Professional Development News

Appointments available to discuss summer employment plans and/or resume or cover letter review

If you would like to meet to discuss a plan for summer employment opportunities and/or review a resume or cover letter, please sign up on the appointment sheet on Debra Reh's door, room 184.

Also, don't forget to check the job bank in Symplicity at:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection" 

 

 

 

Sud-Chemie coming on campus to interview for paid Law Intern

Süd-Chemie Inc. is part of an international group of companies specializing in the development and manufacture of catalysts and desiccants for uses in various industries including the chemical manufacturing, refining, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

This is a paid position ($12.00 - $15.00 depending on experience) designed to provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity while serving as a contributing team member to an in-house legal department.  Our Intern may have the opportunity to work with both corporate and intellectual property in-house legal practitioners.  Our Intern will likely participate in the review and drafting of contracts, negotiations with internal business clients, the preparation and filing of intellectual property applications, support of litigation case management, individualized research relating to both intellectual property and corporate law, and assume responsibility for various administrative tasks related to law department management.

The position will start work in May.  Intern will work between ten (10) and twenty (20) hours a week during the school year and between thirty (30) to forty (40) hours a week during the summer.  Hours are flexible during 8-5 Monday through Friday, depending on student’s class schedule.
                              
This position is open to all 1L and 2L law students.  Strong research, computer and organizational skills are a must.  Prior experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or other full-time employment in a business setting is strongly preferred, although not required.

Please submit a resume, cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and a 3 – 5 page writing sample.

Please apply through Symplicity.  Session is Sud-Chemie.  You may begin uploading your information on Wednesday, February 8th.  The deadline will be Sunday, February 19th.

How to Get a State Judicial Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position and Summer Judicial Internships!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions? Do you have an interest in volunteering for a judge over the summer? You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session on Wednesday, February 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.

Three of our alums, Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97) and Jacqueline Hersh (Class of '09) will be available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find them, as well. They will also be discussing opportunities for summer judicial internships that are available to our students.

This is session is of interest to all students. If you are a 1L or 2L and have an interest in volunteering for a judge either during the school year or for a summer, you will want to attend. If you are 3L interested in finding out more about state judicial clerkships or staff attorney positions, this is for you.
Pizza and drinks will be served while they last. See you there!

Current Department of Justice Attorney Vacancies

See attachment.

Students are Needed for Ky. High School Mock Trial Competition

The Kentucky High School Mock Trial Competition will be held on March 16 and 17 at the Jefferson County Judicial Center.  Several law students are needed to participate as a presiding or scoring judge.  High school teams will participate in at least four rounds of competition over two days, Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, with an additional round between the finalists on Sunday, March 18, to determine the state champion who will advance to the national tournament in May.  Students are only needed on Friday and Saturday.

Students will receive public service credit for participating in this project.  If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  Students will need to complete a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit and a Registration Form that needs to be sent to the mock trial coordinator.

BarBri Bar Review Course to be Auctioned Off!!!

Starting on Monday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m., bidding will begin on two certificates to be used toward any of the BarBri Bar Review courses in every state.  Each certificate is good for $1,500.  If a student has already paid for a BarBri Review course, they will be eligible for a refund so they can bid.  Bid sheets will be in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186) starting at 10:00 a.m. on February 13.  Bidding will run until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.  The winning bidders of each certificate will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on February 15 in the Mosaic Lobby at the BarBri table.  Credit cards and checks will be accepted and payment is due two weeks of auction's closing.

Proceeds of the silent auction will go to the BarBri Fellowship which will allow a student to work at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy during the summer of 2012.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Monday, February 13 to start your bids.  Good luck!!

IMMIGRATION OPPORTUNITY!!!

On the third Thursday of each month, local immigration attorney and alum, Becca O'Neill, holds 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. Detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. The visits are on the Friday after the training. Trained students will conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee. 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.

The next training will be Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. here at the law school in Room 060. A visit to the Boone County Jail will be Friday, February 17. Students interested in attending the training, should email Becca O'Neill directly by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com. Please let Ms. O'Neill know in your e-mail whether you plan to attend the Friday visit after the training. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Also, please let Ms. O'Neill 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 February 17, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, so she can add your name to the list.

A complete description of the project is attached; however, please disregard the dates mentioned therein.

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 jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

How to Get a State Judicial Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position and Summer Judicial Internships!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions?  Do you have an interest in volunteering for a judge over the summer?  You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session on Wednesday, February 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.

Three of our alums, Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97) and Jacqueline Hersh (Class of '09) will be available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find them, as well. They will also be discussing opportunities for summer judicial internships that are available to our students.

This is session is of interest to all students. If you are a 1L or 2L and have an interest in volunteering for a judge either during the school year or for a summer, you will want to attend. If you are 3L interested in finding out more about state judicial clerkships or staff attorney positions, this is for you.

Pizza and drinks will be served while they last. See you there!

Don't Forget to Check the Job Bank in Symplicity

 

Students,In addition to putting information in the Daily Docket about openings for part-time, summer and full-time opportunities, the Office of Professional Development posts positions in Symplicity.

Go to:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".

Seeking Second-Year Law Clerk

Simms & Reed is seeking a law clerk to work 20 hours a week for local office.  Hours are flexible and student can work evenings (attorney is in office) and/or weekends.  Student should be a second-year student.  Mr. Simms is a 2007 graduate of Brandeis.

If interested, please e-mail resume to:  greg@simmsreed.com or fax resume to:  (502)618-4952