Professional Development News

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, November 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 177, 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, November 15. Students interested in attending the training on November 14 and/or going on the jail visit on November 15, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Monday, November 4. 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 November 15, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by November 4, 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.

 

Attention 1L's!! Additional Week-Long Public Service Project is Available

The Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission has four projects they need help on during the week of December 16.  They are in need of one student for each of the following projects: 

  • Policies and Procedures Manual- the policy and procedures manual needs a significant amount of updating.
  •  Exemptions Compilation- in the discrimination complaint process, there are several pieces of the ordinance with exemptions. We would like a student to compile these exemptions, through each of the divisions (housing, employment, etc.) so that there is a quick fact check sheet for intake officers and investigators.
  • Goal Statements with Commission Board Members- as part of an annual review, we would like a student to call each of the board members and get both a review and a goal statement from them. From there, they should compile the information so that it is clear what we should continue doing, what needs work, what needs abandonment, and what new ventures we should involve ourselves with.
          Reconfiguration of handouts- the current handouts are separated by division within the department. We would like a condensed one.
  • Complaintant interviews and Legal Research - working on files dealing with complaints of discrimination.  Students will do initial Complainant interviews, legal research into discrimination issues such as disability, age, etc.

First year students will get first choice of these projects.  If you are a first year and would like to do your week-long public service project with this organization the week of December 16, please indicate your choice on the week-long project interest form you received at the mandatory 1L meetings last week.  If you have already turned in your interest form and would like to add one of the above projects to your list, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to let her know.

The deadline for turning the week-long project interest forms is Thursday, October 31. Please turn them in to Ms. Scinta. If not enough interest is shown by the first year students, we will open these opportunities to all students after October 31.

Lawlapalooza Raises Over $2500!

Lawlapalooza 2013 Photo Gallery @ Flickr

Magnolia Photo Booth Co. Gallery

Drum roll please... Lawlapalooza 2013: Law Is Calling yielded over $2500 from ticket sales, t-shirt sales, the silent auction and band tips! This tally does not include band registrations and sponsors. The funds will be used to support the Ellen B. Ewing Foundation

Battle of the Bands Winners:

Special thanks to The MC5 student emcees (Alexandria Bridges, Jessica Homer, Jeff Perkins, Chipper Peterson, and Corey Shiffman) and a big shout out to 3L, Greg Monzon and his band The Monzonites who performed the first ever Lawlapalooza guitar jam! They also took 3rd place in 2011 as Raisin Brandeis. Kudos to Jerome Neukirch of the Law Library as well for designing the poster and t-shirts.

Government Honors & Internship Updates

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.

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

·Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board, Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/13)
·Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Executive Office of the President – Office of Science and Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Federal Communications  – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

·Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
·Equal Employment Opportunity – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal Unit)
·Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·CA District Attorney’s Office Sacramento  County – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Dadline 11/15/13)

2Ls for SPRING 2014

Federal

·National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of State – Student Internship Program (unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

·Office of the City Attorney Boise, ID – Legal Intern-Extern Program (Paid, Deadline 10/31/13)
·Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

3Ls for Attorney Positions POST GRADUATION

State & Local Government

Ohio Attorney General’s Office – 2014-15 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/25/13)
·New York City Law Department – One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)

SPRING 2014 Federal

·Health & Human Services – Departmental  Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid,   Deadline 10/31/13)
·Commission on Security * Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Executive Office of the President – Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Federal Communications – International  Bureau Satellite Division Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

·Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
·Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal)
·Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

Students are Needed for Legal Aid Wills Clinic on Wednesday, October 23

Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 21. As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mabel Wiggins Center. They are in need of 3 students to assist with this clinic. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as witnesses and notaries, if any of the students are notaries. Students will receive public service credit. If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first three students to e-mail will be signed up.
This would be a great opportunity for students who only need a few hours to complete their public service requirement.

Government Honors & Internship Updates

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.

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board, Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/13)
•Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science and Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications  – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
•Equal Employment Opportunity – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal Unit)
•Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•CA District Attorney’s Office Sacramento  County – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Dadline 11/15/13)

2Ls for SPRING 2014

Federal

•National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of State – Student Internship Program (unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

 State & Local Government

•Office of the City Attorney Boise, ID – Legal Intern-Extern Program (Paid, Deadline 10/31/13)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

3Ls for Attorney Positions POST GRADUATION

State & Local Government

•Ohio Attorney General’s Office – 2014-15 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/25/13)
•New York City Law Department – One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)

SPRING 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Departmental  Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid,   Deadline 10/31/13)
•Commission on Security * Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications – International  Bureau Satellite Division Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

Lawlapalooza T-shirts Still on Sale!

We had another successful Lawlapalooza!  If you weren't able to attend this year, you missed out on a great time.  Hopefully, you will be able to attend next year.

If you missed getting your official Lawlapalooza t-shirt, they are still on sale either in Room 180 or the Law Resource Center.

Students are Needed for Legal Aid Wills Clinic on Wednesday, October 23

Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 21. As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mabel Wiggins Center. They are in need of 3 students to assist with this clinic. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as witnesses and notaries, if any of the students are notaries. Students will receive public service credit. If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first three students to e-mail will be signed up.
This would be a great opportunity for students who only need a few hours to complete their public service requirement.

Students Needed for Legal Aid Wills Clinic on Wednesday, October 23

Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 21. As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mabel Wiggins Center. They are in need of 3 students to assist with this clinic. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as witnesses and notaries, if any of the students are notaries. Students will receive public service credit. If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first three students to e-mail will be signed up.
This would be a great opportunity for students who only need a few hours to complete their public service requirement.

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 27, 2013.

Applicant criteria:

•Applicants must be current first or second year law students attending an ABA-approved law school.
•Applicants must be considered diverse in one of the following ways:
•Law student of color
•Women
•Law students with disabilities
•LGBT law students
•Students who have overcome social or economic disadvantages such as a physical disability, financial constraints, or cultural impediments to becoming a law student
•Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
•Applicants must be ABA Law Student Division and Business Law Section Members.

For more information and to download the 2014 Diversity Clerkship Application, go to http://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/divers...