Student Bar Association News

1L Mock Interview Resume Deadline - 1-17

1L Resumes are due TODAY (January 17) at midnight to confirm your participation in the January 26 mock interviews at Frost Brown Todd.  Please submit them to Dani Smith at

3L Composite Photograph Info

3L Composite Picture Details
Time: 1:00 - 7:00pm
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Location: Brandeis School of Law
The photographer will provide a sign-up sheet this week.  Until then, you can send an email to to reserve your time or with any questions.  If you cannot make that day, there are two make-up dates provided below.  Again, the cost is $22.50 (payable credit or check) and please wear a dark suit.    
Make-up Opportunities on Campus
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 1 - 4:30 pm
2033 S. Fourth St., Louisville
Photographer: Adam Gabbard (513-549-1018)
Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 12:00 - 6:00pm
2033 S. Fourth St., Louisville
Photographer: Bret Steinmetz (314-849-4711)

BARBRI: Gauging Interest in Indiana Bar Review Course to be held at UL Summer 2013

f you are planning on taking the Indiana Bar in July 2013 and using Barbri as your bar review prep course AND would like to go to class at UL Law (instead of driving to Bloomington, IN, or watching the lectures on your computer), please e-mail Leah Smith at Depending on interest, Barbri may attempt to hold a class at UL Law. Please respond by Wednesday, January 23. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail Leah.

Kentucky Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division - CLE "Being an LGBT Attorney in Kentucky”

The Diversity Committee of the KBA Young Lawyers Division and the Louisville Bar Association have partnered to host a Continuing Legal Education Event on Friday, March 22, 2013 (1 pm to 2:30 pm), titled, "Being an LGBT Attorney in Kentucky".

This CLE takes serious look at diversity in the legal profession in the 21st century and will explore the personal and professional realities of being a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender attorney in Kentucky. The panelists will discuss the positive and negative experiences they have encountered in working in Kentucky's legal community because of their sexual orientation. The panelists will outline the current status of local, state and federal law pertaining to protection from sexual orientation discrimination and same-sex marriages. The issue of the best practices legal workplaces can undertake to have an inclusive environment focused on eliminating overt and obscure acts sexual orientation bias, such as the structure of certain employee benefit policies, will also be addressed. The CLE will include a discussion of whether gay or transgender lawyers/law students should be upfront about their sexual orientation with prospective employers and if they should or can keep their sexual identity separated from their work as a lawyer.

This event will be held at the Louisville Bar Association Center, 600 West Main Street in downtown Louisville. Please Note: Attendees will have to pay for parking. Spaces are available in a number of lots or garages near the LBA Center.

The members of the KBA Young Lawyers Division would love to see as many law students as possible attend this CLE. Reservations must be submitted through the Louisville Bar Association via its website (, by calling the LBA at (502) 583-5314 or by email (

Additional Program information is included with this Announcement.

Questions? You may contact:

Tiffany Bowman, Chair - KBA YLD Diversity Committee

502-645-7565 (mobile) 

Class of 2013 Composite Photo

Wear a dark suit. Cost is $22.50/person, includes smaller personal composite. Payable by check or credit card. May order additional photographs. Date is Wednesday, January 30, 2012 from 1-8 pm. Sign-up sheet will be posted this week. Look classy, but be yourself. Make up date is Tuesday, January 22 at (location TBD, but on-campus) or mid-February.

SBA Reps and Contact Information

Your SBA would like to remind you of your elected representatives and provide you with a method of contact:

President: Jacob Giesecke

Vice President: J. Brandon Johnson

Secretary: Charlie Rowland

Treasurer: Paul Bradford

Social Chair: Christy Ferko

Technology Chair: Brian Strunk 

Fundraising Chair: Erica Wood

Public Relations Chair: Jessica Williamson

Public Service Chair: Tara Skaggs

ABA Rep: Derek Miles

Career Services Chair: Dani Smith

SGA Senators: Damon McCormick

3L Day Class Rep: Erin Kimla and Shawn Spalding

2L Day Class Rep: Billy Avery and Gayle Johnson

1L Section 1 Rep: Scott Harper

1L Section 2 Rep: Jessica Homer

LBA Rep: Isaac Fain 

UofL Women's Center Trip to Peru - July 2013

The UofL Women's Center is planning a Summer Leadership and Service trip to Peru, currently scheduled for July 3-12, 2013. Please see the attached flyer and itenerary for more details. 



Join the UofL Women 4 Women Student Chapter for a Conference on Human Trafficking in January

Human Trafficking Conference -Modern Day Slavery: Breaking the Chains

Location: University of Louisville Red Barn (Parking Available)
Date: January 16, 2013
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
To Buy Tickets:
For more information, call: 502.852.8976
Presented by the University of Louisville Women 4 Women Student Chapter

Come out to enjoy a dinner, speakers, and silent auction.

Our Speakers and Entertainment Include:

  • Theresa Flores, a victim of Human Trafficking who has been featured on "The Today Show" and MSNBC
  • Colleen Clines, the co-founder and director of Anchal Project
  • Unveiling of Not 4 Sale by donor Nancy Baar
  • A Silent Auction will also be held during the event

This Conference will not only allow you to become more aware of human trafficking, but your support of this event will also help University of Louisville women attend a Summer Leadership and Service Trip to Peru to learn about this epidemic from women who have fallen victim to sexual violence and human trafficking.

Networking Event: YPAL Legal Series Event - Wednesday December 19

The Legal Series will be held this Wednesday, December 19th at Stites & Harbison. Networking, drinks and hors d'oeuvres will begin at 5:30pm, with the featured speaker beginning at 6:15pm.


For those unfamiliar with this event, every quarter, YPAL's Legal Committee has put on the Legal Series which features a prominent figure in Louisville with a legal background who will discuss his or her career path and how to succeed as a young professional in the legal community. Past speakers have included KFC's Chief Legal Officer Cathy Tang and Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director of Enterprise Corp (for GLI). The upcoming Legal Series will feature Gill Holland, the co-creator of the Green Building and innovator behind the Nulu area in Louisville. Gill will provide an extremely interesting look at the different paths a young professional with a legal background can take, as he is involved in several endeavors, including the music and film industry, in which he just placed a film in the Sundance Film Festival.


Event Details
Legal Series: Gill Holland
12/19/2012 (changed from 12/18/12)
Networking: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Event Time: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
400 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202


YPAL Members: free
Non YPAL Members: $15.00

Final Reminder: Holiday Reception This Friday!

*RSVP by 12/4* 

Your SBA would like to extend an invitation to take a break during finals and attend the Law Holiday ReceptionDetails can be found here. If you plan on attending, please RSVP.

When: 12/7/12 5-7PM

Where: Mosiac Lobby and the New Hebel Courtroom

Cost: Free to Attend, Cash Bar.