Professional Development News

KY Legislative Research Commission seeking 2L Candidates for 2012-2013 Graduate Fellows Program

Each fellow will be assigned to work with a legislative committee and will be trained in the basic tasks of drafting bills, conducting public policy research, and providing support for legislative committee meetings.  A senior LRC staff person will be assigned to supervise and mentor each fellow and will complete any evaluation forms required by the fellow's university.

Graduate Fellows will work at the Legislative Research Commission in Frankfort a total of approximately 1,000 hours as follows:

May 14 through mid-August - 37.5 hours per week, for a total of at least 500 hours

Mid-August through about April 15 - approximately 20 hours per week, for a total of approximately 500 hours, which will include a session of the General Assembly

Thanksgiving through January 2 - fellows are excused from LRC responsibilities to concentrate on end-of-semester coursework

LRC Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour

Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume, cover letter explaining career interests and goals, and one research-oriented writing sample to:  Roy Collins, Assistant Director for H.R., LRC Graduate Fellows Program, State Capitol, Room 300, 700 Capitol Ave., Frankfort, KY  40601  roy.collins@lrc.ky.gov by January 17, 2012.  The program will begin May 14, 2012.

Direct questions to:  Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research, (502)564-8100, ext. 367 or teresa.arnold@lrc.ky.gov

 

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

Here are the most current updates for the Government Honors & Internship Handbook.  The website for the handbook is:  www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm  The User ID is:  snicker  and the Password is:  doodle

Lawlapalooza Karaoke Performer du Jour: Professor Tracey Roberts

Lawlapalooza Karaoke Performer du Jour: Professor Sam Marcosson

Alternatives to Practicing Law - Tuesday, September 27th at 12:15 p.m. in room 175

Please join the Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association in partnership with Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky for Alternatives to Practicing Law.  The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27th in room 175.

This will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers.  Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs, and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan.

Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC, a Louisville-based provider of Litigation Funding Services); Brandon Coan, Policy Analyst for the Mayor of Louisville; Karen Eberle, Administrator with Sullivan University’s Paralegal Program; Jennifer Frazier, State Law Librarian; Stephanie Renner, Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance and Administration for American Founders Bank; and Susan Reale, Westlaw.

Food will be served outside of room 175.
Please RSVP to Lori Alvey at:  lalvey@kybar.org if you plan on attending.
   

Summer 2012 Fellowship Opportunities - The Indian Law Resource Center

For information about the Indian Law Resource Center, visit:  www.indianlaw.org

Several fellowship and clerkship opportunities in the Montana and DC offices are available.

If interested, view the attachment.

U.S. Marine Corps JAG Information Session, Thursday, September 22nd, at Noon in room 171

If you are interested in opportunities with the U.S. Marine Corps JAG, please attend the Information Session at Noon, Thursday, September 22nd, in room 171.

 

 

Summer Union Intern Program co-sponsored by the Kentucky Labor Institute and participating unions

The purpose of this program is to promote among union members, and especially younger members, a positive understanding of the essential role unions play in today's society.  It will also offer interns the opportunity to have a first-hand experience of the actual functioning of a modern union.  The internship will also serve to both educate and train future youthful union leadership.  (The internship is open to all college students, not only law students.)

A stipend of $2,000 will be paid to students for their work over the summer.

For additional details and how to apply, see attachment.

Law Student Union Summer Internship

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is sponsoring a unique and exciting 10-week internship for law students that combines front-line labor-related public interest legal work with grassroots organizing in real, ongoing campaigns by AFL-CIO affiliated unions throughout the country.

Interns work on-site, at locations throughout the country (NOT in Washington, DC).  The weekly stipend is $600 and transportation and housing are provided.  Interns are supervised by attorneys and union organizers.  The 10-week program starts May 29, 2012 and runs through August 3, 2012.

If you are interested, additional information is attached.

 

Office of General Counsel Legal Honors Program 2012-2013 - U.S. Dept. of HUD

If you are a third-year student who will receive a JD by June 30, 2012 and are interested in opportunties with the Office of General Counsel Legal Honors Program - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, please stop by the Professional Development Library, room 186, and pick up a brochure and application.  The deadline to apply is October 28, 2011.