Student Life News

Free Flu Shots for Students, Faculty, and Staff on Monday

Campus Health Services will be here at the Law School (in the Washer Lounge) to give flu shots on Monday, October 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring your University id card.  You must complete a consent form.  You may do this in advance by visiting http://louisville.edu/campushealth and clicking on the image of Coach Charlie Strong.

Information Session on Externship Opportunities

All upper-division students are invited to an information session Tuesday, October 9, at noon, in Room 175, to learn about several externship opportunities this spring, including

  • Tax Externship with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Judicial Externship with a Circuit Court Judge
  • Legal Aid Externship
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the County Attorney
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the Public Defender
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the Commonwealth Attorney 

Information will be provided regarding how to apply for an externship; application deadlines; the selection process; what each externship is like; how many credit hours you can earn from participation; and much more. 

Pizza will be provided to attendees. (*Note:  Information regarding the Immigration Externship, the Law Clinic, and the Entrepreneurship Clinic will be provided at the October 23 Information Session.)

Free Massages for Students on Friday

Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

Come by the Washer Lounge between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. this Friday and enjoy a free massage. 

Legal Research Exam on Friday

The Legal Research (LR) exam is Friday, October 5.  If you plan to take your LR exam using Exam4, you must successfully complete your practice submission, using your user name (e.g., kkball01), by the LR Exam4 deadline.    
 
The Law School's exam policies are posted on the School of Law website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/academics/exams.  Each student is responsible for reviewing these policies before taking a law school exam.

A Reminder About Reserving Rooms for Events

Students:  If you are planning an event or a meeting at the Law School and need to reserve a room or space (including the Mosaic Lobby), please submit a request in advance using the Room Reservation Form online at http://www.law.louisville.edu/students.  Note - You must be logged into the law school Web site to access the room reservation form!

Before submitting a request for a room, please check to make sure the room you are requesting is available.  Look at the Law School’s event calendar (http://www.law.louisville.edu/event) to see what other events are scheduled AND review the Law School’s room calendar (the link is right below the event calendar) to confirm there are no class conflicts or other programs scheduled in the same room.   

If you have questions or need help, please stop by Dean Ballard's office in Room 216.

Externship Information Session - Tuesday, October 9

All upper-division students are invited to an information session Tuesday, October 9, at noon, in Room 175, to learn about several externship opportunities this spring, including

  • Tax Externship with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Judicial Externship with a Circuit Court Judge
  • Legal Aid Externship
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the County Attorney
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the Public Defender
  • Criminal Justice Externship with the Commonwealth Attorney 

Information will be provided regarding how to apply for an externship; application deadlines; the selection process; what each externship is like; how many credit hours you can earn from participation; and much more. 

Pizza will be provided to attendees. (*Note:  Information regarding the Immigration Externship, the Law Clinic, and the Entrepreneurship Clinic will be provided at the October 23 Information Session.)

Student Life Information Session - Externship Opportunities

All upper-division students are invited to an information session Tuesday, October 9, at noon, to learn about externship opportunities this spring.  Each academic year, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences.  By participating in an externship, you can satisfy the professional skills graduation requirement, earn academic credit, and gain invaluable work experience that will set you apart from your fellow classmates. 

If you are thinking about participating in an externship, please join us on Tuesday to hear from faculty supervisors, Professors Blackburn and Jordan, and students.  The information session will be at noon in Room 175.  This is your opportunity to get answers to your questions before the November registration period.

Information will be provided relating to the following externships: Tax, Judicial, Legal Aid, and the Jefferson County offices of the Commonwealth Attorney, the Public Defender, and the County Attorney

Pizza will be provided to attendees. (*Note:  Information regarding the Immigration Externship, the Law Clinic, and the Entrepreneurship Clinic will be provided at the October 23 Information Session.)

A Reminder About Reserving Rooms for Events

Students:  If you are planning an event or a meeting at the Law School and need to reserve a room or space (including the Mosaic Lobby), please submit a request in advance using the Room Reservation Form online at http://www.law.louisville.edu/students.  Note - You must be logged into the law school Web site to access the room reservation form!

Before submitting a request for a room, please check to make sure the room you are requesting is available.  Look at the Law School’s event calendar (http://www.law.louisville.edu/event) to see what other events are scheduled AND review the Law School’s room calendar (the link is right below the event calendar) to confirm there are no class conflicts or other programs scheduled in the same room.   

If you have questions or need help, please stop by Dean Ballard's office in Room 216.

Road2Recovery Stop for Wounded Veterans

UofL President James Ramsey, Army and Air Force ROTC cadets and the Cardinals Pep Band will gather on the Belknap Campus Oval Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8:30 a.m. to cheer on a group of wounded veterans riding bikes from Cincinnati to Nashville. Some 200 veterans have signed up to pedal more than 300 miles in a Road2Recovery ride meant to challenge them physically, mentally and emotionally and help them bond with peers. We’ve invited the news media to cover their 15-minute stop here.
 
If you are at the Law School that morning, step outside for just a few minutes to support the veterans as they begin the Louisville-Elizabethtown leg of their journey. 
 
Dr. Ramsey will greet the cyclists at The Thinker at 8:30 a.m. Then, ROTC cadets will give them water bottles, fruit and energy bars. The cyclists are scheduled to leave campus at 8:45 a.m.

First One-Day Immigration Law Clinic

The first one-day immigration law clinic in Kentucky to assist applicants for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was held at the Brandeis School of Law on Saturday, September 29, 2012. This event was organized by the Kentucky Dream Coalition (KDC), Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, and local immigration law attorneys, Jonathan Bialosky of the Maxwell Street Legal Clinic, and Emi Ramirez, an alum working with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and sponsored by KDC and ACLU-KY.

Local immigration lawyers volunteered to meet one-on-one with potential applicants. Under the DACA program, undocumented persons who were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012 and came to the United States before reaching their 16th birthday may apply for deferred action to avoid deportation and may apply for employment authorization. See www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Resources/daca.pdf for more information.

Law student volunteers assisted in conducting initial screenings on the day of the clinic, sat-in with attorneys on interviews, and reviewed application forms and documents before potential applicants met with an attorney. Future clinics will be held in Louisville and Kentucky, and there will be opportunities for law students to volunteer and receive public service credit. Special thanks to Michael Profumo. He volunteered to coordinate law students and participated in the clinic.