Student Life News

Professor Laura Rothstein Seeking Research Assistant for Summer Project

Professor Laura Rothstein is writing an article about property, torts, and disability discrimination related to architectural barrier access.  She will also be updating her treatise on Disability Law.  It is expected that the work will be no more than 50 hours for the summer.   If you are interested in working on these projects between May and August 1, please send an email of interest and a resume directly to Professor Rothstein (laura.rothstein@louisville.edu) by May 10 and send Barbara Thompson (barbara.thompson@louisville.edu) an email granting permission for her to see your student record.  Students need not have taken Disability Law.

Honors & Awards Photo Gallery

Honors & Awards Program

April 13, 2014 at the Brown & Williamson Club


2014 Honors & Awards Photo Gallery

2014 Honors & Awards Program

 

Dean Ballard has a few extra programs from the Awards Ceremony in her office if you would like to pick up a copy.  

Complimentary Massages for Law Students during Final Exams

The law school final exam period can be stressful.  To help ease some stress and anxiety, Dean Ballard has arranged for massage therapists to provide complimentary massages in the Washer Lounge on FIVE separate days during the exam period.   

Tuesday, April 22 10:00 – 1:00
Wednesday, April 23  11:00 – 6:00
Friday, April 25 10:00 – 2:00
Tuesday, April 29 10:00 – 2:00
Wednesday, April 30  10:00 – 2:00


Two massage therapists will be at the Law School on most days.  You may sign up for an appointment in advance, but walk-ins are perfectly fine too.  Enjoy a massage before an exam, after an exam, or just enjoy a break from studying while at the law school. 


GOOD LUCK ON YOUR EXAMS! 

In-House Counsel and Fort Knox Externships - Opportunities Still Available

Earn Academic Credit for In-House Counsel Externship

Externship opportunities at the Louisville office of Passport Health Plan remain available for Summer and Fall 2014.  Passport is a not-for-profit licensed health maintenance organization operating a managed care program for the provision of Medicaid services in Louisville and surrounding counties.  The extern will work with the legal services team in Passport’s compliance department, and have opportunities to gain knowledge and experience relating to contract law and contract negotiation, and health law related federal and state regulations.  Students can earn 2 or 3 credits.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information.

Earn Academic Credit for Externship with Fort Knox

Externship opportunities at Fort Knox remain available for Fall 2014.  Student externs can earn two credits working with the US Cadet Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), an office that provides legal services across the Fort Knox installation.  The externship offers opportunities to develop research, litigation, and/or transactional legal skills, and to enhance legal knowledge across a broad range of areas: e.g., criminal law in federal courts, including civilian misdemeanor prosecution; civil litigation involving cases in courts throughout the region; and/or administrative law involving a range of substantive subject matter (e.g., government contracts, labor, ethics, environmental, or military personnel law).  Externs are supervised by staff judge advocates or civilian attorneys working in the OSJAs.  Requires eight (8) hours of field work per week during the fall semester.  Prerequisite: 40 credit hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information.

Spring Cleaning - Check Your Student Mailbox!

Students - before finals begin, please remember to check your mailbox and recycle anything that you do not want to keep.  Award certificates for students unable to attend the Awards Ceremony have been place in student mailboxes.  So, please remember to mosey down to the basement to pick up your mail.  

Interested in Studying Abroad in Luxembourg? Meet Dean Braum Today.

Dean Stefan Braum of the U. Luxembourg is visiting the Law School this week.  All students interested in going to Luxembourg are invited to meet with Dean Braum on Thursday, April 17, at noon, in the Harlan Room.  Dean Braum has a slide presentation about the University.  Please contact Isaac Fain, President of the International Law Society, for more details.   

Power of Pawsitive Thinking

Ziggy, Howdy, Bella and Ivan have a knack for making people feel “pawsitive” and on April 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will join a group of therapy dogs here at the law school to help ease your stress as you gear up for final exams. The dogs are from the non-profit group Pawsibilities Unleashed, and they all look forward to meeting you tomorrow!

New Writing Competitions Have Been Added

Would you like to earn CASH prizes for a paper you are currently writing or have already written? Then don’t forget to check out the Student Writing Competitions page and submit your papers for a chance to receive CASH prizes and possible publication! Essay topics include international business, women’s rights, Native American law or other indigenous groups, privacy and social media, labor and employment law, energy law, tax law, and much more. Cash prizes range from $250 to $5,000, and some prizes include a funded trip to receive the prize. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win some cash and to be recognized for your hard work!

Brandeis Medal Events

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the following events honoring this year's Brandeis Medal recipient, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eugene Robinson, on April 9.

10:30-11 AM: Welcome & Wreath Laying on the portico at the law school's entrance

1-2:20 PM: Open Forum with Eugene Robinson and Enid Trucios-Haynes in Room 275

All members of the law school community are also welcome. 

Registration for Summer & Fall Externships

Slots remain available for a number of externship experiences for summer and fall 2014.  Externships enhance your legal education by providing many opportunities not available in the classroom: opportunities to develop lawyering skills under the supervision of a licensed attorney serving as mentor and teacher, and to explore career options and make valuable contacts in the legal community.  Also, earning externship credit during the summer semester frees up time for, and provides experience that may help with, employment opportunities during the fall and spring semesters.  Don’t wait until your last semester of law school to take advantage of these valuable experiences.  Placements are available at the following sites:


Legal Aid Society
Children’s Law Center
Metro Gov’t (Office of the Mayor)
Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Administrative Hearing Div.
Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney
County Attorney’s Office
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Fort Knox, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
US Attorney’s Office
Jefferson County Circuit and Family Courts


Detailed information about opportunities and prerequisites is available on the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”  You may also contact Professor Jordan for information, in office 287 or via email at  karen.jordan@louisville.eduPriority due date for pre-registration is Wednesday April 2nd.