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  February 20, 2015 Issue  

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International Trademark Association Annual Meeting Scholarship Program
The San Diego 137th Annual Meeting Scholarship Program takes place from May 2nd through the 6th, 2015. Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) for the 137th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, the trademark industry premier event of the year. As a current INTA student member, you can attend the meeting for FREE if you are selected as an Annual Meeting scholarship recipient! Five scholarships will be awarded. Recipients will receive: 1) one FREE registration to the 137th Annual Meeting which includes ALL sessions, networking events and receptions; 2) up to $500 stipend for travel expenses related to the meeting; 3) the opportunity to meet and network with trademark practitioners from around the world; and 4) the opportunity to build your resume. If you are interested in this opportunity, complete an application and submit an essay via email no later than March 23, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be selected and notified in early April. Details are available on the website.

76th Annual Oyster Roast Volunteer Opportunity for Law Students
Join colleagues and friends for a pleasant evening under the oaks celebrating the 76th Anniversary of this signature event which takes place on Saturday, March 28th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Grounds of Florin Roebig, P.A. at 777 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor. Rain or Shine / Valet Parking Only. It started in 1939 in the Judge Bird orange grove during the first full moon in February when the azaleas were in bloom. Florida hand grenades, a bonfire, oysters and ham began the tradition which has continued for 76 years. It has been said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. One thing about the Oyster Roast has never changed. The camaraderie and fellowship have never gone out of style! If you are interested in practicing in the Clearwater/Pinellas County area and would like to network and meet potential employers, colleagues and judges, the students at Miami University School of Law have been invited to participate in the 76th Annual Clearwater Bar Association Oyster Roast as a student volunteer. The Oyster Roast is an event held annually by the Clearwater Bar Association where local attorneys and judges put aside the adversarial process, kick off their shoes and enjoy food and drinks from local vendors. In addition to being a great time, it can be a unique opportunity for law students to socialize with practicing attorneys and judges. This year, as they have in the past, they are inviting law students to attend for FREE if they assist with the cleanup process. There are a limited number of volunteer spots available, so if this is something that you are interested in participating in, please contact Cody Emerson as quickly as possible. The volunteer spots will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please only offer to volunteer for time slots if you are genuinely able to attend. For details, see the CDO Blog.

Invitation to Attend the March 3rd Judicial Clerkships Panel Discussion and Reception: RSVP Required
Do not miss this opportunity to ask federal and state court judges about applying and interviewing for judicial clerkships. A catered reception will follow the panel discussion. The distinguished panel of judges will include: The Honorable Adalberto Jordan, U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; The Honorable Vance Salter, Florida Third District Court of Appeal; and The Honorable Laurel Isicoff, U.S. Southern District Bankruptcy Court. The events takes place at the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge University of Miami School of Law 1311 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Please RSVP online.

2015 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession, the core mission of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition. Please submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review and the prize will be presented to the recipient at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States. The winning essay will be announced on or before August 31. You may view the website for any other details.

Enter The Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition
John B. Doolin was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972, and he served as Chief Justice from 1987-1988. He recognized the need for a forum to address Native American issues as a result of his service on the Indian Affairs Committee at the National Chief Justices Conference. He authorized the formation of the Sovereignty Symposium in 1988. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. are sponsoring a writing competition open to all students enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, its territories or Canada. In conjunction with Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII, which will be held June 3rd and 4th, 2015 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a scholarly collection of legal and historical writings will be presented to all participants. Legal libraries all over the United States regularly solicit copies of the publications for their collections. The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples. First, second and third prizes in the amounts of $750.00; $500.00; and $250.00 will be awarded. The winning entry will also be published in the 2015 Symposium compendium of materials. Second and third place entries will be published if space permits. Entries must be received no later than April 15, 2015. Publication releases will be required prior to payment of prize money.

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Sunday, March 1:
Property and Environment Research Center for Graduate Fellowship
PERC's fellowships for graduate students and law students offer the ideal opportunity for those who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources and the environment. Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the supervision of a PERC senior fellow. While at PERC, fellows are required to present two workshops to outline, report on, and summarize their research findings. A paper of publishable quality is the expected result. Amount:$2,250 plus travel expenses.

Friday, March 13:
Goodwin Procter Public
Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color

Fellowships will provide first year law students of color with financial awards, to help cover expenses from working in a public interest law position during the summer after the first year of law school. Eligibility: An applicant must be a full-time, currently enrolled first year student of color who is pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at an ABA accredited law school.

Friday, March 13:
2015 ABA Travelers Summer Internship for Students with Disabilities
The American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights is pleased to partner with the Travelers Indemnity Company to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly motivated 1L student with a disability. The internship is in Hartford, Connecticut offices. The internship will run from June 2 to August 15, 2015. Interns will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000. The intern will work directly with experienced lawyers, conducting research, drafting briefs and motions, and observing court proceedings. The goal of the program is to develop high potential candidates into attorney positions at Travelers. Learn more on the website.

Sunday, March 15:
Williams Institute and Gleason Kettel Summer Law Fellowship
The Williams Institute and Gleason Kettel Summer Law Fellowship offers a $5,000 stipend to spend the summer working with an organization, scholar, or research center, focused on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.

Monday, March 23:
Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships
Equal Justice America has sponsored fellowships for more than 3,250 law students to work with over 400 legal services organizations across the country. Interning under the supervision of experienced attorneys, the fellowship recipients have provided crucial assistance to low-income clients struggling through the complexities of the civil justice system.

Monday, March 30:
DRI Announces its Annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program
Open to rising 2L and 3L African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT and Multi-Racial students, as well as female law students, regardless of race or ethnicity. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible. To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the criteria. Applications and all other requested materials must be received by March 30, 2015. See Symplicity Job Posting #14268 for details.

Monday, March 30:
The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program
The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2015 Program. These students should have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization. The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice.


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