Professional Development News

Career Week

Today, April 1 at 12pm in room 175, Labor/Employment Law Society will be hosting an event for Career Week. The event will focus on the difference between labor and employment, the nature of law and role of attorneys in this field, and opportunities within the city of Louisville. Speakers will include Chris Sanders from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Irwin "Buddy" Cutler from Priddy, Cutler, Miller, and Meade, and Emily Lamb from Wyatt Tarrant & Combs. Food will be provided.

Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

$5000 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.


Judge Reba Page, 1976 Alumni, to speak about Opportunities in Washington, DC - Thursday, April 4 at Noon in room 275

Judge Reba Page, U.S. Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, is a 1976 alumni of the law school. Judge Page will discuss opportunities in Washington, DC and "life after law school". Please see her bio attached.

Those who will be attending this event are encouraged to download or view the pdf of Judge Page's materials which are attached. These materials contain information about the DC Bar Association, the USAJOBS.gov website and provides a description of various job opportunities and hiring tips in the DC area. Judge Page will provide relevant information on where to look for opportunities. She will explain the application process and offer advice to applicants. There will also be time for questions and answers.

Jimmy Johns will be served.

Preparing for the Fall Recruiting Season and Tips on Gaining Summer Legal Experience - Tuesday, April 2, 12:00 - 175

If you want to be ready for the Fall 2013 Recruiting Season and/or need advice on how to gain legal experience over the summer, please attend this session.   Dean Hajek will provide advice to students who haven't found summer opportunities and inform you how to "hit the ground running" this fall.

Jimmy Johns will be served.

Preparing for the Fall Recruiting Season and Tips on Gaining Summer Legal Experience - Tuesday, April 2, 12:00 - 175

If you want to be ready for the Fall 2013 Recruiting Season and/or need advice on how to gain legal experience over the summer, please attend this session.   Dean Hajek will provide advice to students who haven't found summer opportunities and inform you how to "hit the ground running" this fall.

Jimmy Johns will be served.

 

Career Week

Wednesday, March 27 at 12pm (noon) in room 275, International Law Society will be hosting an event for Career Week. The event will focus on different aspects of international law, the role of attorneys, its applicibility to the city of Louisville, and what the future looks like for lawyers in this field. Speakers include Robert Brown from Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Pei Zhang from Frost Brown Todd, and Becky O'Neill. Food will be provided. 

University Wide Career Fair - Wednesday, March 27th - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Papa John's Stadium

A University Wide Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 27th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Papa John's Stadium.  Although the employers are not specifically seeking law students/graduates, this may be an excellent opportunity to network and provide your resume to potential employers.

Click the link below for a list of participating employers.

http://louisville.edu/career/university-wide-career-fair-march-27-2013-11-3pm.html

The Network Center for Community Change Needs Students for Outreach Program

The Network Center for Community Change is once again gearing up to do door-to-door outreach to property owners who have unpaid property taxes. The goal is to help homeowners avoid having those delinquent taxes be sold by the Jefferson County Clerk to third party purchasers. A sale to a private individual or business will mean more fees and costs will be added to the tax bill.

There will be an informational session on April 4 from 9:30-11 at NC3's headquarters on the 3rd floor of the Metro United Way building at 334 East Broadway downtown. This session is not mandatory, but students who are interested in the issues of property taxes and their connection to foreclosure and vacant and abandoned property would find it interesting. More information is available on the attached flyer.

Following that meeting, they plan on doing outreach at the following times. We will meet at NC3 headquarters and walk in teams of two.

Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m.

They are planning to schedule three property tax clinics. The first clinic will be May 18th at 1:30 p.m. at their offices. The other two clinics will be scheduled for a later date.

If you are interested in doing grassroots outreach as a public service, this is an important area of service and you will learn about a rather obscure area of the law that affects thousands of Jefferson County residents each year.

If you are interested, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up to receive public service credit. Further details will be provided to those who sign up.

Career Week

"Day 2 of Career Week! The Business Law Society will host a discussion on the different aspects of law in business, the role of attorneys, and what the future looks like for lawyers in this field. We are grateful to have accomplished attorneys from the largest law firm in Louisville (Frost Brown Todd) in Justin Fowles, Joshua O'Bryan, and Tommy Sturgeon, as well as Coy Travis from Weber & Rose. As always, food will be provided. We look forward to your attendance in room 175 at 1pm!"

Opportunities in Frankfort - Tuesday, March 26 at 12:10 p.m. in room LL75

If you are interested in learning about Opportunities in Frankfort, please attend the session on Tuesday, March 26 at 12:10 pm in LL75.  Speakers are Sean Riley, Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of KY; Jesse Rowe, Assistant General Counsel for the Transportation Cabinet, Office of Legal Services and Mona Womack, Deputy General Counsel, Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Bios are attached.

Something different than pizza will be served prior to the event!