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

•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. 

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.

 

Attention 3L's!!! TODAY is the LBA Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour

Third year students are invited to attend the LBA's Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour TODAY at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 60 Bistro & Martini Bar, 3939 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207. This would be a wonderful networking opportunity for any 3L still in their job search.

Drinks & Appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP to Leah Smith: leah.smith@skofirm.com

TODAY! Last Day 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, September 25, 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, September 26.

Students interested in attending the training on September 25 and/or going on the jail visit on September 26, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than 5:00 TODAY, September 11. 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 September 25, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by September 11, 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.

DID YOU KNOW - Office of Professional Development

Did you know that a student membership to the Louisville Bar Association costs only $15 a year?  Benefits include a pictorial directory of Louisville attorneys and judges in Jefferson County with contact information and where they attended law school and what year they graduated, a list of firms and corporations/organizations that are members of the LBA, weekly emails and a monthly newsletter.  There is a list of Sections (attorneys listed by practice area) if you want to contact an attorney who practices a certain type of law.  To join a Section, you must pay a fee although you can attend two Section meetings for free before joining to make sure you will get the most benefit from that Section.  You can also list that you are a student member of the LBA on your resume.

Register online at:  www.loubar.org

New Employer for On-Campus Interview - Application 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. 

Attention 3L's!!! LBA Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour

Third year students are invited to attend the LBA's Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour on Thursday, September 11 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 60 Bistro & Martini Bar, 3939 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40207. This would be a wonderful networking opportunity for any 3L still in their job search.

Drinks & Appetizers will be provided.

Please RSVP to Leah Smith: leah.smith@skofirm.com