Professional Development News

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - Student Registration Now Open Through Monday, March 3, 2014

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.  The 2014 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014. 

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Student registration will be handled online at:  https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx  and is now open.  The deadline to register is Monday, March 3.  If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline.  Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY  

Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility as a qualification for bidding on interviews, and most employers strongly prefer patent bar eligible students. For more information on eligibility for the patent bar, please refer to the General Requirements Bulletin from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

The 2014 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:

JD students graduating in May/June 2015 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in May/June 2016 (2Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2014/January 2015 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2015/January 2016 (2Ls)
Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2015 and 2016

Students who will graduate before the program is held in August 2014 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2016 are not eligible for the 2014 Patent Law Interview Program and should not register.

Travis & Herbert will participate in Spring 2014 On Campus Interviews

Travis & Herbert is seeking a 1L law clerk to begin work this summer and continue during the academic year throughout law school.  Student bidding begins February 13 and continues through Feb. 20.  Please apply through Symplicity.

ATTENTION 2014 GRADS!!! How Many Public Service Hours Did You Perform?

The Public Service Program will be awarding the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award to the graduating law student who has recorded the most hours on his or her timesheet for their Public Service project. This award is a very distinquished wall plaque and is awarded each year at the Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 13, 2014.

If you feel you may be in the running for this award, the deadline for turning in any outstanding timesheets to be recorded is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014!  This deadline is only for third year students who may be in the running of this award.  The public service deadline for all third year students is MONDAY, MARCH 31.

If you have already completed your project and turned in your timesheet, please see Jina in Room 180 to see if you could be in the running for this award.

Kathy Urbach to Conduct Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment

Have you taken the Myers-Briggs type indicator assessment? Do you know your Myers-Briggs type? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.

Former Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, Kathy Urbach, has been conducting the Myers-Briggs assessments for several years. She will be at the law school on Thursday, February 27, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Room 177 to conduct the MBTI assessment for our students. The assessment is fun and can be quite eye-opening.

Space is limited; therefore, we are asking students to RSVP if they plan to attend. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 20 to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. Please indicate your type, if you know it, when you RSVP. Lunch will be provided.

Kathy Urbach to Conduct Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment

Have you taken the Myers-Briggs type indicator assessment?  Do you know your Myers-Briggs type?  The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.

Former Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, Kathy Urbach, has been conducting the Myers-Briggs assessments for several years.  She will be at the law school on Thursday, February 27, from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Room 177 to conduct the MBTI assessment for our students.  The assessment is fun and can be quite eye-opening.

Space is limited; therefore, we are asking students to RSVP if they plan to attend.  Please RSVP by Thursday, February 20 to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. Please indicate your type, if you know it, when you RSVP.  Lunch will be provided. 

CORRECTION - Spring 2014 On Campus Interview Session 2 Deadline Extended

The deadline for Spring 2014 On Campus Interview Session 2 has been extended to Monday, (not Friday) February 10 at Noon.

 

TODAY!! Judge Daniel Moore to Speak at Public Service Information Session

Plan to attend a Public Service Information Session TODAY from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Room 175. Judge Daniel Moore from the Clark County (IN) Circuit Court will be speaking to students about the Clark County Self-Help Center, along with other opportunities. A description of the self-help center is attached.

A representative from the SBF will be also speaking about fellowships and the types of students/jobs they will be awarded to.

Pizza will be served.

The Aguiar Law Office seeking 2L Law Clerk

The Aguiar Law Office, a 9 attorney personal injury firm in Louisville, is seeking a second year law student to work part time this semester (flexible schedule with school) and full time in the summer.  Practice areas are Personal  Injury, Wrongful Death and Workers' Compensation.  The Aguiar Law Office was opened in 2010 and has rapidly grown to over 30 employees.  The firm is located in Butchertown and has a casual dress code.

For information on how to apply for this position and additional job listings, log onto Symplicity.  If you need help resetting your Symplicity user name or password, contact the Office of Professional Development.

ACLU Hiring a Summer Intern (Louisville Office) - Deadline is Feb. 6th

The ACLU of Kentucky has extended the deadline for its summer intern program until Thursday, February 6th, due to a low response from UofL students. The ACLU is seeking a 2L to work as its Summer 2014 Intern in Louisville. Although the ACLU cannot pay, a UofL student may apply for one of three public interest fellowship grants ($3000 each) available through the Office of Professional Development, apply for SBF funding, or may apply for externship credits if offered the internship with the ACLU. Questions about the fellowship grants may be directed to Dean Hajek and questions about the externship credits may be directed to Professor Trucios-Haynes or Professor Jordan.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky’s Student Legal Program gives law students who have completed their second year of law school the opportunity to work with the organization’s staff counsel in Louisville on a wide range of civil liberties issues. An affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Kentucky is a statewide organization whose mission is to promote and defend individual civil liberties throughout the Commonwealth through education, advocacy and litigation. Learn more at www.aclu-ky.org.

The summer intern will be supervised directly by the ACLU of Kentucky’s staff counsel and work with the entire staff on a wide range of civil liberties issues. Legal experiences will range from legal research and brief writing to assisting with all phases of ongoing litigation. Additional opportunities will likely include conducting legislative analysis, screening and summarizing client intake and conducting factual investigations into potential civil liberties
violations.

Log onto Symplicity for the full job posting including information on qualifications sought by the ACLU and to whom to direct your cover letter. Applicants will need to turn in a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Dean Hajek by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6th. If questions or problems logging onto Symplicity, contact Dean Hajek.

Judge Daniel Moore to Speak at Public Service Information Session

Plan to attend a Public Service Information Session on Thursday, February 6 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Room 175. Judge Daniel Moore from the Clark County (IN) Circuit Court will be speaking to students about the Clark County Self-Help Center, along with other opportunities. A description of the self-help center is attached.

A representative from the SBF will be also speaking about fellowships and the types of students/jobs they will be awarded to.

Pizza will be served.