Professional Development News

Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Thursday, January 17, Laurel Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop for ALL students on improving their resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have.

There will be two brown-bag sessions offered. The first session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second session will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Room 177.

Don't miss this opportunity!

Boone County Immigration Training Time Change!

If you signed up to participate in the immigration training on Thursday, January 17, please be advised that the training will begin at 6:30 instead of the normal time of 6:00.  The training will still take place in Room 177.

NALP Webinar on Summer Public Interest Job Search - Tuesday, January 15th at Noon

Interested in obtaining a Public Interest job this summer?

The Summer Public Interest Job Search: Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing, and Networking. This two-part webinar series, co-sponsored by NALP and Equal Justice Works, will provide law students and counselors with insight on the key elements of the summer public interest job application process. Attorneys with years of application review experience will highlight do's and don'ts; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore the dynamics of personal interactions in interviews and networking situations. While the webinars will focus on the public interest job search, the information is applicable to all postgraduate positions. The first webinar will focus on Cover Letters and Resumes on January 15, 12 pm EST. The second webinar will focus on Interviewing and Networking on January 22, 12 pm EST.

Non-Profit Law and Organizations Showcase

Please join the Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development for an informative panel session regarding careers in non-profit law and local non-profits TOMORROW, January 15 from 12-1 in Room 175. Panelists will discuss their careers and non-profit organizations as well as answer student questions.

Our guest speakers will include:

Jeff Yussman- an attorney at Wyatt who assists clients with charitable planning and is a board member for Wellspring.
Becca O'Neill- a UofL Law graduate from Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
Martha Hasselbacher- former general counsel for Norton Healthcare and board member for the Doctors and Lawyers for Kids Program.
Heather Singleton- a representative from Camp Marc who also works at Norton's.
Lara MacGregor- founder of the non-profit organization Hope Scarves.

Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Pawley at courtney.pawley@louisville.edu.

Group Resume and Cover Letter Review Session

On Thursday, January 17, Laurel Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a group session for ALL students who would like a review of their resume and/or cover letter.  If you have not had an opportunity to meet with Dean Hajek, this would be an excellent opportunity to get her input on your resume and/or cover letter.

There will be two brown-bag sessions offered.  The first session will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The second session will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Both sessions will be held in Room 177. 

Don't miss this opportunity!

Non-Profit Law and Organizations Showcase

Please join the Women's Law Caucus and the Office of Professional Development for an informative panel session regarding careers in non-profit law and local non-profits on Tuesday, January 15 from 12-1 in Room 175.  Panelists will discuss their careers and non-profit organizations as well as answer student questions.

Our guest speakers will include:

Jeff Yussman- an attorney at Wyatt who assists clients with charitable planning and is a board member for Wellspring.
Becca O'Neill- a UofL Law graduate from Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
Martha Hasselbacher- former general counsel for Norton Healthcare and board member for the Doctors and Lawyers for Kids Program.
Heather Singleton- a representative from Camp Marc who also works at Norton's.
Lara MacGregor- founder of the non-profit organization Hope Scarves. 

Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Pawley at courtney.pawley@louisville.edu.


 

Public Service Fellowship Applications for Summer 2013 Now Available!

The Public Service fellowship applications for the Summer of 2013 are now available. A list of the fellowships that will be awarded, the amount of each fellowship and a description of each agency is attached. Fellowship descriptions are also located on the bulletin board outside of Room 180.

For the first time, applications are available on-line only. Paper applications will NOT be accepted. Students can apply for fellowships by logging onto Symplicity, completing an application and uploading a resume and personal statement. Students are welcome to apply for as many fellowships as they wish; however, please note that a separate application must be completed for each fellowship.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are also attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents that need to be uploaded.

The deadline to apply for fellowships is Tuesday, February 5, 2013. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta.

Office of Professional Development- Networking and Interview Skills Within Your Comfort Zone

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with networking and interview skills within your comfort zone. A panel of five students will divulge their tips to help you network more efficiently and give advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 26 at Frost, Brown Todd. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Pizza will be served.

Peggy Browning Fund Fellowships - Deadline is Friday, January 18

If you are interested in a Summer 2013 Fellowship and have a union-related background or are interested in the union side of labor and employment law, please apply at: www.peggybrowningfund.org 

Click on "Fellowships", "For Law Students". "How to Apply".  If you click on "Summer Fellowship Positions", you will see a list of available opportunities.  The application deadline is Friday, January 18th.

There is also one part-time funded 2013-2014 School Year Fellowship in Chicago.

 

 

Summer 2013 Volunteer Legal Intern & Externship Program

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) is recruiting for the summer 2013 Volunteer Legal Internship & Externship Program.  Please refer to the DOJ website for application details.  Select "DOJ Agencies" under "Summer 2013" on the left-hand side.  Click on OIL's current ad under the listed Volunteer Internship Opportunities.

The summer 2013 application submission begins December 17, 2012 and the deadline is January 13, 2013.

Please specify which semester you are applying for in a cover letter and submit that letter, resume, unofficial transcript, class ranking and a 5-10 page writing sample to Terri Leon-Benner in a single PDF document. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, packets that do not conform to these instructions will not be considered.

OIL coordinates federal immigration litigation nationwide, and has both an Appellate and a District Court Section. OIL Appellate defends the administrative decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals, involving removal orders and denials of applications for relief before the Federal Courts of Appeals. Student Interns will be assigned to one of OIL’s litigation teams where they will:

·Draft appellate briefs in asylum and cancellation of removal cases and dispositive motions

·Write case summaries for weekly litigation reports

·Attend “First Cut” meetings

·Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda