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  September 23, 2016 Issue  


Development Office News & Resources
The American Society of International Law Offers 50% Off on Memberships to UM Law Students
The American Society of International Law (ASIL) maintains listings on over 100 organizations and institution, internship, fellowship and pro bono opportunities that include, or directly focus on, the practice of international law. University of Miami School of Law is a partner with ASIL which offers 50% off of any membership. Please contact Yazmyne Vasquez at the CDO for questions or additional details.

Join the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI) for its flagship educational initiative, the annual EDI Leadership Summit! Over the past five years, the Summit has become synonymous with influential scholarship due to the relevance of its sessions. Over the past five years, the EDI Leadership Summit has become a must attend gathering for legal technology most influential voices. Each year, members gather at the Leadership Summit to learn, teach and collaborate on emerging issues in law and technology, with a focus on discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, litigation and big data management. Unlike other events in the industry, the Summit is neither a trade show, nor a traditional CLE program. Over two days and multiple tracks of education, the Summit is a synergetic meeting, designed for and by, leading minds in legal technology. This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with the leading minds of eDiscovery, including the most well respected jurists, professors of law and corporate counsel in the industry. As electronic data becomes more and more of a legal challenge, we are thrilled to be able to offer students the opportunity to learn about this cutting edge topic while still in school. The second Annual Meeting, which coincides with the Leadership Summit, is being held October 10 and 11, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale and there are a limited number of Fellowships available for local law students. If interested in government investigations and related civil litigation, this is an excellent opportunity to meet with high level corporate and government decisionmakers, law firm management and high level consultants, as recent laws and regulations impose greater complexity and increased risk for practitioners handling investigatory and litigation matters. Fellows are invited to attend both events free of charge, which includes all of the breakout sessions, luncheons and networking receptions. In addition, they will receive all of the written materials provided to registered guests. Fellows may also be asked to help with conference management by holding microphones, cue cards and directing attendees towards meeting places. Because the topics of the conferences overlap, the conference dates are respectively October 10th through the 12th and October 13th and 14th. At no expense to the students, if selected as a fellow, a student may attend the programming attached to the conferences, but will be asked to volunteer their time for various tasks prior or after the programming. To apply to be a fellow for each/both conferences, students should send a cover letter and resume no later than September 30, 2016. For more information, please visit the CDO Blog and program website.

2017 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition
In 2017, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill. Outstanding Paper by a Law Student is $250. All papers must be submitted in the proper format by midnight (EST) on January 2, 2017. Winners will be announced on or before April 1, 2017. For applicant and paper criteria, format and other details, please visit the CDO Blog or Symplicity Job Posting ID#17313.

APABA Reenactment of the Trial of Minoru Yasui on October 14, 2016
Join APABA South Florida and co-sponsor DCBA for the reenactment of THE TRIAL OF MINORU YASUI, one of the most controversial trials in American history, on Friday, October 14, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse, 73 W Flagler St., Miami, Florida, 6th Floor Courtroom. Please see CDO Blog for additional information and to RSVP.

The American College of Consumer Financial Services 2017 Writing Competition
Each year The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers seeks to recognize written contributions to the field of consumer financial services law. Eligible papers include publishable articles, substantial book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment. In any year, depending on the quality of the submissions, awards may be made in all or some of these three categories. The awards include a cash payment ($2,500 for books, $2,000 for articles, reviews, or book chapters; and $1,000 for student work), a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. The deadline for entry is December 1, 2016, and entries are eligible if they have been written or published within the twelve months preceding that date. Unpublished manuscripts should be double-spaced and conform to law review standards. All entries should be submitted in electronic format. Additional information may be found on the CDO Blog or on the American College of Consumer Financial Services website.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, October 14:
Summer 2017 ALDF Litigation Program Clerkship AND Summer 2017 ALDF Criminal Justice Program Legal Clerkship With Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Animal Legal Defense Fund currently has 2 clerkships available for second-year students only (rising third year students) attending U.S. law schools. One is located in Portland, Oregon and the second is in Cotati California. Both opportunities have a deadline to apply of October 14, 2016. Both are unpaid, but students will receive a stipend to assist in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses. For specific details regarding how to apply, etc., please visit the CDO Blog.

Friday, October 21:
K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program of the K&L Gates LLP Fund
The Pittsburgh Foundation and K&L Gates LLP are proud to offer the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program. The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2017, the program will award one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend eight weeks of their summer working at KidsVoice. In 2017, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his or her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to KidsVoice. To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 21, 2016. Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee will recommend the fellowship winners based upon academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalist candidates. For a copy of the application materials and other details, please visit the website or the CDO Blog.

Monday, November 7:
Michael Weiner Scholarship For Labor Studies
Just a reminder that the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is live. Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner through the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Awarded by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, this scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Players Trust will award up to five $10,000 scholarships annually. Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, November 7, 2016. To learn more and to apply, please visit the website or the CDO Blog.

Tuesday, November 15:
The First Amendment Foundation Hanna and Douglas Weiss Open Government Legal Fellowship Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Legal Fellowship
The Hanna and Douglas Weiss Open Government Legal Fellowship is a one-semester fellowship for a law student interested in learning about open government laws and the legislative process in Florida. Fellows will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and communication skills, a demonstrated interest in public policy, and a commitment to public service. Weiss Fellows will work directly with the Foundation president on legislative analysis and bill tracking; answering questions from the public and the press on the Foundation FOI Hotline; composing letters in response to open government issues; and drafting briefs and position papers on issues related to government transparency and accountability. The Weiss Fellowship is open to all second and third year law students currently attending an accredited Florida law school. It carries a stipend of $5,000. The application deadline for the 2017 Weiss Fellowship is November 15, 2016. For more information about the Weiss Fellowship and how to apply, please visit the CDO Blog.

Wednesday, November 23:
The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship
The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2017 are eligible to apply. The recipient of the Mark T. Banner Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for his or her Fall 2017 semester of law school. Applications will be accepted from now through November 23, 2016. The winner will be notified by April 2017 and the award will be announced at the Linn Inn of Court annual dinner in Summer of 2017. For the application form and any other details, please see the CDO Blog.

Saturday, December 31:
Rosenthal & Wadas Criminal Defense Scholarship
Rosenthal & Wadas, Attorneys in McKinney, Texas, are pleased to offer the Rosenthal & Wadas Criminal Defense Scholarship. This scholarship is open to all students heading to, or currently enrolled in, Law School for the 2017 Spring Semester. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. Completed application must be submitted online by December 31, 2016. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000 to be awarded in January 2017. Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship.


  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?
Please look at your emails for additional information or discuss with your CDO advisor.