After struggling through an absolutely awful two-hour lecture in Basic Income Tax this morning, I'm feeling much better thanks to a dose of the real world at my part-time job as a law clerk. One of the great things about U of L Law, at least for upper-level students, is that it is not too difficult to find a job as a clerk during the school year, in addition to the traditional summer clerkship. Louisville has hundreds of downtown law offices just a few miles from campus, including this one, pictured above, where I work in the century-old Kentucky Home Life Building at 5th and Jefferson. It can be tricky to balance even two half-day shifts a week on top of reading, studying, writing papers and other related school stuff. But the real-world experience is great, and it's rewarding to put some of the skills from law school into practice in a setting with actual clients and cases.
Alex is an attorney at Jones Ward PLC in Louisville. He represents people with serious injuries from car wrecks, defective medical devices and prescription drugs. He graduated, Cum Laude, from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. You can reach Alex at 502-882-6000 or by email at email@example.com