Student Life News
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) is proud to announce its 2014 Law Student Scholarship cycle has begun. AAJ has four scholarships available for qualified law students.
The Richard D. Hailey Law Student Scholarship: AAJ's Minority Caucus awards up to six $1,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.
The Trial Advocacy Scholarship is open to all AAJ Law Student Members who are entering their second and third year of law school. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates the following: commitment to AAJ and its mission; a desire to represent victims; interest and skill in trial advocacy; and financial need.
The Leesfield Scholarship is sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield. This scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention. Available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.
The Mike Eidson Scholarship awards $5,000 annually to a female student entering her third year of law school (the student can be enrolled in a three-year day program or four-year night program) who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
All scholarship applications are due May 1, 2014.
With the exception of the Mike Eidson Scholarship, applicants must be AAJ Law Students Members to qualify for the scholarships. Law Students can join AAJ at the rate of $15 for one year. Student membership applications can be found here.
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!
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.
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.
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.