Professional Development News

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) - Save the date - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Atlanta, GA

The 9th Annual SIPJF in Atlanta, Georgia will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.  The career fair connects rising 2L, 3L and class of 2013 students, as well as recent graduates (class of 2011 and 2012), with respected employers in the intellectual property community.

Interested students and soon-to-be graduates will be able to review the employer list beginning May 6 and decide if they want to participate.  If you have an interest in participating, please let Dean Hajek or Debra Reh know. 

 

Ricketts Law Offices has Immediate Need for Law Clerks

Full service East-end firm seeking first - or second-year law student to begin IMMEDIATELY and continue during the academic year

Practice areas include Appellate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Business/Corporate, Collections, Personal Injury and General Litigation.

If interested in applying, email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Ms. Barbara Shea at:  bshea@rickettslawoffices.com

Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) Networking Event – Monday, March 18th at Noon in room 175

Panelists include: Rebecca Weis (Stites & Harbison), YPAL's President-Elect; Daniel Mudd (Frost Brown Todd), YPAL's Secretary and Legal Committee Chair; and Emma Brown, Executive Director of YPAL.

If you are interested in learning how to connect and network not only with fellow attorneys, but with other young professionals who could be future clients, please attend this event. These individuals will focus on their experiences in law school and their first few years of practice after law school. Learn about the business side of being an attorney - how to meet and get clients and business. YPAL is an excellent place for a law student or young attorney to begin their legal/professional career.

Westlaw will be providing lunch.

Everything You Need to Know About Federal Judicial Clerkships!

Have you been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship? Do you want to know what a federal judicial clerkship is about? If you are a 2L, you won't want to miss this information session. On Thursday, March 21 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session on everything you will need to know about how to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR, the documents required to upload with your application, and upcoming deadlines. We will have a panel of students who have received federal judicial clerkships who will provide valuable insight on their experiences through this process.

If you have given any thought to applying for these clerkships, please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Please RSVP to this event to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 20.

Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) Networking Event – Monday, March 18th at Noon in room 175

Panelists include: Rebecca Weis (Stites & Harbison), YPAL's President-Elect; Daniel Mudd (Frost Brown Todd), YPAL's Secretary and Legal Committee Chair; and Emma Brown, Executive Director of YPAL.

If you are interested in learning how to connect and network not only with fellow attorneys, but with other young professionals who could be future clients, please attend this event. These individuals will focus on their experiences in law school and their first few years of practice after law school. Learn about the business side of being an attorney - how to meet and get clients and business. YPAL is an excellent place for a law student or young attorney to begin their legal/professional career.

Westlaw will be providing lunch.

Ricketts Law Offices has Immediate Need for Law Clerks

Full service East-end firm seeking first - or second-year law student to begin IMMEDIATELY and continue during the academic year

Practice areas include Appellate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Business/Corporate, Collections, Personal Injury and General Litigation.

If interested in applying, email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Ms. Barbara Shea at:  bshea@rickettslawoffices.com

Summer Corps Application Closes March 18

This is a reminder that the 2013 Summer Corps application closes Monday, March 18!

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that will provide 1L and 2L students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

AmeriCorps currently has four priority areas, and they are looking to fund projects in these areas for the 2013 Summer Corps program. Students with projects focusing on serving veterans and military families, homeowners facing foreclosure, victims of disaster, and medical-legal partnerships should apply!

If you have not yet secured a summer internship, check out their website  for resources on finding internships in their priority areas.

Contact summercorps@equaljusticeworks.org if you have any questions

General Electric Appliance (GEA) Digital Marketing Support Intern

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
The roles will include support for the following teams:

Ecommerce Team:
1)Drive growth in the GE Store External Partner channel by establishing and maintaining contacts with accounts, providing updated marketing materials for communicating the program and sending periodic e-newsletters to business contacts.
2)Maintain GE Store databases for weekly orders and traffic.  Track and analyze e-newsletter statistics.
3)Project work related to GE Store as needed, including testing of new processes, and price benchmarking.
4)Parts:
a)Record daily sales numbers/visitors for consumer sales channel
b)Project work related to Parts.com digital assets, including photography and other content.
c)Manage Parts e-newsletters including gathering content, loading consumer data, testing, executing delivery, and post-send analytics.
d)Create and manage requests for promotions (banners, sales and rebates info)

Consumer Marketing Web Team
1.Review keywords, review search engine rankings, aid with SEO report out
2.Manage all parts of the consumer e-newsletters including gathering content, obtaining legal approval, testing, executing delivery to 4MM consumers twice a month, and post-send analytics.
a.GEA e-newsletters: Home, Product, Recipe
3.Project work related to GE Appliances digital assets such as home page analysis, sweepstakes and microsite management.

Qualifications/Requirements
1.Required:
2.Currently a FT undergraduate or PT/FT graduate student with a GPA of 3.0
3.Ability to work flexible hours ranging from 20-40/week
4.Strong process management and analytical skills
5.Demonstrate skills in relationship building and facilitation
6.Team player, collaborative style
7.Self-starter, able to work independently and in team setting
8.High level of enthusiasm/energy/positive
9.Students pursuing degrees in business or marketing strongly preferred.

Students can work up to 20 hours a week during the semester and 40 hours a week when school is not in session.

Pay is $18.00 an hour.

To apply, go to:  http://jobs.gecareers.com/key/ge-career-opportunity-system-jobs.html and enter 1703016 in the "Search by keyword" field. 

If interested, contact Jacob Giesecke, a May 2013 graduate, who is currently  interning there.  His email is:   Jacob.Giesecke@ge.com

Jefferson County Attorney's Office seeking Law Clerks

The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office is looking for 1L or 2L law students to conduct legal research in both Criminal and Civil areas of the office.

Responsibilities include:

Prepare pleadings, jury instructions, discovery and various other legal memoranda and court documents as requested by prosecutors and civil attorneys in the County Attorney’s Office.  Respond to various requests for legal research.  File documents with the courts.  Perform other tasks as needed to assist attorneys.  Deliver interdepartmental mail, and assist in hand deliveries.  Maintain law library.

Salary and Benefits include:

$10.50/hour for the first six month probationary period
$11.00/hour after probation is successfully completed
$12.00/hour after one year of service
Partial Tuition Assistance
Vacation, sick, personal time and holiday pay based upon work schedule.

Please submit resume to Ms. Debbie Hamm at:  Debbie.hamm@louisvilleky.gov prior to April 5, 2013

Professor Arnold Hiring 2 Research Assistants

Professor Tony Arnold will be hiring two students to serve as research assistants in the Center for Land Use & Environmental Responsibility for 10 hours per week for a total of 30 weeks over the coming year: 10 weeks in Summer 2013, 10 weeks in Fall 2013, and 10 weeks in Spring 2014. Students will work as part of a team with Professor Arnold, Professor Daniel DeCaro, and perhaps other researchers on developing adaptive planning and problem-solving processes for watershed (or other ecosystem) governance. Tasks might include research into legal authorities, case-study or field research on watershed institutions, laboratory research on the psychology of participation and procedural justice in the management of common-pool resources, leadership of or participation in community-based watershed planning and management (application of research to specific public problems), various Center administrative tasks, and even gathering of data on water conditions. Research assistants might also participate in putting together proposals for grant funding for future research and projects. Any interested student should submit a resume AND a cover letter to Professor Arnold at tony.arnold@louisville.edu no later than March 25, 2013. Preference will be given to students who will be taking environmental and natural resources classes at the Law School in the 2013-14 academic year (or have taken them) so that students have a strong educational foundation in the work that they will be doing. Preference may be given to students who have backgrounds in the ecological sciences or social sciences.