Professional Development News

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 4th for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 10, 2014.

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to the JIOP website.

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 4th for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 10, 2014. 

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to the JIOP website.

U.S. Attorney's Office in Louisville seeking Legal Interns/Externs for Spring 2014 Semester

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky is seeking volunteer legal interns for the spring 2014 semesters.  The option of earning academic credit for a substantial portion of hours worked is available.

The Office can accommodate up to 4 students.  The position requires a substantial time commitment.  Students are expected to devote 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks during the semester.  As outlined below, students may elect to earn academic credit for a substantial portion of hours worked.

Prerequisites:  Students must have completed the 1L curriculum and be in good academic standing.  Some preference is given to 3Ls.

 Academic Credit: Students selected to work as a volunteer legal intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office have the option of earning 2-4 credit hours for part of their field work.   In addition to the required field work, students are expected to participate in the normal academic exercises associated with law school externships.  Prerequisites for externship credit are completion of the 1L curriculum plus 40 credit hours.

For complete details and how to apply, log onto Symplicity.

 

 

Government Honors & Internship 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 SPRING 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board, Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/13)
•Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science and Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Health & Human Services – Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Legal Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
 
State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
•Equal Employment Opportunity – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal Unit)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of State – Student Internship Program (unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Office of the City Attorney Boise, ID – Legal Intern-Extern Program (Paid, Deadline 10/31/13)
•Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•CA District Attorney’s Office Sacramento County – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/13)

3Ls for Spring 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Departmental  Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid,   Deadline 10/31/13)
•Commission on Security * Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications – International  Bureau Satellite Division Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Health & Human Services – Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Legal Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

Post Graduation

State & Local Government

•New York City Law Department – One Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)

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 Thursday, November 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 177, 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, November 15. Students interested in attending the training on November 14 and/or going on the jail visit on November 15, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Monday, November 4. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please 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.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on November 15, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by November 4, as well, so she can add your name to the list.
Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

 

Attention 1L's!! Additional Week-Long Public Service Project is Available

The Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission has four projects they need help on during the week of December 16.  They are in need of one student for each of the following projects: 

  • Policies and Procedures Manual- the policy and procedures manual needs a significant amount of updating.
  •  Exemptions Compilation- in the discrimination complaint process, there are several pieces of the ordinance with exemptions. We would like a student to compile these exemptions, through each of the divisions (housing, employment, etc.) so that there is a quick fact check sheet for intake officers and investigators.
  • Goal Statements with Commission Board Members- as part of an annual review, we would like a student to call each of the board members and get both a review and a goal statement from them. From there, they should compile the information so that it is clear what we should continue doing, what needs work, what needs abandonment, and what new ventures we should involve ourselves with.
          Reconfiguration of handouts- the current handouts are separated by division within the department. We would like a condensed one.
  • Complaintant interviews and Legal Research - working on files dealing with complaints of discrimination.  Students will do initial Complainant interviews, legal research into discrimination issues such as disability, age, etc.

First year students will get first choice of these projects.  If you are a first year and would like to do your week-long public service project with this organization the week of December 16, please indicate your choice on the week-long project interest form you received at the mandatory 1L meetings last week.  If you have already turned in your interest form and would like to add one of the above projects to your list, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to let her know.

The deadline for turning the week-long project interest forms is Thursday, October 31. Please turn them in to Ms. Scinta. If not enough interest is shown by the first year students, we will open these opportunities to all students after October 31.

Lawlapalooza Raises Over $2500!

Lawlapalooza 2013 Photo Gallery @ Flickr

Magnolia Photo Booth Co. Gallery

Drum roll please... Lawlapalooza 2013: Law Is Calling yielded over $2500 from ticket sales, t-shirt sales, the silent auction and band tips! This tally does not include band registrations and sponsors. The funds will be used to support the Ellen B. Ewing Foundation

Battle of the Bands Winners:

Special thanks to The MC5 student emcees (Alexandria Bridges, Jessica Homer, Jeff Perkins, Chipper Peterson, and Corey Shiffman) and a big shout out to 3L, Greg Monzon and his band The Monzonites who performed the first ever Lawlapalooza guitar jam! They also took 3rd place in 2011 as Raisin Brandeis. Kudos to Jerome Neukirch of the Law Library as well for designing the poster and t-shirts.

Government Honors & Internship Updates

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

·Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board, Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/13)
·Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Executive Office of the President – Office of Science and Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Federal Communications  – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

·Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
·Equal Employment Opportunity – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal Unit)
·Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·CA District Attorney’s Office Sacramento  County – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Dadline 11/15/13)

2Ls for SPRING 2014

Federal

·National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of State – Student Internship Program (unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

·Office of the City Attorney Boise, ID – Legal Intern-Extern Program (Paid, Deadline 10/31/13)
·Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

3Ls for Attorney Positions POST GRADUATION

State & Local Government

Ohio Attorney General’s Office – 2014-15 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/25/13)
·New York City Law Department – One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)

SPRING 2014 Federal

·Health & Human Services – Departmental  Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid,   Deadline 10/31/13)
·Commission on Security * Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Executive Office of the President – Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Federal Communications – International  Bureau Satellite Division Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
·Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
·Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

·Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
·Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal)
·Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

Students are Needed for Legal Aid Wills Clinic on Wednesday, October 23

Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 21. As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mabel Wiggins Center. They are in need of 3 students to assist with this clinic. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as witnesses and notaries, if any of the students are notaries. Students will receive public service credit. If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first three students to e-mail will be signed up.
This would be a great opportunity for students who only need a few hours to complete their public service requirement.

Government Honors & Internship Updates

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

•Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board, Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/13)
•Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science and Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications  – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
•Equal Employment Opportunity – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal Unit)
•Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•CA District Attorney’s Office Sacramento  County – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Dadline 11/15/13)

2Ls for SPRING 2014

Federal

•National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of State – Student Internship Program (unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

 State & Local Government

•Office of the City Attorney Boise, ID – Legal Intern-Extern Program (Paid, Deadline 10/31/13)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

3Ls for Attorney Positions POST GRADUATION

State & Local Government

•Ohio Attorney General’s Office – 2014-15 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/25/13)
•New York City Law Department – One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)

SPRING 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Departmental  Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid,   Deadline 10/31/13)
•Commission on Security * Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications – International  Bureau Satellite Division Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)