Professional Development News

Presidential Management Fellowship Information Session - Wednesday, September 24th at Noon in Room 177

Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) with the Federal Government

From Oct. 1-15, 3Ls may apply to the Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF), a two-year leadership development program designed to create leaders in the federal government.  Each year the federal government takes approximately 600 fellows from graduate programs, including law schools, and places the fellows in federal agencies in D.C. and around the country. In the past, Brandeis graduates have secured positions through the PMF program with agencies such as the Division of Drug Information at FDA and the U.S. Office of Management & Budget. 

The Office of Professional Development has invited Jayci Roney, a 2011 graduate, to speak with interested 3Ls about the PMF Program, the application process, and her experiences on Wednesday, September 24th at 12:00 p.m. in room 177.  Ms. Roney completed the Presidential Management Fellows Program and currently works for the U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services for the Department of Homeland Security in Louisville. 

To learn more about the PMF Program, go to:  www.pmf.gov and review the “Become a PMF”.

Deadline to apply for the PMF Program:  October 15th for both application and on-line assessment
Webcasts to provide more information:
1. Applicant Information Session, Tuesday, September 30th from 3:00-4:30 pm
2. Question and Answer Session, Wednesday, October 8th from 1:30-3:30 pm

To sign up for Webcasts, go to:  https://opm.adobeconnect.com/pmfapplicantchat
Select “Enter as a Guest”.  Please note the audio from the webcasts will be provided
through your computer/device audio output.

Adobe Connect computer capability can be tested beforehand by going to: 
http://opm.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.   

Did You Know?? - Office of Professional Development

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program maintains a list of judges in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts and surrounding counties who welcome our law students as judicial interns at any time during the year. These internships count toward the 30-hour public service requirement. First year students cannot sign up for an internship until the summer after your first year of law school. Most judges are flexible, but we require students to work at least six hours per week during the semester. Students interested in a judicial internship to receive public service credit should follow these simple steps:

1. Review the list of Judges who are pre-approved for internships in the Public Service Catalog, which can be found on the law school website at https://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment/psp/catalog. Remember you must be logged on to view it.

2. Review the Pro Bono Quick Facts on how to sign up for a placement.  Pro Bono Quick Facts can be found on the law school website at https://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/pro_bono_quick_facts.pdf.

3. Complete a Reservation Form and turn it in to Jina Scinta (Room 180) to sign up. The Reservation Form can be found on the law school website at https://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment/psp-forms or in Ms. Scinta's office.

Please direct any questions to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

 

Richardson & Richardson - Deadline extended until tomorrow, Thursday, September 18th

Richardson & Richardson, P.S.C. will be interviewing on campus Thursday, September 25th.  They are seeking a second-year student for a part-time law clerk to begin work in October and continue through the academic year.  Position will be ongoing through Summer 2015 and the following academic year.  For more details and how to apply, log into Symplicity, click OCI and Session:  Richardson & Richardson.  The deadline to apply has been extended until Thursday, September 18th at 5:00 p.m. 

Attorney Needs Student Volunteers to Assist with Murder Trial

A local attorney has been appointed by the public defender to defend a 19 year old man who was charged with murder and attemped murder when he was 17.  He is looking for one 2L and one 3L to assist him on trial prep.  Most of the work can be done remotely and the schedule is flexible. 

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  Students will be assigned on a first come basis. 

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Environmental Protection Agency – R7 Summer Legal Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
•Federal Reserve Board – Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
•Health & Human Services – Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Legal Clerkship & Externship Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/14)
•Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Law Student Summer Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/14)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Summer Pathways Internship Program (Paid, Deadline Early Oct.)

State & Local Government

•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/20/14)
•Colorado Public Defender – Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/26/14)
•Boise, ID Office of the City Attorney – Legal Intern-Extern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
•Alabama Office of the Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)

3Ls – Post Graduation

Federal

•Comptroller of the Currency – Law Department Chief Counsel’s Employment Program (Paid, Deadline 09/19/14)
•Federal Communications Commission – Office of General Counsel 2015 Attorney Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/28/14)
•Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – 2015 Legal Division Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
•Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Atomic Safety * Licensing Board Panel Judicial Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/14)
•Congressional Research – American Law Division CRS Law Recruit Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/14 Expression of interest email)

State & Local Government

•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Third Year Law Student New Attorney Hiring Program (Paid, Deadline 09/20/14)
•New York County District Attorney’s Office – Assistant District Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/14)

Professor Mark Rothstein seeking Research Assistant(s)

Seeking upper-class law student (2L/3L/4L) for part-time work beginning October 1, 2014.  The work involves research and editorial functions for an international research effort funded by the National Institutes of Health.  The research will focus on the health privacy laws of 25 countries undertaking significant bio-banking and genetics research.  Superior research and writing skills are required.  A scientific background is not necessary.

Please log into Symplicity for additional information and how to apply. 

Lawlapalooza Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, are on sale now in the Law Resource Center (Room 272), $10 each. Lawlapalooza 2014 is Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the first of eight bands, featuring local attorneys and law students, performs at 6:30.

Staged since 2005, Lawlapalooza benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund by providing summer fellowships for Brandeis School of Law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse and HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme, “A Bran Deis Night,” commemorates 50 years of Beatlemania, with each band performing Beatles favorites.

Lawlapalooza 2014 will feature three bands representing the Brandeis School of Law: The Grateful Decedents, with 3Ls Mina Khalil and Greg Daly; The Perpetual Motions, with 3L Emily DeVuono; and defending champs, The Subconscionables, with 2L Megan Conroy, Prof. Tim Hall and Asst. Dean Jim Becker.

This annual event brings the Louisville legal community together for a great cause, great music and a lot of fun. Hope to see you there!

Richardson & Richardson - On Campus Interview signup deadline is September 17th at 5:00 p.m.

Richardson & Richardson, P.S.C. will be interviewing on campus Thursday, September 25th.  They are seeking a second-year student for a part-time law clerk to begin work in October and continue through the academic year.  Position will be ongoing through Summer 2015 and the following academic year.  For more details and how to apply, log into Symplicity, click OCI and Session:  Richardson & Richardson.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 17th at 5:00 p.m. 

Professor Mark Rothstein seeking Research Assistant

Recent graduate or upper-class law student (2L/3L/4L) is needed for part-time work beginning October 1, 2014.  The work involves research and editorial functions for an international research effort funded by the National Institutes of Health.  The research will focus on the health privacy laws of 25 countries undertaking significant bio-banking and genetics research.  Superior research and writing skills are required.  A scientific background is not necessary.

The research phase will last approximately 6 months; the work for the remainder of 2015 will involve writing and editing materials for publication.  The time commitment would be 8-16 hours per week at $15 hour.  Please email a resume and writing sample to Professor Mark A. Rothstein at:  mark.rothstein@louisville.edu 

Two New Part-time Law Clerk Positions on Symplicity

If you are interested in gaining legal experience at a law firm during the academic year, don't forget to look at opportunities on the Symplicity job database.  Two new part-time law clerk positions are posted.  One of the firms practices employment law and the other one is a personal injury firm.