Student News

Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction

To all students,

 

The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association.  This student run organization helps raise and distribute funds for student fellowships or travel stipends for law-related public service work.  

We raise funds each year through the generous donations of faculty, staff, students and the legal community.  Each spring, we host a charity auction which raises money through a silent and live auction for our annual grants.

Over the next few days your class representatives will be passing around donation envelopes for this year's auction on March 6. Any help towards our cause would be most appreciated!  To learn more you can check out our brochures currently located in Emily Zahn's mail file.  Thank you.

Graduation Announcements Reminder

Attention May Graduates: You should have received in your mailbox a note and order form for graduation announcements in your mailbox earlier this week. If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements, please complete the form and submit it with a check payable to UofL (or a Visa or Mastercard). If you submit the form to Rita Seigwald (Room 204) by March 7, you can avoid shipping and handling charges.

In addition, please remember that academic apparel must be ordered online by midnight, March 31, 2008. The complete apparel order form is available at www.louisville.edu/commencment. (A link to the Student Order Information is available on the left navigation bar.)

Order Caps and Gown

All graduation caps and gowns must be purchased by midnight on March 31, 2008. Go to http://www1.herffjones.com/college/graduation/index.cfm. Scroll down to the University of Louisville and then two pages later click the "order the cap and gown" link at the bottom of the screen.  Cost is $39.15.

Public Service Opportunity: Summer 2008 Job Corps

Gain legal experience while making a difference through the 2008 Summer Corps.

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program enages law students around the country who are expanding the delivery of legal services to those who need it most. Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2008 will provide 350 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,000 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization. Summer Corps members provide critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities in the United States on a broad range of issue areas.

Apply online beginning Wednesday, March 19 at noon EST.
Application closes Wednesday, April 2 at 5 p.m. EST.

For more information and to apply, visit www.equaljusticeworks.org.


Immigration Law Moot Court Team Wins Best Brief Award

Congratulations to the Immigration Law Moot Court Team: Claire Parsons and Brent Assef. The team won the Best Brief Award and were Finalists in the competition, after competition rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.The Third Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition took place on February 21-24, 2008. Thirteen teams from around the country were a part of the competition in New York City.

Opportunities in Solo/Small Firms

Still trying to figure out what to do this summer?  Attend this lunch 'n learn on Thursday, March 6, over the noon hour in room #175.  Tim Napier, chair of this LBA section, will talk about the advantages of working in a small firm (or as a solo practitioner after graduation.)  Also, you'll learn all about the upcoming job fair on Tuesday, March 18th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the LBA.  Mark your calendar now for both events!

Mr. Napier and his LBA section will provide the pizza for the Lunch 'n Learn.

Spring 2008 University-wide Career Fair -- All majors welcome, all kinds of employers participating

This Thursday, February 28th, 11:00 - 3:00 pm in the Brown and Williamson Club @ Papa Johns Stadium.

 

Employers representing over 60 companies/organizations are registered to attend the upcoming University-wide Career Fair to recruit current UofL students, 2008 Graduates and alumni for jobs ranging from part-time opportunities to co-op/internship positions and full-time, professional jobs.

 

Juniors, Seniors and graduate students looking for internship, co-op and/or permanent professional opportunities should come dressed to interview with resumes in hand.

 

For more information, please contact the UofL Career Development Center at 502-852-6701.

Student Bar Foundation Meeting

Join us for an important Student Bar Foundation Meeting. We will meet in Room 177 at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 27, 2008.  Please bring your lunch.

We will review grant applications and assign our members work-times for this spring's Charity Auction.  

New members welcome.

Bad Weather: Law School Closed Today, 2/21

Classes are canceled and offices are closed for February 21 beginning at 10 a.m. due to an approaching ice storm. See www.louisville.edu for details.

More Moot Court Success!

Congratulations to Ashley Duncan and Brittany Drucker who received Best Brief for Appellant at the 2008 National Animal Advocacy Competitions, held at Harvard on February 15-17, 2008. Duncan and Drucker's brief made a facial challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and an as-applied challenge, arguing that defendant's actions were protected by the first amendment and not within the scope of the Act.

Professor Jennifer Hall acted as the team's advisor.

For more information about the competition, please visit the National Center for Animal Law's website.

To read the winning brief, please click here.