Professional Development News

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, you won't want to miss this information session on Thursday, November 6, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 177.

There have been changes in the application and hiring process. Second year students will be able to apply for clerkships as early as the spring. Now is the time to start thinking about applying. Dean Hajek and Ms. Scinta will be discussing everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application.  This will be a brown bag event.

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 5.

Department of Defense Summer Honors Legal Internship

The Office of General Counsel, The Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA is hiring second-year students  for a Summer 2015 Honors Legal Internship.  The deadline for second-year students to apply is Sunday, November 16th.

For details and how to apply, log into the Symplicity job bank. 

O'Bryan Brown & Toner participating in Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews

O'Bryan Brown & Toner will be interviewing second-year students interested in working as a Summer 2015 Law Clerk.  The deadline for students to apply is Thursday, November 6th.  To apply, log into Symplicity, select the "OCI" tab and select "O'Bryan Brown & Toner Fall 2014 OCI."

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, won't want to miss this information session on Thursday, November 6, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275.

There have been changes in the application and hiring process. Second year students will be able to apply for clerkships as early as the spring. Now is the time to start thinking about applying. Dean Hajek and Ms. Scinta will be discussing everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application. 

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 5.

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

TODAY!! Last Day to Sign up 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, November 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 171, 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, November 14.

Students interested in attending the training on November 13 and/or going on the jail visit on November 13, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, November 3. 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.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

National Nuclear Security Administration - Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/07/14)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14 Coordination & Guidance Program)
Department of Defense - Office of General Counsel 2015 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/16/14)

State & Local Government

Sacramento County CA District Attorney's Office - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
Georgia Attorney General - Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)

3Ls Post Graduation

State & Local Government

Colorado Attorney General - Department of Law 2015 Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
Ohio Attorney General's Office - 2015-2016 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline, 11/14/14)
New York City Law Department - One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/15/14)

TODAY!! Week-Long Project Interest Forms are Due

This is a reminder to first year students that if you are interested in participating in the week-long public service projects the week of December 15, interest forms are due TODAY. You can turn them in to Ms. Scinta in Room 180. 

Students will be notified of their assignments the week of November 3.

TODAY!! Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

If you haven't attended a resume and cover letter workshop, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop TODAY 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL75. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event. 

All students are invited to attend; however, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, November 18 and Thursday, January 8, 2015.

O'Bryan Brown & Toner participating in Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews

O'Bryan Brown & Toner will be interviewing second-year students interested in working as a Summer 2015 Law Clerk.  To apply, log into Symplicity, select the "OCI" tab and select "O'Bryan Brown & Toner Fall 2014 OCI."