Professional Development News

Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women's issues in Washington, D.C. with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities organized by WLPPFP.

All Fellowships provide an incomparable opportunity to work with leaders in the women's legal community, to gain tremendous experience promoting women's rights, and to sharpen leadership and advocacy skills through in-depth training sessions provided by the Program. All but two of the Fellowships are one-year positions, commencing at the beginning of September and running through the end of August the following year. This Fellowship is being offered for the 2014-2015 term. Applications are due November 15, 2013. Applicants must either be a law school graduate or in their final year of law school, and must show a demonstrated commitment to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline, and early applications are encouraged. Fellowship selection will be conducted throughout the spring and summer. Applications are available at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/wlppfp/us/USa.... For more information about WLPPFP, please visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/wlppfp/about....

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you. The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will be begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 followed by a clinic at 10:00 a.m. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center downtown on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Friday, August 30.

Lawlapalooza Wants You!

Lawlapalooza has been revived.  Lawlapalooza is a battle of the bands which raises money for the Ellen B. Ewing Fellowship.  This fellowship allows a student to work at Legal Aid during the summer and provides a stipend to the fellow based on the money raised from this event.

The Lawlapalooza committee is looking for students who would be interested in being the MC for the evening.  Lawlapalooza is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, at Phoenix Hill Tavern.

This is a really fun event.  If you are interested, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

 

It's Fulbright & Big BRIT Scholarship Time at UofL!

The Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities wants our students to know they are preparing for another great year of scholarship and fellowship advising.  

Each Fall they host a series of workshops, culminating in a week of campus interviews that prepare applicants to submit highly competitive applications for Academic Grants and English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) to countries around the world. Although they are looking for graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates and alumni (up to 5 years out) to apply for the Fulbright for 2014-2015, first and second year students are also invited to attend the workshops.

The first workshop will be held on Friday, August 30. There will be two sessions from which to choose. One session will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and the other will be from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in Room 139 of the Shumaker Research Building.

There is a series of upcoming deadlines for students interested in applying. These deadlines are listed on the attached scholarship announcement. Also attached is a Fulbright booklet which explains what a Fulbright scholarship is and eligibility requirements.

If you think you might be interested in applying, please notify Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

 

Office of Technology Development - UofL Needs Student Volunteer

The Public Service Office has been contacted by the Office of Technology Development here on campus. Their office is reviewing the University's IP Policy and would like a student volunteer to help the office digest current policy and seek out the policies from other universities. A working knowledge of intellectual property (e.g. completed the IP Survey class) would be helpful, but not required. The position will require culling and analyzing IP policies and languages from other universities and comparing them to the policy at UofL. The student will them provide some analysis such as supplying feedback as to which schools offer policies UofL may want to adopt and looking for gaps in UofL's current policy. The project will take approximately 30 hours and it is hoped the student can completed the work by late September. If you are interested in this project, please send a resume to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Session 3 - Fall 2013 Hiring Season - KY Department of Public Advocacy

If you are interested in speaking with the recruiter from the KY Dept. of Public Advocacy for an unpaid summer legal intern position or as an Assistant Public Defender, please submit the requested information on Symplicity by August 27th.

 

Government Honors & Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in opportunities with the federal government as either an Honors Attorney or Intern, please get in the habit of viewing jobs listed on the Symplicity "Jobs" - "Job Postings" tab.

The following two positions have an August 16 deadline:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. - Student Intern-Law Clerk (New York)
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. - Student Trainee (DC)

August 19 deadline:

Federal Trade Commission - Summer 2014 Internship - (DC)

Later Dates or Rolling Basis:

Federal Communications Commission - 2014 Attorney Honors Program (DC)
IRS - 2014 Summer Legal Program (Nationwide)
Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office - 2014 Summer Law Clerk (Miami, FL)

Another place to look for federal opportunities is at:  www.usajobs.gov  Click on:  "Students and Recent Graduates" and then "Find internships".  You can narrow your search by adding "legal".

If you need help navigating, please contact Debra Reh in room 184 or at:  dkreh@louisville.edu

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 25 & 26

If you are interested in employment law and would like to attend the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference on October 25 and 26 in Maryland, please view the attachments.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare is September 5.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, August 26.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 10.

Office of Technology Development - UofL Needs Student Volunteer

The Public Service Office has been contacted by the Office of Technology Development here on campus. Their office is reviewing the University's IP Policy and would like a student volunteer to help the office digest current policy and seek out the policies from other universities. A working knowledge of intellectual property (e.g. completed the IP Survey class) would be helpful, but not required. The position will require culling and analyzing IP policies and languages from other universities and comparing them to the policy at UofL. The student will then provide some analysis such as supplying feedback as to which schools offer policies UofL may want to adopt and looking for gaps in UofL's current policy. The project will take approximately 30 hours and it is hoped the student can completed the work by late September. If you are interested in this project, please send a resume to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Thursday, August 15.

Government Honors & Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in opportunities with the federal government as either an Honors Attorney or Intern, please get in the habit of viewing jobs listed on the Symplicity "Jobs" - "Job Postings" tab.  The following two positions have an August 16 deadline:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. - Student Intern-Law Clerk (New York)

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. - Student Trainee (DC) 

 August 19 deadline:

Federal Trade Commission - Summer 2014 Internship - (DC)

Later Dates or Rolling Basis:

Federal Communications Commission - 2014 Attorney Honors Program (DC)

IRS - 2014 Summer Legal Program (Nationwide)

Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office - 2014 Summer Law Clerk (Miami, FL)  

Another place to look for federal opportunities is at:  www.usajobs.gov  Click on:  "Students and Recent Graduates" and then "Find internships".  You can narrow your search by adding "legal".

If you need help navigating, please contact Debra Reh in room 184 or at:  dkreh@louisville.edu