Student News

Office of Professional Development- Interview Skills Workshop - Jan. 15

On Thursday, January 15, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., in Room 175, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session to help you with interview skills in preparation of upcoming 1L mock interviews and OCI. Dean Hajek will give her advice to help you interview effectively.

Although this is for all students, this would be of particular interest to first year students who plan to participate in mock interviews on January 24 at Frost, Brown Todd. This will be an informative session and we hope you will join us. Lunch will be served.

$6000 Summer Fellowships with AG's Offices throughout U.S. - Jan. 12th Deadline

The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, as well as other attorney general's offices around the U.S., are hiring summer interns to serve as ABA Janet Steiger Fellows this coming summer. Successful 1L and 2L applicants will have the opportunity to work on consumer protection and antitrust projects. Each Steiger Fellow will receive a gross stipend of $6000 for the eight week period paid for through the ABA. Travel and housing expenses may also be approved at the discretion of the ABA. Other state AG's will also be hiring Steiger Fellows.

The 2015 student application is attached. The application is also posted on the Steiger Fellowship link on the ABA Antitrust Section's website:

Quick Deadline: Applications are due by January 12th.

Note: The Kentucky Attorney General's Office will be hiring for additional positions for the summer later in the spring semester but these positions will be unpaid.

Other state attorney general offices around the country where a Steiger Fellow will be hired this summer are listed below. A few of the nearby locations are bolded. The deadline for all of these locations is January 12th.

Montgomery, Alabama; Des Moines, Iowa; *Concord, New Hampshire (2L only); Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Topeka, Kansas; Newark, New Jersey; *Salt Lake City, Utah (2L only); Little Rock, Arkansas; Frankfort, Kentucky; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Montpelier, Vermont; Sacramento or San Francisco, California; Baltimore, Maryland; New York, New York; Richmond, Virginia; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Columbus, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; Wilmington, Delaware; Lansing, Michigan; Portland or Salem, Oregon; Charleston, West Virginia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Madison, Wisconsin; Atlanta, Georgia; Helena, Montana; *San Juan, Puerto Rico (2L only, Spanish fluency); Cheyenne, Wyoming; Honolulu, Hawaii; Lincoln, Nebraska; Pierre, South Dakota; Indianapolis, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee.


Mock Interview Opportunity for 1Ls

If you are a first year student, this is a reminder to upload your resume onto Symplicity to sign up for the mock interviews for 1Ls on January 24. You don't need to wait until your resume is perfect before you upload. Even if you are still working on your resume, you will be able to make changes up to the January 17 deadline. Please see the attached instructions on how to upload your resume onto Symplicity.

What are 1L Mock Interviews?

Mock interviews are an annual event designed to prepare first year students for summer associate interview. The thirty-minute time slot for each participant consists of a mock interview and constructive feedback from the interviewing attorneys. Many students who have participated in the mock interviews speak highly of the feedback received from their interviewers and several have gained contacts that directly led to job opportunities.

When and Where are the Mock Interviews?

The 2015 mock interviews will be held at Frost, Brown & Todd on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Frost, Brown, Todd is located at 400 West Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Interviews will begin at 9:00 AM and will conclude by 2:00 PM. Each student will be assigned a time slot and expected to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to his or her interview.

If you have any questions, please contact Jina Scinta at or Rudy Ellis at


The KBA Presents: “Roads Less Traveled” - Alternatives to Practicing Law

When:        January 13, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where:       Room 175 

Lunch will be provided by Jimmy Johns. Please bring your own drink. 

Panelists will include: Jennifer Frazier, Kentucky State Law Librarian; Stephanie Renner, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at PBI Bank; and Hannah Hodges, Manager of Governmental Affairs for KCTCS. Katie Bing of Taylor, Keller & Oswald, PLLC and the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will moderate.

Spring Semester Externship Available with GE

The GE externship for spring 2015 has opened up unexpectedly. The externship is for 2 credits, and thus requires 8 hours per week on-site with the legal department at GE Appliance Park. The externship involves mostly researching and preparing memos or other work product in a variety of the legal areas: contracts, consumer protection, antitrust, IP, etc. The attorneys in the legal department also try to allow externs to sit in on meetings and conference calls. Students who have completed 45 credit hours and are in good academic standing may apply. Send a resume immediately to Ms. Scinta at and include your updated GPA. Resumes submitted for this externship will be reviewed on a rolling basis but no resumes will be accepted past Monday, January 12th.

TODAY!!! Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Room LL75

TODAY, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., Dean Hajek will lead a resume and cover letter workshop in room LL75. All students are invited to attend. 1Ls who did not attend a resume workshop last semester must attend this workshop. Lunch will not be provided so students are encouraged to bring their lunch to the program. Questions may be directed to Ms. Scinta located in room 180 or at

Student Application Period for Spring On Campus Recruiting (OCI) Now Open

Students may begin submitting application materials for employers participating in Session 1 of Spring On Campus Recruiting until midnight on January 19th. By logging onto Symplicity and selecting the OCI tab, students may view the names of individual employers who have registered for spring OCI to date and their hiring criteria. Instructions for using Symplicity to apply for OCI are attached.

Students are reminded that spring OCI is broken into two sessions. The timelines for Sessions 1 & 2 are as follows:

Session 1
Students bid on employers: Friday, January 2 - Sunday, January 19 (bidding closes at midnight)
     *The deadline has been extended from the 18th to the 19th* due to the MLK Holiday.
Employers select students: Thursday, January 22 - Wednesday February 10
Students - Interview signup: Monday, January 28 - Friday, February 13

Session 2
Students bid on employers: Friday, January 16 - Sunday, February 1 (bidding closes at midnight)
Employers select students: Wednesday, February 4 - Wednesday, February 25
Students - Interview signup: Wednesday, February 11 - Friday, February 27

Next Steps:
If students want to submit their application materials to any employer listed under Session 1 they must upload their materials ("bid") from January 2 until midnight on January 19th.  Students may not begin bidding on Session 2 employers until January 16th. Spring Recruiting Directions and OCI Symplicity Instructions will be available on Symplicty and provide useful information. All students participating in OCI are encouraged to review these documents located in the Document Library on Symplicity. New employers will continue to be added to the schedule throughout the spring semester so students should check the OCI tab on Symplicity, Daily Docket announcements, and the homepage on Symplicity for announcements and updates. Resumes, cover letters, etc. that are uploaded into the system may continue to be changed/added/removed and are not finalized until Symplicity closes the session (e.g. Jan. 9at midnight for session 1).

The members of the Office of Professional Development staff are happy to review resumes, cover letters and other application materials for students. Specific questions about the Spring OCI process and Symplicity should be directed to Debra Reh ( or Dean Hajek (

Louisville Personal Injury Firm Hiring Law Clerk

A Louisville personal injury firm which concentrates in complex litigation, including civil rights litigation, catastrophic injury, and similar claims is seeking a 2L or 3L for a law clerk position to begin immediately.  The duties for the position include drafting memoranda and pleadings, conducting research, running items and documents to the court, and other similar responsibilities. The attorneys stress the collegial atmosphere at the firm and the ability for the clerks to have a fair amount of one-on-one time working directly with the attorneys.  Hours are relatively flexible although the firm expects clerks to commit to 15 hours per week. To learn more about the firm and how to apply, log onto Symplicity and find the position under the Brandeis Job Bank.  Only a resume and writing sample are needed (no cover letter).

U.S. JAG Information Sessions in January

The U.S. Navy JAG will conduct a Powerpoint information session on Wednesday, January 21st from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 171.  The event is for second and third year students.  The deadline for both summer interns and direct appointments is February 13th.  To learn more about opportunities with the Navy JAG go to:


The U.S. Air Force JAG will also have an information session one day during the week of January 26th (TBD).  The deadline to apply for a volunteer summer externship is January 27th.  If you are interested in working for the U.S. Air Force as an extern, funding may be available by applying for a Greenebaum Public Service Fellowship.  Externs work in either a base legal office or the national capital region.  First and second year students are eligible to apply for this 8-10 week program.  The deadline for direct appointments for May 2015 graduates is March 10th.  The link with additional information and how to apply is:




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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dean DiSanza or Barbara Thompson.