Professional Development News

New Public Service Placement Available this Summer!

The Public Service Program is happy to announce that we have added a new placement from which students can choose to do their public service hours.

University Health Care, Inc. d/b/a Passport Health Plan is in need of an intern to assist with an in depth review of subrogation cases/litigation involving their members.  Other duties may be assigned concerning research of legal issues.

They are looking for a student to help them at least 20 hours per week from now through mid-July or mid-August.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu for the necessary forms to sign up.

Isaacs & Isaacs seeking Summer Law Clerks

Isaacs & Isaacs Law Firm is seeking summer law clerks.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Kathy Lobb, Office Manager, at 458-1000.

1L students preferred 

 

Students!! Don’t Forget About Job Postings on Symplicity

This is a reminder that paid and unpaid job postings are continually being added on Symplicity. New Public Service opportunities are also being added. Log onto Symplicity to apply.

Below is a sample of recently added jobs:

American Commercial Lines, Law Clerk (In-house) - rising 2Ls and 3Ls
Louisville Water Company, Law Clerk (In-house) - rising 2Ls and 3Ls
*Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Summer Interns - rising 2Ls and 3Ls
Thacker Bickel Hodskins & Thacker LLP, Associate - new graduates
Johnson Newcomb, LLP (Frankfort) - new graduates
Norton Healthcare, Legal Interns - rising 2Ls and 3Ls
*University Health Care, Inc. d/b/a Passport Health Plan, Summer Interns - rising 2Ls and 3Ls
*Judge Stephanie Burke, Summer Interns - rising 2Ls and 3Ls

*Hours can count toward Public Service requirement

You are encouraged to continue to check Symplicity since new job postings are received throughout the summer. Please also contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu and Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development if you would like assistance with your search for summer work.

Have you Been Thinking of Applying for a Federal Judicial Clerkship?

The federal judicial clerkship process has begun.  If you are a rising 3L and have been thinking of applying for a federal judicial clerkship for the Fall of 2014, there are procedures in place to keep you on track of the application process.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu or Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu ASAP.  Deadlines are fast approaching.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair - Student/Graduate Registration

Student registration is now open for the Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, July 30th.

Attached are the Student & Graduate Instructions and Checklist; Student & Recent Graduate Participation Form; Hotel Information; and a list of Participating Employers.

If you are interested in participating, return the  participation form to Assistant Dean for Professional Development, Laurel Hajek by Monday, May 20th.

 

Summer Intern Opportunities at Cabinet for Health and Family Services

The Division of Administrative Hearings for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is seeking unpaid interns for the summer 2013 to work a minimum of three work days (7.5 hours) per week or 25 hours per week in Frankfort.  Candidates must commit to work a minimum of two months for the Division starting in June.  After initial training period, the Division will be flexible if students want to work some hours out of the Louisville office.

The interns will be trained on the work of a hearing officer in this Cabinet and in the state of Kentucky, and about the types of cases heard by non-attorney hearing officers in the Families and Children Hearings Branch.  The interns will write draft recommended orders for the non-attorney hearing officers and will have oversight by a staff attorney. 

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu no later than Friday, May 24, 2013.  All documents should be submitted in Word format.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Address your cover letter to:  Mr. Michael Head, Director and Chief Hearing Officer, Division of Administrative Hearings, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 275 East Main Street, HS 1E-A, Frankfort, KY 40621-0001.

If you are hired to be an intern, you will be required to sign and adhere to the policies in the following documents:  (1) Volunteer Policy; and (2) Volunteer Agreement and Security Agreement for Exchange of Confidential Data.

Additional IOLTA Fellowship Available to First and Second Year Students

The Office of Professional Development has learned of an additional IOLTA public service fellowship for this summer. The fellowship will working with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund ("ARDF") in their Barbourville or Hazard office. The recipient will work 35 hours a week for 10 weeks totalling $3,500. Work will begin sometime at the end of May or beginning of June. 

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, May 13. The ARDF will conduct phone interviews to select the recipient.

Additional IOLTA Fellowship Available to First and Second Year Students

The Office of Professional Development has learned of an additional IOLTA public service fellowship for this summer.  The fellowship will working with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund ("ARDF") in their Barbourville or Hazard office.  The recipient will work 35 hours a week for 10 weeks totalling $3,500.  Work will begin sometime at the end of May or beginning of June. 

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, May 13. The ARDF will conduct phone interviews to select the recipient. 

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, May 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, May 17. Students interested in attending the training on May 16 and/or going on the jail visit on May 17, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Tuesday, May 7. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. 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 May 17, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by May 7, 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.

Summer Internship Opportunity at State Law Library in Frankfort, KY

If you are interested in working at the State Law Library in Frankfort, KY this summer, please send your resume to Ms. Jennifer Frazier at:  jenniferfrazier@kycourts.net  This is an unpaid internship, so as a volunteer, you will not need to fill out the state application.  The work will be on research projects involving questions that come in from the Judges.  The internship can be used toward Public Service hours.  (If you apply and are selected to work at the State Law Library, contact Jina Scinta, Public Service Coordinator, to complete a Public Service placement form.