Professional Development News

TODAY! Office of Professional Development Mandatory Meeting with First Years (Section 1)

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting the mandatory meeting with Section 1 first year students TODAY from 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

The mandatory meeting with Section 2 first year students will be Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Legal Aid Schedules Wills Clinic for 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.

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.
Section 2: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Hilliard Lyons Louisville Office seeking Part-time Law Clerk

The Louisville office of Hilliard Lyons is seeking a part-time law clerk to work in their legal department.

If you are interested, please log into Symplicity to learn more and how to apply.

 

Lawlapalooza T-Shirts and Tickets are Now on Sale!

You've heard all about it.  Now it's time to make plans to attend this year's Lawlapalooza event.  Lawlapalooza will be held on Thursday, October 17.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the first band plays at 6:30 p.m.

In the event you don't know what Lawlapalooza is all about, it's a battle of the bands that takes place at Phoenix Hill Tavern.  The funds raised go toward the Ellen Ewing Fellowships allowing a student to work during the summer at Legal Aid.

 

T-shirts are in and they are really cool!  T-shirts and tickets are now on sale in the Law Resource Center (Room 272) Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5:30 pm and Friday 8 am - 4 pm. T-shirts and tickets will also be sold in the Mosaic Lobby October 14th from 12:15-1:15.

T-shirts and tickets are $10.00 each. If you are available to help with t-shirt and ticket sales in the Mosaic Lobby on the dates and times designated, please contact Ashley Mouser at lamouser10@gmail.com.

Help make this year's event the best yet!

Public Service Opportunity with Metropolitan Sewer District

The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District is in need of one law student to help with a research project.  The research project will be on various areas of the law including, but not limited to:  Labor/employment, Environmental, Real Estate, Contracts and Bankruptcy.  The student will draft legal memoranda, discovery responses and pleadings.  The student will also perform title searches on MSD easement and property MSD is seeking to acquire. The student must have completed at least one year of property, contracts and legal research.

This project will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  If you are interested in this project, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up.

 

TODAY!! Get Hired! Does Diversity Matter?

Date: TODAY, October 10, from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Cox Lounge

Come hear panelists from a variety of legal settings explore different issues diverse students will face in the hiring process and provide advice. Topics will include: when/how students should highlight their diversity, how students should deal with difficult/inappropriate questions in an interview, how bar associations can help students network, whether students should mention they are married and/or have children during the hiring process, the value of diversity career fairs and diversity committees in the hiring process, and how students can investigate and look for signs to show whether a firm or agency is committed to diversity. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch (Mexican food) will be served.

Panelists will include:

• Lonita Gaines, Attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Vice President of the Louisville Black Lawyers Association
• Bert Greenwell, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney with Weber & Rose, Member of the UofL LGBT Alumni Council
• Deborah Jandt, Vice President for Talent Acquisition, Marsh & McLennan (Parent Company to Mercer, Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Oliver Wyman, Lippincott and NERA Economic Consulting)
• Ellie Kerstetter, Solo Practitioner, President of the UofL Law Alumni Council, Chair of the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee
• Rawleigh Richardson, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Director of Community & College Relations for the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management

Program Co-Sponsors:
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Diversity Committee
Lambda Law Caucus
Multicultural Law Student Association
Parents Attending Law School
UofL LGBT Alumni Council
UofL LGBT Center
Women's Law Caucus
Office of Professional Development

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.
Section 2: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Get Hired! Does Diversity Matter?

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Cox Lounge

Come hear panelists from a variety of legal settings explore different issues diverse students will face in the hiring process and provide advice. Topics will include: when/how students should highlight their diversity, how students should deal with difficult/inappropriate questions in an interview, how bar associations can help students network, whether students should mention they are married and/or have children during the hiring process, the value of diversity career fairs and diversity committees in the hiring process, and how students can investigate and look for signs to show whether a firm or agency is committed to diversity. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch (Mexican food) will be served.

Panelists will include:

• Lonita Gaines, Attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Vice President of the Louisville Black Lawyers Association
• Bert Greenwell, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney with Weber & Rose, Member of the UofL LGBT Alumni Council
• Deborah Jandt, Vice President for Talent Acquisition, Marsh & McLennan (Parent Company to Mercer, Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Oliver Wyman, Lippincott and NERA Economic Consulting)
• Ellie Kerstetter, Solo Practitioner, President of the UofL Law Alumni Council, Chair of the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee
• Rawleigh Richardson, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Director of Community & College Relations for the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management

Program Co-Sponsors:

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Diversity Committee
Lambda Law Caucus
Multicultural Law Student Association
Parents Attending Law School
UofL LGBT Alumni Council
UofL LGBT Center
Women's Law Caucus
Office of Professional Development

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.
Section 2: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.