Professional Development News

Attorney General's Office in Frankfort hiring 1L/2L Summer 2014 Interns

The Office of Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky is hiring 15-20 summer interns.  These positions are unpaid.  The AG's Office has a Criminal Division which consists of the Criminal Investigations, Victim Advocacy, Special Prosecutions, and Criminal Appeals Offices.  It also has a Civil Division which contains the Administrative Hearings, Consumer Protection and Rate Intervention Offices.  Student positions can be either part time or full time during the summer.  If selected for an internship, UofL students may be eligible for funding through public service fellowships or Student Bar Foundation summer grants.  2Ls may be eligible for externship credit. 
The job posting with more details about these internships is available on Symplicity under the "Jobs" tab.  Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  The deadline is March 7th but resumes are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program - Student Registration Extended through Wednesday, March 5th at Noon

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment.  The 2014 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014. 

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Student registration will be handled online at:  https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx  and is now open.  The deadline to register has been extended until Wednesday, March 5th at Noon.  If you want to participate, you must register by the deadline.  Because of the verification process that will have to take place immediately after student registration closes, late student registrations will not be accepted.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY  

Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility as a qualification for bidding on interviews, and most employers strongly prefer patent bar eligible students. For more information on eligibility for the patent bar, please refer to the General Requirements Bulletin from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

The 2014 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:

JD students graduating in May/June 2015 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in May/June 2016 (2Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2014/January 2015 (3Ls)
JD students graduating in December 2015/January 2016 (2Ls)
Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2015 and 2016

Students who will graduate before the program is held in August 2014 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2016 are not eligible for the 2014 Patent Law Interview Program and should not register.


O'Bryan Brown & Toner Seeking 1L Summer 2014 Law Clerk

O'Bryan Brown & Toner is seeking a 1L Summer Law Clerk.  Practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Workers' Compensation.  The firm has been ranked as "The Most Polific Trial Law Firm in Kentucky".  To find out more about O'Bryan Brown & Toner, go to:  www.obtlaw.com

They will be participating in on campus interviews on Thursday, March 20th.  The deadline to apply on Symplicity is Friday, March 7.

 

 

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work. The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is March 28, 2014, and your application must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

$3500 Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of energy law. The amount of the fellowship is $3,500. The Brandeis student selected for this fellowship will be placed for the summer with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department of Natural Resources and must commit to working full time for a minimum of 10 weeks. The application for the Donan Fellowship is located in the Symplicity Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2014, and applications must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. on that date to be considered.  To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources, go to http://dnr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship with Professor Trucios-Haynes & Professor Abrams

The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law. The fellows will work 5-10 hours per week for Professor Trucios-Haynes and Professor Abrams and be paid hourly. The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship allows students to work collaboratively and strategically with local non-profits, law school faculty, and immigrant communities to identify human rights abuses impacting the local community and identify ways the legal community can better meet these needs. The fellows will take on many responsibilities including assisting local attorneys working on human rights cases, promoting public education and outreach regarding human rights, and working with the LBA Committee on Human Rights.

1Ls and 2Ls may apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. To learn more about this fellowship, download the attached materials. These documents are also available in the Documents Library on Symplicity. Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Students Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center "Know Your Rights" Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, March 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room LL80, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, March 28.

Students interested in attending the training on March 27 and/or going on the jail visit on March 28, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by Monday, March 17. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available. A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on March 28, please e-mail Prof. Trucios-Haynes by March 17, as well, so she can add your name to the list.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and site visits. Students will also be able to count their travel time to and from the Boone County Jail. Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit. You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

TODAY!! Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment

This is a reminder for those who RSVP'd that TODAY is the Myers-Briggs type indicator assessment. The assessment will be from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in Room LL80.

LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship

The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law.  The fellows will work 5-10 hours per week for Professor Trucios-Haynes and Professor Abrams and be paid hourly. The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship allows students to work collaboratively and strategically with local non-profits, law school faculty, and immigrant communities to identify human rights abuses impacting the local community and identify ways the legal community can better meet these needs.  The fellows will take on many responsibilities including assisting local attorneys working on human rights cases, promoting public education and outreach regarding human rights, and working with the LBA Committee on Human Rights. 

1Ls and 2Ls may apply.  The deadline to apply is Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m.  To learn more about this fellowship, download the attached materials. These documents are also available in the Documents Library on Symplicity.  Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu

New Employer for On Campus Interviews - O'Bryan Brown & Toner

O'Bryan Brown & Toner is seeking a 1L Summer 2014 Law Clerk.  If you are interested in applying, go to Symplicity, click on OCI and select O'Bryan Brown & Toner for Session.