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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Information Session This Wednesday - Summer IP Program in Croatia, plus IP, Entertainment, and Sports Law OfferingsPosted March 17th, 2014 by Kimberly K. Ballard
On March 19, guest speaker Professor Adam Candeub from Michigan State will be visiting UofL to discuss Michigan State University's summer IP program in Croatia. The program takes place in Croatia (both Rijeka and Dubrovnik) from mid-July through the first week of August (a little more than 3 weeks).
In addition, Professors Cross and Smith will discuss curricular offerings for Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Sports Law. During the open forum, Cross and Smith will advise students about the field of intellectual property law. A wide range of topics will be covered from sports law and privacy to publicity and entertainment law.
All students are invited to attend. Enjoy pizza and breadsticks from Papa John’s. Please bring your own drink.
Date, time, and location: Wednesday, March 19, at noon in Room 175.
Mark Your Calendar - Information Session on All Summer and Fall Externship Opportunities - Tuesday, March 18Posted March 12th, 2014 by Kimberly K. Ballard
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.
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 an externship; the selection process; what each externship is like; how many credit hours you can earn from participation; and much more.
We'll have sandwiches from The Cafe for students who are able to attend.