Professional Development News
At the Legal Aid Society we believe excellence and diversity go hand in hand. Diversity produces different perspectives, richer thinking, creative solutions, and a collegial culture of mutual respect. In sum, it enhances our ability to represent clients whose basic human needs are threatened.
Through the Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program at the Legal Aid Society, we demonstrate our commitment to increase the number of attorneys who are historically under-represented and who wish to pursue a career in public interest law. The Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program affords the opportunity for a law student to spend a summer with us assisting our attorney staff with legal problems faced by low-income families.
To be selected as a Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholar at the Legal Aid Society, students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, be a member of a historically under-represented group, and intend to practice in the Louisville- area upon graduation. Students must have successfully completed the first year of a full-time J.D. program by May 2013, and must be able to spend 12 weeks during the summer to work full-time at the Legal Aid Society.
The Carl Wedekind Diversity Scholars Program awards a financial stipend of $3,500 to the Diversity Scholar. The stipend is paid in two installments – one half upon the beginning of the summer term, the remainder upon the conclusion of the 12 weeks.
Go to: www.laslou.org for additional details and to download application. Submit resume, transcript, personal statement and application as one attachment to Jeff Been, Executive Director at: email@example.com by 4 p.m. on March 8, 2013.
The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. The 2013 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2, 2013.
Student registration will be handled online at: https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/ and begins on Monday, February 11 and ends on Monday, March 4. If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline. Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.
Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility as a qualification for bidding on interviews, and most employers strongly prefer patent bar eligible students. For more information on eligibility for the patent bar, please refer to the General Requirements Bulletin from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.The 2013 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:
JD students graduating in May/June 2014 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in May/June 2015 (2Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2013/January 2014 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2014/January 2015 (2Ls)
Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2014 and 2015
Students who will graduate before the program is held in August 2013 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2015 are not eligible for the 2013 Patent Law Interview Program.
Legal interns at St. Jude spend a Summer immersed in a unique culture where basic, translational, and clinical research are all housed on the same campus as a robust hospital, where biochemists, computational biologists, geneticists, and statisticians routinely interact with specialists in infectious diseases, oncology, pharmacology, radiology, surgery, and hematology (including non-malignant hematologies like sickle cell disease), among others. Interns will work with a number of lawyers, both in-house and (with supervision) outside counsel, on substantive projects in many aspects of the law – some of which will be up to the intern’s interests – including health law, business transactions, risk management, international law, intellectual property, and even shaping law and regulations at the State and Federal levels. We take our mentoring obligations very seriously (and enjoy it!), so every assignment comes with plenty of context and follow-through opportunities for the interns, and client interaction is plentiful. Moreover, interns will find themselves routinely included in meetings of all types for educational purposes, not because there will necessarily be any follow-up work for the intern.For additional details and how to apply, go to Symplicity.
The deadline to apply is February 28th.
Largest plaintiff's civil litigation firm in Kentucky has immediate need for several law clerks to assist with a project for several months during the semester beginning ASAP. Law clerks will be reviewing medical records in addition to other duties.
Students can be 1L, 2L or 3L.
E-mail resume to Ms. Vanessa Cantley at: firstname.lastname@example.org (no cover letter necessary)
A Summer Judicial Internship position is available for the 12th Judicial Circuit (Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties -- Judicial offices are located in LaGrange, Oldham County). This is an unpaid internship which requires legal research, drafting and includes courtroom observation. Cases include civil cases over $5,000, personal injury cases, felony crimes and capital offenses, land title disputes, will contests and administrative appeals. Interns are requested to be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Position start and end dates are flexible. Interested law students will need to supply a resume and writing sample prior to April 1, 2013 to The Honorable Karen A. Conrad, 100 West Main Street, LaGrange, KY 40031, (502) 222-1692, or you may email correspondence to The Honorable Karen A. Conrad, c/o Valerie Shannon at email@example.com.
The ACLU of Kentucky is seeking a second-year student for a volunteer 2013 Summer Intern position. If interested, you can apply through Symplicity at: https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students
The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 7th.
The Network Center for Community Change is once again gearing up to do door-to-door outreach to property owners who have unpaid property taxes. The goal is to help homeowners avoid having those delinquent taxes be sold by the Jefferson County Clerk to third party purchasers. A sale to a private individual or business will mean more fees and costs will be added to the tax bill.
If you are interested in doing grassroots outreach as a public service, this is an important area of service and you will learn about a rather obscure area of the law that affects thousands of Jefferson County residents each year.
The outreach program will begin sometime in April and will run through the summer. If you are interested, please contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to receive public service credit. Further details will be provided to those who sign up.
In attendance were the Hokkaido University Faculty of Law, certain graduate students and invited guests from universities and industry in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Professor Cross spent three days in Sapporo where, in addition to the lecture, he met with several graduate students concerning their Ph.D. theses.