Congratulations to the Immigration Law Moot Court Team: Claire Parsons and Brent Assef. The team won the Best Brief Award and were Finalists in the competition, after competition rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.The Third Annual Immigration Law Moot Court Competition took place on February 21-24, 2008. Thirteen teams from around the country were a part of the competition in New York City.
Still trying to figure out what to do this summer? Attend this lunch 'n learn on Thursday, March 6, over the noon hour in room #175. Tim Napier, chair of this LBA section, will talk about the advantages of working in a small firm (or as a solo practitioner after graduation.) Also, you'll learn all about the upcoming job fair on Tuesday, March 18th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the LBA. Mark your calendar now for both events!
Mr. Napier and his LBA section will provide the pizza for the Lunch 'n Learn.
Employers representing over 60 companies/organizations are registered to attend the upcoming University-wide Career Fair to recruit current UofL students, 2008 Graduates and alumni for jobs ranging from part-time opportunities to co-op/internship positions and full-time, professional jobs.
Juniors, Seniors and graduate students looking for internship, co-op and/or permanent professional opportunities should come dressed to interview with resumes in hand.
For more information, please contact the UofL Career Development Center at 502-852-6701.
Join us for an important Student Bar Foundation Meeting. We will meet in Room 177 at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Please bring your lunch.
We will review grant applications and assign our members work-times for this spring's Charity Auction.
New members welcome.
Classes are canceled and offices are closed for February 21 beginning at 10 a.m. due to an approaching ice storm. See www.louisville.edu for details.
Congratulations to Ashley Duncan and Brittany Drucker who received Best Brief for Appellant at the 2008 National Animal Advocacy Competitions, held at Harvard on February 15-17, 2008. Duncan and Drucker's brief made a facial challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and an as-applied challenge, arguing that defendant's actions were protected by the first amendment and not within the scope of the Act.
Professor Jennifer Hall acted as the team's advisor.
For more information about the competition, please visit the National Center for Animal Law's website.
To read the winning brief, please click here.
The law school's 2008 Spring Elections for the Student Bar Association (SBA), American Bar Association (ABA), and Honor Council will take place on March 26 & 27. Below is the timetable for election activities.
NOTE: All candidates must attend one (1) of the candidate interest meetings OR obtain permission from the Election Committte to attend a make-up meeting with the SBA President to be eligible to run for office.
More information, including elections rules, will be posted on March 3 by 8 AM.
Monday, March 3 Election Packet Available & Sign-up Sheets for Offices
8:00 AM in SBA Office, Room 180
Monday, March 17 First Candidate Interest Meetings
12:00-12:15 PM & 5:45-6:00 PM, SBA Office, Room 180
Tuesday, March 18 Second Candidate Interest Meeting
5:15-5:30 PM & 5:45-6:00 PM, SBA Office, Room 180
Wednesday, March 19 Third & FINAL Candidate Interest Meeting
12:00-12:15 & 5:45-6:00 PM, SBA Office, Room 180
Wednesday, March 19 Statement of Candidacy Forms DUE – 10:00 PM
Thursday, March 20 Formal Campaigning Begins – 8:00 AM
Wednesday, March 26 & Thursday, March 27 ** ELECTION DATES **
Wednesday, April 2 Voting in Run-off Election ** TENTATIVE **
This is a significant amount of money from SGA, especially in light of continued University-wide budget cuts and that this funding amounts to more than the budget SBA receives from SGA each academic year. A special thank you is also owed to Dean Chen for personally funding the tutoring program out of his own salary for the first part of this semester. Another special thank you is also owed to Rebecca O'Neil of Lambda, Bee Dean of the Federalist Society, and Chad Graham of Phi Alpha Delta for their assistance in obtaining funds.
More information will follow regarding starting dates for research assistants from the law school. Questions: please contact Rebecca Ellingsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award is presented to the law student who demonstrates the highest degree of excellence and achievement in legal writing. Any written work, whether brief, article or memorandum, prepared during the preceding academic year shall be eligible for consideration. The award consists of a certificate, a cash award in the amount of $300, and recognition at the Awards program.
Please provide legal writing submission to Rita Siegwald in Room 204 by Tuesday, March 18.