The American Constitution Society proudly announces its fifth annual National Student Writing Competition. This annual event for law students is an opportunity to recognize legal scholarship that enhances the understanding and reputation of progressive legal theories.
Any full-time or part-time law student currently enrolled in a J.D. program at a US law school is eligible to participate.
The author of the top submission will receive $3000 and be eligible for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
The authors of the two runner-up submissions will each receive $1000.
The submission deadline is Friday, February 20, 2009.
Please see the attached flyer for details.
Exam time is fast-approaching! If you're a first-year student, or even an upper-division student who would like to perform better on your exams this semster, mark you calendar for one of these workshop times where I will present tips on Preparing For and Taking Law School Exams. Attend either Wednesday, October 29 from 1-2 p.m. or Thursday, November 6 from 5-6 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Room LL60.
The Jackson Lewis law firm announces its sponsorship of the Louis Jackson Memorial National Law Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. Chicago-Kent College of Law will administer the competition. As in the past, entries will be blind judged by a panel of five labor/employment law professors. Neither Jackson Lewis not Chicago-Kent will have any say in judging.
The first place award in $3,000 (structured as a scholarship so the recipient will not have to pay icome tax).
There are two second place awards of $1,000 each.
Winning entries will be posted on the competition website.
Entries must be received by Tuesday, January 20, 2009.
Please see the attached competition announcement.
The most recent revisions to the Spring 2009 schedule and Course Notes have been uploaded to the website at the following link:
Printed copies of the schedule and related materials will be available once technical difficulties with our printers have been resolved. In the meantime, please use the above link to access the Spring 2009 schedule.
Beginning Wednesday, October 8, the Phi Alpha Delta office, located in Room LL88, will be open for students to check out study aids during the following hours: M & W 12-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
The Academic Support workshop on outlining and flowcharting will be presented on Wednesday, October 1 from 1-2 p.m. and Tuesday, October 7, from 5-6 p.m. Both sessions are in Room 060.
Are you graduating in December 2008 or May 2009? If so, the law school would like to introduce you to our Alumni.
The 2008 Fall Alumni Magazine will include photos and a little information about next year's graduating class. This information will help our alumni get to know about the great new lawyers we are graduating this year. All law students graduating in August or December 2008 or May 2009 are urged to share a little bit about themselves with our alumni.
This is the same opportunity posted in August. We received many profiles, but not everyone's, and we want the whole graduating class represented!
Don't have a photo? Please contact Beth Haendiges to set up a time for a photograph.
To participate, please click on this link: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/1963 and complete the form. (You must be logged in to access the form.)
The deadline to participate has been extended to October 1.
The program will feature:
- Gabriela Alcalde, Chair, Hispanic/Latino Coalition of Louisville
- Ron Crouch, Director, Kentucky State Data Center
- Ron Russell, Attorney, Russell Immigration Law Firm
- Introductions by Becca O'Neill, 3L
- Q/A moderated by Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes
A light lunch from Expressions of You will be available at 11:30 AM.
This workshop, which will focus on how you put your reading and briefing skills together to synthesize a legal rule, will be held two times:
Wednesday, September 17 from 1-2 p.m. in Room 060 and
Tuesday, September 23 from 5-6 p.m. in Room 060.
I look forward to seeing you there!