Professional Development News

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 and a recent alum & local immigration attorney, Becca O'Neill, lead teams 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 and Becca O'Neill, conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, January 17, 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, January 18. Students interested in attending the training on January 17 and/or going on the jail visit on January 18, should email Becca O'Neill directly by Monday, January 7. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com.

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.

All future trainings will be conducted the third Thursday of the month, with jail visits on the third Friday of the month after the training. When notifying Ms. O'Neill, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on January 18, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by Monday, January 7, 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. Students can also contact Prof. Trucios-Haynes at ethaynes@louisville.edu
with any questions.

Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides $5,000 stipends to law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other non-profit organizations.  This summer the Program will offer 60-70 funded 10-week summer fellowships at one of the organizations/law firms/government agencies listed below.  These fellowships are open to 1Ls & 2Ls and are intended to encourage them to consider union-side labor law as a viable career choice. Students may apply to a maximum of 5 fellowships.  The deadline to apply is January 18th, 2013.  To apply, students will need to submit an application, resume, cover letter, and 3 essays.  Some employers may require a writing sample.  Students selected to receive a summer fellowships will be notified in February.  For more information and to apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org/fellowships/for-law-students/fellowship-application-form.  If questions, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu or 502.852.6096.

Participating Employers:
AFL-CIO – Am. Fed. of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Ofc of the General Counsel ,Washington, DC
AFSCME - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), General Counsel's Office, Washington, DC
American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Legal Department, Washington, DC
CASA de Maryland, Silver Spring, MD
Chicago Newspaper Guild, Chicago, IL
CLEAN Carwash Campaign, United Steelworkers and AFL-CIO, Los Angeles, CA
Communications Workers of America, Washington, DC
Community Justice Project, Pittsburgh, PA
Community Legal Services, Inc. Employment Project, Philadelphia, PA
D.C. Employment Justice Center, Washington, DC
Federal Labor Relations Authority, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Washington, DC
Friends of Farm Workers, Inc, Philadelphia, PA
Gilbert & Sackman, Los Angeles, CA
Greater Boston Legal Services, Employment Unit, Boston, MA
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Legal Department, Washington, DC
Kennedy, Jennik & Murray, New York, NY
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Legal Department, Washington, DC
Levy Ratner, P.C., New York, NY
Los Angeles Black Worker Center Project, Los Angeles, CA
Major League Baseball Players Association, New York, NY
Make the Road New York, Legal Department, Brooklyn, NY
Mehri & Skalet PLLC, Washington, DC
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., New York, NY
Murphy Anderson PLLC, Washington, DC
National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Los Angeles, CA
National Employment Law Project, Seattle, WA
National Employment Lawyers Association, Legislative and Public Policy Office , Washington, DC
National Labor Relations Board, Contempt Litigation & Compliance Branch, Washington, DC
National Labor Relations Board, Division of Judges, San Francisco, CA
National Labor Relations Board, Region 5, Baltimore, MD
New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice Legal Department, New Orleans, LA
NYSUT - New York State United Teachers, New York, NY
O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue LLP, Washington, DC
Schwarzwald, McNair & Fusco, LLP, Cleveland, OH
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Legal Department, Washington, DC
Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union No. 19, Philadelphia, PA
U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Whistleblower Protection Program, Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, Philadelphia, PA
UAW International Union Legal Department, Detroit, MI
UNITE HERE Local 2, San Francisco, CA
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), Pittsburgh, PA
United Mine Workers of America, Washington, DC
United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh, PA
Workers Defense League, New York, NY
Working Hands Legal Clinic, Chicago, IL

Immediate need for 2L or 3L Law Clerk

Ricketts Law Offices has an immediate need for a law clerk.  Must have had Contracts and Civil Procedure.  Student may be paid hourly or on a contract basis.  This is a long-term, ongoing project.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Barbara Shea at:  bshea@rickettslawoffices.com

 

First-year Mock Interview Program - Saturday, January 26, 2013

First-year students, the Mock Interview Program, sponsored by the SBA and the Office of Professional Development, will be on Saturday, January 26th. 

Members of the Young Lawyers' Section of the Louisville Bar Association will interview all first-year students who are interested in participating.  The event will be held at the law office of Frost Brown Todd.

This is another reason to get your resume in shape over the holiday break.  The deadline for submitting your resume is midnight on Thursday, January 17th.  Resumes are to be e-mailed to Dani Smith.  If you have questions regarding the Mock Interview Program, please contact Dani Smith at:  tdani.smith@gmail.com

First-year Mock Interview Program - January 26, 2013

First-year students, the Mock Interview Program, sponsored by the SBA and the Office of Professional Development, will be on Saturday, January 26th. 

Members of the Young Lawyers' Section of the Louisville Bar Association will interview all first-year students who are interested in participating.  The event will be held at the law office of Frost Brown Todd.

This is another reason to get your resume in shape over the holiday break.  The deadline for submitting your resume is midnight on Thursday, January 17th.  Resumes are to be e-mailed to Dani Smith.  If you have questions regarding the Mock Interview Program, please contact Dani Smith at:  tdani.smith@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Are you Interested in Animal Rights? Jury Trial Has Been Set on Cat Torture Case

In September, several students attended an Animal Rights panel at which the Alex Phelps cat torture case was discussed.  The jury trial for Alex Phelps on felony charges of torturing to death nine cats is set for next Tuesday, December 11, in Bullitt Circuit Court at 9 AM. The case numbers are 11-CR-57 and 11-CR-316. The trial will be open to the public and spectators will be allowed.

Summer 2013 Legal Internship at Rolls-Royce North America in Indianapolis, IN

Rolls-Royce North America in Indianapolis, IN is seeking a first-year student to serve as a Summer 2013 Legal Intern.  The position is listed on Symplicity.

 

Diversity Judicial Internship Opportunities for Summer 2013

There are two Diversity Judicial Internship Opportunities for Summer 2013 posted on Symplicity.  One is with "Just The Beginning Foundation" and the other is with the American Bar Association's Litigation Section.  The deadline for both internships is Friday, January 4, 2013.

Spring 2013 Hiring Season

If you are interested in participating in Spring 2013 On Campus Interviews, Public Service fellowships or applying to firms or organizations, you will need to have a current resume.  Friday, January 11th is the date students can start "bidding" (applying to participating employers) on Symplicity.  Public Service fellowship applications will be available on January 7th.

Please contact Assistant Dean for Professional Development, Laurel Hajek, or Career Services Coordinator, Debra Reh, if you would like to schedule a meeting to  review your resume and/or cover letter.  You may e-mail your documents for review as well.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

If you are interested in receiving updates for the Government Honors & Internship Handbook, please contact Debra Reh so that you can be added to the distribution list of interested students.