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  March 21, 2014 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The Financial Aid Office Has Upcoming Seminar for Students!
The Financial Aid Office has an upcoming financial seminar on April 17th, 2014 in Room 309 at 12:30 p.m. The seminar is titled Understanding Your Repayment Options and is open to all students, with a concentration on graduating 3Ls & LL.M. students. A representative from one of the Federal Servicing Centers will discuss the options students have for repayment of their federal loans, terms that the students should be aware of and who to contact with any questions.

LSAC Diversity Committee Announces a Writing Competition on Best Practices for Recruitment and Retention For Students of Color and Students From Other Underrepresented Groups in Law Schools
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is committed to fostering diversity in law schools and the legal profession. Currently, through its Diversity Committee, LSAC is operating at least eight diversity initiatives. These initiatives include organizing national and regional pipeline workshops that promote the development of outreach and early educational programs for students from diverse backgrounds; offering grants to support diversity initiatives at LSAC member law schools; maintaining databases and websites with information, resources and programs that encourage students of color, students living with a disability and LGBTQ students to pursue a legal career and to equip them with the tools for successful admission and graduation from law school. This writing competition is designed to reinvigorate the dialogue about the recruitment and retention strategies that law schools should deploy to yield a more diverse class of graduates that will enter the legal profession. A panel of legal writing instructors and LSAC staff will evaluate each submission and select the winning papers. If no paper meets standards set forth in this announcement, the panel may decide not to issue an award or to publish a paper. The panel decision will be final. Current Juris Doctor candidates who are in good standing at accredited LSAC-member law schools are eligible to participate. All papers must be uploaded no later than 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014. No extensions will be granted. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be eligible for an award. All submissions become the property of LSAC. For information concerning the topic, length, format and evaluation criteria, please visit Symplicity Posting ID#12491.

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Tuesday, April 1:
The New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings OATH Environmental Control Board Legal Internship Program
The Environmental Control Board (ECB), a tribunal within the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH), adjudicates matters in which a person or business is charged with violating City laws that protect health, safety and a clean environment. Students who are accepted into the OATH internship program are afforded the opportunity to work at ECB. ECB hears and decides notices of violation issued by thirteen different City agencies. OATH is the independent agency that oversees ECB, the Health Tribunal, the Taxi and Limousine Tribunal and the OATH Tribunal. Interns at ECB gain exposure to diverse issues in administrative and municipal law. Working in a collegial and supportive environment, interns have the opportunity to perform typical assignments which include: working closely with administrative law judges, observing hearings, drafting appeal decisions, researching and writing memoranda of law, writing proposed rules, participating in policy discussions, providing support for the training of administrative law judges and assisting in defending challenges to ECB decisions in state and federal court. The summer internship program also includes workshops on substantive and procedural areas of law and mock hearings. For more information, please visit Symplicity Posting ID# 12481.

Thursday, May 15:
Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation 2014 Law School Scholarship Program
The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation provides FCBA members with a vehicle for serving the community through volunteer efforts. The Foundation funds and awards various scholarships and internship stipends to students in college and law school. The mission of the Foundation is to support worthwhile communications, educational and other community service projects and to foster greater public awareness and understanding of the development of communications technology, resources and law. During its FY 2014, the FCBA Foundation will award scholarships to law students in their second and third years of study who are attending any accredited law school in the United States. Competitive awards will be based upon the financial need of the applicant, and may range from $2,500 to $10,000 annually. This is both a merit and needs-based scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate strength of character, superior academic achievement, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in communications law. Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications law field; (2) dependence on financial assistance in order to attend law school; and (3) their law school record. For additional information, please visit the website.
Saturday, May 31:
2014 Summer MESH Disaster Preparedness and Response Legal Internship
MESH is seeking a legal intern for the Summer, 2014 term. Working under the direct supervision of the CEO (who is an attorney), the MESH Intern will conduct complex legal and policy research and analysis related to healthcare disaster preparedness and response. The MESH intern will also assist with multidisciplinary policy research and manuscript drafting. In addition to working in a dynamic atmosphere on cutting-edge legal projects, the MESH intern will have the opportunity to participate in regional emergency management training programs and exercises. Paid travel opportunities to national training and exercising events may be available. The MESH intern will have the opportunity to interact with local and state officials on a variety of projects. This internship opportunity is an excellent fit for students interested in government affairs, public policy, healthcare law, municipal law, emergency management and disaster preparedness. Candidates with experience in the healthcare industry are particularly encouraged to apply. The internship program includes opportunities for field-based experiences and participation in emergency management exercises. To apply and for other information, please visit Symplicity Posting ID# 12547.

Open Until Filled:
The MADD Court Monitoring Program: In-Court Volunteer/Internship Opportunity
MADD offers an opportunity in Miami-Dade County to spend time in the courtroom. Volunteers/interns attend court and collect data regarding DUI prosecution. The Court Monitoring program allows people to become even more familiar with courtroom processes and procedures and provides an opportunity to understand and analyze trends throughout the state. The Court Monitoring program works towards the elimination of drunk driving by observing court and collecting information on drunk driving cases. The information collected by Court Monitoring volunteers is used to better understand DUI, from crime through prosecution. Additionally, Court Monitors serve as a strong reminder that the public has a vested interest in the outcomes of drunk driving cases. Tasks and responsibilities include attending any court monitor trainings; becoming familiar with court room procedure and personnel; attending DUI misdemeanor and felony court cases; collecting information regarding DUI cases while in court; using court house clerks as well as online case record searches to fill in missing data; and submitting paperwork to the MADD staff in a timely manner. MADD is currently looking for volunteers in the following counties: Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Hillsborough. The time commitment is flexible, but typically 4 hours weekly. For details, ask your CDO advisor or view the CDO Blog.

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Did You Know That a Business Card is a Simple and Professional Way to Network With Attorneys and Provide Important Contact Information?
You can purchase business cards online. You may also ask your CDO advisor or stop by the CDO.