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  November 18, 2016 Issue  


Development Office News & Resources
Read Articles on Best Places for Law School Graduates
There are 2 interesting articles to review. The first is titled 2016 Best Places for Law School Graduates and contains a list by Good Call which features a slew of off-the-radar towns, Law.com (sub. req.) reports. The largest city to make the top 10 is Los Angeles, ranked at No. 7. The second is article is titled Smaller Towns Outrank Big Cities in this List of Best Places for Law Grads,written by Debra Cassens Weiss.

Join the ABA and Section of Litigation for Free
The ABA Section of Litigation offers a variety of benefits to get law students to the top of their careers. Whether thinking about going into litigation practice, or figuring out what to do after law school, the Section can help them grow to become successful lawyers. Members can enjoy big discounts on events related to career development, real life litigation, and trial practice. Members can listen to free Section Roundtables and Sound Advice podcasts that give students a myriad of extremely helpful information for their futures as litigators. Discounts on one day Regional Meeting Workshops where they can learn and network locally. Available for law students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools only. Subject to terms and conditions of the Law Student Division.

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition
The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities. The Crane Writing Competition is open to currently enrolled law students (J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D.), medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the United States. The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review (TJLR) will consider the paper for publication under the TJLR editorial standards. Two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize. Preference for these additional winners will be given to submissions from disciplines not represented by the grand prize winner. By submitting a paper to this competition, the author grants Thomas Jefferson School of Law the right to edit, as necessary, and publish that paper in the TJLR. All submissions must be submitted electronically. All entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January 15, 2017. Winning submissions will be announced by April 15, 2017. For additional information about judging, rules, format, etc., please visit the CDO website.

The National Law Review is Hosting its 2016 Law Student Writing Competition
The National Law Review(NLR) consolidates practice-oriented legal analysis from a variety of sources for easy access by lawyers, paralegals, law students, business executives, insurance professionals, accountants, compliance officers, human resource managers, and other professionals who wish to better understand specific legal issues relevant to their work. The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the NLR Web site. Each month, entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be published on the NLR website. Submissions are now being accepted. Entries for the November contest must be submitted via email by 5:00 pm Central Standard Time November 30, 2016. Winners will be published in early December. See CDO website or the NLR website for additional details.

The FBA Section on Taxation Announces the 2017 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition
The prizes are: 1st place: $2,000; 2nd place: $1,000 and a trip to the FBA Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. Winning entries may be published in the Tax Section newsletter, the Report, or in The Federal Lawyer. Other entries may also earn an honorable mention at the conference. Full and part-time J.D. and LL.M. students are eligible. Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20 and 50 double spaced pages is welcome. Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible. Deadline is January 9, 2017. For more information, see the the CDO website.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Thursday, December 1:
2017-2018 CPIL Fellowships
Pacific Legal Foundation College of Public Interest Law offers litigation fellowships to law school graduates interested in rapidly gaining experience in the litigation of major constitutional cases. The fellowships are open to all graduating individuals of demonstrated high achievement and offer an exceptional opportunity as a stepping stone to private practice, government, an academic career, or a permanent position with Pacific Legal Foundation. Applicants accepted for the College of Public Interest Law Fellowship will begin September, 2017. Highly successful candidates will be offered an opportunity to extend the fellowship for a second year. Fellows work full-time in the Sacramento, California, headquarters of Pacific Legal Foundation, or in one of its branch offices in Bellevue, Washington, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and Washington, D.C. Applications are reviewed as they are received. For additional details, see Symplicity Posting ID# 17014.

Wednesday, December 7:
2017 EPIC Law Fellowship
EPIC invites outstanding applications for the 2017 EPIC Law Fellowship. EPIC encourages applications from law students graduating in 2017, recent graduates, and judicial clerks. The EPIC Law Fellow will fill an integral role in EPIC's Washington, DC office. The Fellow will work on various EPIC Projects in areas such as Administrative Law, Appellate Advocacy, Consumer Privacy, International Privacy, Open Government, and State Policy. Creative, highly motivated, and accomplished law school graduates are encouraged to apply. The EPIC Law Fellowship is a one-year position to begin September 2017. For additional details, see Symplicity Posting ID# 17630.

Tuesday, January 31:
The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project
The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States, and consumer protection agencies in both Connecticut and Hawaii that are not affiliated with offices of attorneys general. The eight-ten week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General, as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service. The Council of the Section approved funding for states to participate in the 2017 Steiger Fellowship Project. Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend (subject to certain federal taxes and administered through the offices of the state). Will only accept 2Ls. For additional details, see Symplicity Posting ID# 17637.

Sunday, February 12:
American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado Seeks 2017 Summer Clerk
Law students working at the ACLU of Colorado will gain valuable experience working under the supervision of ACLU attorneys on the wide variety of civil liberties issues that comprise the ACLU docket. The ACLU prefers students who will have completed two years of law school, have a demonstrated interest in civil rights, civil liberties and social justice, and possess excellent writing, communication and organizational skills. Exceptional 1L students are also encouraged to apply. Applications for summer clerk positions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the internships are filled. Interested applicants for the summer clerk positions are encouraged to submit their applications no later than February 12, 2017, and supplement their application with fall semester grades when they become available.


  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did you know that the 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 generally takes place in March and April?
Please look at your emails for additional information or discuss with your CDO advisor.