Student News

Students interested in Health Law: Scholarship Opportunities for Seton Hall's Summer 2012 Healthcare Program

Every summer, Seton Hall University offers a Healthcare Compliance Certification Program.  The 2012 program will take place in June.  While the program is aimed primarily at attorneys, the organizers also encourage 2L and 3L law students to attend.

Seton Hall has announced that two scholarships will be available to students who want to attend the 2012 conference.  For more information, visit the Program Website.

American Bar Association Membership for Law Students

If you are interested in making connections within the legal community and advancing your legal career don’t forget to sign up for your American Bar Association Student Membership.  Your ABA Membership will provide value for you as a student and as a lawyer. The ABA offers law students a variety of development opportunities that will help get you ahead.  For further information or to register visit the ABA for Law Students website.

MCB Happenings

Interest Meeting for Pirtle-Washer Competition à TODAY, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at noon in Rm 175.

Sign-Up Deadline for Trademark Moot Court Competition à Friday, September 23 at 9am.

Sign-Up Deadline for Client Counseling Competition à Monday, September 26th at 5pm.

For further details, please visit MCB’s website at http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/6945. 

UofL vs. UK Flag Football Game Results

The UofL School of Law Lady Law Cards shut out their arch rival UK Lady Cats 12-0 in the debut of the annual flag football game between the two schools last Friday evening in Lexington.

In a low scoring, tightly contested affair, Whitney Roth scampered 12 yards on a reverse early in the second half to break a 0-0 tie which proved to be the game-winning touchdown.  A little later, Danielle Yanelli raced 45 yards on a quarterback sneak which gave the Lady Cards defense more than enough to return to Louisville with a victory.

This game was the debut for the Lady Cards of the "Powder Puff" flag football game traditionally only contested between the guys.   

Speaking of the guys, in a tightly contested game that involved a series of lead changes between both teams, the School of Law Cards lost a squeaker on a late touchdown by the College of Law Cats.  The final score was UK 19-UofL 13.

The Law Cards were led by the combination of quarterback Tyler Korus to Jared Key and 2 interceptions by Blake Bowling.   

Academic Success Tip - Handling Pressure

Do not waste valuable study time between classes.  Take a hard look at how you use the ½-hour, 1-hour, and 2-hour chunks of time during your day when you are not in class.  If you spend all of that time chatting with friends or running errands or deciding what to do next, you will automatically make your evening more stressful because you have accomplished nothing during the day on your reading or other projects.

World Trade Center Kentucky - seeking student to take Board Meeting Minutes

This would be a great opportunity for a law student to network with local companies.

 

Duties:  attend quarterly Board of Directors meetings for the WTCKY with the sole task to take Board minutes.  Board minutes would be due no later than one week after each meeting and will be reviewed by both the Chair and the President with changes made as needed.

 

Time - five hours per meeting (meetings held every quarter) including revisions; approximately 20 hours per year


Location - the meetings alternate between Louisville and Lexington to accommodate a board which is from both cities; the KY World Trade Center is willing to arrange for the individual selected for the job to drive with the staff for each meeting in Lexington

 

For details, go to Symplicity and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection."

 

September 30th Deadline for Submitting Makeup Requests for Legal Research

Students who cannot take the Legal Research exam on the scheduled date (October 8th) for religious reasons or because of a prior commitment must complete and submit a request to take a makeup exam no later than September 30, 2011.  The request form is available from Barbara Thompson (you can stop by in person at Room 217, or contact her by e-mail).  The completed form should be submitted to Associate Dean Cross for his signature.

U.S. Army JAG On Campus Interview Signup

Students,

If you are interested in interviewing with Captain Kalin Schlueter, Trial Counsel & Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, on Tuesday, October 4th, please sign up through Symplicity(Session 3) by Tuesday, September 20th.  Summer Legal Internships are available for second-year students and Judge Advocate General positions are available for students upon graduation.  Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th.

PIRTLE-WASHER COMPETITION

Students, are you interested in financial rewards, oral advocacy, or the desire to represent the law school in national moot court competitions? If you answered yes to any of these, then read carefully!

The annual Pirtle-Washer Competition is an opportunity for law students to compete against one another and showcase their oral argument skills. The competition will be judged by local attorneys and judges. Briefs need not be submitted. Aside from the great networking and learning opportunity financial rewards are given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners. The 1st place winner will receive $1000, the 2nd place winner will receive $750, and the 3rd and 4th place winners will each receive $500.

The first round of the competition will take place on October 22, 2011 at the Jefferson County Hall of Justice. The final round is scheduled for October 28, 2011 in the Allen Court Room at the Law School.

If you are interested in competing in the Pirtle-Washer Competition please sign up outside the Moot Court Board room or contact Eric Johnson at eljohn10@louisville.edu. There will be an informational meeting in room 175 on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at noon.

November MPRE Exam - Regular Filing Deadline is September 20

The regular application deadline for the November 5 MPRE exam is September 20.  You may register for the MPRE online at www.ncbex.org.  Online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. central time.  For applications received on or before the regular receipt deadline, the fee for the MPRE is $63.  The Late Application Receipt Deadline is October 6. For those who apply after the regular receipt deadline but before the late receipt deadline, the fee is $126.
2012 MPRE Administrations will be March 17, August 10, and November 3. Registration will be available for these administrations beginning in mid-December 2011.