Professional Development News

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 3rd for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 9, 2015.

To learn more about this internship opportunity and go to the JIOP website at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judi...

 

Legal Aid Society is Hiring Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring four law students to help our Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help our Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

 

Equal Justice Works Offers Free Webinar on Wednesday, October 8

Equal Justice Works offers free monthly webinars to educate students and attorneys on how federal programs like Public Service Loan Forgiveness can make public interest legal careers financially feasible.

Their next webinar is on Wednesday, October 8 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. To register for the webinar, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/ed-debt/webinars. Free webinars will also be offered Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM and Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

 

Careers in Corporate Law, Thursday, October 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 275

Have you wondered what it would be like to practice corporate law?

The Office of Professional Development and the Business Law Society are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of corporate law. We have put together a panel of three corporate law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Joseph Kamer with Steel Technologies
Robert Miller with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
Keith Conrad from the Rawlings Group

Lunch will be provided.

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.
Section 2: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

 

2015 AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer

The AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering Law Student Union Summer, an exciting program for law students that combines traditional legal research and analysis with front line activism. Attached, you will find a flyer, application form, and list of eligibility requirements. Please note that the deadline of October 17 for 2Ls is fast approaching. The deadline for 1Ls is January 16, 2015. More information can be found on Symplicity.

Legal Aid Society is Hiring Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring four law students to help our Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

Students can expect to conduct legal research, perform client intake, manage volunteer lawyer referrals, conduct outreach, and prepare motions and pleadings. The students will also be expected to organize legal clinics and similar projects.

Applicants should have completed his or her first year of law school, show good organizational skills, be comfortable conducting outreach with legal professionals and low-income clients.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Meagen Peden Agnew at MAgnew@laslou.org or 416 W. Muhammad Ali, Suite 300, in Louisville, KY 40202. Application deadline is Friday, November 7.

 

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help our Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

Students can expect to conduct legal research, perform client intake, manage volunteer lawyer referrals, conduct outreach, and prepare motions and pleadings. The students will also be expected to organize legal clinics and similar projects.

Applicants should have completed his or her first year of law school, show good organizational skills, be comfortable conducting outreach with legal professionals and low-income clients.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Meagen Peden Agnew at MAgnew@laslou.org or 416 W. Muhammad Ali, Suite 300, in Louisville, KY 40202. The application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014.

Attention all Brandeis students

Join us Wednesday, October 8th, from noon-1:00 PM to learn about the Multicultural Law Student Association and how you can join. Anyone can join- you need not have a multicultural background. Hope to see some new faces there!

In addition to any and all new students interested in what MLSA is all about, this meeting is additionally for all current MLSA members & officials; we'll talk about the organization's goals throughout the semester, and it's also a great opportunity to get to know your fellow members a bit better. It's our first official meeting this year, so don't miss it- hope to see you there!"