Professional Development News

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 2014-15 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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Federal Aviation Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/07/15)
•Federal Aviation Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/14/15)
•Administration Conference of the United States - Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15
•National Indian Gaming Commission - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)

State and Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - R6 (Dallas) Summer Intern Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Federal Trade Commission - Southeast Region (Atlanta) - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Sacramento County, CA District Attorney's Office - Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline Mid-Feb)
•New York State Attorney General - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Federal Aviation Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/07/15)
•Administration Conference of the United States - Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Institute of Museum & Library Services - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•National Indian Gaming Commission - Office of General Counsel Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Office of Government Ethics - Office of General Counsel & Legal Policy Division & Program Counsel Division Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)

State and Local Government

•California Franchise Tax Board - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency - R6 (Dallas) Summer Intern Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Federal Trade Commission - Southeast Region (Atlanta) - Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Volunteer and Certified Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/15/15)
•Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline Mid-Feb)
•New York State Attorney General - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/20/15)

Interview Skills Workshop with Christopher Schaefer - Mon. Feb. 2 12:00-1:00 p.m. Rm. LL80

The Office of Professional Development is hosting a second Interview Skills Workshop featuring Christopher Schaefer with Stoll, Keenon & Ogden. Mr. Schaefer is on the Recruiting Committee at Stoll Keenon & Ogden and taught Evidence at the law school last year.

Mr. Schaefer will be discussing what you can expect at the interview, specifically the do's and don'ts of recruiting, networking, and call backs.

When: Monday, February 2, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room LL80

This program is open to all students. Lunch will be provided by Jimmy Johns.

Summer Fellowships with Legal Aid, DPA, Metro PD & Spring Break Mediation Training - Tues., Feb. 3 Deadline

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Fellowship Application Process. Throughout the spring semester, a variety of summer fellowships for Brandeis students will be advertised. Last year over $67,000 was awarded in fellowships allowing students to work in positions locally, nationally and internationally. 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to review the materials below and continue to monitor the Daily Docket for updates. The first group of fellowships involves a total of 8 summer positions across three employers and 8 spring break positions in mediation training with Just Solutions.

Available Fellowships:
The Application Period is now Open until Tuesday, February 3rd
for the following fellowships:
a. IOLTA/BarBri Fellowships (3 summer fellowships, 2 at $2,500 each and 1 at a min. $1,500 (full amount TBD) with Department of Public Advocacy in any of its Kentucky offices)
b. Samuel L. Greenebaum Fellowship (2 summer positions at $2,500 each, with Louisville Metro Public Defender)
c. Ellen Ewing Fellowship (3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Legal Aid)
d. Edwin H. Perry Fellowship (approx. 8 positions over spring break in a week-long Meditation Training Course offered through Just Solutions, valued at $1000 each).

The summer fellowships may be either part time or full time but students must complete 250 hours by the end of the summer. To learn more about the above fellowships, see the attached document entitled "2015 Fellowship Descriptions".

Application Process:
To apply for any of the above fellowships, students must submit a resume, statement of interest and a completed application. Students may obtain the applications for each of the different fellowships from the Document Library on Symplicity. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Metro Public Defender, and Legal Aid will be on campus in February to interview candidates and select recipients for the fellowships. The winners will be notified in March.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully. Students may apply for all four fellowships, but must submit different application for each of the fellowships.

Therefore, to apply for fellowships, students will need the following to assist them: (1) 2015 Fellowship Descriptions; (2) Fellowship Instructions; and (3) the Application Form for each of the fellowships for which they plan to apply. All of these documents are available to students in the Document Library on Symplicity.

Deadline for Posted Fellowships:
The deadline to apply for the above fellowships is Tuesday, February 3, 2015
, at midnight. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta, the Public Service Coordinator, in room 180, or contact her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. You may also contact Dean Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Fellowships Available Later in the Spring:
The application periods for the fellowships below have not yet opened, but we encourage students to watch for announcements in the Daily Docket and on the Symplicity homepage for when they will be made available:
a. Public Service Greenebaum Fellowships available February 2015 (9 positions, $2500 each, students secure any summer legal volunteer position and request funding)
b. Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $5000, student secures summer legal position in real estate/land use)
c. Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $3500, position is with the Kentucky EEC Legal Dept.)

Legal Aid Is Hiring Part-Time Law Clerk/Paralegal

Legal Aid is looking for a paralegal/law clerk part-time 20 hours per week. This position will be full-time during the summer. Despite the title, the work will be for a law clerk with the HIV/AIDS project of Legal Aid. The work will begin right away.

Log onto Symplicity for details on how to apply, a job description and salary.

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you.

The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics, which are scheduled at various times throughout the year.
Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Thursday, February 5.

Summer Fellowships with Legal Aid, DPA, Metro PD & Spring Break Mediation Training - Tues., Feb. 3 Deadline

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Fellowship Application Process. Throughout the spring semester, a variety of summer fellowships for Brandeis students will be advertised. Last year over $67,000 was awarded in fellowships allowing students to work in positions locally, nationally and internationally. 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to review the materials below and continue to monitor the Daily Docket for updates. The first group of fellowships involves a total of 8 summer positions across three employers and 8 spring break positions in mediation training with Just Solutions.

Available Fellowships:
The Application Period is now Open until Tuesday, February 3rd for the following fellowships:
a. IOLTA/BarBri Fellowships (3 summer fellowships, 2 at $2,500 each and 1 at a min. $1,500 (full amount TBD) with Department of Public Advocacy in any of its Kentucky offices)
b. Samuel L. Greenebaum Fellowship (2 summer positions at $2,500 each, with Louisville Metro Public Defender)
c. Ellen Ewing Fellowship (3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Legal Aid)
d. Edwin H. Perry Fellowship (approx. 8 positions over spring break in a week-long Meditation Training Course offered through Just Solutions, valued at $1000 each).

The summer fellowships may be either part time or full time but students must complete 250 hours by the end of the summer. To learn more about the above fellowships, see the attached document entitled "2015 Fellowship Descriptions".

Application Process:
To apply for any of the above fellowships, students must submit a resume, statement of interest and a completed application. Students may obtain the applications for each of the different fellowships from the Document Library on Symplicity. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Metro Public Defender, and Legal Aid will be on campus in February to interview candidates and select recipients for the fellowships. The winners will be notified in March.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully. Students may apply for all four fellowships, but must submit different application for each of the fellowships.

Therefore, to apply for fellowships, students will need the following to assist them: (1) 2015 Fellowship Descriptions; (2) Fellowship Instructions; and (3) the Application Form for each of the fellowships for which they plan to apply. All of these documents are available to students in the Document Library on Symplicity.

Deadline for Posted Fellowships:
The deadline to apply for the above fellowships is Tuesday, February 3, 2015
, at midnight. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta, the Public Service Coordinator, in room 180, or contact her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. You may also contact Dean Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Fellowships Available Later in the Spring:
The application periods for the fellowships below have not yet opened, but we encourage students to watch for announcements in the Daily Docket and on the Symplicity homepage for when they will be made available:
a. Public Service Greenebaum Fellowships available February 2015 (9 positions, $2500 each, students secure any summer legal volunteer position and request funding)
b. Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $5000, student secures summer legal position in real estate/land use)
c. Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $3500, position is with the Kentucky EEC Legal Dept.)

Interview Skills Workshop with Christopher Schaefer - Mon. Feb. 2 12:00-1:00 p.m. Rm. LL80

The Office of Professional Development is hosting a second Interview Skills Workshop featuring Christopher Schaefer with Stoll, Keenon & Ogden. Mr. Schaefer is on the Recruiting Committee at Stoll Keenon & Ogden and taught Evidence at the last school last year.

Mr. Schaefer will be discussing what you can expect at the interview, specifically the do's and don'ts of recruiting, networking, and call backs.

When: Monday, February 2, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room LL80

This program is open to all students. Lunch will be provided.

Spring 2015 Recruiting - Attention 1L, 2L and May 2015 Graduates

The application period for Session 2 of Spring Recruiting is now open and continues through Sunday, February 1 at midnight.

•Alcorn Sage Schwartz & Magrath is hiring a second-year student for a summer law clerk in their Madison, IN office.
•Satterley & Kelley is hiring a second-year student to begin work this semester and continue during the summer in their Louisville office.
•O’Bryan Brown & Toner is hiring a first-year student for a summer law clerk in their Louisville office.
•Republic Bank is hiring a first- or second-year student for a paid summer intern in their Louisville office.
•Vaughn & Smith is hiring a first-year student for a summer law clerk and a May 2015 graduate for an attorney position in their Louisville office.

Stand Alone Sessions

•KY Department of Education is hiring a first- or second-year student for a summer legal intern in their Frankfort, KY office – deadline February 16
•Churchill Downs is hiring a first- or second-year student to begin in early April and continue through the fall semester in their Louisville office – apply February 2 through February 24.

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you.

The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic. Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics, which are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Thursday, February 5.

Summer Fellowships with Legal Aid, DPA, Metro PD & Spring Break Mediation Training - Tues., Feb. 3 Deadline

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Fellowship Application Process. Throughout the spring semester, a variety of summer fellowships for Brandeis students will be advertised. Last year over $67,000 was awarded in fellowships allowing students to work in positions locally, nationally and internationally. 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to review the materials below and continue to monitor the Daily Docket for updates. The first group of fellowships involves a total of 8 summer positions across three employers and 8 spring break positions in mediation training with Just Solutions.

Available Fellowships:
The Application Period is now Open until Tuesday, February 3rd for the following fellowships:

a. IOLTA/BarBri Fellowships (3 summer fellowships, 2 at $2,500 each and 1 at a min. $1,500 (full amount TBD) with Department of Public Advocacy in any of its Kentucky offices)

b. Samuel L. Greenebaum Fellowship (2 summer positions at $2,500 each, with Louisville Metro Public Defender)

c. Ellen Ewing Fellowship (3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Legal Aid)

d. Edwin H. Perry Fellowship (approx. 8 positions over spring break in a week-long Meditation Training Course offered through Just Solutions, valued at $1000 each).

The summer fellowships may be either part time or full time but students must complete 250 hours by the end of the summer. To learn more about the above fellowships, see the attached document entitled "2015 Fellowship Descriptions".

Application Process:
To apply for any of the above fellowships, students must submit a resume, statement of interest and a completed application. Students may obtain the applications for each of the different fellowships from the Document Library on Symplicity. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Metro Public Defender, and Legal Aid will be on campus in February to interview candidates and select recipients for the fellowships. The winners will be notified in March.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully. Students may apply for all four fellowships, but must submit different application for each of the fellowships.

Therefore, to apply for fellowships, students will need the following to assist them: (1) 2015 Fellowship Descriptions; (2) Fellowship Instructions; and (3) the Application Form for each of the fellowships for which they plan to apply. All of these documents are available to students in the Document Library on Symplicity.

Deadline for Posted Fellowships:
The deadline to apply for the above fellowships is Tuesday, February 3, 2015
, at midnight. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta, the Public Service Coordinator, in room 180, or contact her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. You may also contact Dean Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Fellowships Available Later in the Spring:
The application periods for the fellowships below have not yet opened, but we encourage students to watch for announcements in the Daily Docket and on the Symplicity homepage for when they will be made available:
a. Public Service Greenebaum Fellowships available February 2015 (9 positions, $2500 each, students secure any summer legal volunteer position and request funding)
b. Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $5000, student secures summer legal position in real estate/land use)
c. Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $3500, position is with the Kentucky EEC Legal Dept.)