Professional Development News

Samer Yahyawi, 2002 UofL Law School Graduate, to Speak to Students on E-Discovery

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, University of Louisville Law School graduate, Samer Yahyawi, '02, will be at the law school to discuss the current state of electronic discovery and document review. A former associate at several law firms in Louisville, Samer, currently works in New York and exclusively in the area of E-Discovery as a contract attorney and consultant for numerous "white shoe" law firms in the New York City area. Samer will plan to discuss coding and software platforms, ways to garner exposure to document review, finding employment in E-Discovery, strategies for interviewing for document review positions, what challenges lie ahead for document review attorneys as technology evolves, and potential E-Discovery learning (both in-class and on-line) tools for students.

This will be great networking opportunity. Lunch will be provided.

U.S. Air Force JAG Recruiter On Campus Tuesday, March 25th

If you are interested in an Intern position for the Summer of 2015 or a Judge Advocate General position with the U.S. Air Force after graduation, please plan on meeting with Lieutenant Colonel Derick Sherrill from Wright Patterson Airforce Base on Tuesday, March 25th.  Individual Information Meetings with Lieutenant Sherrill will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. that day.

Please provide a resume to Ms. Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu to be forwarded to the Air Force.

Learn more at:  http://www.airforce.com/jag/entry_programs/students/int or at:  www.airforce.com/JAG

Samer Yahyawi, 2002 UofL Law School Graduate, to Speak to Students on E-Discovery

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, University of Louisville Law School graduate, Samer Yahyawi, '02, will be at the law school to discuss the current state of electronic discovery and document review. A former associate at several law firms in Louisville, Samer, currently works in New York and exclusively in the area of E-Discovery as a contract attorney and consultant for numerous "white shoe" law firms in the New York City area. Samer will plan to discuss coding and software platforms, ways to garner exposure to document review, finding employment in E-Discovery, strategies for interviewing for document review positions, what challenges lie ahead for document review attorneys as technology evolves, and potential E-Discovery learning (both in-class and on-line) tools for students.

This will be great networking opportunity.  Lunch will be provided. 

U.S. Air Force JAG Recruiter On Campus Tuesday, March 25th

If you are interested in an Intern position for the Summer of 2015 or a Judge Advocate General position with the U.S. Air Force after graduation, please plan on meeting with Lieutenant Colonel Derick Sherrill from Wright Patterson Airforce Base on Tuesday, March 25th.  Individual Information Meetings with Major Roberts will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. that day.

Please provide a resume to Ms. Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu to be forwarded to the Air Force.

Learn more at:  http://www.airforce.com/jag/entry_programs/students/int or at:  www.airforce.com/JAG

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN IMMIGRATION LAW? STUDENTS ARE NEEDED 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, March 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room LL80, 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, March 28.

Students interested in attending the training on March 27 and/or going on the jail visit on March 28, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than TODAY. 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 March 28, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by 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.

$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 March 28, 2014, and your application must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

$3500 Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship which will support a UofL law student who works this summer in the field of energy law. The amount of the fellowship is $3,500. The Brandeis student selected for this fellowship will be placed for the summer with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department of Natural Resources and must commit to working full time for a minimum of 10 weeks.

The application for the Donan Fellowship is located in the Symplicity Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2014, and applications must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. on that date to be considered. To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources, go to http://dnr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

$3000 Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

A new public service fellowship has been 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 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 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. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

Public Service Opportunity - Department of Public Advocacy Needs Immediate Student Assistance

The Ky. Department of Public Advocacy is in immediate need of assistance from our students for the project listed below. If you are a student who needs to fulfill your 30-hour requirement or if you only need to complete a few hours, this opportunity would be perfect for you.

Appellate Branch - Frankfort Office - The Appellate Branch needs students to transcribe video tapes of trials or testimony. The students would be able to complete most of the hours in their home as long as they have access to a DVD player and a computer with internet capabilities. The students may need to make two trips to the Frankfort office: an initial visit to receive their assignment and then a final visit to return videos. It is very likely students will get all 30 hours completed in a week for this project. Since most of the work is done from home, the hours are at the students' discretion as long as the final deadlines are met.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the public service forms to properly sign up for these projects. Students will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Deadline Monday, March 17, to submit for Human Rights Fellowship with Professors Trucios-Haynes & Abrams

The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law. The fellows will work starting spring semester 5-10 hours per week as research assistants for Professor Trucios-Haynes and Professor Abrams and be paid hourly. The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship allows students to work collaboratively and strategically with local non-profits, law school faculty, and immigrant communities to identify human rights abuses impacting the local community and identify ways the legal community can better meet these needs. The fellows will take on many responsibilities including assisting local attorneys working on human rights cases, promoting public education and outreach regarding human rights, and working with the LBA Committee on Human Rights.

1Ls and 2Ls may apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. To learn more about this fellowship, download the application and the grant proposal for this project submitted to the Louisville Bar Foundation (LBF) located in the Documents Library under the Resources Tab on Symplicity. A copy of the application is also attached to this announcement. Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.