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.
O'Bryan Brown & Toner is seeking a 1L Summer Law Clerk. Practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Workers' Compensation. The firm has been ranked as "The Most Polific Trial Law Firm in Kentucky". To find out more about O'Bryan Brown & Toner, go to: www.obtlaw.com
They will be participating in on campus interviews on Thursday, March 20th. The deadline to apply on Symplicity is Friday, March 7 at Noon.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction on Thursday, March 20. The event is at the O'Shea's Downtown and starts at 5:30. The live auction will begin at 7:15, but be sure to get there early for free food and drinks (as long as the drinks last!). This is a great event to have fun with your law school colleagues as well as network with people from the legal community.
Students and professors will have the opportunity to preview and bid on items early this year. Be sure to stop by the Mosaic Lobby on March 17, 18, and 19 to see and bid on exciting auction items like dinner at Professor Marcosson's, including a 'bourbon menu.' But be sure to come to the Auction to make sure you have the highest bid!
Before you head to your exotic spring break haven (or couch to binge watch Netflix), make sure you clean out your belongings from the basement fridges. Jon-Paul Moody and Becky Wimberg will be spring cleaning the refrigerators next Monday, March 10. They will toss anything that remains. Don't lose that sweet Barbie lunch box because you forgot to grab it before you take your well deserved break. And, give them a high-five for terminating some of the science projects that grow amongst your lunches. Happy Spring Break!
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.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN IMMIGRATION LAW? STUDENTS ARE NEEDED FOR NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” PRESENTATIONPosted March 6th, 2014 by Jina A. Scinta
This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.
On Thursday, March 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room LL80, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, March 28.
Students interested in attending the training on March 27 and/or going on the jail visit on March 28, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Monday, March 17. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.
Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.
If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on March 28, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by March 17, as well, so she can add your name to the list.
Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at email@example.com.
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.
Students interested in running for an SBA position for the 2014-2015 school year, please note the upcoming timetable regarding the elections:
- Meetings/sign-ups will be week following spring break. March 17-21. Sign-ups will close at noon on March 21st.
- Formal campaigning will begin March 24th at 8am.
- Elections will begin March 26th at 8am, and close March 28th at 8am.
- Unofficial results will be posted March 28th at noon.
- Official results will be posted April 2nd at noon.
Candidates must attend an Interest Session in the SBA Office (Office 245). Interest Sessions will be Monday 3/17 and Wednesday 3/19 at 4:15pm and Tuesday 3/18 and Thursday 3/20 at 5:35. Please contact Christy Ferko for any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.