Professional Development News

Opportunities for Students

Students, 

Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC, a quickly growing ten-attorney firm located in downtown Louisville, is seeking two to three intelligent and quick-thinking law clerks on a temporary basis to assist in trial preparation for three large personal injury cases. Candidates must have completed a course in Evidence and possess strong writing skills. Because of the proximity of the trials, candidates must be available to start immediately and stay on through approximately mid-November. The position will be for 15-20 hours per week. Interested law students may send their resumes (including current GPA’s), cover letter and a writing sample to bccnlaw@gmail.com

There is a 2012 Summer Associate position for second-year students in Cincinnati, OH with Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild.  For details, view Jobs and Resume Collection on Symplicity.

World Trade Center Kentucky - seeking student to take Board Meeting Minutes

This would be a great opportunity for a law student to network with local companies.

 

Duties:  attend quarterly Board of Directors meetings for the WTCKY with the sole task to take Board minutes.  Board minutes would be due no later than one week after each meeting and will be reviewed by both the Chair and the President with changes made as needed.

 

Time - five hours per meeting (meetings held every quarter) including revisions; approximately 20 hours per year


Location - the meetings alternate between Louisville and Lexington to accommodate a board which is from both cities; the KY World Trade Center is willing to arrange for the individual selected for the job to drive with the staff for each meeting in Lexington

 

For details, go to Symplicity and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection."

 

U.S. Army JAG On Campus Interview Signup

Students,

If you are interested in interviewing with Captain Kalin Schlueter, Trial Counsel & Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, on Tuesday, October 4th, please sign up through Symplicity(Session 3) by Tuesday, September 20th.  Summer Legal Internships are available for second-year students and Judge Advocate General positions are available for students upon graduation.  Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th.

U.S. Marine Corps JAG Information Session - Thursday, September 22nd at Noon in Room 171

If you are interested in learning about opportunities with the U.S. Marine Corps JAG, please attend this Information Session on Thursday, September 22nd at Noon in room 171.  Captain Michael Masters will be conducting the session.

Celebrate the Implementation of the Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"!

Dear Law School Community,

 

On September 20, please join us for cake outside of the Professional Development Office (room 182) to celebrate the implementation of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"!

What Was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

Passed by Congress in 1993, DADT was a law mandating the discharge of openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual military service members.
More than 14,500 service members were fired under the law since 1993. 

What is the History of the Repeal of DADT?

  • On December 15, 2010 the House passed a stand-alone DADT bill, 250-175. This bill reflected the language of the repeal provision in the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • On December 18, 2010 the Senate passed the House's stand-alone DADT bill, 65-31
  • On December 22, 2010, President Obama signed the bill allowing for repeal of DADT.
  • On July 22, 2011, President Obama, Defense Secretary Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen certified the U.S. military ready for the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) repeal
  • The implementation of the repeal will go into effect 60 days after the date of certification on September 20, 2011.

How did DADT Affect the Law School ?

All employers who recruit on our campus must certify that they do not discriminate in hiring based on specified protected classes, including sexual orientation. Until recently the military has not been able to certify nondiscrimination on that basis. In theory, the law school should not have allowed the military access to our students based on the discriminatory practice mandated by DADT. However not allowing access would have caused UofL to forgo a large amount of money from the federal government. Our decision (and similar decisions by all but two US law schools) to allow military recruiting created a mandate that we provide "amelioration" in a form that both publicly expressed the law school's disapproval and provided a safe and protective atmosphere for our LGBT students.

Due to the implementation of the repeal of DADT on September 20, this OCI session will be the first that military recruiters will be welcomed on our campus without amelioration. Please stop by at your leisure.  Let's celebrate!
Sincerely,
Kathy Urbach

Presidential Management Fellows Program

If you are interested in learning about the Presidential Management Fellows Program, go to:  http://www.pmf.gov/opportunity/index.aspx

 

Scroll to the bottom of the page and under "Become A PMF", there is helpful information regarding the Overview and Timeline, and Application Process.

 

The application period is from September 15th through September 25th.  You can apply through USA Jobs at:  www.usajobs.gov and search for "Presidential Management Fellows" for the 2012 job opportunity.

 

 

U.S. Department of State's Summer 2012 Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State 's is now accepting applications for the Summer 2012 Student Internship Program.

Click here (http://careers.stategov/students/programs) to read more about the Student Internship Program, and to start the Gateway to State online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 01, 2011.

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school).
  • Have good academic standing
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.

Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements.

You can also visit our Student Programs forum (http://careers.state.gov/engage/forums/student-programs) to post questions or read discussions about this program.

 

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Missing Sign-In Sheet

The sign-in sheet from yesterday's program featuring the Kentucky Foundation for Justice is missing.  We think that someone may have inadvertently picked it up when they left.  If you attended the program yesterday, please check to see if you may have it.  If you do, please turn it in to Jina Scinta in Room 180.  Thanks.

U.S. Army JAG Interviews - Tuesday, October 4th

Students,

If you are interested in a career with the U.S. Army JAG and would like to sign up for an interview, please apply through Symplicity.  After you log in, click on OCI and enter Session 3.  NOTE:  The bidding period for Session 3 has been extended to September 18th.  Their website is:  http://www.goarmy.com/jag/about.html

Interviews are currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th.  Depending upon how many students sign up, Captain Schlueter may also conduct interviews on Wednesday, October 5th.

 

Tickets for Lawlapalooza 2011: I Rocked the Law on Sale Now!

Tickets for Lawlapalooza 2011: I Rocked the Law are on sale now for only $10 each.

Tickets are available:

  • In person at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Resource Center (Room 272), M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • At the door, Oct. 27, 2011, Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
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    Payment by cash or check only. Make checks payable to "University of Louisville."