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  February 12, 2016 Issue  

 

Career
Development Office News & Resources
Attend The 35th Annual Federal Judicial Reception
You are cordially invited to attend...The 35th Annual Federal Judicial Reception. Presented by the Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter. Join us for the annual Federal Judicial Reception for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Come meet and mingle with our federal bench and bar over fabulous food and cocktails at the South Florida Chapter's most popular event. Over 700 hundred judges, law clerks, and lawyers are expected to attend. Student tickets cost only $25, and include food and drinks. And if you sign up for an FBA membership during the reception, you will be entered in a raffle to win an iPad Air tablet. Law student memberships cost between $20 and $50 and are good for law school plus one year after graduation. These are the details: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Miami. 400 SE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33131. Tickets: $25.00 (student rate). To purchase tickets, visit the CDO Blog or go online.

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on Immigration Law and Practice
Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar as an introduction to their company. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please visit us online for information on our company. They are holding an Immigration Law and Practice Law seminar in Miami, Florida on March 10, 2016 and would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to this seminar. The students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys. Students who wish to register can call 715-855-0495 or register online. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Law
Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar as an introduction to their company. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please visit us online for information on our company. They are holding an ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Law seminar in Miami, Florida on March 3, 2016 and would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to this seminar. The students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys. Students who wish to register can call 715-855-0495 or register online. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.

Attend the DCBA 5th Annual Bench & Bar Conference! Their Largest Conference of the Year!
Attend the DCBA 5th Annual Bench & Bar Conference! Their Largest Conference of the Year! When: Friday February 26, 2016; Time:8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Where: HYATT REGENCY, 400 SE AVENUE, MIAMI, FL 33131. Afternoon Sessions: Special Law Student Rate: $45.00. Prices: Government $69. $99 for DCBA Members. $145 for Non-Members. VIP Table for Ten is $1200*. Sitting members of the Federal, State & Appellate Judiciary are complimentary. ( * ) Includes premier seating, registration for ten attendees and firm branding on all announcements. Click on website for additional details and to register.

2016 Alford Excellence Award
On May 6, 2016 , the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section (MJL Section) of the Delaware State Bar Association will hold its annual Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast. The event is held in honor of Haile L. Alford, the first African American female judge in the State of Delaware. Judge Alford was appointed by Governor Mike Castle in 1992 and served on the bench until her untimely death in 2003 at the age of 54. During the Alford Memorial Breakfast, the MJL Section intends to grant the 2016 Alford Excellence Award, a $3,000 scholarship, to at least three future practitioners who will sit for the July 2016 Delaware Bar Examination. Application materials include: (1) the 2016 Alford Excellence Award Application and (2) a personal essay (1000 word limit). ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL BY APRIL 1, 2016.

 


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, April 1:
FCBA Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Funding of Unpaid Communications-Related Legal Internships
For the 23rd consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. The program provides stipends of up to $5,000 to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state, and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, and information technology). To the extent a recipient receives funding from other sources (e.g., school) for the unpaid internship, the FCBA Foundation general policy is to adjust its stipend award so that a recipient total funding for the internship does not exceed $7,000. In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer, the Max Paglin Award. Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC, and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive legislative history of the Communications Act. Students must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school, in good academic standing, and have a pending or accepted application for an unpaid internship with a local, state or federal government entity. Applications internship funding should be submitted online. Applicants may be asked to interview with members of the Foundation Board; interviews may be conducted by telephone. Applications are due no later than April 1, 2016 and the winners will be notified by May 15, 2016.


Friday, April 1:
The Ms. JD Fellowship Now Accepting Applications!
The Ms. JD Fellowship, one of our most popular programs, is now open for applications! In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship. The Fellowship is to promote mentoring and professional development. Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second year law students as Fellowship recipients. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship recipient is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners. Beyond the mentorship, each year, the Fellows tell us that one of the best parts of the Fellowship is meeting the other incredible rising 3Ls. Many Fellows remain friends long after their fellowship year is over. Submit your application to fellowship@ms-jd.org. Applications are due April 1, 2016, at 11:59 pm. Ms. JD plans to announce Fellowship finalists by the end of April. Finalists will then complete interviews with Ms. JD Board Members and Staff by the end of May, and the Ms. JD Fellows and their mentors will be announced by mid-July.

Rolling Basis:
LatinoJustice PRLDEF Term & Summer Legal Internships in NYC and Orlando
LatinoJustice interns conduct fact investigations and legal research, draft sections of legal briefs and memoranda of law, participate in client & witness interviews and trial preparation and accompany staff lawyers to court proceedings and legislative hearings. Recent student work has included research into the First Amendment rights of day laborers, the Fourth Amendment rights of individuals involved in immigration home raids and the Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection. Term interns are expected to work 12-15 hrs/week during the semester subject to class schedule availability. Each summer, several 1L and 2L students from around the country join LatinoJustice for a 10-12 week full-time internship. This NYC summer series provides unique networking opportunities to hear from leading civil rights practitioners in the Metropolitan NY area. Past presentations have included the future of desegregation, emerging issues in immigrant rights, school to prison pipeline and building public interest careers via clerkships and fellowships. LatinoJustice has a new Southeast Regional Office, located in Orlando, Florida, which opened in July 2014. The Southeast Regional Office also offers great networking opportunities with local Latino community organizations and Hispanic bar groups. We are seeking energetic, motivated law students with a record of commitment to social justice work who have excellent legal, written, research, and communications skills. Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus but not required. We are happy to help students obtain academic course credit through school clinical externship programs and/or satisfy pro bono volunteer requirements at school or for bar admission.

Rolling Basis:
Legal Intern, National Security Campaign (DC) for Summer 2016 for Human Rights First in Washington, D.C.
The Legal Interns will report to the Associate Attorney, National Security. They will also work closely with the Senior Counsel, Defense and Intelligence in the areas of torture and the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and with the International Legal Counsel on the use of war powers to counter terrorism, compliance with the law of armed conflict, the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, and the targeted killing/drone strike program. The Legal Interns will also work with other attorneys and policy advocates in the National Security Team to advance program goals and strategic objectives. This internship is unpaid. Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an accredited law school are eligible to apply. The start date is June 6, 2016. Full time (35 hours per week). The internship will run through August, 2016. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants will need to submit a writing sample as well. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample no longer than 5 pages and names and contact details for 2 references. Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews.NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

 

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did you know that about the CDO Useful Online Resources?
The CDO provides both written materials and online resources useful when conducting a job search in South Florida or for an out-of-town position. Use the CDO list of Useful Online Resources which contains links to a variety of online sites including job search databases, employer directories, job posting sites, practice-specific organizations, legal recruiter directories and more. Please contact the Career Development Office with any questions at 305.284.2668 or at cdo@law.miami.edu.