Professional Development News

SEC'S Summer 2012 2L Honors Program

The SEC has opened its applications for 2Ls interested in our 2012 Summer Honors Program.  Please include the following listing in any resource or email that you provide to your students.  We welcome applications, and we will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis on September 16, 2011.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for strong 2L students for its 2012 Summer Honors Program.  Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the summer at the SEC's Washington DC headquarters or at one of its eleven Regional Offices.  Interns directly support attorneys and other professionals in the regulation and enforcement of the securities markets.  Each intern is assigned to one of the SEC’s offices or divisions for a ten-week period.  The potential assignments are as varied as the SEC’s responsibilities in regulating the securities markets.  We have high expectations for our interns, often assigning them the same work we would give a newly-hired staff attorney who had completed law school.  Students who succeed in their assignments assist with tasks such as drafting regulations, reviewing filings, or preparing for interviews and testimony.  They spend hours every day with line attorneys, and they support senior executives.

We will begin reviewing applications and hiring on a rolling basis beginning September 16, 2011.  We expect to evaluate applications at two-week intervals after that point.   The posting will officially close on October 14, 2011.

For more information, look at the SEC’s Web site.  There is a link there to the Futurestep Web site used for SEC hiring.  Students should look on that page under Current Opportunities / Washington, DC and click “Student Opportunities/Volunteer Opportunities.”  From there, they can apply to the DC or regional offices.  Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to

2L Summer Honors Program Application

Students interested in our Washington, DC Headquarters office apply here:

2012 2L Summer Honors Program (Washington, DC)

Students interested in our Regional Offices apply here:

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Atlanta Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Boston Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Chicago Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Denver Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Fort Worth Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Los Angeles Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Miami Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- New York Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Philadelphia Regional Office 

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- San Francisco Regional Office

2012 2L Summer Honors Program- Salt Lake Regional Office 

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LBA Pro Se Divorce Clinic Training Available

The LBA will holding a training session for students interested in participating in their pro se divorce clinics.  The training will be begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, followed by a clinic at 10:00 a.m.  The clinic dates for this semester are September 9, September 23, October 14, October 28, November 18 and December 9.  All of these dates are on a Friday.  The clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Hall of Justice downtown.  If you are interested in family law, this would be wonderful opportunity.  Students will receive public service credit for the training and participation in the clinics.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at to sign up.

Part-time Job Fair sponsored by UofL Career Development Center

Need a Part-time Job, and don't know where to look?

The University of Louisville's Part-Time Job Fair is Wednesday, August 31 from 11am-2pm in the Multi-Purpose room of the SAC (Student Activity Center). There will be on-campus offices and off-campus employers advertising their Federal Work Study, Part-Time jobs, or Internships. Also, the Career Development Center staff will be there to provide information about resources to help you prepare and find Part-Time Job opportunities.

If you have questions or would like to find out more about the Career Development Center's services check out our website or contact us by phone at 502-852-6701.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries Needs Students

Kentucky Refugee Ministries is in need of two students to assist them with the daily operations of their immigration law office within a refugee resettlement agency. Students will get to meet clients from all over the world and learn about the unique legal challenges refugees face when coming to the United States. Compassion and appreciation for diversity a must.  Students are needed any day Monday through Thursday.  Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at  The first two students will be signed up for the project.

Learn About the Opportunity to Attend a National Public Interest Job Fair

Learn about the opportunity to attend a national public interest job fair by attending one of two meetings scheduled this week by the Office of Professional Development.  The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 075.  The second meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 060.  Pizza will be served at both meetings.  We hope you will be able to attend one of these sessions.

Government Jobs Handout

If you were unable to attend the Government Jobs session last night at 5:30, please pick up a handout on the table in the Professional Development Library (186).



DHS accepting applications for General Counsel's Honors Attorney Program and Summer Law Intern Program


August 18, 2011


The Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security is pleased to announce that DHS is now accepting applications for our Fall 2012 General Counsel’s Honors Attorney Program.  Please disregard our earlier notice.

DHS’s Office of the General Counsel will accept applications for the Fall 2012 General Counsel’s Honors Attorney Program online starting August 18, 2011 through October 1, 2011.   Eligible candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript (unofficial will be accepted) and list of three references to



The Office of the General Counsel also continues to accept applications for our 2012 Summer Legal Intern Program online until October 1, 2011.  Eligible 2Ls (or 3Ls in 4-year programs) should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to

(OGC may also consider applications from ILs depending upon remaining vacancies.  Interested 1Ls are not eligible to apply until December 1, 2011.  The application period for 1Ls will close on December 16, 2011.)  Additional questions should be addressed to Craig Raynsford, Legal Advisor, Office of the General Counsel at or 202-447-3303.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Interview Skills - Friday, August 26th at 1:00 p.m. in room 175

Why should you attend the Interview Skills session?


If you plan on interviewing for a job in your lifetime and want to make it successful, you need to attend!  This does not only apply to on campus interviews.


Hear from fellow students who have interviewed and listen to their advice.  Dean Urbach will provide information on the interview process and the skills you need to make it successful.  Professor Jim Jones will also be speaking.


 Friday, August 26th - 1:00 p.m. in room 175


Pizza and drinks will be served.




Paid Summer Position


If you are interested in a paid summer position and have a background in finance, please e-mail your resume to Dean Kathy Urbach at:  

National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - October 14-15, 2011 in Silver Spring, MD

What:             NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS' RIGHTS                         CONFERENCE

When:           October 14 & 15, 2011 - SAVE THE DATE!

Where:          National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD

Keynote:      Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Deadline:     August 25 if you ask The Peggy Browning Fund            to pay for airfare. 

                       September 29 for all others.

Registration will open in July.

Brochure:    Conference brochures and registration forms will be available in July.

More Info:    Watch our website for more details in the coming months –

Students, if you are interested in attending, please let Professor Levinson - or Debra Reh - know.  You will be added to a list and provided with information about the conference as we receive it.