Professional Development News

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent Law Interview Program

Student registration for the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Patent Law Interview Program begins today, February 14th and runs through March 7th.  Rising 2L and 3L students are eligible to participate.  The Patent Law Interview Program will be held on July 28th and 29th in Chicago.  If you are interested in finding out more about the program or registering, go to:  http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

(A letter with instructions for interested students is attached.) 

U.S. Marines JAG Information Session

Captain Michael Masters will be presenting an Information Session at 11:30 a.m. in the Brandeis Room (112).  All interested students for summer intern and active duty positions are welcome to attend.

If you would like to learn more about opportunities with the U.S. Marines, go to:  http://officer.marines.com/marine/winning_battles/leadership_positions/law/judge_advocate

NOTICE REGARDING MILITARY RECRUITMENT 

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.


 

Direct Action & Research Training for Careers in Social Justice

Career Opportunities in Frankfort

Learn about the career paths that resulted in obtaining positions in Frankfort.  Ms. Lee Guice is the Director of Audits and Investigations with the Office of Inspector General.  Mr. Ryan Newcomb is an associate with Johnson, True & Guarnieri.  Ms. Ann Swain serves as Chief Staff Attorney for the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

The event begins at NOON, not 1:30 p.m. in room 175.  Pizza and drinks will be served prior to the event.

 

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the U of L law campus on Monday, February 7 at 6:00pm in W303A in the Student Activities Center to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.

Please RSVP if you are interested by contacting Hannah Wittmer by calling 785.841.2680 with your name, phone #, email address and school.

After years of research into best practices, experimentation, evaluation, and refinement, the Organizers Institute has become THE elite field school in the training of grassroots community organizers in the country.

DART is now accepting applications for the 2011 DART Organizers Institute, the paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo a combined classroom and field training covering such topics as:
  • Entering a community
  • Identifying and training local leaders
  • Strategic planning and issue cutting
  • Relationship and community building
  • Direct Action on community issues
  • Fundraising
The DART Center, has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:
  • Education reform in low-performing public schools
  • Job Training
  • Drugs and Violence
  • Criminal Recidivism
  • Living Wage
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Predatory Lending
  • Affordable Housing, etc.
The DART Organizers Institute combines a 7-day classroom orientation with 15 weeks of infield training at a local grassroots organization and in-field training site.  Organizer Trainees are provided with a cost of living stipend and travel.  Room, board, and tuition will also be paid by DART during the seven-day classroom training.  After successful completion of the program, DART will place graduates into permanent full-time salaried positions earning $30,000-$35,000/year + benefits.  DART is a 501(c)(3) organization, therefore, employees of the DART Network are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness under the recently enacted College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

The 7-day classroom orientation and 15-week infield training start in July 2011. Training locations will include placements in several states around the country.

Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is necessary. Organizer Trainees (OTs) hired to participate in the DART Organizers Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community organizing as a long-term professional career. A master's degree, JD, or similar life experience is preferred though not necessary. Candidates must have a college degree or be graduating prior to July 2011. Also, candidates must display a workmanlike diligence, be driven to produce sustained results, have proven capacity to build relationships of trust, create and execute a plan, act professionally, feel comfortable working with religious institutions, be accountable and willing to hold others accountable, demonstrate disciplined thought and action, and work in a team setting.  OTs must also have access to a car during their training and be flexible regarding relocation. Fluency in Spanish/English is a plus and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Low-moderate income communities across the country are feeling the bite of the recession that began in December 2007. Cutbacks in human services and education, layoffs and persistent unemployment, home foreclosures, increased youth violence, predatory lending, and other serious issues are day-to-day realities for many. Now is the time for a new generation of community organizers to step up, unite people, and transform our communities. DART is recruiting and training that new generation.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to contact Hannah Wittmer at  (785) 841-2680. You can download applications or view profiles from previous OTs at the DART website.  

U.S. Army JAG Interviews

The U.S. Army JAG will be conducting interviews on campus for interested first- and third-year students.  First-year students may apply for summer intern positions and third-year students may apply for active duty positions.  If you are interested in interviewing with Captain Schlueter, please submit your resume by e-mail to:  dkreh@louisville.edu ASAP. 

 

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLELOUIS D. BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAWMILITARY NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY 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.  

1L Mock Interview Program

The 1L Mock Interviews are this Saturday, January 22 at the offices of Frost Brown Todd (400 West Market Street).  The attached document shows the schedule for the interviews.  Please take a look at it and find your interview time.  On Saturday, please arrive early for your interview.  Come up to the 32nd floor of the building and we will direct you to the correct room.  I have also sent out an email with further details, so be sure to check that.  Email Kristie Wetterer (kristie.wetterer@gmail.com) with any questions.  

Career Development Session - Next Steps for 2Ls and 3Ls

Join the Office for Career Services/Public Service for the next career development session for all second and third year students. The session will take place on Wednesday evening, January 19, 2011, from 5:35 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 175. Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean for Career Services/Public Service, will provide you with timely information to continue your professional career path. Find out what your next steps should be at this point in your law school career. The spring on-campus interview process will also be discussed.  You won't want to miss out on this important session! Pizza and drinks will be served!

First-Year Mock Interview Porgram

The Young Lawyer's Section of the LBA is helping to host a mock interview program for 1Ls. This is a great opportunity for you to practice your interviewing skills with attorneys from the community before the official interviews begin for summer jobs. The program is being held on Saturday, January 22 from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the offices of Frost Brown Todd (400 West Market Street).  Please see the attached flyer.  The interview will take about 30 minutes and you will only need to be there for your scheduled interview time. Breakfast will be provided by Dinsmore & Shohl's Diversity Committee. In order to participate, you must send your resume to Kristie Wetterer at kristie.wetterer@gmail.com by NOON on Tuesday, January 18. Any resumes received after noon will not be allowed to participate. Kristie will post the interview schedule on the Docket on Thursday, January 20 and will also bring a schedule to the 1L classes. The SBA will be selling UofL padfolios on Tuesday (which are great to take with you to the interview with extra copies of your resume included). If you participate, do not forget to write thank you notes to the attorneys that interview you. Email kristie.wetterer@gmail.com with any questions.

Public Service Program Information Session for all Students

The Public Service Program will be presenting two of our public service placements in an information session on Tuesday, January 18, at 12:00 noon in Room 175. Billy Stover will discuss the Kentucky High School Mock Trial Competition and what our students can do to help. Patti Heying will be discussing the volunteer opportunities available at The Kentucky Department Of Public Advocacy. Interested students will have the opportunity to sign up to do their public service at these placements.
Lunch will be provided. We hope to see you there!!