Student News

Students Offer Services to Community Organizations

As a member of the larger Louisville community, the University of Louisville places a high priority on using its resources to strengthen and transform the local community. Participating in public service projects is common for UofL students, but some students took their involvement a step further this semester by organizing group days and, in some cases, embracing often-overlooked causes.

UofL’s Brandeis School of Law coordinated its first community service day April 5. The idea came about when students voiced interest in a school-wide community service project during the school’s strategic planning process last year.

Read the complete story by Todd Wetzel.

Booksigning with Law School Alumnus

Howard Fineman (class of 1980), Newsweek columnist and MSNBC political analyst will discuss his new book The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Inspire and Define our Country at Carmichael's Bookstore on Thursday, May 15th at 7 PM.

Attention Graduates

Friday, May 9, the law school will host its Senior Honors Program at 5 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom, followed by a graduation reception in the Student Commons from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Please rsvp to Simone Beach sbeach@louisville.edu or 502-852-6366 no later than Monday, May 5.

Congratulations to all of you for making it through the program. We hope to see youat the party.

Public Service Opportunity: Pro Se Divorce Clinic

Legal Aid has scheduled the next Pro Se Divorce Clinic for Friday, May 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Legal Aid Offices.  Two students are needed for this clinic.  If you have taken the divorce clinic training and are available for this clinic, please e-mail Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu

Students will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important Planning for August 2008

Topic: On-Campus Interviewing in Fall semester 2008.

The firms are asking us to start on-campus-interviewing early this coming fall semester.  To be specific, Stites & Harbison is our first OCI and they are coming on Friday, September 5th.  THEREFORE, resumes and other items they request will need to be turned into career services no later than Tuesday, August 19th. 

What does that mean for you? The 19th is only the second day of school; so needless to say, people will have to have updated their resumes while still on summer vacation.

Your Career Services staff are here throughout the summer.  Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 4:30.  We recommend that you call for an appointment because, with such a small staff and vacations and everything, it is unlikely but possible that the office will occasionally be unmanned.

Contact Jerie at 852-6096 or Debra at 852-6368.

Journal of Law and Education extends deadline to April 25

The Journal of Law and Education has extended the deadline for completed application to April 25. Applications for the 2008-2009 Journal of Law and Education are available now in the Student Mailroom. Being a member of the JLE offers an opportunity to become published in a well-known journal. Further, you can expand your network while gaining valuable writing experience, impressive resume credentials, and writing samples for prospective employers.

The JLE operates under the belief that grades are not as important as excellent writing skills, dependability and strong interest, so any student who plans on attending classes through Spring 2009 is encouraged to apply. We are accepting over 30 candidates, so our acceptance rate is very high. Moreover, you can be a member of both journals at Brandeis.

The application packet simply contains a personal information sheet and a small sample case for which you will write an abstract. Applications are due on Friday, April 25. If you have any questions, contact Kevin J. Graves at kjgrav02@louisville.edu. Thank you and good luck.

Kaplan PMBR Courses

Students can continue to sign up for Kaplan PMBR courses.  The rates for May 2008 graduates are $999 Comprehensive, $799 6 Day Foundation, $499 3 Day Final Review.  The sooner you enroll the sooner your bar review materials can be shipped.  The bar review workbooks are used in May, June, and July so don't wait too long to enroll!  Please see your Kaplan PMBR student representatives (Natalie Etienne, Karin Moore Irwin, Maya Warrier, Will Corrigan, and Kathleen Johnson) for additional information and assistance in enrolling.

Grads: Check and Double-check

1.  By the end of the week, we will put all the unclaimed wallet-sized photos in your mailboxes. 

2.  The draft composite is now back at the printers.  Watch the door of office #182 for the hanging of the final draft -- to  make sure the changes were properly made.  (We may have it as early as this weekend, but no promises.)

3.  Be sure to get your ERSS (those employment yellow sheets) into Career Services.  AND, if you have information to add to your sheet, please come by and update us.

Class of 2008 Graduation Party

The SBA Class of 2008 Graduation Party will be held at O'Shea's on Baxter Avenue on Wednesday, May 7 from 7-10 p.m.  There will be a limited supply of free refreshments and food so come early!

Professor Jones' Torts II Exam

For those taking Professor Jones' Tort II exam at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23: The exam will be held in room 075. Room 080 has been reserved as a secondary room for taking the exam.