Professional Development News

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.

On Campus Interview Information

Students who have been selected to interview with Session 1 employers for Spring 2012 On Campus Interviews will receive an e-mail on Monday, January 30th.  To sign up for an interview time, you will need to log in to Symplicity, Click on OCI, select Session 1 and then click on Schedule Interview.  If you were not selected to interview, you will not receive an e-mail.

Students may begin applying to Session 2 employers (with the exception of the U.S. Attorney) today.  The U.S. Attorney's Office changed their interview date from February 15th to February 21st, resulting in them being in Session 2. 

 

ATTENTION 3L'S!!! PUBLIC SERVICE DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING!

This is a reminder that the deadline for third year students to complete and turn in all necessary public service paperwork is MONDAY, MARCH 26. There will be no exceptions or excuses. If you are a third year student who has not signed up for their public service, please do so ASAP. Many of our placements fill up quickly so you may not be able to do your public service at your preferred choice. Please remember that you must sign up with the public service office BEFORE starting your project by completing a Reservation Form.

If you are a third year student who has signed up for, but has not completed your 30-hour requirement or if you have not signed up at all, you can expect to receive periodic e-mail reminders from Ms. Scinta.

If you have any questions about the status of your public service, please contact Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

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.

Law Firm Seeking Law Clerk!

Greg Sims from the law firm of Sims & Reed has an immediate need for a law clerk to work 20 hours per week.  He is looking for a hardworking student who is a quick learner.  A 2L is preferred.

Interested students should fax their resume to 502-618-4954.