Student News

Legal Aid Society is Hiring Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring four law students to help our 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.

Students can expect to conduct legal research, perform client intake, manage volunteer lawyer referrals, conduct outreach, and prepare motions and pleadings. The students will also be expected to organize legal clinics and similar projects.

Applicants should have completed his or her first year of law school, show good organizational skills, be comfortable conducting outreach with legal professionals and low-income clients.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Meagen Peden Agnew at MAgnew@laslou.org or 416 W. Muhammad Ali, Suite 300, in Louisville, KY 40202. Application deadline is Friday, November 7.

 

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help our Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

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.

Students can expect to conduct legal research, perform client intake, manage volunteer lawyer referrals, conduct outreach, and prepare motions and pleadings. The students will also be expected to organize legal clinics and similar projects.

Applicants should have completed his or her first year of law school, show good organizational skills, be comfortable conducting outreach with legal professionals and low-income clients.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Meagen Peden Agnew at MAgnew@laslou.org or 416 W. Muhammad Ali, Suite 300, in Louisville, KY 40202. The application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014.

WLC Dinner and Jail Tour

Remeber this Sunday is the last day to RSVP for the Women's Law Caucus, Jail Tour which is happening next Wednesday the 8th at 5pm.  So make sure to RSVP to sahuff01@louisville.edu ASAP if you want to go.  You do not need to be a member of Women's Law Caucus or even a woman to attend this event.  If you have an interest in criminal law and/or in prisoner's rights you don't want to miss our fabulous speaker Laura Landenwich.  As an extra bonus we will feed you Fazolis while she talks.  But we have to have confirmed guests for this special event so that we can order enough food and so that the jail can have enough staff on hand to insure your saftey during the tour.

Trademark Law Competition Signups

Trademark Law Competition Moot Court Sign Ups

Any interest 2L, 3L, or 4L may sing up now for the Trademark Law Competition held February 7, 2014 in Atlanta.  The team’s coaches are Professor John Cross and attorney Jack Wheat from Stites & Harbinson.

To sign up, please send an email to Professor Cross at john.cross@louisville.edu containing a brief (1-2 page) essay describing the purpose or purposes of trademark law.  There is no need to discuss the federal registration system.  

No prior Trademark or IP experience is necessary.  However, if you do have some experience, please include it in your essay.

The deadline for submission is October 6, 2014.

Direct any questions to Annale Renneker, at annale.renneker@louisville.edu

Tax Moot Court Team Tryouts

Tax Moot Court Team Tryouts

 

A national tax moot court competition is held every spring at an exotic location in Florida.  Our law school has competed for more than 25 years and our teams are frequently successful.  We are “in it to win it”, to use a haggard phrase.

 

Our team will have two member, selected by our three team coaches:  Professor Blackburn, and adjunct professor/alumni Mark Haun and Laurie McTighe.

 

The competition consists of a written  brief, followed by oral arguments before a mock appellate court, with real Tax judges and tax practitioners serving a the competition judges for both the brief writing and appellate arguments.  

 

You must have completed one tax course by the end of the 2014 fall semester, and be willing to spend a weekend in sunny Florida, when we still have snow on the ground in Louisville.  Tax focused students are encourages to tryout, but this is a trial competition and students interested in being litigators have been successful in the past and are also encouraged to tryout. 

 

Tryouts will begin as soon as we have students will to try out.  Tryouts will end, Friday October 10th!

 

If you are interested, please contact Professor Blackburn (tblackburn@louisville.edu,  502-852-6384.)

Savannah Trial Advocacy Competition Tryouts!

Attention all 2L and 3L Students!

       Tryouts for the Savannah Trial Advocacy Competition will be held on October 7, 8, and 9, beginning at 6:00 pm.

      To tryout you must submit your resume into a manila envelope labeled Savannah Trial Team Competition, as well as place your name on the sign up sheet next to the time you would like to interview/tryout (both the envelope and sign up sheet will be displayed on the Moot Court Board Office door).  The deadline to submit your resume and choose a time to interview/tryout is October 6th at 3:00 pm. 

      This is a criminal law trial competition and it requires its competitors to be both the state and defense and all witnesses.  We would like all interested parties to arrive 15 minutes prior or 15 minutes after the time you choose to interview/tryout.  This is to ensure that all persons will have a witness to direct/cross examine during their interview/tryout time.  

     During the tryout you will be expected to deliver a two minute opening for either side, a three minute direct of any of the witnesses, a three minute cross of any of the witnesses, and a 3 minute closing for the same side you opened for.  

     This is the first year University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law has competed in this competition as it is invitation only.  This represents an excellent opportunity for any person who may be interested in litigation!

      There are four available slots for the team.

      The competition is hosted in Savannah Georgia and will Start on November 14 and 15, but the team will trace and arrive in Savannah on November 13.

Case material:  all interested parties need to contact Marilyn Shrewsbury at mlnels02@carmail.louisville.edu and she will send you the necessary case material in order to prepare for your tryout/interview.  

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, such as an inability to attend tryouts due to a conflict please email Marilyn Shrewsbury at mlnels02@cardmail.louisville.edu or assistant Professor Lebron at arosario.lebron@louisville.edu.


Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Team Tryouts!

Be apart of an award-winning moot court team and take a trip to the Big Apple!

Tryouts for this year’s Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Team will be held October 14-16 beginning at 6 pm in the Allen Courtroom (Tuesday and Wednesday) or room LL60 (Thursday).  To tryout, you must place your name on the sign-up sheet located on the Moot Court Board Office door and submit an application.  Tryouts will consist of 10 minute abbreviated oral arguments related to the issues raised in Sweeney v. Pence, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 16896 (7th Cir. Sept. 2, 2014).  Advocates can choose which side to argue, with appellants arguing the dissenting opinion and appellees arguing the majority opinion.  

Some of the benefits of being on this team include:

  • Learning the intricacies of a fun and fascinating are of law;
  • Finishing your commitment to the team in late March allowing ample time to devote to other classes and finals; and 
  • Networking with Louisville’s top-notch labor and employment attorneys.  
  • Carolyn Purcell, the facilitator for this team, can provide more information-including a handy instruction sheet to help you efficiently prepare for tryouts (we know you have a lot going on).  Her email is carolyn.purcell@louisville.edu 

Client Counseling Team Try Outs

Today is the last day to sign up for the Client Counseling Team!

Tryouts will be held October 10, from 1-4pm in room 270.  You must sign up on the sheet provided located on the Moot Court Board Office today and email Jessi Weinmann at Jlwein02@louisville.edu in order to receive information for the tryout.   

Women's Law Caucus Jail Tour

Remeber this Sunday is the last day to RSVP for the Women's Law Caucus, Jail Tour which is happening next Wednesday the 8th at 5pm.  So make sure to RSVP to sahuff01@louisville.edu ASAP if you want to go.  You do not need to be a member of Women's Law Caucus or even a woman to attend this event.  If you have an interest in criminal law and/or in prisoner's rights you don't want to miss our fabulous speaker Laura Landenwich.  As an extra bonus we will feed you Fazolis while she talks.  But we have to have confirmed guests for this special event so that we can order enough food and so that the jail can have enough staff on hand to insure your saftey during the tour.

Attention all Brandeis students

Join us Wednesday, October 8th, from noon-1:00 PM to learn about the Multicultural Law Student Association and how you can join. Anyone can join- you need not have a multicultural background. Hope to see some new faces there!

In addition to any and all new students interested in what MLSA is all about, this meeting is additionally for all current MLSA members & officials; we'll talk about the organization's goals throughout the semester, and it's also a great opportunity to get to know your fellow members a bit better. It's our first official meeting this year, so don't miss it- hope to see you there!"