Professional Development News

TODAY!! Learn from National Expert About Loan Repayment Options & How to Decrease Your Student Debt

Speaker: Isaac Bowers, Equal Justice Works (Washington D.C.)
Date: Thursday, September 26th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Room 275

Interested in finding a way to drastically decrease your student debt? Do you know the various loan forgiveness and repayment options available for your student loans? What are the differences between the Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) repayment plans? Any student with loans will need to make importance choices that will impact your financial future, some of which need to be made the second semester of your 3L year. Learn more about these important choices and other ways to decrease your student loan debt on Thursday, September 26th.
• For students interested in a long-term career in public service/government: Your qualifying federal loans can be forgiven after 10 years of employment if you choose the correct repayment plan thanks to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. You can save substantially on your loan repayments which can be a financial lifeline and allow you more career options.

• For students interested in the private sector: You may be eligible for reduced monthly payments on your loans when you graduate under IBR or PAYE if you select the correct plan. So, which plan should you choose based on your family size and income? In addition, your remaining loans may be forgiven after 20-25 years based on which plan you choose so which one is the right choice for you and will allow you the best savings?

The law school is bringing Isaac Bowers, the national expert on law school debt, from Washington D.C. to speak with students and explain your options and eligibility for the different plans in detail on Thursday, September 26th. He will speak from 12:00-12:50 p.m. in Room 275 and lunch will be provided. There are no other resources on campus to provide you detailed counseling on repayment plan options. All students who have taken out loans to attend law school, particularly 3Ls graduating this year who will need to choose a repayment plan, are strongly encouraged to attend. Questions may be sent to Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

 

Presidential Management Fellows Program - Online "Coffee Chat" Session Today at 2:00; Application period is Oct. 1 - 15

Third-year students and recent graduates are eligible to apply to the Presidential Management Fellows program between 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.

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Office invites interested applicants with any unique questions regarding the program and application process to join the Coffee Chat on Wednesday, September 25th, or 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 September 25th or October 2nd, applicants can connect at http://opm.adobeconnect.com/pmfapplicantchat/ and select “Enter as a Guest.”

Jayci Roney, a 2011 graduate and current PMF, works at the U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services for the Dept. of Homeland Security and will be speaking about the application process and her experience from Noon - 1:00 on Wednesday, October 2nd in the Brandeis Room - 112

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 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.

Learn from National Expert About Loan Repayment Options & How to Decrease Your Student Debt

Speaker: Isaac Bowers, Equal Justice Works (Washington D.C.)
Date: Thursday, September 26th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Location: Room 275

Interested in finding a way to drastically decrease your student debt? Do you know the various loan forgiveness and repayment options available for your student loans? What are the differences between the Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) repayment plans? Any student with loans will need to make importance choices that will impact your financial future, some of which need to be made the second semester of your 3L year. Learn more about these important choices and other ways to decrease your student loan debt on Thursday, September 26th.

• For students interested in a long-term career in public service/government: Your qualifying federal loans can be forgiven after 10 years of employment if you choose the correct repayment plan thanks to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. You can save substantially on your loan repayments which can be a financial lifeline and allow you more career options.

• For students interested in the private sector: You may be eligible for reduced monthly payments on your loans when you graduate under IBR or PAYE if you select the correct plan. So, which plan should you choose based on your family size and income? In addition, your remaining loans may be forgiven after 20-25 years based on which plan you choose so which one is the right choice for you and will allow you the best savings?

The law school is bringing Isaac Bowers, the national expert on law school debt, from Washington D.C. to speak with students and explain your options and eligibility for the different plans in detail on Thursday, September 26th. He will speak from 12:00-12:50 p.m. in room 275 and lunch will be provided. There are no other resources on campus to provide you detailed counseling on repayment plan options. All students who have taken out loans to attend law school, particularly 3Ls graduating this year who will need to choose a repayment plan, are strongly encouraged to attend. Questions may be sent to Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Presidential Management Fellows Program - Webinar - Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 2:00 p.m., Current PMF to speak on Oct. 2

Third-year students and recent graduates are eligible to apply to the Presidential Management Fellows program between 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.

To learn more about the PMF Program, go to:  www.pmf.gov

A webinar for interested students will be held on Wednesday, September 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST.  The same program will be repeated on Wednesday, October 2nd at the same time.  Interested applicants should sign up for the PMF Listserv which is available under STAY INFORMED on the PMF homepage at http://www.pmf.gov. Information on how to join will be sent to the PMF Listserv.  The direct link to sign up for the PMF Listserv can be found at:  http://listserv.opm.gov/wa.exe?SUBED1=PMF&A=1

Jayci Roney, a 2011 graduate and current PMF, works at the U.S. Immigration & Citizenship Services for the Dept. of Homeland Security and will be speaking about the application process and her experience from Noon - 1:00 on Wednesday, October 2nd in the Brandeis Room - 112.

The KBA Presents: Alternatives to Practicing Law - TODAY!

Today, September 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA will present, "Alternative Careers for Lawyers". Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan. They will also be available to answer your questions.

The panelists include: Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Lindsy Rohlf, Personal Health Coach at Take Shape For Life; Rebecca Schaefer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will moderate.

Lunch will be provided. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at: lalvey@kybar.org, so they will order enough food.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - 2014 Spring Student Honors Program application deadline extended until Monday, Oct. 14

The SEC’s Spring Student Honors Program is a semester opportunity for law, graduate and college students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market.

Participants work with SEC staff members on projects that are exemplary of the  Commission’s mission, such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules.

For more information on our program, please visit our Student Honors Program Homepage.

The application period is from Monday, September 9th  through Monday, October 14th (midnight Eastern Standard Time). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

How To Apply

Students should prepare the following items and submit them during the application period in a single PDF here:

•Résumé with current contact information
•One page cover letter; indicating three preferred offices and divisions.
•School transcript
•List of current courses; and a
•5 to 10 page writing sample (legal writing sample for law students)
•To receive consideration the PDF must be labeled-LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME (ex: OBAMA, MICHELLE). 

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

•Environmental Protection Agency – R7 Summer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/13)
•Federal Reserve Board – Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Securities & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/06/13)

State & Local Government

•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/28/13)
•Alabama Office of the Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Colorado Public Defender – Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)

2Ls for SPRING 2014

Federal

•Securities  & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/13)
•Administrative Conference of the United  States – Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Smithsonian Institution – Office of General  Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Department of Transportation – Office of Chief Counsel Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/04/13)

State & Local Government

•Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/13)
•Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)

3Ls for Attorney Positions POST GRADUATION

Federal

•Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – 2014 Legal Division Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/13)
•Department of Housing & Urban Development – Office of General Counsel Legal Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/13)
•Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Atomic Safety & Licensing Board Panel Judicial Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/30/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – Office of General Counsel 2014 Attorney Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Office of General Counsel Honor Law Graduate Program (Paid, Deadline 10/01/13)

State & Local Government

•New York County District Attorney’s Office – Assistant District Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline10/01/13)
•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

•Securities & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/30/13)
•Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Smithsonian Institution – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Department of Transportation – Office of Chief Counsel Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/04/13)

State & Local Government

•Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/01/13)

Learn from National Expert About Loan Repayment Options & How to Decrease Your Student Debt

Speaker:  Isaac Bowers, Equal Justice Works (Washington D.C.)

Date:  Thursday, September 26th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

Location: Room 275

Interested in finding a way to drastically decrease your student debt? Do you know the various loan forgiveness and repayment options available for your student loans? What are the differences between the Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) repayment plans? Any student with loans will need to make important choices that will impact your financial future, some of which need to be made the second semester of your 3L year.  Learn more about these important choices and other ways to decrease your student loan debt on Thursday, September 26th.

  • For students interested in a long-term career in public service/government:  Your qualifying federal loans can be forgiven after 10 years of employment if you choose the correct repayment plan thanks to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  You can save substantially on your loan repayments which can be a financial lifeline and allow you more career options.
  • For students interested in the private sector:  You may be eligible for reduced monthly payments on your loans when you graduate under IBR or PAYE if you select the correct plan.  So, which plan should you choose based on your family size and income?  In addition, your remaining loans may be forgiven after 20-25 years based on which plan you choose so which one is the right choice for you and will allow you the best savings?

The law school is bringing Isaac Bowers, the national expert on law school debt, from Washington D.C. to speak with students and explain your options and eligibility for the different plans in detail on Thursday, September 26th.  He will speak from 12:00-12:50 p.m. in room 275 and lunch will be provided.  There are no other resources on campus to provide you detailed counseling on repayment plan options.  All students who have taken out loans to attend law school, particularly 3Ls graduating this year who will need to choose a repayment plan, are strongly encouraged to attend.  Questions may be sent to Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

The KBA Presents: Alternatives to Practicing Law

On Tuesday, September 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA will present, "Alternative Careers for Lawyers". Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan. They will also be available to answer your questions.

The panelists include: Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Lindsy Rohlf, Personal Health Coach at Take Shape For Life; Rebecca Schaefer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will moderate.

Lunch will be provided. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at: lalvey@kybar.org, so they will order enough food.