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  June 9, 2017 Issue  

 

Career
Development Office News & Resources
Out Of State Summer Housing Options in Washington, D.C.
The Gewirz Student Center offers apartment style living in the heart of Washington, D.C. Summer associates, interns and students enjoy the privacy of individual bedrooms, while sharing full kitchens and bathrooms with one to two other residents. Rates are listed under the Room Rates tab on the website. Cable, wireless internet, electricity, water, and trash removal are included in the rates. Summer Housing will be available from June 3rd through August 5th, 2017.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2017
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, 2016. 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, their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing. Submission deadline is June 15, 2017.

Public Interest Opportunities and Funding Available
Per Equal Justice Works (EJW), certain Miami area organizations are still seeking interns for the summer. Students who intern would be eligible to receive an educational award of $1,230 for three hundred hours of service. In addition, students who have already secured public interest internships this summer can also apply for this award. More information is available online and on the EJW Americorps JD website. For host organizations currently accepting applications, please visit website. For additional details and questions, please ask your CDO advisor. For additional information, please see the CDO Blog.

Cades Schutte LLP: Open House Invitation in Hawaii
Cades Schutte LLP is a full-service law firm with almost 70 attorneys, providing superior service in over 20 practice areas from our main office in Honolulu and offices in Kona, Waimea, Kahului, and Lihue. Since the founding of our firm in 1922, Cades attorneys have been called on to serve as counsel in some of the most notable cases and transactions in the State of Hawaii. We invite you to an Open House to learn more about our firm and legal practice in Hawaii when you are home this summer. The Open House is on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, in the Cades Schutte Building, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 1200, in Honolulu. RSVP online by July 7, 2017. To learn more about us, visit the CDO and or the website.

 


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Sunday, June 11:
2017 Florida Immigration and CED Fellowship Projects Various Locations in FL
Equal Justice Works is currently accepting Fellowship applications for four projects focused on the nexus of immigrant populations and community economic development. Interviews will take place in June and selected Fellows begin service September 2017. These are the organizations: CATHOLIC LEGAL SERVICES, ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI, INC.; FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC.; LATINOJUSTICE PRLDEF; and LEGAL SERVICES OF GREATER MIAMI, INC. Candidates may apply to one or more projects online. See Symplicity Job Posting ID# 18667 for additional details.


Friday, June 16:
The 2018 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Baker Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to diverse law students this year. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid during the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of the firm offices. The recipients may split their summers with other law firms; however, they are required to work during the period that the other Summer Associates in that Baker Donelson office are working. All applications must be submitted via the online application tool. Desired Class Level: 1L. Expiration Date: June 16, 2017. Register online for the Diversity Scholarship.

Friday, June 30:
Higher Education Law Fellow The Pennsylvania State University
The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel seeks to hire a recent law school graduate as a Higher Education Law Fellow for a one year period to begin in the summer or early fall of 2017. No prior legal experience required. The Law Fellow may be assigned research and other projects in any of the subject matter areas handled by the Office, including those related to employment, faculty, students, research, governance, contracts, compliance, intellectual property, constitutional law, health care, litigation, government relations, regulatory matters and others. The Office will make every effort to provide opportunities for the Law Fellow to attend meetings, meet with clients, and otherwise to participate in the full range of legal activities of the Office and the University. Typically requires a J.D. or L.L.B. from an ABA-accredited law school or higher. The successful candidate must demonstrate the highest level of integrity and professionalism, possess superior research, writing and communication skills, have the ability to work in a collegial and respectful manner with colleagues, clients and others, and have a strong interest in working in the Penn State Office of the General Counsel. Apply online.

Friday, August 11:
2017 Fitch Law Scholarship Essay Contest
Ohio attorney John Fitch of The Fitch Law Firm LLC is a victims rights advocate. Mr. Fitch is also dedicated to promoting the education of the public with respect to issues pertaining to personal injury and sexual abuse law in order to promote safety and increased awareness of risks that exist to the general public. With these principles in mind, The Fitch Law Firm is honored to offer a one-time, non-renewable scholarship of $2,500.00 to one student who wins The Fitch Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest. The deadline for application is August 11, 2017. All other requirement details can be found at the scholarship page.

 

 

Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?

Did you know that the Fall Recruiting Program runs from mid-August to mid-October each year and participating employers may interview 2L law students for summer positions, as well as 3L law students and LL.M. students for entry-level positions?
The CDO will host two orientation sessions in August to discuss the fall recruiting process. Topics to be addressed include interview preparation, logistics and the callback interview process. Students intending to participate in the Fall Recruiting program are encouraged to attend. Sessions are the same and students need only attend one. Students applying to Phase I employers who will be traveling from out of town should plan accordingly. Please look at your emails for additional information or discuss with your CDO advisor.