Professional Development News

Office of Professional Development

Welcome & Welcome Back!

The Office of Professional Development extends a warm welcome to all returning students and entering first-year students!  We did a lot of exciting work over the summer including meeting with prospective employers to discuss opportunities for U of L law students, simplifying the procedures for meeting your Public Service Requirement, and re-vamping our web-site. 

If you are a returning student, please stop by and tell us what YOU did over the summer.  If you are new, please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.  We’re looking forward to working with you all during the upcoming year!

Four Tips for Returning Students

With the beginning of the new school year on the horizon, here are a few things returning students can do now to prepare for the job search in the coming year:

1.  Update your resume with your most recent summer experience.  Do this now while your duties and accomplishments are still fresh in your mind.

2.  If you would like to use some of the work you’ve produced as a writing sample, obtain your employer’s permission. 

3.  Ask your supervisor if he or she will serve as a reference for future employers.

4.  Activate your Symplicity account if you have not done so already. Please go to:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students and enter your Student ID (Username) and Password. If you don’t have a Password, click on “Forgot Password”.  To change your password, click on the Password/Preferences tab in the Profile menu and enter the password you received.  "Bidding" (uploading documents) for Session 1 of the on campus interview portion of the Fall Hiring Season is now open and ends on Sunday, August 26th.

OPD Fellows

Drum roll please.  Introducing the Office of Professional Development Fellows.  They are Andrew Beckman, Jimmie Guilfoyle, Paige Hamby, Jamie Jackson and Eddie O’Brien.  These five students are your liaisons to our office.  If you want to discuss career ideas with them or ask questions, contact one or all of them.  Stay tuned for more information.

Fall Hiring Season - Symplicity - On Campus Interviews

Second and third-year students, if you are interested in participating in the on campus interview portion of the Fall Hiring Season, please note that today, August 17th, is the first day to "bid" (upload documents) for employers in Session 1.  Bidding for Session 1 ends on Sunday, August 26.

Please contact Debra Reh if you have any questions or are unable to access your Symplicity account. 

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

If you are interested in obtaining updates for the Government Honors & Internship Handbook and/or Attorney Vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice, an e-mail distribution list will be created for that purpose.  Please attend the How to Get a Government Job during the Fall Hiring Season on Tuesday, August 21 at Noon in 175 to sign up.  If you are not able to attend and want to be included on the list, please e-mail Debra Reh at: dkreh@louisville.edu 

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 12 & 13

If you are interested in employment law and would like to attend the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference on October 12 & 13 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.

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 Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu by Friday, August 17th.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Friday, September 28th.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

If you are interested in obtaining updates for the Government Honors & Internship Handbook and/or Attorney Vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice, an e-mail distribution list will be created for that purpose.  Please attend the How to Get a Government Job during the Fall Hiring Season on Tuesday, August 21 at Noon in 175 to sign up.  If you are not able to attend and want to be included on the list, please e-mail Debra Reh at: dkreh@louisville.edu 

Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program - August 25, 2012, Covington, KY

Are you are interested in attending the Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Covington, KY?

The conference, sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll, offers second and third year law school students the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level positions with prominent regional and national employers.

In order to register, students must forward a resume, cover letter, transcript and completed form (attached) by e-mail or standard mail to the address listed on the registration form.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

Please contact Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu  if you plan on attending.

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 12 & 13

If you are interested in employment law and would like to attend the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference on October 12 & 13 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.

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 Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu by Friday, August 17th.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Friday, September 28th.

Fall Hiring Season - Symplicity Job Postings - Law Clerk

The Fall Hiring Season includes part- and full-time positions listed on the Symplicity job database.  Please continue to check online job listings as the database is continually updated.

The law firm of Gray & White is seeking a law clerk to work on a variety of research issues and other tasks related to plaintiff's personal injury work. They are looking for someone to work 20 hours a week.

Forward resume to Ms. Adrienne Worsham Kim at:  akim@grayandwhitelaw.com

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 12 & 13

If you are interested in employment law and would like to attend the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference on October 12 & 13 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.

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 Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu by Friday, August 17th.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Friday, September 28th.

 

Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program - August 25, 2012, Covington, KY

Are you are interested in attending the Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Covington, KY?

The conference, sponsored by Bingham Greenebaum Doll, offers second and third year law school students the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level positions with prominent regional and national employers.

In order to register, students must forward a resume, cover letter, transcript and completed form (attached) by e-mail or standard mail to the address listed on the registration form.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

Please contact Debra Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu  if you plan on attending.