Student News

3L Composite Photo Pick-Up

3Ls and 4Ls who sat for the Class of 2014 Composite may pick up their miniature copy in Dean Ballard's office (Room 216) between 9 and 5pm now through Friday, April 11th. If Dean Ballard is not in her office when you stop by, please see Ms. Thompson across the hall.

3L's - Vote for your Hooding Professors

Every year graduating students get to select three (3) professors to assist in the hooding process at graduation.  Usually, students select professors who have been influential during their time in law school.  Now is your chance to cast your vote as to which professors should assist in our May 2014 commencement!

 

We will take votes until next Tuesday, April 8 at midnight and will release the selected hooding professors after we check their availability for the ceremony.

 

Thank you for your contribution! 

 

Vote at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YKQCN97

Have a Hand in the Strategic Plan

All:

The Law School has been developing its strategic plan to help guide the University and the Law School in its decision making to strengthen our trajectory as a school. The committee charged with creating this plan has gathered input from students, faculty, and staff along the way to create the attached final draft. Your input on the final draft is needed!

 

On April 1 and April 8, Dani Smith, Aaron Marcus, and B.J. Hardy will be able to suggest changes and speak to provisions that should remain, regardless of faculty dislike. On April 15 at the Faculty Meeting, Dani and BJ, as voting members at the Faculty Meeting, will vote on the approval of the plan as a whole.

 

Send any or all of us your suggestions, concerns, and/or thoughts; our contact information is below.

 

Dani Smith: SBA President, Voting member at faculty meeting, member of strategic planning committee - TDani.Smith@Gmail.com

Aaron Marcus: Member of strategic planning committee - aaron.w.marcus@gmail.com

B.J. Hardy: Voting member at faculty meeting - BRHard01@louisville.edu

To view the current plan and Professor Warren's take on it, please visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13924.

Meet Howdy at Paws for the Law!

Howdy is a 9 year old Labradoodle, rescued at the age of 4 months out of Tennessee.  He is a handsome and really sweet guy who loves everybody, human or canine.  Howdy came late to the Therapy Dog world, gaining his certification in Fall, 2011. But he's jumped in with all four feet and is involved with children's reading programs, Kosair Children's Hospital, Norton Psychiatric, senior adult rehabilitation programs, and regularly visits citizens at area Senior Citizen Residences. He's also participated in parades and special events as a representative of Pawsibilities Unleashed.  Howdy has earned certification as an AKC Therapy Dog and currently has more than 150 hours of service.
 
Meet Howdy at Paws for the Law on Wednesday, April 16th!
 

How To Be A Good Law Clerk or Summer Associate

On Tuesday, April 15, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session on ways to be a good law clerk or summer associate.  There will be a panel of employers and students who will provide students with valuable information on what firms look for in a good law clerk or summer associate.  The panelists will be:

Robert Croft, Jr. – Dinsmore & Shohl

Greg Mayes, Jr. - Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett PLC

Philip Heleringer – Law Clerk

Lindsay Howard – Judicial Internship

The information these panelists will provide will be invaluable to any student.  You won’t want to miss it.  Lunch will be provided.

 

Interested in becoming a Brandeis Academic Fellow?

The Brandeis Academic Fellow Applications are now available, and attached here!

Service as a Brandeis Academic Fellow is an academic honor, and an excellent talking point on your professional resume.  In addition, work as a Fellow is a great opportunity to help other law students while reducing your student loan amount.  As a Fellow, you will also have an opportunity to keep your knowledge of Contracts fresh in preparation for the Bar Exam.  In addition, you will likely develop a professional relationship with the Academic Success Program Director and the professor teaching your group’s Contracts class, building great referral sources for letters of recommendation, etc.  For further information, review the Brandeis Academic Fellow FAQs attached here.

Application packets must be turned in to Laura Grubbs, Academic Success Program Director, by May 31, 2014.  However, you may submit your application anytime after you have registered for classes for Fall 2014.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and potential candidates will be invited to interview beginning April 10, 2014. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Director Grubbs at laura.grubbs@louisville.edu or (502) 852-1477.

Introduction to Lawyering Skills Class April 8

The Introduction to Lawyering Skills class will meet Tuesday, April 8 at 12:30 to 1:55 in room 275.  All first-year law students are required to attend.  A distinguished panel of practitioners will discuss how social media postings could impact your bar admission and employment.

Have a Hand in the Strategic Plan

All:

The Law School has been developing its strategic plan to help guide the University and the Law School in its decision making to strengthen our trajectory as a school. The committee charged with creating this plan has gathered input from students, faculty, and staff along the way to create the attached final draft. Your input on the final draft is needed!

 

On April 1 and April 8, Dani Smith, Aaron Marcus, and B.J. Hardy will be able to suggest changes and speak to provisions that should remain, regardless of faculty dislike. On April 15 at the Faculty Meeting, Dani and BJ, as voting members at the Faculty Meeting, will vote on the approval of the plan as a whole.

 

Send any or all of us your suggestions, concerns, and/or thoughts; our contact information is below.

 

Dani Smith: SBA President, Voting member at faculty meeting, member of strategic planning committee - TDani.Smith@Gmail.com

Aaron Marcus: Member of strategic planning committee - aaron.w.marcus@gmail.com

B.J. Hardy: Voting member at faculty meeting - BRHard01@louisville.edu

To view the current plan and Professor Warren's take on it, please visit: http://www.law.louisville.edu/node/13924.

Consider Becoming an ABA Member

TO: 1L and 2L Students
SUBJECT: How the ABA Can Help You Become a Leader

The American Bar Association has helped shape the careers of many of the nation???s top attorneys including Paula Boggs, Vernon Jordan, and Theodore Olson, in addition to generations of law students. Learn more about their ABA experiences here.

Now is the time to start your own ABA story! Join today for a chance to win a trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston or an iPad Mini*.

If you are already a member, share your ABA story.

ABA membership offers unparalleled resources for law students, including:

  • CareerAdvice LIVE!, a free monthly webinar with practical tips from experts
  • Free membership in 22 practice specialty groups to discover your career path
  • Free subscription to ABA Journal and Student Lawyer magazines?? and their mobile apps
  • Free career resources, including our online job board
  • Leadership opportunities on a local, regional and national level

Tell your ABA story or join today to start your own!

*See full contest rules here.

Attention 3Ls - Graduation Event Survey

A survey has been created by the Student Bar Association in order to get student feedback in order to plan events for graduation week for outgoing 3Ls. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3DMP7TV??and the Student Bar Association would appreciate any input from the 3L class.