Student Life News
The winning essay receives an offer of publication from the NYU Environmental Law Journal and a prize of $1,000, courtesy of the NYU Center on Environmental and Land Use Law.
Topic: Address an environmental law issue of current national or international significance.
Deadline: Submissions are due by December 17, 2012.
Eligibility: Students and graduates of NYU School of Law are not eligible. The contest is open to all other J.D. students and recent graduates (within one year) at ABA accredited law schools. The paper must be original work and it cannot have been completed for paid employment.
Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 2:45 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Location: Allen Courtroom
3L students will be attempting Voir Dire for the first time as part of the Trial Practice Workshop. There are two cases involved: a civil case (slip and fall in a Kroger parking lot); and a criminal case (attempted rape and assault).
This is a unique opportunity for you to:
1) Learn more about what it's like to be a trial attorney;
2) See what the Trial Practice class is like;
3) Experience Voir Dire; and
4) Have some fun!
No experience required. All “mock jurors” will be numbered similar to what occurs in a real courtroom, and made-up answers are welcome!
- For students graduating in May 2013, your cumulative grade point average after the Fall 2012 semester is used for the commencement program and honor cords. Questions? Please see Barbara Thompson in Student Records.
- Unless explicitly authorized by the Assistant Dean for Student Life, no full-time student is permitted to register for more than 16 credit hours per semester and no part-time student is permitted to register for more than 12 credit hours per semester. With permission, a full-time student may register for a maximum of 18 credit hours and a part-time student may register for a maximum of 13 credit hours. “Credit hours” include all classes the student takes at the University of Louisville, regardless of whether the credit will be applied toward the student’s degree. Skills competitions, externships, clinics, and journal credit also count as hours in this calculation.
- Students may take no more than two seminars in any semester.
- Students may apply no more than two pass/fail independent studies or seminars toward graduation. Students may apply no more than four (4) credit hours of independent studies toward graduation.
- A student may not satisfy the skills requirement during the same course or seminar in which the student satisfies the upper division writing requirement or the Perspective requirement.
The writing competition in Employment and Labor Labor is open to all students who have completed or are currently taking courses in employment or labor law with papers discussing any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.
Only two submissions per law school are accepted. Entries must be suitable for publication in a law review. One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries.
Papers must be submitted to Dean Ballard (Room 216) by Tuesday, January 8, 2013. A committee will select the two strongest papers for submission by the January 22 competition deadline.
Several opportunities still exist for skills-based externship experiences during the Spring 2013 semester, including externships with the Jefferson County Attorney, Public Defender, and Commonwealth Attorney; and with the Legal Aid Society. Judicial externships are also available.
For more information, please see the handout that was circulated at the Externship Information Session. Please also visit Professor Jordan's TWEN page "Externship Information" for details and application instructions.