Professional Development News

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position. The fellow must be someone currently or previously teaching in the program.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.

 

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes. 

These internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court. 

Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Public Service Program Still Taking Applications for $3000 Greenebaum Summer Fellowships

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is still accepting applications for a new public service fellowship created for 1L and 2L students this summer through funding from the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. The Samuel L. Greenebaum Summer Fellowship will provide three summer grants in the amount of $3000 to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer.

Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The three fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis.

Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the three fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country and preference will be given to placements outside of Louisville.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 12. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer.  These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.  Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail.  If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.

TODAY!! DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PRESENTATION

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, May 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, 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, May 2.

TODAY is the deadline for students who are interested in attending the training on May 1 and/or going on the jail visit on May 2, to email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. 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 May 2, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes TODAY, 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 jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Deadline to register for Southeastern Minority Job Fair is TODAY, April 21 by 2:00 p.m.

Please pre-register on Symplicity. The job fair is open to 1L and 2L students and May 2014 graduates. Your pre-registration is not a commitment to attend. There is no cost to pre-register. A list of employers who are registered is attached.

The website is: www.semjf.org

Log into Symplicity and click on the "OCI" tab  and scroll down to the employer and click "Apply". The deadline to pre-register is TODAY, Monday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.


Indiana Bar Association Diversity Job Fair - August 21 & 22, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN

Attention rising second-year students interested in participating in the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair on Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22.?? There is a registration information sheet attached.

Fall 2014, full-time 2L law students (graduating May 2016) or part-time 2L and 3L law students (graduating 2016/2017) are invited to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.?? Candidates who represent all aspects of diversity and who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm are invited to participate.

Student registration is now open.

Students can register for the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity's web site at https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students.?? After you submit your registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable you to use the system throughout the next few months. The student registration deadline is July 19, 2014. Only students who have registered, bid and obtain interviews can participate in Diversity Job Fair events.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair - July 25 & 26, 2014 - Marrietta, GA

If you are interested in participating in the Southeastern Minority Job Fair in Marrietta, GA on July 25 & 26, 2014, please pre-register on Symplicity.?? The job fair is open to??1L and 2L students and May 2014 graduates. ??Your pre-registration is not a commitment to attend but only to indicate that you are interested in participating.?? There is no cost to pre-register.????

The website is:?? www.semjf.org

Log into Symplicity and click on the "OCI" tab although this will not be an on campus interview.?? The session Southeastern Minority Job Fair Pre-Registration is currently the default session. ??Scroll down to the employer and click "Apply". ??You do not have to submit anything. The deadline to pre-register is Monday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Only those students who have pre-registered will receive a login and password to view employers and submit applications during the online submission period of May 15 - May 30.?? Partial or full funding will be available through the Office of Professional Development.

Jefferson Circuit Court Commissioner's Office seeking Law Clerk

The Jefferson Circuit Court Commissioner's Office is seeking a full-time law clerk for the summer with work to continue in the fall semester.

If you are interestested, please log into Symplicity for a full description and how to apply.  The deadline is May 4, 2014