Professional Development News

Attention 2L’s and 3L’s

The Collegiate High School Mock Trial Team is looking for 3-4 students who need public service  hours to help with team practices. Practices are Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, and in January there will also be practices on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. It's helpful, but not at all necessary, if the students have mock trial experience, or have taken evidence or trial practice. Ideally, they are looking for students who can help somewhat regularly throughout the season, meaning 2-3 practices per month. However, they will take any volunteers even if they are only able to help with a few practices. The time commitment can be as little or as much as students are willing to give. Volunteers will probably need 1-2 hours to read the case packet thoroughly. All practices are at Collegiate. This year's case problem is a murder charge. The mock trial competition is March 14-16, but students don't need to be present at the competition.

Students will be able to count their hours toward their public service requirement. If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first 3-4 students will be signed up.

Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Thursday, November 7, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. 

Although this is for all students, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. Additional sessions will be held Thursday, November 21 and January 9, 2014.

Don't miss this opportunity!

TODAY!! Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. 

Although this is for all students, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one of these sessions. Additional sessions will be held Thursday, November 7, November 21 and January 9, 2014. 

Don't miss this opportunity!

Week-Long Project Interest Forms are Due October 31

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 16, interest forms are due on Thursday, October 31.  You can turn them in to Ms. Scinta in Room 180. 

Students will be notified of their assignments the week of November 4.

Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

On Thursday, October 31, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. 

Although this is for all students, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one of these sessions. Additional sessions will be held Thursday, November 7, November 21 and January 9, 2014. 

Don't miss this opportunity!

U.S. Attorney's Office in Louisville seeking Legal Interns/Externs for Spring 2014 Semester

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky is seeking volunteer legal interns for the spring 2014 semesters.  The option of earning academic credit for a substantial portion of hours worked is available.

The Office can accommodate up to 4 students.  The position requires a substantial time commitment.  Students are expected to devote 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks during the semester.  As outlined below, students may elect to earn academic credit for a substantial portion of hours worked.

Prerequisites:  Students must have completed the 1L curriculum and be in good academic standing.  Some preference is given to 3Ls.

Academic Credit: Students selected to work as a volunteer legal intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office have the option of earning 2-4 credit hours for part of their field work.   In addition to the required field work, students are expected to participate in the normal academic exercises associated with law school externships.  Prerequisites for externship credit are completion of the 1L curriculum plus 40 credit hours.

For complete details and how to apply, log onto Symplicity.

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 4th for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 10, 2014.

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to the JIOP website.

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 4th for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 10, 2014. 

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to the JIOP website.

U.S. Attorney's Office in Louisville seeking Legal Interns/Externs for Spring 2014 Semester

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky is seeking volunteer legal interns for the spring 2014 semesters.  The option of earning academic credit for a substantial portion of hours worked is available.

The Office can accommodate up to 4 students.  The position requires a substantial time commitment.  Students are expected to devote 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks during the semester.  As outlined below, students may elect to earn academic credit for a substantial portion of hours worked.

Prerequisites:  Students must have completed the 1L curriculum and be in good academic standing.  Some preference is given to 3Ls.

 Academic Credit: Students selected to work as a volunteer legal intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office have the option of earning 2-4 credit hours for part of their field work.   In addition to the required field work, students are expected to participate in the normal academic exercises associated with law school externships.  Prerequisites for externship credit are completion of the 1L curriculum plus 40 credit hours.

For complete details and how to apply, log onto Symplicity.

 

 

Government Honors & Internship Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2013-14 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 SPRING 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board, Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/13)
•Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science and Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of Diversity and Civil Rights Civil Liberties Division Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Health & Human Services – Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Legal Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
 
State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
•Equal Employment Opportunity – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal Unit)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of State – Student Internship Program (unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Office of the City Attorney Boise, ID – Legal Intern-Extern Program (Paid, Deadline 10/31/13)
•Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•CA District Attorney’s Office Sacramento County – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/15/13)

3Ls for Spring 2014

Federal

•Health & Human Services – Departmental  Appeals Board Volunteer Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid,   Deadline 10/31/13)
•Commission on Security * Cooperation in Europe – US Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Enforcement Division Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Science & Technology Policy OSTP Student Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Federal Communications – International  Bureau Satellite Division Student internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Health & Human Services – Office of Counsel to the Inspector General Legal Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)
•Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Department of Legal Affairs Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Oct.)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/13 for Chicago Legal)
•Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/13)

Post Graduation

State & Local Government

•New York City Law Department – One Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/01/13)