Student Life News
The United States Department of State has announced the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.
Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found here.
Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.
The CLS Program has planned outreach events at universities across the U.S. in fall 2011. Check out the CLS website or its Facebook page.
For more information about the CLS Program and to access the on-line application, please visit the CLS website: http://www.clscholarship.org. Law school alumnus Jeffrey Benedict, who currently works in UofL's International Office, has also agreed to work with students interested in filling out an application. You can contact Jeffrey here.
Law students are invited to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. A $2,000 cash prize will be awarded to the student work that best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic of constitutional environmental law. Entries must be received by April 13, 2012. For more information on eligibility, submission requirements, criteria, and sample topics, see attached summary.
Last call! Any students who want to attend the LBA IP section meeting in the Law School on Tuesday, the 13th, should RSVP to Dean Cross no later than noon on Monday. The meeting is a chance for you to meet local intellectual property attorneys, as well as hear presentations on interesting IP topics by our own Professor Smith and 3L Brenton Stanley.
Those students who have already indicated they plan to attend need not RSVP again.
Congratulations to Gina Young who is the winner of a $10 gift card to Burger King and a UofL Law decal. Please stop by Dean Ballard's office today before 4:00 p.m. to claim your prizes.
Our daily prize drawings are now finished. But, now and then, just to make sure you keep checking the Docket, we'll draw for a prize recipient and post it in the Docket. So keep reading -- for prize notices now and then and for other important daily news!