Professional Development News

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.

Representatives from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be speaking to our students about public service opportunities available at their placements.

The VITA program is an income tax assistance program where law students assist low income individuals with their tax returns during tax season.  Students will receive training in January and then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city helping lower income individuals with their taxes.  This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement. 

Pizza and drinks will be provided.  See you there!

Patent Law Information Session - Practising Law Institute - Monday, November 7th at Noon in 175

Mr. John White, Director of Patent Professional Development at the Practising Law Institute will be discussing Patent Practice, the patent bar exam, where the jobs are in this field and answer any questions on Monday, November 7th at Noon in room 175.

Do You Want to Get a Job this Summer?

The Office of Professional Development will be having an information session The Office of Professional Development will be having an information session TODAY from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075. A panel of students will be on hand to provide students with helpful information on how to get a job this summer and careers in public service. If you are thinking of getting a job this summer, you won't want to miss this. Food and drinks will be provided. This information session is open to all students. We hope to see you there! 

Lawlapalooza Raises Over $4000!

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Drum roll please... Lawlapalooza 2011: I Rocked the Law yielded over $4,181.25 from ticket sales, t-shirt sales, and band tips! This tally does not include band registrations and sponsors. The funds will be used to support the Ellen B. Ewing Fund

Battle of the Bands Winners:

Karaoke Winner:

  • 1st Place: Doug Kiel & Tyler Korus

Do You Want to Get a Job this Summer?

The Office of Professional Development will be having an information session on Thursday, November 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075. A panel of students will be on hand to provide students with helpful information on how to get a job this summer and careers in public service. If are thinking of getting a job this summer, you won't want to miss this. Food and drinks will be provided. This information session is open to all students. We hope to see you there!

ATTENTION 1L'S!! THIRD OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be meeting with the first year students TODAY from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275. Dean Urbach will be giving helpful information regarding your resume, cover letters and interview skills. You won't want to miss this opportunity. Pizza and drinks will be served.


This is also a reminder that if you are interested in participating in the week-long projects lottery, please e-mail Jina Scinta by 3:00 P.M. TODAY. Her e-mail address is jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Lawlapalooza T-Shirts are Still on Sale - New Price

If you weren't able to get your Lawlapalooza t-shirt before the big event, it's still not too late!  2010 and 2011 Lawlapalooza t-shirts are on sale at a reduced price of $5.00 each.  They are available in the Resource Center.  Come and get it!

Do You Want to Get a Job this Summer?

The Office of Professional Development will be having an information session TODAY from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.  A panel of students will be on hand to provide students with helpful information on how to get a job this summer and careers in public service.  If  you are thinking of getting a job this summer, you won't want to miss this.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  This information session is open to all students.  We hope to see you there!

ATTENTION 1L'S!! THIRD OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be meeting with the first year students on Tuesday, November 1 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 275.  Dean Urbach will be giving helpful information regarding your resume, cover letters and interview skills.  You won't want to miss this opportunity.  Pizza and drinks will be served.

This is also a reminder that if you are interested in participating in the week-long projects lottery, please e-mail Jina Scinta by November 1.  Her e-mail address is jina.scinta@louisville.edu

Lawlapalooza 2011: Today's Featured Band

Freakin' Sweet

WARNING: Freakin' Sweet is not for the faint of heart.

Representing Borowitz & Goldsmith, Freakin' Sweet features Greg Curry, lead guitar, shredder, strategist and chairman of the Freakin' Sweet endowment; Mike Pantoja, lead vocals, bass guitar, talent scout, compliance director and director of social networking; Tom Mock pounding the drums, cowbell, and various other objects within arms' reach, supporting/lead vocals, IT support and systems integration; and John Sheryak, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, ship's captain and resident J.D.

FREAKIN' SWEET performed in the 2007 LAWLAPALOOZA as The VelvetKings...after deciding that "The VelvetKings" was way too dorky of a name for these cool guys, they promptly changed it. John is a 5 year veteran of Lawlapalooza, having performed with "She's With Me" in 2005 and the frightful calamity of their 2006 "performance." In 2007, Ed Skees and John dropped the total losers they had played with in the past, trashed the multi-million dollar pyrotechnics, lasers, spinning drumcages and swore to never again perform near open flames. Next, they hijacked Greg and Mike, who were discussing generally accepted accounting principles and asset diversification. They all four felt the magic and decided to form an 80's/90's alternative rock cover band. It worked...Freakin' Sweet instantly became established as one of the loudest, edgiest and fastest bands on the Lawlapalooza circuit.

In the spring of 2010, citing his inability to party, rock, and "hang"with the rest of the band, founding member and drummer Ed Skees called it quits, Dispelling wild rumors that he was going to become a monk or have back-alley sex change surgery, Ed promptly filed a pettion in the Floyd County Distrct Court to change his name to Hugh G. Weiner. Ed was quickly replaced with ex-death-metal head drummer Tom Mock. Not much is known about Tom, except that he is from Minnesota, talks like those people in the movie "Fargo," is a genious in his chosen field of IT, and has new kid. Oh yeah! The FREAK LIVES ON!!!!!

Freakin' Sweet is planning something special for LAWLAPALOOZA 2011. At this time, the details cannot be revealed, but lets just say that PHT should be prepared for midgets, clowns and strippers!