Student News

Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program - Deadline Fri., Feb. 13

Since 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each summer the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.

The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project. Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks during the summer. The student's proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.

The deadline for the 2015 Summer Fellowship is Friday, February 13th.

Log on to Symplicity for more details.

 

Property Careers Panel – Tues., February 17 – 4:15-5:45 -- Room 275

What is it like to practice property law? What are some of the areas in which property law is practiced? What courses should students take to be prepared for these areas?

This session introduces law students to some of the particularly interesting areas in which property law is applied and provides information about courses to take and offerings available in 2015-2016. Perspectives from three notable property experts will give insight and guidance about what it is like to practice in certain areas and how to best position oneself for practice in this area. Bios of the panelists are attached.

Panelists will include:

Prof. Tony Arnold - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Fred Joseph - Stites & Harbison, Of Counsel
Stephen Tullis Porter - Attorney at Law, Steve Porter Realtors

First-year students are required to attend, but this is open to all students.

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Professional Development 

 

MentorJet RSVP Deadline EXTENDED!

WLC has several open spots left for students to participate in the MentorJet program TONIGHT (Thursday) at 5:30 in the Cox Lounge. Fazoli's and homemade desserts will be provided. 

This is a spectacular event where students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with fifteen local attorneys and judges. No matter what year you are, you do not want to miss this networking event! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Megan McDonald (megan.mcdonald@louisville.edu). Dressing business casual is suggested. 

 

See you there!  

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session

If you are interested in a career with the U.S. Air Force JAG, please attend the general information session at Noon in the Brandeis Room (112) and meet with Lt. Col. Polly Sandness.

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Wednesday, February 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, February 27.

Students interested in attending the training on February 25 and/or going on the jail visit on February 27, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, February 16. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you will be attending just the training or both the training and jail visit. Also, let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available.

A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

MentorJet Program, Hosted by the Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development

Attention all students!

The Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development will be hosting the MentorJet Program THIS THURSDAY, February 12, in the Cox Lounge from 5:30-7:30. Dinner will be provided.

This is a spectacular event where students will have the opportunity to meet fifteen local judges and attorneys.

The format of the evening is set up similar to speed dating, where students will move from table to table to chat with judges such as Judge Clayton, Judge Delahanty, Judge Brown, Judge Chauvin, Judge Dee McDonald, Judge Tom McDonald, and attorneys such as Laura Landenwich, Wil Nefzger, Karen Faulkner, and several more. This is a great way to network within the Louisville community, so don't miss out!

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Megan McDonald (megan.mcdonald@louisville.edu) by Wednesday, February 11, at 8 pm. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program - Deadline Fri., Feb. 13

Since 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each summer the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.

The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project. Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks during the summer. The student's proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.

The deadline for the 2015 Summer Fellowship is Friday, February 13th.

Log on to Symplicity for more details.

Incoming Editorial Board selected for the University of Louisville Law Review

The Editorial Board of the University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce their successors for Volume 54:

   Editor in Chief: Daniel Reed

   Senior Articles Editor: Emily Meyer

   Senior Notes Editor: Emily Irwin

   Articles Editors: Vlad Bursuc, Megan Diffenderfer, Tyler Larson

   Notes Editors: Lindsey Boyd, Kari DiCecco, Katherine Vail

   Articles Selection Editor: Carolyn Purcell

   Online Content Editor: Andrew Weeks

   Executive Editor: Dallas Selvy

   Managing Editor: Ben Jakubowicz

The University of Louisville Law Review is the principal law review publication of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. Managed exclusively by students, the Law Review is a scholarly publication devoted to developing the law, evaluating legal institutions and analyzing issues of law and public policy. The Law Review features student notes and articles written by nationally and globally recognized experts. The Editorial Board and Staff of the Law Review publish three issues per year and have editorial control over its content.

Congratulations to the newly minted Editorial Board for Volume 54!

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 www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Administration Conference of the United States - Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15
•National Indian Gaming Commission - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Federal Communications Commission - International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/22/15)
•Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Transportation Security Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)

State and Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - R6 (Dallas) Summer Intern Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Federal Trade Commission - Southeast Region (Atlanta) - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Sacramento County, CA District Attorney's Office - Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline Mid-Feb)
•New York State Attorney General - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Alabama Office of the Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/21/15)
•Delaware Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice 1L Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)
•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Administration Conference of the United States - Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•National Indian Gaming Commission - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Office of Government Ethics - Office of General Counsel & Legal Policy Division & Program Counsel Division Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Federal Communications Commission - International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/22/15)
•Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)

State and Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - R6 (Dallas) Summer Intern Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Federal Trade Commission - Southeast Region (Atlanta) - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline Mid-Feb)
•New York State Attorney General - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Government of District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)

Law School Diversity Reception

Join us Wednesday, February 11, as we celebrate Black History Month with fellow alumni at Champion Sports Bar (located in the Downtown Marriott). This pre-game party starts at 5:30.  Come join the fun!