Student News

Government Honors and 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.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

Department of Treasury – General Counsel’s Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 12/15/14)
U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Office of the General Counsel – Summer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/02/15)
Department of Transportation, Office of Litigation – Volunteer Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 01/16/15)

Moot Court Board Congratulates the Members of the Savannah Trial Competition Team for their Performance this Past Weekend!

Congratulations to the Savannah Trial Competition Team for their great performance this past weekend.  Coached by Professor Lebron, the team of Ashlea Hellmann, Chris Schulz, Kevin Boswell, Marilyn Shrewsbury, and Lindsey Boyd went undefeated into the semifinal round.  However, the team lost their semifinal match by only one point.  

Nonetheless, the team won two out of the three special awards given in the competition.  Chris Schulz won the Best Advocate Award, while Kevin Boswell won the Best Closing Award.  Winning most of the awards and going to the semifinals undefeated is a testimony of the team’s hard work and commitment and skillful representation of the Brandeis School of Law.  

Public Counsel Now Accepting Summer 2015 Clerkship Applications

For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country's most prestigious public interest law settings - this opportunity is for you!

Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 2L's for its 2015 Summer Clerkship Program. Applications from 1L's will be accepted beginning December 1, 2014. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel's 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page at http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Any questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel Summer Program Coordinator, Sandra Madera, at smadera@publiccounsel.org.

Ky. Legislative Research Commission 2015-2016 Graduate Fellows Program - Info Session

Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research of the Ky. Legislative Research Commission ("LRC"), will be at the law school to speak to our students about the 2015-2016 LRC Graduate Fellows Program.

When: Thursday, November 20, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 177

This program is a full year from May 2015 to April 2016. Fellows must be enrolled and taking classes for both fall and spring semesters of the program. Fellows will work 37.5 hours a week from May 19 through mid-August and approximately 20 hours per week from mid-August through April 15. Fellows will be excused from Thanksgiving through January 5 to concentrate on end of the semester coursework. Fellows will receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour. More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Josh Collins, an LRC Graduate Fellow, will also be available to speak to the students about his experiences. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.

TODAY! Workshop on Resumes and Cover Letters

TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room LL80, Dean Hajek, Assistant Dean for the Office of Professional Development, will conduct a workshop on improving your resume and/or cover letter. Dean Hajek will be available to answer questions you may have. This will be a brown bag event.

All students are invited to attend; however, first year students should remember it is mandatory to attend at least one session. An additional session will be held Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. - Deadline To Submit Your Make-up Exam Request Form

If you are planning to take a make-up exam this FALL semester, please submit your make-up exam request form to Student Records by 4:00 p.m., Monday, November 24, 2014.

The form is attached and there are forms on the wall outside of Rm. 217.  If you have questions, please contact Barbara Thompson in Student Records.

PUBLIC COUNSEL NOW ACCEPTING SUMMER 2015 CLERKSHIP APPLICATIONS

For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country's most prestigious public interest law settings - this opportunity is for you!

Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 2L's for its 2015 Summer Clerkship Program. Applications from 1L's will be accepted beginning December 1, 2014. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel's 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page at http://www.publiccounsel.org/pages/?id=0055.

Any questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel Summer Program Coordinator, Sandra Madera, at smadera@publiccounsel.org.

 

Equal Justice Works Offers Student Debt E-book Now Free

Equal Justice Works' student debt e-book, Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt, is now available free on their website. Students can download your free copy today!

Take Control of Your Future is a comprehensive guide to managing student debt, with chapters on understanding student loans and loan consolidation, planning before borrowing, income-driven repayment plans and a step-by-step guide to earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Equal Justice Works' monthly student debt webinar will be on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST. This is a great opportunity to ask questions. They also have updates on what is happening in Congress regarding the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and any legislation that might affect Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Legal Aid Society Is Hiring Six Student Interns – Deadline Extended

The Legal Aid Society is hiring two law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Fellow identify legal solutions to remove barriers for low-income clients seeking employment. 

They are also hiring four law students to help their Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows provide free civil legal services to veterans.

The students may receive a $1,175 education award as part of his or her internship and are required to perform at least 300 hours of service to complete the internship. This program is administered through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and AmeriCorps.

The deadline to apply has been extended to December 15, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for information on how to apply.

Ky. Legislative Research Commission 2015-2016 Graduate Fellows Program - Info Session

Teresa Arnold, Deputy Director for Research of the Ky. Legislative Research Commission ("LRC"), will be at the law school to speak to our students about the 2015-2016 LRC Graduate Fellows Program.

When: Thursday, November 20, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Room 177

This program is a full year from May 2015 to April 2016. Fellows must be enrolled and taking classes for both fall and spring semesters of the program. Fellows will work 37.5 hours a week from May 19 through mid-August and approximately 20 hours per week from mid-August through April 15. Fellows will be excused from Thanksgiving through January 5 to concentrate on end of the semester coursework. Fellows will receive a stipend of $13.50 per hour. More information can be found on the attached flyer.

Josh Collins, an LRC Graduate Fellow, will also be available to speak to the students about his experiences. Contact Jina Scinta for more information.