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  September 26, 2014 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The Richmond Law Journal of Law and Technology 2014-2015 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition
The University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 biennial Student Law and Technology Writing Competition. This writing competition allows current students from ABA-accredited law schools to compete for cash prizes, as well as the opportunity to have their work published in the University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology. The Student Law and Technology Writing Competition includes three separate awards offered to law students who have submitted exemplary papers. The first place article will receive $1,500 and the second place article will receive $700. In addition, one law student from The University of Richmond School of Law will receive the Rick Klau Prize of $300. In order for an article to be properly considered, it must be submitted according to the guidelines. For submission guidelines, how to apply, etc., visit Symplicity or the CDO Blog. All entries for the 2014 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition must be submitted via e-mail by Sunday, January 11, 2015 at midnight EST. and must include Student Law and Technology Writing Competition in the subject line. Up to 3 of the best articles will have a chance to be published within Volume XXI of the Journal!

The U.S. Department of Justice Has Added a New Mobile App Called DOJ Law Jobs
The U.S. Department of Justice unveiled a new mobile app, called DOJ Law Jobs, which will provide attorneys and law students with a quick and easy way to find an attorney position or law student internship with the Department. DOJ Law Jobs is available for free now on iTunes for Apple iPhone, and additional versions for iPad and Android devices will be available in the next few weeks. The mobile app was developed by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and Office of the Chief Information Officer. Users of the app will be able to create personalized job searches based on practice area, geographic preference, and hiring organization.

UM Law LL.M. Open Houses in Miami and Fort Lauderdale
Join UM Law on Tuesday, October 14th or Thursday, October 16th for an Open House where you will learn about the University of Miami School of Law LL.M. programs. Visit with directors, faculty and alumni to talk about latest program developments; find out about full-time and part-time options; hear about hybrid on campus and online options for select programs; learn how select program size enables directors to develop a personalized course schedule and provide guidance on career options. There are 2 sessions: October 14th at 6:30 pm at Morton Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale and October 16th at 6:30 pm at Morton Steakhouse on Brickell in Miami. Learn more about these events by clicking and sign up to attend.

2014 Constitution Day Florida Video Challenge
In honor of Constitution Day, the Florida Coordinating Committee of the Informed Voters Project of the National Association of Women Judges is pleased to invite you to honor the importance of protecting a fair and impartial judiciary for all by participating in the 2014 Constitution Day Florida Video Challenge. Contestants may compete individually or in a team with as many as 5 people and must create a theme-based video for competition with other residents all across Florida. All entries must be submitted by October 17, 2014. For additional details regarding cash prizes, contest rules and to participate, please visit the website.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Invites You to Participate in Voting Rights Litigation Training
The landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 is undoubtedly one of the most successful civil rights laws in our history, and remains an important piece of national legislation that is still relevant today. However, the Supreme Court 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder effectively nullified the special preclearance provisions of the Act. As a result, until Congress amends the Act, voting rights litigation will be the only path available to minority voters seeking to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws. Help respond to this voting rights crisis by joining the American Constitution in a half-day training program, taught by some of the most respected voting rights practitioners in the country. This training will arm attendees with the tools and tips necessary to become active members of the voting rights bar, and will provide an opportunity for new and returning members of the voting rights community to meet and strategize about the challenges to come. We need you to be part of the next generation of voting rights defenders. Where: Holland & Knight, 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300, Miami, FL. When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:30 to 5:00 PM. Who: Any and all lawyers and law students with a commitment to and interest in protecting the right to vote. CLE: Credit is pending. To participate in this critical training event, please contact Zack Gima, Associate Director of Network Advancement for the American Constitution Society.

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.

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Thursday, October 30:
Apply for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship
When: May 29 to June 28, 2015. Where: Washington, DC, Paris and Berlin. Who is eligible: Students in graduate programs in the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship is a transatlantic educational program from Humanity in Action. The Fellowship offers 24 American and European graduate students the chance to explore the changing international dynamics of diplomacy and diversity. Fellows travel to Washington, DC, Paris and Berlin to study how American and European governments and societies are responding to a wide range of international issues. The program seeks to promote constructive diplomacy in a changing world through innovative and inclusive approaches. The application process is now open for the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship. The inaugural four-week program took place May 17 to June 14, 2014. Visit the website or Symplicity for more details.
Rolling Basis:
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau Seeks 17 Law Students as Summer Fellows for 2015
Summer Fellows will be the primary case handlers on approximately 10-15 cases at a time in the areas of housing, family, government benefits and wage and hour litigation. They interact directly with clients, opposing parties, witnesses and government agencies; engage in extensive factual and legal investigation; draft motions and briefs; research legal issues; conduct discovery; and appear and argue in court. Rising 3Ls and 2Ls may apply, though rising 3Ls and rising 2Ls who have taken an evidence or trial advocacy course are preferred. HLAB Summer Fellows are supervised by HLAB Clinical Instructors and students will be trained in all the relevant areas of the law. A student is asked to choose a primary concentration in the area of housing or family law. Most Summer Fellows working at HLAB do so full-time, although alternative arrangements with students facing extenuating circumstances may be taken into account. Due to funding restrictions, HLAB is unable to pay its Summer Fellows. The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau was founded in 1913 to provide free legal services for low-income people in the Greater Boston community.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That the CDO Has 1L, 2L and 3L Job Search Timelines Online for Your Reference and Use?
For additional information, visit the CDO website or ask your advisor.