Student News

Pirtle-Washer Advocacy Competition Interest Meeting--Wednesday, 5:45, room 175

The Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition interest meeting is today in room 175 at 5:45 p.m. At the meeting students will receive information regarding the competition and will be able to sign up to compete. Students unable to attend should contact Sana Abhari at sana.abhari@gmail.com.

U.S. Army JAG Information Session - TODAY - 12:15 - Brandeis Room (112)

If you are interested in learning about opportunities with the U.S. Army JAG as either a Summer Intern or Assistant Judge Advocate General you are invited to attend a brief Information Session TODAY, Wednesday, August 27th at 12:15 in Room 112 (Brandeis Room).  Captain Alana Kitchen will be there to answer questions and explain the application process.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up very soon.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm.  For the user name and password to log onto the Handbook, email Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu and provide her with the following:  your name, class year, and UofL email address.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Environmental Protection Agency – Office of General Counsel Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 8/30/14)
•Department of State - Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) - Summer Intern (Unpaid, Deadline 9/1/14)
•Department of Justice - Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 9/2/14)

State & Local Government

•Indiana Office of the Attorney General - Law Clerkship Program (Paid, Deadline 9/1/14)

LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

Are you interested in family law? Are you not sure, but would like to find out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you.

The Louisville Bar Association will be holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 followed by a clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Judicial Center downtown. Subsequent clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Judicial Center on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics. Students do not need to commit to attending each clinic.  Completion of the LBA Pro Se Divorce training also allows students to participate in the Legal Aid Pro Se Divorce Clinics which are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Interested second and third year students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to sign up by Thursday, September 4.

TODAY - Deadline to Apply for Funding to Attend National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014

If you are interested in employment law, now is the time to consider attending the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference. The Conference will be on October 17 and 18 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD.

The conference is sponsored by the Peggy Browning Fund which will pay expenses for one student nominated by the law school to attend. The deadline for students to register asking for paid airfare/lodging is August 28. More information can be found by reviewing the attachments below or by visiting their website www.peggybrowningfund.org.

If you are interested in attending and want to be considered as the nominee from the law school for the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for your airfare, please provide a brief statement (1-2 pages typed, double spaced) describing why you are interested in attending, including the following information: 1) What demonstrated commitment you have to advancing workers' rights, if any; 2) Are you willing to leave KY or in what state do you hope to practice? Submit your statement to Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu by 5:00 p.m. TODAY.

The registration deadline for students who are interested in attending and have other funding available is Thursday, October 2.

ATTENTION 2L’s, 3L’S and 4L’s!!! TODAY!!– How to Get a Government Job

The Office of Professional Development is holding its first OPD Information Session on How to Get a Government Job.

Are you interested in getting a government job and wonder how to do it? Government jobs are some of the highest paying public interest jobs and many agencies even have their own debt forgiveness program.

DATE: TODAY, August 26, 2014
TIME: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Room 175

Attached is a list of resources that would be of interest to 2L's regarding the Department of Justice's Summer Law Intern Program and Volunteer Legal Internships. For 3L's and 4L's, the attachment provides links to apply for entry-level attorney positions with the DOJ. The deadline to apply for both the internships and employment beginning in 2015 is Tuesday, September 2.

Lunch will be provided.

Pirtle-Washer Advocacy Competition Interest Meeting

Pirtle-Washer Oral Advocacy Competition interest meeting will be held Wednesday, August 27 at 5:45 p.m. in room 175. Students will receive pertinent information regarding the competition and will be able to sign up to compete. Students interested in competing must attend this meeting but if you are unable to attend contact Sana Abhari at sana.abhari@gmail.com.

Steel Technologies - Summer 2015 Paid Intern Position

Steel Technologies Inc. is seeking a second-year student for a Summer 2015 legal internship position.  If you are interested in applying, please upload a resume, cover letter and unofficial law school transcript to Documents in Symplicity and contact dkreh@louisville.edu to let Ms. Reh know you are interested.  The deadline is 2:00 p.m. today.  Hiring criteria requires a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Prefer student who will complete Drafting class by summer.

U.S. Army JAG Information Session - Wednesday, August 27 at 12:15 in the Brandeis Room (112)

If you are interested in learning about opportunities with the U.S. Army JAG as either a Summer Intern or Assistant Judge Advocate General you are invited to attend a brief Information Session on Wednesday, August 27th at 12:15 in Room 112 (Brandeis Room).  Captain Alana Kitchen will be there to answer questions and explain the application process.

 

Learn about the Equal Justice Works Career Fair for Public Service & How to Get Funding

If you're interested in job opportunities with government agencies and public interest organizations, the Office of Professional Development will host an information session on the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on Thursday, August 28 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 177. Dean Hajek and law students who have previously attended the conference will be on hand to answer questions and provide more details.  All students are invited to attend.

Mark your calendar for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair on October 24-25 in Washington, D.C. The largest public interest career fair in the country, the EJW Conference gives law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with non-profit and government agencies, network with other public interest-minded law students and attorneys, and attend advising and skill-building workshops. The registration and application deadline for submitting resumes is September 16. Dean Hajek will discuss UofL funding for this Conference and how students can apply to have expenses for the trip paid by the law school.

For more information on the Conference and Career Fair, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair

For a list of employers attending the Career Fair, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/em...