Student Life News
Does your RSO want to host an event next semester? Do you want money to fund that event? The application deadline for Club Programming Committee (CPC) funds for Fall 2013 events is April 11.
These funds are intended to afford RSOs the opportunity to contribute to the quality of campus life by sponsoring events that may not be possible without this financial assistance. Requests should demonstrate how funding an initiative would inspire a vibrant campus life and an engaged student body. Every request received will be reviewed by the CPC on a case-by-case basis. The requesting organization must be an RSO in good standing. For more information, visit http://louisville.edu/dos/students/programsawards/cpc/club-programming-committee.html.
If you've not yet given Law School yoga a try, you have three opportunities left. Again, no prior experience is necessary. We provide the mats ... all you need is comfortable clothing (a t-shirt and sweats or shorts). So give it a try ... what do you have to lose (except perhaps a little angst or stress)?
Free classes on Thursday, March 28, April 4, and April 11. All classes are 45 minutes, from 1:00 to 1:45 in the Washer Lounge.
A new externship opportunity exists for Summer & Fall with the legal team of GE – Appliance Park. A student extern can earn 2 credit hours working with GE in the summer, and 2-3 credits for field work in the fall. The externship will provide opportunities across a broad range of in-house practice. The legal department at GE has specialists in the following areas: IP Law (Patents, Copyright, Trademark); UCC transactions (Purchases and Sales); Labor and Employment; Competition Law/Antitrust; Regulatory (a wide practice area involving interaction with governments on everything from energy regulations to tax credits); Global Compliance (administering in house compliance programs on any and all applicable laws); Product Safety (ensures compliance with safety related laws and ensures safety of products from a risk-based viewpoint); Litigation (all types of litigation, including trial work); Marketing law (ensuring marketing claims are substantiated and not misleading) and International Trade Controls.
The student extern will be placed under the supervision of a Senior Counsel supporting the commercial sales department, but may have exposure to other areas of practice and business operations, depending on need and student interest. Will require 16 hours of work per week during the 7 week summer term; and 8-12 hours per week during the fall semester. Prerequisites: 40 hours, including first year curriculum. Contact Professor Jordan for more information.
Externships offer unique opportunities for learning lawyering skills, exploring career options, and making valuable contacts in the legal community. A variety of summer externships are available, including opportunities for students who have completed the 1L curriculum.
- 1L Curriculum:
Summer Judicial Externship
- 1L Curriculum + 40 credit hours:
Metro Government Externship
General Electric Externship
- 1L Curriculum + 60 credit hours:
Legal Aid Externship
- 60 credit hours + Criminal Law, Evidence, and CrimPro: Constitutional Issues:
Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Externship
County Attorney’s Office Externship
Department of Public Advocacy Externship
More detailed information about opportunities is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION. You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.
Scholarships are available to pay tuition only for students who are enrolled in a full-time curriculum in a course of study leading directly to the J.D. degree. Applicant must be a legal resident of the Louisville area. Recipient will be under a moral obligation to assist disadvantaged and deprived persons in her/his community by means of the exercise of the skills and talents acquired by the recipient through his/her scholarship. No scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who has obtained any other scholarship for the same degree program.
Applications are available from Dean Ballard in Room 216. The application deadline is May 10, 2013.
Michigan State University has a summer study program in Croatia, with a special focus in intellectual property law. On Monday, April 1, Professor Adam Candeub of Michigan State will be visiting UofL, and he would be happy to meet with any students considering taking part in the program. Professor Candeub will be available from 11:30 to 12:15, and again from 1:15 on. You can meet with him in Professor Cross's office (Room 248).
2013 Graduates' Information Questionnaire on the Law School's website, which is used to generate the program for the Law School convocation, is due March 31. (Note: you must be logged in.)
March 31 is also the deadline to order graduation apparel. All law students must place orders for graduation apparel through Herff Jones at https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/. Law apparel is a custom order, and the University will not extend the order deadline.
Earn Academic Credit for Externship with the Office of the Mayor or at Fort Knox.
Fall 2013 Externship at Fort Knox: 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).
Will require 8 hours of field work per week during the fall semester. Prerequisites: 60 hours, including first year curriculum. Contact Professor Jordan for more information.
Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 Externship with the Office of the Mayor: Student externs can earn two credit hours working with the Mayor’s Office or for agencies performing work for Metro Government, such as the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission, Louisville Metro Animal Services, etc. Special projects will be developed involving a variety of areas of substantive and/or procedural legal issues, and/or analyzing and designing ways to improve articular programs or procedures.
Will require 16 hours of work per week during the 7 week summer term; and 8 hours per week during the fall semester. Prerequisites: 40 hours, including first year curriculum. Contact Professor Jordan for more information.
Learn about the seven dual degree programs offered by the Brandeis School of Law. Combine law with: Business, Social Work, Divinity, Urban Planning, Humanities, Political Science, or Bioethics & Medical Humanities. Come to an information session on Tuesday, March 26, at 12:05 p.m., Room 175 and learn more.
For the first time, representatives from each dual degree program will be at the law school, along with several current Brandeis students pursuing dual degrees, to provide information you need to make an informed decision about whether to pursue a dual degree. All interested students should plan to be there! Tom + Chee will provide a soup bar for attendees while it lasts.
The University of Louisville Law Review is pleased to announce that it has been selected to host the 61st Annual National Conference of Law Reviews in March 2015. The conference allows law journal editors from throughout the nation to gather to exchange ideas and experiences about issues common to student-edited publications. Conference attendees also have the opportunity to hear from the foremost members of the legal community, meet with publishing and other service vendors, and socialize with a diverse group of law review editors from across the United States. Between 250 and 350 student editors attend the conference each year.
This announcement follows a successful week for the Law Review at this year's conference at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where it was recognized for best practices and innovation in editing. The Law Review presented to an audience of approximately 80 representatives of journals from throughout the nation about steps taken this year to improve the efficiency of the editing process. Following the presentation, at least 25 journals expressed direct interest in at least partially modeling their editing procedures and organizational structure after the University of Louisville Law Review. The presentation will be published in this year's NCLR Best Practices Manual, which will be distributed to hundreds of law journals throughout the country.
This is a big win for the Law Review, the law school and the Louisville community. The Law Review is honored to be selected to host the conference and looks forward to welcoming editors from throughout the nation to Louisville in March 2015.