Professional Development News
The next visit to the Boone Co. Jail is Friday, January 20, 2012. We will meet at the jail at 7:45 am, as usual.
For students who wish to participate, but have not been trained, a training can be conducted for new volunteers on Thursday January 19th, 6pm, at the Law School. Please see the attached information about this project. Please indicate if you need the training when you RSVP.
Students interested in participating should email Becca O'Neill directly by no later than Friday, January 13th at 5pm. Her email is email@example.com. Students should copy Prof. Trucios-Haynes on their reservation.
Please see Jina Scinta (Room 180) to obtain the necessary public service forms to receive your public service credit.
Students may begin bidding on Session I employers on Friday, January 13th in Symplicity. If you have not received a Symplicity password or have questions regarding Symplicity, please contact Ms. Reh in room 184 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with your networking and interview skills. A panel of students will divulge their tips to help you network more efficiently and give advice to help you interview effectively.
Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 21. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Free pizza will be served.
Descriptions of each fellowship are also located on the bulletin board outside of Room 180 and in the Office of Professional Development Library, Room 186.
Applications are available in the Office of Professional Development Library behind the door in envelopes labeling each application. Applications are also available in Room 180 and online on the Professional Development page of the law school website.
The deadline for each fellowship is Thursday, February 9, 2012. Please be sure to read the qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents requested. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta.
The Oldfather Law Firm has an immediate need for a second-year law clerk to work 15-20 hours a week on an upcoming trial. Work will be full-time during the summer.
Qualifications include having a 3.0 or above GPA.
If interested, submit a cover letter and resume by NOON on January 12th to: email@example.com Address for cover letter is: Oldfather Law Firm, 1330 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208.
Student information will be forwarded to firm and selections will be made by January 13th. Interviews will take place at the law school on Tuesday, January 17th.
Now that the Spring semester has just begun, the Office of Professional Development wants to remind everyone to be sure to check out the Events calendar on the bulletin board next to the elevators. There have been some changes and additions recently.
Also, remember that public service fellowship applications will be available on Monday, January 9. Location of the applications and information will be in the Daily Docket on Monday.
It's not too late to sign up to participate in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. There will be a training here at the law school on Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 175. To sign up for the training, you will need to complete a Reservation Form to sign with the Public Service Program, as well as a Registration Form to sign up directly with VITA. If you are unable to attend the training on January 21, training is available Saturday, January 7 or Saturday, January 14 at different locations.
This opportunity is open to all students, but is especially great for third year students needing to complete their public service requirement for graduation. Third year students who sign up with this project will be granted an extension of the March 26 public service deadline until April 15, since that is the tax deadline.
Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the necessary forms.