Professional Development News

Federal Summer 2012 Intern Litigation Program in Tennessee

The Eastern District of Tennessee is seeking first- and second-year students to apply for positions in the 2012 summer Federal Student Intern Litigation Program.  These are unpaid positions.

If you are interested, see the attached brochure for details.  The deadline for applying is Friday, January 13th.    

New Public Service Opportunity Available

Network Center for Community Change is looking for students to help with a study to determine what happened to homes and homeowners facing foreclosure in 2007. If you help with this study, you will be helping to gather the information they need to describe the full impact of the foreclosure crisis on neighborhoods.  Students will help by driving to affected properties to report on their condition, performing title searches, reviewing court files, doing research on the Property Value Administrator's website, and more.  They will provide any training necessary before the students perform outreach work.

Interested students can go to the referenced study so you can evaluate if this is something you would like to help with. The study is available at: http://www.metropolitanhousing.org/wp-content/uploads/member_docs/2008_Louisville_Foreclosure_Crisis.pdf

This project would be good for first year students who weren't able to participate in the week-long projects.  This would also be suitable for students still needing to complete their requirement before the graduation deadline.

To sign up, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain a Reservation Form.

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity for Law and other Graduate Students

The Jefferson County Family Court Administrator has advised us that the Barton Center is now accepting applications for the 2012 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program. Law students currently in their first or second year, and students in Masters of Social Work, Masters of Public Health, or other related graduate programs are encouraged to apply. The Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program (ESCAP) is a partnership between Emory University and the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to (1) provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity in the field of child advocacy, and (2) to provide child advocacy professionals with the benefits of student interns during the summer months.  Students receive a summer stipend to work with judges, lawyers, DFCS professionals, or nonprofit organizations in Georgia for ten weeks.

Interested students can learn more by reviewing the attached for more details and application instructions.

"How to Get a Summer Job" Student Panel Contact Information

After the recent Office of Professional Development session on "How to Get a Summer Job", many students asked if they could have the contact information of the student panel.  We have received the panel's permission to provide that information.  The students' e-mail addresses are as follows:

Jennifer Siewertsen - jlsiew02@louisville.edu

Patrick Stubblefield - james.p.stubblefield@gmail.com

Sabrinia Stubblefield - snclay01@louisville.edu

Douglas Keil - djkeil01@louisville.edu

Elisabeth Fitzpatrick - eafitz03@louisville.edu

Kristie Wetterer - kmwett01@louisville.edu

Jarad Key - jnkey001@louisville.edu

These students are available to answer any questions you may have.  Please don't hesitate to contact them.

Boone County Jail Visits Scheduled

The next visits to the Boone County Jail have been scheduled for Friday, November 18th & Friday, December 16th. Students interested in participating should email Becca O'Neill directly by Thursday, November 17. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com

Students who would be interested in this project and have not been trained, can sign up for the next site visit on Friday, December 16.  If necessary a training can scheduled for Thursday, December 15 here at the law school.  Please see the attached information about this project.  Please disregard the dates listed in this material.  Trainings can be scheduled every month at the law school on the Thursday evening before we visit Boone County.

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.  

Current List of Attorney Vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice

See attachment.

2012 Spring Semester Internships in Congressman Geoff Davis' District Office

Applications for 2012 Spring Semester Internships in Congressman Geoff Davis' District Office are now being accepted.  In the district, these internships are part-time (1-2 days; 8-10 hours a week)While academic credit may be obtained, many students do the internships strictly for the educational experience.  Over the past seven years, more than one hundred students have interned in the Ft. Mitchell, Ashland and LaGrange offices.  Applicants must be enrolled in college or graduate school.

Preference will be given to individuals who submit their applications prior to November 15th.  For additional information, please contact the Ft. Mitchell office at (859)426-0080.

Slots Still Available for Public Service Week-Long Projects

This morning, the Office of Professional Development held its annual lottery for students to sign up to do their public service the week of December 12.  There are some slots still available and we are opening them up to all students.  Attached is a list of the projects that have slots available.  If you would like to sign up for one of these slots, please notify Jina Scinta by noon Thursday, November 10 at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.  Representatives from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be speaking to our students about public service opportunities available at their placements.

The VITA program is an income tax assistance program where law students assist low income individuals with their tax returns during tax season. Students will receive training in January and then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city helping lower income individuals with their taxes. This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.

Pizza and drinks will be provided. See you there!

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.


Representatives from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be speaking to our students about public service opportunities available at their placements.


The VITA program is an income tax assistance program where law students assist low income individuals with their tax returns during tax season. Students will receive training in January and then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city helping lower income individuals with their taxes. This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.


Pizza and drinks will be provided. See you there!