Professional Development News

Deadline Monday, March 17, to submit for Human Rights Fellowship with Professors Trucios-Haynes & Abrams

The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law. The fellows will work starting spring semester 5-10 hours per week as research assistants for Professor Trucios-Haynes and Professor Abrams and be paid hourly. The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship allows students to work collaboratively and strategically with local non-profits, law school faculty, and immigrant communities to identify human rights abuses impacting the local community and identify ways the legal community can better meet these needs. The fellows will take on many responsibilities including assisting local attorneys working on human rights cases, promoting public education and outreach regarding human rights, and working with the LBA Committee on Human Rights.

1Ls and 2Ls may apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. To learn more about this fellowship, download the application and the grant proposal for this project submitted to the Louisville Bar Foundation (LBF) located in the Documents Library under the Resources Tab on Symplicity. A copy of the application is also attached to this announcement. Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

U.S. Air Force JAG Recruiter On Campus Tuesday, March 25th

If you are interested in a Summer Intern position or a Judge Advocate General position with the U.S. Air Force, please plan on meeting with Major Drew Roberts from Wright Patterson Airforce Base on Tuesday, March 25th.  Individual Information Meetings with Major Roberts will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. that day.

Please provide a resume to Ms. Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu to be forwarded to the Air Force.

Learn more at:  http://www.airforce.com/jag/entry_programs/students/int or at:  www.airforce.com/JAG

Law Clerk Needed for Federal Criminal Trial

Attorney Daniel Alvarez will be defending a large criminal case in federal court this summer and is hiring a law clerk to help him with trial preparation.  The position will start immediately and 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to apply.  The clerk, in addition to the criminal trial, will also work on immigration matters and personal injury cases.  The position will be part-time during the school year but more hours are available during the summer.  To read the full job posting, log onto Symplicity using the following link: https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students/.  To learn more about Daniel Alvarez, go www.danielalvarezlaw.com.

LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship

The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law. The fellows will work 5-10 hours per week for Professor Trucios-Haynes and Professor Abrams and be paid hourly. The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship allows students to work collaboratively and strategically with local non-profits, law school faculty, and immigrant communities to identify human rights abuses impacting the local community and identify ways the legal community can better meet these needs. The fellows will take on many responsibilities including assisting local attorneys working on human rights cases, promoting public education and outreach regarding human rights, and working with the LBA Committee on Human Rights.

1Ls and 2Ls may apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. To learn more about this fellowship, download the application and the LBF grant proposal located in the Documents Library under the Resources Tab on Symplicity. Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

$3000 Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

A new public service fellowship has been created for 1L and 2L students this summer through funding from the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. The Samuel L. Greenebaum Summer Fellowship will provide three summer grants in the amount of $3000 to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer. Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.


The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The three fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the three fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country and preference will be given to placements outside of Louisville. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

$3500 Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship which will support a UofL law student who works this summer in the field of energy law. The amount of the fellowship is $3,500. The Brandeis student selected for this fellowship will be placed for the summer with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department of Natural Resources and must commit to working full time for a minimum of 10 weeks. The application for the Donan Fellowship is located in the Symplicity Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2014, and applications must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. on that date to be considered. To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources, go to http://dnr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is March 28, 2014, and your application must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

U.S. Air Force JAG Recruiter On Campus Tuesday, March 25th

If you are interested in a Summer Intern position or a Judge Advocate General position with the U.S. Air Force, please plan on meeting with Major Drew Roberts from Wright Patterson Airforce Base on Tuesday, March 25th.  Individual Information Meetings with Major Roberts will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. that day.

Please provide a resume to Ms. Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu to be forwarded to the Air Force.

Learn more at:  http://www.airforce.com/jag/entry_programs/students/int or at:  www.airforce.com/JAG

 

 

Public Service Opportunity - Department of Public Advocacy Needs Immediate Student Assistance

The Ky. Department of Public Advocacy is in immediate need of assistance from our students for the projects listed below.  If you are a student who needs to fulfill your 30-hour requirement or if you only need to complete a few hours, these opportunities would be perfect for you. 

Education Branch - Frankfort Office - The Education Branch needs a student to assist with updates to one of their education manuals. The student would go through the current edition of it and check the case law to be sure it is current.

Appellate Branch - Frankfort Office - The Appellate Branch needs students to transcribe video tapes of trials or testimony. The students would be able to complete most of the hours in their home as long as they have access to a DVD player and a computer with internet capabilities. The students may need to make two trips to the Frankfort office: an initial visit to receive their assignment and then a final visit to return videos. It is very likely students will get all 30 hours completed in a week for this project. Since most of the work is done from home, the hours are at the students' discretion as long as the final deadlines are met. 

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the public service forms to properly sign up for these projects.  Students will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is March 28, 2014, and your application must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.