Students in these externships will develop lawyering skills working under the supervision of attorneys providing legal services within various business organizations. For summer and fall 2014, opportunities exist at General Electric, Passport Health Plan, and Beam, Inc. Additional information about these placements is accessible at the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”
Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum and at least 40 credit hours. Students can earn two or three credits.
For all in-house counsel externships, students must submit a resume, a completed externship pre-registration form, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 21, 2014. Externship pre-registration forms are accessible from the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION,” and outside room 216.
Learn more at the Externship Information Session on March 18.
The IRS will accept up to three tax externs for the summer 2014 semester. The application deadline is Monday, 16 March 2014.
Externs will work in the local office of the IRS under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and Professor Blackburn. Externs do research and write memos, and they also attend meetings with taxpayers, and sometimes take the lead in representing IRS in meetings with pro se taxpayers. Externs meet with IRS audit agents, with legal counsel and CPAs representing taxpayers, are involved in trial preparation and some externs represent the IRS in U.S. Tax Court against pro se taxpayers.
If you would like more information, please contact Professor Blackburn before Monday, 16 March 2014: firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-852-6384.
In this externship, students learn investigative skills and knowledge relating to post-conviction relief, and use the information in the field performing supervised work in cases under investigation by the Kentucky Innocence Project. Working in teams, students investigate and explore potential arguments that might support a claim for wrongful conviction. Students review court proceedings leading to conviction, and other information found in a variety of places, e.g., defense attorney files, prosecution records, the crime scene, or the recollections of attorneys and judges who worked on the case or witnesses with information about the case. Includes participation in a mock crime scene investigation, and opportunities to learn from DNA experts, medical examiners, and crime lab personnel.
Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum. Earn four credits for work during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.
Students interested in participating should submit an application and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 31, 2014. The application and more information are accessible at the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION,” and outside room 216.
1Ls and 2Ls:
Registration for summer and fall classes is a month away. So that you are fully prepared to plan your schedule for Summer 2014 and/or Fall 2014 and beyond, you should plan to attend the remaining information sessions to learn about the extracurricular opportunities available to you as an upper-division student and ways to enrich your legal education.
March 18 – Summer and Fall Externship Opportunities
March 19 – Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Sports Law Offerings
March 20 – Entrepreneurship Clinic
March 25 – Moot Court Board and Skills Competitions
March 27 – Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic
All information sessions are offered during the lunch hour. For times and locations, check the Law School Calendar.
The course schedules for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 are posted on the Law School webpage under “Academics” at “Resources.” These schedules are tentative and may change prior to registration. Check the webpage for the most current schedule. Contact Associate Dean Nowka if you have any questions.
We hope you enjoyed the 5th annual Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, March 4! A special thank you to the following faculty, staff, and students who volunteered to help: Professor Abramson, Dean Becker, Angela Beverly, Ross Bradley, Iris Bratcher, Maggie Bratcher, Scott Campbell, Laura Grubbs, Professor Hall, Wendy Helterbran, Jon-Paul Moody, Dean Nowka, Professor Rothstein, Jina Scinta, Rita Siegwald, Sissy, Janet Sullivan, Barbara Thompson, Becky Wimberg, law student Jenna Brady, and our student workers Sarah McCoy, Kea Middleton, and Sam Stanley.
Congratulations to Iris Bratcher for winning the King Cake during the cake walk contest.
For students interested in further developing skills and distinguishing themselves in the job market, the Law School offers a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills” and a “Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills” to be awarded as an honor upon graduation. The award of a Certificate is intended to demonstrate to potential employers that the student possesses additional training in lawyering skills and values associated with litigation practice or transactional practice.
Professor Nowka, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, will describe both certificate programs and discuss:
- Eligibility for Participation
- Requirements for Award of a Certificate
- Program curriculum
This is your chance to learn about an opportunity to develop further distinction at the JD level, and to receive recognition for successful completion of a course of study and advanced training in preparation for professional practice. All law students are invited to attend.
Thursday, March 6
The LBA's new Human Rights Section was formed with a focus on immigration, civil rights (race, LGBTQ, women), international law and human trafficking. Their second seminar on Civil Rights and the Federal Court 50 Years Later will be held this Friday, March 7. Professor Trucios-Haynes will guide attendees though the right to counsel in international law, specifically the Avena case, a recent SCOTUS decision.
Student registration is just $15. Call the LBA to register for the CLE (502) 583-5314 or visit the Louisville Bar Association.