Professional Development News

U.S. Marine Corps JAG Information Session - Thursday, September 22nd at Noon in Room 171

If you are interested in learning about opportunities with the U.S. Marine Corps JAG, please attend this Information Session on Thursday, September 22nd at Noon in room 171.  Captain Michael Masters will be conducting the session.

Celebrate the Implementation of the Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"!

Dear Law School Community,

 

On September 20, please join us for cake outside of the Professional Development Office (room 182) to celebrate the implementation of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"!

What Was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?

Passed by Congress in 1993, DADT was a law mandating the discharge of openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual military service members.
More than 14,500 service members were fired under the law since 1993. 

What is the History of the Repeal of DADT?

  • On December 15, 2010 the House passed a stand-alone DADT bill, 250-175. This bill reflected the language of the repeal provision in the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • On December 18, 2010 the Senate passed the House's stand-alone DADT bill, 65-31
  • On December 22, 2010, President Obama signed the bill allowing for repeal of DADT.
  • On July 22, 2011, President Obama, Defense Secretary Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen certified the U.S. military ready for the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) repeal
  • The implementation of the repeal will go into effect 60 days after the date of certification on September 20, 2011.

How did DADT Affect the Law School ?

All employers who recruit on our campus must certify that they do not discriminate in hiring based on specified protected classes, including sexual orientation. Until recently the military has not been able to certify nondiscrimination on that basis. In theory, the law school should not have allowed the military access to our students based on the discriminatory practice mandated by DADT. However not allowing access would have caused UofL to forgo a large amount of money from the federal government. Our decision (and similar decisions by all but two US law schools) to allow military recruiting created a mandate that we provide "amelioration" in a form that both publicly expressed the law school's disapproval and provided a safe and protective atmosphere for our LGBT students.

Due to the implementation of the repeal of DADT on September 20, this OCI session will be the first that military recruiters will be welcomed on our campus without amelioration. Please stop by at your leisure.  Let's celebrate!
Sincerely,
Kathy Urbach

Presidential Management Fellows Program

If you are interested in learning about the Presidential Management Fellows Program, go to:  http://www.pmf.gov/opportunity/index.aspx

 

Scroll to the bottom of the page and under "Become A PMF", there is helpful information regarding the Overview and Timeline, and Application Process.

 

The application period is from September 15th through September 25th.  You can apply through USA Jobs at:  www.usajobs.gov and search for "Presidential Management Fellows" for the 2012 job opportunity.

 

 

U.S. Department of State's Summer 2012 Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State 's is now accepting applications for the Summer 2012 Student Internship Program.

Click here (http://careers.stategov/students/programs) to read more about the Student Internship Program, and to start the Gateway to State online application process. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 01, 2011.

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a full- or part-time continuing college or university junior, or graduate student (including graduating seniors intending to go on to graduate school).
  • Have good academic standing
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Be able to receive either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.

Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for all qualifications and requirements.

You can also visit our Student Programs forum (http://careers.state.gov/engage/forums/student-programs) to post questions or read discussions about this program.

 

U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.

Missing Sign-In Sheet

The sign-in sheet from yesterday's program featuring the Kentucky Foundation for Justice is missing.  We think that someone may have inadvertently picked it up when they left.  If you attended the program yesterday, please check to see if you may have it.  If you do, please turn it in to Jina Scinta in Room 180.  Thanks.

U.S. Army JAG Interviews - Tuesday, October 4th

Students,

If you are interested in a career with the U.S. Army JAG and would like to sign up for an interview, please apply through Symplicity.  After you log in, click on OCI and enter Session 3.  NOTE:  The bidding period for Session 3 has been extended to September 18th.  Their website is:  http://www.goarmy.com/jag/about.html

Interviews are currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th.  Depending upon how many students sign up, Captain Schlueter may also conduct interviews on Wednesday, October 5th.

 

Tickets for Lawlapalooza 2011: I Rocked the Law on Sale Now!

Tickets for Lawlapalooza 2011: I Rocked the Law are on sale now for only $10 each.

Tickets are available:

  • In person at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Resource Center (Room 272), M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • At the door, Oct. 27, 2011, Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
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    Payment by cash or check only. Make checks payable to "University of Louisville."

Summer 2012 Volunteer Internships for the Office of the U.S. Attorney - Southern District of Indiana

If you are a current second-year student and are interested in working for the U.S. Attorney in Indianapolis, IN during Summer 2012, please view the attachment and apply no later than September 30, 2011.

U.S. Army JAG Interviews - Tuesday, October 4th

Students,

If you are interested in a career with the U.S. Army JAG and would like to sign up for an interview, please apply through Symplicity.  After you log in, click on OCI and enter Session 3.  Their website is:  http://www.goarmy.com/jag/about.html

Interviews are currently scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th.  Depending upon how many students sign up, Captain Schlueter may also conduct interviews on Wednesday, October 5th.

 

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE LOUIS D. BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW MILITARY NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

 All On-Campus Interviewers are requested to read and agree to a non-discrimination policy. 

This non-discrimination policy is for military recruiters. In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding  -- including several categories of student loans  -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution.  Pursuant to regulations of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the National Association for Law Placement, the School of Law is committed to providing our students and alumni/ae with the opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.  Our facilities and resources are available only to prospective employers who adhere to this policy. 

EMPLOYER'S STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:

I/We are in full compliance with the Brandeis School of Law's non-discrimination policy.

 

U.S. Navy JAG Information Session - Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Noon in room 171

Learn about opportunities with the U.S. Navy JAG on Thursday, September 8th from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 171.

  

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE LOUIS D. BRANDEIS SCHOOL OF LAW MILITARY NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

 All On-Campus Interviewers are requested to read and agree to a non-discrimination policy.  This non-discrimination policy is for military recruiters. In order to conduct job interviews in the law school or to obtain assistance from the Career Services Office, prospective employers must sign a statement of nondiscrimination based on race, color, religion, nationality, gender, disability or sexual orientation.  Federal laws relating to military service preclude representatives of the Armed Forces from signing the nondiscrimination statement in its entirety.  Congress also has enacted a statute, known as the Solomon Amendment, requiring that federal funding  -- including several categories of student loans  -- be terminated at any educational institution that refuses access to military recruiters.  Therefore, the law school grants access to military recruiters who sign the nondiscrimination statement to the extent consistent with federal law.The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution.  Pursuant to regulations of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the National Association for Law Placement, the School of Law is committed to providing our students and alumni/ae with the opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.  Our facilities and resources are available only to prospective employers who adhere to this policy.

 

EMPLOYER'S STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING:

I/We are in full compliance with the Brandeis School of Law's non-discrimination policy.