Professional Development News


This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes and a recent alum & local immigration attorney, Becca O'Neill, lead teams of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes and Becca O'Neill, conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, November 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 177, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, November 16. Students interested in attending the training on November 15 and/or going on the jail visit on November 16, should email Becca O'Neill directly by Friday, November 2. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Her email is

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. Attached are some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail along with a more detailed description of the project. More stories can also be found at:

All future trainings will be conducted the third Thursday of the month, with jail visits on the third Friday of the month after the training. When notifying Ms. O'Neill, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on November 16, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by Friday, November 2, as well, so she can add your name to the list.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at Students can also contact Prof. Trucios-Haynes at with any questions.

First-Year Mandatory Meetings Next Week

First-year students – the second mandatory session, Resumes, Cover Letters and Interview Skills, is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 at Noon in room 275.  Dean Urbach will also talk about networking and references/recommenders.  This important session will end at 2:00 pm.

The third mandatory session, How to Get a Job this Summer, will be an informative session from the Professional Development Fellows offering advice on how they obtained summer employment.  The session is on Friday, November 2 at 11:40 a.m. in room 275.

Come and Bid Farewell to Dean Urbach - November 1

This is a reminder that we will be gathering together to say good bye to Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Cox Lounge.  Please come by and join us for a piece of cake to wish her good luck.

Dean Urbach Available for Meeting with First Year Students

Dean Urbach wants to remind first year students that she is available to meet with you before she leaves on November 3.  Students can sign up for a time slot on the sign up sheet on her office door.

First-year Mandatory Meeting with Office of Professional Development - Tuesday, October 30 at Noon in room 275

The second mandatory meeting for first-year students and the Office of Professional Development is Resumes, Cover Letters and Interview Skills on Tuesday, October 30 at Noon in room 275.  Pizza and drinks will be served.


Immediate Need for Second-year Law Clerk at Ricketts Law Offices

Ricketts Law Offices has an immediate need for a second-year, part-time law clerk.  If interested, please forward a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Mr. Charles Ricketts at:



Greene & Cooper seeking 2L/3L Part-time Law Clerk

Greene & Cooper, a multi-state law practice, has an immediate need for a part-time law clerk.  Candidates must be in their second or third year of law school.  If interested, please forward resume and cover letter to Lisa  Riley at: 



This is a reminder that The Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development will be hosting the Mentor Panel and MentorJet program TODAY .

The program will begin with a panel on mentoring from 4:00 - 5:00 in the Allen Courtroom. This important and informative panel will help you have a more successful MentorJet experience!!

The MentorJet program will follow from 5:30 - 7:15 in the Cox Lounge.

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session - Wednesday, October 17th at Noon in room 171

Major Patrick Hartman from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be conducting a PowerPoint Information Session on Wednesday, October 17th at Noon in room 171.  Major Hartman will also meet individually with interested students.  If you are interested in meeting with Major Hartman, please forward your resume to Debra Reh.  

Internships with the Office of Insured Housing of HUD in Washington, DC

The Office of Insured Housing - Single Family Mortgage Division, is accepting applications for internship positions in Washington, DC.  Positions are available during the school year (Spring 2013, Fall 2013) or Summer 2013.  If interested, please go to Symplicity and upload the requested documents.  The collection deadline is Friday, October 19th.