Professional Development News

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...

TODAY! Office of Professional Development Mandatory Meeting with First Years (Section 2)

The Office of Professional Development will be conducting the mandatory meeting with Section 2 first year students TODAY from 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in Section 2 are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu

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.

Summer 2014 Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Student Internship Program

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) in Chicago has paid Summer 2014 Student Internships with 25 legal service agencies in Illinois.  Second-year students can apply now and first-year students can apply on December 1.

A list and description of the 25 agencies is attached.  It is also in the Document Library on Symplicity.

 

Attention 1L's! Office of Professional Development Mandatory Meeting with First Years (Section 2)

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting the mandatory meeting with Section 2 first year students on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in Section 2 are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Legal Aid Schedules Wills Clinic for 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.

Lawlapalooza T-Shirts and Tickets on Sale Now!

It's back, and it's here.  Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's battle of the bands, returns this Thursday, October 17 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Eight bands will compete, taking the stage on the half hour beginning at 6:30. To compete, each band must include at least one lawyer or law student, and this year, the Brandeis School of Law has two horses in the race: The Monzonites, featuring 3L Derek Monzon and 2013 grad Matt Doran, and defending champs The Subconscionables, featuring Associate Dean Tim Hall and Assistant Dean Jim Becker.

Does the world really need lawyers trying to rock? Well, yes, because Lawlapalooza is a wicked fun fundraiser for the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. Proceeds benefit the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Foundation, which funds summer fellowships for Brandeis School of Law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Bonus: Five of your fellow students -- Alexandria Bridges and Jessica Homer, pictured at left in this year's very cool Lawlapalooza t-shirt, and Jeff Perkins, Chipper Peterson and Corey Shiffman are hosting the event as MCs. Come out and support the home team!

T-shirts and tickets will be on sale in the Mosaic Lobby one more time:TODAY, Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm They're also on sale in the Law Resource Center (Room 272), Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 5:30 pm, or get your ticket at the door. Each is only ten bucks, and the first 100 students through the door get their first drink free, compliments of Westlaw (so bring your student ID, too).

So, come out and mingle with Louisville's legal community, hear some great music, have fun with friends in our new-this-year photo booth, and have an amazing time at Lawlapalooza 2013.

 

TODAY! Office of Professional Development Mandatory Meeting with First Years (Section 1)

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting the mandatory meeting with Section 1 first year students TODAY from 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

The mandatory meeting with Section 2 first year students will be Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.