resume to Kristie Wetterer at by NOON on Tuesday, January 18. Any resumes received after noon will not be allowed to participate. Kristie will post the interview schedule on the Docket on Thursday, January 20 and will also bring a schedule to the 1L classes. The SBA will be selling UofL padfolios on Tuesday (which are great to take with you to the interview with extra copies of your resume included). If you participate, do not forget to write thank you notes to the attorneys that interview you. Email with any questions.

Public Service Program Information Session for all Students

The Public Service Program will be presenting two of our public service placements in an information session on Tuesday, January 18, at 12:00 noon in Room 175. Billy Stover will discuss the Kentucky High School Mock Trial Competition and what our students can do to help. Patti Heying will be discussing the volunteer opportunities available at The Kentucky Department Of Public Advocacy. Interested students will have the opportunity to sign up to do their public service at these placements.
Lunch will be provided. We hope to see you there!!

SBA Student Organization Fund

Our SBA online form to request funding is finally available at:
We will be accepting requests for Spring 2011 funding until Friday, January 21 at 5pm.  As this is a new program and system, please contact Stephanie Loper at if you run into any issues or have any questions.

Join the ABA Law Student Division 2011-2012 Leadership Team

Visit for the eligibility requirements, nomination/application forms, and delivery instructions.

The ABA Law Student Division has numerous leadership positions available either by election or appointment. As a national leader of the Division, you will work with law student leaders across the country, including ABA student leaders, SBA Presidents, and leaders of other national law student organizations, as well as lawyers and judges. Leadership will provide you with the opportunity to travel and participate in various roundtables, debates and discussions addressing issues and concerns of law students. Past leaders have stated that the professional, educational, and personal rewards they gained from their experience as an ABA Law Student Division leader were invaluable.

Research Project involving Governmental Immunity

Law student needed for research project involving governmental immunity.  Must be a 2L or 3L student.  For details, go to: and select Part-time Job No. 10.

Summer 2011 Opportunity in Chicago

Any student seriously interested in working in Chicago this summer should send a resume via email to Dean Urbach by Tuesday, January 18 at noon.

Kentucky Bar Program - Recording Available

If you missed the Kentucky Bar Program on Tuesday, the recording is available at  This link will be active for two weeks.  Students taking the bar exam in July 2011, or February 2012, should view the program.  Questions?  Please contact Kimberly Ballard, at

Hate Crime Laws: Unnecessary and Undesirable or Essential and Indispensable?

TODAY: Lunch Provided

Room 275, 12:00-1:00 

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Americans were told that "hate crime" was on the rise throughout the nation. Numerous advocacy groups lobbied for—and achieved—the passage of laws specifically engineered to document the rise in hate crime and dole out extra punishment for perpetrators who chose their victims on the basis of race, ethnic group, religion, or sexual orientation. But were these legislative efforts necessary or even helpful?

Professor James Jacobs of New York University (NYU) School of Law and our own Professor Cedric Powell will engage in a scholarly debate on the topic.