Student News

Immigration Moot Court Team Participant's Sought!

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s! The deadline to apply for the Immigration Law Moot Court Competition is October 17th at 5:00pm.  The Immigration Law Competition takes place in New York City from February 20th-22nd.  The problem is distributed on December 30th and the briefs are due on January 29th.  

To apply, please place your name on the signup sheet posted on the Moot Court Board office door (located across from the Washer Lounge).  Additionally, please place your resume, a writing sample, and a one-page statement of interest regarding Immigration Law in the envelope attached to the signup sheet.

The tryout process will consist of an interview with Professor Trucios-Haynes, the coach, during the week of October 27th.  

If you have any question, comments, or concerns, please contact Carol Allen (

2015 AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer

The AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering Law Student Union Summer, an exciting program for law students that combines traditional legal research and analysis with front line activism. Please note that the deadline to apply is TOMORROW October 17 for 2Ls. The deadline for 1Ls is January 16, 2015. More information can be found on Symplicity.

TODAY!! Section 1 Mandatory Meetings with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students in Section 1 TODAY from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

Meetings with Section 2 will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at

Hobby Lobby & Free Fazolis!

Come join the Federalist Society for a discussion regarding the Supreme Court’s Landmark decision in Hobby Lobby in 2013.  The event will be next Wednesday the 22nd at 4:15pm in 275.  You don’t have to be a member of the Federalist Society to participate.  Just bring your ideas and opinions and listen to two very smart people review some of the aspects of that case.  Why do you care about Hobby Lobby?  Why do you want to spend your Wednesday afternoon with us?  Because this case held that closely held for profit companies did not have to provide coverage for contraception to their female employees based on their religious belief that life begins at conception.  No matter which side of this issue you are on, we invite and encourage you to come to the discussion.  Professor Marcosson will be providing a counterpoint to Timothy Carney the Washington based political columnist and author.  To top it all off we'll feed you Fazoli's.  Try to RSVP to by next Tuesday the 21st so that I can insure we have plenty of food to feast on.

Litigation and Transactional Skills Certificate Program

Current 2L and 3L students may apply for acceptance into the Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or the Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills Programs. These programs allow students priority registration in designated litigation or transactional skills courses. Currently there are six placements available in the programs. Students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation or Transactional Skills upon graduation if they satisfy the certificate requirements regardless whether they enroll in the certificate program. Contact Dean Nowka, room 213, for additional information or to apply. Application deadline is October 29, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Environmental Moot Court Team Participants Sought

The Environmental Law Moot Court team is seeking applicants who would like to compete on this year’s team.  The competition requires that team members submit a brief that is due in early December and participate in oral arguments in White Plains, NY in mid-February.  We will be sending one team consisting of two or three students.

Any interested candidate needs to submit a letter of interest (1 page max), a resume, and a legal wiring sample to Kathryn Cross at on or before Monday, October 20, 2014.

Professional Responsibility Exam Time Option

All students taking the Professional Responsibility course exam on Friday, October 31, have the option to take the exam from 2:30 - 5:30 or from 3:00 - 6:00. The length of the exam, three hours, will not change. You must make this election on or before October 21, 2014, 5:00 p.m. by notifying Dean Nowka, room 213, in writing of your choice. If you do not submit your choice to Dean Nowka by the designated time you will be deemed to elect the 3:00 - 6:00 time for the exam. Contact Dean Nowka if you have any questions.

Lawlapalooza Student Band of the Day: The Grateful Decedents

The Grateful Decedents, playing rock, reggae rock, blues rock, funk rock, classic rock, and ragnarok, feature 3Ls Greg Daly on vocals and Mina Khalil on electric guitar and vocals. The five musicians from the Louisville area started a band just to play Lawlapalooza this year.

Once onstage, the virtuosity of each member – the vocal prowess of Greg Daly, the face-melting techniques of guitarists Mina Khalil and Carl Koontz, the hard-hitting basslines of Darren Beckham, and the earthquaking kicks 'n snares courtesy of Jordan Daly – will fuse into a single entity and fill your ears with the truth. You will surely doubt whether you have ever truly used your ears before that moment.

And then, once their set is over, each member will slowly fade into transparency like Marty McFly and disappear into the ether forever, never to be seen again.

Come out to Lawlapalooza 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, and support your fellow students ‒ and help them carry away the cherished Lawlapalooza Cowbell Trophy. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and The Grateful Decedents perform at 9:30. Tickets are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272, $10 advance and day of show.

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

The ABA Business Law Section sponsors a Diversity Clerkship Program. This summer program provides business law clerkship placements for nine qualified diverse first or second year law students.

Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices that many of them lack. Participants in the Diversity Clerkship will receive a $6,000 stipend to cover living expenses upon the start of their Clerkship. The deadline for applying is December 26, 2014.

For more information, review the attached information sheet or go to

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 3rd for second-year law students.
Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st,
in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 9, 2015.

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to