Professional Development News

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have 2L 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.

2Ls for the Summer 2014

Federal

•Securities & Exchange Commission  (SEC)– Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/06/13)  Locations are: D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Fort Worth, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, and Salt Lake City
•Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Bureau of Consumer Protection Summer Honors Legal Intern (Paid, Deadline 09/12/13) Go to www.USAjobs.gov for more information about these positions.
•Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Office of Chief Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Paid, Deadline not yet established was 09/14/12)
•Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/15/13)
•Health & Human Services (HHS) – Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/16/13)
•Office of the Special Counsel-Law Student Internships (Unpaid, Rolling deadline- open until filled) Note:  These intern positions are only listed on www.USAjobs.gov and in Symplicity (not in the Government Honors Handbook).  Locations for internships are D.C., Oakland, Detroit and Dallas.
•Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) –Office of Chief Counsel Summer Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 9/23/13).  Go to www.USAjobs.gov for more information about these positions.

State & Local Government

•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/28/13)


3Ls for Attorney Positions post graduation

Federal

•Department of Interior – Office of the Solicitor 2014 Honors Attorney Program (Paid, 09/05/12)
•Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Competition Entry Legal Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/13)
•Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel General Counsel’s Honors Attorneys Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/13)
•Comptroller of the Currency – Law Department Chief Counsel’s Employment Program (Paid, Deadline 09/16/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Louis D. Brandeis Attorney Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/17/13)

State & Local Government

•Attorney General of Washington – Preferred Pool Status in Attorney Hiring (Paid, Deadline 09/05/13)
•Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General – Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 09/13/13)
•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Third Year Law Student New Attorney Hiring Program (Paid, Deadline 09/20/13)

**Programs with “Rolling Deadlines” review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as possible.

Lawlapalooza Band Registration Opens September 1

Band registration for Lawlapalooza 2013 is scheduled to begin Sunday, September 1. To register one's band, one must first have an account on the Lawlapalooza Web site.

There are only spots for eight bands! The first eight bands to register and pay their registration fee play. 

Several students have inquired about performing this year. Interested students are encouraged to:

  1. Post a want ad on the Lawlapalooza site to find other interested student musicians and form a band.
  2. Once you have formed, or agreed to form, a band, create an account for your band on the Lawlapalooza site.

When your account is active, you can log in and find complete information for participating bands.


Steel Technologies Added to OCI Recruiting Schedule for 2Ls - Apply by September 3rd

Steel Technologies will be recruiting 2Ls on campus on September 17th.  The in-house legal department is part of a large international corporation with 19 steel-processing facilities and over 1,400 employees across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The legal intern will report to the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel and be exposed to corporate transactions, labor & employment, commercial litigation, real estate, OSHA, environmental law, bankruptcy, collections and more.  To apply, log into Symplicity and choose the OCI tab.  Select the session called "Steel Technologies". More details are on Symplicity.  Bidding closes at midnight on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Learn How to Apply for a Fulbright Fellowship to Study Overseas - August 30th

The UofL Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities will be conducting workshops on August 30th about the Fulbright Grant Application Process. Fulbright Fellowships are highly regarded and allow students to study overseas for 6-9 months. The Fulbright Program funds over 8,000 grants per year in over 140 countries. Law students are eligible for these grants. The application process is rigorous.

There are two opportunities to attend the workshop for students on August 30th. One session will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and the other will be from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in Room 139 of the Shumaker Research Building, located near the law school. (Ms. Scinta, located in room 180 in the law school, can provide directions to the Shumaker Building).

There is a series of upcoming deadlines for students interested in applying. These deadlines are listed on the attached scholarship announcement. The Fulbright deadline is October 15. 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls invited to attend the workshop.

If you plan to attend the program, please notify Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu so she can continue to notify you of upcoming Fulbright workshops.

Peace Corps Info Sessions: Launch Your Global Career

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime promoting peace and sustainable development.

Laura Fonseca, Peace Corps Regional Representative for Southern Indiana and Kentucky will be on campus on Wednesday, September 4 to promote this important organization.  There will be two sessions on September 4.  The first will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Study Abroad Fair in the Red Barn.  The second will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Ekstrom Library Room W104.  Please plan to attend this Information Session to learn about Volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Apply NOW for departures in 2014.

Learn About EJW Career Fair for Public Service/Govt Jobs in D.C. & How to Get UofL Funding

Office of Professional Development Workshop

Thursday, August 29th, 12:00 p.m., Room 171

If you're interested in job opportunities with government agencies and public interest organizations, The Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Thursday, August 29 from 12:00 noon to 12:50 p.m. in Room 171. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details.

Mark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 25-26 in Washington, D.C. As the largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is September 12. Dean Hajek will discuss UofL funding for this Conference and how students can apply to have expenses for the trip paid by the law school.  1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls may attend the career fair and conference.  1Ls can attend table talk and workshops but may not interview at the career fair.

For more information on the Conference and Career Fair, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair

For a list of employers attending the Career Fair, go to http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2013

Steel Technologies Added to OCI Recruiting Schedule for 2Ls - Apply by Sept. 3rd

Steel Technologies will be recruiting 2Ls on campus on September 17th.  The in-house legal department is part of a large international corporation with 19 steel-processing facilities and over 1,400 employees across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The legal intern will report to the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel and be exposed to corporate transactions, labor & employment, commercial litigation, real estate, OSHA, environmental law, bankruptcy, collections and more.  To apply, log into Symplicity and choose the OCI tab.  Select the session called "Steel Technologies". More details are on Symplicity.  Bidding closes at midnight on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Learn About EJW Career Fair for Public Service/Govt Jobs in D.C. & How to Get UofL Funding

Office of Professional Development Workshop

Thursday, August 29th, 12:00 p.m., Room 171

If you're interested in job opportunities with government agencies and public interest organizations, The Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Thursday, August 29 from 12:00 noon to 12:50 p.m. in Room 171. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details.

Mark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 25-26 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is September 12. Dean Hajek will discuss UofL funding for this Conference and how students can apply to have expenses for the trip paid by the law school.

For more information on the Conference and Career Fair, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair

For a list of employers attending the Career Fair, go to http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2013

Steel Technologies Added to OCI Recruiting Schedule for 2Ls - Apply by September 3rd

Steel Technologies will be recruiting 2Ls on campus on September 17th.  The in-house legal department is part of a large international corporation with 19 steel-processing facilities and over 1,400 employees across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The legal intern will report to the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel and be exposed to corporate transactions, labor & employment, commercial litigation, real estate, OSHA, environmental law, bankruptcy, collections and more.  To apply, log into Symplicity and choose the OCI tab.  Select the session called "Steel Technologies". More details are on Symplicity.  Bidding closes at midnight on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Learn How to Apply for a Fulbright Fellowship to Study Overseas - August 30th

The UofL Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities will be conducting workshops on August 30th about the Fulbright Grant Application Process.  Fulbright Fellowships are highly regarded and allow students to study overseas for 6-9 months. The Fulbright Program funds over 8,000 grants per year in over 140 countries. Law students are eligible for these grants.  The application process is rigorous.  There are two opportunities to attend the workshop for students on August 30th. One session will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and the other will be from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in Room 139 of the Shumaker Research Building, located near the law school.  (Ms. Scinta, located in room 180 in the law school, can provide directions to the Shumaker Building).

There is a series of upcoming deadlines for students interested in applying. These deadlines are listed on the attached scholarship announcement. The Fulbright deadline is October 15. 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls invited to attend the workshop.

If you plan to attend the program, please notify Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu so she can continue to notify you of upcoming Fulbright workshops.