Professional Development News

Doctors & Lawyers for Kids Fundraiser

Doctors & Lawyers for Kids is in need of three law students to assist them at a fundraiser on Friday, February 27, from 4-8 p.m.

Several attorneys from local law firms will be at the fundraiser, so this would be a great networking opportunity for students. 

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu for more information.

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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Transportation Security Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)
•Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division - Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/03/15)

State and Local Government

•Delaware Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice 1L Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)
•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)
•Department of Law City of Chicago - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/15)
•Illinois Attorney General's Office - Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/15)
•New York City Law Department - Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 03/01/15)
•Virginia Attorney General - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/15)
•South Carolina Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/08/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS - Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division - Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/03/15)

State and Local Government

•Government of District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Department of Law City of Chicago - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/15)
•Illinois Attorney General's Office - Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/15)
•New York City Law Department - Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 03/01/15)
•Virginia Attorney General - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/15)
•South Carolina Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/08/15)

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - Student registration now open through March 9th

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. The 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2015.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Student registration will be handled online at: https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx and is now open. Our school is listed alphabetically as Univ. of Louisville School of Law on the registration form's drop down menu of law schools. The deadline to register is Monday, March 9. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration. Please have your credit card ready when you register. If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline. Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

The 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:

JD students graduating in May/June 2016 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in May/June 2017 (2Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2015/January 2016 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2016/January 2017 (2Ls)
Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2016 and 2017

Please note that on the student registration form these will be the only graduation date options available on the drop down menu. Students who will graduate before the program is held in July 2015 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2017 are not eligible for the 2015 Patent Law Interview Program and should not register.

Dual Degree students should use the date that they will complete both of their degrees as their anticipated graduation date.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

Please direct any questions about the program to Debra Reh at: dkreh@louisville.edu

Gwin Steinmetz & Baird participating in Spring 2015 On Campus Interviews

Gwin Steinmetz & Baird is hiring a 1L or 2L for Summer 2015. If you are interested in applying, log into Symplicity, click "OCI" and select Session "Gwin Steinmetz & Baird". The interview date has not been determined. The deadline to apply is February 25th.

MAY 2014 GRADS!!! How Many Public Service Hours Did You Perform?

The Public Service Program will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating law student who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project. This award is a very distinguished wall plaque and is awarded each year at the Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015.

If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in any outstanding timesheets to be recorded is THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015! This deadline is only for third year students who may be in the running of this award. The public service deadline for all third year students is MONDAY, MARCH 30.

If you have already completed your project and turned in your timesheet, please see Jina in Room 180 to see if you could be in the running for this award.

Attention May 2015 Grads!

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to complete your public service requirement and turn in the necessary paperwork is Monday, March 30, 2015. If you have not signed up for a public service placement or you need to complete your 30-hour requirement, please review the attached "Quick Facts" or make an appointment with Ms. Scinta ASAP.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund - 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum.

The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice. Applicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fellowship information and application materials can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j...

 

Student Travel Funds Available for Conferences

Dean Duncan has allocated a small amount of money to further student participation in conferences and educational opportunities.  The Office of Professional Development is overseeing this money and has formed a committee with the SBA to allocate the funds.  If you would like to request partial funding for a conference, the application is attached.  In the past, there have been opportunities for students to attend conferences in areas such as education law and health law.

The funds will be distributed throughout the year on a rolling basis.  Funding will be based on a number of factors including need and the value of the opportunity to the student’s career path.  Students are encouraged to explore conference opportunities and consult with professors.

Gwin Steinmetz & Baird participating in Spring 2015 On Campus Interviews

Gwin Steinmetz & Baird is hiring a 1L or 2L for Summer 2015. If you are interested in applying, log into Symplicity, click "OCI" and select Session "Gwin Steinmetz & Baird". The interview date has not been determined. The deadline to apply is February 25th.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - Student registration now open through March 9th

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. The 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2015.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Student registration will be handled online at: https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx and is now open. Our school is listed alphabetically as Univ. of Louisville School of Law on the registration form's drop down menu of law schools. The deadline to register is Monday, March 9. There is a non-refundable $35 registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration. Please have your credit card ready when you register. If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline. Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

The 2015 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:

JD students graduating in May/June 2016 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in May/June 2017 (2Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2015/January 2016 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2016/January 2017 (2Ls)
Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2016 and 2017

Please note that on the student registration form these will be the only graduation date options available on the drop down menu. Students who will graduate before the program is held in July 2015 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2017 are not eligible for the 2015 Patent Law Interview Program and should not register.

Dual Degree students should use the date that they will complete both of their degrees as their anticipated graduation date.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

Please direct any questions about the program to Debra Reh at: dkreh@louisville.edu