Professional Development News

Bar Bri Silent Auction Ends at 12:30 p.m. TODAY!

This is a reminder that the Bar Bri silent auction for two $1,500 certificates going towards the Bar Bri Bar Review Course will end TODAY at 12:30 p.m.  Bid sheets are posted in the student lobby area.  The winners will be announced at the Bar Bri table in the Mosaic Lobby as soon as they have been determined.  If you are not available to place your last minute bid, you can send a friend as a proxy.  Good luck!

Paul Casi Law Office Seeking Law Clerk

Plaintiff's law firm, with their main focus on medical malpractice, personal injury and products liability, is seeking a highly competent, hard-working law student with a positive attitude willing to be a team player.  Duties are varied and include, but are not limited to, legal research, legal writing, some "running", etc.

Apply through Symplicity.

Bar Bri Silent Auction Bidding Begins TODAY!

This is a reminder that the silent auction bidding for a Bar Bri Bar Review Course will begin at 10:00 a.m. TODAY. Two certificates valued at $1,500 each will be auctioned. Each certificate is good toward the tuition of any of the Bar Bri Bar Review courses in every state. Bidding ends at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15. The winner will be announced at the Bar Bri table after the bidding ends on February 15.

Bid sheets will be located in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186). Credit cards and checks will be accepted. Payment will be due within 2 weeks of the auction's close.  Good luck!

 

Bar Bri Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding Begins!

This is a reminder that the silent auction bidding for a Bar Bri Bar Review Course will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 13.  Two certificates  valued at $1,500 each will be auctioned.  Each certificate is good toward the tuition of any of the Bar Bri Bar Review courses in every state.  Bidding ends at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.  The winner will be announced at the Bar Bri table after the bidding ends on February 15.

Bid sheets will be located in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).  Credit cards and checks will be accepted.  Payment will be due within 2 weeks of the auction's close.

Public Service Opportunity with Partnership for Animal Law Services (PALS)

Partnership for Animal Law Services (PALS) is looking for one to two students to do research and compile Kentucky State Statutes and Kentucky County Ordinances relating to animals to create a searchable database for the PALS' website.  Students with strong legal research skills are preferred.  Students would receive public service credit working on this project.

Interested students should e-mail Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up.  The first two students will be signed up.

Public Service Fellowship Application Deadline is TODAY!

This is a reminder that if you are planning to apply for Summer 2012 public service fellowships, the deadline for turning in your application is TODAY at 3:00 p.m.  Please turn your applications in to Jina Scinta in Room 180.  Applications can be found on line on the Professional Development page of the law school website, Room 180 and in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization or public defender office of their choosing.  Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas.

To learn more and apply online, go to: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps

Summer Corps will begin accepting online applications for the 2012 program on March 1, 2012. The deadline to apply is March 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2012 will provide 711 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

Sud-Chemie coming on campus to interview for paid Law Intern

Süd-Chemie Inc. is part of an international group of companies specializing in the development and manufacture of catalysts and desiccants for uses in various industries including the chemical manufacturing, refining, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

This is a paid position ($12.00 - $15.00 depending on experience) designed to provide students with a hands-on learning opportunity while serving as a contributing team member to an in-house legal department.  The Intern may have the opportunity to work with both corporate and intellectual property in-house legal practitioners.  The Intern will likely participate in the review and drafting of contracts, negotiations with internal business clients, the preparation and filing of intellectual property applications, support of litigation case management, individualized research relating to both intellectual property and corporate law, and assume responsibility for various administrative tasks related to law department management.

Work will begin in May.  Intern will work between ten (10) and twenty (20) hours a week during the school year and between thirty (30) to forty (40) hours a week during the summer.  Hours are flexible during 8-5 Monday through Friday, depending on student’s class schedule.
                              
This position is open to all 1L and 2L law students.  Strong research, computer and organizational skills are a must.  Prior experience as a legal assistant, paralegal, or other full-time employment in a business setting is strongly preferred, although not required.

Please submit a resume, cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and a 3 – 5 page writing sample.

Apply through Symplicity and select Sud-Chemie as the session.  You may begin uploading your information TODAY. The deadline will be Sunday, February 19th.

 

Public Service Fellowship Application Deadline!

This is a reminder that the deadline for turning in your fellowship applications for summer 2012 fellowships is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, AT 3:00 P.M.  Applications are available in Room 180 or in the Office of Professional Development Library (Room 186).   Each application is in a manila folder respectively marked and attached to the bulletin board.

If you are turning in more than one application, please paperclip each application with its attachments.  Please leave them in the tray on the door of Room 180 or slide them under the door. 

How to Get a State Judicial Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position and Summer Judicial Clerkships!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions? Do you have an interest in volunteering for a judge over the summer? You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175. 

Three of our alums, Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97) and Jacqueline Hersh (Class of '09) will be available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find them, as well. They will also be discussing opportunities for summer judicial internships that are available to our students. We will also have two current students who volunteered last summer for judges and they will be discussing their experiences.

This session is of interest to all students. If you are a 1L or 2L and have an interest in volunteering for a judge either during the school year or for a summer, you will want to attend. If you are 3L interested in finding out more about state judicial clerkships or staff attorney positions, this is for you.

Pizza and drinks will be served while they last. See you there!