Professional Development News

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 9 and your application must be submitted to Debra Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

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

•Comptroller of the Currency - Law Department Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 04/03/15)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Administration General Counsel’s Office Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/03/15)


State and Local Government

•Maryland Attorney General - Law Clerk Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/15)
•Florida Attorney General - Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/14/15)
•New Jersey Attorney General - Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)
•Texas Office of the Governor - Texas Governor's Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Commission on International Religious Freedom - Office of General Counsel & Policy Department Legal Intern/Research Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/15)
•Comptroller of the Currency - Law Department Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 04/03/15)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Administration General Counsel’s Office Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/03/15)

State and Local Government

•Maryland Attorney General - Law Clerk Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/15)
•Florida Attorney General - Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/14/15)
•New Jersey Attorney General - Division of Criminal Justice Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)
•New Jersey Attorney General - Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)
•Texas Office of the Governor - Texas Governor's Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)

Students invited to LBA Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour April 2nd

All students are invited to the Young Lawyers Section of the Louisville Bar Association Happy Hour at Down One Bourbon Bar on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. This is a great opportunity to network with members of LBA's Young Lawyer Section.  Please RSVP to:  leah.smith@skofirm.com

Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy Capital Trial Branch Needs Intern

The Capital Trials Branch - West office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in LaGrange, KY is seeking a law student for an internship for the spring and/or summer of 2015. 

The ideal candidate will have finished his/her first or second year of law school, have an interest in death-penalty-defense work, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the poor and/or disabled. Above-average organizational skill, motivation and research and writing skills are required. Because the office is located in LaGrange, Kentucky, any candidate must have her/his own transportation.

For more information and how to apply, please log on to the job postings on Symplicity.

Internships Available in Office of the Governor

The Office of the Governor is currently accepting applications for internships in the Governor's Frankfort Capitol Offices. All internships are unpaid. Interns will be involved in a variety of tasks and responsibilities will vary. However, interns must be self-motivated, professional in attitude and appearance, strong communicators, proficient in computer skills and research, willing to take on new and different tasks, diligent, and dependable.

Please log on to Symplicity for more details and how to apply. Students who receive one of these internships may apply for funding through the Greenebaum Public Interest Fellowship.

Volunteer Summer Internship Available

A volunteer summer internship position is available for the 12th Judicial Circuit (Oldham, Henry & Trimble Counties--Judicial Offices are located in LaGrange, Oldham County). This is an unpaid internship which requires legal research, drafting and includes courtroom observation. This position is eligible for funding through the Greenebaum Public Service Fellowships. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10. Please see log onto Symplicity for more information and how to apply.

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 $9.00/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 Wednesday, April 15.

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.

Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Greenebaum Summer Fellowships. The Greenebaum Summer Fellowships will provide summer grants 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 fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the 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. The committee will continue to accept applications for Greenebaum Fellowships until May 1. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 9 and your application must be submitted to Debra Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.