Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Now hiring: apply to be our summer law clerk

You're nearing the end of your first or second year of law school, and you want to get your feet wet in the real world. You like helping people, and the idea of holding corporations accountable for their actions might be one of the reasons you went to law school in the first place.

More than anything, you have hustle. You go above and beyond. You create opportunities. You are the kind of person other people turn to when they need help. You're creative and you have energy. If these qualities sound familiar, you may want to apply for our summer law clerk position at Jones Ward PLC. I wrote a lot of blog posts about clerkships and employment during my law school years. I'm now overseeing the hiring process for our firm's next summer clerk.

Here's how to apply: send a resume, cover letter and transcript to Ideal candidates will be in the top half of their law school class or better. The deadline to apply is this Friday, May 1. If you're a student at U of L Law, you realize that Friday is Oaks Day, the day before Derby. It's also exam week. But hey, in the real world, time doesn't stop for horses or exams. Interviews will take place the following week.

Here's more about the job: this is a paid, full-time position starting in May and running until school resumes in the fall. You'll be doing work for plaintiffs in mass tort and class action lawsuits. Much of our practice is product liability litigation against large corporations. We sue them for making dangerous stuff that hurts people. Bad drugs. Bad medical devices. Bad consumer products. Defendants range from Pfizer and Bayer to General Electric and Ford. You'll be drafting lawsuits, filing lawsuits, interviewing clients, reviewing medical records, and maybe showing up in court or preparing for depositions or trial. If you're looking for a summer job where you sit on the sidelines and watch other lawyers do the real work, this is not the clerkship for you.

Here's more about us: Jones Ward PLC is a full-service law firm in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. We have a team of eight lawyers who handle hundreds of cases on behalf of injured people across the nation, from California to Florida and New York to Texas. You can read more about our cases here.

Any current law school student in the U.S. may apply for the clerkship. Questions or comments? Shoot me an email at May the odds be ever in your favor.