Student News

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.



Thursday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. is the deadline for submitting your employment card and all registration forms.

Be sure to go to Current Students  Registration and read the registration instructions.  The registration times are listed on the first page of the registration instructions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dean DiSanza or Barbara Thompson.

WLC Apparel Sales

THIS WEEK WLC will have order forms for apparel sales in the Mosaic lobby during lunch hours. We will be selling short and long sleeved t-shirts, sweathshirts, hoodies, sweatpants, full-zip fleeces, and yoga pants. We will have a variety of colors and styles, so order something for yourself and as a Christmas present. Stop by our table in the Mosaic lobby and fill out an order form. But hurry - orders are due by Friday. Did we mention these would make great Christmas presents?

Elder Law Spring 2015 Course

Elder Law, a practical course dealing wth the field of elder care law in Kentucky, will be offered in spring 2015. Some of the topics covered are: legal documents for older folks, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans' Benefits, and health care decision making. The course will also cover how to interview prospective clients and how to run a law practice. The instructors are Bernard Faller, Misty Clark Vantrease, and Kelly Gannott, owners of Kentucky Elder Care PLLC. Contact Bernard Faller at for information or to obtain a syllabus.

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

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 by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 5.

Law Clinic Accepting Applications for Fall Semester

Spring Clinic I (3 or 4 credit option) – 2015
The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic represents victims of domestic violence and other low income clients in Jefferson County District & Family Court.  Most cases involve Emergency Protective Order hearings and housing/eviction cases.  

The Ackerson Law Clinic is a student-run law firm supervised by Professor Shelley Santry. The student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case. 

To be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law. 

To apply, send an email to Professor Shelley Santry at including the following:
• Name, phone number and email;
• Resume;
• Unofficial transcript;
• Statement of Interest (not to exceed one page).

DEADLINE is 5:00 p.m. pm Wednesday, November 5. 

Department of Defense Summer Honors Legal Internship

The Office of General Counsel, The Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA is hiring second-year students  for a Summer 2015 Honors Legal Internship.  The deadline for second-year students to apply is Sunday, November 16th.

For details and how to apply, log into the Symplicity job bank. 

O'Bryan Brown & Toner participating in Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews

O'Bryan Brown & Toner will be interviewing second-year students interested in working as a Summer 2015 Law Clerk.  The deadline for students to apply is Thursday, November 6th.  To apply, log into Symplicity, select the "OCI" tab and select "O'Bryan Brown & Toner Fall 2014 OCI."

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 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:



               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


Rep. John Yarmuth Provides Perspectives on Immigration Reform Status at Diversity Forum on Women and Children at the Border

More than 51,000 unaccompanied children have crossed our nation’s borders since October 2013, an 88% increase from the previous year. They are fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Thousands of these children have made their way to Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana and are now awaiting deportation proceedings. On Tuesday, October 28th, an inter-disciplinary group of community activists, practitioners, students, and professors came together with Congressman Yarmuth to discuss responses to this humanitarian crisis. The program was coordinated by the Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows, Janet Lewis (3L) and Katherine Hall (2L). The program discussed the medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible legal remedies available, and ways for the community to get involved. Panelists included Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky, Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights, Jonathan Ruckman, Immigration Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc., James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center, Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow, and Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow.