Professional Development News

Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Greenebaum Summer Fellowships. The Greenebaum Summer Fellowships will provide summer grants 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 fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the 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. The committee will continue to accept applications for Greenebaum Fellowships until May 1. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 9 and your application must be submitted to Jina Scinta @ jina.scinta@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

Kightlinger & Gray New Albany, IN Office Seeking 2L Summer Associate for 2015 - Deadline to apply is TODAY, March 13th

If you are interested in applying for a Summer Associate position with Kightlinger & Gray's New Albany, IN office and are a qualified second-year student, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI session "Kightlinger & Gray".  Please apply ASAP as the firm wants to hire quickly.  The deadline to apply is TODAY, March 13th.

LBA Tax Trivia Happy Hour - March 18th at O'Shea's - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

All students are welcome to join the LBA Taxation and Young Lawyers sections for a fun look at tax law on Wednesday, March 18th at O'Sheas at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  This is a good opportunity for students interested in tax and estate planning to network with members of the LBA Taxation and Young Lawyers sections.

Student Travel Funds Available for Conferences

Dean Duncan has allocated a small amount of money to further student participation in conferences and educational opportunities. The Office of Professional Development is overseeing this money and has formed a committee with the SBA to allocate the funds. If you would like to request partial funding for a conference, the application is attached. In the past, there have been opportunities for students to attend conferences in areas such as education law and health law.

The funds will be distributed throughout the year on a rolling basis. Funding will be based on a number of factors including need and the value of the opportunity to the student's career path. Students are encouraged to explore conference opportunities and consult with professors.

Kightlinger & Gray New Albany, IN Office Seeking 2L Summer Associate for 2015 - Deadline to apply is March 13th

If you are interested in applying for a Summer Associate position with Kightlinger & Gray's New Albany, IN office and are a qualified second-year student, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI session "Kightlinger & Gray".  Please apply ASAP as the firm wants to hire quickly.  The deadline to apply is March 13th.

Jefferson County Attorney's Office Hiring Law Clerks

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is hiring law clerks to work part-time during the academic year and full-time during the summer.  If you are interested in applying, please log into the Symplicity job database.  The deadline to apply is March 31st.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair - July 28, 2015 - Atlanta, GA

The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) is in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  SIPJF allows students to interview with top IP firms and companies.  Employers at the job fair primarily seek patent eligible students but occasionally there are opportunities for students interested in trademark or copyright.  The job fair is open to rising 2L (graduating in 2017) and rising 3L (graduating in 2016) students in addition to class of 2015 graduates.  Each student will need to pay $30 to sign up and all travel costs to/from Atlanta if selected for an interview.  Please email Debra Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu by Friday, March 13th if you are interested in attending.

Judicial Internships in Frankfort Available

Judges Wingate and Shepherd with the Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort are hiring for unpaid summer internships. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 12. Go to the Job Posting section on Symplicity to learn more. These positions are eligible for funding through the Greenebaum Public Service Fellowships. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

Student Travel Funds Available for Conferences

Dean Duncan has allocated a small amount of money to further student participation in conferences and educational opportunities. The Office of Professional Development is overseeing this money and has formed a committee with the SBA to allocate the funds. If you would like to request partial funding for a conference, the application is attached. In the past, there have been opportunities for students to attend conferences in areas such as education law and health law.

The funds will be distributed throughout the year on a rolling basis. Funding will be based on a number of factors including need and the value of the opportunity to the student's career path. Students are encouraged to explore conference opportunities and consult with professors.