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Summer Fellowships with Legal Aid, DPA, Metro PD & Spring Break Mediation Training - Feb. 3 Deadline

The Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Fellowship Application Process. Throughout the spring semester, a variety of summer fellowships for Brandeis students will be advertised. Last year over $67,000 was awarded in fellowships allowing students to work in positions locally, nationally and internationally. 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to review the materials below and continue to monitor the Daily Docket for updates. The first group of fellowships involves a total of 8 summer positions across three employers and 8 spring break positions in mediation training with Just Solutions.

Available Fellowships:
The Application Period is now Open until February 3rd for the following fellowships:
a. IOLTA/BarBri Fellowships (3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Department of Public Advocacy in any of its Kentucky offices)
b. Samuel L. Greenebaum Fellowship (2 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Metro Public Defender)
c. Ellen Ewing Fellowship ( 3 summer positions, $2500 each, with Louisville Legal Aid)
d. Edwin H. Perry Fellowship (approx. 8 positions over spring break in a week-long Meditation Training Course offered through Just Solutions, valued at $1000 each)
The summer fellowships may be either part time or full time but students must complete 250 hours by the end of the summer. To learn more about the above fellowships, see the attached document entitled "2015 Fellowship Descriptions".

Application Process:
To apply for any of the above fellowships, students must submit a resume, statement of interest and a completed application. Students may obtain the applications for each of the different fellowships from the Document Library on Symplicity. Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy (DPA), Metro Public Defender, and Legal Aid will be on campus in February to interview candidates and select recipients for the fellowships. The winners will be notified in March.

Instructions on how to log onto Symplicity and apply for the fellowships are attached. Please be sure to read the instructions and qualifications for each fellowship carefully. Students may apply for all four fellowships, but must submit different application for each of the fellowships.

Therefore, to apply for fellowships, students will need the following to assist them: (1) 2015 Fellowship Descriptions; (2) Fellowship Instructions; and (3) the Application Form for each of the fellowships for which they plan to apply. All of these documents are available to students in the Document Library on Symplicity.
Deadline for Posted Fellowships:
The deadline to apply for the above fellowships is Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at midnight. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Scinta, the Public Service Coordinator, in room 180, or contact her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu. You may also contact Dean Hajek in room 182 or at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

Fellowships Available Later in the Spring:
The application periods for the fellowships below have not yet opened, but we encourage students to watch for announcements in the Daily Docket and on the Symplicity homepage for when they will be made available:
a. Public Service Greenebaum Fellowships available February 2015 (9 positions, $2500 each, students secure any summer legal volunteer position and request funding)
b. Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $5000, student secures summer legal position in real estate/land use)
c. Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship available February 2015 (1 position, $3500, position is with the Kentucky EEC Legal Dept.)

Government Honors & Internship Handbook Updates

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Department of Labor - Office of the Solicitor Civil Rights and Labor-Management Division - Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Department of Education – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
• Environmental Protection Agency – R# Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Department of Energy - Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis by 02/01/15)
•Federal Communications Commission - International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Competition Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Department of Transportation - Office of International Law Summer Volunteer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Securities & Exchange Commission - Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/02/15)
•Federal Aviation Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/07/15)

State and Local Government

•Colorado Public Defender – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s Office of General Counsel Summer Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Attorney General of Washington – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•City of Houston Legal Department – Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Maricopa County Attorney – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15 Chicago)
•Iowa Office of Attorney General - Department of Justice Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Iowa Workforce Development - Division of Labor Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office - Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Nebraska Office of the Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 02/01/15)

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Department of Labor - Office of the Solicitor Civil Rights and Labor-Management Division Law Student Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Department of Transportation – Office of Chief Counsel Maritime Administration Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Department of Education – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Environmental Protection Agency – R3 Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis by 02/01/15)
•Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Department of Transportation - Office of International Law Summer Volunteer Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Federal Aviation Administration - Office of Chief Counsel Law Honors Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/07/15)

State and Local Government

•Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Governor’s Office of General Counsel Summer Extern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Attorney General of Washington – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/30/15)
•Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•City of Houston Legal Department – Student Externships (Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Maricopa County Attorney – Law Clerk Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 01/31/15)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Chicago District Office (Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis) Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15 Chicago)
•Iowa Office of Attorney General - Department of Justice Law Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Iowa Workforce Development - Division of Labor Services Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 02/01/15)
•Nebraska Office of the Attorney General - Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 02/01/15)

US District Court Judge Heyburn named as Brandeis commencement speaker

United States District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II has been named as this year’s commencement speaker for the Brandeis School of Law, which will take place May 9 at the Brown Theatre downtown.

Judge Heyburn was nominated to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in March 1992 by President George H.W. Bush. He served as Chief Judge on the court from 2001-2008.

“We are thrilled Judge Heyburn will be part of the graduation festivities.  During his long tenure, Judge Heyburn has been a pioneer for justice and issued many groundbreaking decisions on a wide variety of important topics.  As a pillar of our legal community, we know his advice to our new graduates will be invaluable to them as they embark on their future careers,” said Brandeis School of Law Dean Susan Duncan.

Judge Heyburn grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1970 he received his A.B. from
Harvard University where he majored in history and received seven varsity letters in cross
country and track, and completed three Boston Marathons. In 1976, he received his J.D. from
the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the National Moot Court team.

From 1976 until his appointment to the bench, Judge Heyburn was associated with the
law firm of Brown, Todd & Heyburn (now Frost Brown Todd). He was a partner at the firm
from 1982 to 1992. His legal practice focused on civil litigation, with an emphasis on problems
within the construction industry. Judge Heyburn also served as special counsel to then Jefferson
County Judge Executive Mitch McConnell.

He was also active in civic and political affairs in Kentucky, including serving as a delegate to the 1984 and 1988 Republican National Convention.

In March, 1992, President Bush nominated Judge Heyburn to the U.S. District Court. The United States Senate confirmed his appointment in August, 1992.

In 1994, Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed Judge Heyburn to serve on the Budget Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, which develops the appropriations request for the entire federal judiciary. In January, 1997, the Chief Justice appointed Judge Heyburn as Chair of the Budget Committee. He served in that position until December, 2004.

Judge Heyburn testified to the House and Senate each year to explain the judiciary policies and its budgetary needs. He has spoken throughout the country about the budget process and the requirements of an independent judiciary.

Additionally, in June, 2007, Chief Justice Roberts appointed Judge Heyburn as Chair of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. The Panel decides whether cases in districts around the country, including many nationwide class actions, should be consolidated and the appropriate site for consolidation. Judge Heyburn has spoken on the subject of class action litigation and the role of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Judge Heyburn’s seven-year term expired in October, 2014.

Judge Heyburn has presided over many noteworthy cases during his time on the bench, including two that have reached the United States Supreme Court:

  • In 2007, the Supreme Court considered the appeal arising from Judge Heyburn’s opinion in the Jefferson County School assignment case;
  • In 2014, the Court granted certiorari in two gay marriage cases which originated from opinions by Judge Heyburn.
Judge Heyburn is married to the former Martha Blackledge Keeney who has retired from her ophthalmology practice. They have two sons.

Spring 2015 Recruiting Reminder

The application period for Session 2 of Spring Recruiting is now open and continues through Sunday, February 1 at midnight.

Please review the following list of participating employers and their hiring information to determine your interests and qualifications match what the employer is seeking.  After session 2 closes, the Office of Professional Development may add employers who sign up to recruit late so you are encouraged to monitor the Daily Docket and the Symplicity homepage for updates.

We strongly encourage you to have your documents reviewed before you submit them for spring recruiting.  The Spring Recruiting Instructions and a copy of the Symplicity instructions are attached to assist those of you unfamiliar with the Symplicity database. 

Please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu or Ms. Reh at dkreh@louisville.edu if you have questions regarding the spring recruiting process. For questions regarding the paid public service fellowships this summer or how to fulfill your 30 hour pro bono requirement, please contact Ms. Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.

Session 2 Employers (Application period (Jan 16 – Feb. 1)

Alcorn Sage Schwartz & Magrath (Resume Collection only) - 2L Hiring for Madison, IN office
 O’Bryan Brown & Toner – 1L Hiring for Louisville, KY office
 Republic Bank & Trust Company - 1L, 2L Hiring for Louisville, KY office
 Satterley & Kelley - 2L, Hiring for Louisville, KY office
 Vaughn & Smith - 1L, 3L Hiring for Louisville, KY office

Stand Alone Sessions (Application periods fall outside Sessions 1 and 2)

ACLU (Resume Collection only) - 2L Hiring for Louisville, KY office
 Churchill Downs (Resume Collection only) - 1L, 2L Hiring for Louisville, KY office

Student Bar Foundation Fundraiser at BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse Highlands

Join the Student Bar Foundation for a fundraiser at BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse Highlands, Wednesday, January 28th.  Eat at BoomBozz anytime during the day, give them a flyer, and BoomBozz will donate 20% of your order to SBF.  All proceeds go towards fellowships for students pursuing law-related public interest internships.

Careers in Litigation, Thursday, January 29 - 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 175

The Office of Professional Development and the SBA are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of litigation. We have put together a panel of four practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Scott Wallitsch - '11 - Cooper & Friedman
Daniel Cameron - '11 - Stites & Harbison
Sean Deskins - '07 - Oldfather Law Firm
Stephanie Burke - Jefferson County District Court Judge

Lunch will be provided.

ACLU 2015 Summer Fellowship in Louisville - TODAY! Deadline to Apply

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky is seeking a summer intern for its Louisville Office. The Internship Program gives law students the opportunity to work with the ACLU's legal director on a wide range of civil liberties issues. Legal experiences will range from legal research and brief writing to assisting with all phases of ongoing litigation in federal cases. Additional opportunities will likely include conducting legislative analysis, screening and summarizing client intake, and conducting factual investigations into potential civil liberties violations. Go to www.aclu-ky.org to learn more about this organization.

The ACLU seeks candidates for the summer internship who (1) will have completed their second year of law school by the time the fellowship begins; (2) have taken at least one semester of Constitutional Law by the time the fellowship begins, and (3) who can demonstrate a proven work ethic, strong academic credentials, and a desire to assist in defending the rights of individuals. Flexibility, professionalism, and the ability to work in a team environment are also a must.

To apply, log onto Symplicity, click on the "OCI" tab then click on the "ACLU Summer Internship" session. The deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015. Direct all questions to Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu or Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu

Career Opportunities Workshop - Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 12-1 in LL75

Where should you be practicing after law school? 

The Business Law Society and the Office of Professional Development are co-sponsoring an inaugural attorney placement seminar. Many students are unsure about what career paths exist after law school and our goal is to provide our classmates with an opportunity to receive a professional placement assessment. 

Our guest, Ms. Gina Scott, from Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, is a professional recruiter and placement specialist for young and seasoned attorneys. The focus will be on the results of the anonymous assessments and identifying traditional and non-traditional career opportunities available after law school.

The assessment will be anonymous in that all results will be spoken about generally, then each student will have time to talk about their own results with Ms. Scott individually after the general discussion.
The event will be held from 12:00pm - 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 28 in LL75.

Free lunch will be provided.

How to participate:

Attached is a link to take the Leadership Assessment (CPQ) which will help us identify your leadership style and core strengths. Please note there are NO right or wrong answers and that it is NOT a test. The assessment will take you about twenty minutes to complete and the results will be emailed to Jessica Wilkett once you are finished. For the most accurate results, please complete the entire assessment in one sitting, in a location where you will not be interrupted.
Below is your link to complete. Instructions are included.
Link: https://assess.shlonline.com/default?action=url&key=b321146c48c52e

Student Bar Foundation Fundraiser at BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse Highlands

Join the Student Bar Foundation for a fundraiser at BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse Highlands, Wednesday, January 28th.  Eat at BoomBozz anytime during the day, give them the attached flyer, and BoomBozz will donate 20% of your order to SBF.  All proceeds go towards fellowships for students pursuing law-related public interest internships.

Careers in Litigation, Thursday, January 29 - 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 175

The Office of Professional Development and the SBA are co-hosting a program designed specifically in the area of litigation. We have put together a panel of four practitioners who will be discussing their career paths and experiences to assist you in making your decision. The panel will consist of the following:

Scott Wallitsch - '11 - Cooper & Friedman
Daniel Cameron - '11 - Stites & Harbison
Sean Deskins - '07 - Oldfather Law Firm
Stephanie Burke - Jefferson County District Court Judge

Lunch will be provided.