Professional Development News

Judge Stephanie Burke Accepting Students for Summer Internship Program

The Public Service Office has been informed that Jefferson County District Court Judge, Stephanie Burke, is accepting students for her Summer Internship Program.  She is hoping to place at least ten students.  Currently, there are seven slots available.  These are unpaid internships; however, hours worked will count toward your public service requirement.  If you are considering applying for a judicial clerkship after graduation, this would be an excellent opportunity for you. 

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the appropriate public service forms. 

Young Professionals Association of Louisville - Legal Series - Monday, April 22nd

Event Description
Come out and join 50-75 other young professionals for the fourth installment of the Legal Committee's Legal Series, featuring Steve Trager. Trager, a former attorney, has been the CEO and President of Republic Bank & Trust Company since 1998, as well as one of the most prominent business leaders and philanthopists in Louisville. Come out to meet Mr. Trager and hear about his experiences as a young lawyer, as well as the tough and important decisions and experiences he has had along the way as a young professional in order to follow a new career path and quickly rise through the ranks to his current position as the CEO and President of one of the largest locally-owned community banks in Kentucky.

 

Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available. This will be a fun, informative and inspirational event designed not just for young attorneys, but for all young professionals.

 

Pricing

YPAL Members: free

Non YPAL Members: $15.00

 

The event is at the Stites & Harbison Conference Center in the Aegon Building, 400 West Market Street on the 20th Floor from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

TODAY'S THE DAY: Robert (Bob) S. Adler, Commissioner Consumer Product Safety Commission, Will Visit Law School

This is reminder that Robert S. Adler, Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), will be a guest speaker at the law school TODAY in Room 175. Mr. Adler will be presenting a Powerpoint presentation on the topic of "The Emerging New Science of Ethics". Mr. Adler served as a professor of Legal Studies at the University of North Carolina as the Luther Hodges Jr., Scholar in Ethics and Law at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mr. Adler's complete bio is attached.

After his talk, Mr. Adler will have pizza with students and informally speak with them about careers or any topic they would like to discuss. Around 12:30 he will begin preparing for Dean Hall's class, which he will be teaching at 1:00 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom. 

Please contact Jina Scinta, if you have questions.

Motions Attorney Summer Intern - Cincinnati, OH

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Office of the Clerk is accepting applications to fill one summer internship position in the Motions Attorney Section. This is a temporary full-time appointment lasting approximately three months. Responsibilities generally entail screening and preparing show cause orders, preparing memorandums and proposed orders in routine matters, providing assistance to attorneys on staff when emergency motions are filed, researching legal issues, proofreading, editing and cite checking.

To view complete job listing and how to apply, log into Symplicity and select "Jobs & Resume Collection". 

 

 

$5,000 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 on Symplicity 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 Monday, April 22, 2013, and applications must be submitted to Dean Hajek.

$3,500 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 Brandeis 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 on Symplicity 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 Monday, April 22, 2013, and applications must be submitted to Dean Hajek.  To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources, go to http://dnr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.  

Robert (Bob) S. Adler, Commissioner Consumer Product Safety Commission, Will Visit Law School

Robert S. Adler, Commissioner at the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), will be a guest speaker at the law school on Monday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 175.  Mr. Adler will be presenting a Powerpoint presentation on the topic of "The Emerging New Science of Ethics".  Mr. Adler served as a professor of Legal Studies at the University of North Carolina as the Luther Hodges Jr., Scholar in Ethics and Law at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mr. Adler's complete bio is attached.

After his talk, Mr. Adler will then have pizza with students and informally speak with them about careers or any topic they would like to discuss.  Around 12:30 he will begin preparing for Dean Hall's class, which he will be teaching at 1:00 p.m. in the Allen Courtroom. 

Please contact Jina Scinta, if you have questions.

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS SUMMER CORPS APPLICATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

The deadline for students to apply for funding through the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program is Wednesday, April 10.

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides 1L and 2L students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

AmeriCorps currently has four priority areas, and they are looking to fund projects in these areas for the 2013 Summer Corps program. Students with projects focusing on serving veterans and military families, homeowners facing foreclosure, victims of disaster, and medical-legal partnerships should apply!

Students who have not yet secured a summer internship, should check out their website here for resources on finding internships in our priority areas.

$5,000 Johnston Real Estate Summer Law 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 on Symplicity 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 Monday, April 22, 2013, and applications must be submitted to Dean Hajek.


$3,500 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 Brandeis 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 on Symplicity under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dean Hajek atlaurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 22, 2013, and applications must be submitted to Dean Hajek. To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources, go to http://dnr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.