Professional Development News

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help our Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

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.

Students can expect to conduct legal research, perform client intake, manage volunteer lawyer referrals, conduct outreach, and prepare motions and pleadings. The students will also be expected to organize legal clinics and similar projects.

Applicants should have completed his or her first year of law school, show good organizational skills, be comfortable conducting outreach with legal professionals and low-income clients.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Meagen Peden Agnew at MAgnew@laslou.org or 416 W. Muhammad Ali, Suite 300, in Louisville, KY 40202. The application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014.

Careers in Corporate Law, Thursday, October 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 275

Have you wondered what it would be like to practice corporate law?

The Office of Professional Development and the Business Law Society are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of corporate law. We have put together a panel of three corporate law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Joseph Kamer with Steel Technologies
Robert Miller with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
Keith Conrad from the Rawlings Group

Lunch will be provided.

TODAY!!! Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Promoting 1L Mentoring Program

Attorneys, Sara Abner and Rebecca Ragland from Frost Brown Todd, will be in the Mosaic Lobby Thursday, October 2, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. on behalf of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to speak with diverse 1L students about LCLD's 1L mentoring program. LCLD is an organization of over 60 corporate General Counsels and 120 law firm managing partners, formed in 2009 to make concrete, measureable advances in diversity in the legal profession.

LCLD member firms and companies in Louisville have identified a number of volunteer attorneys who would like to partner with diverse 1L students at Brandeis and serve as mentors. LCLD defines diversity under its program broadly to include students who are from racial and ethnic minorities; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered; and persons with disabilities. LCLD stresses that the organization is very inclusive as to diversity and encourages 1L students with diverse socio, economic, or educational backgrounds to consider participating in the mentorship program.

LCLD will be kicking off the 1L mentoring program soon and will be sharing more information about the program with interested students in the lobby. 1L students who may be interested in this mentoring program are encouraged to stop by the Mosaic Lobby and speak with Ms. Abner or Ms. Ragland starting at 11:30 a.m. on October 2.

2015 AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer

The AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering Law Student Union Summer, an exciting program for law students that combines traditional legal research and analysis with front line activism. Attached, you will find a flyer, application form, and list of eligibility requirements. Please note that the deadline of October 17 for 2Ls is fast approaching. The deadline for 1Ls is January 16, 2015. More information can be found on Symplicity.

Students!! Don't Forget About Symplicity

The Office of Professional Development wants to remind you to look at the job postings on Symplicity.  There have been several jobs posted this week, including an opportunity at Legal Aid and the Human Relations Commission.  For more information on these and other jobs, log on to Symplicity.

Careers in Corporate Law, Thursday, October 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 275

Have you wondered what it would be like to practice corporate law?

The Office of Professional Development and the Business Law Society are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of corporate law. We have put together a panel of three corporate law practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Joseph Kamer with Steel Technologies
Robert Miller with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
Keith Conrad from the Rawlings Group

Lunch will be provided.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Promoting 1L Mentoring Program

Attorneys Sara Abner and Rebecca Ragland from Frost Brown Todd LLP will be in the Mosaic Lobby Thursday, October 2, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. on behalf of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to speak with diverse 1L students about LCLD's 1L mentoring program. LCLD is an organization of over 60 corporate General Counsels and 120 law firm managing partners, formed in 2009 to make concrete, measureable advances in diversity in the legal profession.

Volunteer attorneys from Frost Brown Todd, UPS Legal Department, and Dinsmore & Shohl will serve as mentors to 1Ls who sign up for this program.  The time commitment is small and students will work individually with their mentors to set up times to meet with their mentors throughout the school year.  LCLD defines diversity under its program broadly to include students who are from racial and ethnic minorities; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered; and persons with disabilities. LCLD stresses that the organization is very inclusive as to diversity and encourages 1L students with diverse socio, economic, or educational backgrounds to consider participating in the mentorship program.

LCLD will be kicking off the 1L mentoring program soon and will be sharing more information about the program with interested students in the lobby. 1L students interested in this program are encouraged to stop by the Mosaic Lobby to sign up and speak with Ms. Abner or Ms. Ragland starting at 11:30 a.m. on October 2.

 

2015 AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer

The AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that they will once again be offering Law Student Union Summer, an exciting program for law students that combines traditional legal research and analysis with front line activism. Attached, you will find a flyer, application form, and list of eligibility requirements. Please note that the deadline of October 17 for 2Ls is fast approaching. The deadline for 1Ls is January 16, 2015. More information can be found on Symplicity.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Promoting 1L Mentoring Program

Attorneys, Sara Abner and Rebecca Ragland from Frost Brown Todd, will be in the Mosaic Lobby Thursday, October 2, from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. on behalf of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to speak with diverse 1L students about LCLD's 1L mentoring program. LCLD is an organization of over 60 corporate General Counsels and 120 law firm managing partners, formed in 2009 to make concrete, measureable advances in diversity in the legal profession.

LCLD member firms and companies in Louisville have identified a number of volunteer attorneys who would like to partner with diverse 1L students at Brandeis and serve as mentors. LCLD defines diversity under its program broadly to include students who are from racial and ethnic minorities; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered; and persons with disabilities. LCLD stresses that the organization is very inclusive as to diversity and encourages 1L students with diverse socio, economic, or educational backgrounds to consider participating in the mentorship program.  

LCLD will be kicking off the 1L mentoring program soon and will be sharing more information about the program with interested students in the lobby. 1L students who may be interested in this mentoring program are encouraged to stop by the Mosaic Lobby and speak with Ms. Abner or Ms. Ragland starting at 11:30 a.m. on October 2.

 

TODAY!! Learn from National Expert About Loan Repayment Options & How to Decrease Your Student Debt

Speaker: Isaac Bowers, Equal Justice Works (Washington D.C.)
Date: TODAY  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Room 275
Lunch Provided by Jimmy Johns

Interested in finding a way to drastically decrease your student debt? Do you know the various loan forgiveness and repayment options available for your student loans? What are the differences between the Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) repayment plans? Any student with loans will need to make importance choices that will impact your financial future, some of which need to be made the second semester of your 3L year.
The law school is bringing Isaac Bowers, the national expert on law school debt, from Washington D.C. to speak with students and explain your options and eligibility for the different plans in detail. There are no other resources on campus to provide you detailed counseling on repayment plan options. All students who have taken out loans to attend law school, particularly 3Ls graduating this year who will need to choose a repayment plan, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Did you know . . .

• For students interested in a long-term career in public service/government: Your qualifying federal loans can be forgiven after 10 years of employment if you choose the correct repayment plan thanks to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. You can save substantially on your loan repayments which can be a financial lifeline and allow you more career options.

•For students interested in the private sector: You are eligible for reduced monthly payments on your loans when you graduate under IBR or PAYE if you select the correct plan (e.g. no more than 10-15% of your discretionary income). So, which plan should you choose based on your family size and income? In addition, your remaining loans can be forgiven after 20-25 years based on which plan you choose so which one is the right choice for you and will allow you the best savings?

You won't want to miss this program. Questions may be sent to Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.