Professional Development News

Preparing for the Fall Recruiting Season and Tips on Gaining Summer Legal Experience - Tuesday, April 2, 12:00 - 175

If you want to be ready for the Fall 2013 Recruiting Season and/or need advice on how to gain legal experience over the summer, please attend this session.   Dean Hajek will provide advice to students who haven't found summer opportunities and inform you how to "hit the ground running" this fall.

Jimmy Johns will be served.


Career Week

Wednesday, March 27 at 12pm (noon) in room 275, International Law Society will be hosting an event for Career Week. The event will focus on different aspects of international law, the role of attorneys, its applicibility to the city of Louisville, and what the future looks like for lawyers in this field. Speakers include Robert Brown from Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Pei Zhang from Frost Brown Todd, and Becky O'Neill. Food will be provided. 

University Wide Career Fair - Wednesday, March 27th - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Papa John's Stadium

A University Wide Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 27th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Papa John's Stadium.  Although the employers are not specifically seeking law students/graduates, this may be an excellent opportunity to network and provide your resume to potential employers.

Click the link below for a list of participating employers.

The Network Center for Community Change Needs Students for Outreach Program

The Network Center for Community Change is once again gearing up to do door-to-door outreach to property owners who have unpaid property taxes. The goal is to help homeowners avoid having those delinquent taxes be sold by the Jefferson County Clerk to third party purchasers. A sale to a private individual or business will mean more fees and costs will be added to the tax bill.

There will be an informational session on April 4 from 9:30-11 at NC3's headquarters on the 3rd floor of the Metro United Way building at 334 East Broadway downtown. This session is not mandatory, but students who are interested in the issues of property taxes and their connection to foreclosure and vacant and abandoned property would find it interesting. More information is available on the attached flyer.

Following that meeting, they plan on doing outreach at the following times. We will meet at NC3 headquarters and walk in teams of two.

Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 28 at 5:30 p.m.

They are planning to schedule three property tax clinics. The first clinic will be May 18th at 1:30 p.m. at their offices. The other two clinics will be scheduled for a later date.

If you are interested in doing grassroots outreach as a public service, this is an important area of service and you will learn about a rather obscure area of the law that affects thousands of Jefferson County residents each year.

If you are interested, please contact Jina Scinta at to sign up to receive public service credit. Further details will be provided to those who sign up.

Career Week

"Day 2 of Career Week! The Business Law Society will host a discussion on the different aspects of law in business, the role of attorneys, and what the future looks like for lawyers in this field. We are grateful to have accomplished attorneys from the largest law firm in Louisville (Frost Brown Todd) in Justin Fowles, Joshua O'Bryan, and Tommy Sturgeon, as well as Coy Travis from Weber & Rose. As always, food will be provided. We look forward to your attendance in room 175 at 1pm!"

Opportunities in Frankfort - Tuesday, March 26 at 12:10 p.m. in room LL75

If you are interested in learning about Opportunities in Frankfort, please attend the session on Tuesday, March 26 at 12:10 pm in LL75.  Speakers are Sean Riley, Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of KY; Jesse Rowe, Assistant General Counsel for the Transportation Cabinet, Office of Legal Services and Mona Womack, Deputy General Counsel, Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Bios are attached.

Something different than pizza will be served prior to the event!

Public Service Deadline Is TODAY!!!

The deadline for May 2013 grads to complete their public service hours and turn in all necessary paperwork is TODAY AT 3:00 P.M. There will be NO exceptions. Reminder e-mails have been sent to students with outstanding paperwork. If you need to get your supervisor's signature on any of the paperwork and left it with them to sign, make sure they understand that the paperwork must to be turned in to Ms. Scinta in Room 180 by no later than 3:00 p.m. TODAY. Paperwork can be faxed or e-mailed to Ms. Scinta.

Career Week - Today - Governmental Law - Noon in room 175

"Come join us for the beginning of Career Week! The ACLU, American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society will host a discussion on the different aspects of law in government, the role of attorneys in the process, and what the future looks for lawyers in this field. We couldn't ask for more qualified speakers: Clay Barkley from the Office of the Attorney General, Bill Sharp from the ACLU of Kentucky, and Amy Cubbage who helped litigate a Supreme Court case (Parents Involved). As always, food will be provided. We look forward to your attendance in room 175 at 12pm noon!"

McClain DeWees seeking Summer 2013 Law Clerk

Seeking hard-working 2L student for summer law clerk at firm with practice areas in civil litigation, immigration law and personal injury.

If interested in applying, send resume, cover letter and writing sample to Mr. Rob DeWees.  (Job is listed on Symplicity.) 


Professor Tony Arnold seeking Research Assistants

Professor Tony Arnold will be hiring two students to serve as research assistants in the Center for Land Use & Environmental Responsibility for 10 hours per week for a total of 30 weeks over the coming year: 10 weeks in Summer 2013, 10 weeks in Fall 2013, and 10 weeks in Spring 2014.  Students will work as part of a team with Professor Arnold, Professor Daniel DeCaro, and perhaps other researchers on developing adaptive planning and problem-solving processes for watershed (or other ecosystem) governance.

Tasks might include research into legal authorities, case-study or field research on watershed institutions, laboratory research on the psychology of participation and procedural justice in the management of common-pool resources, leadership of or participation in community-based watershed planning and management (application of research to specific public problems), various Center administrative tasks, and even gathering of data on water conditions.  Research assistants might also participate in putting together proposals for grant funding for future research and projects.

Preference will be given to students who will be taking environmental and natural resources classes at the Law School in the 2013-14 academic year (or have taken them) so that students have a strong educational foundation in the work that they will be doing.  Preference may be given to students who have backgrounds in the ecological sciences or social sciences.

Interested students should submit a resume and a cover letter to Professor Arnold at: no later than March 25, 2013.