Professional Development News

New Externship with the Department of Public Advocacy

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a public defender externship with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy in Summer and Fall 2012. Externs will be placed in either the appeals division, in the office in Frankfort, or the trial division, in the offices in LaGrange or Shepherdsville. The externship requires a student limited practice license. Externs in the appeals unit may be involved in reviewing trial records, identifying issues for appeal, researching and writing briefs, and attending oral arguments. Externs in the trial unit may be involved in performing preliminary hearings, probation revocations, and juvenile trials and bench trials in district court. If you are interested, please contact Professor Jordan as soon as possible. Interviews with a DPA representative may be scheduled for Tuesday April 3, 2012.

In-House Counsel Panel hosted by the newly formed Business Law Society

The newly formed Business Law Society is holding it's inagural event this Monday, April 2nd, from 11:30 to 1:00pm. An impressive panel has been invited to discuss business law, the role of the corporate lawyer, what makes a business lawyer tick, what clients are looking for, how to get into this area of law, and so on.
 
Panelists:
• Matthew Hamel (Executive VP and General Counsel at Brown Forman)
• Raymond Burse (Vice President and General Counsel at GE)
• John Rippy (Senior VP at Republic Bank)
• Jeffry Gordon (General Counsel at Sun Tan City)
• Shawn Bailey (VP at Churchill Downs Incorporatated)

Lunch will be served, and prospective members will also receive information on becoming involved with the Business Law Society. The event's facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/107716289359925/

Panel Will Speak on Careers in Property

Four distinguished local attorneys who practice in the property law area will be panelists on careers in property on Friday, March 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 275. Pizza will be provided.  The attorneys will discuss what it is like to practice in an array of real estate and property areas involving real estate transactions ranging from complex projects, such as Fourth Street Live and Liberty Green, to neighborhood and historic preservation issues to traditional transactions involving residential and commercial real estate. The attorneys are Fred Joseph (Stites & Harbison, a transactional lawyer focusing all aspects of real estate law including complex real estate transactions), Stephen Porter (known for his work on neighborhood preservation), Sharon Hardy (Weber & Rose, whose practice includes complex commercial real estate transactions), and Anne Scholtz (Borders & Borders, PLC, whose work focuses on real estate closings and other property law issues, estate planning and probate matters, and business formations and transactions). The speakers will discuss not only their work, but how they chose the career path and how new lawyers can chart their course.  A summary of the speakers' bios is attached.

Office of Professional Development Resources

Are you taking advantage of all of the available resources on the Professional Development website?

What about PSLawnet.org ?  Register as a "Job Seeker".

Career Central IS a “virtual” career services office for law students and attorneys pursuing public interest careers.  There is a broad array of public interest career resources, including:

•A Public Interest Career Fair Calendar
•Fundamental Job Search Resources (resumes, cover letters, interviewing, etc.)
•Information on Summer Public Interest Funding Opportunities and Resources on Financing Public Interest Careers (including LRAPs)
•A Library of General Public Interest Career Resources
•Information on Public Interest Careers in the Nonprofit Arena
•Information on Careers as a Prosecutor or Public Defender
•Information on Careers in Government
•Information on For-profit Public Interest Law Firms
•Other Helpful Links

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Did you know that the Office of Professional Development will request reciprocity (using another law school's Career Services or accessing a job database) at a law school?  Keep in mind that most  law schools don't allow reciprocity during Fall On Campus Interviews; some do not grant reciprocity to 1L or 2L students and some law schools (where there are several law schools close to each other) limit reciprocity to one law school.

Also, don't forget to check the Job Database on Symplicity by going to:  https://law-louisville-csm.symplicity.com/students  Log in with your Student ID No. and Password and click on "Jobs & Resume Collection".

Ms. Reh is available to meet with students regarding your job search for a summer position as well as reviewing your resume and/or cover letter.  Please sign up for an appointment on the sheet on her door (room 184).

 

Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) - Legal Series - March 28, 6:45 p.m. at Stites & Harbison

YPAL sponsors a series of quarterly events designed to give young professionals an opportunity to connect with one another and learn from leaders in the legal community.

The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28.  KFC Chief Legal Officer Cathy Tang is the featured speaker, and will discuss her career path and share tips for success.

Networking begins at 6 p.m., and the program follows at 6:45 p.m.  LexisNexis and Stites & Harbison are sponsoring the event, which will be held at the Stites conference center on the 20th floor of the Aegon Center, located at 400 W. Market St.

The event is free for YPAL members and $10 for non-members.  (NOTE:  The SBA has purchased 30 tickets for interested students.  Please contact Paul Bradford if you have questions.)

YPAL has been ranked the #1 networking organization in Louisville by Business First for the past two years, and currently has over 700 active members.

Don't miss this great opportunity to network and meet folks who are active in the legal community. These events typically draw folks who may have access to non-traditional legal jobs.

If you plan to attend, you need to register online at: http://tinyurl.com/895eo2k

In addition, if you are interested in becoming a YPAL member, you can join online at: http://tinyurl.com/7cncw6m

2012 Summer Corps Application Deadline Extended to April 10

Due to high demand and numerous requests, Equal Justice Works is extending the deadline for students to submit applications for the 2012 Summer Corps program to 11:59 PDT on Tuesday, April 10. All required information must submitted by this time. Incomplete applications will not be considered and there will be no exceptions.

If you have questions about the program or application, please contact summercorps@equaljusticeworks.org.



 

Everything You Need to Know About Federal Judicial Clerkships is TODAY!

Have you been thinking about applying for a federal judicial clerkship? Do you want to know what a federal judicial clerkship is about? If you are a 2L, you won't want to miss this information session. TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session on everything you will need to know about how to apply for federal judicial clerkships on OSCAR, the documents required to upload with your application, and upcoming deadlines. We will have a panel of past, present and future students who have received federal judicial clerkships. They will provide valuable insight on their experiences through this process. Although this is geared toward 2L students, 1L students are certainly welcome to attend.


If you have given any thought to applying for these clerkships, please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend.  Pizza will be served.

Kaplan Review Course Silent Auction Ends TODAY!

Bidding will end TODAY at 12:00 noon for three certificates to be used towards three individual Kaplan Bar Review courses. Certificates available for bids are as follows:


* A Kaplan MBE Final Review Course (Valued at $499 Until April 1)
*A Kaplan MBE Combination Course (Valued at $999 Until April 1)
*A Kaplan Complete Bar Review Certificate (Valued at $1500 Until April 1)


Bid sheets are outside of the Office of Professional Development Offices in the Student Lobby area. The winning bidder(s) of each certificate will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on March 22 in the Student Lobby area. Credit cards and checks will be accepted and payment is due by March 29, 2012. Proceeds of the silent auction will go to assist students who will be doing internships at governmental or non-profit agencies during the summer of 2012.


Good luck!!

Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) - Legal Series - Wednesday, March 28, 6:45 p.m. at Stites & Harbison

 

YPAL sponsors a series of quarterly events designed to give young professionals an opportunity to connect with one another and learn from leaders in the legal community.

The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28.  KFC Chief Legal Officer Cathy Tang is the featured speaker, and will discuss her career path and share tips for success.

Networking begins at 6 p.m., and the program follows at 6:45 p.m.  LexisNexis and Stites & Harbison are sponsoring the event, which will be held at the Stites conference center on the 20th floor of the Aegon Center, located at 400 W. Market St.

The event is free for YPAL members and $10 for non-members.  (NOTE:  The SBA has purchased 30 tickets for interested students.  Please contact Paul Bradford if you have questions.)

YPAL has been ranked the #1 networking organization in Louisville by Business First for the past two years, and currently has over 700 active members.

Don't miss this great opportunity to network and meet folks who are active in the legal community. These events typically draw folks who may have access to non-traditional legal jobs.

If you plan to attend, you need to register online at: http://tinyurl.com/895eo2k

In addition, if you are interested in becoming a YPAL member, you can join online at: http://tinyurl.com/7cncw6m

Congressional Summer Internships for Congressman Geoff Davis, Fourth District of KY

What:  An unpaid internship in one of Congressman Geoff Davis’ District Offices in Kentucky for students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in a Congressional office learning about issues that are important to Kentucky and the United States.

When:  Internships are available for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Internships in the district require a minimum of eight hours per week.

Where:  District offices in Fort Mitchell, Ashland and La Grange.

Why:  The Congressional Internship Program is designed to provide students with a first-hand experience in the inner workings of a Congressional office that cannot be replicated in a classroom environment.  The program will provide eager and motivated students with a solid foundation upon which they can explore their career options.  Academic credit can be applied upon discussion with the Internship Coordinator and respective School Administrator.

How:  The completed application and coordinating materials should be submitted via email at ky04interns@gmail.com or mailed to The Honorable Geoff Davis, Attn: Congressional Internship Coordinator, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 101, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Summer Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by April 15th
Fall Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by July 15th
Spring Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by November 15th

Application is attached.