Professional Development News

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

•Health & Human Services – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division Summer Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/14)
•National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/07/14)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14 Coordination & Guidance Program)
•Department of Defense – Office of General Counsel 2015 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/16/14)

State & Local Government

•Delaware Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice Summer 2L Law Clerk (Paid, Deadline 10/31/14)
•Sacramento County CA District Attorney’s Office – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
•Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)

3Ls Post Graduation

Federal

•Environmental Protection Agency – R7 (Kansas City) Honors Attorney Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/31/14)
•Congressional Research Service – American Law Division CRS Law Recruit Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/14 Formal application deadline)

State & Local Government

•California Department of Justice  2016-18 California Attorney General???s Honors Program & 2015-16 Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/22/14)
•Colorado Attorney General – Department of Law 2015 Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
•New York City Law Department – One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/15/14)

Women and Children at the Border: The Humanitarian Crisis - Tuesday, Oct. 28th from Noon to 2:00 - Room 275

 The Louisville Bar Foundation/Greenebaum Human Rights Fellows present a discussion of the humanitarian crisis facing our country at our southwestern border. Panelists will discuss the causes of the crisis, medical and psychological issues facing these immigrants, possible remedies available to them, and ways for students to get involved in our community.

Panelists include:

•Congressman John Yarmuth, 3rd District of Kentucky
•Sarah Mills, Immigration Attorney-Kentucky Refugee Ministries
•Nima Kulkarni, Louisville Bar Association Section on Human Rights
•Jonathan Ruckman, Immigr​ation Attorney-Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
•James Guinn, Survivors of Torture Recovery Center
•Katherine E. Hall, Student Fellow
•Janet A. Lewis, Moderator and Student Fellow

Lunch will be provided by Louisville Vegan Kitchen, founded by Brandeis alum, Courtney Glasker. This program is sponsored by the Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee.

Moving Forward, Living Backward, or Just Standing Still? Theatre Production, Friday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m., Allen Courtroom

Congratulations, Grateful Decedents!

Congratulations to Lawlapalooza 2014 champs the Grateful Decedents,  featuring 3Ls Mina Khalil and Greg Daly.  Thanks to 3L Emily DeVuono, whose band, The Perpetual Motions, played a great set, as well. All eight bands rocked for a wonderful, worthy cause, the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, and this year's event drew a great turnout of students, staff, faculty, and the local legal community. Many thanks to our 2014 Ewing Fellow, Jenn Pence, and our student MCs, Jeff Perkins, Jessica Homer, Caitlin McQueen, Alexandria Bridges, China Hepburn, and James Shockley, for all their help and especially for their enthusiasm!

2015 AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer

The AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering Law Student Union Summer, an exciting program for law students that combines traditional legal research and analysis with front line activism. Please note that the deadline to apply is TOMORROW October 17 for 2Ls. The deadline for 1Ls is January 16, 2015. More information can be found on Symplicity.

TODAY!! Section 1 Mandatory Meetings with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students in Section 1 TODAY from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.


Meetings with Section 2 will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Lawlapalooza Student Band of the Day: The Grateful Decedents

The Grateful Decedents, playing rock, reggae rock, blues rock, funk rock, classic rock, and ragnarok, feature 3Ls Greg Daly on vocals and Mina Khalil on electric guitar and vocals. The five musicians from the Louisville area started a band just to play Lawlapalooza this year.

Once onstage, the virtuosity of each member – the vocal prowess of Greg Daly, the face-melting techniques of guitarists Mina Khalil and Carl Koontz, the hard-hitting basslines of Darren Beckham, and the earthquaking kicks 'n snares courtesy of Jordan Daly – will fuse into a single entity and fill your ears with the truth. You will surely doubt whether you have ever truly used your ears before that moment.

And then, once their set is over, each member will slowly fade into transparency like Marty McFly and disappear into the ether forever, never to be seen again.

Come out to Lawlapalooza 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, and support your fellow students ‒ and help them carry away the cherished Lawlapalooza Cowbell Trophy. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and The Grateful Decedents perform at 9:30. Tickets are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272, $10 advance and day of show.

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

The ABA Business Law Section sponsors a Diversity Clerkship Program. This summer program provides business law clerkship placements for nine qualified diverse first or second year law students.

Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices that many of them lack. Participants in the Diversity Clerkship will receive a $6,000 stipend to cover living expenses upon the start of their Clerkship. The deadline for applying is December 26, 2014.

For more information, review the attached information sheet or go to http://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/divers...

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 3rd for second-year law students.
Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st,
in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 9, 2015.

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judi...

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 3rd for second-year law students.
Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st
, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 9, 2015.
To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judi...