Student News

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.
 

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.

Fall 2014 Hiring Season - Session 1 On Campus Interview Bidding opens Friday, July 18th

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring. 

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.

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.

Student Bands Wanted for Lawlapalooza

The 2014 Lawlapalooza Committee is gearing up for another successful year of this fun event. Lawlapalooza 2014 will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Phoenix Hill Tavern on Baxter Avenue. We are looking for students who have a band or play in a band to participate in this year's event.

If you have a band or play in a band and would like to participate in Lawlapalooza this year, please contact Jim Becker at j.becker@louisville.edu.

Volunteers Transform Law School 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 and UofL Today as an example of a volunteers giving back to the community.

Come, hang out, and enjoy!

Fall 2014 On Campus Interview bidding begins Friday, July 18, 2014

Fall 2014 On Campus Interviews allow employers seeking Summer 2015 Law Clerks and/or December 2014 and May 2015 graduates for full-time employment.  Although the timing may seem early, this is the process many law firms and organizations use for hiring.  

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.

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.

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.