Professional Development News

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

•Securities & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/06/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of General Counsel 2014 Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, 10/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)

2Ls for SPRING 2014

Federal

•Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/04/13)
•Commission on International Religious Freedom – Volunteer Internship Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – NY District Office Legal Unit Law Student Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Administration General Counsel’s Office Law  Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•House of Representatives – Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Administrative Law Judges 2014 Honors Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/18/13)

State & Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, 10/15/13)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•San Francisco, Office of the City Attorney – 2014 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/18/13)

3Ls for Attorney Positions POST GRADUATION

Federal

•Department of Labor – Office of the Solicitor Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/11/13)
•Army Corps of Engineers – Chief Counsel’s Civilian Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•National Labor Relations Board – Board, General Counsel HQ & Regional Offices Honors Attorney Programs (Paid, Deadline 10/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Oregon Department of Justice – Honors Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 10/02/13)
•California Department of Justice – 2014-16 California Attorney  General’s Honors Program & 2015-16 Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/03/13)

SPRING 2014

Federal

•Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/04/13)
•Commission on International Religious Freedom – Volunteer Internship Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Administration general Counsel’s Office Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•House of Representatives – Committee on the Judicial Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Administrative Law Judges 2014 Honors Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/18/13)

State & Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – NY District Office Legal Unit Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•San Francisco, Office of the City Attorney – 2014 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/18/13)

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, October 10, 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, October 11. Students interested in attending the training on October 10 and/or going on the jail visit on October 11, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Friday, October 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 October 11, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by October 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.

Law Firm Management with Robert Young, Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA

The Office of Professional Development has invited Robert Young to speak to our students on Tuesday, October 1 on law firm management. He will speak from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175 and lunch (other than pizza) will be provided.

Speaker: Robert Young, New Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Location: Room 175

Are you interested in starting your own firm when you graduate? Do you hope to work at a small law firm where you will be involved in decisions regarding firm operations? Are you not sure right now, but want to learn more?

The Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA, Bob Young, is a UofL graduate and will be speaking during a lunchtime program at the law school on October 1st about four core areas of law practice: law firm finance, marketing, management, and technology. He will discuss topics such as the impact of technology on the practice of law, law firm branding, and options available to attorneys such as virtual law firms.

Students who hope to one day start your own law firm or who plan to work for a small law firm will find this program helpful. Robert Young practices with the law firm of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP, in Bowling Green.

Presidential Management Fellows Information Session - Wednesday, October 2nd - Noon - Brandeis Room (112)

If you are a third-year student and interested in learning about the PMF Program, please attend the information session scheduled for Wednesday, October 2nd in the Brandeis Room at Noon.

Jayci Roney, a 2011 graduate, is currently a PMF at the U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services for the Dept. of Homeland Security in Louisville.  Ms. Roney will be speaking on the application process and her experiences and will answer questions.

The application period for the Presidential Management Fellows program is October 1 - 15.

The PMF Program is a two-year flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.  It is designed to develop leadership capabilities as well as to create a cadre of potential government leaders.  Most of the federal agencies where you would work will be in or around Washington, DC although there are opportunities nationwide.

You will gain experience and develop your talents at a single Federal agency where you will be given the opportunity to solve problems, think strategically and become a future leader.  The Become A PMF section on the PMF website will soon be updated for the PMF Class of 2014 application cycle.

Presidential Management Fellows - Information Session - Wednesday, October 2nd - Brandeis Room (112) at Noon

If you are a third-year student and interested in learning about the PMF Program, please attend the information session scheduled for Wednesday, October 2nd in the Brandeis Room at Noon.

Jayci Roney, a 2011 graduate, is currently a PMF at the U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services for the Dept. of Homeland Security in Louisville.  Ms. Roney will be speaking on the application process and her experiences and will answer questions.

The application period for the Presidential Management Fellows program is October 1 - 15.  The PMF Program is a two-year flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.  It is designed to develop leadership capabilities as well as to create a cadre of potential government leaders.  Most of the federal agencies where you would work will be in or around Washington, DC although there are opportunities nationwide.

You will gain experience and develop your talents at a single Federal agency where you will be given the opportunity to solve problems, think strategically and become a future leader.  The Become A PMF section on the PMF website will soon be updated for the PMF Class of 2014 application cycle.

Did You Miss the Debt Relief Information Session?

If you were unable to attend the information session on debt relief, there are a few sets of materials left.  If you would like a copy.  Please stop by Room 180 to pick up a set.

Law Firm Management with Robert Young, Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA

The Office of Professional Development has invited Robert Young to speak to our students on Tuesday, October 1 on law firm management. He will speak from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175 and lunch (other than pizza) will be provided.

Speaker: Robert Young, New Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Location: Room 175

Are you interested in starting your own firm when you graduate? Do you hope to work at a small law firm where you will be involved in decisions regarding firm operations? Are you not sure right now, but want to learn more?

The Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA, Bob Young, is a UofL graduate and will be speaking during a lunchtime program at the law school on October 1st about four core areas of law practice: law firm finance, marketing, management, and technology. He will discuss topics such as the impact of technology on the practice of law, law firm branding, and options available to attorneys such as virtual law firms.

Students who hope to one day start your own law firm or who plan to work for a small law firm will find this program helpful. Robert Young practices with the law firm of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP, in Bowling Green.

TODAY!! Learn from National Expert About Loan Repayment Options & How to Decrease Your Student Debt

Speaker: Isaac Bowers, Equal Justice Works (Washington D.C.)
Date: Thursday, September 26th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Room 275

Interested in finding a way to drastically decrease your student debt? Do you know the various loan forgiveness and repayment options available for your student loans? What are the differences between the Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) repayment plans? Any student with loans will need to make importance choices that will impact your financial future, some of which need to be made the second semester of your 3L year. Learn more about these important choices and other ways to decrease your student loan debt on Thursday, September 26th.
• For students interested in a long-term career in public service/government: Your qualifying federal loans can be forgiven after 10 years of employment if you choose the correct repayment plan thanks to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. You can save substantially on your loan repayments which can be a financial lifeline and allow you more career options.

• For students interested in the private sector: You may be eligible for reduced monthly payments on your loans when you graduate under IBR or PAYE if you select the correct plan. So, which plan should you choose based on your family size and income? In addition, your remaining loans may be forgiven after 20-25 years based on which plan you choose so which one is the right choice for you and will allow you the best savings?

The law school is bringing Isaac Bowers, the national expert on law school debt, from Washington D.C. to speak with students and explain your options and eligibility for the different plans in detail on Thursday, September 26th. He will speak from 12:00-12:50 p.m. in Room 275 and lunch will be provided. There are no other resources on campus to provide you detailed counseling on repayment plan options. All students who have taken out loans to attend law school, particularly 3Ls graduating this year who will need to choose a repayment plan, are strongly encouraged to attend. Questions may be sent to Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

 

Presidential Management Fellows Program - Online "Coffee Chat" Session Today at 2:00; Application period is Oct. 1 - 15

Third-year students and recent graduates are eligible to apply to the Presidential Management Fellows program between October 1 - 15.  The PMF Program is a two-year flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.  It is designed to develop leadership capabilities as well as to create a cadre of potential government leaders.  Most of the federal agencies where you would work will be in or around Washington, DC although there are opportunities nationwide.

You will gain experience and develop your talents at a single Federal agency where you will be given the opportunity to solve problems, think strategically and become a future leader.  The Become A PMF section on the PMF website will soon be updated for the PMF Class of 2014 application cycle.

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Office invites interested applicants with any unique questions regarding the program and application process to join the Coffee Chat on Wednesday, September 25th, or Wednesday, October 2nd, any time between 2 and 4 PM (Eastern Time).  

The Coffee Chat will be conducted on-line through Adobe Connect and will have dedicated PMF Program Office staff to answer questions as submitted. On September 25th or October 2nd, applicants can connect at http://opm.adobeconnect.com/pmfapplicantchat/ and select “Enter as a Guest.”

Jayci Roney, a 2011 graduate and current PMF, works at the U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services for the Dept. of Homeland Security and will be speaking about the application process and her experience from Noon - 1:00 on Wednesday, October 2nd in the Brandeis Room - 112

Law Firm Management with Robert Young, Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA

The Office of Professional Development has invited Robert Young to speak to our students on Tuesday, October 1 on law firm management. He will speak from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175 and lunch (other than pizza) will be provided.

Speaker: Robert Young, New Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Location: Room 175

Are interested in starting your own firm when you graduate? Do you hope to work at a small law firm where you will be involved in decisions regarding firm operations? Are you not sure right now, but want to learn more?

The Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA, Bob Young, is a UofL graduate and will be speaking during a lunchtime program at the law school on October 1st about four core areas of law practice: law firm finance, marketing, management, and technology. He will discuss topics such as the impact of technology on the practice of law, law firm branding, and options available to attorneys such as virtual law firms.

Students who hope to one day start your own law firm or who plan to work for a small law firm will find this program helpful. Robert Young practices with the law firm of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP, in Bowling Green.