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Still don't have your resume ready to send out or need a cover letter critiqued?  If you don't have time to meet during finals, send your resume and/or cover letter to Ms. Reh as an attachment.  It will be reviewed and returned to you with comments and suggested revisions.

If you would like to meet to discuss your resume, cover letter or summer opportunities , please contact her or sign up for an appointment.   

Summer Internships still available

There are several summer internship positions still available in Congressman Davis’ District Offices.  In the district, these internships are part-time (1-2 days; 5-10 hours a week) and unpaid.  Over the past seven years, more than one hundred students have interned.  Applicants must be enrolled in college or graduate school.

If you are interested in interning in one of the District Offices this summer, please complete the attached application and apply.  For additional information, please contact our Ft. Mitchell Office at (859)426-0080.

Opportunities to Work

Please check out the Symplicity job bank.

Current positions include a paid Summer Intern at Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corporation, a Summer Law Clerk with a KY/IN Domestic Relations Litigation firm and a Law Clerk position with Sales Tillman Wallbaum Catlett & Satterley.  Go to:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".

    

 

 

Mark Your Calendar to Attend the Equal Justice Works Conference!

If you are a 1L or 2L, it's not too early to begin thinking about the Equal Justice Works Conference.  Save the Date for Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2012.  The conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.  For more information about the conference, please visit the Equal Justice Works website at www.equaljusticeworks.org.  More details will follow as they become available.

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS seeking 2L Summer 2012 Intern

The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS is seeking a second-year student who has taken Basic Income Tax to be a Summer 2012 Intern.

For additional information and how to apply, go to:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".

 

 

Central High School Marshall-Brennan Participation Approved for Public Service Credit

One of the Central High School partnership activities is teaching seniors in the law and government class. Law students teach from a prepared curriculum and textbook focusing on civil liberties as it applies to students. Law students must have taken Constitutional Law to teach in this program. In the past, law students enrolled in the "We the People" Bill of Rights Teaching Practicum course for one credit hour per semester (maximum of two credit hours). The Public Service Committee has just approved participation in the Marshall Brennan program for public service credit as an alternative to academic credit. Law students interested in participating for either academic or public service credit should discuss their interest with Professor Sam Marcosson.

Public Service Opportunity Available

A non-profit organization has contacted the Public Service Office seeking a student to assist them in establishing 501(c)(3) status. If you are interested in helping this organization, please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. The first person contacting Ms. Scinta will be signed up for the project. The organization is willing to wait until after finals to get started.

DART Career Fair Thursday Night

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to UofL students and alums!

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the UofL campus on Thursday, April 5 at 6pm in Career Development Center (Houchens Bldg, Lower Level) to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.

Please RSVP by contacting Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or calling 785.506.8915 with your name, phone #, email address and year in school.

DART is now accepting applications for the 2012 DART Organizers Institute, the paid, four-month field school for people interested in launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo a combined classroom and field training covering such topics as:

 

* Entering a community

* Identifying and training local leaders

* Strategic planning and issue cutting

* Relationship and community building

* Direct Action on community issues

* Fundraising

 

The DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

 

* Education reform in low-performing public schools

* Job Training

* Drugs and Violence

* Criminal Recidivism

* Living Wage

* Neighborhood Revitalization

* Predatory Lending

* Affordable Housing, etc.

 

The DART Organizers Institute combines a classroom orientation with on the ground infield training at a local grassroots organization and in-field training site.  Organizers are provided with a cost of living stipend and travel. After successful completion of the program, DART will place graduates into permanent full-time salaried positions earning $32,500/year + benefits.

 

The DART Organizers Institute will begin July 9, 2012.  Training locations and permanent placements sites include cities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia and Florida.

 

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org or contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (785) 506-8915.  

Working in Frankfort this Summer? Share a Ride.

A few students will be working in Frankfort over the summer and would like to carpool.  (Who wouldn't with gas prices steadily increasing?)

If you are interested in sharing transportation to Frankfort, please sign the sheet posted on Ms. Reh's door (184).  Students can get together to work out the details. 

Louisville Magazine "Top Lawyers"

The March 2012 issue of Louisville Magazine featured a list of top lawyers as voted on by fellow Louisville Bar Association members.  This is not the same as the Business First Book of Lists - Law Firms list published each December.

There are 52 practice categories include Banking Law, Bet-the-company Litigation, Class Action Law, Consumer Law, Criminal Defense Law - White-collar and Non-white collar, Immigration & Naturalization Law, Information Technology Law, International Trade & Finance Law, Juvenile Law, Media Law.

If you are interested in viewing the list, see Debra Reh in room 184.