Student Bar Association News

Barrister's Is Coming! - February 21st

Mark your calendars - SBA's 2014 Barristers' Ball will be held Friday, February 21st from 8 PM - Midnight in the Barrel Room at The Pointe! We'll have appetizers, beverages, and a DJ, as well as paparazzi for this Old Hollywood affair. Continue to check your email for details. For parents, we've also been in touch with a reputable babysitting service to help out for the night! Please call (502) 254-2999 to book your sitter. We hope to see you there! 

Attention 3L's - Composite Photo Reminder

If you are not being photographed on Wednesday for 3L composites, and have arranged to be photographed at another location you must confirm this with Christy Ferko by 7pm TODAY so that I can include you in the alphabetical roster. Email: Christy.Ferko@gmail.com

Attention 3L's - Composite Photo Reminder

If you are not being photographed on Wednesday for 3L composites, and have arranged to be photographed at another location you must confirm this with Christy Ferko by 7pm tomorrow so that I can include you in the alphabetical roster. Email: Christy.Ferko@gmail.com

Barrister's is Coming! - February 21st

Mark your calendars - SBA's 2014 Barristers' Ball will be held Friday, February 21st from 8 PM - Midnight in the Barrel Room at The Pointe! We'll have appetizers, beverages, and a DJ, as well as paparazzi for this Old Hollywood affair. Continue to check your email for details. For parents, we've also been in touch with a reputable babysitting service to help out for the night! Please call (502) 254-2999 to book your sitter. We hope to see you there! 

Legal Studies Institute -- Jump Start Your Legal Career in Washington, D.C.

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. I am writing to ask that you share the announcement below with first and second year law students as well as the leadership of your student organizations to distribute to their members.

 

The Legal Studies Institute (LSI) provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.

 

In today’s increasingly competitive legal job market, future employers require substantive professional experience.  LSI places students in engaging legal internships that allow them to further develop their professional skills and gain a competitive edge in the legal job market.  Move forward with confidence in your career by adding depth and experience to your resume.  LSI staff work closely with students to ensure that internship placement fits both their career interests and goals.

 

Top 5 Reasons to Intern with LSI this Summer:
(1) Gain real world legal experience to jump-start your legal career

(2) Practice your legal research and writing skills

(3) Explore areas of law that you may one day want to practice

(4) Develop professional relationships with contacts in the legal field

(5) Earn academic credit from Georgetown University Law Center or Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law

 

 

For priority scholarship consideration and a 5% tuition discount, we encourage students to apply by February 6, 2014.  The final deadline is March 18, 2014.

 

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

 

Best regards,

 

Colin Parks
Program Manager, Legal Studies Institute

LEGAL@tfas.org

vice
LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE

May 22 – August 1, 2014

Washington, D.C.

www.DCinternships.org/LSI

Early Deadline: February 6, 2014     

 

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

·         Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Internship sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies.  Past internship sites have included:

 

o    The Roosevelt Group

o    Hannon Law Group

o    Washington Legal Foundation

o    National Immigration Law Center

o    D.C. Administrative Hearings

o    D.C. Attorney General

 

·         Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Previous guest speakers have included:

 

o    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

o    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey

o    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski

o    D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg

 

·         Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.

 

·         Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.

 

·         Constitutional Law Course at Georgetown Law: You will be enrolled in a constitutional law course titled “Constitutional Interpretation: Originalism in Theory and Practice.” Classes will be held at Georgetown University Law Center and taught by Georgetown Law faculty. Students will receive credit from Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law or from Georgetown University Law Center for an additional fee.

 

·         Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants as roommates. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.

 

·         Scholarships: 70% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

 

 

 

“LSI was the most remarkable experience for which I could have asked. I met wonderful people, was placed in an intellectually stimulating internship, and was offered many professional opportunities. If I could, I would participate again in a heartbeat.”

Michelle Anderson, Louisiana State University Law Center

Legal Intern, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings

 

“I was able to draft legal memoranda, respond to discovery requests, attend pre-trial settlement conferences, and even be on-site for my first civil trial while interning in D.C.  My law firm experience helped assure me that when asked to complete a task for a trial, I will be ready to perform quickly and effectively.  I am now confident that I can get a job in any law firm in any state that I choose to practice.”

Blake Edwards, University of Kentucky

Legal Intern, Bregman Berbert Schwartz & Gilday

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 6, 2014 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

 

Many legal internship sites request resumes early in the year for their upcoming summer positions, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

Please visit www.DCinternships.org/LSI for more details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Colin Parks, Legal Studies Institute Program Manager, at LEGAL@tfas.org or 202.986.0384

Legal Studies Institute -- Jump Start Your Legal Career in Washington, D.C.

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC, sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. I am writing to ask that you share the announcement below with first and second year law students as well as the leadership of your student organizations to distribute to their members.

 

The Legal Studies Institute (LSI) provides the opportunity for law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.

 

In today’s increasingly competitive legal job market, future employers require substantive professional experience.  LSI places students in engaging legal internships that allow them to further develop their professional skills and gain a competitive edge in the legal job market.  Move forward with confidence in your career by adding depth and experience to your resume.  LSI staff work closely with students to ensure that internship placement fits both their career interests and goals.

 

Top 5 Reasons to Intern with LSI this Summer:
(1) Gain real world legal experience to jump-start your legal career

(2) Practice your legal research and writing skills

(3) Explore areas of law that you may one day want to practice

(4) Develop professional relationships with contacts in the legal field

(5) Earn academic credit from Georgetown University Law Center or Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law

 

 

For priority scholarship consideration and a 5% tuition discount, we encourage students to apply by February 6, 2014.  The final deadline is March 18, 2014.

 

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

 

Best regards,

 

Colin Parks
Program Manager, Legal Studies Institute

LEGAL@tfas.org

 

 

vice
LEGAL STUDIES INSTITUTE

May 22 – August 1, 2014

Washington, D.C.

www.DCinternships.org/LSI

Early Deadline: February 6, 2014     

 

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

·         Legal Internship: Participants will be placed in a 9-week summer legal internship where they will work full-time and gain substantive experience in the legal profession. Internship sites include law firms, courts, public interest organizations and the legal departments of trade associations, corporations and government agencies.  Past internship sites have included:

 

o    The Roosevelt Group

o    Hannon Law Group

o    Washington Legal Foundation

o    National Immigration Law Center

o    D.C. Administrative Hearings

o    D.C. Attorney General

 

·         Briefings and Activities: Participants will attend private briefings at institutions of the judicial, legislative and executive branches and will meet with prominent judges, lawyers and judicial scholars. Previous guest speakers have included:

 

o    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

o    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey

o    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski

o    D.C. Federal Court of Appeals Judge Douglas Ginsburg

 

·         Career Development Activities: Workshops will be held to help prepare participants for success in their law careers, and planned networking events will facilitate professional interaction.

 

·         Attorney Mentor Program: Each participant will be matched with an experienced lawyer who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program.

 

·         Constitutional Law Course at Georgetown Law: You will be enrolled in a constitutional law course titled “Constitutional Interpretation: Originalism in Theory and Practice.” Classes will be held at Georgetown University Law Center and taught by Georgetown Law faculty. Students will receive credit from Ohio Northern University Pettit School of Law or from Georgetown University Law Center for an additional fee.

 

·         Housing: Students will live in fully-furnished apartments in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other Institute participants as roommates. The apartments provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.

 

·         Scholarships: 70% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.

 

 

 

“LSI was the most remarkable experience for which I could have asked. I met wonderful people, was placed in an intellectually stimulating internship, and was offered many professional opportunities. If I could, I would participate again in a heartbeat.”

Michelle Anderson, Louisiana State University Law Center

Legal Intern, D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings

 

“I was able to draft legal memoranda, respond to discovery requests, attend pre-trial settlement conferences, and even be on-site for my first civil trial while interning in D.C.  My law firm experience helped assure me that when asked to complete a task for a trial, I will be ready to perform quickly and effectively.  I am now confident that I can get a job in any law firm in any state that I choose to practice.”

Blake Edwards, University of Kentucky

Legal Intern, Bregman Berbert Schwartz & Gilday

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 6, 2014 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

 

Many legal internship sites request resumes early in the year for their upcoming summer positions, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

Please visit www.DCinternships.org/LSI for more details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Colin Parks, Legal Studies Institute Program Manager, at LEGAL@tfas.org or 202.986.0384

Barrister's Is Coming! - February 21st

Mark your calendars - SBA's 2014 Barristers' Ball will be held Friday, February 21st from 8 PM - Midnight in the Barrel Room at The Pointe! We'll have appetizers, beverages, and a DJ, as well as paparazzi for this Old Hollywood affair. Continue to check your email for details. For parents, we've also been in touch with a reputable babysitting service to help out for the night! Please call (502) 254-2999 to book your sitter. We hope to see you there! 

Barrister's Is Coming! - February 21st

Mark your calendars - SBA's 2014 Barristers' Ball will be held Friday, February 21st from 8 PM - Midnight in the Barrel Room at The Pointe! We'll have appetizers, beverages, and a DJ, as well as paparazzi for this Old Hollywood affair. Continue to check your email for details. For parents, we've also been in touch with a reputable babysitting service to help out for the night! Please call (502) 254-2999 to book your sitter. We hope to see you there! 

Attention 1L's - Mock Interview Information

All:

 

I am looking forward to seeing you Saturday at mock interviews! ??If you have last minute questions, feel free to call, email or text me. ??My number is included in my email signature.

 

KEY INFO:

 

1. Arrive 15-30 minutes early (and keep in mind it will take a few minutes to sign in with security at the front desk and then take the elevator up to the 32nd floor). ??It may also take a few minutes to find parking. ??Plan accordingly.

 

Location: Mercer (formally Aegon) Building 32nd Floor,??400 West Market Street,??Louisville, KY??

 

2. Be professional. ??You should be in a suit, you should have a copy of your resume with you, and you may want to have a padfolio. ??Padfolios are not required but add to the overall professional atmosphere.??

 

3. Send thank-you notes. ??How will you know where to send thank you notes? ??The address that is on your interviewers business card! ??Many interviewers will naturally hand you a business card at the end of the interview. ??Some will not because they have forgotten or because they want you to ask. ??Be sure to politely request a business card if they do not offer one. ??(eg. "Do you happen to have a business card?").

 

4. Take a deep breath. ??This is a safe learning environment. ??It is doubtful that all of your feed-back will be positive. ??That is okay! ??The attorneys who are helping with this event want to help you market yourself better. ??They are only going to point out your mistakes so that you do not make them again. ??Embrace the chance to improve. ??

 

5. Attached to this email: ??(1) the detail sheet I sent out earlier this week, (2) the interview schedule, and (3) the interview rubric by which your interviewers will "grade" you. ??I have provided all of the interviewers with the rubric. ??They may go rogue and not use it but my guess is that many of them will stay in that general realm of the provided interview scenario.

 

Feel free to contact me, but please read all attachments first! Most answers will be in these documents.

 

See you Saturday,

 

Lee

lee.vish@gmail.com

502-767-8755

Join the ABA Law Student Division 2014-2015 Leadership Team

Join the ABA Law Student Division

2014-2015 Leadership Team

 

Visit??ambar.org/lsdleadership??for the specific eligibility requirements,

nomination/application forms, deadlines, and delivery instructions.

 

The ABA Law Student Division has numerous leadership positions available either by election or appointment. Among the many opportunities and benefits, ABA Law Student Division leadership will provide you with:

  • The opportunity to work with law student leaders across the country, including SBA Presidents, ABA Representatives, national law student organization leaders, as well as licensed attorneys and judges;
  • The opportunity to participate in roundtables, debates, and discussions addressing law student issues and concerns;
  • The ability to foster your leadership, diplomacy, and project management skills; and
  • The opportunity to create policy and present legal education issues that affect law students regionally and nationally.

Past leaders have stated that the professional, educational, and personal rewards they gained from their experience as an ABA Law Student Division leader were invaluable. If you enjoy a good challenge and are ready to roll up your sleeves, enhance your leadership experience, and work toward improving the legal education experience of your fellow classmates, then we strongly encourage you to submit your nomination or application for one of the leadership positions outlined below. All candidates must be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing (dues paid in full). Nominations must be signed by your dean and postmarked by the deadline date indicated. Please visitambar.org/lsdleadership??for the eligibility requirements, the nomination/application forms, deadlines, and mailing instructions.

Law Student Division Board of Governors positions:

  • Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer:??The offices of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer are part of the Division's Executive Committee and participate in the Division's overall operations, long-range planning, execution of a legislative agenda, and developing/maintaining ABA membership in the Division. The officers work with the Circuit Governors, Delegates, and Division Liaisons to better serve law student members and work to increase awareness of ABA offerings to law students across the country. Officers are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year.Nominations must be received via email by??11:59pm on February 1, 2014.
  • Division Represenative to the ABA Board of Governor:??This officer position serves as a voting member on both the Division???s Board of Governors and the ABA Board of Governors. The representative advocates the Law Student Division positions to the ABA Board of Governors and works for adoption of Division and other initiatives filed with the ABA Board that directly affect law students.??Nominations must be received via email by??11:59pm on January 15, 2014.
  • Circuit Governor:??The (15) circuit governors represent and advocate for law students in their regional circuits. Circuit Governors work with the Division officers, delegates and other ABA leaders to develop and promote ABA programs, offerings, services and initiatives. Circuit Governors also cultivate relationships with other leaders of the legal community in their circuit. Circuit Governors are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year.Nominations must be received via email by??11:59pm on February 1, 2014.
  • Student Editor for??Student Lawyermagazine:
    The student editor works with the editor of??Student Lawyer??magazine and is responsible for authoring copy for??Student Lawyer's??Division Dialogue section and for reviewing magazine copy on a monthly basis. The student editor serves as a non-voting member of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year.Applications must be received via email by??11:59pm on February 1, 2014.

The following positions are appointed andapplications must be received via email by??11:59pm on February 15, 2014.

  • Entity Liaisons:??The Law Student Division appoints student liaisons to the over 60 ABA specialty practice areas. The Division Liaisons represent the Law Student Division to their appointed ABA specialty practice entity, work with those specialty practice areas to develop law student programs and services, and report to the Division on issues pertaining to law students that arise at entity meetings.
  • National Student Directors:??One National Student Director is selected to coordinate the Division's VITA program while the other four directors are appointed to work with one of the Division's four competition committees: Arbitration, Client Counseling, Negotiation, and Appellate Advocacy. Travel is required for the competition positions.

If you have any questions or would like more information about any leadership position, please do not hesitate to contact us at??LSD-Nominations@americanbar.org??or one of the ABA Law Student Division leaders listed atambar.org/lsddirectory??for details.

Attend Your Circuit's Spring Meeting and Governor Election:
Visit??ambar.org/lsdspring??for details.

 

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