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  September 12, 2014 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Resources for Government Job Searches
Comprehensive information about government opportunities is available in the Government Honors and Internship Handbook published by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. University of Miami School of Law students may access the handbook online. The 2014-2015 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide (FLEOG) is now also available for download on http://www.psjd.org. FLEOG offers a broad-based review of different career opportunities and paths to employment for law students and graduates who are interested in federal legal careers. Free registration is required to access the resources of PSJD.org.

You Must Now Apply to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Internship Program Directly Online
The Career Development Office (CDO) will no longer coordinate the 11th Judicial Circuit Internship Program. Instead, students should apply directly online. If you have any questions, please ask your CDO advisor for additional information.

Two Interesting Articles in The Savvy Intern
The first article titled 5 Things Employers Want to See When They Google You by Brazen Careerist discusses what employers want to see in terms of your digital presence online and strategies that can help you meet employer expectations. Read the article at www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/23/5-things-employers-want-to-see-when-they-google-you. The second article is titled 3 Bad Assumptions About Networking for Job Seekers by Work Coach Cafe discusses how certain perceptions about networking can be erroneous such as networking is hard work; networking means large rooms full of strangers; and networking is about using people. Read the entire article at www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/22/negative-on-networking-its-easier-than-you-think.

Organized by the Environmental Law Institute and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies. The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by judges and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protection. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy or application of environmental law continue to be made. ELI and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. The author of the article deemed best by a panel of judges will receive $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI. TOPIC: Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or federalism component. Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) are eligible, including students who will graduate in 2015. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. Jointly authored pieces are eligible only if all authors are students and consent to submit. Previously published pieces, or pieces that are already slated for publication, are ineligible. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on Monday, April 6, 2015. For additional information, please visit the website.

Tampa Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship
The Tampa Hispanic Bar Association (THBA) seeks to promote the exchange of information and ideas related to the practice of law in order to enhance its member knowledge and skills. THBA also strives to provide resources and enhanced opportunities for the education of future attorneys of Hispanic origin or descent, while promoting the improvement of the Florida legal system. These efforts ultimately promote the important goals of the organization improving the administration of justice and increasing the quantity and quality of the legal services rendered to members of the Hispanic community. As such, the THBA will award two law students a $1,000 scholarship with the expectation that they will further the goals of our organization throughout their legal career. The following are the eligibility requirements for the THBA Cruz-Garcia Law Student Scholarships: 1) Applicant must be a law student of Hispanic origin from the Tampa Bay area; 2) Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited law school in the State of Florida; 3) Applicant must have a minimum law school GPA of 2.0 (or equivalent); 4) Applicant must have distinguished himself/herself academically; or Applicant must have distinguished himself/herself in service-oriented activities that benefit the Hispanic community in the Tampa Bay area; or Applicant must have a demonstrable interest in serving the Hispanic community in the Tampa Bay area upon graduation and/or during law school; 5) Applicant must be available to attend the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association Eighth Annual Gala being held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. To apply, please submit a current resume, a copy of a current law school transcript, and an essay (no more than 1000 words) that addresses in detail why you are qualified for this scholarship, along with any other information you wish to share with the scholarship committee on why you are deserving of this award. Please submit these items to the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association, Scholarship Committee via email by 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2014. The recipient will be notified by October 31, 2014.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Wednesday, September 17:
Invitation to Students and Alumni to Attend University of Miami Career Expo on Campus
The University of Miami Career Expo takes place on Wednesday, September 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus. The Career Expo has traditionally attracted companies from various industries such as business, healthcare, financial services, banking, retail and merchandising, government, telecommunications and marketing. This expo is specially designed to expose students and alumni to a broad spectrum of career paths, as well as provide them with opportunities to secure internships and full-time jobs. This is not a legal industry expo and no law firms will be participating. This is, however, a great opportunity to connect with employers from other industries. The expo is open to University of Miami degree seeking students and alumni only. There is no required registration to attend the expo. Students and alumni must come professionally dressed. Bring plenty of copies of your resume and your Cane Card. Students not professionally dressed and/or without their Cane Card will not be admitted.

Thursday, September 25:
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Information Session
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program offers paid two-year appointments with Federal Government Agencies. More than 80 Federal Agencies recruit through this program and offer positions in public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, financial management and many other fields in support of public service programs. The CDO is pleased to welcome former PMF Fellow and UM Law alumnus, Frederick Hawkins, to the law school on Thursday, September 25 to provide an overview of the PMF program, the application process, and to discuss his personal experience and current position with the Department of State. The PMF Information Session will be held in Room A-110 at 12:30 p.m. The CDO is aware that some students may not be able to attend because of Rosh Hashanah. The information session will be videotaped and made available to students and CDO advisor Karen Warren, the PMF liaison for the law school, will be available to meet individually with students.

Registration is Now Open for the Workforce Recruitment Program!
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a referral and recruitment program that identifies students with disabilities who are interested in employment with the federal government. The WRP is one of the main paths to find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies; explore careers in the federal service; and gain Interviewing experience. A recruiter will be assigned to the University of Miami School of Law to conduct interviews with interested candidates. Candidates accepted into the program will have the opportunity to be interviewed for federal and private sector positions. Participation is open to any students with disabilities at all levels and majors and degree programs. Veterans with disabilities are especially urged to apply. To register or to participate, contact your Campus Coordinator, Debbie Rowe-Millwood, at the CDO.

Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25:
Registration Now Open for Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference in Washington, DC
The Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference in Washington, DC is on October 24-25, 2014 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. It is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities. Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal table talk settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews and more. For more information and to register, visit the EJW website at http://equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/conference-and-careerfair/students.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, October 3:
K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program 2014-2015 Application Deadlines
The Pittsburgh Foundation and K&L Gates LLP are proud to offer the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program. The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2015, the program will offer one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend 8 weeks of their summer working at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. In 2015, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his/her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 3, 2014. Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee will recommend the fellowship winner based upon academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalists. The Pittsburgh Foundation will notify chosen fellowship winners of its decision. For a copy of the application materials, please visit the K&L Gates website, contact your CDO advisor or view the CDO Blog.
Wednesday, October 15:
2015-2017 Aryeh Neier Fellowship Opportunity
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) invite applications for the Aryeh Neier Fellowship. The fellow will work with both organizations on joint initiatives to strengthen respect for human rights in the United States. Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions. Human Rights Watch and the ACLU created the fellowship in 2002 with generous funding from the Open Society Institute to honor the legacy of Aryeh Neier. A special committee from both organizations will select the fellow, who will begin the two-year fellowship in the fall of 2015. He or she will most likely be placed in the New York City offices of Human Rights Watch and the ACLU, spending a year at each; however, the fellow should be open to placement in the organizations offices in other locations in the U.S. For full information, visit Symplicity Posting ID#13392.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That A Judicial Clerkship Provides a Recent Law Graduate With Many of the Tools Necessary for a Successful Legal Career?
For additional information, contact Amy Perez, Director of Judicial Clerkships.