Professional Development News

Bids Being Accepted for BARBRI Fellowship Silent Auction

BARBRI is once again hosting a silent auction for two $750 gift certificates toward the bar review course. Bidding will start at $375 for each certificate.  Bidding will end at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 3. The bid sheets will be located on the bulletin board outside Dean Hajek's Office in the Office of Professional Development Suite. Payment will be due two weeks after bidding closes.

The certificates can only be applied to a BARBRI account that has a balance due and cannot be used for the deposit placed on an account.

All money raised from the silent auction will provide a student with the BARBRI Fellowship to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer.

 

March 7 Deadline to Sign up for Central High School Partnership

If you are interested in participating in the Central High School Law Magnet Program in 2015-2016, the deadline to submit your resume and personal statement to Ms. Scinta is March 7.

Judicial Summer Internships Available!

Judges Wingate and Shepherd with the Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort are now accepting resumes and writing samples for summer internships. If you have been thinking of a judicial summer internship, please send your resume and writing sample to Jina Scinta jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Thursday, March 12.

MAY 2015 GRADS!!! How Many Public Service Hours Did You Perform?

The Public Service Program will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating law student who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project. This award is a very distinguished wall plaque and is awarded each year at the Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015.

If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in any outstanding timesheets to be recorded is THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015! This deadline is only for third year students who may be in the running of this award. The public service deadline for all third year students is MONDAY, MARCH 30.

If you have already completed your project and turned in your timesheet, please see Jina in Room 180 to see if you could be in the running for this award.

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...

Jefferson County Attorney's Offfice Hiring Law Clerks

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is hiring law clerks to work part-time during the academic year and full-time during the summer.  If you are interested in applying, please log into the Symplicity job database.  The deadline to apply is March 31st.

Kightlinger & Gray - New Albany, IN seeking 2L Summer Associate for 2015

If you are interested in applying for a Summer Associate position with Kightlinger & Gray and are a qualified secod-year student, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI session "Kightlinger & Gray".  Please apply ASAP as the firm wants to hire quickly.  The deadline to apply is March 13th.

 

BARBRI Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding Begins

BARBRI is once again hosting a silent auction for two $750 gift certificates toward the bar review course. Bidding will start at $375 for each certificate. The silent auction will end at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 3. The bid sheets are located on the bulletin board outside Dean Hajek's Office in the Office of Professional Development Suite. Payment will be due two weeks after bidding closes.

The certificates can only be applied to a BARBRI account that has a balance due and cannot be used for the deposit placed on an account.

All money raised from the silent auction will provide a student with the BARBRI Fellowship to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer.

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.