Having trouble viewing this newsletter? View as a web site



  Miami Law Career Development Office Logo  

  September 22, 2017 Issue  

 

Career
Development Office News & Resources
Peggy Browning Fund National Law Students Workers Rights Conference
When: Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017. Where: The Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. Keynote Speaker: Lynn Rhinehart, General Counsel AFL-CIO. Friday Evening: Networking Dinner & Program (details TBA). With multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions and keynote address, the conference will give each participant additional insight into becoming an advocate for workers and their families. Students will gain a greater understanding of, appreciation for and interest in the issues facing American workers; supplement their labor and workers rights courses; and network with fellow law students, top labor attorneys, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials. Registration is now open. Students should register via the site. Ask your CDO advisor. Also see the CDO Blog for additional details.

2017 College of Workers Compensation Lawyers Law Student Writing Competition
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 College of Workers Compensation Lawyers Law Student Writing Competition. The scope of permissible topics is any aspect of workers compensation law. Students are encouraged to present: a public policy issue; a critique of a leading case or doctrine; or a comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification. All students currently enrolled in accredited law schools in the United States and all those recently graduated from them (graduation in 2017). First prize - $2,000 (An additional $1,000 to the winner's law school scholarship fund); Second prize - $1,500; Third prize - $1,000. The winning article will also be considered for publication in the Workers First Watch. The Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) magazine, and the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section Law Journal. The winner will also be invited (expenses paid) to the Annual College Induction Dinner to be honored during the program. All articles are to be submitted by January 15, 2018. For additional details and rules, please visit the website.

Annual 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's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services. The deadline for entry is December 1, 2017, 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. Entries for the 2018 competition should be submitted via email. For additional details and rules, please visit the website.

HNBA PRESENTS: NEW HNBA Law Student Division Career Opportunities Board!
As part of the HNBA mission of advancing the pipeline of current and future Latino/a lawyers, and providing its members with robust professional development and career advancement training and opportunities, the HNBA is proud to unveil the new HNBA Law Student Career Opportunities Board, where HNBA law student members can find their next internship, scholarship, or judicial clerkship! The HNBA invites student members to join the board and spread the word, so Latino/a law students do not miss the chance that can make the difference in their professional development and advancement in the legal profession.

 


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Saturday, September 30:
Equal Justice Works Americorps Fellowship
Equal Justice Works, Elder Justice AmeriCorps (AmeriCorps), and Community Legal Services of Mid Florida (CLSMF) have collaborated to provide the Elder Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship. The Fellow will provide civil legal assistance to address the legal needs of elder abuse victims and increase access to legal services for victims of elder abuse. The Fellow will provide civil legal representation with regard to elder abuse cases, including injunctions for protection, evictions, unlawful detainers, and ejectments. The Fellow will receive annual living allowance, as well as financial support for housing, student loan repayment, and other permissible reimbursable living expenses. Additionally, Fellows receive an education award, health insurance, and other benefits. Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps Legal Fellows are subject to the National Service Criminal History Check process, including FBI fingerprinting, FBI background check, and a name-based search of the National Sex Offender Public Website. A Florida Criminal Background check will also be completed prior to the start of service. The Fellow must: 1) have sat for or be prepared to sit for the state bar examination in Florida; 2) consent to all requisite criminal history checks, and meet all selection criteria established by CLSMF. Send resume and cover letter via email to careers@clsmf.org. Visit website for additional information. Submission deadline: Saturday, September 30, 2017.


Friday, October 6:
Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship
This fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master's level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered. Fellows typically work full-time for one year in Human Rights Watch New York or Washington, D.C. office. The Fellowship begins in September 2018. Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations. For this cycle, we will consider Finberg Fellowship applicants with degrees received after January 2015 and before August 2018 as recent graduates. Prior research experience, including experience conducting interviews, ideally in the context of human rights research, is required. The salary for 2018-2019 fellows is US $60,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: Please apply immediately or by 11:59 PM ET on October 6, 2017 by visiting the online job portal. No phone calls, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants must be available for interviews in New York from late November to mid-December 2017.

Friday, October 6:
ZwillGen is Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Fellows
ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2018 Fellowship Program. The program presents a unique opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of the most experienced privacy and data security lawyers representing the biggest names in technology. The ZwillGen Fellow position is for attorneys who have graduated from law school (or will have by June 2018), taken the bar exam (or will have by July 2018), and are entering the workforce for the first time as a full-time attorney. The Fellow position is slated to last for 12 months with a salary of $75,000-$85,000, commensurate with experience. Applicants must have a zeal for all things technology and have taken classes in law school on technology related subjects such as data privacy, cybersecurity, cyber-surveillance, copyright, or mobile applications. Experience working with a technology company or organization is a plus. ZwillGen Fellows work closely with ZwillGen attorneys on a variety of cutting edge and legally challenging Internet privacy, security and surveillance issues. Because ZwillGen Fellows wear a variety of hats, we are looking for someone that is not only able to provide high-quality legal analysis in a concise and cogent manner, but also someone who is motivated and enthusiastic and embraces a fast-paced and lively environment. A good sense of humor and a desire to work hard and have fun are a must. Fellows are expected to engage in client development, speaking and writing engagements, blogging, teaching, marketing, assisting with development of firm forms and precedent materials, and generally helping out around the firm. They are also required to complete a substantial writing assignment (either a law review article or significant journal article) during the Fellowship. Qualified and interested candidates should submit whatever materials they deem interesting and material to our consideration of their candidacy, which should include, at a minimum, a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and professional references via email. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 6, 2017. Applications submitted after the deadline may still be considered at our discretion. Visit the website for any other details.

February, 2018:
LEESFIELD/AAJ SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsored by AAJ and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. The AAJ Annual Convention is a great opportunity for the scholarship recipient to network with top trial lawyers from around the country, attend CLE programs, and meet members of AAJ New Lawyer DIvision (NLD). This scholarship is available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members. The deadline for the 2017 AAJ Leesfield Scholarship has passed. The next scholarship cycle will open in February, 2018. Every applicant must be an AAJ law student member and enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered. See the CDO Blog for information.

 

 

Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?

Did You Know That You Should Obtain Practical Experience During Law School?
The University of Miami School of Law Externship Program provides second-year (2L), third-year (3L) and domestic LL.M. students an opportunity to gain practical legal experience by working with local, national, and international corporations, government agencies, public interest organizations and the judiciary for academic credit. Students gain practical legal experience by working under the supervision of lawyers, which is supplemented and enhanced by a corresponding academic course. To find out more about our Externship Program, ask your CDO advisor.