Professional Development News

Summer Intern Opportunities at Cabinet for Health and Family Services

The Division of Administrative Hearings for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is seeking unpaid interns for the summer 2013 to work a minimum of three work days (7.5 hours) per week or 25 hours per week in Frankfort.  Candidates must commit to work a minimum of two months for the Division starting in June.  After initial training period, the Division will be flexible if students want to work some hours out of the Louisville office.

The interns will be trained on the work of a hearing officer in this Cabinet and in the state of Kentucky, and about the types of cases heard by non-attorney hearing officers in the Families and Children Hearings Branch.  The interns will write draft recommended orders for the non-attorney hearing officers and will have oversight by a staff attorney. 

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu no later than Friday, May 24, 2013.  All documents should be submitted in Word format.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Address your cover letter to:  Mr. Michael Head, Director and Chief Hearing Officer, Division of Administrative Hearings, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 275 East Main Street, HS 1E-A, Frankfort, KY 40621-0001.

If you are hired to be an intern, you will be required to sign and adhere to the policies in the following documents:  (1) Volunteer Policy; and (2) Volunteer Agreement and Security Agreement for Exchange of Confidential Data.

Additional IOLTA Fellowship Available to First and Second Year Students

The Office of Professional Development has learned of an additional IOLTA public service fellowship for this summer. The fellowship will working with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund ("ARDF") in their Barbourville or Hazard office. The recipient will work 35 hours a week for 10 weeks totalling $3,500. Work will begin sometime at the end of May or beginning of June. 

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, May 13. The ARDF will conduct phone interviews to select the recipient.

Additional IOLTA Fellowship Available to First and Second Year Students

The Office of Professional Development has learned of an additional IOLTA public service fellowship for this summer.  The fellowship will working with the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund ("ARDF") in their Barbourville or Hazard office.  The recipient will work 35 hours a week for 10 weeks totalling $3,500.  Work will begin sometime at the end of May or beginning of June. 

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, May 13. The ARDF will conduct phone interviews to select the recipient. 

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 leads a team 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, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, May 16, 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, May 17. Students interested in attending the training on May 16 and/or going on the jail visit on May 17, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Tuesday, May 7. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

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.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on May 17, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by May 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.

Summer Internship Opportunity at State Law Library in Frankfort, KY

If you are interested in working at the State Law Library in Frankfort, KY this summer, please send your resume to Ms. Jennifer Frazier at:  jenniferfrazier@kycourts.net  This is an unpaid internship, so as a volunteer, you will not need to fill out the state application.  The work will be on research projects involving questions that come in from the Judges.  The internship can be used toward Public Service hours.  (If you apply and are selected to work at the State Law Library, contact Jina Scinta, Public Service Coordinator, to complete a Public Service placement form.

Job Fairs Over the Summer

Don't forget about opportunities to attend Job Fairs that are scheduled over the summer.  Log into the law school's website, select Professional Development and scroll to Career Fairs.  If you are interested in attending a specific job fair, click on the link to learn more about it.  Students can register online.

If you have any questions, please contact Debra Reh in room 184. 

  

Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs ("KASAP") Needs Students!

KASAP is the Coalition of 13 rape crisis centers in Kentucky. Its mission is to speak with a unified voice against sexual violence. KASAP is the leading agency in Kentucky providing training, technical assistance and policy expertise on issues of sexual violence. This summer, KASAP seeks independent, hard-working and reliable interns (ideally 2 students, but a maximum of 3) to complete the following projects either on-site at KASAP's office in Frankfort or in Louisville.  Hours worked will count toward your public service requirement.

1. Summary of Sexual Violence Case law for 2012-2013 in Kentucky. Research and provide summaries of cases pertaining to sexual violence, including but not limited to criminal law, civil litigation, employment law, housing law and family and dependency/neglect/abuse law.

2. Update and finalize Know Your Rights Guide on Civil Remedies for Survivors of Sexual Assault for publication.

3. Assist in drafting regulations to implement Kentucky's Safe Harbor provisions to protect child victims of sex trafficking, in relation to Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Department of Juvenile Justice. Assist in staffing stakeholder group meeting to implement new law (including doing legal research, assembling packets, and writing a report of the recommendations created by the group.)

4. Help create Human Trafficking 101 train the trainer curriculum and packets for fall 2013 event. Shadow the staff attorney in legal training on human trafficking.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary forms to sign up.

Ky. Department of Public Advocacy Needs Assistance

The Ky. Department of Public Advocacy is in need of a law student to go through their new updated Evidence Manual and make the formatting of each chapter match.   This project can be done from home.  You may need to make one trip to Frankfort to get the project and instruction on the formatting.

If this project is of  interest to you, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary public service forms.

Lawlapalooza Needs Your Help!

The Lawlapalooza Committee is gearing up for Lawlapalooza 2013 and we need your help.  For the past few events, the committee has decided on a theme or tag line in publications of the event.  Past themes include "Law is a Battlefield" and "I Rocked the Law".  This year, the committee would like to have input from the students for the theme.  If you have any ideas for Lawlapalooza 2013, please send them to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by Monday, May 6.  The winner will be awarded a prize yet to be determined.

Judge Stephanie Burke Accepting Students for Summer Internship Program

The Office of Professional Development has been informed that Jefferson County District Court Judge, Stephanie Burke, is accepting students for her Summer Internship Program. She is hoping to place at least ten students. Currently, there are six slots available. These are unpaid internships; however, hours worked will count toward your public service requirement. If you are considering applying for a judicial clerkship after graduation, this would be an excellent opportunity for you

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the appropriate public service forms..