Professional Development News

U.S. Department of Justice 2013 Summer Law Intern Program

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida is soliciting applicants for the Summer Law Intern Program for 2013.  Students who will have completed one or more years of law school by the end of the 2013 Spring semester are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2013, and all applications must be submitted via e-mail.

 A description of the program, application requirements and pre-interview questionnaire are attached.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at to obtain the pre-interview questionnaire Word file for submission with your application.

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 275. Nedra Young from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program will be speaking to our students about how they can sign up to be trained to assist low income individuals with their tax returns during the upcoming tax season. Once students are trained they can then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city. 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!

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you. The LBA will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will be begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 followed by a clinic at 10:00 a.m. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center downtown on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at to sign up by Friday, November 30.

2013 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship

If you are interested in an Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship for 2013, please go to Symplicity, and click on the Michael Maggio Fellowship.  Symplicity can be accessed at:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity/com/students  Click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".


Government Honors & Internship Handbook

If you are interested in receiving weekly updates for the Government  Honors & Internship Handbook, please e-mail Ms. Reh in the Professional Development Office at:

Currently, interested 2L/3L/alumni are receiving the updates.  Attached are updates for 1L students. 

ACS/Professional Development Progressive Jobs Panel

Are you interested in learning how you can use your law degree as force to improve people's lives and meeting attorneys who are currently doing so? Join ACS and the Office of Professional Development on Thursday, November 15 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in Room LL75 for a panel of attorneys including:

John Young - Senior Attorney for Legal Aid

Heidi Schissier - Legal Director for Protection and Advocacy

Ben Basil - Associate with Priddy, Cutler, Miller & Meade - Labor Law Firm

Amy Oliver - Attorney with Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office

Michael Tigue - Middelton Reutlinger and Director and Counsel for Coalition for the Homeless

The panel will discuss their jobs, how they use the law to help people, and answer any questions.

Pizza will be served.


Office of Professional Development

First-year students, if you would like to schedule a meeting for resume and/or cover letter review or discusss your career path, please sign up for an appointment on Ms. Reh's door, room 184.  Second- and third-year students are welcome to sign up as well.

Laurel Hajek begins work the week of November 19th and will be available to meet with students.

Week-Long Project Slot Available to all Students

Last week, the Office of Professional Development held it's third annual Week-Long Project Lottery.  After all interested first years signed up, we have one vacancy available that we are offering to all students.

Will Metcalf, Director of Export and Secure Research Compliance at the University of Louisville, is in need of a student to do research and prepare a memo outlining the intersection of ITAR and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)  and briefs of cases documenting enforcement actions again universities or other research organizations for violations of the INA anti-discrimination provisions.

More details on these organizations is attached. 

Mr. Metcalf is a 2011 graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.  The work can be performed in Jouett Hall behind the law school, but is not necessary.  A student with a tech background would be preferred.

If this project interests you, please contact Jina Scinta at  The first student to contact her will be assigned to the project.

Part-time Position with Attorney General's Office DEADLINE TODAY

The Attorney General's Office is seeking a part-time clerk to compile and maintain a Motion Bank for the Commonwealth's Attorneys relative to capital case litigation.  The position is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant through FFY 2014.  This year-round position will require approximately 15 hours per week with flexible scheduling.

Qualifications should include:  strong research skills, Constitutional Criminal Law would be helpful, attention to detail, previous background in criminal law would be helpful

Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to Debra Reh in the Office of Professional Development by 4:00 p.m. on November 8th.  Cover letter should be addressed to:  Nyla Small, Paralegal; Grant Training Coordinator, Office of the Attorney General, 1024 Capital Center Drive, Frankfort, KY  40601.

Contact Information for Student Panel - How to Get a Job This Summer

Thank you for the strong turnout at last week's panel discussion on How to Get a Job This Summer.  If you are interested in discussing the job market, job opportunities, resumes, cover letters, networking, interview techniques or anything else, please feel free to contact any of the Office of Professional Development Fellows at the e-mail addresses below:

Andrew Beckman:
Jimmie Guilfoyle:
Paige Hamby:
Jamie Jackson:
Eddie O'Brien:

These three student speakers are also willing to answer any questions you may have.

Caitlin Baird:
Stephanie Carr:
Kathleen Richard: