Professional Development News

IMMIGRATION OPPORTUNITY!!!

On the third Thursday of each month, local immigration attorney and alum, Becca O'Neill, holds 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. Detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. The visits are on the Friday after the training. Trained students will conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee. 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. Attached are some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail.

The next training will be Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. here at the law school in Room 060. A visit to the Boone County Jail will be Friday, February 17. Students interested in attending the training, should email Becca O'Neill directly by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com. Please let Ms. O'Neill know in your e-mail whether you plan to attend the Friday visit after the training. A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit. Also, please let Ms. O'Neill know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on February 17, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, so she can add your name to the list.

A complete description of the project is attached; however, please disregard the dates mentioned therein.

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.

How to Get a State Judicial Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position and Summer Judicial Internships!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions?  Do you have an interest in volunteering for a judge over the summer?  You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session on Wednesday, February 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175.

Three of our alums, Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97) and Jacqueline Hersh (Class of '09) will be available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find them, as well. They will also be discussing opportunities for summer judicial internships that are available to our students.

This is session is of interest to all students. If you are a 1L or 2L and have an interest in volunteering for a judge either during the school year or for a summer, you will want to attend. If you are 3L interested in finding out more about state judicial clerkships or staff attorney positions, this is for you.

Pizza and drinks will be served while they last. See you there!

Don't Forget to Check the Job Bank in Symplicity

 

Students,In addition to putting information in the Daily Docket about openings for part-time, summer and full-time opportunities, the Office of Professional Development posts positions in Symplicity.

Go to:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".

Seeking Second-Year Law Clerk

Simms & Reed is seeking a law clerk to work 20 hours a week for local office.  Hours are flexible and student can work evenings (attorney is in office) and/or weekends.  Student should be a second-year student.  Mr. Simms is a 2007 graduate of Brandeis.

If interested, please e-mail resume to:  greg@simmsreed.com or fax resume to:  (502)618-4952 

How to Get A State Clerkship or Staff Attorney Position!

Have you ever wondered how people get their state clerkship or staff attorney positions?  You won't want to miss the next Office of Professional Development information session on Wednesday, February 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175. 

We will have three of our alums available to speak to you about how they got their jobs and where and how you can find them, as well.  Mary Jo Gleason (Class of '96), Kathi Jones (Class of '97) and Jacqueline Hersh (Class of '09) will talk about their experiences as staff attorneys or clerks and will provide helpful hints on how they became aware of their positions and how and where you can learn of such positions.

Pizza and drinks will be served while they last.  See you there!

IMMIGRATION OPPORTUNITY!!!

On the third Thursday of each month, local immigration attorney and alum, Becca O'Neill,  holds 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.  Detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. The visits are on the Friday after the training.  Trained students will conduct individual in-take interviews of each detainee.  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.

The next training will be Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. here at the law school in Room 060.  A visit to the Boone County Jail be Friday, February 17. Students interested in attending the training, should email Becca O'Neill directly by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com.  Please let Ms. O'Neill know in your e-mail whether you plan to attend the Friday visit after the training.  A list of students must be submitted to the jail ten days before the visit.  Also, please let Ms. O'Neill know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

If you are a student who has already been trained and would like to attend the Friday visit on February 17, please e-mail Becca O'Neill by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, so she can add your name to the list.

Please see the attached information about this project, but please disregard the dates contained therein.

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

Social Media/Marketing Advanced Degree Intern at GE

GE is looking for a Social Media/Marketing Advanced Degree Intern. This position is ideal for candidates seeking a dual JD/MBA degree, students with a business/marketing background, or for law students seeking non-legal post-graduation employment in a business or corporate setting.

Responsibilities include: Website traffic analysis, SEO maximization, social media tracking, database/list management, and minor content creation.

There is negligible legal work involved in this internship, so it is not recommended for students seeking practical legal experience such as legal research, memo/brief writing, or courtroom experience.

Competitive applications will emphasize multiple social media platform awareness, data analysis ability, and working familiarity with Excel. This internship is a paid year-long position of 40 hours per week in the summer and 20 hours per week during the semester, so ideally 2Ls should apply.

A full job description and the link to apply is: http://jobs.gecareers.com/job/Louisville-Digital-Intern-Job-KY-40201/1691154/

GE is looking to fill this position immediately, so the application link will only be live until Feb. 9th.

Opportunities in Frankfort - Tuesday, January 31st, Noon in room 175

Speakers will be Sarah Coker, Deputy Bar Counsel for the Kentucky Bar Association; Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Neeka Parks with the Kentucky Parole Board; and May 2012 graduate, Nancy Vinsel, who worked at the Public Service Commission during the summer after her first year.

Find out how these individuals found their positions and what resources they used to get them.

The event will begin at Noon on Tuesday, January 31st in room 175 and continue until 1:30 p.m.  Pizza and drinks will be served outside of 175 before Noon.

Opportunities in Frankfort Information Session - Tuesday, January 31st in room 175

Speakers will be Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission; Sarah Coker, Deputy Bar Counsel for the Kentucky Bar Association; Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Neeka Parks with the Kentucky Parole Board; and Leigh Ann Thacker of Southern Strategy Group.

Find out how these law graduates found their positions and the career path they followed to get there.

The event will begin at Noon on Tuesday, January 31st in room 175 and continue until 1:30 p.m.  Pizza and drinks will be served outside of 175 before Noon.

Opportunities in Frankfort Information Session - Tuesday, January 31st - Noon in room 175

Speakers will be Shane Benson with the Kentucky Public Service Commission; Sarah Coker, Deputy Bar Counsel for the Kentucky Bar Association; Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Neeka Parks with the Kentucky Parole Board; and Leigh Ann Thacker of Southern Strategy Group.

Find out how these law graduates found their positions and the career path they followed to get there.

The event will begin at Noon on Tuesday, January 31st in room 175 and continue until 1:30 p.m.  Pizza and drinks will be served outside of 175 before Noon.