Student News

Scheduling Forum

All students who are interested in providing input into the 2008-2009 schedule may meet with Dean Hall on Friday, March 21 from 12:15-1:15 in Room 060 or Monday, March 24 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Room 175.  Bring a sack lunch/dinner and your concerns!  If you are unable to make either of these meetings, please feel free to e-mail your SBA Representative with your concerns and have them pass them along as soon as possible.

UCC Law Bloggers Credit Dean Chen with Getting Them Started

A Business Associations Blog blog post notes that UCC Law bloggers Jennifer Martin, Kristen David Adams, Robyn Meadows, Marie Reilly, and Keith Rowley credit University of Louisville Dean Jim Chen with getting them started.

Chen's use of blogs as a means of promoting UofL's Brandeis School of Law are praised in the piece:

Job Opportunity with HUD

There is an opportunity for current first- and second-year students to work in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development office in Louisville. This is a paid position, and the deadline is NOON - Friday, March 21.

For more information, please download the complete job description.

1L Advising Sessions With Dean Sealing

Q: What’s more important than filling out your NCAA bracket correctly?

A: Filling out your fall 2008 class schedule correctly!

Dean Sealing will hold not one, not two, but three sessions with all the important information you need to know to register for fall 2008 classes, including: vital pre-registration paperwork; how to meet graduation requirements; classes outside the law school; avoiding wait-list pitfalls and much more. There will also be time for Q&A. While not mandatory, attendance at one of these sessions is highly recommended. Please note: due to a variety of conflicting events, one day and two evening sessions have been scheduled. The content will be identical, so par-time and full-time students can attend either session. Feel free to brown-bag it.

  • Tuesday, March 18: noon in room 080
  • Tuesday, March 18: 5:00 p.m. in room 075
  • Wednesday, March 19: 5:00 p.m. in room 175

Law School's Diversity Programs Recognized at 2008 President's Diversity Vision Award

The Law School has been named the first runner-up in a campus-wide competition for the 2008 President's Diversity Vision Award. Visit the Cardinal Lawyer for more information.

Fall 2008 Course Schedule

Copies of the Fall 2008 course schedule are available for download from this page in PDF format. Please report any errors or other issues to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Due to University rules governing registration times, we anticipate that pre-registration for Summer and Fall 2008 courses will begin on or about April 10. More detailed registration information will be forthcoming soon. A draft Spring 2009 course schedule will be made available to students in advance of registration for Fall courses for planning purposes.



Summer Planning Suggestions

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 for complete information. 

Equal Justice Works -- Summer Opportunities

Go to to learn a lot more about possible summer employment. 

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.