Student News

Additional Opportunities for First- and Second-Year Students

KY Department of Education is hiring a first- or second-year student for a summer legal intern in their Frankfort, KY office - deadline February 16

Churchill Downs is hiring a first- or second-year student to begin in early April and continue through the fall semester in their Louisville office - apply February 2 through February 24.

If interested, please apply on Symplicity under "OCI" and select the appropriate session.

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 at 8 pm. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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 in the Cox Lounge from 5:30-7:30. Dinner will be provided. This is a spectacular event where students will have the opportunty 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 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.

To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, select here. Also, please visit www.maggiofellowship.org to learn more about Michael Maggio, and to download the application and instructions in Microsoft Word format.

If you have specific questions about the fellowship program, please contact Marchela Iahdjian, Staff Attorney at marchela@centerforhumanrights.org and Peter Schey, President of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law at pschey@centerforhumanrights.org.

January Bar Publications

Here's a roundup of recent law school related news from the Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations.

Highlights from the LBA's January 2014 Bar Briefs:

  • "UofL Brandeis School of Law: 2014 Year in Review" (page 6)
  • The "2015 Library Series" advertisement on page 7 includes Professor Kurt Metzmeier's forthcoming presentation on November 4.

Highlights from the Kentucky Bar Association's January 2015 Bench & Bar (Vol 79, No 1): 

  • "The Duty of Confidentiality and the Attorney-Client Privilege Sorting Out the Concepts" by Professor Grace Geisel (pages 4-7)
  • "Effective Legal Writing: Nix the Acronyms" by Professor Judith Fischer (page 17)
  • "Kentucky Penal Code: Degradation and Reform" by Professor Luke Milligan (pages 26-27)
  • The bi-monthly UofL column features a list of upcoming events, including the ACLU's "60 Faces of Liberty" exhibit, the Brandeis Medal Dinner and Presentation, and the 2015 KBA Diversity Pipeline Program (page 21)
  • "On the Move" (pages 40-45)

Both publications are available in the Law Library. 

 

Brandeis students get a chance to meet with U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Judge

Judge Reba Page, U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, was on campus this morning to meet with students curious about opportunities in Washington, D.C. Judge Page is a 1976 alumni of UofL's law school.

During her visit today, she met with a handful of students over coffee and donuts, brainstorming their areas of interest and offering words of encouragement and advice.

Judge Page is a native Kentuckian who received her B.A. and M.S. degrees in biology from the University of Louisville, as well as her J.D. She also received a Master of Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno.

She is admitted to the Kentucky, Florida and District of Columbia Bar Associations, and is an active member of the American Bar Association, Judicial Division and Public Contracts Section.


Judge Page was appointed in 1994 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Board of Contract Appeals and later served as chairman and chief judge; she has served on the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals since 2000, following the merger of these Boards. She previously was regional counsel for the Corps, headquartered in Cincinnati; Deputy Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection; and began her legal career in corporate work.

Judge Page frequently lectures and publishes on government contracts, trial practice and dispute resolution. She is an adjunct faculty member of the National Judicial College, University of Nevada, Reno.
 

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.

To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, select here. Also, please visit www.maggiofellowship.org to learn more about Michael Maggio, and to download the application and instructions in Microsoft Word format.

If you have specific questions about the fellowship program, please contact Marchela Iahdjian, Staff Attorney at marchela@centerforhumanrights.org and Peter Schey, President of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law at pschey@centerforhumanrights.org.

Attention May 2015 Grads!

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to complete your public service requirement and turn in the necessary paperwork is Monday, March 31, 2015. If you have not signed up for a public service placement or you need to complete your 30-hour requirement, please review the attached "Quick Facts" or make an appointment with Ms. Scinta ASAP.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund - 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum.

The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice. Applicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fellowship information and application materials can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j...

TODAY! Coffee and Donuts with Judge Reba Page, 1976 Alumni - 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Are you curious about job opportunities in Washington, D.C.?

Judge Reba Page, U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, a 1976 alumni of the law school will be at the law school TODAY from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Judge Page will be available to discuss opportunities in Washington, DC. Please see her bio attached. 

Judge Page has graciously offered to meet informally with students who are interested in working in D.C. or with the federal government and will be sitting outside Room 180 in the Office of Professional Development suite area. Students who would like to speak with the judge are encouraged to stop by and join her for coffee, donuts and informal conversation. In past years, Judge Page has spoken at the law school about getting jobs in DC and has been a hit with the students.

We hope you'll stop by!