Student Bar Association News

Enhancing Employment Prospects through Mentoring

Panel on mentoring sponsored by the Student Bar Association

3:45-4:45 - Room 275, Wednesday, March 7

 

What's the difference between a mentor, a role model, networking, and a person who serves as a reference?  How do you find a mentor?  How do mentoring relationships work?  Leaders in the legal profession will provide their perspectives on mentoring at an SBA sponsored panel.

Moderator: Professor Laura Rothstein

Speakers: Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Lisa Abramson and Bobby Simpson, Corporate Counsel, General Electric; President Louisville Bar Association 

FREE TAX PREPARATION

Free Tax Preparation is provided in Davidson Hall Rm 105B on Mon-Thurs at 10am-4pm! Must make less than 31K for 2011. Bring identification, social security card, and tax documents!

Student of the Month Award

The Student Bar Association is proud to announce that the recipient of the Student of the Month Award for January 2012 is Amanda Warford!

Amanda is a published member and the Senior Articles Editor of the University of Louisville Law Review, Volume 50. Throughout her time in law school, she has been a participant in the Street Law Partnership with Central High School, a research assistant for Professor Judith Fischer, and a member of many student organizations. Amanda is a recipient of the Bench & Bar Fund Scholarship, as well as of the Marian Kincaid Warns & Carl Warns, Jr. Scholarship. Last summer, she participated in a panel for the 28th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. Labor & Employment Law Institute entitled "Objection! Evidentiary Issues in Employment Litigation." Her legal experience includes working as a legal intern for Thomas M. Jones, an attorney in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and as a law clerk for Bishop & Associates, P.S.C. She has also worked as a summer associate for Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP. After graduation, Amanda will be clerking for Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. in Owensboro, Kentucky. She will then return to Louisville, where she has accepted a position with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP.

 

The Student Bar Association congratulates Amanda for her accomplishments and contributions to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.

American Association for Justice Meeting Today

Did you enjoy Torts class? Are you interested in learning more about being a trial attorney? The newly formed University of Louisville student chapter of the American Association for Justice is holding its first meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 175. Free pizza and drinks will be served. Louisville trial lawyer Hans G. Poppe will be guest speaker, and representatives from the AAJ and the Kentucky Justice Association will be on hand to explain the professional and networking benefits of these two powerful organizations. Free copies of Trial Lawyer magazine to first 25 students. Free T-shirt to anyone who joins AAJ or KJA at the meeting. Want to learn more? Contact 3L Alex Davis at alex@jonesward.com </alex@jonesward.com> , or 2L Ashley Haile at ashley@jonesward.com </ashley@jonesward.com> .

Education Law and Policy Society - First Meeting

Are you interested in Education Law & Policy? Join the Education Law and Policy Society, a newly forming RSO! An informational meeting will be on Tuesday, February 14th at 12:00pm in room 175.

The mission of the Education Law and Policy Society (“Ed Law”) is to strengthen University of Louisville – Brandeis School of Law students’ commitment to achieving educational equity in public education by providing: 1) resources for coursework, advocacy, research, and careers related to education and the law; 2) forums for discussing all educational issues including the achievement gap, the cycle of poverty, racial/ethnic/gender equality, higher education, and relevant reform measures with legal practitioners, professors, and colleagues; and 3) volunteer opportunities that directly impact students in underserved areas.

Contact Cassie Restrepo at cassie.restrepo@gmail.com if you cannot attend but would like more information on joining this new group.

American Association for Justice Meeting

Did you enjoy Torts class? Are you interested in learning more about being a trial attorney? The newly formed University of Louisville student chapter of the American Association for Justice is holding its first meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 13, in Room 175. Free pizza and drinks will be served. Louisville trial lawyer Hans G. Poppe will be guest speaker, and representatives from the AAJ and the Kentucky Justice Association will be on hand to explain the professional and networking benefits of these two powerful organizations. Free copies of Trial Lawyer magazine to first 25 students. Free T-shirt to anyone who joins AAJ or KJA at the meeting. Want to learn more? Contact 3L Alex Davis at alex@jonesward.com, or 2L Ashley Haile at ashley@jonesward.com

SELS 4th Annual Superbowl Party!

Come take a break from studying and join everyone at Molly Malones on Bardstown Road for the 4th Annual Superbowl Party. Kickoff time is at 6:30PM on Sunday, February 5th, 2012. The cost is $5 for SELS members and $10 for nonmembers which includes all you can eat, all you can drink. 

Mayor's Office Guest Speaker - Today

Today, Ted Smith, Director of Economic Development from Mayor Fischer's office, is coming for a discussion/Q&A on Law and business development, innovation, entrepreneurship, and more. All law students and faculty are welcome. (We may have some guests from the MBA school as well).  Come to Room 075 from 1 to 2:15pm.  Pizza and drinks will be served. 

1L Mock Interview Reminder

The 1L Mock Interviews are taking place tomorrow, January 21st, at the offices of Frost Brown Todd.  Please see the important details set out below.  Also, a schedule of the interview times is attached.   

Parking:  Two options.  Street parking should be available at no charge or there is a parking garage attached to the building for $1.50/hour.

Check in:  First, you must go to the security desk on the ground floor to sign into the building (they will have your name on a list).  After signing in, go to Frost Brown Todd reception on the 32nd floor where you will check in for your interview.  Someone will then direct you to Conference Room H to wait until your interview is ready to begin.  Fruit, coffee, and orange juice will be available.


Preparation and Attire:  In order to get the most out of this you should treat it as a real interview in every way, meaning:  (1) dress in professional interview attire,  (2) bring copies of your resume, (3) be prepared to ask questions, and (4) research your interviewers.  You will not need a cover letter, writing sample, or list of references.

Make sure to write thank you notes to your interviewers.  There is a limited supply of Brandeis School of Law stationary available for those who would like to use it. 

 

MCB Results

The Moot Court Board would like to congratulate this year's members of the National Moot Court Team: Stephanie Carr, Brittany Hampton, Samantha Constantine and Paige Hamby for an outstanding performance in Richmond, VA last weekend.  Both teams represented the Law School very well against impressive competition.  The team consisting of Paige Hamby and Samantha Constatine did especially well winning both matches in the preliminary rounds and losing by only two points to Duke University, last year's champions, in the quarter finals.  Please congratulate these students on their success and hard work!