Student Life News

Warns Scholarship (Labor Law)

The Community Foundation of Louisville seeks applications for the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl A. Warns, Jr. Scholarship.  The scholarship will provide financial assistance for the 2012-13 school year.  Any student who meets the following criteria is eligible for the award:

1. Will have completed at least one full-time year of coursework by May, 2012 (note that transfer students who have been here one year can meet this criterion)

2. Has at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and

3.  Demonstrates financial need

Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate an intent to pursue a career in labor or employment law, or who have a physical disability.

 

To obtain an application form, please see Dean Cross.  The deadline for applications is July 15, 2012.

Study Abroad Info Session - Thursday Jan. 26

Learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs this Thursday, January 26.  Students who have studied law abroad will speak about their experiences, and Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.

Writing Competitions for Students

A number of organizations sponsor writing competitions that are open to law students.  Many of these competitions have cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $500, and may also include a funded trip to a meeting to receive the prize.  Be sure to check the Writing Competitions bulletin board outside Room 275.  There are over 15 writing competitions posted, with topics ranging from labor and employment law, international business, and international humanitarian law, to factory farms, energy law, and tax law.  You are also encouraged to visit the Student Life page to see a list of additional writing competitions.  http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/7044

Study Abroad and Language Study Programs Information Session

Learn about study abroad opportunities and language study programs on Thursday, January 26.  Students who have studied law abroad will speak about their experiences, and Mr. Jeff Benedict from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  The session will begin at 12:10 p.m. in Room 075.  Questions?  Contact Dean Cross.

Trial Team Needs Witnesses

The National Trial Team is still in need of volunteers to help with practices. This is a great opportunity for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in trying out to learn more about mock trial and the competition. There is minimal time commitment. Witnesses are needed on the following dates:

Jan. 22: 1:00pm

Jan. 29: 1:00pm 

Feb. 1: 7:00pm

Feb. 5: 1:00pm

Feb. 8: 7:00pm

Please contact Carly Harvey at carly.a.harvey@gmail.com if you are willing to volunteer or have any questions. Thank you.

KY Bar Exam Program Tomorrow

The regular filing deadline to sit for the July 2012 KY Bar Exam is February 1.  Before you mail your application, be sure to attend the KY Bar Exam program tomorrow Thursday, January 12, at 12:15 p.m. 

Guest speakers, Eric Ison, Chair of the Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel of the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, will discuss the following important information:

  • Most common mistakes students make on their bar applications;
  • Most common student questions the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions receives
  • Statistics for bar passage;
  • How to prepare for the essay component of the Kentucky Bar Exam – what subjects are covered; how questions are drafted; how the bar examiners grade answers; and
  • The Do's and Don'ts when answering essay questions on the Kentucky Bar Exam.

Both speakers will also be available to answer specific questions you may have about the application or the exam.  The program will begin at 12:15, in Room 275.  Lunch will be provided.

Bar Program on Thursday

The regular filing deadline to sit for the July 2012 KY Bar Exam is February 1.  Before you mail your application, be sure to attend the KY Bar Exam program this Thursday, January 12, at 12:15 p.m. 

Guest speakers, Eric Ison, Chair of the Kentucky Board of Bar Examiners, and Bonnie Kittinger, Director and General Counsel of the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, will discuss the following important information:

  • Most common mistakes students make on their bar applications;
  • Most common student questions the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions receives
  • Statistics for bar passage;
  • How to prepare for the essay component of the Kentucky Bar Exam – what subjects are covered; how questions are drafted; how the bar examiners grade answers; and
  • The Do's and Don'ts when answering essay questions on the Kentucky Bar Exam.

Both speakers will also be available to answer specific questions you may have about the application or the exam.  The program will begin at 12:15, in Room 275.  Lunch will be provided.

BLS Guest Speaker - Allen Courtoom, March 21, 11:50 a.m.

Basic Legal Skills - Guest Speaker - Allen Courtroom, March 21, 2012, 11:50 a.m.

Upcoming Student Programs and Events

If you have not already done so, organize your 2012 calendar by penciling in the following programs and events:

  • January 12 - KY Bar Exam Program with Eric Ison and Bonnie Kittinger (12:15 p.m.)
  • January 20 - 1st Structured Study Group (11:30 a.m.)
  • January 26 - Student Life Info Session: Study Abroad (12:10 p.m.) 
  • January 26 - Brandeis “Brief” Break (3:40 p.m.)
  • January 27 - 2nd Structured Study Group (11:30 a.m.)
  • February 3 - 3rd Structured Study Group (11:30 a.m.)
  • February 7 - 2L Mandatory Bar Program on Financial Responsibility (12:15)

Check out other upcoming programs on the Law School calendar at http://www.law.louisville.edu/event

National Trial Team Needs Witnesses for Practices

The National Trial team is in need of witnesses to help with practices immediately after the break. This is a great opportunity for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in trying out next year to get acquainted with the team, and a great way to learn more about Mock Trial while supporting the team. There is minimal time commitment. The dates needed are listed below.

Jan. 4: 7:00pm
Jan. 8: 1:00pm
Jan. 11: 7:00pm
Jan. 15: 1:00pm
Jan. 18: 7:00pm
Jan. 22: 1:00pm
Jan. 25: 7:00pm
Jan. 29: 1:00pm 
Feb. 1: 7:00pm
Feb. 5: 1:00pm
Feb. 8: 7:00pm

The team needs four witnesses each practice, so we need your help. Please contact Carly Harvey at carly.a.harvey@gmail.com if you are willing to be a witness or have any questions.