Student Life News

Law Student Welcomes Home Soldier Husband

JonVieve Hill, 2L, staged a surprise to honor her husband, Captain Charley Hill, who recently returned from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Watch his reaction and read all about it at Fox19.

Full Story: "Neighborhood helps welcome home a soldier" (March 9, 2014)

Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program to Dedicate New Courtroom/Classroom

The Law and Government Magnet program was established at Central High School in 1986.  Partnerships with the Louisville Bar Association (beginning in 1992) and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law (beginning in 2001) have built on the success of the program.  Students in the program now serve in summer internships facilitated by the LBA and are taught substantive law and writing skills related to law by law students from the Brandeis School of Law.  Central students have participated in national court competitions through the program and two students placed first and second nationally in 2011.  

In recognition of the success of the program, the Jefferson County Public School System has renovated the law and government magnet classroom to create a moot court space.  The new configuration will allow students to practice courtroom skills and to apply what they are learning in that setting.  The classroom will be dedicated on March 25, 2014, at 11:00 am at Central High School.  Superintendent Donna Hargens will cut the ribbon at the event.  Fred Moore is the first Central student to participate in the program developed by the Brandeis School of Law to receive a law degree.  He is now an attorney in the Public Defender’s Office and he will deliver remarks on this special occasion.  

Everyone who has been involved with the Central Partnership is encouraged to attend. 

Pre-Registration Permission Forms for Externships

In-House Counsel Externships for Summer and Fall 2014 - Note Priority Deadline
For summer and fall 2014, opportunities exist at General Electric, Passport Health Plan, and Beam, Inc.   Additional information about these placements is accessible at the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”  Students must submit a resume, a completed externship pre-registration form, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 21, 2014

Students interested in applying for a summer and/or fall externship must submit a pre-registration permission form.  See links below:

Summer 2014 Externships Pre-Registration Permission Form

Fall 2014 Externships Pre-Registration Permission Form

Kentucky Innocence Project Externship Pre-Registration Permission Form

Moot Court Board Info Session on Tuesday!

All current 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one of the Law School's many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement. Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.  A coach from one of the law school's competition teams will also discuss how tryouts work, what a student competitor can expect during practices, and how teams prepare for competitions.

This is a great way for students to learn about what the Moot Court Board does and how students can be selected for membership and/or compete on a professional skills team! The program will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 12:05 in Room 275.  Of course lunch will be provided to attendees.

Below is a sample of competitions that will be discussed.  Students selected to compete on these teams earn academic credit!

ABA Arbitration, KY Intrastate Mock Trial, National Moot Court, ABA Negotiation, ABA Client Counseling, Herbert L. Wechsler Criminal Law Moot Court, Jeffrey G. Miller Pace National Environmental Law, NYU Immigration Law, Robert F. Wagner Labor & Employment, ACTL National Mock Trial, American Intellectual Property Law Association Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial, Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Competition, National Tax Moot Court, International Trademark Association Saul Lefkowitz Memorial, and Transactional LawMeet.

Did you Miss a Previous Scholarship Posting? Double-Check!

Joseph and Shannon Hamilton Bar Review Scholarship - Deadline March 31


DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships - Deadline March 31


Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns Jr. Scholarship - Deadline March 31


Mae Elizabeth Kaufman and Theresa Coffman Scholarship - Deadline April 30


American Association for Justice 2014 Law Student Scholarships - Deadline May 1


Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student Award - Deadline May 1


KBA Annual Writing Competition - Deadline June 1


Frost Brown Todd IP Diversity Scholarship - Deadline July 1


Other Writing Competitions Open to Law Students

Entrepreneurship Clinic Info Session Tomorrow!

On Thursday, March 20, at 11:50 in Room 175, the Law School's Entrepreneurship Clinic will host an information meeting for all students.  Professor Mike Slaven, Director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and a panel of current clinic students will provide information about the clinic and answer any questions you may have.  All students all invited to attend.  Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the requirements to participate in Entrepreneurship Clinic so you can plan in advance and make sure you have enough credit hours and required courses.  Lunch will be provided. Come and learn about what the Entrepreneurship Clinic is all about and enjoy some food!

In-House Counsel Externships for Summer and Fall 2014

Students in these externships will develop lawyering skills working under the supervision of attorneys providing legal services within various business organizations.  For summer and fall 2014, opportunities exist at General Electric, Passport Health Plan, and Beam, Inc.   Additional information about these placements is accessible at the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”

Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum and at least 40 credit hours.  Students can earn two or three credits.

For all in-house counsel externships, students must submit a resume, a completed externship pre-registration form, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 21, 2014.  Externship pre-registration forms are accessible from the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION,” and outside room 216.

Deposition Boot Camp Open to UofL Law Students

The Kentucky Defense Counsel is presenting a Deposition Boot Camp on Thursday, April 10, at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.  All U of L law students are invited to attend the seminar for $30.  Please review the registration form if interested.  Simply mark on the registration form that you are a law student and submit a check for $30; this amount is refundable through April 7.  Law students are welcome to sign up online; however, online registration cannot be refunded at any time.

EBS Law School is Accepting Nominations for Summer 2014

EBS Law School in Wiesbaden, Germany is accepting nominations from UofL Law students to visit during the summer term.  The first deadline is March 24.  This is the last date for students to secure the early bird service fee of €350. Applications received after March 24, will incur a charge of €450, and those received after April 21 will be charged €550.

EBS Law Summer is suited to all levels of expertise in EU Law. The course begins with an intensive, one-week introductory course on the law of the European Union to provide students with the necessary foundations for the programme. Students may then choose from 6 different electives, each dealing with more detailed questions of EU Business and Commercial Law.  The electives are complemented by corresponding site visits (e.g. European Central Bank, European Court of Justice, European Parliament) and each is assessed by written examination.  Students without previous knowledge of EU Law can delve into the topic during a relatively short period, whereas students having studied some basics of European Law can broaden their knowledge in the specific electives.

The summer term is 4 weeks and runs from June 2 through June 27.  Students can earn 5 to 8 credit hours.  For more information, view the EBS flyer.

Externship Information Session Today - Tuesday, March 18

Externships allow students to earn academic credit while developing lawyering skills under the direct supervision of a licensed and practicing attorney.  For the Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semesters, students can choose from more than 18 different externship placements.  Students may earn up to eight (8) hours of externship credit.

All students are invited to an information session Tuesday, March 18, at noon, in Room 175, to learn about all the different externship opportunities.  Faculty supervisors Professors Blackburn, Cross, Jordan, and Trucios-Haynes will discuss how to apply for a particular externship; the selection process; what the different externships involve; how many credit hours you can earn from participation; and much more.  The Cafe will provide sandwiches - chicken salad, pimento cheese, turkey, and ham, with chips and softdrinks.