Student News

SBF accepting applications for the Exec Board

All members are encouraged to apply to the Executive Board of the Student Bar Foundation.  Thanks to those of you who made it to our meeting today. 

Andrea Vetter will succeed to the Chair position next year.  The positions that are open for next year are as follows:

1) Vice Chair- must be a second year next fall- the position will succeed to Chair in your third year. 

2) Auction/Fundraising Chair

3) Publicity Chair

4) Secretary

To apply, please submit a resume and short statement of your interest in SBF and why you would be a great officer.  Statements should be no more than one page.

Applications are due April 15th.  Please submit your resume and statement of interest to Emily Zahn by email at ewzahn01@louisville.edu.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the same email address or contact any of the officers to discuss their current positions.  Thanks!

Judicial Clerkships Information Session Reminder

In the Cox Lounge on Thursday, April 3rd at 3:45 p.m.  See you there and bring your questions!

Student Registration

All materials needed for summer and fall 2008 registration are now available on the table outside the Registrar's office, room 206. You should obtain all necessary signatures and turn all forms in by Monday, April 7. See Dean Sealing if you have any questions.

Full instructions are available for download below.

Judicial Clerkships--Information Session This Week

This Thursday, April 3rd beginning at 3:45 in the Cox Lounge, meet with Justice Martin Johnstone and Dean Jim Chen to discuss everything you want to know about clerking at all the various levels of the federal and state courts. You've got questions; we've got answers.  Join us!

SBF Meeting

Join us for a Student Bar Foundation meeting. We will meet in Room 177 at 12 noon on April 2, 2008. We will discuss our officer election process and devise a plan for participating in the Law School’s Community Service Day. Pizza will be provided.

To any members who helped solicit for this year's Charity Auction, if you have any notes or information that would help us with next year, please bring that to the meeting. Thanks.

University of Louisville Law Review Publication Decisions for 2008-09

The Law Review editorial body has reviewed a host of submissions for its upcoming edition. The final decisions have been made. Congratulations to the following people for being selected for publication in the Vol. 47 of the University of Louisville Law Review.

  • Julia Riehm McGuffey,  Best Note
  • A. Nicholas Nasier,  Honorable Mention
  • Megan K. Reese,  Honorable Mention
  • Matt Lynch
  • Christopher Thomas McDavid
  • Stephen J. Mattingly
  • Matthew Piekarski
  • Caroline Lynch Pieroni
  • Megan D. Randolph
  • Megan L. Renwick
  • Dustin Thacker
  • Maya R. Warrier
  • Jennifer Kristen Weinhold
  • Andrew Young

National Association of Women Lawyers Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers is sponsoring a writing competition. The winner will receive $500 and be printed in the Women Lawyers Journal.  The essay may not exceed 15 pages and must be on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. 

The deadline is April 30. Contact Dean Sealing for additional information.

Washington DC EEOC Summer Opportunity

March 30th Application Deadline!

Commissioner Stuart Ishimaru has two unpaid law clerk positions available in Washington, D.C. He is one of five Commissioners who lead the agency by establishing policy and regulations, approving litigation in a variety of areas, and establishing and overseeing various programs and initiatives.

Law clerk assignments may include reviewing litigation recommendations and federal employment discrimination determinations, performing legal research and writing research memoranda on employment discrimination and administrative law issues, attending meetings with the Commissioner and his staff attorneys, assisting in preparing for public EEOC meetings, and drafting speeches.

A background in employment discrimination and/or civil rights law is preferred. Strong writing skills are required. Law clerks must be available for a minimum of eight weeks. Must be a current student Interested students should submit a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and short writing sample by March 30, 2008 to jacinta.ma@eeoc.gov.

2008 Louisville Law Community Service Day

On April 5, 2008, the law school community will embark upon its first annual day of collective public service. The initiative arose from student input into the university’s strategic planning process. The purpose of this event is to highlight the law school's commitment to community service, provide significant services, have fun, and make new acquaintances in our law school community.

Participants in the planning process identified three focus areas:

Animal Rights & Animal Issues

Women, Children, Homeless, & the Underserved

Environmental Issues

All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate by contributing donated items to one of the organizations listed below or to volunteer their time to one of the designated projects.

Celebrate

To kick off the event, we’ll be hosting a complimentary continental style breakfast in the Mosaic Lobby at 10 AM on Saturday, April 5. Coffee, juice, and pastries will be provided. Those present will be eligible to win one of the many door prizes!

Lend A Helping Hand

Volunteers may choose from a variety of projects. Sign up sheets will be available in each mail room and the Mosaic Lobby during the week preceding April 5th, or you may sign up online. You’re also welcome to show up that day without a reservation. Volunteers are encouraged to show their team spirit by wearing a piece of University of Louisville or Brandeis School of Law apparel.

Metro Animal Services

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund has arranged for a variety of activities including dock cleaning, rewiring kennel doors, and painting the new “get acquainted” space. This project will take place at a shelter near campus beginning at 11 AM. Volunteers will also receive a tour of the shelter and an opportunity to walk some of the dogs. Contact Megan Renwick for details.

Departure time: 10:45 AM; carpooling available. You may be painting, so dress appropriately.

Wayside Christian Mission

The Student Bar Association is making arrangements to assist at Wayside Christian Mission. Projects may include serving lunch and providing general cleaning services. Contact Kelly Oates for details.

Departure time: 10:45 AM or meet the group at 11 AM @ 822 East Market. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

 

Brightside Inc.

The Environmental Law & Land Use Society has arranged for a clean-up project at Central Park. Volunteers will walk from campus to Central Park along Third Street and back along Fourth Street, cleaning up as they go. Contact Brian Pollock for details.

Departure time: 10:30 AM. It may rain, so dress appropriately. Garbage bags will be provided, but you might want to bring some gloves.

Make a Donation

During the week of March 31 – April 5, collection bins will be placed in the Mosaic Lobby of the Law School in Wyatt Hall. Following, is a list of items requested by each organization.

Metro Animal Services

Metro Animal Services seeks donations of pet supplies, medical supplies, and household items.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Center for Women & Families

During the months of March and April, the Center is collecting towels, washcloths, diapers, underwear, socks and bras. We’re also collecting cell phones & cell phone chargers. Additionally, you can help by donating goods that meet their immediate needs: cribs and mattresses, crib sheets, pacifiers and bottles, & infant toys.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Project Women

As part of their annual community service project, the Women’s Law Caucus is gathering items for the Project Women Hygiene Drive.

Items include: toilet paper, conditioner, face wash, deodorant, dental floss, tooth brushes, pull-ups, Kleenex tissues, paper towels, sponges, soap, face wash, lotion, shampoo, household cleaners, napkins, tampons, maxi pads, light bulbs, lamps, children's coloring/activity books, computer printer paper, batteries for Leap Pad learning system, etc.

Click here for a complete wish list.

Metro Recycling

We’re collecting aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspapers, and cardboard.

Questions?

Contact Virginia Smith or Jina Scinta if you'd like to get involved or to request more information.

WLC Officers 2008-2009

Congratualations to the new WLC 2008-2009 Officers:

 

Alicia Paez: Treasurer
Holly Booksh: Secretary, website
Trista Corbin Moss: Vice-President
Jenna Glasscock: President