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  August 22, 2014 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Read the 2014 Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women
Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyer announced the 2014 Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women, lauded for their family friendly policies and business and career development initiatives that help women attorneys succeed and advance into the leadership pipeline. Read the Executive Summary for aggregated data on the 2014 Working Mother and Flex Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women and other interesting information which may be useful for future reference.

2014 North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Summit; Akerman Senterfitt Student Scholarship Application; Scholarship Description and Instructions
The 26th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Summit will take place November 12-16, 2014 in Liberia, Costa Rica. The Akerman Senterfitt Student Scholarship provides a partial scholarship to three (3) law students attending the Summit in an amount of no less than $1000 per recipient. The scholarship funds awarded to each student will be deducted from Summit travel expenses. All applicants must have completed at least the first year of study at their respective law school. Scholarships are awarded on criteria as the Summit Board sees fit including, but not limited to, the following: 1) a strong interest in entertainment, sports and/or intellectual property law, including applicant participation in the school Sports, IP and/or Entertainment Society (if applicable); 2) all application questions must be answered; 3) grades are considered if, and when, the Board deems necessary; 4) all applicants must attach a resume, cover letter and transcript. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE APPROPRIATE ADDRESS NO LATER THAN AUGUST 25, 2014. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Scholarship recipients will be contacted via e-mail concerning their applications once all decisions have been made. Please refer to the Summit brochure for more information and details concerning the 2014 North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Summit. For a copy of the brochure, application, travel package and brochure information, please visit the CDO Blog or ask your CDO advisor.

The 16th Annual National Students Workers Rights Conference takes place on October 17 & 18, 2014 this year at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD. The deadline is August 28, 2014. You can register online (this option will be available shortly) or use the form in the conference brochure. Check for additional details on the website. For a copy of the brochure or the FAQs, please visit the CDO or ask your CDO advisor.

Chambers Associate Article About On Campus Interviewing (OCI)
With Fall Recruiting season here, it is a good idea to read up on the process in general, bidding, resumes, etc. Chambers Associate interviews the interviewers to help guide you through the OCI process. For this, and additional useful information and resources, visit the Chambers Associate website regarding OCI interviews.

Fostering Diversity in the Workplace: How to Navigate the Challenges by Cindy Krischer Goodman
The Miami Herald recently ran an article titled Fostering Diversity in the Workplace: How to Navigate the Challenges by Cindy Krischer Goodman. As the title reflects, the article discusses diversity and flexibility in the workplace and highlights a recent diversity event where women and minority lawyers gathered in Miami at a Diversity and Flexibility Seminar to offer solutions, share ideas and speak candidly about the changing face of professional services businesses and how diverse talent plays an important role. Some of our UM Law alumni are quoted in the article. Cindy Krischer Goodman is a business journalist and CEO of BalanceGal, a provider of news and advice on work life issues.

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  

Monday, September 1:
U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Solicitor General Bristow Fellowship Program
Every year, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) accepts applications for one-year Bristow Fellowships. Bristow Fellows assist OSG attorneys in drafting briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the Supreme Court of the United States, preparing petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits in Supreme Court cases, preparing recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts and assisting in the preparation of oral arguments in the Supreme Court. OSG usually selects four Bristow Fellows each year. Applicants must be law school graduates with excellent academic records. They typically come to the Fellowship after completion of a one-year judicial clerkship, most frequently with a federal appellate court judge. OSG receives applications from a diverse group of graduates from law schools throughout the United States. The Fellowship has a one-year term that cannot lead directly to employment in the Office of the Solicitor General. The salary is established at the GS-12 level. Applications for Bristow Fellowships are accepted between July 15 and September 1 of the preceding year. Fellows are appointed for a one-year period starting in July or August of each year. Fellowship selections will be announced no later than December of the application submission year. All application materials must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2014 to be considered. For more information, please visit the website.

Wednesday, December 31:
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is Seeking Volunteer Law School Interns and Graduates for its Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is seeking volunteer law school interns and graduates to assist in its Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at its main office in downtown West Palm Beach. Volunteers are wanted for up to 2-3 days per week to assist Legal Aid clients with client screening and intake; drafting letters to help clients resolve disputes with the IRS; and communicating with the IRS and monitoring case follow up. If you are interested in volunteering with the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, please let us know your availability and contact information. See Symplicity Posting ID#12892.

Wednesday, October 15:
Fall 2015 Fellowship Opportunity Nadine Strossen Fellowship for 3L Students and Recent Graduates
The National Security Project of the ACLU National office in New York City invites applications for the Nadine Strossen Fellowship, which will be for a two-year period beginning in September 2015. The National Security Project is part of the ACLU Center for Democracy, which works to strengthen democratic institutions and values, and advocates for government transparency and accountability, and to reinforce United States commitment to human rights and the rule of law. The Center for Democracy includes, in addition to the National Security Project, the Human Rights Program and the Project on Speech, Privacy and Technology. The National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties and human rights. The Nadine Strossen Fellow functions as an integral part of the ACLU National Security Project. Responsibilities will include conducting legal research and analysis and developing theories to support new litigation projects; drafting legal memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, motions and briefs; interviewing witnesses and potential clients; participating in discovery and trial practice; drafting and editing public education and non-litigation advocacy materials; providing support to ACLU affiliates, etc. The Fellow is selected from third-year law students or recent graduates and will serve for a two-year period starting September 2015. For eligibility and additional information, please visit Symplicity Posting ID# 13284.

Open Until Filled:
The University of Miami Faculty Senate Seeks Legal Intern, Faculty Senate Office
This is a pert-time position, consisting of approximately 10 hrs. week, $14/hr. The duties include composing and editing correspondence; sorting, categorizing and provisionally determining what should be archived or deleted; drafting of legislation and maintenance of the Faculty Manual; and other duties as assigned. Must be self-motivated and able to work w/minimal supervision. This is a busy, quiet, small office that deals with sensitive materials. Employee must exhibit discretion and professionalism. 2L and 3L students are eligible. For additional information, including how to apply, please visit Symplicity Posting ID# 13195.


  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Do You Know The Difference Between Official Versus Unofficial Transcripts and How to Obtain Each?
Official transcripts are ordered via the Registrar's Office and unofficial transcripts may be obtained through myUM. If you have questions, please ask your CDO advisor.