Professional Development News

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.

These internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court.

Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

 

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position. The fellow must be someone currently or previously teaching in the program.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.

Political and Campaign Work This Summer

Attention 1 and 2L’s!  If you are interested in political and campaign work this summer, Andy Beshear is looking for a part-time intern to join his campaign staff in the Louisville office.  Duties would include helping with administrative work and assisting at fundraisers.  The position is unpaid, but is part-time which would allow you to work another paid, part-time positon.  This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in politics and public service to work with a great candidate!  Contact: Mackenzie Wallace at Mackenzie@AndyBeshear.com with a resume and statement of interest.  Work would begin in May (after Derby of course).

Lawlapalooza Needs Your Help!

The Lawlapalooza Committee is gearing up for Lawlapalooza 2014 and we need your help. For the past few events, the committee has decided on a theme or tag line in publications of the event. Past themes include "Law is a Battlefield", "I Rocked the Law" and "Law is Calling". This year, the committee would like to have input from the students for the theme. If you have any ideas for Lawlapalooza 2014, please send them to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, May 5. The winner will be awarded a prize yet to be determined.

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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2014

State & Local Government

•Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 04/30/14)

FALL

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship (Unpaid, Deadline 05/31/14)
•Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 06/15/14

State & Local Government

•Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 04/30/14)
•California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/15/14)
•Office of the City Attorney San Francisco – 2014 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/13/14)

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

State & Local Government

•Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 04/30/14)

FALL

Federal

•New York State Senate – New York State Senate Graduate Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 04/28/14)
•Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/02/14)
•Smithsonian Institution – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/15/14)
•SEC – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/23/14)
•Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/31/14)
•Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 06/15/14)
•Commission on International Religious Freedom – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/15/14)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/15/14)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/15/14)
•House of Representatives – Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/15/14)

State & Local Government

•Arkansas Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 04/30/14)
•California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/15/14)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/01/14 – Chicago Legal Unit)
•Office of the City Attorney San Francisco – 2014 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/13/14)
•Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office – Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 06/15/14)

SPRING

Federal

•Department of State – Office of the Legal Advisor Summer Intern and Fall & Spring Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/01/14)

3Ls – POST GRADUATION

State & Local Government

•New York State Senate – New York State Senate Graduate Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 04/28/14)

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Opportunities for Funding

The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program provides law students with the chance to serve a qualifying host organization of their choosing. AmeriCorps JD members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, military families, disaster victims, and other vulnerable populations.

The deadline for students to apply to the AmeriCorps JD program to receive a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award has been extended through May 2.

More spots are available for students working with various populations in any area of law in addition to funding for students providing legal services to veterans, including those serving at legal aid, public defender, other nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies. Priority is given to projects with some focus on veterans or victims of disaster, however, funds are available for other service. AmeriCorps JD members must begin their service by June 30 and complete the required 300 hours of service within one year.

These funds are currently underutilized, so we encourage our students to apply!

By completing a simple application and consenting to a background check, students have the opportunity to earn additional funds for the work they are already doing this summer and throughout the school year while still being able to receive outside funding up to $4,300.

For more information please go to the Equal Justice Works website at http://equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjd

Judicial Internships Available

The Public Service Program has several judicial internships available for the summer. These opportunities would be especially beneficial to first year students who would like to add more legal experience to their resumes.??

These internships are voluntary and students can work both full-time and part-time. Students can receive public service credit for the internships. Most of the judges are in Jefferson County Circuit, District and Family Courts, but we also have a judge in Bullitt County Circuit Court and in Clark County (IN) Circuit Court.??

Some judges are asking for resumes from students by a certain deadline and others prefer to communicate by phone or e-mail. If you are interested in a judicial internship for the summer, please contact Jina Scinta ASAP at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Fellow Position Available for Central High School Partnership

A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position. The fellow must be someone currently or previously teaching in the program.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications are due to Jina Scinta by Thursday, May 8.

National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair - July 22, 2014 - Scottsdale, AZ

If you are interested in attending the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Job Fair on July 22, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ, registration is now open.  The early registration fee for the Job Fair and Job Fair Reception is $25.00 for law students and members of the class of 2014, and $50.00 for laterals. After June 18th, the regular registration fee is $50.00 for law students and members of the class of 2014, and $75.00 for laterals. Registration is also available online with a credit card at http://www.blackprosecutors.org/. Registration closes on July 7th.

Kentucky Elderlaw, PLLC seeking Law Clerk

Kentucky Elderlaw, PLLC is seeking a law clerk to begin this summer and continue throughout the academic year.  If interested log into Symplicity for a description of duties and how to apply.