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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. 

Information Session on Thursday - Entrepreneurship Clinic

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!

Information Session This Wednesday - Summer IP Program in Croatia, plus IP, Entertainment, and Sports Law Offerings

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 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.

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. 

In-House Counsel Externships for Summer and Fall 2014 - Priority Application Deadline March 21

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.

Learn more at the Externship Information Session on Tuesday, March 18.

Kentucky Innocence Project Externship - Priority Application Deadline March 31

In this externship, students learn investigative skills and knowledge relating to post-conviction relief, and use the information in the field performing supervised work in cases under investigation by the Kentucky Innocence Project.  Working in teams, students investigate and explore potential arguments that might support a claim for wrongful conviction. Students review court proceedings leading to conviction, and other information found in a variety of places, e.g., defense attorney files, prosecution records, the crime scene, or the recollections of attorneys and judges who worked on the case or witnesses with information about the case.  Includes participation in a mock crime scene investigation, and opportunities to learn from DNA experts, medical examiners, and crime lab personnel.

Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum.  Earn four credits for work during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. 

Students interested in participating should submit an application and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 31, 2014.  The application and more information are accessible at the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION,” and outside room 216. 

Frost Brown Todd IP Diversity Scholarship

Frost Brown Todd, LLC has established the FBT Intellectual Property Diversity Scholarship Fund to support and encourage diversity in patent law.  First and second year law students with technical backgrounds are eligible to apply for a scholarship to provide financial assistance with books for a year or bar review/application fees.  Applicants must submit a statement of interest not to exceed 1,000 words explaining why they desire a career in patent law.  The application deadline is July 1.  See Application Form.

Full Tuition Scholarship Opportunity - Deadline April 30

The Mae Elizabeth Kaufman and Theresa Coffman Scholarship fund is accepting applications for tuition scholarships for students who are enrolled full-time and pursuing a J.D. degree.  Applicants must be residents of Louisville.  Recipient will be under a moral obligation to assist disadvantaged and deprived persons in his/her community.  No scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who has obtained any other scholarship for the same degree program.

The application deadline is April 30, 2014.  The application and criteria are available here.  

EBS Law School Accepting Nominations for Fall Term

Students interested in studying abroad this fall at EBS Law School in Wiesbaden, Germany should contact Dean Ballard to begin the nomination process.  The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2014.

The fall semester begins on September 22 and runs through December 12.  The language of instruction is English and the program focus is Transnational Commercial Law.  Participants will benefit from the expertise of both the law and the economics faculty of the EBS Universität.  See the brochure for the full curriculum.

In addition to the lectures and workshops, EBS offers site visits to places of interest such as e.g. the European Court of Justice and several social activities like get-togethers with German law students and sightseeing.