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The Executive Committee of the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar has established the Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student Award. The award was created to recognize both excellence and achivement in the field of bankruptcy and corporate restructuring law, and to encourage the pursuit of a career in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring.
Dean Ballard is accepting student self nominations through May 17, 2013. Nominees for the MRBS Distinguished Law Student Award will be a first or second year law student with a superior academic record, a strong interest in the practice of bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring, and a commitment to pursuing a career in the practice.
To self nominate, please send your resume and a statement of interest in the fields of bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring to Dean Ballard by May 17. Members of the Executive Committee will select up to four students from law schools in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky to receive the award. The recipients will receive:
- Complimentary registration at the Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar scheduled for August 22-23 in Cincinnati, Ohio;
- Reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses;
- Two nights stay at the Westin Hotel in Cincinnati;
- Invitations to the Reds game on August 21 and faculty dinner on August 22;
- Listing of the Distinguished Law Student recipients on the MRBS website; and
- Recognition and award during lunch on August 22.
Info Session on Thursday: Moot Court & Professional Skills Board Membership and Extramural Advocacy CompetitionsPosted March 1st, 2013 by Kimberly K. Ballard
All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to attend the MCB Information Session to hear from current officers of the MCB as they discuss the benefits of membership and how students can participate on one the Law School’s many extramural advocacy teams, earn academic credit, and satisfy the Skills requirement.
Upper-division law students will also discuss their experiences as a moot court team member or team facilitator.
The program will begin at 12:05 in Room 275. Lunch will be provided to attendees.
All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to an informative information session on Wednesday, March 6, from 12:00 to 12:45, regarding the Kentucky Innocence Project (KIP) Externship. Students who participate in the KIP Externship learn about investigative techniques, witness interviewing skills, filing post-conviction motions, and evidence handling. Students then go into the field in supervised teams of two or three students to serve the interests of their clients.
Linda Smith, the Supervising Attorney for KIP, will discuss the Kentucky Innocence Project and how you can participate during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. This externship is available to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.
Please join us on March 6, at noon, in Room 175. The Cafe will cater lunch for attendees. Please bring your own drink.
Each academic year, several opportunities exist for skills-based externship experiences. If you are thinking about participating in an externship or working in the Law Clinic this summer or during the fall semester, please attend the Information Session on Tuesday, March 5, to hear from faculty supervisors, field supervisors, and students. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, the Internal Revenue Service, the Law Clinic, and the faculty members who oversee the summer and fall externship and clinic opportunities will present information to help you plan your schedule.
Information will be provided relating to the following externships:
Criminal Justice - Prosecution; County Attorney; Legal Aid; Clinical Research Contracts; Tax – Internal Revenue Service; Department of Public Advocacy; Immigration; Judicial; Technology Transfer; and new In-House Counsel externships with Louisville Metro Gov't and Fort Knox. Professor Shelley Santry will also discuss the Law Clinic and how you can work for the Clinic this summer or fall and earn academic credit.
The session will begin at 12:05 p.m. in Room 175. All 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to attend. Attendees can enjoy a lunch catered by Fazoli's, including pasta, salad, and breadsticks. Please bring your own drink.
For students interested in further developing skills and distinguishing themselves in the job market, the Law School will offer a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills” and a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills” to be awarded as an honor upon graduation. The award of a Certificate is intended to demonstrate to potential employers that the student possesses additional training in lawyering skills and values associated with litigation practice or transactional practice.
On Monday, March 4, at noon in Room 275, Professor Tim Hall, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will describe both certificate programs and discuss:
• Eligibility for Participation
• Requirements for Award of a Certificate
• Program curriculum
This is your chance to learn about an opportunity to develop further distinction at the JD level, and to receive recognition for successful completion of a course of study and advanced training in preparation for professional practice. All law students are invited to attend.
Attention 1Ls and 2Ls - As you begin to think about your schedule for summer 2013 and fall 2013, be sure to attend the upcoming informations sessions that will cover the litigation and transactional skills certificate programs; summer and fall externship opportunities for rising 2Ls and 3Ls; Law Clinic opportunities during summer and fall; the Kentucky Innocence Project; Moot Court Board membership; extramural advocacy competitions; and Dual Degree programs. Here are the dates and times for each program:
- Monday, March 4: Skills Certificate Interest Session at noon in Room 275
- Tuesday, March 5: Externships and Law Clinic Information Session (catered by Fazoli's) at 12:05 in Room 175
- Wednesday, March 6: Kentucky Innocence Project Information Session (catered by The Cafe) at noon in Room 175
- Thursday, March 7: Moot Court Board and Extramural Skills Competitions Info Session at 12:05 in Room 275
- Tuesday, March 26: Dual Degree Programs (catered by Tom+Chee) at 12:05 in Room 175
On Thursday, February 28, in Room 175, at 12:10, join the editors of the Law School’s three journals for an informative program regarding the opportunity for journal membership during your second or third year of law school. Panelists will discuss the benefits of journal membership, the application process and timeline, selection criteria, membership responsibilities, satisfying the writing requirement, earning academic credit, and much more. This is your only opportunity to hear from all three journals in one setting and get your questions answered.
We'll have pizza and breadsticks for attendees.
The following week, March 4 - March 7, a different information session will be offered each day. Mark these on your calendar and don't worry about having to bring lunch!
Monday, March 4: Skills Certificate Interest Session
Tuesday, March 5: Externships and Law Clinic Information Session (catered by Fazoli's)
Wednesday, March 6: Kentucky Innocence Project Information Session (catered by The Cafe)
Thursday, March 7: Moot Court Board and Extramural Skills Competitions Info Session