Professional Development News
The Office of Professional Development will be conducting their first of three mandatory meetings for first year students on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 175. All first year students are expected to attend. Our first meeting will be entitled, "Get Your Career Started Now". Dean Urbach will be providing you with valuable information on what you can be doing at this point in law school to help you in your job search. Pizza will be served while it lasts.
Our second and third mandatory sessions will be October 25 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Room 175 and November 1 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Room 175. Please mark your calendars.
Our office would also like to remind students to check the calendar next the elevator for upcoming events. The events are color-coded to indicate which students the event is directed to, but all students are invited to attend all sessions.
Lawlapalooza 2011: I Rocked the Law t-shirts are now on sale, as are tickets, in the Law Resource Center (room 272). Tickets and t-shirts are only 10 bucks each. T-shirts are available in the following sizes: Men's, XL, L and M; and (new this year!) Women's, M and S.
The Lawlapalooza planning committee will also be selling t-shirts and tickets in the Mosaic Lobby:
- Tuesday, October 11 from 9—11 a.m.
- Thursday, October 13 from 11 a.m.—1 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 18 from 2—4 p.m.
- Thursday, October 20 from 5—7 p.m.
The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation's Native American Congressional Internship program offers Native American and Alaska Native law students a unique opportunity to gain professional leadership experience in Washington, DC.
If you qualify and are interested in applying for this internship, go to: www.udall.gov and click on "Native American Internship" for details.
Please join the Young Lawyers Section of the Kentucky Bar Association in partnership with Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky for Alternatives to Practicing Law. The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27th in room 175.
This will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers. Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs, and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan.
Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC, a Louisville-based provider of Litigation Funding Services); Brandon Coan, Policy Analyst for the Mayor of Louisville; Karen Eberle, Administrator with Sullivan University’s Paralegal Program; Jennifer Frazier, State Law Librarian; Stephanie Renner, Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance and Administration for American Founders Bank; and Susan Reale, Westlaw.
Food will be served outside of room 175.
Each fellow will be assigned to work with a legislative committee and will be trained in the basic tasks of drafting bills, conducting public policy research, and providing support for legislative committee meetings. A senior LRC staff person will be assigned to supervise and mentor each fellow and will complete any evaluation forms required by the fellow's university.
Graduate Fellows will work at the Legislative Research Commission in Frankfort a total of approximately 1,000 hours as follows:
May 14 through mid-August - 37.5 hours per week, for a total of at least 500 hours
Mid-August through about April 15 - approximately 20 hours per week, for a total of approximately 500 hours, which will include a session of the General Assembly
Thanksgiving through January 2 - fellows are excused from LRC responsibilities to concentrate on end-of-semester coursework
LRC Graduate Fellows receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour
Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume, cover letter explaining career interests and goals, and one research-oriented writing sample to: Roy Collins, Assistant Director for H.R., LRC Graduate Fellows Program, State Capitol, Room 300, 700 Capitol Ave., Frankfort, KY 40601 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 17, 2012. The program will begin May 14, 2012.
Direct questions to: Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research, (502)564-8100, ext. 367 or email@example.com