Student News

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 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

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:

$3000 Fellowships Available to Brandeis Students with Volunteer Jobs this Summer - Deadline May 12th

Two Greenebaum Fellowships are still available, each $3000, for rising 2Ls and 3Ls who are working for a non profit or government agency full time this summer doing legal work. The deadline to apply is Monday, May 12, at midnight.  The selection committee will then review applications and select the two finalists quickly. The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources  Tab.   More details about the fellowships and requirements to apply are listed in the application.


To apply, submit your application to Jina Scinta in room 180 or email it to her at If Ms. Scinta is not in the office when dropping off your application, please leave with someone else in the Office of Professional Development or slide iit under her door.

2014 Law School Graduate Named UofL Top Scholar

Josh Hartsell, a May 2014 graduate has been selected as a finalist to the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2014. A total of 609 students (518 individuals were selected as PMF Finalists and 91 individuals were selected PMF STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Finalists) were selected. The PMF Program received approximately 7,000 applicants for the 2014 application cycle. Mr. Hartsell will spend the next two years working in Washington, D.C. on international trade policy as part of a leadership development program.

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.

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.

DEADLINE TODAY! - University of Louisville Law Review Membership Applications

The University of Louisville Law Review is now accepting applications for membership from rising 2Ls and 3Ls.
Interested students may take a physical copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application, a stack of which are located outside the Law Review Office (Room 238), or may access an electronic copy on TWEN.  To access the Volume 53 Membership Application on TWEN, go under the tab “Add Course” and sign up for the course titled “Law Review 2014–2015.”  Under the “Navigation” box, click on “Assignment Drop Box,” and then click on “Membership Application, Vol. 53.”  You will find a copy of the Volume 53 Membership Application under “Attached Files.”
All application materials must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  If you have any questions about the application process, or if you have problems with TWEN or the submission, please contact Philip Heleringer at

TODAY is the Deadline for Central High School Partnership Fellowship Applications

TODAY is the deadline for students to apply for the Central High School Partnership Fellow position. A law student is needed to assist Professor Laura Rothstein with the Central High School Partnership and activities to enhance and fine tune the current program. Some assignments will be based on the skills and experiences of the individual in the position. The fellow must be someone currently or previously teaching in the program.

The time requirement will be a total of 50 hours spread through both semesters -- (schedule will be flexible and will not require work during the exam period). The Fellow will be compensated at a rate of $8.50/hour, in the form of tuition reduction.

Please see the attached application and description for more details on the position. Applications should be submitted to Jina Scinta in Room 180.