Student News

Summer Jobs Available with Government Agencies

Unpaid legal internships, either part time or full time, are available for law students looking for summer jobs.  Positions are immediately available with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in both the Office of Legal Services (Frankfort/Louisville) and working for judges in the Division of Administrative Hearings (Frankfort), Metro Government (Louisville), and the Department of Education (Frankfort).  Students who have completed their first full year of law school are eligible to apply.  Practice areas/topics include: health law, family law, child support, protection & permanency, trademark/IP, reentry programs and civil rights issues, expungements, education law, and safe & healthy neighborhoods.  Time working for these agencies this summer will count towards students' public service hours requirement to graduate.  For more information and to discuss which agencies students should apply based on their interests, contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

LAST DAY TO ADD A CLASS AND THE LAST DAY TO RECEIVE 100% REFUND

Thursday, May 15 is the last day to add a summer class.

 

REFUND DATES

May 15   -  Last day to receive 100% refund

May 22   -  Last day to receive  50% refund

May 28   -  Last day to receive  25% refund

 

June 11 is the last day to withdraw from a summer class.

 

 

$500 KBA Bar Study Scholarships

The Kentucky Bar Association will once again award up to four $500.00 scholarships for students taking the July 2014 Kentucky bar examination.  The scholarships are used to defray the expenses associated with studying for and taking the bar examination.  Awards will be made to exemplary candidates who 1) have made a significant contribution to the law school community; 2) have a demonstrated need for financial assistance; and 3) intend to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  To apply, please send a one-page letter addressing the criteria for the award along with a current resume to Carl Frazier at Carl.Frazier@skofirm.com.  All submissions must be received by Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.  Scholarship winners will be announced and funds will be disbursed approximately one week after the submission deadline.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair Registration Now Open - Deadline is May 21

Rising 2L and 3L Students,

If you are interested in participating in the 10th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair to be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Atlanta, GA, please review the attachments.  The attachments consist of the Student & Graduate Instructions and Checklist, hotel information and a list of participating employers.  This job fair is particularly helpful for students interested in patent law.

Review the employer list to determine if  you are eligible to apply for positions.  You will be responsible for the nonrefundable $30 registration fee.  Funding for expenses may be available.

Contact Ms. Reh or Dean Hajek if you have questions.

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair - August 1-2, 2014 - Kansas City, MO

The 10th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 1-2, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri.  Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event.  Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.

The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City.  The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.  In addition, the event is a great way to learn more about living in this wonderful city.

Students can register online at:  https://law-kcmba-csm.symplicity.com/students/  The final deadline for registering in June 14, 2014.

 


Judicial Clerkships with the New Jersey Judiciary

The New Jersey Judiciary is seeking rising 3L's to fill approximatelyl 480 one-year judicial clerkships that will commence August 24, 2015 and end August 31, 2016.  Applicants must be a recent graduate from an ABA approved law school.  This program is intended for individuals who have not yet significantly engaged in the practice of law.  New Jersey Bar membership and New Jersey residency are NOT requirements.

Resumes and cover letters are to be sent directly to the individual justices and judges and are not to be received before June 16, 2014.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process, but not earlier than June 16. 

Interested students should visit http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/lawclerks/ for more information and a list of judges.

Law Library Summer Schedule

The Law Library has returned to its summer schedule. It will be open until 9PM Sunday through Thursday and will close at 6PM on most Friday's and Saturday's.

BLSA Convocation

Graduates pictured from left to right are Aaron Marcus, Zackary McKee, Donovan Porter, BLSA President Miranda Ratcliffe, Kiera Hollis, Stephany Hunter, and Gayle Johnson.  Also pictured are current BLSA members Whitney Railey and Iman Jackson. 

Professor Cedric Merlin Powell was the invited speaker for the 2014 Black Law Student Association Convocation honoring the six BLSA members who are graduating this year.  Miranda Ratcliffe (Class of 2015), current BLSA President, introduced Professor Powell.  Others who spoke to the graduates were Dean Susan Duncan and Louisville Black Lawyers Association President Lonita Baker.  Ms. Ratcliffe then recognized the graduates who each spoke about their experiences and thanked those who had made it possible. 

Click here to read Professor Cedric Merlin Powell's remarks, "BLSA Convocation: The Lawyer In a Changing World." 

 

Summer Jobs with Government Agencies Available (Louisville & Frankfort)

Unpaid legal internships, either part time or full time, are available for law students looking for summer jobs.  Positions are immediately available with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in both the Office of Legal Services (Frankfort/Louisville) and working for judges in the Division of Administrative Hearings (Frankfort), Metro Government (Louisville), and the Department of Education (Frankfort).  Students who have completed their first full year of law school are eligible to apply.  Practice areas/topics include: health law, family law, child support, protection & permanency, trademark/IP, reentry programs and civil rights issues, expungements, education law, and safe & healthy neighborhoods.  Time working for these agencies this summer will count towards students' public service hours requirement to graduate.  For more information and to discuss which agencies students should apply based on their interests, contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Fall 2014 Hiring - On Campus Interviews begin Thursday, August 7

Returning 2L and 3L Students,

The Office of Professional Development wishes you a productive and successful summer.  Please be aware that Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews will begin on Thursday, August 7.  If you plan to participate, please make arrangements to be available to interview with employers that you apply to on those dates.  We recommend completing your summer work before August 7, if possible.

The application period for Session 1 On Campus Interview employers is July 18 - July 27, 2014.  Additional information is available on the Symplicity Home page which will be updated throughout the summer.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu