Professional Development News

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.

Government Jobs Handout

If you were unable to attend the Government Jobs session last night at 5:30, please pick up a handout on the table in the Professional Development Library (186).

 

 

DHS accepting applications for General Counsel's Honors Attorney Program and Summer Law Intern Program

CORRECTION

August 18, 2011

DHS GENERAL COUNSEL’S HONORS ATTORNEY PROGRAM

The Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security is pleased to announce that DHS is now accepting applications for our Fall 2012 General Counsel’s Honors Attorney Program.  Please disregard our earlier notice.

DHS’s Office of the General Counsel will accept applications for the Fall 2012 General Counsel’s Honors Attorney Program online starting August 18, 2011 through October 1, 2011.   Eligible candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial will be accepted) and list of three references to ogchonors@dhs.gov

 

DHS GENERAL COUNSEL’S SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM  

The Office of the General Counsel also continues to accept applications for our 2012 Summer Legal Intern Program online until October 1, 2011.  Eligible 2Ls (or 3Ls in 4-year programs) should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to OGCStaffing@dhs.gov.

(OGC may also consider applications from ILs depending upon remaining vacancies.  Interested 1Ls are not eligible to apply until December 1, 2011.  The application period for 1Ls will close on December 16, 2011.)  Additional questions should be addressed to Craig Raynsford, Legal Advisor, Office of the General Counsel at Craig.Raynsford1@dhs.gov or 202-447-3303.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Interview Skills - Friday, August 26th at 1:00 p.m. in room 175

Why should you attend the Interview Skills session?

 

If you plan on interviewing for a job in your lifetime and want to make it successful, you need to attend!  This does not only apply to on campus interviews.

 

Hear from fellow students who have interviewed and listen to their advice.  Dean Urbach will provide information on the interview process and the skills you need to make it successful.  Professor Jim Jones will also be speaking.

 

 Friday, August 26th - 1:00 p.m. in room 175

 

Pizza and drinks will be served.

 

 

 

Paid Summer Position

Students,

If you are interested in a paid summer position and have a background in finance, please e-mail your resume to Dean Kathy Urbach at:  k0urba01@louisville.edu  

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 14-15, 2011 in Silver Spring, MD

What:             NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS' RIGHTS                         CONFERENCE

When:           October 14 & 15, 2011 - SAVE THE DATE!

Where:          National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD

Keynote:      Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Deadline:     August 25 if you ask The Peggy Browning Fund            to pay for airfare. 

                       September 29 for all others.

Registration will open in July.

Brochure:    Conference brochures and registration forms will be available in July.

More Info:    Watch our website for more details in the coming months – www.peggybrowningfund.org.

Students, if you are interested in attending, please let Professor Levinson - a.levinson@louisville.edu or Debra Reh - dkreh@louisville.edu know.  You will be added to a list and provided with information about the conference as we receive it.   

Summer Internship Opportunity at State Law Library in Frankfort, KY

If you are interested in working at the State Law Library in Frankfort, KY this summer, please send your resume to Ms. Jennifer Frazier at:  jenniferfrazier@kycourts.net   This is an unpaid internship, so as a volunteer, you will not need to fill out the state application.  The work will be on research projects involving questions that come in from the Judges.  The internship can be used towards Public Service hours.  (If you apply and are selected to work at the State Law Library, contact Jina Scinta to complete a Public Service placement form.)  

Internship with the Office of the Governor - Frankfort, KY

The Office of the Governor is currently accepting applications for internships in the Frankfort Capitol Offices.  All internships are unpaid, eligible for college credit, minimum of 10 hours a week commitment and open to college and graduate students.  Interns will be involved in a variety of tasks and responsibilities will vary.  However, interns must be self-motivated, professional in attitude and appearance, strong communicators, proficient in computer skills and research, willing to take on new and different tasks, diligent, and dependable.

The following departments are available for internships:  Communications, Policy and Legislative Affairs, Constituent Services, First Lady's Projects, Lt. Governor's Projects, Faith-Based Projects, Commission on Women, Minority Empowerment, Local Development and Legal Counsel.

To be considered, intern candidates must return a completed applications along with a resume, non-personal letter of recommendation and cover letter.

To download an application, go to:  http://www.governor.ky.gov/office/internships.htm

For more information, contact Susan Bryan at (502)564-2611 ext. 357

 

Summer Opportunities

Interested in gaining experience as an Intern this summer with the Office of the Secretary of State in Frankfort, KY?  This is an unpaid position with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience.  For details, go to:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/professionaldevelopment/current-jobs and select Part-time Job 56.  Deadline is May 1st.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, DC is offering a paid Summer Legal Internship for 1L/2L students.  The deadline is April 29th.  Click on attachment.

 

  

Opportunity for 3L/4L May 2011 graduates to meet with Career Counselor

Thursday, April 21st - room 176

Phyllis Leibson has generously offered to meet individually with May graduates  seeking career counseling advice.  

 Ms. Leibson served as part-time placement officer and director of Career Services at the Brandeis School of Law for 11 years.  She holds a Master’s degree in vocational and community counseling.  Her experience includes working as a free lance counselor with an executive search firm specializing in attorney positions and as a career counselor with the Jewish Family and Career Service.  Ms. Leibson also is certified as a counselor (NCC) and as a career counselor (NCCC).  She continues to assist students and graduates of the Brandeis School of Law in their legal career path.

 A sign-up sheet to schedule a meeting with Ms. Leibson is located outside of Dean Urbach's  office (room 182) for third- and fourth-year May 2011 graduates.