Professional Development News

How to Prepare for Fall

Thursday, April 7th - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - room 175

If you want to be ready to "hit the ground running" when you return in the fall on August 15th, don't miss this session!  Find out how to  sign up for Public Service work over the summer.  Make sure you are "active" in Symplicity and have a password.  Even if you aren't planning to participate in On Campus Interviews this fall, the Job Bank is moving to Symplicity over the summer and you will need a password to access job listings.  Dean Urbach will discuss summer and early fall deadlines for opportunities including the Government Internship & Honor Program, Equal Justice Works and other fellowships, as well as numerous conferences and career fairs (two that take place over the summer).  This information will provide you with useful resources in the decisions you make to further your legal career.  Pizza and drinks will be served.

 

Professional Development Property Panel

Four distinguished local attorneys who practice in the property law area will be panelists on careers in property -- focusing on land use and real estate transactions on Thursday, April 7, 5:30-7:00 in Room 275.  
The attorneys are Fred Joseph (Stites & Harbison, a transactional lawyer focusing all aspects of real estate law including complex real estate transactions), Stephen Porter (known for his work on neighborhood preservation), Sharon Hardy (Weber & Rose, whose practice includes complex commercial real estate transactions), and Steph Horne (Pitt & Frank, whose work focuses on the detailed nature of title examination, processing, and closing in residential real estate transactions).  Speakers will discuss not only their work, but how they chose the career path and how new lawyers can chart their course. More information about the speakers may be found on the event's calendar.
Pizza will be provided.

Summer Judicial Externships Available

Summer judicial externships are open to students who: a) have completed 30 credit hours; b) are in good academic standing, and c) develop their own externship placements (identify & make arrangements with a judge).  Supervising judges must be willing to comply with course expectations, and to provide a required end-of-semester evaluation.  A handout explaining course expectations is available outside room 214 and from the TWEN page for "Externship INFORMATION Summer 2011."  The faculty supervisor will consult with supervising judges before the summer term begins.  If course requirements are satisfied, students can earn two (2) pass-fail academic credit hours for the externship.

The deadline to apply is April 5th.  Contact Professor Karen Jordan with any questions.

 

Information about Summer & Fall Externships on TWEN

Information about Summer & Fall Externships can be found on the following TWEN pages:

 

Externship INFORMATION Summer 2011  Spring 2011 Jordan

 

Externship INFORMATION Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Jordan

 

Kentucky Innocence Project: INFORMATION for 2011-12 Spring 2011 Jordan

 

 

 

Kent School of Social Work Career/Networking Fair

The Kent School of Social Work will be hosting a Career/Networking Fair on Thursday, March 24th from 11 am - 2 pm in the SAC Multipurpose Room.  This event is open to the University community.  Thirty-two non-profit agencies from the Louisville area will be represented.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair

Rising 2L and 3L students who are interested in attending the 7th annual SIPJF in Atlanta, GA on July 26, 2011 can find information at:  http://law.gsu.edu/careers/sipjf    The registration period for law schools is March 14th-April 25th.  The list of participating employers will be sent to the Professional Development Office on May 4th along with  Student Registration Forms.  If you have let our office know that you are interested in participating, we will provide you with the list of employers as well as a student registration form.  After you have reviewed the list, you can decide if you want to participate.  If you do want to participate, you will complete the form and submit it to our office along with a $30 non-refundable student registration fee (payable online or by check) by May 16th.  

If you would like to be added to the SIPJF distribution list, please e-mail Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu

 

ATTENTION 3L'S

Are you trying to figure out how to tell your boss that you need time off over the summer to study for the bar exam? One solution is offered by the Office of Professional Development Temp Service! If you need to leave your job for six weeks or so, we can find a 1L or 2L to hold down the fort while you are gone. It's a win all the way around! Your boss will think you are a genius for thinking of this great plan, you'll be able to study for the bar, and one of our 1Ls or 2Ls will gain some experience and be forever grateful to you!

If you are interested, please let Dean Urbach know by March 20. Thanks!

How To Get A Job - New Date

Everything is the same except for the date - changed to Tuesday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. in 075.  Students will speak about how they found a job and what kind of work they did.  Kristie Wetterer will moderate.

Professional Development Week Events:

The Big Reveal

How To Get A Job

Mardi Gras Party

Careers in Public Services

Public Service Hours - Where to Start

Question and Answer Table

 

U.S. Air Force Information Session and Individual Q&A Meetings

Lt. Colonel Bruce Page of the U.S. Air Force JAG will be presenting an Information Session on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the Career Services/Public Service Library (room 186).  The Information Session will last approximately 45 minutes and Lt. Col. Page will meet with students on an individual basis to answer questions.  If you are interested in signing up for a meeting after the Information Session, please stop by room 184 to do so.

NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.

US Air Force Information Session Q&A Meetings

Lt. Colonel Bruce Page of the U.S. Air Force JAG will be presenting an Information Session on Tuesday, March 1st at 1:15 p.m. in the Career Services/Public Service Library (room 186).  The Information Session will last approximately 45 minutes and Lt. Col. Page will meet with students on an individual basis to answer questions.  If you are interested in signing up for a meeting after the Information Session, please stop by room 184 to do so.

NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding -- including several categories of student loans -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.