Professional Development News

Lawlapalooza T-Shirts and Tickets are Now on Sale!

You've heard all about it.  Now it's time to make plans to attend this year's Lawlapalooza event.  Lawlapalooza will be held on Thursday, October 17.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the first band plays at 6:30 p.m.

In the event you don't know what Lawlapalooza is all about, it's a battle of the bands that takes place at Phoenix Hill Tavern.  The funds raised go toward the Ellen Ewing Fellowships allowing a student to work during the summer at Legal Aid.

 

T-shirts are in and they are really cool!  T-shirts and tickets are now on sale in the Law Resource Center (Room 272) Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5:30 pm and Friday 8 am - 4 pm. T-shirts and tickets will also be sold in the Mosaic Lobby October 14th from 12:15-1:15.

T-shirts and tickets are $10.00 each. If you are available to help with t-shirt and ticket sales in the Mosaic Lobby on the dates and times designated, please contact Ashley Mouser at lamouser10@gmail.com.

Help make this year's event the best yet!

Public Service Opportunity with Metropolitan Sewer District

The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District is in need of one law student to help with a research project.  The research project will be on various areas of the law including, but not limited to:  Labor/employment, Environmental, Real Estate, Contracts and Bankruptcy.  The student will draft legal memoranda, discovery responses and pleadings.  The student will also perform title searches on MSD easement and property MSD is seeking to acquire. The student must have completed at least one year of property, contracts and legal research.

This project will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  If you are interested in this project, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up.

 

TODAY!! Get Hired! Does Diversity Matter?

Date: TODAY, October 10, from 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Cox Lounge

Come hear panelists from a variety of legal settings explore different issues diverse students will face in the hiring process and provide advice. Topics will include: when/how students should highlight their diversity, how students should deal with difficult/inappropriate questions in an interview, how bar associations can help students network, whether students should mention they are married and/or have children during the hiring process, the value of diversity career fairs and diversity committees in the hiring process, and how students can investigate and look for signs to show whether a firm or agency is committed to diversity. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch (Mexican food) will be served.

Panelists will include:

• Lonita Gaines, Attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Vice President of the Louisville Black Lawyers Association
• Bert Greenwell, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney with Weber & Rose, Member of the UofL LGBT Alumni Council
• Deborah Jandt, Vice President for Talent Acquisition, Marsh & McLennan (Parent Company to Mercer, Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Oliver Wyman, Lippincott and NERA Economic Consulting)
• Ellie Kerstetter, Solo Practitioner, President of the UofL Law Alumni Council, Chair of the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee
• Rawleigh Richardson, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Director of Community & College Relations for the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management

Program Co-Sponsors:
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Diversity Committee
Lambda Law Caucus
Multicultural Law Student Association
Parents Attending Law School
UofL LGBT Alumni Council
UofL LGBT Center
Women's Law Caucus
Office of Professional Development

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.
Section 2: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Get Hired! Does Diversity Matter?

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Cox Lounge

Come hear panelists from a variety of legal settings explore different issues diverse students will face in the hiring process and provide advice. Topics will include: when/how students should highlight their diversity, how students should deal with difficult/inappropriate questions in an interview, how bar associations can help students network, whether students should mention they are married and/or have children during the hiring process, the value of diversity career fairs and diversity committees in the hiring process, and how students can investigate and look for signs to show whether a firm or agency is committed to diversity. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch (Mexican food) will be served.

Panelists will include:

• Lonita Gaines, Attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Vice President of the Louisville Black Lawyers Association
• Bert Greenwell, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney with Weber & Rose, Member of the UofL LGBT Alumni Council
• Deborah Jandt, Vice President for Talent Acquisition, Marsh & McLennan (Parent Company to Mercer, Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Oliver Wyman, Lippincott and NERA Economic Consulting)
• Ellie Kerstetter, Solo Practitioner, President of the UofL Law Alumni Council, Chair of the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee
• Rawleigh Richardson, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Director of Community & College Relations for the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management

Program Co-Sponsors:

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Diversity Committee
Lambda Law Caucus
Multicultural Law Student Association
Parents Attending Law School
UofL LGBT Alumni Council
UofL LGBT Center
Women's Law Caucus
Office of Professional Development

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.
Section 2: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. in Room 175.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

 

Presidential Management Fellowship Program - Application period open until Tuesday, October 15th

The Class of 2014 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application is now open.  You may access the application on www.USAJOBS.gov, or from the PMF homepage, www.PMF.gov.

Remember to study the PMF Assessment Preparation Guide (available at http://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/assessment-process.aspx) before you begin the on-line assessment portion of the application.

Also, the assessment is not timed, but be sure to submit your completed application by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Third-year students and recent graduates are eligible to apply to the Presidential Management Fellows program.  The PMF Program is a two-year flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.  It is designed to develop leadership capabilities as well as to create a cadre of potential government leaders.  Most of the federal agencies where you would work will be in or around Washington, DC although there are opportunities nationwide.

You will gain experience and develop your talents at a single Federal agency where you will be given the opportunity to solve problems, think strategically and become a future leader.  The Become A PMF section on the PMF website has been updated for the PMF Class of 2014 application cycle.

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 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 SUMMER 2014

Federal

•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of General Counsel 2014 Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, 10/15/13)

State & Local Government

•Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)

2Ls for SPRING 2014

Federal

•Securities & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/14/13)
•Commission on International Religious Freedom – Volunteer Internship Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Administration General Counsel’s Office Law  Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•House of Representatives – Committee on the Judiciary Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Administrative Law Judges 2014 Honors Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/18/13)

State & Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, 10/15/13)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – NY District Office Legal Unit Law Student Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•San Francisco, Office of the City Attorney – 2014 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/18/13)

3Ls for Attorney Positions POST GRADUATION

Federal

•Department of Labor – Office of the Solicitor Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/11/13)
•Army Corps of Engineers – Chief Counsel’s Civilian Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•National Labor Relations Board – Board, General Counsel HQ & Regional Offices Honors Attorney Programs (Paid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Office of Personnel Management – Presidential Management Fellows Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/13)

State & Local Government

•California Department of Justice – 2014-16 California Attorney General’s Honors Program & 2015-16 Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/09/13)

SPRING 2014

Federal

•Securities & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/14/13)
•Commission on International Religious Freedom – Volunteer Internship Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Executive Office of the President – Office of Administration general Counsel’s Office Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•House of Representatives – Committee on the Judicial Majority Office Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Administrative Law Judges 2014 Honors Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/18/13)

State & Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – NY District Office Legal Unit Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/13)
•San Francisco, Office of the City Attorney – 2014 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/18/13)

Get Hired! Does Diversity Matter?

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Cox Lounge

Come hear panelists from a variety of legal settings (law firms, government, and a large corporation) explore different issues diverse students will face in the hiring process and provide advice. Topics will include: when/how students should highlight their diversity, how students should deal with difficult/inappropriate questions in an interview, how bar associations can help students network, whether students should mention they are married and/or have children during the hiring process, the value of diversity career fairs and diversity committees in the hiring process, and how students can investigate and look for signs to show whether a firm or agency is committed to diversity. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch (Mexican food) will be served.

Panelists will include:

  • Lonita Gaines, Attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Vice President of the Louisville Black Lawyers Association
  • Bert Greenwell, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney with Weber & Rose, Member of the Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce and the UofL LGBT Alumni Council
  • Deborah Jandt, Vice President for Talent Acquisition, Marsh & McLennan (parent company to Mercer, Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Oliver Wyman, Lippincott and NERA Economic Consulting)
  • Ellie Kerstetter, Solo Practitioner, President of the UofL Law Alumni Council, Chair of the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee
  • Rawleigh Richardson, Talent Acquisition Officer, Marsh & McLennan, Director of Community & College Relations for the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management

Program Co-Sponsors:
Black Law Students Association
Lambda Law Caucus
Multicultural Law Student Association
Parents Attending Law School
UofL LGBT Alumni Council
UofL LGBT Center
Women's Law Caucus
Office of Professional Development

 

Get Hired! Does Diversity Matter?

Date: Thursday, October 10th, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Cox Lounge

Come hear panelists from a variety of legal settings (law firms, government, and a large corporation) explore different issues diverse students will face in the hiring process and provide advice. Topics will include: when/how students should highlight their diversity, how students should deal with difficult/inappropriate questions in an interview, how bar associations can help students network, whether students should mention they are married and/or have children during the hiring process, the value of diversity career fairs and diversity committees in the hiring process, and how students can investigate and look for signs to show whether a firm or agency is committed to diversity. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served.

Panelists will include:

  • Lonita Gaines, Attorney with the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Vice President of the Louisville Black Lawyers Association
  • Bert Greenwell, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney with Weber & Rose, Member of the Old Louisville Chamber of Commerce
  • Deborah Jandt, Vice President for Human Resources, Marsh & McLennan
  • Ellie Kerstetter, Solo Practitioner, President of the UofL Law Alumni Council, Chair of the Louisville Bar Association Diversity Committee
  • Rawleigh Richardson, Talent Acquisition Officer, Marsh & McLennan (parent company to Mercer), Director of Community & College Relations for the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management,

Program Co-Sponsors:
Black Law Students Association
Lambda Law Caucus
Multicultural Law Student Association
Parents Attending Law School
Women's Law Caucus
Office of Professional Development