Student Life News

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.

Softball Results

As Tom Hanks pointed out, "There's no crying in baseball." The "Rookies" 1L team managed to pull out a slim 19-11 victory over the Veterans last Saturday at Churchill Park before a near-sellout crowd of faculty, staff, significant others, two Dachshunds, a Boxer, and a Border Collie. The Veterans succumbed to their more youthful opponents despite near-error-free fielding and the help of a "ringer" Chris Thompson, son of Registrar Barbara Thompson. Watch the Daily Docket for news of future softball and other sporting events.

Environmental Law and Land Use Society

The newly formed University of Louisville School of Law Environmental Law and Land Use Society elected its first group of officers Thursday. Algeria Ford was elected President; Laura Clemons, Eric Burnette, Amy Stein and Chris Denlein were elected as Vice Presidents; Nick Hart was elected Secretary and Brian Pollock was elected Treasurer. Also at the meeting, Faculty Advisor Tony Arnold discussed joint-degree opportunities for a J.D./Master in Urban Planning. Look for more information about the Society on the Student Life section of the Law school's web page in coming weeks. Membership is still open.

National Association for the Mentally Ill

NAMI ( National Association for the Mentally Ill) walk will be held this Sunday (September 9) at the Waterfront Park at 2 p.m.  If you are interested in being apart of city wide action for the mentally ill and their families- please join us.  If any of you as law students have a family member that struggles with a mental illness- then you understand the need for support and change in society regarding these issues.  NAMI provides education and advocacy on these issues! We also would like to start networking with law students or professors who are interested in these issues.  Please contact Rebekah Cotton (1L) at rjhick01@louisville.edu or Carol Hicks at carolhicks@fmgmail.com for more information.  We care! We understand! Come and walk with us!! 

Employment Discrimination canceled Monday

Professor Marcosson’s 3:50 class this afternoon (Employment Discrimination) is canceled due to illness. Students should check the intranet for a correction to today’s reading assignment, if they have not already done so.

First Ellen B. Ewing Law Intern Featured in Local Bar Journal

In 2007, Marque Carey became the first recipient of the Ellen B. Ewing Law Internship in Public Service. The fellowship allowed Carey to work in the Legal Aid Society’s Family Law unit for the summer, working with disadvantaged clients in divorce, child custody and child support cases.

Carey is completing a dual degree in law and social work. To read Carey’s profile in the August 2007 Louisville Bar Briefs, click here.

About the Foundation

The Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation was established at the University of Louisville School of Law in 2005 with generous gifts from the Louisville Bar Foundation and the Women Lawyers Association. The fund provides up to $4,000 in summer fellowship funding for a University of Louisville law student to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Support the Foundation

Lawlapalooza 2007, a competition among local bands that have at least one attorney or law student member, will be held Thursday, September 20, 2007, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This annual event raises money for the Ellen B. Ewing Foundation.

To sign up your band, contact Jim Becker at 502/852-6084, or j.becker@louisville.edu. Band information updates will be available on the web at www.law.louisville.edu/lawlapalooza as well. Band registration is $50. Those wishing to support the bands and the foundation may purchase advance tickets for $20; tickets will be available at the door for $25. All registration fees and tickets are tax deductible. For advance ticket information or sponsorship information, contact Mary Jo Gleason at 502/852-8850 or maryjo.gleason@louisville.edu.