Professional Development News

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Lawlapalooza 2011: I Rocked the Law, the Louisville legal community's band battle to benefit the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Memorial Fund, is Thursday, October 27 at the Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Avenue. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., first band starts at 7:00.

Lawlapalooza 2011: Today's Featured Band

Skinny and Small: The Ultimate Government Cheese Tribute

Skinny and Small: The Ultimate Government Cheese Tribute brings the classic alt-Southern-Country-Punk Rock sounds of mid-1980s Bowling Green, Kentucky (“the Athens, GA of South-Central Kentucky”) to this year’s Lawlapalooza.

Riding a resurgence of interest in the Bowling Green sound among now-middle-aged, minivan-driving professionals looking to recreate the magic of legendary nightclubs such as Picasso’s and Tewligan’s, and the gritty punk glamour of CBGB’s, Skinny and Small has quickly developed a reputation as the hardest-working band on the Government Cheese tribute band circuit, taking top honors at festivals such as “Lost River on the Ohio River” and “Picasso’s at the Lapin Agile.”

Representing the UofL Brandeis School of Law, Skinny and Small unites brothers Viva Las Vegas on guitar, Reggie Las Vegas on vocals and Jaime Las Vegas on drums with guitarist (and sometimes law professor) Tim Hall and longtime family friend Donnie Bott on bass for a six-song, 100-decibel tribute to the best damn rock band you’ve never heard of.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Spring 2012 Student Internship

The SEC has opened its applications for 2012 Spring Student Internship.  We welcome applications, and we will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis on November 7, 2011.

The one-semester volunteer program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, or JD/MBA students and L.L.M. Students have the opportunity to work for ten weeks during the spring at the SEC's Washington DC headquarters or at one of its eleven Regional Offices.  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 students@sec.gov     We will begin reviewing applications and hiring on a rolling basis beginning Nov. 7, 2011.  The posting will officially close on November 21, 2011.

U.S. Air Force JAG - Information Session and Individual Informational Interviews - TODAY

If you are interested in learning about Summer Intern or Full-time opportunities with the U.S. Air Force JAG, please attend a slide presentation and Information Session beginning at Noon in room 175 TODAY, Monday, October 17th.  If you would like to meet with Captain Hartman for an Informational Interview, appointments are available beginning at 1:00 p.m. in room 176.  There is a signup sheet on Ms. Reh's door (184) for appointments.

Lawlapalooza Karaoke Performers du Jour

The Wannabees
Starring Susan Duncan and John Cross

Given their star power today, it may be hard to believe that Susan and John actually began their careers separately, and in relative obscurity. Susan started out with the all-girl band “Duncan Donuts,” where she was an a cappella pianist. John started out with the “Cross Family Yodelers,” a quintet that performed Alpine versions of heavy metal songs. Their meteoric rise to fame began when, unbeknownst to each other, they were hired as stunt doubles for the cult band “Captain and Tennille.”

As the following photo demonstrates, the visual similarity is obvious:

(Note: Susan and John are the two in the back.)

After that role, the rest is, as they say, history. But fame has not spoiled the two. You can occasionally hear their humble roots in their modern songs, whether it be Susan breaking into a spontaneous riff on the air piano, or John executing a musical run in an authentic Kitzbühel-region yodel (a technique once compared unfavorably to a basset hound's howl). Moreover, the two have turned into prolific songwriters. Who can forget that top-ten hit “Spring Schedule 2012,” a song that, while performed by Carol Channing, was actually penned by Susan? So sit back, put your earplugs in, and get ready to be entertained!

Lawlapalooza 2011: Today's Featured Band

Raisin Brandeis

Raisin Brandeis comes from a small oyster-shucking village off the coast of Norway. Their major musical influences include Tuvan Throat Singing, Traditional Dances of the Hill People, and Barbara Streisand. The New York Tymes has said of Raisin Brandeis: "If the Beatles and Meatloaf had a mosh-pit, the sweaty puddle on the floor would smell like the genius that is Raisin Brandeis." Step up to the stage for TWO SCOOPS OF AWESOME!!

Representing the UofL Brandeis School of Law, Raisin Brandeis features Matt Doran, Pete Lay, Derek Monzon, Cameron Monzon, and Warren Lively.

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session and Informational Interviews - Monday, October 17th

If you are interested in learning about Summer Intern or Full-time opportunities with the U.S. Air Force JAG, please attend a slide presentation and Information Session beginning at Noon in room 175 on Monday, October 17th.  If you would like to meet with Captain Hartman for an Informational Interview, appointments are available beginning at 1:00 p.m. in room 176.  There is a signup sheet on Ms. Reh's door (184) for appointments.

 

Lawlapalooza Karaoke Performers du Jour

Doug Keil and Tyler Korus, 3Ls

 

Doug Keil and Tyler Korus first met while crowd-surfing at a Creed concert in early 1992. In the Fall of ’93, they played together on the Crenshaw Raiders of the Snoop Youth Football League in Los Angeles. It was during this time that the quarterbacks coach, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (better known as Nate Dogg), introduced the boys to the beauty of “G-Funk.” As the years went by, Mr. Dogg constantly coached the two boys, both in sport, and in honing their voices to produce harmonious G-Funk melodies funked out with a gangster twist. Now that Mr. Dogg has passed away, and his other protégé, Warren G, is on Celebrity Fit Club, Doug and Tyler cordially invite you to join them on October 27, 2011 for a special, one-time performance of G-Funk on a whole new level, where the rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble.

Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity & Scholarship Fellowship Program

The LEADS program is an intensive eight-week program designed for diverse first and second year law students who have an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters. The goal of the program is to provide concentrated labor and employment legal experience while developing a pipeline of highly qualified, diverse candidates for potential future employment with the Firm or in the private practice of law generally.

The program application is attached. The deadline for 2L students is October 15th and the deadline for 1L students is January 15th.  This is an eight-week summer program which includes a stipend.

 

Career Counseling appointments available with Office of Professional Development

Second- and third-year students,

I have appointments available to discuss career plans, goals, opportunities; review your resume and/or cover letter; Symplicity; Government Honors & Internship Handbook; and reciprocity.  Please sign up or e-mail me at dkreh@louisville.edu

First-year students,

I am taking appointments for the week of November 1st when the Office of Professional Development is able to meet with you individually.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!