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, email@example.com.
Feel nervous about your oral argument? Or perhaps you want one run-through with helpful feedback?
The Moot Court Board is holding Practice Oral Argument rounds during the week of March 17th-21st. For all interested 1Ls, a sign up sheet will be posted on the MCB door (room 183 across from Washer Lounge) from Wednesday, March 5th through Friday, March 7th.
The practice rounds have proven very successful over the years in helping ease some of the fears you may have concerning your oral arguments. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mia Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN IMMIGRATION LAW? STUDENTS ARE NEEDED FOR NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” PRESENTATIONPosted March 5th, 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention, 1Ls! TODAY at 11:50 AM, Stites & Harbison attorney Beth Breetz will speak in room 275. Ms. Breetz is the co-chair of the firm's Appellate Advocacy group. Her full biography is linked below. She will speak about her experience in federal and state appellate advocacy and will discuss the basics of oral arguments. Her short talk will be followed by a Q&A, so bring your questions! If you are nervous about giving your oral argument on Saturday, March 22 at the Hall of Justice, come learn from an expert!
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 Prolific 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.
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