Professional Development News

National Aging & Law Institute - Law Student Day - November 10th - Boston, MA

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) is offering a complimentary introduction to Elder Law on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in Boston, MA.  Law Student Day will expose law students to the growing field of Elder Law.  The focus of the event this year is "Starting A Solo Elder Law Practice". This program is free of charge and open to the first 30 registrants.

There are a limited number of scholarships open to law students to be used towards registration for the National Aging & Law Conference and/or travel expenses to the conference. You must be nominated by your law professor. For details contact Meredith Hansen at

Start Date:Thursday, November 10, 2011
End Date:Thursday, November 10, 2011
Coordinators:Hotel Information: Casey Anderson, Director of Meetings and Education Registration and Event Information: Meredith Hansen, Committee and Section Coordinator
Address:Seaport Boston Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA
Directions:1-877-732-7678 (Reference NAELA). Conference room rate is $168 per night plus tax. Room rates

U.S. Dept. of State - accepting applications for Foreign Service Diplomatic Security Engineering Officer

The U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service is now accepting applications for Security Engineering Officer positions.

Click here ( to read the vacancy announcement, and to start the online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 4, 2011.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 20 and 59, able to qualify for a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, and be available for worldwide service. Please read the vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.


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

Ameliorization - U.S. Military

The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell will take effect September 20th.  The Office of Professional Development's plan was to host all military recruiters after that date, but one of the branches was unable to change the date of their Information Session this week, due to prior scheduling and restrictions with airfair.  The Brandeis School of Law will ameliorate as usual on Thursday, September 8th, when the U.S. Navy JAG visits and conducts their Information Session.


All On-Campus Interviewers are requested to read and agree to a non-discriminationpolicy.  This non-discrimination policy is for military recruiters. In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding  -- including several categories of student loans  -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution.  Pursuant to regulations of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the National Association for Law Placement, the School of Law is committed to providing our students and alumni/ae with the opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.  Our facilities and resources are available only to prospective employers who adhere to this policy.

EMPLOYER'S STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:  I/We are in full compliance with the Brandeis School of Law's non-discrimination policy.

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Learn About the Opportunity to Attend a National Public Interest Job Fair

If you are not able to attend our information sessions on a national public interest job fair, but are interested in attending the job fair, please let Dean Urbach know by Friday, September 2.  The information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 5:30 p.m. and September 1 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.   Interested students only need to attend one of these sessions.

Career Counseling Available


Career counseling for second-year students is available by appointment with Career Services Coordinator Debra Reh in room 186.  A signup sheet is on her door or requests for appointments may be e-mailed to  Also, if you would like to have a resume or cover letter reviewed, you can make an appointment.

Career counseling for third- and fourth-year students are available by appointment with Visiting Professor Tammy Pettinato in room 278.  Professor Pettinato's e-mail is:




SEC'S Summer 2012 2L Honors Program

The SEC has opened its applications for 2Ls interested in our 2012 Summer Honors Program.  Please include the following listing in any resource or email that you provide to your students.  We welcome applications, and we will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis on September 16, 2011.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for strong 2L students for its 2012 Summer Honors Program.  Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the SEC's Washington DC headquarters or at one of its eleven Regional Offices.  Interns directly support attorneys and other professionals in the regulation and enforcement of the securities markets.  Each intern is assigned to one of the SEC’s offices or divisions for a ten-week period.  The potential assignments are as varied as the SEC’s responsibilities in regulating the securities markets.  We have high expectations for our interns, often assigning them the same work we would give a newly-hired staff attorney who had completed law school.  Students who succeed in their assignments assist with tasks such as drafting regulations, reviewing filings, or preparing for interviews and testimony.  They spend hours every day with line attorneys, and they support senior executives.

We will begin reviewing applications and hiring on a rolling basis beginning September 16, 2011.  We expect to evaluate applications at two-week intervals after that point.   The posting will officially close on October 14, 2011.

For more information, look at the SEC’s Web site.  There is a link there to the Futurestep Web site used for SEC hiring.  Students should look on that page under Current Opportunities / Washington, DC and click “Student Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities.”  From there, they can apply to the DC or regional offices.  Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to

2L Summer Honors Program Application

Students interested in our Washington, DC Headquarters office apply here:

2012 2L Summer Honors Program (Washington, DC)

Students interested in our Regional Offices apply here:

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Atlanta Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Boston Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Chicago Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Denver Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Fort Worth Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Los Angeles Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Miami Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- New York Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Philadelphia Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- San Francisco Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Salt Lake Regional Office 

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LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

The LBA will holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics.  The training will be begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, followed by a clinic at 10:00 a.m.  The clinic dates for this semester are September 9, September 23, October 14, October 28, November 18 and December 9.  All of these dates are on a Friday.  The clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Hall of Justice downtown.  If you are interested in family law, this would be wonderful opportunity.  Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at to sign up.

Part-time Job Fair sponsored by UofL Career Development Center

Need a Part-time Job, and don't know where to look?

The University of Louisville's Part-Time Job Fair is Wednesday, August 31 from 11am-2pm in the Multi-Purpose room of the SAC (Student Activity Center). There will be on-campus offices and off-campus employers advertising their Federal Work Study, Part-Time jobs, or Internships. Also, the Career Development Center staff will be there to provide information about resources to help you prepare and find Part-Time Job opportunities.

If you have questions or would like to find out more about the Career Development Center's services check out our website or contact us by phone at 502-852-6701.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries Needs Students

Kentucky Refugee Ministries is in need of two students to assist them with the daily operations of their immigration law office within a refugee resettlement agency. Students will get to meet clients from all over the world and learn about the unique legal challenges refugees face when coming to the United States. Compassion and appreciation for diversity a must.  Students are needed any day Monday through Thursday.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at  The first two students will be signed up for the project.

Learn About the Opportunity to Attend a National Public Interest Job Fair

Learn about the opportunity to attend a national public interest job fair by attending one of two meetings scheduled this week by the Office of Professional Development.  The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 075.  The second meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 060.  Pizza will be served at both meetings.  We hope you will be able to attend one of these sessions.