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  November 25, 2015 Issue  

  Career
Development Office News & Resources
Veterans Legal Career Fair 2016
The 2nd Annual Veterans Legal Career Fair will be held on April 29-30, 2016 in Washington, D.C. This event, the only one of its kind in the United States, provides a unique opportunity for legal employers to interview lawyers who are veterans or active duty service members preparing for a transition out of the military. The career fair will arrange interviews and informational sessions for veterans (including active duty JAG Corps members and reservists) seeking positions as lawyers, including with corporate legal departments, law firms, other private sector employers and government agencies. Spouses of active duty service members and veterans are also eligible to participate. Last year, the inaugural event drew 150 candidates from around the world and 45 employers, including two dozen leading law firms as well as representatives of legal departments at major companies such as Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, American Express, PwC and Prudential. Orrick is honored to partner with The American Legion; corporate founding sponsors Microsoft Corporation, Morgan Stanley and ALM; and private practice sponsors Shearman & Sterling and the D.C. Diverse Partners Network to create this career fair. For additional information, please visit the website.

The FBA Section on Taxation Announces the 2016 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition!
The FBA Section on Taxation would like to announce the 2016 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition. The prizes are: 1st place: $2,000; 2nd place: $1,000; and a trip to the FBA Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. Winning entries may be published in the Tax Section newsletter, the Report, or in The Federal Lawyer. Other entries may also earn an honorable mention at the conference. Full and part-time J.D. and LL.M. students are eligible. Deadline is January 8, 2016. Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20 and 50 double spaced pages is welcome. Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible. Entries may be submitted by email or regular mail. For more information, see the website.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Success in Law School Mentoring Program for 1L Students
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is excited to offer the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program for first year students at the University Of Miami School of Law. LCLD is a national organization of more than 220 corporate general counsel and law firm managing partners. For more information about LCLD, please visit the LCLD website. LCLD believes that success in law school is the first step to a successful legal career. To support the success of diverse students in law school, LCLD is launching the 2015-2016 LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program in more than 30 cities around the country, including Miami. Participating mentees will be paired with an experienced lawyer in your city, from one of the LCLD member organizations. Mentees will also have an opportunity to participate in the LCLD Group Mentoring Program, which includes networking events and substantive informational programming. You can register online for this first come, first serve program beginning December 1, 2015. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Yazmyne Vasquez in the CDO.

Announcing the Second Annual Latham & Watkins Diversity Leadership Academy
The second annual Latham & Watkins Diversity Leadership Academy is on April 1-3, 2016, in San Francisco. Talented first-year law students are encouraged to apply to attend. The Diversity Leadership Academy will bring together Latham attorneys from around the globe and talented first-year law students from across the United States with a specific focus on developing and empowering future leaders of the legal profession and creating community among our lawyers, recruits and 1L guests, all of whom share a commitment to diversity. This firm-sponsored training and development retreat will provide first-year law students with the information and skills needed to successfully navigate the law firm interview and hiring process, and transition from law student to practicing attorney. Each 1L student will be partnered with a Latham mentor who will serve in this capacity during the Academy and throughout the remainder of the student law school career. For additional information and details, please visit Symplicity.

The University of Miami Business Law Review is Currently Accepting Article Submissions
The University of Miami Business Law Review is currently accepting article submissions to be published in Issue 2 of Volume 24. The editorial process will commence in mid-January and will be published in the spring. UMBLR conducts a rigorous editorial process for each article and will often publish ahead of schedule. Authors seeking publication can submit their articles electronically in Microsoft Word format via email. Visit the Blog for additional details.
 


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Monday, December 21:
The National LGBT Bar Association 2016 1L SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The National LGBT Bar Association is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly-motivated first-year law student. Through this partnership, the National LGBT Bar Association will select one student to join the 2016 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at the Prudential New Jersey offices, for a stipend of approximately $10,000. The summer internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Prudential businesses. The 1L summer internship will run for 10 weeks between June 6, 2016 and August 12, 2016. Summer interns will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000, which shall accrue and be paid on an hourly basis. Applicants must be members of National LGBT Bar Association, enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school, have successfully completed the first year of law school with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), be scheduled for graduation in spring 2018 (full-time students) or spring 2019 (part-time students). The ideal applicant will have financial or business-related experience or interest. Interns not local to New Jersey will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from the Prudential office in Newark New Jersey.


Monday, January 11:
The Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program for Summer 2016
The second annual Latham & Watkins 1L Fellowship Program offers a unique summer employment opportunity for students who have just finished their first year of law school to gain valuable professional experience, mentoring and training early in their careers. 1L Fellows will spend the first five or six weeks of the summer in one of the firm U.S. offices and the remaining portion of the 10-week program with one of the firm clients. 1L Fellows will also be invited to attend the second annual Diversity Leadership Academy in April 2016 and will be provided with other unique training and mentoring opportunities for the duration of their time in law school. Successful participants in the program will be invited to return to the firm, for a minimum of eight weeks, the following summer. Upon acceptance of the offer to return as a 2017 summer associate, participants will also receive a $10,000 scholarship through the firm 2L Diversity Scholars Program. Applications can be accessed starting on December 1, 2015. Applications are due on January 11, 2016. Students selected will be notified in February 2016. Note: students that seek to apply to both the 1L Fellowship Program and Diversity Leadership Academy need only complete the 1L Fellowship Application and select to apply to both programs. Please visit Symplicity or the CDO Blog for additional information.

Friday, January 15:
The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship
Selected (1L or 2L) students will serve for eight or ten weeks during the summer of 2016 in the consumer protection or consumer affairs offices of participating state and territorial governments. Students applying for the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship must complete an online application survey. At the completion of the application survey, students must also submit required material via email. The application period is November 1, 2015 until January 15, 2016. Applications will not be accepted beyond the January 15, 2016 deadline date. Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend for the summer (administered through the offices of the state/territory attorneys general and subject to certain federal taxes). In the event that a Steiger Fellow is not living at home during their fellowship, there is a possibility that a limited optional travel/housing stipend allowance in an amount yet to be determined may be available. The participating office locations for the summer of 2016 are listed on the CDO Blog.

Rolling Basis:
Public Counsel Now Accepting Applications for its Summer 2016 Clerkship Program
Public Counsel has nine exciting law projects and several sub-projects that accept summer interns. The projects include a sophisticated appellate law practice, a comprehensive children rights program that handles school condition and discipline matters, special education cases, and adoptions, a community development team that supports affordable housing development and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs, an immigrant rights group that does compelling asylum work on behalf of victims of torture and political persecution, a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for welfare benefits, and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at-risk of homelessness, and complex consumer fraud and impact litigation that addresses the injuries of individuals as well as systemic reform. The Public Counsel 2016 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 31, 2016, and ending on August 5, 2016. Both 1L and 2L students are eligible for these internships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications from 2L students are currently being received and considered. Applications from 1L students will not be accepted until December 1, 2015. If you are a 1L, please wait until December 1 to transmit your application. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit the website or the CDO Blog.

 

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