Professional Development News
On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with your networking and interview skills. A panel of students will divulge their tips to help you network more efficiently and give advice to help you interview effectively.
Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 21. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Free pizza will be served.
Descriptions of each fellowship are also located on the bulletin board outside of Room 180 and in the Office of Professional Development Library, Room 186.
Applications are available in the Office of Professional Development Library behind the door in envelopes labeling each application. Applications are also available in Room 180 and online on the Professional Development page of the law school website.
The deadline for each fellowship is Thursday, February 9, 2012. Please be sure to read the qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents requested. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta.
The Oldfather Law Firm has an immediate need for a second-year law clerk to work 15-20 hours a week on an upcoming trial. Work will be full-time during the summer.
Qualifications include having a 3.0 or above GPA.
If interested, submit a cover letter and resume by NOON on January 12th to: firstname.lastname@example.org Address for cover letter is: Oldfather Law Firm, 1330 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208.
Student information will be forwarded to firm and selections will be made by January 13th. Interviews will take place at the law school on Tuesday, January 17th.
Now that the Spring semester has just begun, the Office of Professional Development wants to remind everyone to be sure to check out the Events calendar on the bulletin board next to the elevators. There have been some changes and additions recently.
Also, remember that public service fellowship applications will be available on Monday, January 9. Location of the applications and information will be in the Daily Docket on Monday.
It's not too late to sign up to participate in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. There will be a training here at the law school on Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 175. To sign up for the training, you will need to complete a Reservation Form to sign with the Public Service Program, as well as a Registration Form to sign up directly with VITA. If you are unable to attend the training on January 21, training is available Saturday, January 7 or Saturday, January 14 at different locations.
This opportunity is open to all students, but is especially great for third year students needing to complete their public service requirement for graduation. Third year students who sign up with this project will be granted an extension of the March 26 public service deadline until April 15, since that is the tax deadline.
Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at email@example.com to obtain the necessary forms.
The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy has notified the Office of Professional Development that they are looking for a student to update a Mental Health Manual. The attorney needs someone to go through the current manual and shepardize the cases to be sure they're current. This project can be done from home and will satisfy the 30-hour requirement. This would be an excellent project to work on over the holiday break. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first student to respond will receive the assignment.
The Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship Program
2012 Summer Fellowships - funded positions in labor-related organizations throughout the United States
2012-2013 School-Year Fellowship - 1 funded part-time position in Chicago
Information available at www.peggybrowningfund.org
Please note: The application process has changed this year. Students can now apply online through our website.
Application deadline: January 13, 2012