Student Life News

Do You Know Where Your E-mail Is?

At this time of year, when a lot of information about registration, course evaluations, exams, Exam4, graduation, etc., is distributed by e-mail, it is extremely important that students check their UofL e-mail accounts frequently.

In addition, some students have both CardMail and Exchange accounts.  Students with Exchange accounts include those enrolled in Clinic, student organization officers, or any student who is or has been in the University's payroll system.  If you think you may have an Exchange account, try logging in to exchange.louisville.edu with your ULink credentials.  If you can log in, you have an Exchange account; and it's very likely that you will find there e-mail that had otherwise been "missing."

Under the provisions of the Student Handbook, students are charged with knowledge of all official communications sent to their University e-mail accounts.

Earn Academic Credit for Summer Externships

Externships offer unique opportunities for learning lawyering skills, exploring career options, and making valuable contacts in the legal community.  A variety of summer externships are available, including opportunities for students who have completed the 1L curriculum. 

  • 1L Curriculum:
    Summer Judicial Externship
     
  • 1L Curriculum + 40 credit hours:
    Metro Government Externship
    General Electric Externship
     
  • 1L Curriculum + 60 credit hours:
    Legal Aid Externship
     
  • 60 credit hours + Criminal Law, Evidence, and CrimPro: Constitutional Issues:
    Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Externship
    County Attorney’s Office Externship
    Department of Public Advocacy Externship  

More detailed information about opportunities is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION. You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.

Apply Now for the Summer/Fall 2013 UofL Law Clinic!

The Law Clinic is a student run firm supervised by Professor Santry. The student attorneys are responsible for handling all aspects of the cases. This includes interviewing the client, prepping the client for the hearing, gathering evidence, participating in hearings as a student attorney, and closing the case. The Law Clinic gives students real court room experience with real clients.

To be eligible to participate in the clinic, students must have completed 60 hours. This is a requirement under Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) 2.540 to receive a limited license to practice law. This 4 credit class meets the skills graduation requirement.

For more information about the Law Clinic visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/lawclinic.
To apply, please email your:
1.  unofficial transcript,
2.  resume, and
3.  a short statement of interest
to: Shelley.santry@louisville.edu by April 5, at 5pm.

Law Clinic (CASE) Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted!!

The CASE fellowship with the Brandeis School of Law is a paid fellowship that will run from July 2013 to May 2014, and involves representing low income domestic violence victims in custody cases in Jefferson Family Court.  All law students who have completed 60 hours are eligible to apply.  A limited license to practice law is required.  Each student will work at least 10 hours/week at $8.50/hour.

The experience you will gain from practicing law and representing clients in court will set you apart from your classmates no matter what area of law you want to practice when you graduate.  Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

To apply, send an unofficial transcript, resume and cover letter to Professor Shelley Santry at shelley.santry@louisville.edu by  April  5, at 5pm.

Interested in Studying Intellectual Property Law this Summer in Croatia?

Michigan State University has a summer study program in Croatia, with a special focus in intellectual property law.  On Monday, April 1, Professor Adam Candeub of Michigan State will be visiting UofL, and he would be happy to meet with any students considering taking part in the program.  Professor Candeub will be available from 11:30 to 12:15, and again from 1:15 on.  You can meet with him in Professor Cross's office (Room 248).

Kaufman and Coffman Scholarship

Scholarships are available to pay tuition only for students who are enrolled in a full-time curriculum in a course of study leading directly to the J.D. degree.  Applicant must be a legal resident of the Louisville area.  Recipient will be under a moral obligation to assist disadvantaged and deprived persons in her/his community by means of the exercise of the skills and talents acquired by the recipient through his/her scholarship.  No scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who has obtained any other scholarship for the same degree program.
Applications are available from Dean Ballard in Room 216.  The application deadline is May 10, 2013.

CPC Funding Deadline April 11

Does your RSO want to host an event next semester?  Do you want money to fund that event?  The application deadline for Club Programming Committee (CPC) funds for Fall 2013 events is April 11.

These funds are intended to afford RSOs the opportunity to contribute to the quality of campus life by sponsoring events that may not be possible without this financial assistance.  Requests should demonstrate how funding an initiative would inspire a vibrant campus life and an engaged student body.  Every request received will be reviewed by the CPC on a case-by-case basis.  The requesting organization must be an RSO in good standing. For more information, visit http://louisville.edu/dos/students/programsawards/cpc/club-programming-committee.html.

3 Yoga Classes Left this Semester!

If you've not yet given Law School yoga a try, you have three opportunities left.  Again, no prior experience is necessary.  We provide the mats ... all you need is comfortable clothing (a t-shirt and sweats or shorts).  So give it a try ... what do you have to lose (except perhaps a little angst or stress)? 

Free classes on Thursday, March 28, April 4, and April 11.  All classes are 45 minutes, from 1:00 to 1:45 in the Washer Lounge.

Earn Academic Credit for Externship with General Electric

A new externship opportunity exists for Summer & Fall with the legal team of GE – Appliance Park.  A student extern can earn 2 credit hours working with GE in the summer, and 2-3 credits for field work in the fall.  The externship will provide opportunities across a broad range of in-house practice.  The legal department at GE has specialists in the following areas: IP Law (Patents, Copyright, Trademark); UCC transactions (Purchases and Sales); Labor and Employment; Competition Law/Antitrust; Regulatory (a wide practice area involving interaction with governments on everything from energy regulations to tax credits); Global Compliance (administering in house compliance programs on any and all applicable laws); Product Safety (ensures compliance with safety related laws and ensures safety of products from a risk-based viewpoint); Litigation (all types of litigation, including trial work); Marketing law (ensuring marketing claims are substantiated and not misleading) and International Trade Controls. 

The student extern will be placed under the supervision of a Senior Counsel supporting the commercial sales department, but may have exposure to other areas of practice and business operations, depending on need and student interest.  Will require 16 hours of work per week during the 7 week summer term; and 8-12 hours per week during the fall semester.  Prerequisites: 40 hours, including first year curriculum.  Contact Professor Jordan for more information.

Earn Academic Credit for Summer Externships

Externships offer unique opportunities for learning lawyering skills, exploring career options, and making valuable contacts in the legal community.  A variety of summer externships are available, including opportunities for students who have completed the 1L curriculum. 

  • 1L Curriculum:
    Summer Judicial Externship
  • 1L Curriculum + 40 credit hours:
    Metro Government Externship
    General Electric Externship
  • 1L Curriculum + 60 credit hours:
    Legal Aid Externship
  • 60 credit hours + Criminal Law, Evidence, and CrimPro: Constitutional Issues:
    Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Externship
    County Attorney’s Office Externship
    Department of Public Advocacy Externship  

More detailed information about opportunities is available on the TWEN course titled Externship INFORMATION. You may also contact Professor Jordan for information.