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.
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: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law/awards_fellowships/steig...
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.
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.
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.
Students are reminded that spring OCI is broken into two sessions. The timelines for Sessions 1 & 2 are as follows:
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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dean Hajek (email@example.com).
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: www.jag.navy.mil/careers/careers/opportunities_overview.html
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: http://www.airforce.com/jag/entry_programs/students/externships
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
By 10:00 p.m.
Last day to add a class
Change to a audit
Receive 100% Refund
Withdraw from a class
& not have a W on your transcript
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dean DiSanza or Barbara Thompson.