The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship supports two law students working in the field of human rights law. The fellows will work 5-10 hours per week for Professor Trucios-Haynes and Professor Abrams and be paid hourly. The LBF Greenebaum Human Rights Fellowship allows students to work collaboratively and strategically with local non-profits, law school faculty, and immigrant communities to identify human rights abuses impacting the local community and identify ways the legal community can better meet these needs. The fellows will take on many responsibilities including assisting local attorneys working on human rights cases, promoting public education and outreach regarding human rights, and working with the LBA Committee on Human Rights.
1Ls and 2Ls may apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 17, at 4:00 p.m. To learn more about this fellowship, download the application and the LBF grant proposal located in the Documents Library under the Resources Tab on Symplicity. Please direct all questions to Assistant Dean Laurel Hajek in room 182 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) after you have reviewed the application if you have questions.
Students in these externships will develop lawyering skills working under the supervision of attorneys providing legal services within various business organizations. For summer and fall 2014, opportunities exist at General Electric, Passport Health Plan, and Beam, Inc. Additional information about these placements is accessible at the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION.”
Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum and at least 40 credit hours. Students can earn two or three credits.
For all in-house counsel externships, students must submit a resume, a completed externship pre-registration form, and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 21, 2014. Externship pre-registration forms are accessible from the TWEN course titled “Externship INFORMATION,” and outside room 216.
Learn more at the Externship Information Session on March 18.
The IRS will accept up to three tax externs for the summer 2014 semester. The application deadline is Monday, 16 March 2014.
Externs will work in the local office of the IRS under the direct supervision of IRS attorneys and Professor Blackburn. Externs do research and write memos, and they also attend meetings with taxpayers, and sometimes take the lead in representing IRS in meetings with pro se taxpayers. Externs meet with IRS audit agents, with legal counsel and CPAs representing taxpayers, are involved in trial preparation and some externs represent the IRS in U.S. Tax Court against pro se taxpayers.
If you would like more information, please contact Professor Blackburn before Monday, 16 March 2014: firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-852-6384.
In this externship, students learn investigative skills and knowledge relating to post-conviction relief, and use the information in the field performing supervised work in cases under investigation by the Kentucky Innocence Project. Working in teams, students investigate and explore potential arguments that might support a claim for wrongful conviction. Students review court proceedings leading to conviction, and other information found in a variety of places, e.g., defense attorney files, prosecution records, the crime scene, or the recollections of attorneys and judges who worked on the case or witnesses with information about the case. Includes participation in a mock crime scene investigation, and opportunities to learn from DNA experts, medical examiners, and crime lab personnel.
Open to students who have completed the 1L curriculum. Earn four credits for work during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.
Students interested in participating should submit an application and an unofficial copy of their law school transcript to Professor Karen Jordan by the priority due date of March 31, 2014. The application and more information are accessible at the TWEN course titled “Kentucky Innocence Project INFORMATION,” and outside room 216.
1Ls and 2Ls:
Registration for summer and fall classes is a month away. So that you are fully prepared to plan your schedule for Summer 2014 and/or Fall 2014 and beyond, you should plan to attend the remaining information sessions to learn about the extracurricular opportunities available to you as an upper-division student and ways to enrich your legal education.
March 18 – Summer and Fall Externship Opportunities
March 19 – Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Sports Law Offerings
March 20 – Entrepreneurship Clinic
March 25 – Moot Court Board and Skills Competitions
March 27 – Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic
All information sessions are offered during the lunch hour. For times and locations, check the Law School Calendar.
O'Bryan Brown & Toner is seeking a 1L Summer Law Clerk. Practice areas include Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Workers' Compensation. The firm has been ranked as "The Most Polific Trial Law Firm in Kentucky". To find out more about O'Bryan Brown & Toner, go to: www.obtlaw.com
They will be participating in on campus interviews on Thursday, March 20th. The deadline to apply on Symplicity is Friday, March 7 at Noon.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Student Bar Foundation Charity Auction on Thursday, March 20. The event is at the O'Shea's Downtown and starts at 5:30. The live auction will begin at 7:15, but be sure to get there early for free food and drinks (as long as the drinks last!). This is a great event to have fun with your law school colleagues as well as network with people from the legal community.
Students and professors will have the opportunity to preview and bid on items early this year. Be sure to stop by the Mosaic Lobby on March 17, 18, and 19 to see and bid on exciting auction items like dinner at Professor Marcosson's, including a 'bourbon menu.' But be sure to come to the Auction to make sure you have the highest bid!