Professional Development News
The Public Service Program will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating student who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project. This award is a very distinquished black lacquer and brass wall plaque. This is awarded each year at the Awards Program.
If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in your timesheets to be recorded is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012! This deadline is only if you have completed your project. This is NOT the deadline for completing your public service.
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.
Speakers will be Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission; Sarah Coker, Deputy Bar Counsel for the Kentucky Bar Association; Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Neeka Parks with the Kentucky Parole Board; and Leigh Ann Thacker of Southern Strategy Group.
Find out how these law graduates found their positions and the career path they followed to get there.
The event will begin at Noon on Tuesday, January 31st in room 175 and continue until 1:30 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be served outside of 175 before Noon.
The Wisconsin judicial system is offering 1st and 2nd year law students the opportunity to work as unpaid interns with circuit court judges throughout our state during the summer of 2012.
Although we have no funds to compensate or reimburse these interns for the expenses they incur in participating, we hope to reward them with practical experience, our thanks, and a summer in wonderful Wisconsin. We encourage the student to discuss with you the possibility of earning credits for completing this internship.
Interested individuals should forward a completed application and resume to: Office of Court Operations, Attn: Melissa Lamb, 110 E. Main Street, Suite 410, Madison, WI 53703-3356, Fax: 608-267-0911 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2012.
Applications will be accepted through February 1, 2012 and the Fellow will be notified by March 1, 2012.
To learn more about the Fellowship and download the application form, visit www.maggiofellowship.org. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact Susan Timmons at email@example.com.
This is a reminder that the deadline for third year students to complete and turn in all necessary public service paperwork is MONDAY, MARCH 26. There will be no exceptions or excuses. If you are a third year student who has not signed up for their public service, please do so ASAP. Many of our placements fill up quickly so you may not be able to do your public service at your preferred choice. Please remember that you must sign up with the public service office BEFORE starting your project by completing a Reservation Form.
If you are a third year student who has signed up for, but has not completed your 30-hour requirement or if you have not signed up at all, you can expect to receive periodic e-mail reminders from Jina Scinta.
If you have any questions, please contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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".
Grossman & Moore, a personal injury law firm, is seeking a second-year student to work 12-15 hours a week during the Spring semester. Student should be in the top 1/3 of their class. There is the potential for a student to work full-time over the summer.If interested in applying, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Ms. Donna Voyles, Grossman & Moore, PLLC, One Riverfront Plaza, 401 W. Main Street, Ste. 1810, Louisville, KY 40202 or e-mail: email@example.com
In addition, every year over 1,800 volunteer legal interns serve in DOJ components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country. If you are interested in a DOJ volunteer internship, please review the many opportunities featured at www.justice.gov/careers/legal/volunteer-intern.html
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalReD Legal Aid) is seeking law clerks for the Summer of 2012 in its nine area offices to assist attorneys in all phases of client representation and program work. STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN FUNDING, although work study and similar arrangements with a sponsoring institution will be considered. Some funds are available to assist with travel. Applications will also be accepted for those without funding upon submission of a hardship request with an explanation of their financial need.
Offices are in Barbourville, Columbia, Harlan, Hazard, Jackson, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Richmond and Somerset.
Interested applicants should apply to Lorie Elam, Deputy Director, Appalchian Research and Defense Fund of KY, Inc., 120 N. Front Ave., Prestonsburg, KY 41653 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Applicants should send resume, writing sample, and a list of references along with a statement regarding the applicant's ability to provide funding for themself. If you have questions, call Lorie Elam at (606)886-9876, ext. 1230.
Summer 2012 Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC - Opportunities for First- and Second-Year StudentsPosted January 20th, 2012 by Debra K. Reh
The Fund for American Studies is sponsoring The Legal Studies Institute in Washington, DC for Summer 2012. The Institute provides the opportunity for first- and second-year law students to gain a first-hand look at the American legal system through guaranteed legal internships, a 3-credit constitutional law course, guest speakers and briefings, and professional development activities.
Students are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of February 10, 2012 to receive priority admissions consideration and a 5% discount on their tuition balance. (75% of students receive scholarship awards based on financial need and merit.)