Professional Development News

Samer Yahyawi, 2002 UofL Law School Graduate, to Speak to Students on E-Discovery

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, University of Louisville Law School graduate, Samer Yahyawi, '02, will be at the law school to discuss the current state of electronic discovery and document review. A former associate at several law firms in Louisville, Samer, currently works in New York and exclusively in the area of E-Discovery as a contract attorney and consultant for numerous "white shoe" law firms in the New York City area. Samer will plan to discuss coding and software platforms, ways to garner exposure to document review, finding employment in E-Discovery, strategies for interviewing for document review positions, what challenges lie ahead for document review attorneys as technology evolves, and potential E-Discovery learning (both in-class and on-line) tools for students.

This will also be a great networking opportunity. Lunch will be provided.

Government Honor 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 2013-14 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.

1Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•Environmental Protection Agency – R9 Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/28/14)
•International Trade Administration – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/30/14)
•Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/31/14)

State & Local Government

•City of Chicago Department of Law – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/28/14)
•Federal Reserve Bank of New York – Legal Function 2014 Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 03/31/14)
•New York City Department of Probation – Office of the General Counsel Law Student Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 03/31/14)
•Connecticut Office of Attorney General – Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•Missouri Office of the Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)

FALL

Federal

•Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late March)

2Ls for SUMMER 2014

Federal

•Environmental Protection Agency – R9 Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/28/14)
•International Trade Administration – Volunteer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/30/14)
•Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 03/31/14)

State & Local Government

•City of Chicago Department of Law – Summer Law Clerk (Unpaid, Deadline 03/28/14)
•New York City Department of Probation – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 03/31/14)
•Connecticut Office of the Attorney General – Law Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•Missouri Office of the Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)

FALL

Federal

•Department of State – Office of the Legal Advisor Summer Intern and Fall & Spring Extern Programs (Unpaid, Deadline 03/31/14)
•Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)

State & Local Government

•Wisconsin Department of Justice (Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline late Mar.)
•Sacramento County, CA District Attorney’s Office – Volunteer Law Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 04/01/14)

3Ls – POST GRADUATION

State & Local Government

•Ohio Legislative Service Commission – LSC Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 04/01/14)
•New York State Senate – New York State Senate Graduate Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 04/28/14)

$5000 Johnston Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the R. Harvey Johnston, III Real Estate Law Summer Fellowship which will support a Brandeis student who works this summer in the field of real estate law. The amount of the fellowship is $5,000. Candidates who apply for the fellowship must find their own placement for the summer with a sponsoring organization. A sponsoring organization can be any organization engaged in a significant amount of legal work concerning real estate. It can be a law firm (including a solo practitioner), a government agency, a nonprofit organization, a title company, a financial institution, or any other organization in which an attorney would be supervising the student's work.

The application for the Johnston Fellowship is located in Symplicity's Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process or finding a sponsoring organization, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is March 28, 2014, and your application must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. to be considered.

$3500 Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted from 1Ls and 2Ls for the Mr. and Mrs. Bill Donan Energy Law Summer Fellowship which will support a UofL law student who works this summer in the field of energy law. The amount of the fellowship is $3,500. The Brandeis student selected for this fellowship will be placed for the summer with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Department of Natural Resources and must commit to working full time for a minimum of 10 weeks.

The application for the Donan Fellowship is located in the Symplicity Document Library under the Resources Tab. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dean Hajek at laurel.hajek@louisville.edu. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2014, and applications must be submitted to Debra Reh (dkreh@louisville.edu) in the Office of Professional Development via email by 4:00 p.m. on that date to be considered. To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources, go to http://dnr.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

$3000 Greenebaum Summer Fellowships for Students with Unpaid Public Service Jobs

A new public service fellowship has been created for 1L and 2L students this summer through funding from the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Program. The Samuel L. Greenebaum Summer Fellowship will provide three summer grants in the amount of $3000 to Brandeis students working in unpaid public service jobs this summer.

Students must find their own placements for the summer and cannot apply for the fellowship until they secure a placement. Students interested in the fellowship cannot receive a salary for their work or externship credit.

The application for the fellowship is available on Symplicity in the Documents Library located under the Resources Tab. The three fellowship awards will be granted on a rolling basis between March and the end of the school year to allow interested students time to find a public service position and apply. Students need only apply once and their application will considered for each of the three fellowship awards. Positions with nonprofits, government agencies and judges will be eligible for the Greenebaum Fellowship. These fellowships are geared to allow students to pursue opportunities throughout the country and preference will be given to placements outside of Louisville.

Contact Jina Scinta in the Office of Professional Development (jina.scinta@louisville.edu) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.

Public Service Opportunity - Department of Public Advocacy Needs Immediate Student Assistance

The Ky. Department of Public Advocacy is in immediate need of assistance from our students for the project listed below. If you are a student who needs to fulfill your 30-hour requirement or if you only need to complete a few hours, this opportunity would be perfect for you.

Appellate Branch - Frankfort Office - The Appellate Branch needs students to transcribe video tapes of trials or testimony. The students would be able to complete most of the hours in their home as long as they have access to a DVD player and a computer with internet capabilities. The students may need to make two trips to the Frankfort office: an initial visit to receive their assignment and then a final visit to return videos. It is very likely students will get all 30 hours completed in a week for this project. Since most of the work is done from home, the hours are at the students' discretion as long as the final deadlines are met.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the public service forms to properly sign up for these projects. Students will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Samer Yahyawi, 2002 UofL Law School Graduate, to Speak to Students on E-Discovery

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, University of Louisville Law School graduate, Samer Yahyawi, '02, will be at the law school to discuss the current state of electronic discovery and document review. A former associate at several law firms in Louisville, Samer, currently works in New York and exclusively in the area of E-Discovery as a contract attorney and consultant for numerous "white shoe" law firms in the New York City area. Samer will plan to discuss coding and software platforms, ways to garner exposure to document review, finding employment in E-Discovery, strategies for interviewing for document review positions, what challenges lie ahead for document review attorneys as technology evolves, and potential E-Discovery learning (both in-class and on-line) tools for students.

This will be great networking opportunity. Lunch will be provided.

U.S. Air Force JAG Recruiter On Campus Tuesday, March 25th

If you are interested in an Intern position for the Summer of 2015 or a Judge Advocate General position with the U.S. Air Force after graduation, please plan on meeting with Lieutenant Colonel Derick Sherrill from Wright Patterson Airforce Base on Tuesday, March 25th.  Individual Information Meetings with Lieutenant Sherrill will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. that day.

Please provide a resume to Ms. Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu to be forwarded to the Air Force.

Learn more at:  http://www.airforce.com/jag/entry_programs/students/int or at:  www.airforce.com/JAG

Samer Yahyawi, 2002 UofL Law School Graduate, to Speak to Students on E-Discovery

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 175, University of Louisville Law School graduate, Samer Yahyawi, '02, will be at the law school to discuss the current state of electronic discovery and document review. A former associate at several law firms in Louisville, Samer, currently works in New York and exclusively in the area of E-Discovery as a contract attorney and consultant for numerous "white shoe" law firms in the New York City area. Samer will plan to discuss coding and software platforms, ways to garner exposure to document review, finding employment in E-Discovery, strategies for interviewing for document review positions, what challenges lie ahead for document review attorneys as technology evolves, and potential E-Discovery learning (both in-class and on-line) tools for students.

This will be great networking opportunity.  Lunch will be provided. 

U.S. Air Force JAG Recruiter On Campus Tuesday, March 25th

If you are interested in an Intern position for the Summer of 2015 or a Judge Advocate General position with the U.S. Air Force after graduation, please plan on meeting with Lieutenant Colonel Derick Sherrill from Wright Patterson Airforce Base on Tuesday, March 25th.  Individual Information Meetings with Major Roberts will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. that day.

Please provide a resume to Ms. Reh at:  dkreh@louisville.edu to be forwarded to the Air Force.

Learn more at:  http://www.airforce.com/jag/entry_programs/students/int or at:  www.airforce.com/JAG