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Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships:


(1)An informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, November 6th at
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. in Room 071.

(2)The application for certification as a student representative by the Supreme Court of
Kentucky must be submitted to Rita Siegwald on or before November 19,
2007.

(3)The Domestic Violence Externship will not be offered.

 

(4) The Legal Aid externship has been added to the latest version of the Spring 2008 schedule.

U.S. E.P.A. Conference on Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio Valley

On October 3rd, I attended the U.S. E.P.A. Conference on Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio Valley.  The conference was held at the Brown Hotel from October 1-3 and featured various speakers, many from Louisville, who discussed the benefits and challenges of using sustainable redevelopment to promote public health, environmental protection, and successful communities. 

The part of the conference I attended addressed the barriers to promoting sustainable development in communities.  Professor Tony Arnold identified several barriers to sustainable redevelopment in his presentation, including politics, psychology, and injustice, and addressed strategies to overcome these.  Additionally, Professor Peter Meyer of the University of Louisville discussed economic barriers to implementing sustainable development practices.  He noted several indirect economic benefits of sustainable development practices such as better public health from an improvement in air quality and decreased energy costs associated with energy efficiency.  He also noted that governments spend money on infrastructure to build sprawling communities, while this expense is not necessary when redeveloping areas that already contain infrastructure.  Overall, the conference provided knowledge and tools that people and communities can employ to encourage sustainable development and protect the environment and the health of communities.

Spring 2008 Registration Deadlines

The Spring 2008 registration packets will be available from the Student Records office on Wednesday, October 31. Please read them carefully for information about registering for your Spring 2008 courses. Failure to follow the instructions may result in delays in your registration and loss of priority registration. In particular, please be aware of the following dates:

Wednesday, November 7: Employment certification and any applicable Pre-registration forms are due to the Student Records office

Thursday, November 8: Priority registration for full-time 3L students and all part-time students.

Friday, November 9: Priority registration for full-time 2L students.

Monday, November 12: Registration for 1L students

November 13-18: University registration system is closed.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Researching Issues of Labor and Employment

The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment invites application for its 2008-09 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  Designed to support a new generation of young scholars (defined as those who received their JD or PhD between 1-1-04 and 6-30-08) to pursue research on labor and employment in an interdisciplinary setting. 

 

Application deadline is January 11, 2008.  More information and the application forms are available at www.irle.ucla.edu.  Two people will be selected.

 

The annual stipend is $52,000 + $3000 for research expenses.  Other expectations: teaching a one-quarter undergraduate course plus participating in the IRLE colloquia and other public programs during the  fellowship year.

KUDOS

Professor Jim Jones been elected to the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Kentucky (Mental Health America of Kentucky).

Try Louisville Law's Cool, New Google Gadgets

Do you have your own iGoogle home page? Why not add a nifty new Louisville Law Google Gadget? Our Google Gadgets come in two flavors:

  • The University of Louisville School of Law Gadget, with tabs for latest, alumni, student, faculty, staff, and library news; and
  • The Cardinal Lawyer Gadget, featuring content from Dean Jim Chen's personal blog about all things Louisville Law.

What is iGoogle, you ask? iGoogle is a customizable home page that includes the capability to add web feeds and Google Gadgets and also features visual themes and an unlimited number of tabs. Google Gadgets are Web objects you can use to populate your iGoogle home page. Common Google Gadgets include news, weather, sports, calendars, to-do lists, etc.

Download a Louisville Law Google Gadget now, and get Googling.

2008 American College of Legal Medicine Writing Competitions

The American College of Legal Medicine is sponsoring two legal medicine writing competitions open to law students. The deadline for submission to all competitions is January 15, 2008.

1. The Letourneau Award ‑ for law students

2. The Hoffman Bioethics Award ‑for students currently enrolled in
an accredited law, medical, podiatric, nursing, dental, health science
or health care administration program in the United States or Canada

Complete competition details are available on the ACLM website at
http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/default.aspx

Applications Being Accepted for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment invites applications for its 2008-09 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The IRLE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to support a new generation of scholars engaged in research on issues of labor and employment. The program offers a unique opportunity for young scholars - both J.D. and Ph.D. recipients - to pursue research on labor and employment in an interdisciplinary setting. We will select two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year.

IRLE Postdoctoral Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis and awarded an annual stipend of $52,000 (plus benefits) together with $3,000 for research expenses. Fellows will be expected to teach a one-quarter undergraduate course while in residence and to participate in IRLE colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year.

Applicants must have earned a J.D. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited university between January 1, 2004 and June 30, 2008 to be considered for the 2008-09 fellowship year. Applications must be received by January 11, 2008. The final selection will be announced in April 2008.

For further information and application forms, visit http://www.irle.ucla.edu/.

Career Services resume request, writing competitions & job fair

Several items deserve your consideration:

1. Full-time Associate position for Dec 2007 or May 2008 graduates. McMurry & Livingston, a Paducah law firm, has requested that we collect application material from interested soon-to-be graduates. Give us your resume, a copy of your law school transcript & a writing sample by the deadline of Friday, November 16th. Indicate your intention to apply by signing the sheet in the Career Services library. To learn about this firm, go to their website: <www.lawyersforyourlife.com.>

2. Two writing competitions:

A. Global Warming. How Litigation Can Make a Difference. $5000+ prize. "Intent-to-enter" deadline: January 31, 2008. See the poster in the Career Services library for more information or go to <www.publicjustice.net>

B. The Genocide Convention at Sixty. $1500+ prize. Submission deadline: January 20, 2008. Run by Chapman University School of Law students. See the poster in the Career Services library for more information.

3. Fall 2007 University-wide Career Fair. Tuesday, October 30th from 11:00 to 3:00 in the SAC Multi-purpose room. More info? See the poster in the bulletin board next to #182's door.

4. Teach for America. TFA is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach in urban and rural public schools for two years. Info session at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1st in the SAC W303A. Free food.

 

Plans for First Annual Louisville Law Community Service Project

Last year, during the strategic planning process, it was proposed that the law school have a community service project for everyone - the entire law school community. To that end, you are now invited to a planning meeting to help determine the who, what, where, when, how, & why of the first annual faculty, staff, and student Louisville Law community service project. We would like everyone with ideas, enthusiasm, and desire to attend one of the two meetings to organize the event.

The meetings will be facilitated by Mary Jo Gleason and Virginia Smith. If you have questions before the meetings, please speak with them. The meetings are scheduled for October 30, in Room 171, at 12:10 and 5:30 p.m. (You only need to attend one meeting - we wanted to offer times that would work for almost all our constituents.)