Professional Development News

SUMMER COMMUNICATION

Here's the plan for distributing information  related to Career Services over the summer.  On the law school's website (www.law.louisville.edu) click on Career Services and just read the front page for notices to students. 

Of course, if the Docket does actually get distributed during the summer when anything new is added, then we'll use that system also.  In either case, you'll have to take steps to receive the information, whether by regularly checking our website or by actually opening the Docket.

Have a wonderful summer, y'all, and don't forget that we will be here in the office if you find you would like our assistance.

Students Offer Services to Community Organizations

As a member of the larger Louisville community, the University of Louisville places a high priority on using its resources to strengthen and transform the local community. Participating in public service projects is common for UofL students, but some students took their involvement a step further this semester by organizing group days and, in some cases, embracing often-overlooked causes.

UofL’s Brandeis School of Law coordinated its first community service day April 5. The idea came about when students voiced interest in a school-wide community service project during the school’s strategic planning process last year.

Read the complete story by Todd Wetzel.

Public Service Opportunity: Pro Se Divorce Clinic

Legal Aid has scheduled the next Pro Se Divorce Clinic for Friday, May 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Legal Aid Offices.  Two students are needed for this clinic.  If you have taken the divorce clinic training and are available for this clinic, please e-mail Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu

Students will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important Planning for August 2008

Topic: On-Campus Interviewing in Fall semester 2008.

The firms are asking us to start on-campus-interviewing early this coming fall semester.  To be specific, Stites & Harbison is our first OCI and they are coming on Friday, September 5th.  THEREFORE, resumes and other items they request will need to be turned into career services no later than Tuesday, August 19th. 

What does that mean for you? The 19th is only the second day of school; so needless to say, people will have to have updated their resumes while still on summer vacation.

Your Career Services staff are here throughout the summer.  Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 4:30.  We recommend that you call for an appointment because, with such a small staff and vacations and everything, it is unlikely but possible that the office will occasionally be unmanned.

Contact Jerie at 852-6096 or Debra at 852-6368.

Grads: Check and Double-check

1.  By the end of the week, we will put all the unclaimed wallet-sized photos in your mailboxes. 

2.  The draft composite is now back at the printers.  Watch the door of office #182 for the hanging of the final draft -- to  make sure the changes were properly made.  (We may have it as early as this weekend, but no promises.)

3.  Be sure to get your ERSS (those employment yellow sheets) into Career Services.  AND, if you have information to add to your sheet, please come by and update us.

Attention First Years: Public Service Notice

If you were unable to attend the Public Service Program Information Session last week, please stop by the Public Service Office (Room 102) as soon as possible to pick up your copy of the new Public Service Manual. 

Evening students received their copy in their student mailboxes.

Public Service Opportunity: LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training

The Louisville Bar Association has scheduled a training for students who are interested in participating in their Pro Se Divorce clinics. The training is scheduled for May 9 at 9:00 a.m. at the Judicial Center (7th & Jefferson). A clinic will follow at 10:00 a.m. and last until 12:00 noon.

They can take 5 to 10 students for the training. If you interested in participating in these clinics, please respond to Jina Scinta by e-mailing her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first 5-10 students to respond will be reserved a spot.

Public Service Opportunity: Kentucky Refugee Ministries Needs Student's Help

The Kentucky Refugee Ministries is looking for a student to assist them on Fridays for at least three to four hours in the morning or afternoon or both answering phones and completing other duties. If anyone is interested, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first student to respond will be signed up.

New Law School Scholarship

Access Group is asking law students throughout the country to videotape their worries for the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for law school.  The "One Less Worry" scholarhsip contest invites students to create and submit an original video of up to four minutes showing what they worry about as law students. 

Accesss Group will review the submissions and select ten finalists that will be voted on by friends, family and the general public.  Top "vote getter" will be announced on August 1, 2008.  This contest is Access Group's first attempt at using social networking venues to educate and connect with students.  Complete contest rules and information are posted at AccessGroup.Org/OneLessWorry.

Kudos: Volunteers

I’d like to thank and acknowledge the following people for making the first Louisville Law Community Service Day such a success!

DONORS

The Law School ● Law Library ● Laura Rothstein ● Ariana Levinson ● Scott Campbell ● Robin Harris ● Student Bar Foundation

 

PROJECT COORDINATORS

Brian Pollock – Brightside, Inc.

Megan Renwick – Metro Animal Services

Kelly Oates & Emily Zahn – Wayside Christian Mission

 

PLANNING PARTICIPANTS & FACILITATORS

Students: Simone Beach, Katie Bell, Brittany Ducker, Ashley Duncan, Algeria Ford, Janae’ Martin, Rexena Napier, Kelly Oates, Brian Pollock, Noelle Rao, Chad Reid, Megan Renwick, Zach Taylor, and Emily Zahn.

Faculty & Staff: Nancy Baker, Simone Beach, Kathy Bean, Jodi Duce, Mary Jo Gleason, Beth Haendiges, Arianna Levinson, Marilyn Peters, Jina Scinta, and Mike Valentine.

 

VOLUNTEERS

Marie Barron, Kathy Bean, Lauren Bean, Katie Bell, Justin Brewer, Scott & Beth Campbell, Jim Chen, Laura Clemmons, Andrew Downey, Ashley Duncan, Rebecca Ellingsworth, Brian Fayman, Algeria Ford, Tim Hall, Ebert Haegele, Scott Justice, Forrest Kuhn, Arianna Levinson, Janae’ Martin, Christopher McDavid, Rexena Napier, Kelly Oates, Becca O’Neil, Bradley Palmer, Brian Pollock, Noelle Rao, Debra Reh, Megan Renwick, Jim Schmidt, Jennifer Schultz & Keith Duncan, Keith Sealing, Mike Swansburg, Barbara Thompson, Adam Watson, and Emily Zahn.

 


 

See also: Students Offer Services to Community Organizations by Todd Wetzel (May 1, 2008)