Professional Development News

Fall 2014 OCI Session 1 and 2 application period open through Sunday, July 27, 2014 until midnight

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. 

SESSION 1

Student bidding:          July 18-July 27
Employer selections:    July 28-August 1
Interviewing dates:     August 7-August 22

The application period for Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI employers is now open and ends on Sunday, July 27th at midnight.  If you plan to participate, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI tab and select Session 1 or 2.  Scroll down until you see a list of employers, then "Review".  Employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.

The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore & Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Stites & Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.  

Contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu, Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or Ms. Scinta atjina.scinta@louisville.edu if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials.

Don’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website  www.peggybrowningfund.org.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.

 

Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI application period now open through Sunday, July 27th at midnight

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. 

SESSION 1

Student bidding:          July 18-July 27
Employer selections:   July 28-August 1
Interviewing dates:      August 7-August 22

The application period for Session 1 and 2 Fall 2014 OCI employers is now open and ends on Sunday, July 27th at midnight.  If you plan to participate, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI tab and select Session 1 or 2.  Scroll down until you see a list of employers, then "Review".  Employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.

The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore & Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Stites & Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.  

Contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu, Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials.

Don’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD. 

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website at www.peggybrowningfund.org

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, August 18th.

Funds for airfare are disbursed on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, we encourage students to register early.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.

 

Student Bands Wanted for Lawlapalooza

The 2014 Lawlapalooza Committee is gearing up for another successful year of this fun event. Lawlapalooza 2014 will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Phoenix Hill Tavern on Baxter Avenue. We are looking for students who have a band or play in a band to participate in this year's event.

If you have a band or play in a band and would like to participate in Lawlapalooza this year, please contact Jim Becker at j.becker@louisville.edu.

New AmeriCorps JD Slots Now Available!!

The AmeriCorps JD program through Equal Justice Works has some additional slots available to start this month, and they are looking for students! Through AmeriCorps JD, law students focusing on any area of civil public interest law can earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. AmeriCorps JD is also an exciting way to get connected to the various resources that Equal Justice Works offers to public interest law students.

They are looking for students who:

• Can begin service in July 2014; and
• Can complete 300 hours of service in a 12 month period (by July 2015).

Service includes training and substantive work, and can include research or additional projects for an internship even though a student may not physically be in the office past the summer months.
 

Attention Rising 3Ls and 4Ls! 2015 Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Applications Available

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. If you are a rising 3L or 4L and there is an organization you are passionate about, now is your chance to partner with that organization to put together a proposal for a project and submit it to EJW. The deadline is September 17, 2014. Equal Justice Works considers a wide variety of issue areas. Preference will be given to projects that are designed to impact a large number of people, create programs that can be replicated in other communities, and create lasting institutions or programs.

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure. Salary is paid by EJW and benefits are paid by the organization. The fellowships will begin in September 2015.

Applications for the post-graduate fellowships are now available at www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships. We encourage rising 3Ls and 4Ls to apply. EJW will be offering a webinar on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. to help you create a successful application. They will offer another webinar on August 13 that will provide valuable fellowship tips. The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Guide is attached for your information.

Here is the application timeline:

July 7, 2014 The 2015 application is available
Sept. 17, 2014 The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2014 Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2014
through Feb. 2015
Interviews continue; fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2015 Class of 2015 fellows begin service

Additional questions can be addressed to Jina Scinta or Dean Hajek.

Fall 2014 Hiring Season - Session 1 On Campus Interview Bidding opens Friday, July 18th

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. 

SESSION 1

Student bidding:          July 18-July 27
Employer selections:   July 28-August 1
Interviewing dates:      August 7-August 22

Since students may begin applying for OCI employers on July 18th, now is the time to start preparing if you plan to participate in fall on campus recruiting.  Keep in mind that the application period remains open from July 18th - 27th and employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.  

To look at Session 1 employers on Symplicity, log onto the system and click the OCI tab on the top of the home page.  Select "Fall 2014 – Session 1" and scroll down until you see a list of employers, then Review.  The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore & Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Stites & Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.

Contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu, Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials.

Don’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted.

Student Bands Wanted for Lawlapalooza

The 2014 Lawlapalooza Committee is gearing up for another successful year of this fun event. Lawlapalooza 2014 will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Phoenix Hill Tavern on Baxter Avenue. We are looking for students who have a band or play in a band to participate in this year's event.

If you have a band or play in a band and would like to participate in Lawlapalooza this year, please contact Jim Becker at j.becker@louisville.edu.

Fall 2014 On Campus Interview bidding begins Friday, July 18, 2014

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring.  

SESSION 1

Student bidding:          July 18-July 27

Employer selections:   July 28-August 1
Interviewing dates:      August 7-August 22

Since students may begin applying for OCI employers on July 18th, now is the time to start preparing if you plan to participate in fall on campus recruiting.  Keep in mind that the application period remains open from July 18th - 27th and employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.   

To look at Session 1 employers on Symplicity, log onto the system and click the OCI tab on the top of the home page.  Select "Fall 2014 – Session 1" and scroll down until you see a list of employers, then Review.  The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore & Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Stites & Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.

Employers will continue to be added to Session 1 through July 18th so continue to monitor Symplicity for updates.  Bidding for Session 2 OCI begins on August 1st.  More information will be released as the date nears.

Contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu, Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials.

Don’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted.