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  October 27, 2017 Issue  


Development Office News & Resources
20th Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
The Recording Academy, in concert with some of the most prominent entertainment attorneys in the nation, established the Entertainment Law Initiative to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. Now in its 20th year, the program has grown to include a national writing competition, mentor sessions, and a GRAMMY Week event. This contest is open to juris doctor candidates currently enrolled at an ABA accredited law school. The ELI event will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 in New York City and at this function the winner of the ELI Writing Competition will be recognized. This event also features recognition of a top music industry legal figure annually and serves as a key gathering of the industry legal and executive community during GRAMMY Week. Further details and ticket information for this event will be announced soon. In the meantime, law students are encouraged to participate in the ELI Writing Competition to further their knowledge, better connect to the music and legal community and also to get a chance to attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in New York City in 2018. Paper Submission Deadline: January 2, 2018, 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST). Winner and Runner-Up Chosen: January 10, 2018. ELI Event & Winner Scholarship Presentation, New York City: January 26, 2018. Winner will receive (see official ELI Writing Competition rules for complete details): $10,000 scholarship; two tickets to and recognition on stage at the 20th Annual ELI event taking place January 26, 2018 in New York City; two tickets to MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Fleetwood Mac taking place January 26, 2018 in New York City; two tickets to the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards and official GRAMMY Celebration after-party taking place January 28, 2018 in New York City; round-trip airfare to New York City and hotel accommodations for two to attend these events. For additional details, including official rules, see the website or the CDO Blog.

Inaugural John D. Greenwald Writing Competition Submission Deadline: November 15, 2017
IIEL and the Georgetown Journal of International Law are pleased to announce the launch of the Inaugural John D. Greenwald Writing Competition. The Competition is seeking submissions of Notes from current JD, LL.M., or SJD students on international economic law. The Competition, named after John D. Greenwald, a former Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives and first head of Import Administration in the Department of Commerce, commemorates his life by inviting top submissions on current issues relevant to international trade law, the jurisprudence of the WTO or regional trade organizations, jurisprudence concerning U.S. trade organizations, an issue relating to the political economy or the efficacy of U.S. or international trade regimes. The winning Note will be published in the trade issue of the Georgetown Journal of International Law, one of the top resources for trade scholars and practitioners in the field of international law in the nation. In addition, the author of the winning Note will receive a cash prize. The competition is managed and supervised by the Institute of International Economic Law. The evaluation of written submissions and the publication of the winning submission(s) will be managed by the Georgetown Journal of International Law. The deadline for submission to the competition is November 15th, 2017. Submissions should be between 30 and 55 pages, double-spaced, submitted in .doc or .docx format, in Times New Roman 12-point font, and accompanied by a 1-4 page summary of the Note. Please submit entries via email. For additional details, visit the CDO Blog.

The Center for Alcohol Policy Now Accepting Entries for its 10th Annual National Essay Contest
The Center for Alcohol Policy is now accepting entries for its 10th Annual National Essay Contest. The national essay contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation. The topic for the contest this year is: The Supreme Court has recognized temperance as a permissible goal of state alcohol regulation. Define temperance as it would apply in the alcohol marketplace today. Is it still relevant today? Should temperance still be recognized as a permissible goal of alcohol regulation? WHO CAN ENTER: The contest is open to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of December 2017. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays. HOW TO ENTER: Essays may be emailed or mailed as a hard copy and be accompanied by an entry form. DEADLINE: The deadline for entries is December 1, 2017. Winners will be announced in early 2018. AWARDS: Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively. See website or CDO Blog for 2017 Essay Contest Rules and Guidelines.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Wednesday, November 1:
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Pathway to a Federal Government Job
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program offers paid two-year appointments with Federal Government Agencies. This rigorous fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, privacy, cybersecurity, and financial management, to name a few. The PMF Program seeks eligible graduate students every year who want to make a difference through public service. More information about application and selection process is available on the PMF website. The Class of 2018 PMF application period will be open from October 23, 2017 to November 1, 2017 and the announcement can be found online when it opens (simply search for Presidential Management Fellows during the open period). The announcement will only be visible during the application period. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, please review the Become a PMF section on the PMF website. Carefully review the Application Process and Application Tips sections on the PMF website before working on your on-line application AND you are encouraged to apply early. To view the application and selection process, please visit the website or the CDO Blog. If you have any questions, please email Karen Warren in the CDO who is the PMF liaison for the University of Miami School of Law.

Monday, November 20:
Summer 2018 Litigation Program Clerkship With the Animal Legal Defense Fund
The clerkships are full-time (35 hours/week), during summer 2018, for a period of 3 months (approximately 12 weeks) with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student schedule). The location is the Animal Legal Defense Fund Cotati, California office. The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will complete legal research, work with Animal Legal Defense Fund litigation department in developing new cases, and learn how to prepare pleadings in cases currently handled by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200). This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses. Summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students). Application Deadline: November 20, 2017. For specific details regarding how to apply, etc., please visit the website.

Thursday, January 11:
FASPE (Fellowship at Auschwitz for Study of Professional Ethics) 2018
FASPE Law examines the role played by German lawyers from 1933 to 1945, underscoring the reality that moral codes governing the practice of law can break down or be distorted with devastating consequences. FASPE addresses ethical issues now facing individual lawyers, the legal profession and its institutions at large. FASPE Law applicants must either be enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. program at the time of their application or have received a J.D. or LL.M. between May 2017 and January 2018. FASPE seeks students who are interested in working as practicing attorneys, although applicants who have a J.D. or LL.M degree and are planning an academic career are also eligible. FASPE is interested in applications from students with a wide range of legal interests, including corporate law, constitutional law, criminal law, environmental law, international law, public interest law, real estate law, securities law and tax law. FASPE has a particular interest in working with students who expect to work as litigators. To learn more about FASPE Law and for application details and other information, please visit the website. Deadline for FASPE Law: Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Rolling Basis:
U.S. Human Rights Summer 2018 Law Student Internship
The Center for Reproductive Rights is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive freedom as a fundamental right. The Center engages in cutting-edge impact litigation, policy analysis, advocacy, research and public education throughout the world to achieve equality for women in society and to ensure that all women have access to appropriate and freely chosen reproductive health services. The Center U.S. Human Rights team is looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized intern to engage in a variety of projects related to our work. The internship will provide the successful candidate with experience in researching, analyzing and developing human rights strategies to advance the full spectrum of reproductive rights in the United States, and will include work focused on maternal health and assisted reproductive technologies. The internship is full-time from June 2018 through August 2018 in the New York office. Interns are encouraged to seek outside funding for their internship. This internship is eligible for a small stipend if outside funding cannot be obtained. The summer internship program includes opportunities for lunches with experts in the field, social events and networking opportunities with other organizations. For information related to responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply, please visit the website. Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications from current first-year students will only be accepted after December 1, 2017.



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