Professional Development News

Louisville Ranks Among the Best Cities

Louisville residents have known for quite some time that Louisville is one of the best places to live.

Now 2 different organizations are recognizing Louisville's outstanding qualities.

 

Lonely Planet, the online travel guide, named Louisville its number 1 travel destination for 2013. They describe Louisville as "a lively, offbeat cultural mecca on the Ohio River" and cite its youthful population as one of its best assets.

Also recognizing Louisville's greatness is the Web site Under30CEO, which listed Louisville as their 2013 Number 3 best city for young entrepenurs. Of special note is the impact Louisville's universities have on the city's entrepeneurial potential. According to the Kauffman Foundation in 2011 Louisville outperformed the nation in being home to fast growth companies and was among the top states in the nation in terms of new start-up companies formed.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Federal Judicial Clerkships!

This is a reminder that if you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, don't forget to RSVP to the Federal Judicial Clerkship information session on Thursday, March 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 20.

If you are a 2L, you won't want to miss this information session. The Office of Professional Development will be discussing everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR, the documents required to upload with your application, and upcoming deadlines.

Public Service Requirement Deadline is Monday, March 25!!

The deadline for May 2013 graduates to complete their public service requirement is MONDAY, MARCH 25 AT 3:00 P.M. All public service forms must be turned in to Jina Scinta in Room 180 by the deadline. The only exception to this deadline is for students who are working on the VITA project. No other exceptions or extensions will be given.

If you have not completed your public service requirement, you will be receiving an e-mail from Ms. Scinta letting you know what forms still need to be turned in. If you think you have completed your requirement, but have questions about whether your forms have been turned in, please contact Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.


 

Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) 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.

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