Still seeking summer opportunities? Consider these:
1. Meet Small Firm & Solo attorneys on Tuesday night, March 18th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the LBA (corner of Sixth & Main.) This Spring Semester Potential Employment Gathering will improve on last fall's Meet & Greet. The "revised game plan?" Briefly introduce the practitioners so students know which ones do which kinds of law and what sort of help (summer or full-time associate or ???) they are seeking. Then you all will know who to make a point of speaking to. Suggested: Business attire with resumes in hand. Questions? See 3L Robyn Lurding.
2. Equal Justice Works has both Summer and Post-graduate employment. All involve working at nonprofit legal services organizations and/or promoting other pro bono opportunities: Summer Corps, AmericCorps Legal Fellowships, and Equal Justice Works Fellowships. Go to www.equaljusticeworks.org for complete information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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 email@example.com.