Professional Development News
The Public Service Program has been informed that Judge Stephanie Burke of the Jefferson District Court is in need of four students to assist her. Second and third year students can count hours working with Judge Burke toward their public service requirement. The following is a description of the work:
Students will assist the court in various research and writing assignments, including issue briefing and opinion drafting; students shall have the opportunity to observe criminal, civil, probate, disability and juvenile court matters, including bench and jury trials and assist the court in preparation for same. The students will be introduced to various aspects of the legal system from perspectcives of the prosecution, defense, circuit clerk's and the bench. The program provided is intended to be a true learning experience intended for those truly interested in a courtroom practice of law.
Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at email@example.com to obtain the necessary forms to sign up. The first four students to e-mail will be signed up.
Mr. Robert Kuhnle, Associate Regional Counsel in Louisville, KY and Ms. Amy L. Brown, Assistant General for the Single Family Mortgage Division in Washington, DC, will be speaking on the HUD Legal Honors Program on Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175.
Mr. Kuhnle and Ms. Brown will be explaining and encouraging applications to the HUD Legal Honors Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28th.
Pizza and drinks will be served.
What is the etiquette of accepting/declining an offer from an employer? The policy that the Office of Professional Development has established is that if you are offered a position and accept, you should honor that commitment and decline all outstanding or subsequent offers. Let employers you are waiting to hear from know that you have accepted an offer so they can remove you as a candidate.
When accepting an offer, do so with enthusiasm and sincerity, making sure that you have confirmed all of the details. Knowing specifics such as your starting date, whether you will attend an orientation session, office attire (casual Fridays), business hours, what is expected of you, and other information will enable a less stressful transition to your new position.
There will be a reception for Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1st in the Cox Lounge for all students, staff and faculty from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
The Education Law & Policy Society and the Office of Professional Development are sponsoring Careers in Education Law on Wednesday, September 19th at Noon in room 175.
Speakers include Kevin Brown, General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education; Marcia Seiler, Director of the LRC - Office of Education Accountability; Alicia Sneed, General Counsel for the Education Cabinet -Educational Professional Standards Board; and Anne Coorssen, General Counsel for the Oldham County Board of Education.
Pizza will be provided.
Following an interview, promptly write the interviewer a letter expressing appreciation and thanks for the interview. The thank you note shows your appreciation for the employer’s interest in you; reiterates your interest in the position and organization; reminds the employer about your qualifications; and demonstrates that you have good manners and know how to write a thank you letter. In addition, you can follow up with any information the employer may have requested.
The Office of Professional Development recommends sending handwritten notes to each individual who interviewed you. Use professional, blank thank you notes.