Professional Development News

HUD Legal Honors Program - Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175

Mr. Robert Kuhnle, Associate Regional Counsel in Louisville, KY and Ms. Amy L. Brown, Assistant General for the Single Family Mortgage Division in Washington, DC, will be speaking on the HUD Legal Honors Program on Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175.

Mr. Kuhnle and Ms. Brown will be explaining and encouraging applications to the HUD Legal Honors Program.  The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28th.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

 

 

Accepting/Declining Offers

What is the etiquette of accepting/declining an offer from an employer?  The policy that the Office of Professional Development has established is that if you are offered a position and accept, you should honor that commitment and decline all outstanding or subsequent offers.  Let employers you are waiting to hear from know that you have accepted an offer so they can remove you as a candidate.

When accepting an offer, do so with enthusiasm and sincerity, making sure that you have confirmed all of the details. Knowing specifics such as your starting date, whether you will attend an orientation session, office attire (casual Fridays), business hours, what is expected of you, and other information will enable a less stressful transition to your new position.

Careers in Education Law - TODAY - Noon in room 175

The Education Law & Policy Society and the Office of Professional Development are sponsoring Careers in Education Law on Wednesday, September 19th at Noon in room 175.  Speakers include Kevin Brown, General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education; Marcia Seiler, Director of the LRC - Office of Education Accountability; Alicia Sneed, General Counsel for the Education Cabinet -Educational Professional Standards Board; and Anne Coorssen, General Counsel for the Oldham County Board of Education.Pizza will be provided.

Save the Date - Reception for Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1st

There will be a reception for Dean Urbach on Thursday, November 1st in the Cox Lounge for all students, staff and faculty from 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. 

Careers in Education Law

The Education Law & Policy Society and the Office of Professional Development are sponsoring Careers in Education Law on Wednesday, September 19th at Noon in room 175. 

Speakers include Kevin Brown, General Counsel for the Kentucky Department of Education; Marcia Seiler, Director of the LRC - Office of Education Accountability; Alicia Sneed, General Counsel for the Education Cabinet -Educational Professional Standards Board; and Anne Coorssen, General Counsel for the Oldham County Board of Education.

Pizza will be provided.

Thank You Notes

Following an interview, promptly write the interviewer a letter expressing appreciation and thanks for the interview.  The thank you note shows your appreciation for the employer’s interest in you; reiterates your interest in the position and organization; reminds the employer about your qualifications; and demonstrates that you have good manners and know how to write a thank you letter.  In addition, you can follow up with any information the employer may have requested.

The Office of Professional Development recommends sending handwritten notes to each individual who interviewed you.  Use professional, blank thank you notes.

U.S. Army JAG Information Session TODAY at Noon in the Brandeis Room (112)

Major Tyson McDonald will be conducting an Informaton Session for all interested students at Noon in the Brandeis Room, 112 (next to the Allen Courtroom) TODAY, September 14th.  Pizza will be provided.

Return "Official Guide to Legal Specialties" to Professional Development

Second-year students, if you borrowed a copy of The Official Guide to Legal Specialties from the Office of Professional Development, please return it.  We need them back!  Thanks.  

U.S. Army JAG Information Session - Tomorrow, Friday, September 14th at Noon, room 112 - Brandeis Room

Major Tyson McDonald will be conducting an Informaton Session for all interested students at Noon in the Brandeis Room, 112 (next to the Allen Courtroom) tomorrow, September 14th.  Pizza will be provided.

U.S. Navy JAG Information Session - TODAY, Thursday, September 13th at 1:00, room 175

Lt. Jesse Adams of the U.S. Navy JAG will be conducting an Information Session for all interested students TODAY at 1:00 p.m. in room 175.  Pizza will be provided.