Professional Development News

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls!! – KY. Department of Public Advocacy Shepherdsville Office Needs Students

The Public Service Office has been informed the Shepherdsville Office of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy is in need of 2 students to assist them in their trial office. The students will be working in an office consisting of approximately 8 attorneys. Duties will include research, drafting motions, filing and correspondence with jail to courthouse overview. The project will begin in August and continue through December. It is anticipated that the project will satisfy the students' 30-hour public service requirement.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary paperwork to sign up for this project. The first two students will receive this assignment.

 

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews - Session 2

Two employers in Session 2 did not receive many applications.  If you are interested in applying to Farrell, White & Legg, a Huntington, WV firm who is seeking a 2L summer associate for 2015 or the Washington State Attorney General's Office, who is seeking a May 2015 graduate for an Assistant Attorney General beginning in the summer/fall 2015, please upload the requested materials in Documents in Symplicity before 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 13th.

First-year students are not eligible to interview during Fall On Campus Interviews.

 

Fall 2014 OCI Session 2 - application period open through Sunday, August 10th

Session 2 is now open for students to apply for the following opportunities:

U.S. Army JAG - recruiting 2L students for Summer 2015 legal internships; recuiting May 2015 graduates for full-time Judge Advocate General positions Nationwide
LG&E and KU Energy - hiring a second-year student to begin working Fall 2014 semester and additional second-year student for Summer 2015 for Louisville office
U.S. Air Force JAG - 1L/2L/3L/4L Nationwide - informational interviews
Farrell White & Legg - hiring a second-year student for 2015 Summer Associate in Huntington, WV office
(interviews will be conducted by Skype)

Resume Collection

Churchill Downs Inc - hiring second- or third-year paid legal intern for to begin Fall semester for Louisville office

Direct Contact

Washington State Attorney General's Office - hiring 3L for Assistant Attorney General in 27 legal divisions in Washington State

Application closes on Sunday, August 10th at midnight.

Local firm seeking Law Clerks

Louisville Personal Injury firm has openings for two law clerks beginning in late August and continuing throughout the academic year.  Duties will include performing legal research, writing briefs and assisting in trial preparation.  Rising 3L students preferred

Please log into Symplicity to view job postings for additional information and how to apply. 

Fall 2014 OCI Session 2 - application period open through Sunday, August 10th

Session 2 is now open for students to apply for the following opportunities:

U.S. Army JAG - recruiting 2L students for Summer 2015 legal internships; recuiting May 2015 graduates for full-time Judge Advocate General positions Nationwide
LG&E and KU Energy -  hiring a second-year student to begin working Fall 2014 semester and additional second-year student for Summer 2015 for Louisville office
U.S. Air Force JAG – 1L/2L/3L/4L Nationwide - informational interviews
Farrell White & Legg - hiring a second-year student for 2015 Summer Associate in Huntington, WV office
(interviews will be conducted by Skype)

Resume Collection
Churchill Downs Inc - hiring second- or third-year paid legal intern for to begin Fall semester for Louisville office

Direct Contact
Washington State Attorney General's Office - hiring 3L for Assistant Attorney General in 27 legal divisions in Washington State

Application closes on Sunday, August 10th at midnight. 

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website www.peggybrowningfund.org.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.

Fall 2014 OCI Session 2 - application period open through Sunday, August 10th

Session 2 is now open for students to apply for the following opportunities:

U.S. Army JAG - recruiting 2L students for Summer 2015 legal internships; recuiting May 2015 graduates for full-time Judge Advocate General positions Nationwide
LG&E and KU Energy -  hiring a second-year student to begin working Fall 2014 semester and additional second-year student for Summer 2015 for Louisville office
U.S. Air Force JAG – 1L/2L/3L/4L Nationwide - informational interviews
Farrell White & Legg - hiring a second-year student for 2015 Summer Associate in Huntington, WV office
(interviews will be conducted by Skype)

Resume Collection
Churchill Downs Inc - hiring second- or third-year paid legal intern for to begin Fall semester for Louisville office

Direct Contact
Washington State Attorney General's Office - hiring 3L for Assistant Attorney General in 27 legal divisions in Washington State

Application closes on Sunday, August 10th at midnight. 

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, August 14, 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, August 15.

Students interested in attending the training on August 14 and/or going on the jail visit on August 15, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by today, August 5. 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 August 15, 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.

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, August 14, 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, August 15.

Students interested in attending the training on August 14 and/or going on the jail visit on August 15, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Tuesday, August 5. 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 August 15, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by August 5, 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.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website www.peggybrowningfund.org.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.