Professional Development News

It's Fulbright & Big BRIT Scholarship Time at UofL!

The Office of National and International Scholarship Opportunities wants our students to know they are preparing for another great year of scholarship and fellowship advising. 

Each Fall they host a series of workshops, culminating in a week of campus interviews that prepare applicants to submit highly competitive applications for Academic Grants and English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) to countries around the world. Although they are looking for graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates and alumni (up to 5 years out) to apply for the Fulbright for 2014-2015, first and second year students are also invited to attend the workshops.

The first workshop will be held on Friday, August 30. There will be two sessions from which to choose. One session will be from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and the other will be from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in Room 139 of the Shumaker Research Building.

There is a series of upcoming deadlines for students interested in applying. These deadlines are listed on the attached scholarship announcement. Also attached is a Fulbright booklet which explains what a Fulbright scholarship is and eligibility requirements.

If you think you might be interested in applying, please notify Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you. The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will be begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 followed by a clinic at 10:00 a.m. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center downtown on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Friday, August 30.

Are You Interested in Public Interest Law?

If you're interested in public interest law, The Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Thursday, August 29 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 171. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details.

Mark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is Thursday, September 12.

For more information, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org.

EJW Webinar Today 3:00-4:00 p.m. Application Tips for the EqualJusticeWorks Conference

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register at: http://equaljusticeworks.org/node/78627 
 
EqualJusticeWorks is hosting a webinar today for students to provide helpful tips from career services and public interest professionals on resumes, cover letters, writing samples and other application materials as students begin to apply to interviews at the 2013 EJW Conference and Career Fair on October 25-26 in Washington D.C. Students will also be shown how to search for positions on the Career Fair database, hear from experts, and be able to ask questions live during the webinar.

Moderator:
Nita Mazumder, Program Manager, Law School Engagement and Advocacy, Equal Justice Works
Panelists:
Suzanne Patrick, Director of Career Services, St. Mary's University School of Law
Teresa Schmiedeler, Director, Public Interest Initiatives & Fellowships, University of Maryland School of Law
Brad Morgan, Coordinator, Access to Justice Programs, University of Tennessee College of Law

Go to http://equaljusticeworks.org/node/78627 to learn more about the webinar and register.

More information on the EqualJusticeWorks Conference and Job Fair is available at http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair.

U.S. Air Force JAG - Informational Interviews - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Captain Thomas Finley with the U.S. Air Force JAG at Wright Patterson Airforce Base will be conducting one-on-one informational interviews with interested 2L/3L students on Tuesday, September 17th.  These are not traditional interviews, but are more of an opportunity for Captain Finley to explain the application process and opportunities with the Air Force JAG.

If you are interested, please contact Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu to let her know.  You will be contacted for an interview time signup.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 25 & 26

If you are interested in employment law and would like to attend the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference on October 25 and 26 in Maryland, please view the attachments.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare is September 5.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by no later than Monday, August 26. In a past Daily Docket announcement, a deadline of September 3 was given. Please note: August 26 is the deadline for submitting statements.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 10.

Office of Technology Development - UofL Needs Student Volunteer

The Public Service Office has been contacted by the Office of Technology Development here on campus. Their office is reviewing the University's IP Policy and would like a student volunteer to help the office digest current policy and seek out the policies from other universities. A working knowledge of intellectual property (e.g. completed the IP Survey class) would be helpful, but not required. The position will require culling and analyzing IP policies and languages from other universities and comparing them to the policy at UofL. The student will them provide some analysis such as supplying feedback as to which schools offer policies UofL may want to adopt and looking for gaps in UofL's current policy. The project will take approximately 30 hours and it is hoped the student can completed the work by late September. If you are interested in this project, please send a resume to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

New Public Service Opportunity - Project Compassion

Project Compassion is a health services program serving underserved populations - low-income and predominantly African American - in the Shawnee neighborhood of West Louisville. Project Compassion seeks a law student to work on drafting and filing articles of incorporation, drafting and submitting an application for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to the IRS, and developing a simple instructional handout or program for non-medical volunteers about participant privacy and confidentiality.  Project Compassion is administered by Dr. Karen Krigger, Associate Professor of Family and Geriatric Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine. The services are provided by various licensed service providers who have their own medical malpractice insurance and HIPPAA compliance. The law student who signs up for this public service placement would work directly with Dr. Krigger and Professor Tony Arnold (both of whom are members of Redeemer and involved in Project Compassion) and under the guidance of Kentucky-licensed attorney Noelle Haegele, a graduate of our Law School.

The initial work on the incorporation, 501(c)(3) status, and privacy/confidentiality training document or program is estimated to take between 30 and 40 hours total, and ideally would be completed by the end of the Fall 2013 semester or earlier. 

If you are a second or third year student interested in the project, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

 

Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women's issues in Washington, D.C. with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities organized by WLPPFP.

All Fellowships provide an incomparable opportunity to work with leaders in the women's legal community, to gain tremendous experience promoting women's rights, and to sharpen leadership and advocacy skills through in-depth training sessions provided by the Program. All but two of the Fellowships are one-year positions, commencing at the beginning of September and running through the end of August the following year. This Fellowship is being offered for the 2014-2015 term. Applications are due November 15, 2013. Applicants must either be a law school graduate or in their final year of law school, and must show a demonstrated commitment to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline, and early applications are encouraged. Fellowship selection will be conducted throughout the spring and summer. Applications are available at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/wlppfp/us/USa.... For more information about WLPPFP, please visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/wlppfp/about....

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you. The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will be begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 followed by a clinic at 10:00 a.m. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center downtown on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Friday, August 30.