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Apply Now for the 2015 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship in Chicago

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) offers the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship, an exceptional fellowship opportunity in Chicago for a recent law or public policy graduate. One of the country's foremost public interest law and policy centers, BPI seeks out and addresses compelling issues of social justice and quality of life in the Chicago region. Currently, BPI works to preserve and increase affordable housing, transform public housing, improve Chicago's public schools, and promote open and honest government in Illinois.

Requirements of the Fellowship are:

• Either a JD or MA/MS in public policy or related field (by Fellowship start)
• Demonstrated interest or experience in one of BPI's program areas
• Accomplished oral and writing skills
• Strong academic record
• Initiative, creativity and flexibility
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations, constituent groups, government, and civic leaders.

Fellows receive an annual salary of $46,000 with medical and dental coverage. Debt service on law school or graduate school loans for the duration of the Fellowship may be available, based on need.

Applications for the 2015 Fellowship are due Friday, October 17, 2014.  Interested students can log onto Symplicity for more details on how to apply.

 

 

Frost Brown Todd Intellectual Property Diversity Scholarship - Deadline - July 1, 2014

Rising 2L and 3L law students with technical backgrounds are eligible to apply for a scholarship to provide financial assistance with books for a year or bar review/bar application fees.  The application form is attached.

Student registration deadline is July 1, 2014. 

TODAY!! Deadline to Sign Up for Life Planning and Wills Clinic for Louisville Association of the Deaf

TODAY is the deadline to sign up for the Legal Aid Life Planning Session and Wills Clinic.

The Legal Aid Society, in partnership with the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll PLLC, the Louisville Association of the Deaf and the Center for Accessible Living, is hosting a Life Planning Clinic for persons associated with or members of the Louisville Association of the Deaf. The Clinic is comprised of two parts: A Life Planning Educational Session and a Will Clinic. The first session will be open to the public and will serve as an educational opportunity for attendees to learn about life planning documents, their purpose and options for specific provisions in those documents.

Up to 10 students are needed to review will questionnaires, draft initial draft of life planning documents and coordinate with volunteer attorney for any edits requested by volunteer. Students will also attend the Will Clinic and assist with execution of documents. Students are encouraged to attend the Life Planning Educational Session to receive an overview of purpose of documents and have the same basis of knowledge as clients participating in the process.

Here are the pertinent dates and deadlines:

Tues., June 10th 11:00-Noon
Life Planning Educational Session
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Wednesday, June 18, 2014:
Deadline for Clients to return Will Questionnaire to Legal Aid.

Monday, June 23, 2014:
Case materials provided to students and volunteer attorneys no later than this date.

Thursday, July 17th Noon to 4:00:
Client Appointments scheduled in 30-minute blocks of time.
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Please see the attached for more details. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary paperwork to get your public service credit.

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR A SUMMER DEGREE - JUNE 11

If you are planning to graduate this summer, you must complete a degree application on ULink..  The last day to apply for a summer degree is Wednesday, June 11. 

 

Law Resource Center (LRC) Summer Hours

Please be advised that the LRC summer hours will be Monday - Thursday from 8:00 - 4:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00.  If you need to come by the LRC, please make sure to stop by during these hours.  

The new hours are effective today, June 2, 2014 and will return to normal hours on Monday, August 4, 2014. 

As a reminder, the normal LRC hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 5:30 and Friday 8:00 - 4:00. 

 

Thank you 

Life Planning and Wills Clinic for Louisville Association of the Deaf

The Legal Aid Society, in partnership with the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll PLLC, the Louisville Association of the Deaf and the Center for Accessible Living, is hosting a Life Planning Clinic for persons associated with or members of the Louisville Association of the Deaf. The Clinic is comprised of two parts: A Life Planning Educational Session and a Will Clinic. The first session will be open to the public and will serve as an educational opportunity for attendees to learn about life planning documents, their purpose and options for specific provisions in those documents.

Up to 10 students are needed to review will questionnaires, draft initial draft of life planning documents and coordinate with volunteer attorney for any edits requested by volunteer. Students will also attend the Will Clinic and assist with execution of documents. Students are encouraged to attend the Life Planning Educational Session to receive an overview of purpose of documents and have the same basis of knowledge as clients participating in the process.
Here are the pertinent dates and deadlines:

Tues., June 10th 11:00-Noon
Life Planning Educational Session
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Wednesday, June 18, 2014:
Deadline for Clients to return Will Questionnaire to Legal Aid.

Monday, June 23, 2014:
Case materials provided to students and volunteer attorneys no later than this date.

Thursday, July 17th Noon to 4:00:
Client Appointments scheduled in 30-minute blocks of time.
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Please see the attached for more details. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu no later than June 3 to obtain the necessary paperwork to get your public service credit.

Indiana Bar Association Diversity Job Fair - August 21 & 22, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN

Are you a full-time 2L (graduating May 2016) or part-time 2L or 3L (graduating 2016/2017) interested in participating in the Indiana Bar Association Diversity Job Fair on August 21 & 22, 2014 in Indianapolis, IN?  If so, you will want to register at:  https//law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students by July 19, 2014.

See the attached document for additional information.

 

 

Lost and Found Inventory May 2014

St. Louis Diversity Job Fair - August 9, 2014 - St. Louis, MO

The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair will take place on Saturday, August 9 in St. Louis, MO.  The Office of Professional Development just learned that the deadline for student registration is Tuesday, June 3rd, so if you are interested in participating, please register IMMEDIATELY.

An information sheet is attached.

 

Life Planning and Wills Clinic for Louisville Association of the Deaf

The Legal Aid Society, in partnership with the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll PLLC, the Louisville Association of the Deaf and the Center for Accessible Living, is hosting a Life Planning Clinic for persons associated with or members of the Louisville Association of the Deaf. The Clinic is comprised of two parts: A Life Planning Educational Session and a Will Clinic. The first session will be open to the public and will serve as an educational opportunity for attendees to learn about life planning documents, their purpose and options for specific provisions in those documents.

Up to 10 students are needed to review will questionnaires, draft initial draft of life planning documents and coordinate with volunteer attorney for any edits requested by volunteer. Students will also attend the Will Clinic and assist with execution of documents. Students are encouraged to attend the Life Planning Educational Session to receive an overview of purpose of documents and have the same basis of knowledge as clients participating in the process.

Here are the pertinent dates and deadlines:

Tues., June 10th 11:00-Noon
Life Planning Educational Session
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Wednesday, June 18, 2014:
Deadline for Clients to return Will Questionnaire to Legal Aid.

Monday, June 23, 2014:
Case materials provided to students and volunteer attorneys no later than this date.

Thursday, July 17th Noon to 4:00:
Client Appointments scheduled in 30-minute blocks of time.
Location: Kosair Charities
982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

Please see the attached for more details. Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu no later than June 3 to obtain the necessary paperwork to get your public service credit.