Student Life News

$500 Award for Professional Students - Deadline Oct. 11

Professional students are invited to apply for the 11th Annual M. Celeste Nichols Award to support academic and professional enrichment beyond normal graduate program expenses. The award will be given in November at the U of L Women’s Center Elizabeth Cady Stanton Luncheon. Examples of activities eligible for funding include:

  • Registration fees, lodging, or travel expenses for an academic conference at which the recipient will present a paper or attend as a participant.
  • Registration fees, lodging, or travel expenses for attendance at a leadership institute.
  • Expenses related to creating or staging a significant work in the visual or performing arts as part of the student’s professional education.
  • Costs associated with submitting an article or articles for publication.
  • (Note:  Membership dues to any organizations will not be accepted)

The application deadline is Friday, October 11, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.  Review the criteria and application (attached below) for more information.

24 Hour Building Access

STUDENTS:

If you have issues accessing the building via the Library entrance after normal business hours using your Cardinal Card, please contact Maggie Bratcher at p.bratcher@louisville.edu.   She will need your name and student id number.

Multicultural Law Student Association Interest Meeting

Please join us for the first interest meeting of the Multicultural Law Student Association.  This organization seeks to raise awareness of the culturally diverse community that the legal community serves.  Attend this interest meeting to find out how you can become better prepared to work in our diverse community, and to meet your fellow classmates with culturally diverse background.  Dean Duncan, Professor Abramson and several of the organization founders will be attending and they look forward to meeting you.  All students are welcome to attend.  There will also be free food.

Friday September 20 at 1:00PM in room 175

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Today (9/19) from 3:30 to 4:30!

Congratulations!  You have completed five weeks of classes.  It's time to celebrate and to take a well-deserved mini-break.

Join your fellow classmates and the faculty and staff of the law school and take a few minutes on Thursday for a brief respite.  Put the books down and come to the Mosaic Lobby.  Grab an ice cream bar and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., so come when you get out of class at 3:40 or 4:05, or come before you go to class at 4:15! 

Arrive early to grab your favorite ice cream treat: Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Milk Chocolate Almond, Frozen Fruit, Minute Maid Soft Frozen Lemonade, Yoplait Greek Yogurt, Klondike, Nestle's Toll House; and Skinny Cow!

Student Communications Specialist

The Brandeis School of Law is seeking to hire a student to assist with promoting the various accomplishments of members of the law school community.  The student will be responsible for interviewing various law faculty, students, and alumni about their current projects/accomplishments and drafting short stories for publication on the law school’s website and communications materials. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and writing skills. This paid position requires 4-8 hours per week. Please submit a letter of interest, short writing sample, and resume via email to: Professor McNeal at laura.mcneal@louisville.eduAll application materials must be received by September 20th. Feel free to contact Professor McNeal via email with any questions regarding the responsibilities associated with this position.

Flexner Forum on Legal Ethics - Today (9/18) at 12:10

Professor Grace Giesel will speak on “The Story of Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion 435:  The Ethics of Plea Bargains That Waive Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.”  This Inaugural Flexner Forum on Legal Ethics will be Wednesday, September 18, 12:10-12:55 p.m. in Room 175.  The entire Law School community is invited, and pizza will be served.  Professor Giesel is the author of KBA Ethics Opinion 435, which is the subject of a legal challenge being argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court at our Law School (Allen Courtroom) on Thursday, September 19 (the next day).  Come to hear our distinguished legal ethics expert talk about this important case in which she’s involved.

Massages at Health Promotion Office Started Sept 16!

As a law student at the University of Louisville, you may take advantage of the massages offered through the Health Promotion Office on MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, and WEDNESDAYS during the fall semester beginning on September 16. 

Start date:  Monday, September 16

30-minute appointments available from noon to 3:00

To schedule an appointment and pay, visit www.louisville.edu/healthpromotion, OR sign up at the reception desk in the Health Promotion Office.  The Health Promotion Office is located in the Student Services Annex between Houchens and the Student Activities Center.

 

Flexner Forum on Legal Ethics - Wed. at 12:10

Professor Grace Giesel will speak on “The Story of Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion 435:  The Ethics of Plea Bargains That Waive Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.”  This Inaugural Flexner Forum on Legal Ethics will be Wednesday, September 18, 12:10-12:55 p.m. in Room 175.  The entire Law School community is invited, and pizza will be served.  Professor Giesel is the author of KBA Ethics Opinion 435, which is the subject of a legal challenge being argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court at our Law School (Allen Courtroom) on Thursday, September 19 (the next day).  Come to hear our distinguished legal ethics expert talk about this important case in which she’s involved.

Student Scholarship Opportunity

Seton Hall University School of Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is making available two scholarships to current 2L and part-time 3L students to attend its June 2014 U.S. Healthcare Compliance Certification Program - an intensive four-day educational program for healthcare lawyers working in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries.  This award recognizes promising health law students.  The nominees must be available to attend the June 9-12 program.  The following materials must be submitted by the nominee:

  • A supporting letter from the Dean or law school professor teaching in a health law area
  • Resume
  • Brief personal statement

The $2,400 scholarships cover tuition, educational materials, breakfast, lunch, and parking during the program.  Transportation and hotel costs are not included.  Submission deadline is 2/7/14.  For more information, visit www.law.shu.edu/compliance.  

Mark Your Calendar - Free Flu Shots for Law Students on Oct. 2

Campus Health Services will be here at the Law School to give flu shots on October 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring your University id card. Flu shots are free for law students, faculty, and staff.  Nurses will be stationed in the Washer Lounge for both sessions.