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  July 1, 2016 Issue  


Development Office News & Resources
Read Article Titled 10 Ways To Become A 360-Degree Lawyer!
Whether you are a millennial joining the profession or a seasoned veteran, the challenges posed by the current legal market compel everyone to adapt and innovate. Take inventory of your skills. Recognize your strengths, and identify any weaknesses that could jeopardize your potential for success. To read the top 10 tips that will help you develop a diverse skill set and the entire article, please go to the website.

Call for Papers: International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition
The American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. This competition aims to promote interest and enhance scholarship in international humanitarian law among students, as well as deepen their understanding of this important area of international law. The Competition seeks submissions of student written academic papers on the topic of Refugee Protections under International Humanitarian Law. Please ask your CDO advisor about further details about the Competition and also look online on the Center website for comprehensive rules, submission guidelines and award information. The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.

Contact the CDO for Information About the Atlanta Interview Program
Any Miami Law rising 2L or 3L student interested in receiving information about the Atlanta Interview Program (job fair) taking place in Atlanta in early August should email the Career Development Office with their name, preferred email address and graduation month/year as soon as possible.

A forum for law students from around the country who share a passion for creating an equitable, transparent, healthy, and sustainable food system. You can learn from policy practitioners, academics, activists, farmers and more; build a network for food law and policy colleagues; work on policy solutions for the most pressing food challenges faced at present; and tour local farms and farmers markets. This event takes place from SEPTEMBER 30th TO OCTOBER 2nd at Drake Law School, Des Moines, IA. Any law student (JD and LL.M.) at a U.S. law school is eligible to apply. Hotel accommodation and all meals will be covered, and transportation scholarships are available. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in June. Apply early as space is limited. Learn more and apply by visiting the CDO Blog.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Sunday, July 3:
Koch Fellow Program: Policy, Communications, & Development Investigative Intern
The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase well-being for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the professional education, research, and training programs of the Institute, they work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. For further information, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#16796.

Saturday, July 9:
Internship for Law Students in Atlanta, GA
Lambda Legal works to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, the transgendered and people with HIV/AIDS, through impact litigation, education and public policy work. For further information, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#15042.

Thursday, July 14:
Venezuelan Asylum Intern Needed in Miami
Under the program Freedom for Venezuelan Refugees, the organization is looking for a law student to work with political asylum and the Venezuelan community. The organization is interested in educating the community on the complexities of asylum law and the risks of frivolous asylum applications. The cases that, based on the opinion of the Director, may qualify for asylum are accepted for legal representation. The intern will be required to work on these applications, conducting research and helping with filing. For requirements and responsibilities and other details, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#16875.

Monday, August 1:
Graduate Fellowship Available With the Immigrant Legal Resource Center
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is a leading expert on the laws, policies, and procedures that govern immigration in the United States. A national nonprofit legal support center headquartered in San Francisco, with a Washington, D.C. policy office, the ILRC conducts education and training programs and provides technical guidance for immigrants and legal professionals while working with policy makers to implement laws that make life better for immigrant communities. The ILRC invites rising third year law students and recent law school graduates to develop fellowship projects for submission to Skadden, Soros Justice Fellowship Program, Equal Justice Works, and similar programs, including institutional and bridge fellowships. These fellowships can range in time anywhere from several months to two years. For further information, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#16885.

Thursday, September 15:
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area in San Francisco Seeks Law Clerks
Under the supervision of an attorney, the law clerk will prepare legal memoranda, conduct legal research, perform other litigation and non-litigation related legal assignments, and conduct client interviews. Clerks may have the opportunity to participate in direct legal services, impact litigation or policy advocacy. Clerks also participate in legal staff meetings. Summer law clerks are ordinarily expected to work 40 hours per week for 11-12 weeks. Law clerks may be considered in the future for post-graduate fellowships at the Lawyers Committee, including their Thurgood Marshall Fellowship and sponsorship for the Skadden and Equal Justice Works Fellowships. For requirements and responsibilities and other details, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#15612.


  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did you know that the Fall Recruiting Program runs from mid-August to mid-October each year and participating employers may interview 2L law students for summer positions, as well as 3L law students and LL.M. students for entry-level positions?
The CDO will host two orientation sessions in August to discuss the fall recruiting process. Topics to be addressed include interview preparation, logistics and the callback interview process. Students intending to participate in the Fall Recruiting program are encouraged to attend. Sessions are the same and students need only attend one. Students applying to Phase I employers who will be traveling from out of town should plan accordingly. Please look at your emails for additional information or discuss with your CDO advisor.