Professional Development News

New Albany, IN Office of the Attorney General hiring a part-time, volunteer Law Clerk

The New Albany, IN Office of the Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is hiring a part-time, volunteer Law Clerk.  If you are interested, please log into the Symplicity job database for additional details and how to apply.

To view other opportunities at nationwide offices of the Attorney General, go to:  http://www.justice.gov and click on"Careers" and select "Interns, Recent Graduates and Fellows".  

Kroger Benefits Doctors & Lawyers for Kids

Just in time for Thanksgiving shopping, Doctors & Lawyers for Kids has become a beneficiary of Kroger's Community Rewards Project. With very little effort, a percentage of what you spend at Krogers will be donated to their organization.

If you already have a Kroger card, you are halfway there. (Kroger cards are available at all stores in the customer service department). Go to the main Kroger website (www.kroger.com): Community Rewards. You will be prompted to sign in or open an account. Once signed in, you can enroll or update your Community Rewards under your Account Settings.

Under Account Settings/Community Rewards, it will prompt you to "Find your Organization." Enter the number 90919 or type in "Doctors & Lawyers for Kids" and search. When their name comes up, then choose their organization.

The more people they have choose Doctors & Lawyers for Kids, the larger percentage of the Community Funds they will receive. They will begin getting credit almost immediately and will receive a check from Kroger quarterly.

 

Public Counsel Now Accepting Summer 2015 Clerkship Applications

For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country's most prestigious public interest law settings - this opportunity is for you!

Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 2L's for its 2015 Summer Clerkship Program. Applications from 1L's will be accepted beginning December 1, 2014. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel's 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page at http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Any questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel Summer Program Coordinator, Sandra Madera, at smadera@publiccounsel.org.

Ky. Legislative Research Commission 2015-2016 Graduate Fellows Program - Info Session

Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research of the Ky. Legislative Research Commission ("LRC"), will be at the law school to speak to our students about the 2015-2016 LRC Graduate Fellows Program.

When: Thursday, November 20, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 177

This program is a full year from May 2015 to April 2016. Fellows must be enrolled and taking classes for both fall and spring semesters of the program. Fellows will work 37.5 hours a week from May 19 through mid-August and approximately 20 hours per week from mid-August through April 15. Fellows will be excused from Thanksgiving through January 5 to concentrate on end of the semester coursework. Fellows will receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour. More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Josh Collins, an LRC Graduate Fellow, will also be available to speak to the students about his experiences. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

 

 

Government Honors and 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.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

Department of Treasury – General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/14)
U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Office of the General Counsel – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
Department of Transportation, Office of Litigation – Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)

Public Counsel Now Accepting Summer 2015 Clerkship Applications

For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country's most prestigious public interest law settings - this opportunity is for you!

Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 2L's for its 2015 Summer Clerkship Program. Applications from 1L's will be accepted beginning December 1, 2014. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel's 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page at http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Any questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel Summer Program Coordinator, Sandra Madera, at smadera@publiccounsel.org.

Ky. Legislative Research Commission 2015-2016 Graduate Fellows Program - Info Session

Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research of the Ky. Legislative Research Commission ("LRC"), will be at the law school to speak to our students about the 2015-2016 LRC Graduate Fellows Program.

When: Thursday, November 20, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 177

This program is a full year from May 2015 to April 2016. Fellows must be enrolled and taking classes for both fall and spring semesters of the program. Fellows will work 37.5 hours a week from May 19 through mid-August and approximately 20 hours per week from mid-August through April 15. Fellows will be excused from Thanksgiving through January 5 to concentrate on end of the semester coursework. Fellows will receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour. More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Josh Collins, an LRC Graduate Fellow, will also be available to speak to the students about his experiences. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

TODAY! Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL80, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event.

All students are invited to attend; however, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. An additional session will be held Thursday, January 8, 2015.

PUBLIC COUNSEL NOW ACCEPTING SUMMER 2015 CLERKSHIP APPLICATIONS

For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country's most prestigious public interest law settings - this opportunity is for you!

Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 2L's for its 2015 Summer Clerkship Program. Applications from 1L's will be accepted beginning December 1, 2014. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel's 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page at http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055.

Any questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel Summer Program Coordinator, Sandra Madera, at smadera@publiccounsel.org.

 

Equal Justice Works Offers Student Debt E-book Now Free

Equal Justice Works' student debt e-book, Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt, is now available free on their website. Students can download your free copy today!

Take Control of Your Future is a comprehensive guide to managing student debt, with chapters on understanding student loans and loan consolidation, planning before borrowing, income-driven repayment plans and a step-by-step guide to earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Equal Justice Works' monthly student debt webinar will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST. This is a great opportunity to ask questions. They also have updates on what is happening in Congress regarding the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and any legislation that might affect Public Service Loan Forgiveness.