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Indiana Bar Association Diversity Job Fair - August 21 & 22, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN

Attention rising second-year students interested in participating in the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair on Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22.  There is a registration information sheet attached.

Fall 2014, full-time 2L law students (graduating May 2016) or part-time 2L and 3L law students (graduating 2016/2017) are invited to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.  Candidates who represent all aspects of diversity and who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm are invited to participate.

Student registration is now open.

Students can register for the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity's web site at https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students.  After you submit your registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable you to use the system throughout the next few months. The student registration deadline is July 19, 2014. Only students who have registered, bid and obtain interviews can participate in Diversity Job Fair events.

The Class of 2014 Logged Almost 7,000 Public Service Hours

The Class of 2014 performed 6979.5 hours of public service hours. Twenty-seven graduates performed 50 or more hours of public service. Seventeen of those graduates performed 100 or more hours each of public service and two of those students performed more than 300 hours each. Congratulations to Michael Atkinson who was the recipient of the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award for performing 365 hours of public service at five different public service placements.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair - July 25 & 26, 2014 - Marrietta, GA

If you are interested in participating in the Southeastern Minority Job Fair in Marrietta, GA on July 25 & 26, 2014, please pre-register on Symplicity.  The job fair is open to rising 2L and 3L students and May 2014 graduates.  Your pre-registration is not a commitment to attend but only to indicate that you are interested in participating.  Log into Symplicity and click on "OCI" although this will not be an on campus interview.  The session Southeastern Minority Job Fair Pre-Registration is currently the default session.  Scroll down to the employer and click "Apply".  You do not have to submit anything. The deadline to pre-register is Monday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Only those students who have pre-registered will receive a login and password to view employers and submit applications during the online submission period of May 15 - May 30.

Power of Pawsitive Thinking

Ziggy, Howdy, Bella and Ivan have a knack for making people feel “pawsitive” and on April 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will join a group of therapy dogs here at the law school to help ease your stress as you gear up for final exams. The dogs are from the non-profit group Pawsibilities Unleashed, and they all look forward to meeting you tomorrow!

Attention 3L's - Graduation Event Survey

A survey has been created by the Student Bar Association in order to get student feedback in order to plan events for graduation week for outgoing 3Ls. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3DMP7TV??and the Student Bar Association would appreciate any input from the 3L class.

Graduate Day at the Downs

The SBA will be hosting an on-campus brunch at 10am on Thursday May 8th, for graduating 3Ls and a guest. Racing begins at Churchill Downs at 12:45pm. There is no charge for either event. Complementary tickets for Day at the Downs may be reserved here: http://www.uoflalumni.org/s/1157/internal-3column.aspx?sid=1157&pgid=2205&gid=1&cid=3577&ecid=3577&post_id=0.

 

Have a Hand in the Strategic Plan

All:

The Law School has been developing its strategic plan to help guide the University and the Law School in its decision making to strengthen our trajectory as a school. The committee charged with creating this plan has gathered input from students, faculty, and staff along the way to create the attached final draft. Your input on the final draft is needed!

 

On April 1 and April 8, Dani Smith, Aaron Marcus, and B.J. Hardy will be able to suggest changes and speak to provisions that should remain, regardless of faculty dislike. On April 15 at the Faculty Meeting, Dani and BJ, as voting members at the Faculty Meeting, will vote on the approval of the plan as a whole.

 

Send any or all of us your suggestions, concerns, and/or thoughts; our contact information is below.

 

Dani Smith: SBA President, Voting member at faculty meeting, member of strategic planning committee - TDani.Smith@Gmail.com

Aaron Marcus: Member of strategic planning committee - aaron.w.marcus@gmail.com

B.J. Hardy: Voting member at faculty meeting - BRHard01@louisville.edu

To view the current plan and Professor Warren's take on it, please visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13924.

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position. 

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.

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 Thursday, May 1, 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, May 2.

Students interested in attending the training on May 1 and/or going on the jail visit on May 2, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, April 21. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please 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.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on May 2, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by April 21, as well, so she can add your name to the list.
Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

TODAY! How To Be A Good Summer Law Clerk

TODAY, from 12:00 [noon] to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session focused on preparing students who will be working for a law firm, government agency, non-profit organization, or judge this summer. A panel consisting of attorneys and law students will share their advice on how to impress your boss this summer, what to expect in terms of assignments, how to manage your assignments, and how to prepare for serving as a law clerk. The panelists are:

Robert Croft, Jr. - Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl
Greg Mayes, Jr. - Attorney, Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett PLC
Philip Heleringer (2L) - Law Clerk last summer with Stoll Keenan Ogden
Lindsay Howard (2L) - Judicial Intern[ship] last summer with the Honorable John G. Heyburn, Federal District Court

First year students are encouraged to attend. This is information you need to know to be successful this summer! Lunch will be provided from Sol Aztecas.