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  January 23, 2015 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Announces the 11th Employee Benefits Writing Prize
Subject: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law. Open to: Any J.D. and graduate (LL.M. or S.J.D.) law students enrolled at any time between August 14, 2014 and August 15, 2015. Submit by: June 2, 2015. Prizes: ACEBC Award: $1,500; Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500. Winners will be honored during the annual black tie dinner on September 19, 2015 in Chicago, IL. They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise published by Bloomberg BNA Books. If deemed suitable by the editors, one or more of the winning papers will be published by the Bloomberg BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter, the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal or another employee benefits publication. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, experienced attorneys who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States. For eligibility, topics, selection, publication information, etc., please visit the CDO Blog.

The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Presents the 2014-2015 Louis Tertocha Fashion Law Writing Competition
Entries must be received no later than March 23, 2015. See Official Rules and Social Media flyer for specific details regarding submission guidelines, judging, prizes and rules. Pending confirmation of the finalists, the winner will be published in The Florida Bar Journal, an online publication, and recognized by EASL. In the past, the annual Fashion Law Writing Competition has been open only to Florida law students. This year, however, it is being opened to all law students enrolled in ABA-approved law schools.

Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Scholarships and Opportunities
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are available to law student members of Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters and are awarded based upon demonstrated commitment to the ALDF mission which is to advance the interests and protect the lives of animals through the legal system. Applicants should be committed to the advancement of animal law through active involvement with their SALDF chapter while in law school and anticipated participation in the field after graduation. A secondary goal of the scholarship is to ensure the chapter of the recipient will remain active and maintain engaged leadership. Therefore, scholarship recipients are encouraged to act as a SALDF advisor to their chapter for up to two years after graduation; this mentorship will help ensure continuity of the chapter and contribute to its ongoing vitality. Scholarships are for one year only. However, students are eligible to apply for continued funding. Scholarships for 1Ls (and part-time students) are $2,500 and scholarships for 2Ls and 3Ls are $5,000. Only current 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply (or 3Ls in a four-year program), with the scholarship to be applied during the next academic year. Applications must be emailed (preferred method), mailed or faxed by April 17, 2015. For qualifications, requirements and how to apply, please visit the CDO Blog.

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  

Saturday, February 14:
The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) Invites Applications for its 2015 Summer Fellowship Program
Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed on a rolling basis. LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation toindividuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys. During the academic year, law students work closely with clinical faculty members to represent clients in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, helping to fill a critical need in legal services delivery for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut. LSO seeks to hire 20-25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty in order to continue this client representation. These are paid positions. The Fellowship will run from May 19 to August 28, with some flexibility as to start and end dates. Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible. Summer Fellows can expect to have a range of challenging and rewarding lawyering experiences during the course of their time at LSO, including client interviewing and counseling; factual development of cases; researching and writing legal memoranda; drafting of contracts and other legal instruments; interacting with opposing counsel, government actors, and community stakeholders; and negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. In several of our clinics, students will make court appearances to argue motions or present evidence. Fellows will work under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members and supervising attorneys, and will have significant responsibility for each case or project on which they work. In addition, faculty members will host a weekly series of presentations and discussions for the Fellows on the work of the clinics, public interest lawyering, and other topics of interest. For more information, please visit Symplicity Job Posting #13761.

Friday, February 20:
LSCA Diversity Initiatives 2015 Summer Internship
Applications are being accepted for a summer internship with the Diversity Initiatives staff at the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The summer intern works under the general supervision of the Executive Director for Diversity Initiatives. The intern will assist office staff with LSAC diversity initiatives, including but not limited to, the DiscoverLaw.org website, DiscoverLaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Programs, and LSAC Law School Forums. The intern will be expected to prepare memos and written assignments, answer inquiries from prospective students, and assist with other projects as assigned. Some travel will be required. The duration of the position is 10 to 12 weeks. The summer internship is restricted to currently enrolled law students in good academic standing. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced communication skills, including strong knowledge and understanding of various social media websites. The intern will be expected to work a 37.5-hour week, and the compensation will be $22 per hour. The intern will work at the LSAC headquarters in Newtown, PA, and housing assistance will be provided, if needed. Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest; a resume; and the names, addresses, and contact information for two references. The letter of interest must explain why diversity, especially racial and ethnic diversity, is important to the legal profession, and must not exceed two pages in length. Applications must be submitted by email only with the Diversity Initiatives Subject: 2015 LSAC Diversity Initiatives Intern. NOTE: Applications submitted other than by email or that lack the required documentation will NOT be considered. Application Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did you know that Spring Recruiting is a collection of programs coordinated by the CDO for employers interested in interviewing Miami Law students for summer and post-graduate positions and takes place in March and April?
If you have questions about Spring Recruiting, contact your advisor or the CDO at cdo@law.miami.edu.