Professional Development News

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS SUMMER CORPS APPLICATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

The deadline for students to apply for funding through the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps program is Wednesday, April 10.

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides 1L and 2L students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.

AmeriCorps currently has four priority areas, and they are looking to fund projects in these areas for the 2013 Summer Corps program. Students with projects focusing on serving veterans and military families, homeowners facing foreclosure, victims of disaster, and medical-legal partnerships should apply!

Students who have not yet secured a summer internship, should check out their website here for resources on finding internships in our priority areas.

$5,000 Johnston Real Estate Summer Law 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.


$3,500 Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of energy law. The amount of the fellowship is $3,500. The Brandeis student selected for this fellowship will be placed for the summer with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department of Natural Resources and must commit to working full time for a minimum of 10 weeks. The application for the Donan Fellowship is located on Symplicity under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dean Hajek atlaurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 22, 2013, and applications must be submitted to Dean Hajek. To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources, go to http://dnr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

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.

Career Week

Today, April 4 at 1pm in room 175, Education Law and Public Policy Society will be hosting an event for Career Week. The event will focus on various aspects of this field, the nature of law and role of attorneys related to education, and opportunities in the city of Louisville. Speakers will include  Teddy Gordon (solo practitioner), Oliver Barber (Barber, Banaszynski & Associates), Byron Leet (Wyatt Tarrant Combs), Angela Koshewa (University of Louisville). Food will be provided. 

TODAY - 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. Please bring your own drink.

$3,500 Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of energy law. The amount of the fellowship is $3,500. The Brandeis student selected for this fellowship will be placed for the summer with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department of Natural Resources and must commit to working full time for a minimum of 10 weeks. The application for the Donan Fellowship is located on Symplicity under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process, 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. To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources, go to http://dnr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer FellowshipApplications 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. 

Career Week

Today, April 3 at 12pm in room 174, Sports and Entertainment Law will be hosting an event for Career Week. The event will focus of various aspects of this field, the nature of law and role of attorneys related to sports and entertainment, and opportunities within the city of Louisville. Speakers will include Kyle Anne Citrynell (Seiller Waterman LLC),  Jeremy J. Beck (Ackerson & Yann).

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.  Please bring your own drink.