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, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 080, 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, April 3.

Students interested in attending the training on April 2 and/or going on the jail visit on April 3, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, March 23. 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.

 

Attention May 2015 Grads!

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to complete your public service requirement and turn in the necessary paperwork is Monday, March 30, 2015. If you have not signed up for a public service placement or you need to complete your 30-hour requirement, please review the attached "Quick Facts" or make an appointment with Ms. Scinta ASAP.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund - 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum.

The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice.

Applicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fellowship information and application materials can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j...

Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Greenebaum Summer Fellowships. The Greenebaum Summer Fellowships will provide summer grants to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer. Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country. The committee will continue to accept applications for Greenebaum Fellowships until May 1. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

 

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 9 and your application must be submitted to Jina Scinta @ jina.scinta@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

 

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 2014-15 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 2015

Federal

•Federal Communications Commission - Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/31/15)
•Small Business Administration - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline End of March)
•Comptroller of the Currency - Law Department Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 04/03/15)

State and Local Government

•Connecticut Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Division of Criminal Justice Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)
•Wisconsin Judicial Court System - Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)
•Maryland Attorney General - Law Clerk Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/15)
•Florida Attorney General - Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/14/15)
•New Jersey Attorney General - Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)
•Texas Office of the Governor - Texas Governor's Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Federal Communications Commission - Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/31/15)
•Small Business Administration - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline End of March)
•Commission on International Religious Freedom - Office of General Counsel & Policy Department Legal Intern/Research Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/15)
•Comptroller of the Currency - Law Department Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 04/03/15)

State and Local Government

•Connecticut Office of the Chief State's Attorney - Division of Criminal Justice Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)
•Wisconsin Judicial Court System - Summer Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/20/15)
•Maryland Attorney General - Law Clerk Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/15)
•Florida Attorney General - Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/14/15)
•New Jersey Attorney General - Division of Criminal Justice Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)
•New Jersey Attorney General - Division of Law Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)
•Texas Office of the Governor - Texas Governor's Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/15/15)

Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Greenebaum Summer Fellowships. The Greenebaum Summer Fellowships will provide summer grants to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer. Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country. The committee will continue to accept applications for Greenebaum Fellowships until May 1. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 9 and your application must be submitted to Jina Scinta @ jina.scinta@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

Kightlinger & Gray New Albany, IN Office Seeking 2L Summer Associate for 2015 - Deadline to apply is TODAY, March 13th

If you are interested in applying for a Summer Associate position with Kightlinger & Gray's New Albany, IN office and are a qualified second-year student, log into Symplicity and click on the OCI session "Kightlinger & Gray".  Please apply ASAP as the firm wants to hire quickly.  The deadline to apply is TODAY, March 13th.

LBA Tax Trivia Happy Hour - March 18th at O'Shea's - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

All students are welcome to join the LBA Taxation and Young Lawyers sections for a fun look at tax law on Wednesday, March 18th at O'Sheas at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  This is a good opportunity for students interested in tax and estate planning to network with members of the LBA Taxation and Young Lawyers sections.