The Office of Professional Development has been informed that Jefferson County District Court Judge, Stephanie Burke, is accepting students for her Summer Internship Program. She is hoping to place at least ten students. Currently, there are six slots available. These are unpaid internships; however, hours worked will count toward your public service requirement. If you are considering applying for a judicial clerkship after graduation, this would be an excellent opportunity for you
Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the appropriate public service forms..
The Brandeis School of Law Moot Court Board will accept applications for the 2013-2014 academic year until 5 pm today.
MCB plans and manages external and internal moot court, mock trial, and professional skills competitions at the Brandeis School of Law. MCB members organize and administer the Pirtle-Washer Competition, First-Year BLS Oral Arguments, First-Year Oral Advocacy Competition, and any moot court competitions the Brandeis School of Law hosts during the year. In addition, each MCB member acts as a facilitator for a moot court team or competition.
Any interested persons should submit their completed application, resume, and Waiver and Release forms by 5 pm TODAY to the folder on the MCB door, or electronically (waiver must be signed, scanned, and e-mailed).
Interviews will be conducted Satuday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th and decisions will be released no later than June 1st.
For any further questions or information, please contact any of the Executive Board members: Lacey Gullett, Mia Walters, Kaitlyn Jones, Jamie Hafley, or Lindsey Howard.
Professor Abrams and Student Greg Justis Present at 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Annual ConferencePosted April 21st, 2013 by Susan Duncan
Professor Jamie Abrams and Student Gregory Justis both presented papers last weekend at the 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. Professor Abrams' paper, "Enforcing Masculinities at the Border," explored how our immigration laws reinforce dominant masculinities at the border by excluding marginalized masculinities and admitting those who comport with dominant masculinity norms, enforcing masculinity norms at its borders. Greg's paper, "Defining “Union”: The Defense of Marriage Act, Tribal Sovereignty and Same-Sex Marriage," explored the potential impact of DOMA and related legislation on a recent trend towards tribal recognition of same-sex unions throughout the United States, as well as the likely impact of legal recognition on state, federal and tribal law. Congratulations to both of you!!
The Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association will award a $500 bar study award to a graduating University of Louisville Law student based on the following criteria:
The $500 award shall be granted to a graduating 3L or 4L who: (1) has made a significant contribution to his/her law school community (with preference for participation in student organizations such as the Student Bar Association); (2) has a demonstrated need for financial assistance; and (3) intends to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The award shall be used for expenses associated with taking the Kentucky Bar Exam in July 2013. Individuals wishing to apply for the award should submit a one-page letter detailing why he/she should receive the award along with a resume to Dean Ballard by May 17. The determination will be made in the sole discretion of the Executive Committee of Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association.
Upcoming Derby Festival events will affect parking, traffic and final exams on and around Belknap Campus.
Because of Thunder over Louisville, parking will not be allowed on Third Street from River Road to Eastern Parkway and on Fourth Street from Broadway to Winkler Avenue all day Saturday, April 20. Parking also will not be allowed on First Street from Broadway to Cardinal Boulevard (west side).
The Derby Festival Marathon and Mini-Marathon will force closures of Third Street from Central Avenue to Main Street and Fourth Street from Oakdale Avenue to Main from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Students taking final exams and anyone coming to Belknap Campus that day should plan to arrive on the east side of campus and park on the east side or in the center of campus. Lots will not be accessible from Third or Fourth streets.
Please keep these closures in mind as you plan your finals study schedule.
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Grendel (on left) is a 6-year old American Bulldog. He was found as a stray in Bourbon County in 2009, and is thought to have been used as a "bait animal" in dog-fighting as he was horribly scarred when rescued. His temperament is very passive and sweet - he is referred to as an 85-pound 'cupcake.' With his buddy, Beowulf (on right), he has visited many nursing homes, schools, hospitals, Library READ programs, and is also a Hospice and VA volunteer. This gentle giant is especially good with children. He excels at being a lapdog. Grendel was awarded his CGC (Canine Good Citizenship) from the AKC in Nov. 2010. He has been a certified Therapy Dog through Pawsibilities Unleashed since early 2010.
Beowulf was pulled from an Ohio shelter in Nov. 2007. He is approx. 8 yrs old. He received his therapy certification in early 2008. Beowulf enjoys playing fetch and LOVES chasing a laser light in the dark. Like Grendel, he routinely participates in the Books & Best Friends reading program, VA volunteer, Hospice, schools for Canine Safety Education, nursing homes and hospitals. Both have represented Pawsibilities Unleashed in a number of parades and outdoor events. Both participated in the Heroes Night Out at Ft. Knox last year where they welcomed home returning troops and their families.
To help ease some of your stress, the law school is going to the dogs on the last day of classes - Monday, April 22!
We've invited some of the most well-mannered certified therapy dogs from Pawsibilities Unleashed, a non-profit group based in Kentucky, to the law school.
Take several breaks from studying on Monday to visit and play with these adorable dogs. Two sessions will be offered, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The dogs will be stationed in 5 areas throughout the school: (1) law library lobby; (2) Mosaic lobby; (3) Professional Development area; (4) Washer Lounge; and (5) outside in front of the Law School. We hope that the stress of looming exams will be lifted for a couple of hours on Monday!
14 certified therapy dogs are excited to meet you!