Professional Development News

Congressional Summer Internships for Congressman Geoff Davis, Fourth District of KY

What:  An unpaid internship in one of Congressman Geoff Davis’ District Offices in Kentucky for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in a Congressional office learning about issues that are important to Kentucky and the United States. 

When:  Internships are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Internships in the district require a minimum of eight hours per week.

Where:  District offices in Fort Mitchell, Ashland and La Grange.

Why:  The Congressional Internship Program is designed to provide students with a first-hand experience in the inner workings of a Congressional office that cannot be replicated in a classroom environment.  The program will provide eager and motivated students with a solid foundation upon which they can explore their career options.  Academic credit can be applied upon discussion with the Internship Coordinator and respective School Administrator.

How:  The completed application and coordinating materials should be submitted via email at or mailed to The Honorable Geoff Davis, Attn: Congressional Internship Coordinator, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 101, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Summer Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by April 15th
Fall Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by July 15th
Spring Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by November 15th

Application is attached.

Setting Up Your Own Law Practice - Thursday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Louisville Bar Association

If you are thinking of starting a solo practice, you won't want to miss this opportunity.  Topics covered will begin with the basics from making sure you have the appropriate business structure, to IOLTA rules and referral fees and much in between.  This is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at the LBA on Thursday, March 22nd at 11:00 a.m.  The LBA is located downtown at 600 W. Main Street, Suite 110.  Law students may attend at the discounted rate of only $12.00.  If you would like to have lunch, it is an extra $7, but you are welcome to bring your own.  Register today at:



Louisville Bar Association Membership Application

If you have not joined the LBA as a law student member, please consider doing so.  The membership application is attached.  It is a real bargain at $15 a year.  Membership benefits include a copy of the LBA Directory, a monthly newsletter, weekly e-mails, the opportunity to attend meetings and events and a whole lot more.

The LBA is currently undergoing a website redesign and the online membership function has been temporarily disabled.     

Local e-Commerce Domain Registry Company Seeking Law Clerk

A local e-Commerce Domain Registry Company is seeking a law clerk to assist the attorney with applications and filing papers.

A second- or third-year student is preferred.

If interested in applying, log in to Symplicity, select "Jobs & Resume Collection" and click on "Law Clerk".




This is a reminder that Central High School Partnership interest applications are due TODAY.   Interest forms are available from Jina Scinta (Room 180) or Prof. Rothstein. The interest form is also attached. A hard copy of the form and a resume should be submitted to either Professor Laura Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta.

Mentor Jet Program Kudos and Congratulations

The mentoring programs held on Wednesday, sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges with co-sponsorship by the Student Bar Association, the Women's Law Caucus, and the Black Law Students Association, were a huge success.  The panel on mentoring with Justice Lisa Abramson and LBA President Bobby Simpson provided great advice.  The Jet Mentor program following the panel provided an opportunity for the participating students to benefit from the wisdom of thirteen judges and attorneys in the community.  The energy in the room was amazing and the students who attended gave great feedback.

Kudos to Paige Hamby, who received the scholarship from the NAWJ.  Appreciation to Professors Fischer, Harris, and Rothstein, who served on the scholarship committee.

Thanks Courtney Pawley, Jamie Jackson, Kristie Wetterer, Becky Wenning, Maggie Bratcher, and Dean Kathy Urbach for their time and efforts in making sure the event was a success.  We hope to have the event again next year. 

May 2012 Graduates - Personal Injury Firm Seeking Associate

Hance & Srinivasan, a local Personal Injury law firm, is seeking to add an associate.  For additional information and how to apply, go to and click on OCI, Session "Hance & Srinivasan" and Apply.  You can apply through Thursday, March 8th.

National Association of Women Lawyers-Prudential Summer 2012 Internship Program

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated, first-year law school student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2012 Summer Law Intern Class at Prudential for an 11-week internship at one of Prudential's offices in Newark, New Jersey; Dallas, TX;  San Francisco, CA; or Shelton, CT. A stipend of approximately $8,500 will be provided to the intern for the length of the internship.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, log in to Symplicity, select "Jobs & Resume Collection" and click on "2012 Summer Internship Program".

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session and Informational Interviews - Tuesday, March 20th

If you are interested in a career with the U.S. Air Force JAG and would like to attend either an Information Session at Noon on Tuesday, March 20th or are interested in having a personal Informational Interview with Captain Patrick Hartman, please e-mail Debra Reh. 

Public Service Requirement Deadline is March 26!!

The deadline for May graduates to complete their public service requirement is MONDAY, MARCH 26 AT 3:00 P.M.  All public service forms need to be turned in to Jina Scinta in Room 180 by the deadline.  The only exception to this deadline is for students who are working on the VITA project.  No other exceptions or extensions will be given.

If you have not completed your public service requirement, you will be receiving an e-mail from Ms. Scinta letting you know what forms still need to be turned in.  If you think you have completed your requirement, but have questions about whether your forms have been turned in, please contact Ms. Scinta at