The Office of Professional Development recently received this information from Equal Justice Works. If you are student who will graduate with any student debt, this will be of interest to you.
On July 29, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) introduced the Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act (H.R. 5239). This bill would prevent borrowers who earn forgiveness after 20 or 25 years of consistent repayment in the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay as You Earn (PAYE) repayment plans from having to pay taxes on the amount forgiven. Millions of borrowers currently face the possibility of having to deal with this potentially devastating tax liability. We urge you to call your Congressperson and Senators to support this bill!
To learn more about IBR, PAYE and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (tax-free forgiveness you earn by working at a wide range of qualifying public service jobs for ten years!) Equal Justice Works is presenting a free webinar, Drowning in Debt! What Law Students & Lawyers Need to Know About Managing Student Debt & Earning Loan Forgiveness, TODAY, August 27 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. If you register but cannot attend, you will receive a recording of the webinar you can view anytime.
If you have any questions, please contact Jina Scinta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com and provide her with the following: your name, class year, and UofL email address.
2Ls for SUMMER 2015
•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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up by Thursday, September 4.
TODAY - Deadline to Apply for Funding to Attend National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 17 & 18, 2014Posted August 26th, 2014 by Jina A. Scinta
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.