Professional Development News

Bullitt County Public Defender's Office seeking Law Clerk

The Bullitt County Public Defender's Office needs a law clerk.  The position is unpaid, but will offer excellent experience.  Hours are flexible and will be 10-15 hours a week.  The office is in Shepherdsville which is about 30 minutes from Louisville.  A second- or third-year student is preferred.

If you are interested, please forward a resume to Ms. Jennifer Wittmeyer, Directing Attorney at:  jennifer.wittmeyer@ky.gov

Public Service Info Session - Ky. School Mock Trial Competition, National Immigration Justice Center and Teen Court

The Public Service Program will be hosting it's next information session on Tuesday, January 17, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.

Billy Stover from the Ky. High School Mock Trial Competition, Becca O'Neill ('09) from the National Immigration Justice Center and Amanda Baker ('11) from the Teen Court project will be on hand to discuss public service opportunities available. 

All students are encouraged to attend.  If you are third year student still needing to complete your public service requirement, remember the deadline for May graduates is March 26. 

Free pizza will be served.  See you there!

Additional VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Training Will Be Available

There are still spots available for students who are interested in taking the VITA training on January 21 here at the law school.  If you are interested in taking this training, please see Jina Scinta to obtain the necessary paperwork by no later than Wednesday, January 18 . 

Several students have indicated that they would like to take the VITA training, but are unable to attend the training on January 21.  Nedra Young from VITA has suggested an alternative to students who wish to participate, but can't attend the January 21 training.  VITA training will be made available to our students during the week of February 6 at Davidson Hall here on campus.  Students who wish to take the training will need to make arrangements with the trainer directly.  The trainer's contact information will be made available to the students who sign up.  Students can take the training at their convenience.  The training will last for a couple of hours a day for approximately three days.  VITA will then have a clinic at Davidson Hall where students can participate after they have been trained.  Clinics will also be scheduled at various locations, dates and times throughout the city through April 15.

If you are a third year student who still needs to sign up for their public service requirement, this would be good opportunity for you.

Please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu if you are interested in this project.  Please indicate whether you are interested in the January 21 training or the training at Davidson Hall.

 

IMMEDIATE NEED for a 2L Law Clerk this semester

The Oldfather Law Firm has an immediate need for a second-year law clerk to work 15-20 hours a week on an upcoming trial.  Work will be full-time during the summer.

Qualifications include having a 3.0 or above GPA.  If interested, submit a cover letter and resume by NOON on January 12th to:  dkreh@louisville.edu 

Address for cover letter is:  Oldfather Law Firm, 1330 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY  40208.  Student information will be forwarded to firm and selections will be made by January 13th.  Interviews will take place at the law school on Tuesday, January 17th.

Office of Professional Development Networking and Interview Skills Information Session - TODAY

Don't forget that the Office of Professional Development information session on networking and interview skills is TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175.  A panel of students will divulge their tips to help you network more efficiently and give advice to help you interview more effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 21. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Free pizza will be served.

Bullitt County Public Defender's Office Seeking Law Clerk

The Bullitt County Public Defender's Office needs a law clerk.  The position is unpaid, but will offer excellent experience.  Hours are flexible and will be 10-15 hours a week.  The office is in Shepherdsville which is about 30 minutes from Louisville.  A second- or third-year student is preferred.

If you are interested, please forward a resume to Ms. Jennifer Wittmeyer, Directing Attorney at:  jennifer.wittmeyer@ky.gov

 

Spring 2012 On Campus Interviews - Bidding

Students may begin bidding (uploading documents to specific employers) for Session I on Friday, January 13th in Symplicity.  The deadline for Session I bidding is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 22nd.  If you have not received a Symplicity password or have questions regarding Symplicity, please contact Ms. Reh in room 184 or e-mail:  dkreh@louisville.edu

IMMEDIATE NEED for a 2L Law Clerk this semester

The Oldfather Law Firm has an immediate need for a second-year law clerk to work 15-20 hours a week on an upcoming trial.  Work will be full-time during the summer.

Qualifications include having a 3.0 or above GPA.  If interested, submit a cover letter and resume by NOON on January 12th to:  dkreh@louisville.edu 

Address for cover letter is:  Oldfather Law Firm, 1330 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY  40208.  Student information will be forwarded to firm and selections will be made by January 13th.  Interviews will take place at the law school on Tuesday, January 17th.   

Office of Professional Development Networking and Interview Skills Information Session

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with your networking and interview skills. A panel of students will divulge their tips to help you network more efficiently and give advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 21. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Free pizza will be served.

Public Service Fellowship Applications for Summer 2012 Now Available!

The Public Service fellowship applications for Summer 2012 are now available. The fellowships that will be awarded and the amount of each fellowship is attached. Descriptions of each fellowship are also located on the bulletin board outside of Room 180 and in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).

Applications are available in the Office of Professional Development Library behind the door in envelopes labeling each application. Applications are also available in Room 180 and online on the Professional Development page of the law school website.

The deadline for each fellowship is Thursday, February 9, 2012. Please be sure to read the qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents requested. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta.