Professional Development News

$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 Brandeis 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

LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship with Professor Trucios-Haynes & Professor Abrams

The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law. The fellows will work 5-10 hours per week 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 attached materials. These documents are also available in the Documents Library on Symplicity. Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Students 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 Monday, March 17. 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 March 17, 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.

TODAY!! Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment

This is a reminder for those who RSVP'd that TODAY is the Myers-Briggs type indicator assessment. The assessment will be from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Room LL80.

LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship

The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law.  The fellows will work 5-10 hours per week 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 attached materials. These documents are also available in the Documents Library on Symplicity.  Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu

New Employer for On Campus Interviews - O'Bryan Brown & Toner

O'Bryan Brown & Toner is seeking a 1L Summer 2014 Law Clerk.  If you are interested in applying, go to Symplicity, click on OCI and select O'Bryan Brown & Toner for Session.

Clark County Self-Help Center Needs Your Help!

Judge Daniel Moore with the Clark County (IN) Circuit Court is in need of students to help with the Clark County Self-Help Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Center is located at the Clark County Courthouse just across the JFK Bridge.  More information is on the attached flyer.

Are you available during Spring Break?  If you are a May graduate still in need of a few hours to complete your public service requirement, this would be a great way to complete those hours. This is also a great networking opportunity for all students.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary public service forms.

TODAY!! Central High School Partnership Interest Session

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Law Student Involvement Interest Session
TODAY
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 275
Lunch Provided

Learn how YOU can be involved through Street Law (for public service credit) or Marshall-Brennan Civil Liberties (for academic credit) and other activities in teaching at Central High School Law and Government Magnet. Current law students involved in the programs and students from Central will share their experiences in these programs, which began in 2007-2008. More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Co-sponsored by the: Central High School Partnership, Diversity Committee, Black Law Students Association, and Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program.

Jefferson County Attorney's Office seeking 1L/2L Law Clerks

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is hiring.  Please view the full job posting and how to apply on Symplicity.

 

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2013-14 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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division Summer honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/14)
•Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•Health & Human Services – Office of the General  Counsel Center for Disease Control & Prevention  Summer Law Student Internship and Externship Program (Paid, Deadline 03/03/14)
•Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/03/14)
•Department of the Air Force – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 03/10/14)
•Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Department of Commerce – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – US. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance, Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•House of Representatives – Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)

State & Local Government

•New York State Attorney General – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/14)
•Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•Maricopa County Attorney – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•New York City Law Department – Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•Virginia Attorney General – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•South Carolina Attorney General – 2014 Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 03/02/14)
•Connecticut Office of the Chief State’s Attorney – Division of Criminal Justice Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/07/14)
•Maine Attorney General – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Wisconsin Judicial Court System – Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)

1L FOR FALL 2014

•Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Centers for Medicate & Medicaid Services Division Summer Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/14)
•Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/14)
•Health & Human Services – Office of the General Counsel, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Summer Law Student Internship and Externship (Paid, Deadline 03/03/14)
•Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/03/14)
•Department of the Air Force – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 03/10/14)
•Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Department of Commerce – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Commission on International Religious Freedom – Volunteer Internship Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – US. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance, Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•House of Representatives – Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)

State & Local Government

•Government of District of Columbia  - Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 02/28/14)
•New York State Attorney General – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/14)
•Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•Maricopa County Attorney – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•New York City Law Department – Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•Virginia Attorney General – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)
•South Carolina Attorney General – 2014 Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 03/02/14)
•Connecticut Office of the Chief State’s Attorney – Division of Criminal Justice Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/07/14)
•Maine Attorney General – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)
•Wisconsin Judicial Court System – Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/15/14)

2Ls for FALL 2014

Federal

•Department of State – Student Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 03/01/14)