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  April 6, 2018 Issue  

 

Career Development Office News & Resources
National Association of Women Lawyers 2018 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
NAWL established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2017-18 school year. The essays must be the own work of the law student author and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the summer, fall, or spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project. Entries must be received by May 1, 2018. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in the Women Lawyers Journal. For additional details, please visit the CDO Blog.

2018 Energy Law Student Writing Competition
The RADER Committee is pleased to announce it will once again be the lead SEER Committee sponsoring the 2018 Energy Law Student Writing Competition. Students enrolled in an ABA accredited law school during the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to participate. Submissions may be on any issue related to energy law (e.g., a submission may advocate a position, educate the audience on an issue, analyze a case, etc.). Cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners, respectively. These winners will also have their winning entries published in an upcoming RADER Committee Newsletter. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, May 31, 2018. If you are a law student, please consider participating in this competition. For more information and a link to the complete competition rules, visit the website.

Two Writing Competitions offer Full-Tuition Scholarships to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning
A full-tuition scholarship to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning for the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 academic year is available to the first place winner of The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) Student Writing Contest. Candidates must apply and be admitted to the Graduate Program as full-time students prior to the May 31, 2018 contest deadline to be considered for the scholarship. Please visit the Estate Planning Scholarship page for additional details. A full-tuition scholarship to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning for the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 academic year is available to the first place winner of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Student Writing Competition. Candidates must apply and be admitted to the Graduate Program as full-time students prior to the June 15, 2018 contest deadline to be considered for the scholarship. Please visit the Estate Planning Scholarship page for additional details.

Partial-Tuition Scholarship Available to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning: Philip E. Heckerling Scholarship
The Philip E. Heckerling Scholarship is a partial-tuition scholarship available to a currently enrolled J.D. candidate or recent graduate (within the last three years) of the University of Miami School of Law with the highest J.D. grade point average (minimum 3.0 required). Candidates must apply and be admitted to the Graduate Program as full-time students prior to June 15, 2018. Please visit the Estate Planning Scholarship page for additional details.

 


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Monday, April 16:
Zelle Diversity in Law Scholarship
Zelle is pleased to announce the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship will be offered again in 2018. The Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship. The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $30,000 to be applied towards the law school tuition, fees, and text books of the selected recipient, with one half of the scholarship paid for the second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the third year of law school subject to certain factors. Depending upon the current needs of the firm, the Scholarship recipient may be offered, but is under no obligation to accept, a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm offices for the summer following the first year of law school. Finally, the firm will assign an attorney to mentor the recipient for the remaining law school career of the student. The application deadline for submission is April 16, 2018. For complete information about the firm's Diversity in Law Scholarship, including contact and submission information and to access the formal application, please visit the website.


Tuesday, May 1:
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Seeks Legal Fellow for Litigation Department
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a full-time legal fellow for their Litigation Department to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. The fellowship is a one-year position starting in Fall 2018. The litigation fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent law school graduate, within three years of law school, to work with experienced environmental practitioners within a leading environmental non-profit organization. The fellow will take a lead role in managing a project designed to help lay the groundwork for litigation and possibly other advocacy work within CBF. The fellow will work closely with the Vice President for Litigation, litigation counsel, litigation staff, and other CBF staff, including scientists, land planners, lobbyists and educators. CBF seeks independent, creative thinkers who will help us to act wisely and in the public interest as we strive to Save the Bay. The ideal candidate will possess the following: JD from an accredited law school; Admission to practice law in at least one State (can be obtained during fellowship); Experience with environmental law; Strong legal research and writing, interpersonal, and communications skills; and Willingness to travel regionally. The deadline is May 1, 2018. To view additional details such as essential functions of the fellowship and how to apply, please visit the website.

Wednesday, September 19:
Equal Justice Works 2019 Fellowships
Equal Justice Works (EJW) provides a blueprint for new lawyers to turn their passions into public interest careers that are truly their own. With the support of their host organizations, sponsors, and Equal Justice Works, Fellows pursue projects of their own design, and create lasting change for their communities over the two-year Fellowship. Throughout the two-year project term, Fellows will receive the support they need to focus on their professional goals, including competitive salary; health and fringe benefits; generous loan repayment assistance; 3-Day Leadership Development Training and ongoing personalized staff support; and lasting relationships with the private sector sponsor(s) of your Fellowship. You must be a third year law student, a recent law school graduate who has not held a full-time, permanent public interest attorney position, or an experienced private attorney looking to begin a public interest career. Host organization must be non-profit in the United States or its territories willing to employ you during the two-year Fellowship, if selected. Host Organizations and Candidates must collaboratively design a new project that serves individuals, groups or issues not adequately represented in our legal system. Projects may be in any issue area except standard criminal defense or international law. Projects must serve individuals and/or groups residing in the United States. For more details, including how to apply, visit the EJW website. Application opens online June 27, 2018 and the deadline to apply is September 19, 2018.

Rolling Basis:
The National Immigrant Justice Center Internships
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), a program of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, offers internships to law students and undergraduate students to work in a variety of its different legal services programs. The internships present an excellent opportunity to learn more about U.S. immigration law and policies while making a difference in the lives of low-income and impoverished individuals who are in need of legal representation. Interns must have a passion for our issues and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidates are independent, detail-oriented, and highly organized. Experience with Windows XP, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is a must. Database experience is very helpful. Oral comprehension and proficiency in both English and Spanish or French is generally required. Applicants must be open to evolving responsibilities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, although we do encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Applicants interested in more than one project may specify the projects of interest in a cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

 

 

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