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  November 7, 2014 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Announcing an Animal Law Writing Contest for Law Students
The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunity to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of legal issues related to animals and animal law. The Grand Prize winner receives a $2500 cash prize plus round-trip airfare, one night accommodation and ground transportation to the American Veterinary Medical Law Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA in July 2015. The requirements are: 1) Must be currently enrolled at an ABA-Accredited law school in the United States; 2) Must submit cover sheet and certification form along with an in-depth analysis of one of the selected animal law topics. Papers must be submitted no later than Noon CST on February 15, 2015 in order to be accepted. For details, read the Official Contest page.

The 2014-2015 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law
Topic: Papers may address any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration. Submissions must be the work of the law student author and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2014 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. Prizes: One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition to the cash awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required). Deadline: Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

Coral Gables Bar Association Meeting Coming Up on November 12, 2014
November Networking Happy Hour at Cibo Wine Bar, 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Sponsored by Coral Gables Bar Association & Fernandez & Associates Court Reporters. This event is complimentary to all sitting Judges. When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Tickets: Member Ticket: $10.00 Good for 1 Free Drink and Hors DOeuvres; Guest Ticket: $10.00 Good for 1 Free Drink and Hors DOeuvres. Register now.

ABA: 2015 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest
This highly regarded student writing contest is in its 29th year. Law students writing on a business law subject of general and current interest have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 and an all-expense paid trip to the April 2015 Section Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Review the details and access a submission entry form from the ABA website. Submissions are due Friday, January 9, 2015.
 


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Tuesday, January 6:
FASPE Summer Ethics Fellowships for Law Students
FASPE Law, one component of a larger program that works with students in several professional fields, uses the conduct of lawyers and judges during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on legal ethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place, and in particular the firsthand experience of visiting Auschwitz and traveling through Germany and Poland where Fellows study the past, connecting to it in ways that no class-room-based course can, and consider how to apply the lessons of history as they confront the ethical challenges of today. Fellowships include travel from New York to Berlin, Krakow and Oswieci(Auschwitz), where Fellows work with leading faculty to explore ethics and history. Seminars cover topics such as: the challenge of ambition in professional development, how to manage duties of candor and confidentiality, which case decisions a lawyer may control, and dilemmas in day-to-day practice. Ten to fifteen law students will be chosen to participate in the 2015 trip, which will run from Sunday, May 24 to Thursday, June 4. Fellowships cover all program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food. FASPE is designed for students who intend to practice, whether in law firms, as prosecutors, as defense attorneys, or otherwise. FASPE staff are happy to talk with applicants who are concerned about potential conflicts with summer clerkships or bar preparation. Previous Fellows have balanced FASPE with other summer obligations. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in law school at the time of their application. Award notifications will be emailed by March 1.

Sunday, February 15:
The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization 2015 Paid Summer Fellowships at Yale Law School
The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) invites applications for its 2015 Summer Fellowship program. LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance, but unable to afford private attorneys. LSO seeks to hire 20-25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty. These are paid positions, with a salary of $6,720 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($14/hour). The Fellowship will run from May 19 to August 28, with some flexibility as to start and end dates. Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible. Summer Fellows can expect to have a range of challenging and rewarding lawyering experiences during the course of their time at LSO, including client interviewing and counseling; factual development of cases; researching and writing legal memoranda; drafting of contracts and other legal instruments; interacting with opposing counsel, government actors and community stakeholders; and negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. In several of the clinics, students will make court appearances to argue motions or present evidence. Fellows will work under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members and supervising attorneys. Faculty members will also host a weekly series of presentations and discussions for the Fellows on the work of the clinics, public interest lawyering and other topics of interest. LSO clinics perform a wide range of exciting work, including litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, transactional work on behalf of community organizations, and policy and legislative advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. Early applications are encouraged.
 

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