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  August 21, 2015 Issue  

  Career
Development Office News & Resources
FL Region VIII Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce, HNBA 4th Annual Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
This is an invitation to attend a free CLE event (3-4 credits pending) on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 on human trafficking at St. Thomas University School of Law, Moot Courtroom. On the panel this year: 2 judges, 2 representatives from Miami Dade County, 1 survivor, 1 film director, 1 non-profit, and 2 professors. Conference will cover local, national and international developments including trafficking by ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Pope address on human trafficking earlier this year. Light breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and registration at 8:30 a.m. Please RSVP via email. Free of charge. Pending FL Bar approval for 4 CLE.

The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest career fair in the country. The Conference and Career Fair provides access to job opportunities for law students; connects employers with talented attorneys and law students; and offers a multitude of skill-building and career advising sessions with experts from around the country. The 2015 Conference and Career Fair will take place on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Students will have until 6 p.m. EST on Monday, September 14th to register and apply for positions. For more information about the Conference and Career Fair and important dates, please visit the CDO blog or the website. Please note that this Conference and Career Fair gives students an opportunity to cancel their registration with a full refund after interview selections have been made. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your assigned CDO advisor.

Registration Now Open for Peggy Browning Conference
If you are a law student interested in workers rights issues, the National Law Students Workers Rights Conference is an exciting opportunity to meet labor law experts and practitioners, as well as other law students from throughout the nation with the same interests. The conference will be held on October 16 & 17, 2015 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD. The deadline is August 27 if you are asking the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare; October 1 for all others. Register early to ensure admission! Register online or use the form in the conference brochure. For the Conference Brochure, FAQs and Registration Form, etc. please visit the CDO or check the website.

ABA Offers Free Membership for Law Students
The American Bar Association will offer free membership to all students enrolled at ABA-approved law schools. The membership grants law students access to resources tailored to their interests and needs, opportunities to build their professional skills plus access to the ABA job listings, clerkships, internships and career events.
 


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Thursday, September 10:
DANIEL J. CURTIN, JR. FELLOWSHIP 2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR
The purpose of the PLD Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation. The Fellowship Program is open to first or second year students enrolled in a three-year ABA-accredited law school program and first, second, or third year students enrolled in a four-year ABA-accredited law school program. Law students entering their final year of law school may not apply due to conflicts between bar exam studies and the ability to complete the fellowship. One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded per academic year. The stipend includes a $1,500 award and a $1,000 APA membership and Annual Conference stipend. The term of the fellowship is approximately ten months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters), from mid-October to mid-August, and will include approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow will conduct his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where he/she lives or attends school. The application submittal deadline for the Fellowship Program is September 10, 2015. All application information must be received by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator by that date. For application requirements, selection criteria, responsibilities, eligibility, the award process and other details, please visit Symplicity Posting ID#15023.


Wednesday, September 23:
The Independence Foundation (Philadelphia, PA) Fellowship Program
The Independence Foundation is committed to supporting free legal services for residents of the Philadelphia region. The Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship Program is a key element of this commitment. Through the Fellowship Program, the Foundation funds the compensation and employment benefits for accomplished young lawyers who have decided to direct their considerable talents to public interest service. The Foundation requires that the focus of all Fellowship work be on direct representation of disadvantaged clients. The Foundation also assists the Fellows in repayment of their often substantial educational loans. Thus the Foundation enables some of the best and brightest law school graduates to come to the Philadelphia area and obtain employment with a local organization that provides free legal services to the underserved. The application deadline is September 23, 2015. For more information and how to apply, please visit the website.

Friday, October 16:
THE BPI POLIKOFF GAUTREAUX FELLOWSHIP FOR A PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYER OR POLICY ANALYST
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based nonprofit law and policy center, seeks a recent law or public policy graduate to serve as the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for one year, renewable for a second, beginning in Summer or Fall 2016. The Fellowship offers the opportunity to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. BPI strives to resolve compelling issues of social justice and quality of life in the Chicago region by addressing the challenges of urban poverty, increasing housing and educational opportunity, building vital communities and improving the juvenile justice system. BPI staff uses a variety of approaches including litigation, legal and policy research and advocacy. Fellows receive an annual salary of $46,000 with medical and dental coverage. Debt service on law school or graduate school loans for the duration of the Fellowship may be available, based on need. For additional details such as requirements and how to apply, please visit the CDO blog or the website.

Monday, November 30:
VICTORIA FISHER MEMORIAL PRIZE 2015
Do you have a special interest in Women & The Law? You are invited to write an essay of not more than 10,000 words relating to the above topic. The winning entry will be awarded £250. About the Prize: The purpose of the annual prize is to stimulate interest in the relationship between women and the law. About Victoria Fisher: Victoria was a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Leicester. She was a founder member of the Women and Law group and an active trade unionist. Entries to be received by 30 November 2015. Please visit the website also for details.

Monday, February 1:
William H. Hastie Fellowship Program, Increasing the Diversity of the Law Teaching Profession
For over 40 years, the University of Wisconsin William H. Hastie Fellowship Program has provided an opportunity for lawyers of color to prepare for a career in law teaching. The Hastie Fellowship is customarily a two-year program, leading to an LL.M. degree. Candidates pursue a scholarly interest of their choice and are encouraged both to pursue publishable research for their thesis and to demonstrate a capacity to contribute as a scholar to legal studies. Each Hastie fellow, before beginning work, establishes a relationship with a faculty member who will serve as the principal research advisor to the fellow. Hastie fellows will be appointed for a term of usually two years.

 

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That You Can Obtain Valuable information and Make Networking Contacts By Attending Law School Workshops and Events?
To find out more about different programs, workshops and functions, check your emails, visit the Blog or ask your CDO advisor.