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Remaining Information Sessions in Preparation for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 Registration

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. 

Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills and Transactional Skills

All students presently enrolled (2L, 3L or 4L) in the Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or Transactional Skills Program must submit the “Completion of Requirements Form” to Dean Nowka by March 20, 2014, 4:00 p.m., in order to continue in the Program.   The form is on the Law School webpage under “Academics” at “Juris Doctor Program.” Contact Associate Dean Nowka if you have any questions.

Course Schedules for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

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.

 

Mardi Gras Fun!

 

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.

    

 

Skills Certificates Information Session on Thursday

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
11:50
Room 175

Professor Trucios-Haynes to Speak at the Civil Rights CLE this Friday

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.

 

Federal Tax Externship – Summer 2014

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:  tblackburn@louisville.edu or 502-852-6384.

Happy Mardi Gras!!!

All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby today for the 5th annual Mardi Gras Party!  We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou:  Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery.  The buffet will open at 11:45.  The Cake Walk game will begin around 12:20 in Room 175.  All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to play!  The winner will take home a real King Cake from Joe's OK Bayou.  Remember to wear your Mardi Gras beads!

Mardi Gras takes place 46 days before Easter. Mardi Gras is the day before Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The most famous Mardi Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.  Mardi Gras is an annual celebration called le mardi gras (literally, "fat Tuesday") or le carnaval in French.  Mardi Gras has three official colors:  purple (justice), gold (power), and green (faith).

German Professors Juliane Stephan and Eva Wagner To Visit Law School on Thursday

Please join the International Law Society and the Federalist Society in hosting two German law professors on Thursday, March 6, at 1 p.m. in LL80. While visiting the U.S.,  Professors Stephan and Wagner have offered to give a presentation to all UofL Law School faculty, staff and students, and we of course have graciously accepted.

The presentation will focus on civil rights considered "fundamental" in Germany and how those rights compare and contrast to what we consider to be fundamental rights in America. Once the presentation is over, there will be time for questions concerning the information in the presentation and general questions on the practice of law in Germany. Please consider joining us if you have ever thought of pursuing any form of international law, have any interest in constitutional law, or would just like to see how lawyers practice law in a legal system different from our own.

Please email Isaac Fain if you are positive you can attend the event so the organizers can obtain a preliminary head count. Thank you.

Enjoy a Mardi Gras Celebration on Tuesday!

All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Mosaic Lobby on TUESDAY, March 4, for the 5th annual Mardi Gras Party!  We'll serve lunch catered by Joe's OK Bayou:  Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice, Vegetarian Gumbo, and we'll have a faux King Cake from Nord's Bakery.  The buffet will open at 11:45.  The Cake Walk game will begin at 12:20 in Room 175.  All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to play!  The winner will take home a real King Cake from Joe's OK Bayou.  Remember to wear your Mardi Gras colors!

Mardi Gras takes place 46 days before Easter. Mardi Gras is the day before Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. The most famous Mardi Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.  Mardi Gras is an annual celebration called le mardi gras (literally, "fat Tuesday") or le carnaval in French.  Mardi Gras has three official colors:  purple (justice), gold (power), and green (faith).