Professional Development News

Boone County Jail Visits Scheduled

The next visits to the Boone County Jail have been scheduled for Friday, November 18th & Friday, December 16th. Students interested in participating should email Becca O'Neill directly by Thursday, November 17. Her email is boneill@oneillimmigrationlaw.com

Students who would be interested in this project and have not been trained, can sign up for the next site visit on Friday, December 16.  If necessary a training can scheduled for Thursday, December 15 here at the law school.  Please see the attached information about this project.  Please disregard the dates listed in this material.  Trainings can be scheduled every month at the law school on the Thursday evening before we visit Boone County.

Interested students should see Jina Scinta to obtain a Reservation Form to sign up to receive public service credit.  You can also e-mail her at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  

Current List of Attorney Vacancies at the U.S. Department of Justice

See attachment.

2012 Spring Semester Internships in Congressman Geoff Davis' District Office

Applications for 2012 Spring Semester Internships in Congressman Geoff Davis' District Office are now being accepted.  In the district, these internships are part-time (1-2 days; 8-10 hours a week)While academic credit may be obtained, many students do the internships strictly for the educational experience.  Over the past seven years, more than one hundred students have interned in the Ft. Mitchell, Ashland and LaGrange offices.  Applicants must be enrolled in college or graduate school.

Preference will be given to individuals who submit their applications prior to November 15th.  For additional information, please contact the Ft. Mitchell office at (859)426-0080.

Slots Still Available for Public Service Week-Long Projects

This morning, the Office of Professional Development held its annual lottery for students to sign up to do their public service the week of December 12.  There are some slots still available and we are opening them up to all students.  Attached is a list of the projects that have slots available.  If you would like to sign up for one of these slots, please notify Jina Scinta by noon Thursday, November 10 at jina.scinta@louisville.edu.  Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students TODAY from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.  Representatives from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be speaking to our students about public service opportunities available at their placements.

The VITA program is an income tax assistance program where law students assist low income individuals with their tax returns during tax season. Students will receive training in January and then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city helping lower income individuals with their taxes. This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.

Pizza and drinks will be provided. See you there!

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.


Representatives from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be speaking to our students about public service opportunities available at their placements.


The VITA program is an income tax assistance program where law students assist low income individuals with their tax returns during tax season. Students will receive training in January and then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city helping lower income individuals with their taxes. This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement.


Pizza and drinks will be provided. See you there!

Patent Law Information Session - Practising Law Institute - Monday, November 7th at Noon in 175

Mr. John White, Director of Patent Professional Development at the Practising Law Institute will be discussing Patent Practice, the patent bar exam, where the jobs are in this field and answer any questions on Monday, November 7th at Noon in room 175.

Legal Externship position at Office of Government Ethics for Spring 2012 semester

The Office of Government Ethics seeks highly qualified law students to participate in a Spring semester externship program in Washington, D.C. to work with attorneys in support of the Office of Government Ethic’s mission.  This may include aiding attorneys in:  providing oral and written advice to senior agency ethics officials and ethics counselors throughout the executive branch on a wide variety of topics of interest to the ethics community; preparing memorandum on policy and advisory opinions; making presentations to Federal agencies and other organizations; working with the White House and executive branch agencies in reviewing candidates for positions requiring Senate confirmation; drafting legislation and regulations, formulating ethics and conflict of interest policy for the executive branch; and assisting the OGE Director in the administration of the agency.  This position is for class credit only.  (See attachment for full details.)

Patent Law Information Session - Practising Law Institute - Monday, November 7th at Noon in 175

Mr. John White, Director of Patent Professional Development at the Practising Law Institute will be discussing Patent Practice, the patent bar exam, where the jobs are in this field and answer any questions on Monday, November 7th at Noon in room 175.

Public Service Program Information Session - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

The Office of Professional Development will be hosting an information session for all students on Tuesday, November 8, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 075.

Representatives from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") program and the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy will be speaking to our students about public service opportunities available at their placements.

The VITA program is an income tax assistance program where law students assist low income individuals with their tax returns during tax season.  Students will receive training in January and then participate in tax clinics at various locations around the city helping lower income individuals with their taxes.  This is a great opportunity for any student who still needs to fulfill their public service requirement. 

Pizza and drinks will be provided.  See you there!