Student Life News

2008 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The Warren E. Burger Prize is awarded to encourage thoughtful practical scholarship in the areas of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The American Inns of Court invites professors, students, judges, and other authors to participate in the writing competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The submission deadline is June 15, 2008.

The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $5,000, and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger Prize will be presented to the author at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence in Washington, DC on October 11, 2008.

For more information or questions about the competition, please contact Cindy Dennis, cdennis@innsofcourt.org

To learn more about the American Inns of Court, go to its website: http://www.innsofcourt.org/ 

 For more information about the Warren E. Burger Prize and a list of past recipients, click here.

Summer Law Institute & Internship in Seoul

Fordham University School of Law and Sungkyunkwan University College of Law are pleased to co-sponsor the third annual Summer Law Institute, a three week academic program in international and comparative law in Seoul, Korea from June 10-27, 2008. The 2007 Summer Institute was attended by 97 law students and practitioners, with students coming from 35 U.S. and Canadian law schools including Boston College, Cornell, Fordham, Hastings, USC, University of Texas, and Villanova. Five countries were represented in the student body, including two students from Beijing University in China.

Students may enroll in three credit hours by taking one of the following courses: International Human Rights Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Business Transactions. These courses will be taught in English by distinguished tenured or tenure-track faculty from Fordham and the University of Washington Law Schools. The program will also offer optional Korean language lessons for those students interested in learning some basic Korean. Students will be able to enroll in three credit hours during the program, and the courses are approved by the ABA for credit toward the J.D. degree.

Following the program, students who would like to stay on for internships at Korea's largest multi-national companies, the Korean supreme and constitutional courts, human rights organizations, as well as some summer associate positions at leading Korean law firms, will have the opportunity to do so under the auspices of the Institute's non-credit internship program.

Program students will also tour the Korean National Court, the Supreme Court, the National Prosecutor's Office and the Foreign Ministry, and attend an extensive selection of extra-curricular tours and social events that enable students to experience Korean cultural life.

To find out more about this extraordinary program, please visit our website at: http://law.fordham.edu/korea/ or contact the Program Coordinator, Leighanne Yuh, at lyuh@law.fordham.edu, 212-636-7571.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!! We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.

Louisville Law National Moot Court Teams Shine at Regional Competition

Two University of Louisville teams achieved success at the National Moot Court Regional Competition, November 16-17 in Richmond, Va. One team, made up of third-year students Robyn Lurding and Claire Parsons, and a second team with third-year Jeff Nicoson and second-year Steve Mattingly, both had undefeated records in the Friday preliminary rounds and advanced the Saturday quarter-finals. Along the way, they knocked off teams from UNC, George Mason, William & Mary, and Kentucky. Only six of the 20 teams made it through to the quarters, and U of L had two of them.

National Moot Court faculty advisor Professor Sam Marcosson shared his pride in the teams, "I could not have been any prouder of them; they were truly brilliant and they represented the school wonderfully. Congratulations to the two teams for their tremendous performances, both in the prelims and in two close quarter-finals against outstanding teams from Duke."

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships

Notices about the Spring 2008 Externships:


(1)An informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, November 6th at
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. in Room 071.

(2)The application for certification as a student representative by the Supreme Court of
Kentucky must be submitted to Rita Siegwald on or before November 19,
2007.

(3)The Domestic Violence Externship will not be offered.

 

(4) The Legal Aid externship has been added to the latest version of the Spring 2008 schedule.

Spring 2008 Registration Deadlines

The Spring 2008 registration packets will be available from the Student Records office on Wednesday, October 31. Please read them carefully for information about registering for your Spring 2008 courses. Failure to follow the instructions may result in delays in your registration and loss of priority registration. In particular, please be aware of the following dates:

Wednesday, November 7: Employment certification and any applicable Pre-registration forms are due to the Student Records office

Thursday, November 8: Priority registration for full-time 3L students and all part-time students.

Friday, November 9: Priority registration for full-time 2L students.

Monday, November 12: Registration for 1L students

November 13-18: University registration system is closed.

2008 American College of Legal Medicine Writing Competitions

The American College of Legal Medicine is sponsoring two legal medicine writing competitions open to law students. The deadline for submission to all competitions is January 15, 2008.

1. The Letourneau Award ‑ for law students

2. The Hoffman Bioethics Award ‑for students currently enrolled in
an accredited law, medical, podiatric, nursing, dental, health science
or health care administration program in the United States or Canada

Complete competition details are available on the ACLM website at
http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/default.aspx

Applications Being Accepted for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment invites applications for its 2008-09 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

The IRLE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to support a new generation of scholars engaged in research on issues of labor and employment. The program offers a unique opportunity for young scholars - both J.D. and Ph.D. recipients - to pursue research on labor and employment in an interdisciplinary setting. We will select two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year.

IRLE Postdoctoral Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis and awarded an annual stipend of $52,000 (plus benefits) together with $3,000 for research expenses. Fellows will be expected to teach a one-quarter undergraduate course while in residence and to participate in IRLE colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year.

Applicants must have earned a J.D. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited university between January 1, 2004 and June 30, 2008 to be considered for the 2008-09 fellowship year. Applications must be received by January 11, 2008. The final selection will be announced in April 2008.

For further information and application forms, visit http://www.irle.ucla.edu/.

Law Student Union Summer Internship

A ten-week summer internship for law students interested in getting hands on experience with legal representation of unions and grassroots organizing.  2Ls must apply by October 22.  1Ls must apply by January 28.  Information available at http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/unionsujmmer/lsus.cfm.

Kentucky Lawyers and Judges Share Experiences with Students

As a part of the Partners in Professionalism program sponsored by the University of Louisville School of Law and the Louis D. Brandeis American Inns of Court, a panel of two appellate court judges and two attorneys shared with interested law students what it means to be professional. The presentation, "Beyond the MPRE: What You Need to Know About Being a Professional in the Practice of Law," brought together students and members of the bar to discuss the realities of law practice and the need for civility, discretion, and respect in those who choose this career.

Partners in Professionalism will host three more programs throughout the school year:

  • October 23 - Avoiding the Money - How to Stay Out of Trouble
  • January 29 - What You Need to Know About Clients
  • March 4 - What You Need to Know to Make the Transition from Law School to Practice - Surviving the First Six Months

All Louisville Law students are invited to attend these programs.

The mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. Most Inns concentrate on issues surrounding civil and criminal litigation practice, and include attorneys from a number of specialties. However, there are several Inns that specialize in criminal practice, federal litigation, tax law, administrative law, white-collar crime, bankruptcy, intellectual property, family law, or employment and labor law.

 

Dean Chen welcomes students and those in the profession to "Partners in Professionalism"

Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Martin Johnstone shares information about the Louis D. Brandeis American Inns of Court and its mission.

The September 25 panel included (l-r) Judge Thomas Wine, attorney J. Michael Brown, Chief Judge Sara Walter Combs and attorney William E. Johnson.

Attorney Jack Ballantine and Louisville Law students listen to the presentation.

Louisville AIDS Walk

Last year our Brandeis School of Law AIDS Walk team did an amazing job of raising money and standing out in the community.   Let's do it again!!  This year the Louisville AIDS Walk is on Sunday, Sept. 30.  A special guest will be John Yarmuth.  Please register and join our team (Brandeis School of Law) by going to louisvilleaidswalk.org and "join an existing team."  Start collecting donations from anyone you think would like to give.  Also, be on the lookout for the next few weeks if you would like to donate at our table in the lobby.  If you have any questions, contact Candace Kenyon at cckeny01@louisville.edu.