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  November 6, 2015 Issue  

  Career
Development Office News & Resources
The Fullbright Program Information Session on November 12, 2015
Hecht Residential College Faculty Master Apartment, Room 122, 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 6,000 new grants annually to support an individually designed study/research plan, artistic project, or teaching assistantship that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. The information session will cover program basics, the ins and outs of the application process and will help students begin to organize their proposals. Deans, department chairs, faculty members, directors of undergraduate studies, and advisors are also invited to learn how to better mentor and connect students to the educational opportunities available through this prestigious scholarship program. (Students must be U.S. citizens to apply.) Presented byJennifer Connor, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Outreach Program Officer for the Institute of International Education (IIE). All undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the Fulbright Program are welcome to attend. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the CDO Blog.

American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2015-2016
The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2015-2016 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015. Graduate students in law school (LL.M. candidates) are not eligible. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country. The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place: $3000, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing. Articles must be submitted via email, using the subject line Writing Competition, by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2016.

Welcome to Our Coffee Connectors Program!
We are pleased to introduce you to our Coffee Connectors Network, created to provide law students with opportunities to connect with Miami Law alumni across the country. Through our network of alumni, you can connect with a diverse group of attorneys, learn about different practice areas and ultimately better transition from law school into practice. With more than 18,000 alumni worldwide, the Miami Law alumni network is an amazing resource, professionally and personally. Click on the link to view the Coffee Connectors Network. We hope you will take advantage of this great resource and pay it forward when you join our distinguished group of Miami Law alumni.

Diversity Open House: An Invitation to All Law Students
The Legal Aid Society, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), the Attorneys of Color Caucus (ACLA), and the LGBT Caucus welcome all 1L and 2L law students to attend a networking and informational Open House, generously sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton, LLC at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, 919 Third Avenue, New York, NY, on November 18, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Legal Aid Society is the oldest and largest law firm for low income New Yorkers. They offer law students the opportunity to advocate for social justice, while developing the legal skills they need to compete in the workforce. Networking opportunities are available for persons from all diverse communities, including networking with attorneys and supervisors who are People of Color and/or LGBT. Obtain information about the internship application process and deadlines. Learn about employment opportunities at The Legal Aid Society. Light refreshments and food will be provided. RSVP by November 13, 2015.

2 Interesting Articles on Millennials in the Workplace
Now that career-minded Millennials make up about 50% of the workplace, it is important to keep in tune with employer feedback. Read a couple of interesting articles on millennials in the workplace in the CDO Blog.
 


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Tuesday, December 1:
Animal Legal Defense Fund Summer 2016 ALDF Criminal Justice Program Legal Clerkship
The clerkships are full-time, during summer 2016, for a period of approximately 12 weeks with a flexible starting date. The clerkship is in the ALDF Portland, Oregon office. The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will learn how to review cruelty reports, communicate with law enforcement officers, animal welfare investigators and prosecutors, assist in the development of proposed legislation, research a wide range of legal issues, and help draft pleadings and research memoranda. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of this clerkship is on criminal cases involving animal cruelty, but there will exposure to civil animal law issues as well. This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200.) This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses. Summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students). The application deadline is December 1, 2015.


Tuesday, December 1:
Animal Legal Defense Fund Summer 2016 ALDF Litigation Program Clerkship
The clerkships are full-time, during summer 2016, for approximately 12 weeks with a flexible starting date in the ALDF Cotati, California office. The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will complete legal research, work with ALDF litigation department in developing new cases and learn how to prepare pleadings in cases currently handled by ALDF. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of this clerkship is on civil animal law issues, but there will be exposure to criminal anti-cruelty cases as well. This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200.) This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses. Summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students).


Rolling Deadlines:
Summer Internship with Mississippi Center for Justice
The Mississippi Center for Justice invites applications from law students to join them in advancing racial and economic justice in Mississippi next summer. For application information and to learn more about the agency please visit the website.

Various Deadlines:
Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities
Post-graduate fellowship opportunties will begin in the Fall of 2016. Deadlines range from October 15th through December. For a comprehensive look at these fellowships, including an application deadline calendar, please visit PSJD.

Various Deadlines:
Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program (IPIOP) Clerkships
The EPIC Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program (IPIOP) is an intensive legal internship with EPIC that is held during the summer, fall, and spring terms. IPIOP seeks outstanding law students interested in public interest issues related to the Internet to spend a summer or a semester at the EPIC office in Washington. Learn about the legislative process, public interest litigation, the Freedom of Information Act, online activism, and emerging Internet issues. The IPIOP Program gives law students the opportunity to actively participate in valuable programs in Internet law, policy, and legislation. IPIOP clerks also attend weekly seminars led by eminent scholars and practitioners in the field of Internet policy. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for clerks to experience first-hand the new and exciting intersection between Internet law and public policy. Washington, D.C. provides an ideal location for an introduction to Internet law and policy. IPIOP clerks attend agency proceedings, policy meetings and Congressional hearings. Application deadlines: Spring Semester (typically for an internship from Jan through April or May): September 1 to November 15; Summer (typically for an internship from May through July or August): November 1 to February 5; Fall Semester (typically for an internship from August or Sept through Dec): April 15 to July 15. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. You are encouraged to apply early, as we will be accepting on a rolling basis. Compensation: Law schools routinely fund IPIOP clerkships. Upon law school approval, IPIOP clerks may also receive course credit for their time spent with EPIC. EPIC is happy to work with applicants to obtain funding from their respective law schools. This is also posted on Symplicity.

Rolling Basis:
Volunteer Opportunity with Guardian Ad Litem
You can become a voice for Florida's abused, abandoned and neglected children by advocating for their best interest in court as a guardian ad litem. Becoming a volunteer guardian requires12 hours of online training and 12 hours of in-person training. The next training sessions will take place in mid-December and early January. For more information, please email UM HOPE with Guardian ad Litem in the subject line. For general information about the program, go to the website.

 

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