Professional Development News

Get Hired! Does Diversity Matter?

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Cox Lounge

Come hear panelists from a variety of legal settings (law firms, government, and a large corporation) explore different issues diverse students will face in the hiring process and provide advice. Topics will include: when/how students should highlight their diversity, how students should deal with difficult/inappropriate questions in an interview, how bar associations can help students network, whether students should mention they are married and/or have children during the hiring process, the value of diversity career fairs and diversity committees in the hiring process, and how students can investigate and look for signs to show whether a firm or agency is committed to diversity. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch (Mexican food) will be served.

Panelists will include:

  • Lonita Gaines, Attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Vice President of the Louisville Black Lawyers Association
  • Bert Greenwell, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney with Weber & Rose, Member of the Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce and the UofL LGBT Alumni Council
  • Deborah Jandt, Vice President for Talent Acquisition, Marsh & McLennan (parent company to Mercer, Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Oliver Wyman, Lippincott and NERA Economic Consulting)
  • Ellie Kerstetter, Solo Practitioner, President of the UofL Law Alumni Council, Chair of the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee
  • Rawleigh Richardson, Talent Acquisition Officer, Marsh & McLennan, Director of Community & College Relations for the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management

Program Co-Sponsors:
Black Law Students Association
Lambda Law Caucus
Multicultural Law Student Association
Parents Attending Law School
UofL LGBT Alumni Council
UofL LGBT Center
Women's Law Caucus
Office of Professional Development

 

Get Hired! Does Diversity Matter?

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Cox Lounge

Come hear panelists from a variety of legal settings (law firms, government, and a large corporation) explore different issues diverse students will face in the hiring process and provide advice. Topics will include: when/how students should highlight their diversity, how students should deal with difficult/inappropriate questions in an interview, how bar associations can help students network, whether students should mention they are married and/or have children during the hiring process, the value of diversity career fairs and diversity committees in the hiring process, and how students can investigate and look for signs to show whether a firm or agency is committed to diversity. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served.

Panelists will include:

  • Lonita Gaines, Attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Vice President of the Louisville Black Lawyers Association
  • Bert Greenwell, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney with Weber & Rose, Member of the Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce
  • Deborah Jandt, Vice President for Human Resources, Marsh & McLennan
  • Ellie Kerstetter, Solo Practitioner, President of the UofL Law Alumni Council, Chair of the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee
  • Rawleigh Richardson, Talent Acquisition Officer, Marsh & McLennan (parent company to Mercer), Director of Community & College Relations for the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management,

Program Co-Sponsors:
Black Law Students Association
Lambda Law Caucus
Multicultural Law Student Association
Parents Attending Law School
Women's Law Caucus
Office of Professional Development

Presidential Management Session for interested 3L students TODAY - Wednesday, October 2 - Noon - Brandeis Room (112)

The Class of 2014 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application is now open.  You may access the application on www.USAJOBS.gov, or from the PMF homepage, www.PMF.gov.

Remember to study the PMF Assessment Preparation Guide (available at http://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/assessment-process.aspx) before you begin the on-line assessment portion of the application.

Also, the assessment is not timed, but be sure to submit your completed application by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

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 PMF Program Office invites interested applicants with any unique questions regarding the program and application process to join the Coffee Chat on 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 October 2nd, applicants can connect at http://opm.adobeconnect.com/pmfapplicantchat/ and select Enter as a Guest.

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.

TODAY! 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 today on law firm management. He will speak from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175 and Jimmy Johns will be provided.

Speaker: Robert Young, New Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA
Date: TODAY
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 Application Period opens TODAY - Info. Session - Weds., Oct.2nd - Noon - Brandeis Room (112)

The Class of 2014 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application launches today (Tuesday, October 1, 2013) at 12:01 AM (Eastern Time).  You may access the application on www.USAJOBS.gov, or from the PMF homepage, www.PMF.gov.

Remember to study the PMF Assessment Preparation Guide (available at http://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/assessment-process.aspx) before you begin the on-line assessment portion of the application.

Also, the assessment is not timed, but be sure to submit your completed application by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

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 PMF Program Office invites interested applicants with any unique questions regarding the program and application process to join the Coffee Chat on 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 October 2nd, applicants can connect at http://opm.adobeconnect.com/pmfapplicantchat/ and select Enter as a Guest.

 

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.