Student News

FORECLOSURE PROCEDURES SEMINAR on April 22nd -- five law students can attend for FREE

Sterling Education Services is a non-profit continuing legal education company that conducts CLE seminars across the nation. They are holding a Foreclosure Procedures seminar here in Louisville oApril 22nd and are offering five law students complimentary passes to this seminar as an introduction to their company.
Students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual, and they also get an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys. This is a win-win situation. This offer has been sent to all of the law schools in our area. The five free passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis regardless of the school attended. See Jerie Torbeck for more information.

Intellectual Property Job Fairs -- Application Deadlines are Fast Approaching

THIS SUMMER, IN CHICAGO AND ATLANTA, Louisville Law students have the opportunity to participate in IP job fairs.  Your Registration Forms and Checks must be given to Jerie or Debra in the Career Services Office according to the following calendar:

Monday, March 17: Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair in Atlanta (7/29) $25.

Tuesday, March 25: Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent law Interview Program (7/31 & 8/1) $35.

REGISTRATION FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOTH EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE STUDENT MAILROOM OR FROM JERIE OR DEBRA.

LBA Student Membership Applications Are Still Available Here in the Law School!

Even if you didn't join during the recent Louisville Bar Association's Student Membership Drive, there is still time. Please remember all of the great benefits associated with this membership:

As a student member, you have the opportunity to attend any CLEs of your choice absolutely free of charge. (Attorneys pay upwards of $100.00-$300.00 for these seminars and you can attend for free.)

Membership includes a 2007-2008 Pictorial Roster with information about every attorney who is a member of the Louisville Bar. In addition, student members will be listed in the publication as well.

Membership includes a year long subscription to the Bar Briefs, the monthly publication of the Louisville Bar Association.

Becoming a Law Student Member of the Louisville Bar Association will serve as an invaluable networking opportunity. You will be able to interact with some of Louisville's best Attorneys up close and personal!

Membership is only $15.00 which is amazing! This price was intentionally set in order to make this membership more affordable to law students.

Applications are still available and may be picked up in Jerie Torbeck's office or in the Student Mailroom.

To save a stamp and the hassles of mailing you may leave your completed application and payment in Dean Torbecks office and they will be personally delivered to the LBA.

Students may also apply online at
www.loubar.org

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact your Louisville Bar Association Representative Ja Nae Martin at jdmart06@louisville.edu.

Study Abroad Deadlines Approaching!

Many of the study abroad programs have April 1st deadlines. If you are planning on studying abroad this year and have not started your paperwork, there is still time BUT its getting close! Look on the International Law Society's website (via Student Life link) for a partial listing of opportunities available.

Law Review Announces Editorial Board for Volume 47

The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce the Editorial Board for Volume 47:

Editor in Chief: Megan Renwick
Senior Articles Editor: Jennifer Weinhold
Senior Notes Editor: Steve Mattingly
Symposium and Alumni Relations Editor: Christopher McDavid
Articles Editors: Julia McGuffey, Mark Melvin, Megan Randolph
Notes Editors: Sarah Mikowski, Megan Reese, Andrew Young
Managing Editor: Mary Hulefeld
Executive Editor: Blake Chambers
Associate Editors-Articles: Caroline Pieroni, Jason Schwalm, Heather Stone
Associate Editors-Notes: Nicole Comi, Amy Jay, Emily Lamb

Great Swag at the SBF Auction!

The Student Bar Foundation's Silent Auction will be held at the Louisville Bar Association on March 6, 2008. The organization has gathered numerous great items to auction off that night, including gift certificates to fine restaurants and to galleries around town.

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association.  Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for student fellowships for law-related public service work with a focus on: delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent; Law-related public education; and/or improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.

The organization provides public service grants to students seeking to serve the community. 

Join us at the auction to bid on fabulous items and to support the SBF's mission. 

To review the current list of auction items, please visit the SBF's auction page.

Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest

The ABA Section of Family Law is pleased to present its Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. This contest is held annually to encourage interest in the field of family law. Not only does the contest encourage innovative thought in family law, but it also provides an opportunity for recognition and publication in the scholarly journal Family Law Quarterly.

Applicants may submit an essay on any aspect of Family Law and entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest. However, if the law in one state reflects a significant development or trend, that too could be an appropriate subject for an entry. With the vast scope of family law, the possibilities are endless.

The breadth of originality and analysis of past winners is a great testament to the quality of our nation's law schools and educators. Past topics of winning essays include transsexuals and the legal determination of sex, same-sex marriages, federal responsibility for indigent elderly, interpretation of Islamic marriage contracts, the Indian Child Welfare Act, polygamy and marital counseling laws. We look forward to an outstanding pool of entries this year as we continue to marvel at the outstanding thought produced by future attorneys.

Additional information about the Schwab Memorial Essay Contest can be found at www.abanet.org/family/lawstudents/schwab.shtml. I hope you will share this with interested faculty and encourage students to participate. The deadline for entries is May 15, 2008.

If you have any questions regarding the essay contest, please contact Carrie Asalon of the Section of Family Law at 312-988-5145 or e-mail asalonc@staff.abanet.org.

NAELA Seeks Student Papers

Any student who is working on a paper or law review article on the intersection of law and aging, elder or disability planning should consider submitting it to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  NAELA will select eight student articles from around the country to publish in the fall 2008 NAELA Student Journal.  The author of the best paper will be given a $1,500 cash prize and will be honored at the fall NAELA Institute (with $1,000 travel stipend).  Second and third place will receive $1,000 and $500.  Deadline: May 1.  See Dean Sealing if you are interested. 

Public Service Opportunity: Assist in Criminal Cases

The Public Service Program has been informed of an immediate need forof three students to assist a local attorney with three separate criminal cases in which defendants are charged with murder. The attorney has been court-appointed pursuant to the Public Defender's Assigned Counsel Plan.

The students would assist in investigation, legal research and general trial preparation on each of the three murder cases.  The cases are set for trial in July. Course prerequisites include criminal law, criminal procedure and constitutional law.  If you are interested in this placement, please e-mail Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu or call at 852-5647. 

The first three students (with the appropriate course prerequisites) to respond will be signed up.

Moot Court Board Member Sign Ups

MCB Members, After spring break the first year students will need to practice their oral arguments for the First Year Oral Arguments on March 29.  ALL MCB members need to sign up for at least two practice times.  This is not optional.  The practice schedule will be posted at 7:30 Monday night on the MCB office door in the student lobby.  Sign up for a time before spring break.  There are times through out the week to sign up for so it should be relatively easy to find the right one for your personal schedule.  The quicker you sign up the more options you will have.  Thank You, Wade Yeoman