Student News

Clariant Corporation seeking Part-time Corporate Law Clerk

Clariant Corporation in Louisville is seeking a part-time Corporate Law Clerk.  To read the full job description and how to apply, log into Symplicity.

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.

Attention 3L's - 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 the Student Bar Association would appreciate any input from the 3L class.

Graduate Day at the Downs

The SBA will be hosting an on-campus brunch at 10am on Thursday May 8th, for graduating 3Ls and a guest. Racing begins at Churchill Downs at 12:45pm. There is no charge for either event. Complementary tickets for Day at the Downs may be reserved here:

3L Composite Photos 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.

3Ls - Vote for 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:

Have a Hand in the Strategic Plan


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 -

Aaron Marcus: Member of strategic planning committee -

B.J. Hardy: Voting member at faculty meeting -

To view the current plan and Professor Warren's take on it, please visit:

Annual BLSA Convocation

The annual BLSA Convocation is set for 5:30pm on May 9, 2014 in the Allen Courtroom, followed by a reception in the Cox Lounge. The purpose of the BLSA Convocation is to recognize and celebrate the matriculation of the members of BLSA. The BLSA Convocation is open to the public, as well as all members of the student body. Many students , faculty, and members of the Kentucky legal community will be in attendance. This is a special event for the law school, the student body, and the entire community as we celebrate diversity in the legal field and the matriculation of minority students through the law school.

Real Estate Law Panel - Monday, April 14, 2:25 p.m. Room 275

Come hear leading practitioners in real estate law provide advice on finding job opportunities and building careers in real estate law.  The panel will be moderated by Professor Laura Rothstein and panelists include:

  • Fred Joseph, Of Counsel, Stites & Harbison - Former chair of the firm's real estate section, Mr. Joseph focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate law with an emphasis on affordable housing, commercial lending and land use
  • Stephen Porter, Attorney-at-Law & Owner & Principal Broker,  Steve Porter Realtors - In addition to managing his own law firm, Mr. Porter co-owns the Tucker House B&B and is an adjunct professor at the Brandeis School of Law  (Land Use and Planning Law & Local Government Law)
  • Sharon Hardy, Partner, Weber & Rose - Ms. Hardy concentrates her practice in complex commercial transactions, focusing on asset-based lending and commercial real estate.
  • Anne Scholtz, Borders & Borders - Ms. Scholtz focuses her practice on real estate closings and other property law matters, estate planning and business formations and transactions.  She also served as the 2012 chairperson of the LBA real estate law section.

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 the Student Bar Association would appreciate any input from the 3L class.