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Lexmark International, Inc. Hiring 1L or 2L for 2015 Summer Paid Intern

Lexmark International, Inc. in Lexington, KY is hiring a first- or second-year student for a Summer 2015 Paid Internship position.  If you are interested in applying, log onto Symplicity.

Calling All Students to Assist with Legal Help Fair

The Legal Aid Society is partnering with the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Brandeis School of Law to host a Free Legal Help Fair at the Americana Community Center on Thursday, April 9th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This Service Project will match people living in poverty in our community with local attorneys for free individual attorney consultations. 

Legal Aid is seeking 25 law students to partner with volunteer attorneys to provide direct services to clients at the Americana Center. The volunteer attorneys will come from a variety of legal backgrounds so this would be a great networking opportunity. A list of the volunteer attorneys is attached.

Students who sign up can receive public service credit for the time spent at the Legal Help Fair. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up to participate.

This event is a pre-event to the KBA's Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 10 at the Galt House.

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 080, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, April 3.

Students interested in attending the training on April 2 and/or going on the jail visit on April 3, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, March 23. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available.
A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Greenebaum Summer Fellowships. The Greenebaum Summer Fellowships will provide summer grants to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer. Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country. The committee will continue to accept applications for Greenebaum Fellowships until May 1. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 9 and your application must be submitted to Jina Scinta @ jina.scinta@louisville.edu in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

Networking Opportunity

Looking for a way to connect and learn from some of Louisville's most prominent attorneys? Check out the fourth edition of Legal-Ease Series on March 26, 2015, 11:45am to 1:00pm.  At this lunch series, you will hear from attorneys who have excelled in the corporate world. The set-up gives young professionals a comfortable way to interact with our guests, who will share their best career and business development advice.  A buffet lunch will be provided with registration.  Seating is very limited, so REGISTER EARLY!  Confirmed Guests are: Jim Beckett - Chief Business Development Officer at Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cheryl Bruner - Director of Customer Services & Marketing at LG&E and KU Energy; Ekumene Lysonge - Vice President, Legal Affairs & Assistant Secretary at Churchill Downs Inc.; Cathy Tang - Chief Legal Officer at KFC Corporation; and Peter Wayne - Wealth Advisor at Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. Please go to https://www.ypal.org/Events/Legal-Ease-Attorneys-in-Companies  to register!

Jefferson County Attorney’s Office Domestic Violence Intake Center Needs Students

The Jefferson County Attorney's Office is looking for two 3L students to assist them immediately to volunteer in the Domestic Violence Intake Center. Students will directly help clients with matters such as EPOs, warrants, criminal matters, etc. under the supervision of an attorney. Work will be performed at the Hall of Justice located downtown. The Intake Center operates from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight; therefore, evening and weekend hours are available.

The Intake Center is also looking for 4-6 1Ls and 2Ls to work at the Intake Center during the summer.

Please contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu for more information and to sign up to receive public service credit.

Law school deans place friendly wager to kick off March Madness

The University of Louisville Men's Basketball Team will tipoff its NCAA tournament run Friday against the Anteaters of UC-Irvine. The Cardinals are a No. 4 seed, while UC-Irvine is a 13 seed.

To celebrate the matchup, Brandeis Dean Susan Duncan and UC-Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky have agreed to a friendly wager. If the Cards win, Dean Chemerinsky, a prominent constitutional law scholar, has agreed to give a speech at Brandeis (and to supply a bottle of California wine).

If the Anteaters pull off the upset, Dean Duncan will be speaking in Irvine and ponying up a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon.

May the best team win (Go Cards!)

Are You Interested in Immigration Law? Students are Needed for National Immigrant Justice Center Know Your Rights Presentation

This public service opportunity is ideal for students and local community volunteers interested in immigration law. Professor Trucios-Haynes leads a team of volunteers on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail where immigration detainees are held in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. Trained students, with the supervision of Prof. Trucios-Haynes, conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations to approximately 200+ detainees during each visit, and conducts individual in-take interviews of each detainee.

On Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 080, Prof. Trucios-Haynes will hold a training here at the law school to train students to go on monthly visits to the Boone County Jail to conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations to detainees. The next jail visit will be on Friday, April 3.

Students interested in attending the training on April 2 and/or going on the jail visit on April 3, should email Prof. Trucios-Haynes directly by no later than Monday, March 23. Her email is ethaynes@louisville.edu. When notifying Prof. Trucios-Haynes, please let her know if you speak a second language, although it is not necessary.

Students whose schedules do not allow them to visit the jail on Fridays can still take the training. All students are welcome. Once you have been trained you can attend a Friday visit when you are available.

A more detailed description of this project is attached, along with some compelling stories giving examples of some cases that have gone through the Boone County Jail. More stories can also be found at: http://www.immigrantjustice.org/tags/these-lives-matter.

Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Greenebaum Summer Fellowships. The Greenebaum Summer Fellowships will provide summer grants to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer. Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country. The committee will continue to accept applications for Greenebaum Fellowships until May 1. Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.