Professional Development News

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Wednesday, February 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, February 27.

Students interested in attending the training on February 25 and/or going on the jail visit on February 27, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, February 16. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you will be attending just the training or both the training and jail visit. Also, let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available.

A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

MentorJet Program, Hosted by the Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development

Attention all students!

The Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development will be hosting the MentorJet Program THIS THURSDAY, February 12, in the Cox Lounge from 5:30-7:30. Dinner will be provided.

This is a spectacular event where students will have the opportunity to meet fifteen local judges and attorneys.

The format of the evening is set up similar to speed dating, where students will move from table to table to chat with judges such as Judge Clayton, Judge Delahanty, Judge Brown, Judge Chauvin, Judge Dee McDonald, Judge Tom McDonald, and attorneys such as Laura Landenwich, Wil Nefzger, Karen Faulkner, and several more. This is a great way to network within the Louisville community, so don't miss out!

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Megan McDonald (megan.mcdonald@louisville.edu) by Wednesday, February 11, at 8 pm. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program - Deadline Fri., Feb. 13

Since 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each summer the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.

The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project. Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks during the summer. The student's proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.

The deadline for the 2015 Summer Fellowship is Friday, February 13th.

Log on to Symplicity for more details.

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 2014-15 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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Administration Conference of the United States - Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15
•National Indian Gaming Commission - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Federal Communications Commission - International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/22/15)
•Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Transportation Security Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)

State and Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - R6 (Dallas) Summer Intern Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Federal Trade Commission - Southeast Region (Atlanta) - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Sacramento County, CA District Attorney's Office - Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline Mid-Feb)
•New York State Attorney General - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Alabama Office of the Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/21/15)
•Delaware Office of Attorney General – Department of Justice 1L Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)
•City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Summer Legal Internships (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/28/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Administration Conference of the United States - Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•National Indian Gaming Commission - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Office of Government Ethics - Office of General Counsel & Legal Policy Division & Program Counsel Division Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Federal Communications Commission - International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/22/15)
•Department of Health & Human Services - Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation - Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)

State and Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - R6 (Dallas) Summer Intern Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Federal Trade Commission - Southeast Region (Atlanta) - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline Mid-Feb)
•New York State Attorney General - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)
•Government of District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/27/15)

Additional Opportunities for First- and Second-Year Students

KY Department of Education is hiring a first- or second-year student for a summer legal intern in their Frankfort, KY office - deadline February 16

Churchill Downs is hiring a first- or second-year student to begin in early April and continue through the fall semester in their Louisville office - apply February 2 through February 24.

If interested, please apply on Symplicity under "OCI" and select the appropriate session.

MentorJet Program, Hosted by the Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development

Attention all students! The Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development will be hosting the MentorJet Program THIS THURSDAY, February 12, in the Cox Lounge from 5:30-7:30. Dinner will be provided.

This is a spectacular event where students will have the opportunity to meet fifteen local judges and attorneys.

The format of the evening is set up similar to speed dating, where students will move from table to table to chat with judges such as Judge Clayton, Judge Delahanty, Judge Brown, Judge Chauvin, Judge Dee McDonald, Judge Tom McDonald, and attorneys such as Laura Landenwich, Wil Nefzger, Karen Faulkner, and several more. This is a great way to network within the Louisville community, so don't miss out!

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Megan McDonald (megan.mcdonald@louisville.edu) by Wednesday at 8 pm. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program - Deadline Fri., Feb. 13

Since 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each summer the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.

The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project. Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks during the summer. The student's proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.

The deadline for the 2015 Summer Fellowship is Friday, February 13th.

To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, select here. Also, please visit www.maggiofellowship.org to learn more about Michael Maggio, and to download the application and instructions in Microsoft Word format.

If you have specific questions about the fellowship program, please contact Marchela Iahdjian, Staff Attorney at marchela@centerforhumanrights.org and Peter Schey, President of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law at pschey@centerforhumanrights.org.

Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program - Deadline Fri., Feb. 13

Since 2009, the Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship Program has awarded a dedicated law school student each summer the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.

The Fellowship awards $2,500 to a law student to work on an immigration related student-initiated project. Applicants must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks during the summer. The student's proposal must include a collaborative plan with the host organization to partially match the Fellowship award in the amount of $1,500. This matching may be done by either direct stipend by the host organization or through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. This ensures that the student will receive a total funding in the amount of $4,000.

The deadline for the 2015 Summer Fellowship is Friday, February 13th.

To learn more about the Fellowship and to download the application form, select here. Also, please visit www.maggiofellowship.org to learn more about Michael Maggio, and to download the application and instructions in Microsoft Word format.

If you have specific questions about the fellowship program, please contact Marchela Iahdjian, Staff Attorney at marchela@centerforhumanrights.org and Peter Schey, President of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law at pschey@centerforhumanrights.org.

Attention May 2015 Grads!

If you are a third year student planning to graduate in May 2015, this is a reminder that the deadline to complete your public service requirement and turn in the necessary paperwork is Monday, March 31, 2015. If you have not signed up for a public service placement or you need to complete your 30-hour requirement, please review the attached "Quick Facts" or make an appointment with Ms. Scinta ASAP.

ABA John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund - 2015 Summer Legal Internship Program

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.

The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum.

The ideal intern will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience working with poor people or on issues affecting them. All law students are eligible, and first year law students are encouraged to apply. The intern must commit no less than eight continuous weeks between May 1 and October 1 to the program of his or her choice. Applicants must submit applications by Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fellowship information and application materials can be found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/j...