Professional Development News

ACLU Hiring a 2L Summer Intern (Louisville Office) - Application Deadline is Feb. 6th

The ACLU of Kentucky has extended the deadline for its summer intern program until Thursday, February 6th, due to a low response from UofL students. The ACLU is seeking a 2L to work as its Summer 2014 Intern in Louisville. Although the ACLU cannot pay, a UofL student may apply for one of three public interest fellowship grants ($3000 each) available through the Office of Professional Development, apply for SBF funding, or may apply for externship credits if offered the internship with the ACLU. Questions about the fellowship grants may be directed to Dean Hajek and questions about the externship credits may be directed to Professor Trucios-Haynes or Professor Jordan.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky’s Student Legal Program gives law students who have completed their second year of law school the opportunity to work with the organization’s staff counsel in Louisville on a wide range of civil liberties issues. An affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Kentucky is a statewide organization whose mission is to promote and defend individual civil liberties throughout the Commonwealth through education, advocacy and litigation. Learn more at www.aclu-ky.org.

The summer intern will be supervised directly by the ACLU of Kentucky’s staff counsel and work with the entire staff on a wide range of civil liberties issues. Legal experiences will range from legal research and brief writing to assisting with all phases of ongoing litigation. Additional opportunities will likely include conducting legislative analysis, screening and summarizing client intake and conducting factual investigations into potential civil liberties
violations.

Log onto Symplicity for the full job posting including information on qualifications sought by the ACLU and to whom to direct your cover letter.  Applicants will need to turn in a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Dean Hajek by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6th.  If questions or problems logging onto Symplicity, contact Dean Hajek.

Public Service Fellowship Deadline is February 4!

The deadline for applying for the Public Service fellowships for the Summer of 2014 is Tuesday, February 4. A list of the fellowships that will be awarded, the amount of each fellowship and a description of each agency is attached. A list of the fellowships is also located on the bulletin board outside of Room 180 and on the Document Library under the "Resources" tab on Symplicity.

Applications are available on Symplicity only. Paper applications will not be accepted. Students can apply for fellowships by logging onto Symplicity, completing an application and uploading a resume and personal statement. Students are welcome to apply for as many fellowships as they wish; however, please note that a separate application must be completed for each fellowship.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached and can also be found on the Document Library on Symplicity. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents that need to be uploaded.

 

Judge Daniel Moore to Speak at Public Service Information Session

Plan to attend a Public Service Information Session on Thursday, February 6 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Room 175.  Judge Daniel Moore from the Clark County (IN) Circuit Court will be speaking to students about the Clark County Self-Help Center, along with other opportunities.  A description fo the self-help center is attached.

A representative from the SBF will be also speaking about fellowships and the types of students/jobs they will be awarded to.

Pizza will be served. 

TODAY!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

The judicial clerkship information session is scheduled TODAY from 12-1 in Room LL80. If you RSVP'd for the session that was rescheduled to today, please RSVP again, if you haven't already done so.

Session 2 Spring 2014 On Campus Interviews Extended

Please note that the deadline for applying to Session 2 of Spring 2014 On Campus Interviews has been extended to Friday, February 5 at Noon.

SESSION 2

February 21
Republic Bank - 1L/2L Hiring for Louisville office

DIRECT CONTACT

U.S. Attorney's Office - Eastern District of Kentucky
1L/2L, Hiring for Ft. Mitchell, KY; Lexington, KY and London, KY
View job postings on Symplicity - Deadline Saturday, February 15

RESUME COLLECTION
Mattingly Simms Robinson & McCain - 2L, Hiring for Springfield, KY office
Deadline Friday, February 14 by Noon

Ricketts Law Offices - 1L/2L, Hiring for Louisville office
Deadline Friday, February 14 by Noon

Farrell, Legg & White - 1L, Hiring for Huntington, WV office
Deadline Friday, February 28 by 2:00 p.m.

TODAY!! Barbri Fellowship Silent Auction Winner(s) To Be Announced

Time is running out! Don't forget about the BarBri silent auction for two $750 gift certificates. The certificate amount won through the auction will apply against any remaining student account balance for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $375 for each certificate through 12:00 p.m. TODAY (BarBri Table Day). The bid sheets are located outside the Office of Professional Development, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. The winners of the certificates will be announced at 12:15 p.m. TODAY at the BarBri table in the Mosaic Lobby. All money raised from the silent auction which will support a student to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer.

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session RESCHEDULED

The judicial clerkship information session is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, from 12-1 in Room LL80. If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, we strongly encourage you attend.

The Office of Professional Development has recently learned that OSCAR has made some changes to the application and hiring process. One of the changes is that 2Ls can start to apply immediately. Our office will be discussing these changes, as well as, everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application.

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon TODAY. Even if you RSVP'd before, please RSVP again so we will have an accurate headcount.

Public Service Fellowship Applications for Summer 2014 Now Available!

The Public Service fellowship applications for the Summer of 2014 are available. A list of the fellowships that will be awarded, the amount of each fellowship and a description of each agency is attached. A list of the fellowships that will be awarded, the amount of each fellowship and a description is also located on the bulletin board outside of Room 180.

Applications are available on Symplicity only. Paper applications will not be accepted. Students can apply for fellowships by logging onto Symplicity, completing an application and uploading a resume and personal statement. Students are welcome to apply for as many fellowships as they wish; however, please note that a separate application must be completed for each fellowship.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are also attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents that need to be uploaded.

The deadline to apply for fellowships is Tuesday, February 4, 2014. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta.

Barbri Fellowship Silent Auction Bidding To Benefit Summer Fellowship

Barbri will once again host a silent auction for two $750 gift certificates. The certificate amount won through the auction will apply against any remaining student account balance for the bar review course. Bidding will start at $375 for each certificate through 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29 (Barbri Table Day). The bid sheets will be located outside the Office of Professional Development, and payment is due two weeks after bidding closes. The winners of the certificates will be announced at Table Day. All money raised from the silent auction which will support a student to work at the Ky. Department of Public Advocacy over the summer.

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session RESCHEDULED

Due to the snow day last Tuesday, the judicial clerkship information session has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 30, from 12-1 in Room LL80. If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, we strongly encourage you attend.

The Office of Professional Development has recently learned that OSCAR has made some changes to the application and hiring process. One of the changes is that 2Ls can start to apply immediately. Our office will be discussing these changes, as well as, everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application.

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon Wednesday, January 29. Even if you RSVP'd before, please RSVP again so we will have an accurate headcount.