Student News

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

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 is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

Spring and Summer Course Schedules

Updated spring 2015 and summer 2015 course schedules, course notes and exam schedules are posted on the law school webpage.  Because these schedules are tentative and may be changed before registration opens, please check the webpage for the most recent schedule before registering for classes.

TODAY! Equal Justice Works Offers Free Webinar

Equal Justice Works will be offering a free webinar to educate students on how federal programs like Public Service Loan Forgiveness can make public interest legal careers financially feasible.

The webinar is TODAY from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT. To register for the webinar, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/ed-debt/webinars. Free webinars will also be offered Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM and Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Careers in Corporate Law, Thursday, October 9 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., Room 275

Have you wondered what it would be like to practice corporate law?

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

Joseph Kamer with Steel Technologies
Robert Miller with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
Keith Conrad from the Rawlings Group

Lunch will be provided by Mark's Feed Store.

Reminder First Years! Mandatory Meeting with the Office of Professional Development

This is a reminder that the Office of Professional Development will be conducting mandatory meetings for first year students.

Section 1: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.
Section 2: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 275.

All first year students in the respective sections are expected to attend. Dean Hajek will discuss different career options available for law students, the job search process, timelines for hiring, and resources available through the Office of Professional Development. The training session will also cover students' mandatory pro bono requirement, the Symplicity Job Search Database and the Spring on campus hiring season. Lunch will be provided.

Please mark your calendars. Any student who has a conflict and cannot attend the training session should contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu.

 

ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

The ABA Business Law Section sponsors a Diversity Clerkship Program. This summer program provides business law clerkship placements for nine qualified diverse first or second year law students.

Participating clerks will receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices that many of them lack. Participants in the Diversity Clerkship will receive a $6,000 stipend to cover living expenses upon the start of their Clerkship. The deadline for applying is December 26, 2014.

For more information, review the attached information sheet or go to http://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/divers...

Section of Litigation Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will begin accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program ("JIOP") on November 3rd for second-year law students. Applications for first-year law students will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP guidelines. The program is a full-time (32 hours per week), six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first-or second-year diverse law students.

Students may indicate geographic location preferences on their applications, but may not request particular judges or courts. Interns will receive an award of $2,000. The deadline for applying is Friday, January 9, 2015.

To learn more about this internship opportunity and review the attached information sheet or go to
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judi...

 

Legal Aid Society Hiring Two Law Student Interns and Four Veterans Legal Corps Interns

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 is November 7, 2014. Log on to Symplicity for more information.

Elder Law spring 2015 course

A course in Elder Law will be offered in spring 2015. Elder Law is a practical course dealing with older folks in the field of elder care law in Kentucky. Understanding how to work with older people will be relevant in almost all areas of law. Some of the topics covered will be basic legal documents for older folks, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's benefits, living arrangements, health care decision making, ethical issues, guardianship, probate, trusts, and understanding insurance and financial documents. Practical skills taught include how to interview clients and how to run a law practice. The instructors are Bernard Faller, founder of Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC, and Misty Clark Vantrease and Kelly Gannott, current co-owners of the firm. All three were classmates in the Brandeis class of 2001.  For additional information or to obtain a syllabus, contact Bernard Faller at kyelderlaw@aol.com.

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.

2Ls for SUMMER 2015

Federal

•Securities & Exchange Commission – Student Honors Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/13/14)
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of General Counsel 2015 Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/14)
•Department of State – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/17/14)
•Transportation Security Administration – Office of Chief Counsel Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/17/14

State & Local Government

•Texas Attorney General – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/15/14)

3Ls – Post Graduation

Federal

•Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Honors Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 10/10/14)
•Department of Labor – Office of the Solicitor Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/10/14)
•Army Corps of Engineers – Chief Counsel’s Civilian Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/14)
•Copyright Office – Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/14)
•National Labor Relations Board – Board, General Counsel HQ & Regional Offices Honors Attorney Programs (Paid, Deadline 10/15/14)
•Office of Personnel Management – Presidential Management Fellows Program (Paid, Deadline 10/15/14)

State & Local Government

•California Department of Justice – 2016-18 California Attorney General’s Honors Program & 2015-16 Earl Warren Solicitor General Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 10/22/14)