Professional Development News

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Opportunities for Funding

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program provides law students with the chance to serve a qualifying host organization of their choosing. AmeriCorps JD members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, military families, disaster victims, and other vulnerable populations.

The deadline for students to apply to the AmeriCorps JD program to receive a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award has been extended through May 2.

More spots are available for students working with various populations in any area of law in addition to funding for students providing legal services to veterans, including those serving at legal aid, public defender, other nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies. Priority is given to projects with some focus on veterans or victims of disaster, however, funds are available for other service. AmeriCorps JD members must begin their service by June 30 and complete the required 300 hours of service within one year.

These funds are currently underutilized, so we encourage our students to apply!

By completing a simple application and consenting to a background check, students have the opportunity to earn additional funds for the work they are already doing this summer and throughout the school year while still being able to receive outside funding up to $4,300.

For more information please go to the Equal Justice Works website at http://equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjd

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes. 

These internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court. 

Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

 

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position. The fellow must be someone currently or previously teaching in the program.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.

 

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes. 

These internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court. 

Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Public Service Program Still Taking Applications for $3000 Greenebaum Summer Fellowships

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is still accepting applications for a new public service fellowship created for 1L and 2L students this summer through funding from the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. The Samuel L. Greenebaum Summer Fellowship will provide three summer grants in the amount of $3000 to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer.

Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The three fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis.

Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the three fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country and preference will be given to placements outside of Louisville.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 12. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer.  These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.  Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail.  If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.

TODAY!! DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR NATIONAL IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CENTER KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PRESENTATION

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, May 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, May 2.

TODAY is the deadline for students who are interested in attending the training on May 1 and/or going on the jail visit on May 2, to email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on May 2, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes TODAY, as well, so she can add your name to the list.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Deadline to register for Southeastern Minority Job Fair is TODAY, April 21 by 2:00 p.m.

Please pre-register on Symplicity. The job fair is open to 1L and 2L students and May 2014 graduates. Your pre-registration is not a commitment to attend. There is no cost to pre-register. A list of employers who are registered is attached.

The website is: www.semjf.org

Log into Symplicity and click on the "OCI" tab  and scroll down to the employer and click "Apply". The deadline to pre-register is TODAY, Monday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m.


Indiana Bar Association Diversity Job Fair - August 21 & 22, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN

Attention rising second-year students interested in participating in the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair on Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22.?? There is a registration information sheet attached.

Fall 2014, full-time 2L law students (graduating May 2016) or part-time 2L and 3L law students (graduating 2016/2017) are invited to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.?? Candidates who represent all aspects of diversity and who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm are invited to participate.

Student registration is now open.

Students can register for the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity's web site at https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students.?? After you submit your registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable you to use the system throughout the next few months. The student registration deadline is July 19, 2014. Only students who have registered, bid and obtain interviews can participate in Diversity Job Fair events.