All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to an informative information session on Feb. 25, at 11:50, regarding the Kentucky Innocence Project (KIP) Externship. Students who participate in the KIP Externship learn about investigative techniques, witness interviewing skills, filing post-conviction motions, and evidence handling. Students then go into the field in supervised teams of two or three students to serve the interests of their clients. Students can earn four credit hours during the 2014-15 academic year.
Linda Smith, the Supervising Attorney for KIP, and Jimmer Dudley, the Investigator for KIP, will discuss the Kentucky Innocence Project and how you can participate. This externship is available to rising 2Ls and 3Ls. The Cafe will cater lunch for attendees while it lasts. Please bring your own drink. Room 175
To the Office of Student Affairs of University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law:
This a reminder that we are still accepting applications for the 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. Applications will be accepted through March 18, 2014. Please share the announcement below with first and second year law students and members of your student legal organizations who may be interested in jumpstarting their legal careers in Washington, D.C.
The Legal Studies Institute provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.
Students may apply online at www.DCinternships.org/LSI. Generous scholarships are available!
Thank you for sharing this one-of-a-kind opportunity with your students. Please do not hesitate to contact me at LEGAL@tfas.org or 202-986-8384 should you have any questions or concerns.
Program Manager, Legal Studies Institute
The Fund for American Studies
Please join the International Law Society and the Federalist Society in hosting two German law professors on Thursday, March 6, at 1 p.m. in LL80. While visiting the U.S., Professors Stephan and Wagner have offered to give a presentation to all UofL Law School faculty, staff and students, and we of course have graciously accepted.
The presentation will focus on civil rights considered "fundamental" in Germany and how those rights compare and contrast to what we consider to be fundamental rights in America. Once the presentation is over, there will be time for questions concerning the information in the presentation and general questions on the practice of law in Germany. Please consider joining us if you have ever thought of pursuing any form of international law, have any interest in constitutional law, or would just like to see how lawyers practice law in a legal system different from our own.
Please email Isaac Fain if you are positive you can attend the event so the organizers can obtain a preliminary head count. Thank you.
Judge Daniel Moore with the Clark County (IN) Circuit Court is in need of students to help with the Clark County Self-Help Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Center is located at the Clark County Courthouse just across the JFK Bridge. More information is on the attached flyer.
Are you available during Spring Break? If you are a May graduate still in need of a few hours to complete your public service requirement, this would be a great way to complete those hours. This is also a great networking opportunity for all students.
Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at email@example.com to obtain the necessary public service forms.
Meet Camilo Ortiz. Camilo joined Brandeis School of Law as an Admissions Counselor in January 2014. He received his B.A. in Liberal Studies from University of California, Riverside and his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. His primary duty is recruitment, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups and pipeline programs.
Stop by the Admissions Office and introduce yourself.
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is having its 136th Annual Meeting in Hong Kong from May 10-14. The event will be a great experience for law students who are interested in IP or trademark law. The Association will host a Career Development Day on May 12, designed with programming and networking opportunities specifically for law students.
To help law students make their way to the Annual Meeting, INTA offers a scholarship program that provides a complimentary registration to the meeting and up to $500 travel reimbursement. Interested students should complete the application form and submit an essay for consideration.
Professors John Cross and Lars Smith will be attending the conference, as will a number of local intellectual property attorneys. If you have any questions, please consult with Professor Cross. He has researched options and provided the following helpful information:
1. Airfare to Hong Kong that time of year starts at $1500 round trip.
2. There is a nice hotel near the Convention Center for $135 a night, and that rate includes breakfast.
3. No visa is required to visit Hong Kong (although a visa is required if you want to cross into mainland China).
Celebrate Black History Month with the LBA. Today at 4 p.m., as we celebrate Black History Month, Professor Cedric Merllin Powell will receive the 2014 Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr. Trailblazer Award.
Dr. Tracy K’Meyer, chair of the Department of History at the University of Louisville, will recount the long and multifaceted struggle for school desegregation in Louisville. Dr. K'Meyer is the author of From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky.
A reception to honor Professor Powell will begin at 5 p.m. following the program.