Professional Development News

TODAY!! Interview Skills Workshop

TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with interview skills in preparation of upcoming interviews.

Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development from 2008-2012 will give her expert advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 18 at Frost, Brown Todd. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Pizza will be served.

Boone County Jail Visit Rescheduled

If you signed up to go to the Boone County Jail on Friday, January 17, with regards to the National Immigrant Justice Center project, please be advised that the visit has been RESCHEDULED to Friday, January 24.  Additionally, the training that was to take place on Thursday, January 16, has also been RESCHEDULED to Thursday, January 23.

Public Service Fellowship Applications for Summer 2014 Now Available!

The Public Service fellowship applications for the Summer of 2014 are now available. A list of the fellowships that will be awarded, the amount of each fellowship and a description of each agency is attached and are listed on the bulletin board outside of Room 180.

Applications are available on Symplicity only. Paper applications will not be accepted. Students can apply for fellowships by logging onto Symplicity, completing an application and uploading a resume and personal statement. Students are welcome to apply for as many fellowships as they wish; however, please note that a separate application must be completed for each fellowship.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are also attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully and take note of the additional documents that need to be uploaded.

The deadline to apply for fellowships is Tuesday, February 4, 2014. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta.

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, won't want to miss this information session on Tuesday, January 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL79.

The Office of Professional Development has recently learned that OSCAR has made some changes to the application and hiring process. One of the changes is that 2Ls can start to apply immediately. Our office will be discussing these changes, as well as, everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application. 

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 20.

Office of Professional Development- Interview Skills Workshop

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with interview skills in preparation of upcoming interviews. Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development from 2008-2012 will give her expert advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 18 at Frost, Brown Todd. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Pizza will be served.

Spring 2014 Hiring Season - On Campus Interviews

 The deadline to apply to Session 1 employers for the Spring 2014 Hiring Season On Campus Interviews is Monday, January 20 at 11:59 p.m.  If you are interested in participating in Session 1, please log into Symplicity and click on the "OCI" tab and select Session 1.  Scroll down to review what documents the employers are requesting in addition to their hiring criteria.  Once you have uploaded your documents, you may apply to an employer.

This is a list of firms, government agencies corporations that have requested either a direct contact, resume collection or are coming to interview on campus.  The deadline for each Direct Contact and Resume Collection is listed.

The Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy has not yet scheduled an interview date, but will be participating.  Please continue to check Symplicity as new employers are added.
 

SESSION 1 (Date interviewing on Campus)

February 3
Stites & Harbison - 1L Hiring for Lexington/Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN offices
Seiller Waterman - 1L/2L Hiring for Louisville, KY office
February 4
Stoll Keenon Ogden - 1L, Hiring for Lexington/Louisville, KY offices
Reminger  Co. - 1L, Hiring for Louisville office
February 5
U.S. Attorney's Office-Western District of KY - 1L/2L, Hiring for Louisville office
Oldfather Law Firm - 1L/2L, Hiring for Louisville office
February 6
Vaughn & Smith - 1L/2L, Hiring for Louisville office
February 7
Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett - 1L, Hiring for Louisville office
February 11
Gwin Steinmetz & Baird - 1L/2L, Hiring for Louisville office

RESUME COLLECTION

Thompson Hine - 2L, Hiring for Cincinnati, OH office
Deadline Thursday, January 23 by 2:00 p.m.

Avery & Schurman - 2L/3L/4L, Hiring for Louisville office
Deadline Monday, February 3 by 2:00 p.m

SESSION 2

February 21
Republic Bank - 1L/2L Hiring for Louisville office

DIRECT CONTACT

U.S. Attorney's Office - Eastern District of Kentucky
1L/2L, Hiring for Ft. Mitchell, KY; Lexington, KY and London, KY
View job postings on Symplicity - Deadline Saturday, February 15

RESUME COLLECT

Farrell, Legg & White - 1L, Hiring for Huntington, WV office
Deadline Friday, February 28 by 2:00 p.m.

Attention 2Ls!! Federal Judicial Clerkships Information Session

If you are a 2L and you have been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship, won't want to miss this information session on Tuesday, January 21, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL79.

The Office of Professional Development has recently learned that OSCAR has made some changes to the application and hiring process. One of the changes is that 2Ls can start to apply immediately. Our office will be discussing these changes, as well as, everything you will need to know to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR and the documents required to upload with your application. 

We are asking second year students to RSVP for this program. Please RSVP to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 20.

Office of Professional Development- Interview Skills Workshop

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with interview skills in preparation of upcoming interviews. Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development from 2008-2012 will give her expert advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 18 at Frost, Brown Todd. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Pizza will be served.

TODAY!! Etiquette for the Professional!

TODAY from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M. in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development is hosting a program on "Etiquette for the Professional".

Nationally renowned speaker, Terri Thompson, will be giving an informative and sometimes humorous
presentation on proper business and law firm etiquette. Terri brings a fun, light approach to the much-needed art of business and social etiquette for today's professionals. 

We encourage all students to attend; however, if you are planning to participate in the mock interviews later this month, this will be of particular interest to you.

Pizza will be served while it lasts.

Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund announces their 2014 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 17, 2014.

The core program is the Summer Fellowship Program, which is comprised of a 10-week fellowship during the summer months at labor-related organizations around the country. In 2014, they will support between 60 and 70 funded summer fellowships, plus one part-time funded School-Year Fellowship at the Chicago Newspaper Guild for 2014-2015.

The Summer Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate this time to advancing the cause of workers' rights. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for the ten-week employment period.

To apply, go to http://www.peggybrowningfund.org to complete the application form. A cover letter and resume must accompany your application. Some organizations require a writing sample. See the fellowship descriptions on the website for each respective organization for any additional requirements, which may vary from one organization to another. Some require one or more of the following: an additional writing sample, specific language skills, a labor law course, or having completed two years of law school. It is strongly encouraged that you to submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline