Professional Development News

TODAY!! Section 1 Mandatory Meetings with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students in Section 1 TODAY from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.


Meetings with Section 2 will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Lawlapalooza Student Band of the Day: The Grateful Decedents

The Grateful Decedents, playing rock, reggae rock, blues rock, funk rock, classic rock, and ragnarok, feature 3Ls Greg Daly on vocals and Mina Khalil on electric guitar and vocals. The five musicians from the Louisville area started a band just to play Lawlapalooza this year.

Once onstage, the virtuosity of each member – the vocal prowess of Greg Daly, the face-melting techniques of guitarists Mina Khalil and Carl Koontz, the hard-hitting basslines of Darren Beckham, and the earthquaking kicks 'n snares courtesy of Jordan Daly – will fuse into a single entity and fill your ears with the truth. You will surely doubt whether you have ever truly used your ears before that moment.

And then, once their set is over, each member will slowly fade into transparency like Marty McFly and disappear into the ether forever, never to be seen again.

Come out to Lawlapalooza 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, and support your fellow students ‒ and help them carry away the cherished Lawlapalooza Cowbell Trophy. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and The Grateful Decedents perform at 9:30. Tickets are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272, $10 advance and day of show.

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

The ABA Business Law Section sponsors a Diversity Clerkship Program. This summer program provides business law clerkship placements for nine qualified diverse first or second year law students.

Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices that many of them lack. Participants in the Diversity Clerkship will receive a $6,000 stipend to cover living expenses upon the start of their Clerkship. The deadline for applying is December 26, 2014.

For more information, review the attached information sheet or go to http://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/divers...

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 3rd for second-year law students.
Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st,
in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 9, 2015.

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judi...

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 3rd for second-year law students.
Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st
, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 9, 2015.
To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judi...

Mandatory Meetings with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.
Section 2: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Lawlapalooza Student Band of the Day: The Perpetual Motions

The Perpetual Motions, performing Thursday night at Lawlapalooza, feature 3L Emily DeVuono on bass and vocals. The band (aka The Joyful Spirits) officially formed in 2011. Comprised of members of Jeffersontown Christian Church, they originally played mostly jazz arrangements of traditional hymns. Now their repertoire consists of anything from Bon Jovi, to Queen, to The Eagles, to The Jackson Five. The Perpetual Motions have played the past several years at AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana's annual pizza fundraiser at Clifton's Pizza (as well as other AIDS Interfaith Ministries events), and has played the past two years at the Middletown Festival.

Come out to Lawlapalooza 2014 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, and support your fellow students ‒ and help them carry away the cherished Lawlapalooza Cowbell Trophy. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and The Perpetual Motions perform at 7:30. Tickets are on sale now in the Law Resource Center, room 272, $10 advance and day of show.

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.
Section 2: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

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.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

Law & War - An International Humanitarian Law Workshop

Vanderbilt Law School International Studies Program, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is hosting a workshop on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, TN. This workshop will be featuring lectures and hands-on international humanitarian law with a focus on its application to combatants and civilians. Please review the attached flyer for information on the topics that will be covered and the application process.

This workshop is open and free to law students.  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Applications are available at http://www.redcross.org/lawworkshop.