Student News

Federal Tax Externship – 2014 Fall and 2015 Spring

The IRS will accept up to three tax externs for the 2014 fall and 2015 spring semesters.  The application deadline for fall 2014 has passed, but there are still two openings.

Externs work in the local office of the IRS under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and Professor Blackburn.  Externs do research and write memos, and they also attend meetings with taxpayers, and sometimes take the lead in representing IRS in meetings with pro se taxpayers.  Externs meet with IRS audit agents, with legal counsel and CPAs representing taxpayers, are involved in trial preparation and some externs represent the IRS in U.S. Tax Court against pro se taxpayers.   

If you would like more information, please contact Professor Blackburn as soon as possible so the required background check can be completed in time for the fall 2014 semester:  tblackburn@louisville.edu or 502-852-6384.

 

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

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.

Musician? Interested in performing at Lawlapalooza 2014?

Lawlapalooza is the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands, staged since 2005, to benefit the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund. The fund supports summer fellowships for Brandeis School of Law students to work in the areas of family law, domestic violence and spouse abuse, and HIV/AIDS.

Lawlapalooza 2014 will be held Thursday, October 16, at the Phoenix Hill Tavern. This year's event is themed "A Bran Deis Night" to celebrate 50 years of Beatlemania and will feature bands performing Beatles favorites.

If you're an instrumentalist and/or a singer, are interested in participating at Lawlapalooza and want to put together a band, post a want ad on the Lawlapalooza Web site. Band registration is competitive. There are only eight performance slots, every half hour from 6:30 to 10:00 pm, so only the first eight bands to register and pay the registration fee are guaranteed the opportunity to perform. Registration for bands begins at 10:00 am EDT, Monday, September 1 (Labor Day).

If your band is interested in competing at Lawlapalooza 2014, first read the Participation Rules for Bands and Checklist for Bands. Complete information about competing is there, but if you have additional questions, feel free to contact Asst. Dean Jim Becker, who handles band logistics for Lawlapalooza.

Law Student Help Desk Hours

The IT Department is pleased that Lee McWhorter, a work-study student pursuing a master's degree in Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, will be staffing the Help Desk for law students, located outside the first floor lab in the Law Library, again this year.  Mr. McWhorter will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and provide first-tier support for:

  • Wireless networking (ulsecure)
  • Wireless printing
  • Lab computing and printing
  • Exam4 downloading, installation and basic usage

Students are reminded that the Brandeis School of Law's online Help Desk is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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 Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m.

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!!! OPD Information Session – 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: Tuesday, 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.

Fall 2014 On Campus Interview Deadline for Steel Technologies is Sunday, August 24th

Steel Technologies Inc. is seeking a second-year student for a Summer 2015 legal internship position.  The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 24th at midnight.  Please log into Symplicity, click on the "OCI" tab and select Steel Technologies.  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 27th at 12:15 in Room 112 (Brandeis Room)

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.

 

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 Tuesday, August 26th, by 5:00 p.m.

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!!! OPD Information Session – 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: Tuesday, 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.