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KBA Diversity Summit and Pipeline Program: April 9th and 10th

Calling all diverse Kentucky high school seniors and juniors and college students.

KBA Diversity Summit and Pipeline Program: Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville will host a1-day program entitled Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters.  This program is aimed at encouraging Kentucky high school and college students of diverse backgrounds to become lawyers and practice in Kentucky by exposing them to practitioners, law school professors, and judges.  It is targeted to students who are from groups typically underrepresented in law school classes, to include racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, varied religious affiliations, geographic, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientation groups.

 

The program will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.  25 high school juniors & seniors and 25 college/university students from Kentucky will be selected to participate. Admission for this program is on a space-available basis and applications must be submitted by January 31, 2015.  The application is included below.  If you have specific questions or need additional information about the program, please contact Mark Flores at 859-244-7529 (direct) or 859-231-0000.

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Government & Honors Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following: your name, class year, and UofL email address.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

*Corporation for National & Community Service – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Department of Treasury - General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Trade and Development Agency - Office of the General Counsel - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Office of Science and Technology Policy Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/05/15)

State & Local Government

*Federal Reserve Bank of New York Legal Function (Paid, Deadline Rolling Basis beginning December 1)
*Clark County District Attorney's Office, Clark County, NV - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco - 2015 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/09/15)
*Office of the Vermont Attorney General Civil Rights Unit – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
*North Carolina Office of Attorney General Department of Justice – Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

*Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Trade and Development Agency - Office of the General Counsel - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Department of Transportation, Office of Litigation - Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Office of Science and Technology Policy Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/05/15)

State & Local Government

*Clark County District Attorney's Office, Clark County, NV - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco - 2015 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/09/15)
*Office of the Vermont Attorney General Civil Rights Unit – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
*North Carolina Office of Attorney General Department of Justice – Summer InternshipProgram (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)

Legal Aid Society Is Still Looking for Three EJW Interns

The Legal Aid Society is looking for one law student to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment.

They are also looking for two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

Students can begin work whenever they want, this semester or next.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

Applications Now Available for the Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund has announced their 2015 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 16, 2015.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for a ten-week summer employment period. One school-year fellowship is also offered. 

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.

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.

Try-outs for the Criminal Moot Court Team

The Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition will be held in Buffalo, New York on March 27-28.  The team will be comprised of two competitors and one alternate.  Try-outs will be held on January 7th from 5:00-7:00pm and January 8th from 11:00-1:00pm.  For the application, students are required to provide a resume and writing sample as attachments to both coaches by emailing them to julie.helman.maldonado@gmail.com and karaglewis@gmail.com no later than 3:00 pm on 1/05/15! 

Additionally, applicants should review last year’s (2014) competition problem, which can be obtained at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/beyond/competitions/wechsler/problems.html , and choose one side of the issue, prepare a 10-15 minute argument for the tryout.  Students should be prepared to present their arguments, as well as field questions  from the coaches during the argument.  Applicants should also be able to answer questions about their general application, background, interest, etc.

If you have any questions please contact Nichole King at nlgawr01@louiville.edu.

LAST CHANCE TO PICK UP YOUR WLC ORDER

This is your last chance to pick up your WLC apparel order. WLC will be in the Mosaic lobby MONDAY AND TUESDAY ONLY between 12:00-1:00. Any orders not picked up during these times will have to be picked up in January. Thank you and good luck with any remaining finals!

Applications Now Available for the Peggy Browning Summer Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund has announced their 2015 summer fellowships. The application deadline is January 16, 2015.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship Program provides stipends to 1st and 2nd year law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations. Stipends will be a minimum of $5,000 per student for a ten-week summer employment period. One school-year fellowship is also offered. 

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.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following: your name, class year, and UofL email address.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

*Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel Law Student Summer Volunteer Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*Department of Treasury - General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Trade and Development Agency - Office of the General Counsel - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Office of Science and Technology Policy Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/05/15)

State & Local Government

*Federal Reserve Bank of New York Legal Function (Paid, Deadline Rolling Basis beginning December 1)
*New York County District Attorney’s Office – Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*Clark County District Attorney's Office, Clark County, NV - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco - 2015 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/09/15)
*Office of the Vermont Attorney General Civil Rights Unit – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
*North Carolina Office of Attorney General Department of Justice – Summer InternshipProgram (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

*Department of Treasury - General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*Corporation for National & Community Service - Office of General Counsel Legal Internship/Externship (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (Paid, Deadline 12/31/14)
*Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Office of Federal Operations Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Department of the Interior - Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Council on Environmental Quality Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Trade and Development Agency - Office of the General Counsel - Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
*Department of Transportation, Office of Litigation - Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)
*Executive Office of the President - Office of Science and Technology Policy Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/05/15)

State & Local Government

*Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office - Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 12/13/14)
*New York County District Attorney’s Office – Summer Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*City of Philadelphia Law Department – Office of the City Solicitor Summer Law Student Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/14)
*Clark County District Attorney's Office, Clark County, NV - Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/01/15)
*Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco - 2015 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/09/15)
*Office of the Vermont Attorney General Civil Rights Unit – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/15/15)
*North Carolina Office of Attorney General Department of Justice – Summer InternshipProgram (Unpaid, Deadline 01/23/15)