Student News

Symposium a Success

The University of Louisville Law Review's first symposium was held on Friday, January 18, 2008. The symposium inlcuded speakers from around the country, including Reginald C. Oh, professor of law at Texas Wesleyan University; Gary Orfield, co-founder and director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA; Girardeau A. Spann, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; and john a. powell, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.

Coverage of the Symposium by The Courier-Journal is available at the following site: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008801190426.

Does Your Student Organization Need Food, Speaker, or Travel Money?

What's in it for law school organizations? If you become a UL RSO, you may be eligible to receive money for travel, speakers, and/or "special projects." The total amount is approximately $1500 (about $700 for travel -- $125/person max, $500 for speakers, and $500 for special projects). Funds are only available for RSOs.

 

How do I get money?

Information about RSO's can be found at: http://louisville.edu/sga/rso-central (particularly "How to Create a New RSO" and downloading an RSO application). After becoming an RSO, contact Law School Student Government Association Senator/Appropriations Committee Member Rebecca Ellingsworth at raelli04@louisville.edu for more information on how to obtain funds. Check with your student organization leader to find out if your organization is a RSO today!

Budget Cuts Hurting Your Organization?

If your student organization is producing an activity and you need funding, the ABA Law Student Division may be able to help.


The Division’s Grant Program supports new programs and projects of student organizations at ABA-approved law schools that provide professionalism and ethics training, promote diversity in the legal profession, and advance public interest and public service efforts in local communities.

Grant applications are reviewed on an individual basis throughout the year, and funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis only. Approved applications may receive $500 or less, depending on the nature of the project and the availability of funding. Applications must be received via e-mail by the Division’s Chicago office at least four weeks before the date of the project, which must be completed by May 1.

For detailed guidelines and to download an application, visit www.abanet.org/lsd/grant.

Student Bar Foundation Meeting

Join us for an important Student Bar Foundation Meeting. We will meet in Room 177 at 12 noon on January 23, 2008.  Please bring your lunch, desserts will be provided.

We will discuss the grant application process and devise a solicitation plan for this spring's Charity Auction.  

New members welcome.

SIGN-UP NOW: 3L/4L Composite & Faculty Pictures (1/22-1/24)

WHERE: Brandeis Room. You MUST pay $30 (students) the day your picture is taken.

Graduating Students: Composite pictures will be taken Tuesday (1/22 -- 11AM to 7PM), Wednesday (1/23 -- 9 AM to 3 PM), and Thursday (1/24 -- 11 AM to 5 PM). The cost is $30 to be paid in CASH or by CHECK at the time your photo is taken. This gets you in the large school composite picture, 1-11x14 class composite, and 2-passport sized photos.

FACULTY: Professors may also have their picture updated free of charge.

Please sign up outside Dean Torbeck's office all week. If you are unable to make one of these times please email a headshot to starlightphoto@bellsouth.net indicating that you are from the UofL School of Law.

Thanks, SBA

SIGN-UP NOW: 3L/4L Composite & Faculty Pictures (1/22-1/24)

WHERE: Brandeis Room. You MUST pay $30 (students) the day your picture is taken.

Graduating Students: Composite pictures will be taken Tuesday (1/22 -- 11AM to 7PM), Wednesday (1/23 -- 9 AM to 3 PM), and Thursday (1/24 -- 11 AM to 5 PM). The cost is $30 to be paid in CASH or by CHECK at the time your photo is taken. This gets you in the large school composite picture, 1-11x14 class composite, and 2-passport sized photos.

FACULTY: Professors may also have their picture updated free of charge.

Please sign up outside Dean Torbeck's office all week and during senior day on Tuesday. If you are unable to make one of these times please email a headshot to starlightphoto@bellsouth.net indicating that you are from the UofL School of Law.

Thanks, SBA

2Ls, 3Ls & 4Ls: CAREER DAY INVITATION

February 2nd -- Saturday morning from 9:00 to 1:00 -- will be Career Day 2008!  Session Selection/Registration forms are available in the student mailroom and in the Career Services offices.  As you know, all first-years are required to attend this event, but remember that upper division students are also most welcome to attend again.

 

When you look at the form, you will notice that there are some new specialty areas including Entertainment and JAG.  And of course, some of the presenters are new this year so you can benefit from additional information AND enhanced networking.

 

Questions? Jerie Torbeck in office #182 (852-6096) or Debra Reh in office #184 (852-6368) 

 

2008 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The Warren E. Burger Prize is awarded to encourage thoughtful practical scholarship in the areas of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The American Inns of Court invites professors, students, judges, and other authors to participate in the writing competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The submission deadline is June 15, 2008.

The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger Prize will be presented to the author at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence in Washington, DC on October 11, 2008.

For more information or questions about the competition, please contact Cindy Dennis, cdennis@innsofcourt.org

To learn more about the American Inns of Court, go to its website: http://www.innsofcourt.org/ 

 For more information about the Warren E. Burger Prize and a list of past recipients, click here.

Interested in Moot Court?

The National Moot Court Team is currently offering the opportunity to participate as a witness. This opportunity is open to all students, including 1Ls. Practices will be from 6-9 on Wednesdays and 1-5 on Sundays. Practices will last for the next three weeks or so.

Students wishing to participate will gain valuable experience for trying out for other moot court teams, a bullet on their resume, and a greater chance at being selected for the 2008-2009 Moot Court Board.

Students wishing to apply for the position should contact Justin Fowles at jsfowl03@louisville.edu.  You can also sign up for the position on the Moot Court Board door (located across from Washer Lounge).  Those who apply early will have an advantage, so apply today!

Summer Law Institute & Internship in Seoul

Fordham University School of Law and Sungkyunkwan University College of Law are pleased to co-sponsor the third annual Summer Law Institute, a three week academic program in international and comparative law in Seoul, Korea from June 10-27, 2008. The 2007 Summer Institute was attended by 97 law students and practitioners, with students coming from 35 U.S. and Canadian law schools including Boston College, Cornell, Fordham, Hastings, USC, University of Texas, and Villanova. Five countries were represented in the student body, including two students from Beijing University in China.

Students may enroll in three credit hours by taking one of the following courses: International Human Rights Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Business Transactions. These courses will be taught in English by distinguished tenured or tenure-track faculty from Fordham and the University of Washington Law Schools. The program will also offer optional Korean language lessons for those students interested in learning some basic Korean. Students will be able to enroll in three credit hours during the program, and the courses are approved by the ABA for credit toward the J.D. degree.

Following the program, students who would like to stay on for internships at Korea's largest multi-national companies, the Korean supreme and constitutional courts, human rights organizations, as well as some summer associate positions at leading Korean law firms, will have the opportunity to do so under the auspices of the Institute's non-credit internship program.

Program students will also tour the Korean National Court, the Supreme Court, the National Prosecutor's Office and the Foreign Ministry, and attend an extensive selection of extra-curricular tours and social events that enable students to experience Korean cultural life.

To find out more about this extraordinary program, please visit our website at: http://law.fordham.edu/korea/ or contact the Program Coordinator, Leighanne Yuh, at lyuh@law.fordham.edu, 212-636-7571.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!! We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.