Professional Development News

SAVE THE DATE

Please join us as we say goodbye to Assistant Dean Kathy Urbach on Thursday, November 1st at 3:30 pm in the Cox Lounge. 

KY Legislative Research Commission seeking 2L Candidates for 2013-2014 Graduate Fellows Program

Each fellow will be assigned to work with a legislative committee and will be trained in the basic tasks of drafting bills, conducting public policy research, and providing support for legislative committee meetings.  A senior LRC staff person will be assigned to supervise and mentor each fellow and will complete any evaluation forms required by the fellow's university.

Graduate Fellows will work at the Legislative Research Commission in Frankfort a total of approximately 1,000 hours as follows:

May 13, 2013 through mid-August - 37.5 hours per week, for a total of at least 500 hours

Mid-August through about April 15, 2014 - approximately 20 hours per week, for a total of approximately 500 hours, which will include a session of the General Assembly

Thanksgiving through January 6, 2014 - fellows are excused from LRC responsibilities to concentrate on end-of-semester coursework

LRC Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour

Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume with expected date of graduation, cover letter explaining career interests and goals, and one research-oriented writing sample for which you were the sole author to:  Roy Collins, Assistant Director for H.R., LRC Graduate Fellows Program, State Capitol, Room 300, 700 Capitol Ave., Frankfort, KY  40601  roy.collins@lrc.ky.gov by January 15, 2013.  The program will begin May 13, 2013.

Direct questions to:  Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research, (502)564-8100, ext. 367 or teresa.arnold@lrc.ky.gov

Public Service

The Office of Professional Development provides students with the opportunity to gain legal experience through the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program.  This is the first step in your legal career and a building block for legal experience.  Not only will you meet a requirement in order to graduate, but you will be able to apply knowledge and skills in a legal setting under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

Public Service is an opportunity to give back to the community and a characteristic that we strongly encourage continuing throughout your legal career.  Performing public service hours not only develops skills working with real clients and real legal issues, but also creates thoughtful, civic-minded lawyers who play an active role in their community.

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session - Wednesday, October 17th at Noon in room 171

Major Patrick Hartman from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be conducting a PowerPoint Information Session on Wednesday, October 17th at Noon in room 171.  Major Hartman will also meet individually with interested students.  If you are interested in meeting with Major Hartman, please forward your resume to me.  

Internships with the Office of Insured Housing of HUD in Washington, DC

The Office of Insured Housing - Single Family Mortgage Division, is accepting applications for internship positions in Washington, DC.  Positions are available during the school year (Spring 2013, Fall 2013) or Summer 2013.  If interested, please go to Symplicity and upload the requested documents.  The collection deadline is Friday, October 19th. 

Atlanta, GA Patent Law Firm Seeking Summer 2013 Law Clerks

An Atlanta, GA Patent Law Firm is seeking 2L students to work as Summer 2013 Law Clerks.  Candidates must have an Electrical Engineering degree.  If interested, contact Professor John Cross for additional information.  Resumes can be uploaded on Symplicity.

 

Week-Long Public Service Projects for First-Year Students

First-year Students,

As many of you know, the roll-out of the 1L week-long public service project did not go as anticipated.  However, I'm thrilled by your interest and our office wants nothing more than to help you jump start your career!  The only solution that I can see is to attempt to create enough dedicated projects to accommodate those of you who expressed an interest.   Our team is trying very hard to do just that and we will let you know the results as soon as possible.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly at kathy.urbach@louisville.edu or 852-6096.

Stay tuned!  Great things are coming!  You rock, class of 2015!

 

Dean Urbach

Slots Still Available for Legal Aid Wills Clinic on Tuesday, October 24

There are still two slots available for the Legal Aid wills clinic scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, at 3:00 PM at the Mabel Wiggins Center. No training will be required for this clinic. Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as Witnesses and Notaries, if any of the students are Notaries. Students may also prepare simple documents, such as Powers or Attorney and Living Wills.

If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Legal Aid Schedules Wills Clinic for Tuesday, October 24

Legal Aid will be celebrating Pro Bono Week the week of October 22.  As part of this celebration, they have scheduled a wills clinic for Wednesday, October 24, at 3:00 PM at the Mabel Wiggins Center.  They are in need of 5-6 students to assist with this clinic.  No training will be required for this clinic.  Students will assist the assigned attorneys with making changes to the documents that the clients request during the clinic and act as Witnesses and Notaries, if any of the students are Notaries.  Students may also prepare simple documents, such as Powers or Attorney and Living Wills.

If you would like to participate in this clinic, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  The first six students to e-mail will be signed up.

Our office is working with Legal Aid to schedule a wills clinic training for our students in the very near future. Please keep eye out on the Daily Docket for further details of the training.

 

 

ATTENTION 1L's! First Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development will be conducting their first mandatory meeting for first year students on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 275. All first year students are expected to attend. Our first meeting will be entitled, "Get Your Career Started Now". Dean Urbach will be providing you with valuable information on what you can be doing at this point in law school to help you in your job search. We will also be discussing the Policies and Procedures of the Public Service Program, Week-Long projects for 1L's and the Spring hiring season. Pizza will be served while it lasts.

Our second mandatory session will be Tuesday, October 30 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.  Please mark your calendars.