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Attention Rising 3Ls and 4Ls! 2015 Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Applications Available

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. If you are a rising 3L or 4L and there is an organization you are passionate about, now is your chance to partner with that organization to put together a proposal for a project and submit it to EJW. The deadline is September 17, 2014. Equal Justice Works considers a wide variety of issue areas. Preference will be given to projects that are designed to impact a large number of people, create programs that can be replicated in other communities, and create lasting institutions or programs.

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure. Salary is paid by EJW and benefits are paid by the organization. The fellowships will begin in September 2015.

Applications for the post-graduate fellowships are now available at www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships. We encourage rising 3Ls and 4Ls to apply. EJW will be offering a webinar on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. to help you create a successful application. They will offer another webinar on August 13 that will provide valuable fellowship tips. The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Guide is attached for your information.

Here is the application timeline:

July 7, 2014 The 2015 application is available
Sept. 17, 2014 The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2014 Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2014
through Feb. 2015 Interviews continue; fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2015 Class of 2015 fellows begin service

Additional questions can be addressed to Jina Scinta or Dean Hajek.

Check Out the Transformed Courtyards!

Check out the transformation that has taken place in the Law School courtyards, to be named the Charles Hebel, Jr., and Carol Hebel Courtyards.  The Law School community has turned these previously unused and unattractive spaces into environmentally, humanly, and socially sustainable spaces with (mostly) native landscaping and places to relax and enjoy nature.  The landscaping and planting work is done, and in the coming weeks, the courtyards will be power-washed and outdoor furniture will be installed.  The soil around the pin oak in the west courtyard will be decompacted later this fall, and eventually hostas will be added around it.  A huge thanks to our donors, Charles Hebel, Jr., a 1955 graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, his wife Carol Hebel, and his son Charles Hebel, III, as well as to two University departments – Physical Plant and Communications/Media – which provided major ongoing support for this project.  And a huge thanks to all of the members of the Law School community who were involved in conceiving the project, designing the plans, and doing the hard work of preparing the soils, transporting the plants to the law school, and planting the plants.  The three dozen volunteers – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends (including from other academic units) – who worked on the project during the past three weeks include:

Les Abramson
Tony Arnold
Angela Beverly
Ross Bradley
Scott Campbell
Alexandra Chase
Susan Duncan
Jen Ewa
Linda Ewald
Ryan Fenwick
Judy Fischer
Jacob Giesecke
Grace Giesel
James Giesel
Brandon Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Kirkham
Emily Kosse
Maria Kosse
Eric Matthews
Matt McClinton
Tyler Miller
Jon-Paul Moody
Ella Neely
Rick Nowka
Mickey Paul
Debra Reh
Laura Rothstein
Eunice Salazar
Shelley Santry
Bailey Schrupp
Chris Schulz
Allison Frakes Smith
Virginia Smith
Michael Van Sickle
Becky Wimberg

The project was featured on WHAS11 as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community: http://www.whas11.com/community/Group-of-volunteers-work-to-change-landscape-at-UofLs-Law-school-266634091.html.  Come, hang out, and enjoy!

New AmeriCorps JD Slots Now Available!!

The AmeriCorps JD program through Equal Justice Works has some additional slots available to start this month, and they are looking for students! Through AmeriCorps JD, law students focusing on any area of civil public interest law can earn a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. AmeriCorps JD is also an exciting way to get connected to the various resources that Equal Justice Works offers to public interest law students.

They are looking for students who:

• Can begin service in July 2014; and
• Can complete 300 hours of service in a 12 month period (by July 2015).

Service includes training and substantive work, and can include research or additional projects for an internship even though a student may not physically be in the office past the summer months.

 

Time is of the essence -- students must start this month! If you are currently working at an organization (including legal aid, public defender, nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies), we encourage you to apply today.

 

 If you would like additional clarification about the AmeriCorps JD program, please email AmeriCorpsJD@equaljusticeworks.org or ask Jina Scinta or Dean Hajek.

Attention Rising 3Ls and 4Ls! 2015 Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Applications Available

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. If you are a rising 3L or 4L and there is an organization you are passionate about, now is your chance to partner with that organization to put together a proposal for a project and submit it to EJW. The deadline is September 17, 2014.  Equal Justice Works considers a wide variety of issue areas. Preference will be given to projects that are designed to impact a large number of people, create programs that can be replicated in other communities, and create lasting institutions or programs.

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure. Salary is paid by EJW and benefits are paid by the organization. The fellowships will begin in September 2015.

Applications for the post-graduate fellowships are now available at www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships. We encourage rising 3Ls and 4Ls to apply. EJW will be offering a webinar on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. to help you create a successful application.  They will offer another webinar on August 13 that will provide valuable fellowship tips. The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Guide is attached for your information.

Here is the application timeline:

July 7, 2014 The 2015 application is available
Sept. 17, 2014 The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2014 Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2014
through Feb. 2015
Interviews continue; fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2015 Class of 2015 fellows begin service

Additional questions can be addressed to Jina Scinta or Dean Hajek.

Cardmail Forwarding Broken

Any students who have been forwarding their Cardmail account to an external email account, such as Yahoo or Gmail, must read the notice from University IT as they are no longer properly receiving email.

 

 "This notice is being sent to all CardMail accounts

 ***CardMail forward rule issue ***

As part of the transition to Exchange Online Protection (EOP), Information Technology (IT) has discovered an issue affecting CardMail users. CardMail is no longer honoring forward rules to any external email system. Forwarding rules to exchange.louisville.edu are not affected.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as IT continues to work on a resolution to the issue.

Questions: Contact the HelpDesk, 852-7997 or helpdesk@louisville.edu "

 

 I have received further information from University IT that this issue may not be resolved any time soon and students expect to need to check their Cardmail account for the forseeable future.

2015 Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Applications Available

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance.

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.

Applications for these post-graduate fellowships are now available and we encourage rising 3Ls and 4Ls to apply. Here is the application timeline:

July 7, 2014 The 2015 application is available
Sept. 17, 2014 The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2014 Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2014
through Feb. 2015 Interviews continue; fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2015 Class of 2015 fellows begin service

For more information on these fellowships, please go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowshi.... The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Guide is also attached.

Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair - August 21 & 22, 2014 - Registration Deadline is July 19th

The Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair is an opportunity for rising full-time 2L and rising part-time 2L/3L students to obtain summer associate or law clerk positions for Summer 2015 in Indianapolis. (Students who will be graduating by May 2015 are not eligible.) The attached list of participating employers includes not only law firms that will be interviewing at the job fair, but the Indianapolis Prosecutor’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, a Public Interest organization, the Indiana Attorney General and several judges in U.S. District Court.  The Diversity Fair seeks students who represent all aspects of diversity.  Funding for expenses to attend the IBA Diversity Job Fair are available through the Office of Professional Development.  If you have questions or need assistance, contact Debra Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or 852.6368.  The deadline to register is July 19th.

The Indianapolis Job Fair is proud of it results:

· Annually 20 percent of interviewing students receive and accept job offers (39 offers were made to 75 participating students in 2013)
 · 28 firm, government, court and corporate legal employers conducted 400 interviews at this one day event
 · A $2,500 scholarship is awarded to an interviewing student!
 · Students have an opportunity to meet employers through a reception, interviews and lunch
 · A student workshop and a one-on-one resume review are offered to all interviewing students

2015 Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Applications Available

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance.

Depending on funding, EJW is able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.

Applications are now available and we encourage rising 3Ls and 4Ls to apply. Here is the application timeline:

July 7, 2014 The 2015 application is available
Sept. 17, 2014 The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works by 5 p.m. EDT
Nov. 2014 Interviews begin for selected candidates
Dec. 2014
through Feb. 2015
Interviews continue; fellowships are offered on a rolling basis
Sept. 2015 Class of 2015 fellows begin service

For more information on these fellowships, please go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowshi.... The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Guide is also attached.

 

Help Needed for Law Scool Courtyards Planting

The Law School is seeking students, faculty, staff, and alums to help with planting about 300 new plants and flowers in the Law School courtyards, July 9-12 in the mornings (8:30-Noon).  Our greatest need is for volunteers in the morning of Thursday, July 10.  If you can help, please email Professor Tony Arnold, tony.arnold@louisville.edu, or student Jen Ewa, jennifer.ewa@gmail.com, or just show up at the courtyards.  Thank you for your help in transforming our courtyards into beautiful, environmentally sustainable, community gathering spaces that can be well utilized by our entire Law School community.

Fall 2014 Hiring Season - Session 1 On Campus Interviews (OCI) bidding opens Friday, July 18th

SESSION 1

Student bidding:                  July 18-July 27
Employer selections:           July 28-August 1
Interviewing dates:              August 7-August 22

Since students may begin applying for OCI employers on July 18th, now is the time to start preparing if you plan to participate in fall on campus recruiting.  Keep in mind that the application period remains open from July 18th - 27th and employers will begin interviewing at the law school on August 7th.  
 
To look at Session 1 employers on Symplicity, log onto the system and click the OCI tab on the top of the home page.  Select "Fall 2014 – Session 1" and scroll down until you see a list of employers, then Review.  The list of employers for interviewing in Session 1 includes: Dinsmore & Shohl; Wyatt Tarrant & Combs; Stites & Harbison; Golden and Walters; Reminger Co., LPA; Stoll Keenon Ogden; Dressman Benzinger LaVelle PSC; Bingham Greenebaum Doll; Frost Brown Todd; and Phillips Parker Orberson and Arnett. Please review the hiring information and requirements for each employer to see if you are eligible to apply.

Employers will continue to be added to Session 1 through July 18th so continue to monitor Symplicity for updates.  Bidding for Session 2 OCI begins on August 1st.  More information will be released as the date nears.

Contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu, Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu or Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu if you have questions about fall recruiting or would like assistance with editing your application materials.

Don’t forget to add your summer experience to your resume and update all pertinent information.  If you drafted anything for an employer, now is a good time to see if they will allow you to use it as a writing sample.  Check with your supervising attorney to see if information needs to be redacted.