Student News

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. Attached, you will find a flyer, application form, and list of eligibility requirements. Please note that the deadline of October 17 for 2Ls is fast approaching. The deadline for 1Ls is January 16, 2015. More information can be found on Symplicity.

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

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

Law Library to close at 4pm on Friday, October 17

The University of Louisville has scheduled a Homecoming Parade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 17.  The route will be from Cardinal Town to the Speed School parking lot, meaning that 3rd Street and Eastern Parkway will be closed at some time before the parade and that some parking lots will have to be evacuated. In order to allow our patrons time to clear the area, the Law Library will close at 4:00 p.m.

Hobby Lobby Debate & Free Fazolis!

Come join the Federalist Society for a discussion regarding the Supreme Courts Landmark decision in Hobby Lobby in 2013.  The event will be October 22nd (Wednesday) at 4:15 in 275.  Professor Marcosson will be sitting in to discuss his views on the case which he has previously debated on KET.  To check it out go to this link:  In addition, we have an excellent speaker flying in from Washington D.C. Timothy P. Carney who is the Senior Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of "The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money" (Wiley, 2006) and "Obamanomics" (Regnery, 2009).  To top it all off we'll feed you Fazoli's.  Try and RSVP to so that I can insure we have plenty of food to feast on.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015


•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of General Counsel 2015 Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/14)
•Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/17/14)
•Transportation Security Administration – Office of Chief Counsel Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/17/14)
•Securities and Exchange Commission - Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/20/14)
•Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 10/20/14)

State & Local Government

•Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/14)

3Ls – Post Graduation


•Army Corps of Engineers – Chief Counsel’s Civilian Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/14)
•Copyright Office – Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/14)
•National Labor Relations Board – Board, General Counsel HQ & Regional Offices Honors Attorney Programs (Paid, Deadline 10/15/14)
•Office of Personnel Management – Presidential Management Fellows Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/14)

State & Local Government

•California Department of Justice – 2016-18 California Attorney General’s Honors Program & 2015-16 Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/22/14)

Exam4 for Fall 2014 Final Exams Available Monday, Oct. 13

Exam4 for all remaining exams this semester will be available for download, installation and testing beginning Monday, October 13, 2014.  All previous versions have expired and will no longer run.  One important change for Mac users: 32-bit versions of OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) are no longer supported; 64-bit versions are supported.

Check the Daily Docket beginning Monday for complete details.

2015 Legal Summer Intern - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking a 2015 Legal Summer Intern.  Whitney Railey, a third-year student, worked there over the summer and highly recommends the opportunity to gain legal experience with a government agency.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 15th.  The position is posted on the Symplicity job database. 

Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Team Tryouts!


Tryouts for this year’s Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Team will be held October 14-16 beginning at 6 pm in the Allen Courtroom (Tuesday and Wednesday) or room LL60 (Thursday).  To tryout, you must place your name on the sign-up sheet located on the Moot Court Board Office door and submit an application.  Tryouts will consist of 10 minute abbreviated oral arguments related to the issues raised in Sweeney v. Pence, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 16896 (7th Cir. Sept. 2, 2014).  Advocates can choose which side to argue, with appellants arguing the dissenting opinion and appellees arguing the majority opinion.  


Some of the benefits of being on this team include:

  • Learning the intricacies of a fun and fascinating are of law;
  • Finishing your commitment to the team in late March allowing ample time to devote to other classes and finals; and 
  • Networking with Louisville’s top-notch labor and employment attorneys.  
Carolyn Purcell, the facilitator for this team, can provide more information-including a handy instruction sheet to help you efficiently prepare for tryouts (we know you have a lot going on).  Her email is