Professional Development News

Volunteer Summer Internship Available

A volunteer summer internship position is available for the 12th Judicial Circuit (Oldham, Henry & Trimble Counties--Judicial Offices are located in LaGrange, Oldham County). This is an unpaid internship which requires legal research, drafting and includes courtroom observation. This position is eligible for funding through the Greenebaum Public Service Fellowships. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10. Please see log onto Symplicity for more information and how to apply.

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $9.00/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Wednesday, April 15.

Students Are Still Needed to Assist with Legal Help Fair

The Legal Aid Society is partnering with the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Brandeis School of Law to host a Free Legal Help Fair at the Americana Community Center on Thursday, April 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This Service Project will match people living in poverty in our community with local attorneys for free individual attorney consultations. 

Legal Aid is seeking 25 law students to partner with volunteer attorneys to provide direct services to clients at the Americana Center. The volunteer attorneys will come from a variety of legal backgrounds so this would be a great networking opportunity. A list of the volunteer attorneys is attached.

Students who sign up can receive public service credit for the time spent at the Legal Help Fair. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up to participate.

This event is a pre-event to the KBA's Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 10 at the Galt House.

Jefferson County Attorney's Office Hiring 1L & 2L Law Clerks - Deadline to apply is March 31st

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is hiring law clerks to work with criminal and civil issues.  The position will be full-time in the summer and will continue part-time in the fall semester.  The position starts at $10.50/hr. and increases to $11.00/hr. after the probation period.

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible although the deadline is March 31st.  To apply, log onto Symplicity.

Kentucky Justice Association's Young Members and the Membership Committee sponsoring Networking Event - Thursday, March 26th

Join the Kentucky Justice Association's Young Members Committee and the Membership Committee for a networking event on Thursday, March 26th from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at El Camino's at 1314 Bardstown Road.  Join Louisville attorneys for drinks, appetizers and networking.

Attention May 2015 Grads! Public Service Deadline is Monday, March 30

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to turn in your paperwork for your public service requirement is 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015. If you still need to turn in your paperwork, please drop it off to Ms. Scinta in Room 180. If she's not in, please leave it in the tray on her office door.

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $9.00/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Wednesday, April 15.

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 Debra Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

Calling All Students to Assist with Legal Help Fair

The Legal Aid Society is partnering with the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Brandeis School of Law to host a Free Legal Help Fair at the Americana Community Center on Thursday, April 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This Service Project will match people living in poverty in our community with local attorneys for free individual attorney consultations. 

Legal Aid is seeking 25 law students to partner with volunteer attorneys to provide direct services to clients at the Americana Center. The volunteer attorneys will come from a variety of legal backgrounds so this would be a great networking opportunity. A list of the volunteer attorneys is attached.

Students who sign up can receive public service credit for the time spent at the Legal Help Fair. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up to participate.

This event is a pre-event to the KBA's Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 10 at the Galt House.