Student Bar Association News
The KBA president will be at the law school to meet with students this Wednesday, November 14th at 4 for a casual meet and greet. This is a great opportunity to meet with a person that has a TON of connections across the state of Kentucky! We will be in the Cox Lounge. See you there!
Attention students graduating in December 2012, May 2013, or August 2013:
On Tuesday, November 13, at 12:15 p.m., representatives from the Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions, including Ms. Elizabeth Feamster, Director and General Counsel, Ms. Mary Riddell, Deputy Director, Mr. Eric Ison, Chair of the Board of Bar Examiners, and Mr. Grant Helman, Chair of the Character and Fitness Committee, will present a mandatory bar program for graduating law students on candor and related bar issues you may face when applying to take the bar.
ABA Standard 302(a)(5) requires that each student receive substantial instruction in “the history, goals, structure, values, rules and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.” In addition, Interpretation 302-6 requires that the School of Law “involve members of the bench and bar in the instruction required by Standard 302(a)(5).” This program is designed to provide instruction on professionalism issues concerning law students and lawyers and also to satisfy the ABA’s requirement in Standard 302(a)(5).
Attendance at the November 13 program is a requirement for graduation.
The program will also include information about application deadlines to sit for the Kentucky Bar Exam, the application process, the format of the exam, and much more. The program will conclude by 1:30 p.m.
At the October 2012 faculty meeting, the faculty approved the following change to the upper division writing requirement:
To meet the writing requirement, a paper must be at least 6,250 words in length, exclusive of footnotes or endnotes, and must be supported by footnotes, endnotes, or other appropriate citation of authority. A paper submitted in a seminar, as well as one submitted for journal publication, must be typed.
The change to the upper division writing requirement will be effective beginning in the Fall 2013 semester. To view the entire section pertaining to the upper division writing requirement, click here.
Law students are invited to join the Louisville Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section and Litigation Section, the Young Professionals Association of Louisville's ("YPAL") Legal Committee, and the Kentucky Justice Association's Young Lawyers Committee for a Joint Networking Event to Benefit the Jefferson County Courthouse Technology Upgrade Project ("JCUP").
Monday, November 5
5:00pm to 7:00pm
301 West Market St.
There is no charge for the event, but donations to the JCUP project are encouraged. For law students, a donation of $5 at the door will be recommended. There will be many young lawyers as well as several senior attorneys who are supporting the courtroom upgrade project. Judge Chauvin, who is leading the upgrade project, has indicated that many of the circuit judges will be attending as well. Cash bar. Light appetizers provided.
Congratulations to Professor Abramson, winner of the SBA Pumpkin War. Professor Abramson narrowly edged out Professor Levinson by 31 cents, for a total of $37.31.
SBA would like to thank all of those who contributed, all of the professors who volunteered to participate, and Professor Abramson.
The SBA would like to congratulate Cassie Kennedy for being selected as Student of the Month for October. Cassie is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Education and serves as an Executive Board Advisor for the Student Bar Foundation. She competed on the Criminal Law Moot Court team and represented UofL in the American Bar Association's negotiation competition. In addition to her activities at school, Cassie also volunteers her time to the Central High School partnership as a writing skills mentor and has been involved with the Kentucky Refugee Ministries as a community resources and volunteer coordinator. Cassie is currently a law clerk at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.
Any law student, faculty, or staff may nominate, and the SBA votes to approve, the Student of the Month award. The Student of the Month is recognized for his or her dedication to increasing the University of Louisville Law School's reputation. The SBA Public Relations Chair facilitates this award and current SBA members are not eligible to win the Student of the Month.
If you would like to nominate a student for Student of the
Month, you may submit a nomination at
Congratulations again to Cassie!
2/3/4Ls: The Barbri MPRE class will be held at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday (October 27) in Room 275. MPRE books will be available at the class if you did not pick yours up at Table Day. If you have questions, please e-mail Leah Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1Ls: Barbri books are available for pick-up if you did not get yours at Table Day last week. Please e-mail Leah Smith at email@example.com to schedule a time/place to pick yours up.