Professional Development News

Students Needed for Clark County Self-Help Center

The Clark County (IN) Circuit Court is looking for students to assist with the Clark County Self-Help Center located at the courthouse in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  The center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Students can sign up to work at the Center both days or just one.  There will be a training on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  If you have not had training for any other public service project, you will be allowed to count the three-hour training toward your public service requirement.  Any work performed at the Center would count toward your public service requirement.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up.  A Reservation Form will be required to sign up.

Dinsmore & Shohl Diversity Scholarship Program

A scholarship is available for a first-year diversity student to obtain clerking experience with the legal department of Procter & Gamble for six weeks, followed by six weeks in Dinsmore & Shohl's main office.  Both are located in Cincinnati, OH.  The scholarship winner will be assigned mentors from both organizations, providing a dedicated resource to assist with professional development.  Scholarships are also available for a number of Summer Associate positions at the Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH;  Charleston, WV; Lexington, KY; or Louisville, KY offices of Dinsmore & Shohl.  First-year students may apply between December 1st and December 31st by completing the attached application. 

   

The Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship Program - 2011 Summer Fellowships

If you are a current 1L/2L student and are interested in a Summer 2011 Fellowship at a labor-related organization throughout the U.S., information is available at:  www.peggybrowningfund.org  The application deadline is January 14, 2011. 

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session

If you would like to learn more about Summer Intern or Full-time JAG opportunities with the U.S. Air Force, please attend the Information Session TODAY, Tuesday, November 16th in the Brandeis Room (112).  Major Bruce Page will be conducting the Information Session from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and students who would like to further discuss career opportunities with the Air Force may do so.  A signup sheet will be posted outside of room 112.

 

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.

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session

If you would like to learn more about Summer Intern or Full-time JAG opportunities with the U.S. Air Force, please attend the Information Session on Tuesday, November 16th in the Brandeis Room (112).  Major Bruce Page will be conducting the Information Session from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and students who would like to further discuss career opportunities with the Air Force may do so.  A signup sheet is in Debra Reh's office - room 184.

 

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.

Superior Court - Number 1 in New Albany, IN seeking a Legal Intern to begin working in January

Judge Susan Orth is seeking a legal intern to assist with "behind the scenes" operations.  Schedule is very flexible and Judge Orth will work to accommodate student's schedule.  For details, go to:  http://www.law.louisville.edu/careers/current-jobs and select Part-time Job No. 103.

 

Seeking Interns for Congressman Geoff Davis

Congressman Geoff Davis is seeking interns to work in the Washington, DC office as well as the Ft. Mitchell, LaGrange, Williamstown, Maysville and Ashland offices.  This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a Congressional office.  Internships are unpaid and are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Internships in the district require a maximum of ten hours per week; internships in Washington, DC are both part- and full-time.  Internship applications are available in the Career Services/Public Service Library, room 186.

 

Thank you, from Tim Hall, Lars Smith and Jim Becker

We want to earnestly thank all of the students, staff and faculty who chipped in to our tip jar and helped us win Lawlapalooza this year.  No doubt, you were our major contributors.  More important, we want to express our deep gratitude to the staff who organize Lawlapalooza year after year, the faculty, and especially to the students who came out in great numbers last Thursday night to support the Judge Ellen Ewing Fund in particular, and the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program in general.

Lawlapalooza makes it possible for one of you to spend a summer as a Ewing Fellow, working at the Legal Aid Society in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, or HIV/AIDS, making contacts with legal professionals, developing invaluable practice skills and most important, giving back by assisting those who cannot afford an advocate on their own. For all its fun, ultimately, this is what Lawlapalooza is about.

Lawlapalooza is absolutely fun, though. The law school, and the broader legal community, doesn't have a comparable, "let your hair down" event like Lawlapalooza. While that's unfortunate, it makes Lawlapalooza unique.  The sense of community and camaraderie — between and among students, staff and faculty — that the event creates every year is wonderful, warm and extraordinary. We're sorry if you missed it, because you really missed out. Fortunately, there's always next year.

Again, many, many thanks to all of you who supported Lawlapalooza this year in any of many ways. We represented you on that stage, and we are very happy and proud to have done so.

— Professor Tim Hall, Professor Lars Smith, Asst. Dean Jim Becker

Law Is a Battlefield

You won't want to miss Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, at Phoenix Hill Tavern on September 30.

Dean Becker will perform with Professors Tim Hall and Lars Smith as The Subconscionables. 2Ls, Jennifer Siewertsen and Alex White, will emcee the event. Jennifer will also share her experience as the 2010 Ellen B. Ewing Fellow.

Tickets are available at the Law Resource Center in room 272. They're just $5 for students and $20 for general admission. Westlaw will provide a limited supply of bar tickets for students.

The Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund was established at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 2005 with generous gifts from the Louisville Bar Foundation and the Women Lawyers Association. The fund provides up to $4,000 in summer fellowship funding for a University of Louisville law student to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: Frost Brown Todd, Logan Lavelle Hunt Insurance & Wealth Management, LLC and Westlaw!

Lawlaplooza Tickets, T-shirts and More

Tickets and t-shirts are on sale now in the Law Resource Center (room 272, across from 275).

Tickets cost $5 for students (including spouses, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc.) and $20 for general admission. They’ll also be available at the door.

T-shirts are $10. BONUS: Students who purchase a t-shirt and wear it to the show will also receive their first drink free, compliments of Westlaw!

We hope to see you at Lawlapalooza 2010 on September 30th for an evening of great music and great fun for a great cause, and be sure to bring plenty of cash to vote for your favorite band!