Professional Development News

Learn How to Apply for a Fulbright Fellowship to Study Overseas - August 30th

The UofL Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities will be conducting workshops on August 30th about the Fulbright Grant Application Process.  Fulbright Fellowships are highly regarded and allow students to study overseas for 6-9 months. The Fulbright Program funds over 8,000 grants per year in over 140 countries. Law students are eligible for these grants.  The application process is rigorous.  There are two opportunities to attend the workshop for students on August 30th. One session will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and the other will be from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in Room 139 of the Shumaker Research Building, located near the law school.  (Ms. Scinta, located in room 180 in the law school, can provide directions to the Shumaker Building).

There is a series of upcoming deadlines for students interested in applying. These deadlines are listed on the attached scholarship announcement. The Fulbright deadline is October 15. 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls invited to attend the workshop.

If you plan to attend the program, please notify Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu so she can continue to notify you of upcoming Fulbright workshops.

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity in Mosaic Lobby Promoting 1L Mentoring Program - Tuesday Lunch Hour

Attorneys Stephanie Esposito Smith from UPS and Kelly Schulz from Frost Brown Todd will be in the Mosaic Lobby Tuesday, August 27th, over the lunch hour on behalf of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to speak with diverse 1L students about LCLD's 1L mentoring program. LCLD is an organization of over 60 corporate General Counsels and 120 law firm managing partners, formed in 2009 to make concrete, measureable advances in diversity in the legal profession.

LCLD member firms and companies in Louisville have identified a number of volunteer attorneys who would like to partner with diverse 1L students at Brandeis and serve as mentors. LCLD defines diversity under its program broadly to include students who are from racial and ethnic minorities; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered; and persons with disabilities.  LCLD stresses that the organization is very inclusive as to diversity and encourages 1L students with diverse socio, economic, or educational backgrounds to consider participating in the mentorship program.   

LCLD will be kicking off the 1L mentoring program soon and will be sharing more information about the program with interested students in the lobby. 1L students who may be interested in this mentoring program are encouraged to stop by the Mosaic Lobby and speak with Ms. Smith or Ms. Schulz starting at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Learn about the Equal Justice Works Career Fair for Public Service/Govt Jobs in D.C. & How to Get UofL Funding

 Office of Professional Development Workshop

Thursday, August 29th, 12:00 p.m., Room 171

If you're interested in job opportunities with government agencies and public interest organizations, The Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Thursday, August 29 from 12:00 noon to 12:50 p.m. in Room 171. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details.

Mark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 25-26 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is September 12.  Dean Hajek will discuss UofL funding for this Conference and how students can apply to have expenses for the trip paid by the law school.

For more information on the Conference and Career Fair, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair

For a list of employers attending the Career Fair, go to http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/employer/2013 

Eddins Domine Law Group seeking part-time Runner/Clerk this semester

Eddins Domine Law Group is seeking a 2L/3L student for a Runner/Clerk position to work 10-15 hours a week during the fall semester.  The schedule is flexible although they would prefer a student who can work Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

For additional information and how to apply, log on to the Symplicity job database.  The deadline is close of business on Wednesday, August 28th.

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you. The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will be begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 followed by a clinic at 10:00 a.m. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center downtown on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Friday, August 30.

How To Get A Federal Government Job - Tuesday, August 27 - 12:10 p.m. - Room 171

If you are interested in Federal Government jobs, please plan on attending the "How To Get A Federal Government Job" at 12:10 in room 171 on Tuesday, August 27th.  Dean Hajek and Debra Reh will discuss the federal government job search process, useful resources, and timelines.

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Are You Interested in Public Interest Law?

If you're interested in public interest law, The Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Thursday, August 29 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 171. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details.

Mark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is Thursday, September 12.

For more information, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org.

It's Fulbright & Big BRIT Scholarship Time at UofL!

The Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities wants our students to know they are preparing for another great year of scholarship and fellowship advising. 

Each Fall they host a series of workshops, culminating in a week of campus interviews that prepare applicants to submit highly competitive applications for Academic Grants and English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) to countries around the world. Although they are looking for graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates and alumni (up to 5 years out) to apply for the Fulbright for 2014-2015, first and second year students are also invited to attend the workshops.

The first workshop will be held on Friday, August 30. There will be two sessions from which to choose. One session will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and the other will be from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in Room 139 of the Shumaker Research Building.

There is a series of upcoming deadlines for students interested in applying. These deadlines are listed on the attached scholarship announcement.

If you think you might be interested in applying, please notify Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

U.S. Army JAG Information Session - 12:15 p.m in room 112 - Monday, August 26

Captain Milton Turner will be conducting an Information Session on Monday, August 26th at 12:15 p.m. in the Brandeis Room (112).  All interested students are welcome to attend.

 

Eddins Domine Law Group seeking part-time Runner/Clerk this semester

Eddins Domine Law Group is seeking a 2L/3L student for a Runner/Clerk position to work 10-15 hours a week during the fall semester.  The schedule is flexible although they would prefer a student who can work Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

For additional information and how to apply, log on to Symplicity.  The deadline is close of business on Wednesday, August 28th.