Student News

American Planning Association, Planning and Law Divisions Fellowships

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The purpose of the PLD Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels.

The Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, first and second year master's degree students and first and second year law students. Two fellowships with a stipend of $4,000.00 each are awarded per academic year.

To learn more about the program, click here.

To apply for the fellowship, click here.

KUDOS: Jim Jones

On July 17, Professor Jim Jones spoke to the clinical staff of Wellspring on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.”

KUDOS: Karen Jordan

Karen Jordan was a participant in the AALS Conference on Evidence, June 3-6 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Federal Income Tax Externship -- It's Not Too Late to Register for Fall 08

Need two credit hours? Interested in tax law? Register for the Federal Income Tax Externship.

This is an excellent opportunity to work under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and earn two credit hours.  You will deal with a variety of current tax issues including issues in cases docketed for trial in U.S. Tax Court and with issues that arise as Revenue Agents conduct field audits.  

To register, you must have completed at least 60 credit hours, including Basic Federal Income Tax.  

For more information contact Professor Blackburn (tblackburn@louisville.edu or 502-852-6384) or go directly to the TWEN site
for this externship to read the syllabus and application form.

KUDOS

On July 2, Professor Jim Jones spoke to the Governor's Scholar Program students on “Severe Mental Illness, Stigma, and the Value of Treatment.” 

KUDOS

Robyn Lurding's paper, "The Dormant Copyright Clause," won first place in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Compeition sponsored by ASCAP.  Julia Riehm McGuffey's paper, "The Mechanical Meltdown: Why U.S. Songwriters are Strugglilng for Just a Few More Pennies," received second honors.  Congratulations to both!

Student Records Schedule, June 27 - July 8

Barbara Thompson will be out of the office from Friday, June 27 until Tuesday, July 8.  Students who need assistance should contact Assistant Dean Keith Sealing at (502) 852-5603 or keith.sealing@louisville.edu.

Students requesting their class rank, should e-mail Assistant Dean Sealing with their louisville.edu address requesting class rank.

Touch-tone registration to be phased out June 30

As of June 30, UofL no longer will offer touch-tone registration. Student registrations and drop/adds can be processed via the Web at http://www.ulink.louisville.edu. If any student has problems with registration, please contact Barbara Thompson, 502-852-6367, or Dean Sealing, 502-852-5603. You may also contact the Office of the Registrar at 852-6522 or to come to room 31, Houchens Building.

New Student Mentoring Program

Rising 2 and 3Ls,

For the 2008-2009 school year, the SBA is starting a student mentoring program for incoming 1Ls. If you would like to get to know members of the incoming class and give them personalized advice on how to approach and navigate through the first year of law school, please consider becoming a student mentor. Responsibilities may include participation at orientation related events, as well as being available throughout the school year, especially during the beginning of fall semester. We need all the help we can get, so, if you are at all interested, contact Will Corrigan (wmcorr01@louisville.edu) before July 4. Thanks!

Save the Date: Lawlapalooza 2008

Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, will be held Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This fun-filled evening of music benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which provides summer fellowships for University of Louisville law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

General admission tickets go on sale August 1 for $20 ($25 at the door) and may be purchased online at www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza. Every purchase isn't just a ticket to a great time. It's a tax-deductible donation to the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation!

To compete, each band must have at least one member who is an attorney or law student. In previous years, bands have run the gamut of musical styles: from Irish folk, to rock and roll, to Klezmer. All interested, or even curious, bands and musicians should check out this page for detailed information and exciting new features.

For more information about Lawlapalooza Tour 2008:

Beth Haendiges
Communications Director
University of Louisville School of Law
Tel: 502-852-5817
E-mail: lawlapalooza@louisville.edu
Web: www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza