Student Life News
The 1L signed School of Law Oath has been framed and hung. Check it out -- it's right outside Dean Ballard's office.
This is a space for students to engage in critical dialogue about the law, the law school experience, the legal profession and work in their own communities.
If you are interested in discussing the role of the law in hot issues such as immigration, mass incarceration, abortion, gay rights, affirmative action and women equality, this is the place for you.
To help further its goal of serving and supporting all women law students in the upcoming school year and beyond, the National Women's Law Student Organization (NWLSO) is opening up membership to individuals, in addition to maintaining and growing the existing NWLSO law school chapters. If you'd like to sign up as an individual member of NWLSO, you can register here. To learn more, visit NWLSO.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials must be received by September 15th. Feel free to contact Professor McNeal via email with any questions regarding the responsibilities associated with this position.
Congratulations to Megan Conroy, the winner of a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift card (to use at the UofL Bookstore), a UofL law polo, a UofL law t-shirt, and Brandeis at 150 - The Louisville Perspective. Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today (Sept 3) to claim your prizes.
The daily prize drawings are now finished. But, now and then, just to make sure you keep checking the Docket, we'll draw for a prize recipient and post it in the Docket. So keep reading -- for prize notices now and then and for other important daily news!
A number of organizations sponsor writing competitions that are open to law students. Many of these competitions have cash prizes, and may also include a funded trip to a meeting to receive the prize. Law students are strongly encouraged to check the Writing Competitions page on the Law School website and consider entering a competition that may relate to a seminar paper you have written or a journal note. Perhaps the focus of one of the competitions will help you narrow your topic for a seminar you are currently enrolled in, or research you would like to pursue through an independent study. The Student Life Office will continue to expand the list of writing competitions as we receive notices throughout the semester.
For now, competitions are posted on the future of Roe v. Wade ($1,000 cash prize); commerical and bankruptcy law ($3,000 scholarship); securities arbitration and securities law ($1,000 cash prize); any subject in the field of securities law ($5,000 cash prize); consumer financial services ($1,000 cash prize); and the Affordable Care Act ($250 cash prize).