Professional Development News

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.

Attention May 2015 Grads!

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to complete your public service requirement and turn in the necessary paperwork is Monday, March 30, 2015. If you have not signed up for a public service placement or you need to complete your 30-hour requirement, please review the attached "Quick Facts" or make an appointment with Ms. Scinta ASAP.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund - 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum.

The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice.
Applicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fellowship information and application materials can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j...

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 Jina Scinta @ jina.scinta@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

Jefferson County Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Intake Center Needs Students

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is looking for two 3L students to assist them immediately to volunteer in the Domestic Violence Intake Center. Students will directly help clients with matters such as EPOs, warrants, criminal matters, etc. under the supervision of an attorney. Work will be performed at the Hall of Justice located downtown. The Intake Center operates from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight; therefore, evening and weekend hours are available.

The Intake Center is also looking for 4-6 1Ls and 2Ls to work at the Intake Center during the summer.
Please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu for more information and to sign up to receive public service credit.

Calling All Students to Assist with Legal Help Fair

The Legal Aid Society is partnering with the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Brandeis School of Law to host a Free Legal Help Fair at the Americana Community Center on Thursday, April 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This Service Project will match people living in poverty in our community with local attorneys for free individual attorney consultations. 

Legal Aid is seeking 25 law students to partner with volunteer attorneys to provide direct services to clients at the Americana Center. The volunteer attorneys will come from a variety of legal backgrounds so this would be a great networking opportunity. A list of the volunteer attorneys is attached.

Students who sign up can receive public service credit for the time spent at the Legal Help Fair. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up to participate.
This event is a pre-event to the KBA's Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 10 at the Galt House.

Kentucky Attorney General's Office in Frankfort, KY Hiring 1L and 2L Summer 2015 Interns

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office in Frankfort, KY is hiring 15-20 volunteer Summer 2015 interns.  Interns will assist attorneys in various departments of the Attorney General's Office.  For additional information and how to apply, log onto Symplicity.  Students who receive an internship may apply for funding through the Greenebaum Public Interest Fellowship

Lexmark International, Inc. Hiring 1L or 2L for 2015 Summer Paid Intern

Lexmark International, Inc. in Lexington, KY is hiring a first- or second-year student for a Summer 2015 Paid Internship position.  If you are interested in applying, log onto Symplicity.

Calling All Students to Assist with Legal Help Fair

The Legal Aid Society is partnering with the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Brandeis School of Law to host a Free Legal Help Fair at the Americana Community Center on Thursday, April 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This Service Project will match people living in poverty in our community with local attorneys for free individual attorney consultations. 

Legal Aid is seeking 25 law students to partner with volunteer attorneys to provide direct services to clients at the Americana Center. The volunteer attorneys will come from a variety of legal backgrounds so this would be a great networking opportunity. A list of the volunteer attorneys is attached.

Students who sign up can receive public service credit for the time spent at the Legal Help Fair. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up to participate.

This event is a pre-event to the KBA's Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 10 at the Galt House.