Professional Development News

Public Service Fellowship Applications for Summer 2014 Now Available!

The Public Service fellowship applications for the Summer of 2014 are now 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 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 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.

Peggy Browning Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund announces their 2014 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 17, 2014.

The core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country. In 2014, they will support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2014-2015.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

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, January 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 060, 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, January 17. Students interested in attending the training on January 16 and/or going on the jail visit on January 17, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly TODAY. 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 January 17, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes TODAY, 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.

Peggy Browning Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund announces their 2014 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 17, 2014.

The core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country. In 2014, they will support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2014-2015.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•Department of Commerce – Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce, Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/13
•Corporation for National & Community Service – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/13)
•Federal Trade Commission – Northwest Region Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/13)
•Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/13)
•Department of Treasury – General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/14)
•Federal Communications Commission – Wireline Competition Bureau Telecommunications Access Policy Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/14)
•Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/14)
•National Gallery of Art – 2014 Summer internship Program (Paid, Deadline 01/03/14)
•Trade & Development Agency – Office of the General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/03/14)
•White House Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/12/14)
•Department of Transportation – Office of Litigation Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)
•Comptroller of the Currency – Law Department Summer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 01/17/14)
•Inter-American Foundation – Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/17/14)

State & Local Government

•North Carolina Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/17/14)
 
2Ls for SPRING 2014

State & Local Government

•Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/17/14)

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•Department of Commerce – Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/13)
•Corporation for National & Community Service – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/13)
•Federal Trade Commerce – Northwest Region Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/13)
•Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern
•Federal Communications Commission – Wireline Competition Bureau Telecommunications Access Policy Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/14)
•Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/14)
•Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/03/14)
•National Gallery of Art – 2014 Summer Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 01/03/14)
•Trade & Development Agency – Office of the General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/03/14)
•White House Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/12/14)
•Department of Commerce – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)
•National Labor Relations Board – Division of Enforcement Litigation Appellate & Supreme Court Litigation Branch Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)
• National Labor Relations Board – Division of Judges Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)
•Smithsonian Institution – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)
•Department of Transportation – Office of Litigation Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)
•Comptroller of the Currency – Law Department Summer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)
•Inter-American Foundation – Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/17/14)

State & Local Government

•Office of the City Attorney San Francisco – 2014 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/10/14)
•Department of Commerce – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Office of General Counsel Alaska Section Summer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)
•North Carolina Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/17/14)
 
3Ls for SPRING  2014

Federal

•Department of Commerce – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/14)

State & Local Government

•Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/17/14)

Peggy Browning Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund announces their 2014 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 17, 2014.

The core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country. In 2014, they will support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2014-2015.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

Mock Interview Program - Signup Deadline - TODAY, December 13

First-year students,

Don't forget to sign up for the Mock Interview Program by this Friday, December 13th.  The Mock Interview Program will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the law office of Frost Brown Todd.  As of yesterday, only 19 students were signed up.  Last year over 75 students participated.

Here are instructions for signing up:  Log into Symplicity.  On the Home page, one of the headers will be "Events".  Click on "Events" and then click on "Spring 2014 First-Year Mock Interviews".  Scroll down to "RSVP" and click if you plan on attending.  The deadline to sign up to participate is Friday, December 13, 2013.  This is NOT the deadline for submitting a resume.

 The deadline for submitting your resume will be Friday, January 10, 2014.  This is a good reason to update your resume over the holiday break so you will have it ready to submit when you return for the Spring semester.  All students who have signed up to participate will receive an email instructing them how to upload their resume on Symplicity.

 If you would like for the Office of Professional Development to review your resume, please contact us.  If you have any questions about the Mock Interview program, please contact Lee Vish at:  lee.vish@gmail.com

Mock Interview Program - Signup Deadline - Tomorrow, December 13

First-year students,

Don't forget to sign up for the Mock Interview Program by this Friday, December 13th.  The Mock Interview Program will take place on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the law office of Frost Brown Todd.  As of yesterday, only 19 students were signed up.  Last year over 75 students participated.

Here are instructions for signing up:  Log into Symplicity.  On the Home page, one of the headers will be "Events".  Click on "Events" and then click on "Spring 2014 First-Year Mock Interviews".  Scroll down to "RSVP" and click if you plan on attending.  The deadline to sign up to participate is Friday, December 13, 2013.  This is NOT the deadline for submitting a resume.

 The deadline for submitting your resume will be Friday, January 10, 2014.  This is a good reason to update your resume over the holiday break so you will have it ready to submit when you return for the Spring semester.  All students who have signed up to participate will receive an email instructing them how to upload their resume on Symplicity.

 If you would like for the Office of Professional Development to review your resume, please contact us.  If you have any questions about the Mock Interview program, please contact Lee Vish at:  lee.vish@gmail.com

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, January 16, 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, January 17. Students interested in attending the training on January 16 and/or going on the jail visit on January 17, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Monday, January 6. 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 January 17, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by January 6, 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.

LBA Needs Help with Toy Drive

The Louisville Bar Association is in desperate need of three to four law students to help pick up toys that have been collected at various law firms downtown on Thursday, December 12.  One student will ride along with the Salvation Army truck to pick toys and the other two to three students will pick up toys with their own transportation.  Students will meet at the LBA at 8:30 a.m. and should be finished by 2:00 p.m.  If you are unable to begin at 8:30, but can start later, they can still use your help.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu TODAY.