Professional Development News

Three Summer Internship Opportunities Available

Three internship opportunities are available with the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Family Court, and District Court.  The 12th Judicial Circuit encompasses Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties.  The judicial offices are located in LaGrange, Oldham County.  These internships are unpaid; however, your hours would count toward your public service requirement.  Attached is a description of each of these internships and application process.  The deadline for submitting a resume and writing sample to Judge Conrad is April 1.  The deadline for the other two internships is April 15.  If selected, please see Jina Scinta to obtain the necessary forms to receive your public service credit.

Did you Miss the Central High School Partnership Interest Session?

If you were not able to attend the interest session on the Central High School Partnership on February 21, you can still sign up to volunteer with the Street Law program, Writing Skills program or the Marshall Brennan program.  All you need to do is complete an interest form, attach a resume and return it to either Prof. Rothstein (Room 258) or Jina Scinta (Room 180).  The deadline for turning in the interest form is Thursday, March 7.  The interest form is attached.  Interest forms are also available in Ms. Scinta's office or in the student lobby area.  If you have any questions about the programs, please see Prof. Rothstein or Ms. Scinta.

Bahe Cook Cantley and Nefzger has an immediate need for Law Clerks

Largest plaintiff's civil litigation firm in Kentucky has immediate need for several law clerks to assist with a project for several months during the semester beginning ASAP.  Law clerks will  be reviewing medical records in addition to other duties.

Students can be 1L, 2L or 3L.

E-mail resume to Ms. Vanessa Cantley at:  (no cover letter necessary)


2013 Volunteer Summer Judicial Internship

A Summer Judicial Internship position is available for the 12th Judicial Circuit (Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties -- Judicial offices are located in LaGrange, Oldham County). This is an unpaid internship which requires legal research, drafting and includes courtroom observation. Cases include civil cases over $5,000, personal injury cases, felony crimes and capital offenses, land title disputes, will contests and administrative appeals. Interns are requested to be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Position start and end dates are flexible. Interested law students will need to supply a resume and writing sample prior to April 1, 2013 to The Honorable Karen A. Conrad, 100 West Main Street, LaGrange, KY 40031, (502) 222-1692, or you may email correspondence to The Honorable Karen A. Conrad, c/o Valerie Shannon at


ACLU of Kentucky seeking 2013 Summer Intern

The ACLU of Kentucky is seeking a second-year student for a volunteer 2013  Summer Intern position.  If interested, you can apply through Symplicity at: 

The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 7th.

The Network Center for Community Change Needs Students for Outreach Program

The Network Center for Community Change is once again gearing up to do door-to-door outreach to property owners who have unpaid property taxes. The goal is to help homeowners avoid having those delinquent taxes be sold by the Jefferson County Clerk to third party purchasers. A sale to a private individual or business will mean more fees and costs will be added to the tax bill.

If you are interested in doing grassroots outreach as a public service, this is an important area of service and you will learn about a rather obscure area of the law that affects thousands of Jefferson County residents each year.

The outreach program will begin sometime in April and will run through the summer. If you are interested, please contact Jina Scinta at to sign up to receive public service credit. Further details will be provided to those who sign up.


Professor Cross Presents Trademark Remedies in Japan

John Cross, Grosscurth Professor of Law, recently delivered a distinguished lecture to the Faculty of Law at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.  The talk was titled “Extraterritoriality of Trademark Remedies” and presented the basic thesis that even though trademark rights are generally confined to the borders of the United States, a court dealing with a claim under U.S. trademark law should be able to consider foreign sales in calculating damages—provided those sales affect the goodwill of the trademark owner.

In attendance were the Hokkaido University Faculty of Law, certain graduate students and invited guests from universities and industry in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Professor Cross spent three days in Sapporo where, in addition to the lecture, he met with several graduate students concerning their Ph.D. theses.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN seeking 2013 Summer Legal Intern - Inhouse

Legal interns at St. Jude spend a Summer immersed in a unique culture where basic, translational, and clinical research are all housed on the same campus as a robust hospital, where biochemists, computational biologists, geneticists, and statisticians routinely interact with specialists in infectious diseases, oncology, pharmacology, radiology, surgery, and hematology (including non-malignant hematologies like sickle cell disease), among others.  Interns will work with a number of lawyers, both in-house and (with supervision) outside counsel, on substantive projects in many aspects of the law – some of which will be up to the intern’s interests – including health law, business transactions, risk management, international law, intellectual property, and even shaping law and regulations at the State and Federal levels.  We take our mentoring obligations very seriously (and enjoy it!), so every assignment comes with plenty of context and follow-through opportunities for the interns, and client interaction is plentiful.  Moreover, interns will find themselves routinely included in meetings of all types for educational purposes, not because there will necessarily be any follow-up work for the intern.

For additional details and how to apply, go to Symplicity.  The deadline to apply is February 28th.

Application for Nader Shunnarah OCI Session - ends Wednesday, February 20th

The Spring 2013 Hiring Season on campus interview application for Nader Shunnarah (1983 alumni) has been extended through Wednesday, February 20th.

Mr. Shunnarah is seeking a 2L student to work part-time during the semester and possibly, continuing during the summer.

Please apply through Symplicity.  The session is Nader Shunnarah.

New Session for Spring 2013 Hiring Season added - Oldfather Law Firm

Oldfather Law Firm is seeking a Summer 2013 Law Clerk who can also work part-time during the Fall 2013 semester.

If you are a 1L or 2L and interested, apply through Symplicity at: and select "OCI".  The session is Oldfather Law Firm.

You may apply through Monday, February 25th.