Professional Development News

$6000 Summer Fellowship with KY Attorney General's Office - Jan. 12th Deadline to Apply

The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General (Frankfort, Kentucky) is hiring a summer intern to serve as an ABA Janet Steiger Fellow this coming summer.  Successful 1L and 2L applicants will have the opportunity to work on consumer protection and antitrust projects.   Each Steiger Fellow will receive a gross stipend of $6000 for the eight week period paid for through the ABA.  Travel and housing expenses may also be approved at the discretion of the ABA. Other state AG’s will also be hiring Steiger Fellows.

The 2015 student application is attached.  The application is also posted on the Steiger Fellowship link on the ABA Antitrust Section’s website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law/awards_fellowships/steig...

Quick Deadline: Applications are due by January 12th.

Note:  The Kentucky Attorney General's Office will be hiring for additional positions for the summer later in the spring semester but these positions will be unpaid.

Other cities where a Steiger Fellow will be hired this summer are listed below.  A few of the nearby locations are bolded. The deadline for all of these locations is January 12th.

Montgomery, Alabama; Des Moines, Iowa; *Concord, New Hampshire (2L only); Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Topeka, Kansas; Newark, New Jersey; *Salt Lake City, Utah (2L only); Little Rock, Arkansas; Frankfort, Kentucky; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Montpelier, Vermont; Sacramento or  San Francisco, California;  Baltimore, Maryland;  New York, New York;  Richmond, Virginia; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Columbus, Ohio;  Seattle, Washington;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Lansing, Michigan;  Portland or Salem, Oregon;  Charleston, West Virginia;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Jackson, Mississippi;  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Atlanta, Georgia;  Helena, Montana;  *San Juan, Puerto Rico (2L only, Spanish fluency); Cheyenne, Wyoming;  Honolulu, Hawaii;  Lincoln, Nebraska;  Pierre, South Dakota; Indianapolis, Indiana;  Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee    

Spring 2015 On Campus Recruiting - Bidding for Employers Starts Jan. 2nd

Students may begin submitting application materials for employers participating in Session 1 of Spring On Campus Recruiting starting January 2nd.  By logging onto Symplicity and selecting the OCI tab, students may view the names of individual employers who have registered for spring OCI to date and their hiring criteria. Instructions for using Symplicity to apply for OCI are attached.

Students are reminded that spring OCI is broken into two sessions.  The timelines for Sessions 1 & 2 are as follows:

Session 1
Students bid on employers:  Friday, January 2 - Sunday, January 18 (bidding closes at midnight)
Employers select students:  Thursday, January 22 - Wednesday February 10
Students - Interview signup:  Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 13

Session 2
Students bid on employers:  Friday, January 16 - Sunday, February 1 (bidding closes at midnight)
Employers select students:  Wednesday, February 4 - Wednesday, February 25
Students - Interview signup:  Wednesday, February 11 - Friday, February 27

Next Steps:
If students want to submit their application materials to any employer listed under Session 1 they must upload their materials from January 2 until midnight on January 18th.  Students may not begin bidding on Session 2 employers until January 16th.  Spring Recruiting Directions and OCI Symplicity Instructions will be available on Symplicty and provide useful information.  All students participating in OCI are encouraged to review these documents located in the Document Library on Symplicity. New employers will continue to be added to the schedule throughout the spring semester so students should check the OCI tab on Symplicity, Daily Docket announcements, and the homepage on Symplicity for announcements and updates.

The members of the Office of Professional Development staff are happy to review resumes, cover letters and other application materials for students. Specific questions about the Spring OCI process should be directed to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) or Dean Hajek (laurel.hajek@louisville.edu).

Spring 2015 On Campus Interviews/Resume Collections

If you are planning to participate in on campus interviews (OCI), you should start reviewing the hiring information for individual employers and preparing your materials.  By logging onto Symplicity and selecting the OCI tab, you can view which employers have already scheduled for spring OCI and their hiring criteria. Each spring, we divide the spring recruiting process into two sessions with separate deadlines.  The timelines for these sessions are as follows:

Session 1
Students bid on employers:  Friday, January 2 - Sunday, January 18 (bidding closes at midnight)
Employers select students:  Thursday, January 22 - Wednesday February 10
Students - Interview signup:  Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 13

Session 2
Students bid on employers:  Friday, January 16 - Sunday, February 1 (bidding closes at midnight)
Employers select students:  Wednesday, February 4 - Wednesday, February 25
Students - Interview signup:  Wednesday, February 11 - Friday, February 27 

Next Steps:

Students are encouraged to focus on Session 1 since the application period will be starting on January 2ndStudents may upload application materials for individual employers into Symplicity for session 1 employers from January 2 until midnight on January 18th.  Spring Recruiting Directions and OCI Symplicity Instructions will be available on Symplicty and provide useful information.  All students participating in OCI are encouraged to review these documents located in the Document Library.  

Reminder:
New employers will continue to be added to the schedule throughout the spring semester so students should check the OCI tab on Symplicity, Daily Docket announcements, and the homepage on Symplicity for announcements and updates.

All members of the Office of Professional Development staff are happy to review application materials and answer questions.  Specific questions about Spring OCI should be directed to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) who oversees the spring recruiting process, or Dean Hajek (laurel.hajek@louisville.edu).

 

 

$6000 Summer Fellowship with KY Attorney General's Office - Jan. 12th Deadline to Apply

The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General (Frankfort, Kentucky) is hiring a summer intern to serve as an ABA Janet Steiger Fellow this coming summer.  Successful 1L and 2L applicants will have the opportunity to work on consumer protection and antitrust projects.   Each Steiger Fellow will receive a gross stipend of $6000 for the eight week period paid for through the ABA.  Travel and housing expenses may also be approved at the discretion of the ABA. Other state AG’s will also be hiring Steiger Fellows.

The 2015 student application is attached.  The application is also posted on the Steiger Fellowship link on the ABA Antitrust Section’s website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law/awards_fellowships/steig...

 
Quick Deadline
:  Applications are due by January 12th.

Note:  The Kentucky Attorney General's Office will be hiring for additional positions for the summer later in the spring semester but these positions will be unpaid.


Other cities where a Steiger Fellow will be hired this summer are listed below.  A few of the nearby locations are bolded. The deadline for all of these locations is January 12th.

Montgomery, Alabama; Des Moines, Iowa; *Concord, New Hampshire (2L only); Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Topeka, Kansas; Newark, New Jersey; *Salt Lake City, Utah (2L only); Little Rock, Arkansas; Frankfort, Kentucky; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Montpelier, Vermont; Sacramento or  San Francisco, California;  Baltimore, Maryland;  New York, New York;  Richmond, Virginia; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Columbus, Ohio;  Seattle, Washington;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Lansing, Michigan;  Portland or Salem, Oregon;  Charleston, West Virginia;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Jackson, Mississippi;  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Atlanta, Georgia;  Helena, Montana;  *San Juan, Puerto Rico (2L only, Spanish fluency); Cheyenne, Wyoming;  Honolulu, Hawaii;  Lincoln, Nebraska;  Pierre, South Dakota; Indianapolis, Indiana;  Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee    

Paid Summer Fellowships with Legal Aid, DPA, Metro PD & Spring Break Mediation Training

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Fellowship Application Process.  Throughout the spring semester, a variety of summer fellowships for Brandeis students will be advertised. Last year over $67,000 was awarded in fellowships allowing students to work in positions locally, nationally and internationally.  1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to review the materials below and continue to monitor the Daily Docket for updates.  The first group of fellowships involves a total of 8 summer positions across three employers and 8 spring break positions in mediation training with Just Solutions.

Available Fellowships:
The Application Period is now Open until February 3rd for the following fellowships:

a.  IOLTA/BarBri Fellowships (3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Department of Public Advocacy in any of its Kentucky offices)
b.  Samuel L. Greenebaum Fellowship (2 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Metro Public Defender)
c.  Ellen Ewing Fellowship ( 3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Legal Aid)
d.  Edwin H. Perry Fellowship (approx. 8 positions over spring break in a week-long Meditation Training Course offered through Just Solutions, valued at $1000 each)

The summer fellowships may be either part time or full time but students must complete 250 hours by the end of the summer.  To learn more about the above fellowships, see the attached document entitled "2015 Fellowship Descriptions". 

Application Process:
To apply for any of the above fellowships, students must submit a resume, statement of interest and a completed  application.  Students may obtain the applications for each of the different fellowships from the Document Library on Symplicity.  Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Metro Public Defender, and Legal Aid will be on campus in February to interview candidates and select recipients for the fellowships.  The winners will be notified in March.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached.   Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully.  Students may apply for all four fellowships but must submit different application for each of the fellowships.

Therefore, to apply for fellowships, students will need the following to assist them: (1) 2015 Fellowship Descriptions; (2) Fellowship Instructions; and (3) the Application Form for each of the fellowships for which they plan to apply.  All of these documents are available to students in the Document Library on Symplicity.

Deadline for Posted Fellowships:
The deadline to apply for the above fellowships is Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at midnight. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta, the Public Service Coordinator, in room 180, or contact her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. You may also contact Dean Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Upcoming Fellowships
The application periods for the fellowships below have not yet opened, but we encourage students to watch for announcements in the Daily Docket and on the Symplicity homepage for when they will be made available:
 
a.  Public Service Greenebaum Fellowships available February 2015 (9 positions, $2500 each, students secure any summer legal volunteer position and request funding)
b.  The Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $5000, student secures summer legal position in real estate/land use)
c.  The Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $3500, position is with the Kentucky EEC Legal Dept.)

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following: your name, class year, and UofL email address.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Corporation for National & Community Service – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
•Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/14)
•Department of Treasury – General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
•Department of the interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
•Trade & Development Agency – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science and Technology Policy Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/05/15)
•White House Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/11/15)
•National Gallery of Art – 2015 Summer Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 01/12/15)
•Department of Transportation – Office of General Counsel Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)
•Department of Transportation – Office of Litigation Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)
•Department of Education – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R# Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)

State & Local Government

•Clark County District Attorney’s Office, Clark County, NV – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid,Deadline 01/01/15)
•Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco – 2015 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/09/15)
•Vermont Office of the Attorney General – Civil Rights Unit, Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
•North Carolina Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)
•Colorado Public Defender – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s Office of General Counsel Summer Extern   Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Attorney General of Washington – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•City of Houston Legal Department – Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Maricopa County Attorney – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Oregon Department of Justice – Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline end of Jan. 2015)
•Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Corporation for National & Community Service – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
•Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/14)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
•Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
•Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
•Trade & Development Agency – Office of the General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science and Technology Policy Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/05/15)
•White House Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/11/15)
•National Gallery of Art – 2015 Summer Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 01/12/15)
•Department of Commerce – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R10 Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
•National Labor Relations Board – Division of Judges Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
•Smithsonian Institution – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline01/15/15)
•Department of Transportation – Office of General Counsel Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)
•Department of Transportation – Office of Litigation Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)
•Department of Transportation – Office of Chief Counsel Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Department of Education – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)

State & Local Government

•Clark County District Attorney’s Office, Clark County, NV – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
•Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco – 2015 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/09/15)
•Vermont Office of the Attorney General – Civil Rights Unit, Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
•North Carolina Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)
•Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s Office of General Counsel Summer Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Attorney General of Washington – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•City of Houston Legal Department – Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Maricopa County Attorney – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Oregon Department of Justice – Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline end of Jan. 2015)
•Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)

Summer Fellowships with Legal Aid, DPA, Metro PD & Spring Break Mediation Training

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Fellowship Application Process.  Throughout the spring semester, a variety of summer fellowships for Brandeis students will be advertised. Last year over $67,000 was awarded in fellowships allowing students to work in positions locally, nationally and internationally.  1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to review the materials below and continue to monitor the Daily Docket for updates.  The first group of fellowships involves a total of 8 summer positions across three employers and 8 spring break positions in mediation training with Just Solutions.

Available Fellowships:
The Application Period is now Open until February 3rd for the following fellowships:

a.  IOLTA/BarBri Fellowships (3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Department of Public Advocacy in any of its Kentucky offices)
b.  Samuel L. Greenebaum Fellowship (2 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Metro Public Defender)
c.  Ellen Ewing Fellowship ( 3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Legal Aid)
d.  Edwin H. Perry Fellowship (approx. 8 positions over spring break in a week-long Meditation Training Course offered through Just Solutions, valued at $1000 each)

To learn more about the above fellowships, see the attached document entitled "2015 Fellowship Descriptions". 

Application Process:
To apply for any of the above fellowships, students must submit a resume, statement of interest and a completed  application.  Students may obtain the applications for each of the different fellowships from the Document Library on Symplicity.  Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Metro Public Defender, and Legal Aid will be on campus in February to interview candidates and select recipients for the fellowships.  The winners will be notified in March.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached.   Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully.  Students may apply for all four fellowships but must submit different application for each of the fellowships.

Therefore, to apply for fellowships, students will need the following to assist them: (1) 2015 Fellowship Descriptions; (2) How to Apply for Fellowship Directions; and (3) the Application Form for each of the fellowships for which they plan to apply.  All of these documents are available to students in the Document Library on Symplicity.

Deadline for Posted Fellowships:
The deadline to apply for the above fellowships is Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at midnight. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta, the Public Service Coordinator, in room 180, or contact her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. You may also contact Dean Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Upcoming Fellowships
The application periods for the fellowships below have not yet opened, but we encourage students to watch for announcements in the Daily Docket and on the Symplicity homepage for when they will be made available:
 
a.  Public Service Greenebaum Fellowships available February 2015 (9 positions, $2500 each, students secure any summer legal volunteer position and request funding)
b.  The Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $5000, student secures summer legal position in real estate/land use)
c.  The Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $3500, position is with the Kentucky EEC Legal Dept.)

Legal Aid Society Is Still Looking for Three EJW Interns

The Legal Aid Society is looking for one law student to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

They are also looking for two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

Students can begin work whenever they want, this semester or next.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

 

Applications Now Available for the Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund has announced their 2015 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 16, 2015.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for a ten-week summer employment period. One school-year fellowship is also offered.

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

ACLU 2015 Summer Internship

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky's Summer Internship Program gives law students who have completed their second year of law school and taken at least one semester of Constitutional Law the opportunity to work with the organization's Legal Director in Louisville, Kentucky, on a wide range of civil liberties issues.

 As a summer intern, you will be supervised directly by the ACLU of Kentucky's Legal Director and work with the entire staff on a wide range of civil liberties issues. Legal experiences will range from legal research and brief writing to assisting with all phases of ongoing litigation.

Additional opportunities will likely include conducting legislative analysis, screening and summarizing client intake, and conducting factual investigations into potential civil liberties violations.

The ACLU of Kentucky seeks individuals who have completed their second year of law school and taken at least one semester of Constitutional Law, and who can demonstrate a proven work ethic, strong academic credentials, and a desire to assist in defending the rights of individuals. Flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to work in a team environment are a must.

To apply, log onto Symplicity, click on the "OCI" tab then click on the ACLU Summer Internship session.  The deadline is January 23, 2015.