Student News

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session – TODAY!

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, you won't want to miss this information session TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 177.

There have been changes in the application and hiring process. Second year students will be able to apply for clerkships as early as the spring. Now is the time to start thinking about applying. Dean Hajek and Ms. Scinta will be discussing everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application. This will be a brown bag event.

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu if you plan to attend.

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

Legal Aid Society Is Hiring Six Student Interns – Deadline Extended

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 has been extended to December 15, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups!

Securities Moot Court Team Sign Ups

Any interested 2L, 3L, or 4L may sign up now for the Securities Moot Court Competition.  The members of the team will compete in the 2015 Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, which will take place at Fordham University School of Law in New York City on the weekend of March 27-29, 2015.  The team’s coach is Tad Adams and Professor Warren is the faculty advisor.  

Try-outs will be held in LL60 on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.  To sign-up, send an email to Professor Warren’s assistant, Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu and request a copy of the problem you will need to prepare for the try-outs.  Also include in your email a copy of the following items in PDF format:

 

               Resume

               Unofficial Law School Transcript

The deadline for submission of these items is Tuesday, November 11, at 6:00 pm.  Direct any questions to Steven Thompson at sdthom@louisville.edu

 

Public Service Week-Long Projects Now Open to All Students

There are still several slots available at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy, Wayside Christian Mission, the Better Business Bureau and Legal Aid to fulfill your public service requirement the week of December 15. These projects are open to all students. An updated list and description of these projects is attached. If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP to sign up. 

These projects would be a great opportunity for third year students who still need to complete their public service requirement.

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session – RSVP by Noon Today!

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, you won't want to miss this information session on Thursday, November 6, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 177.

There have been changes in the application and hiring process. Second year students will be able to apply for clerkships as early as the spring. Now is the time to start thinking about applying. Dean Hajek and Ms. Scinta will be discussing everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application. This will be a brown bag event.

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon TODAY.

 

1L Summer Rotation Clerkship

Gain Experience at Both a Law Firm and a Corporation
First-year law students now have a unique summer clerkship opportunity that combines a traditional law firm clerkship with experience working at an in-house corporate law department. Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is a collaboration of law firms and corporate law departments seeking to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. Our mission is to attract, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community.

How Does the Program Work?
This program connects top legal employers with talented 1L students of color. Students will have the opportunity to work at one of the nation’s best law firms. As part of the law firm clerkship, the students will spend one “rotation” (typically 3 to 4 weeks) working in the law department of a major corporation. Not only will the clerk get valuable legal training essential for success at most law firms, the clerk will gain “real world” insights into the fast-paced environment of a corporate law department.

For additional information and how to apply, see attachment.

CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams.

Free copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk. You may also view the lessons online. The student authorization code and instructions are available at the library's website. You must register with your "@louisville.edu" email address.

KBA Criminal Law Reform - Third Annual Forum, November 7, Allen Courtroom

Space is Available for Public Service Week-Long Projects

There are still several slots available at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy, Wayside Christian Mission, Doctors & Lawyers for Kids, the Better Business Bureau and Legal Aid to fulfill your public service requirement the week of December 15. These projects are open to all students. A complete list and description of these projects is attached. If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP to sign up. 

These projects would be a great opportunity for third year students who still need to complete their public service requirement.