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  January 26, 2018 Issue  


Career Development Office News & Resources
ABA Panel on Careers in Consumer Protection and Privacy Law is Hosting Teleconferences on February 1st and 8th!
The ABA Section of Antitrust Law Consumer Protection Committee is hosting two teleconferences on careers in consumer protection and privacy law for law students and young lawyers on February 1 and February 8, 2018 at 3 pm ET. They have the following panelists to share their experiences in consumer protection and privacy law: 1) Government and Non-Profit Consumer Protection Careers Panel (February 1): Lesley Fair (FTC), Ian Clarke (Department of Justice Canada, Competition Bureau), Maia Kats (Center for Science in the Public Interest), Khaliah N. Barnes (U.S. Department of Justice Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties) and Abby Stempson (National Association of Attorneys General); and 2) Private Practice Consumer Protection Careers Panel (February 8): Alysha Manji-Knight (Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg), Allyson Baker (Venable), Anita Banicevic (Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg) and Sally M. Handmaker (Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll). Join current consumer protection attorneys for a telephonic panel discussions to hear tips on pursuing consumer protection law as a possible career. Panelists will share their experiences as private practitioners and attorneys at government agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, the Canadian Competition Bureau, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Department of Justice. The discussions will also include ways the Section of Antitrust Law can serve as a valuable resource for law students. For more information, visit the CDO Blog.

Epstein Becker Green 20th Annual Health Law Writing Competition
Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is designed to encourage JD and LLM students in the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows for the three best papers: First Place: $4,000; Second Place: $2,000; Third Place: $500. Entrants should take advantage of the fact that health law is a very broad and diverse field, encompassing aspects of almost every area of law. Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials, telehealth/telemedicine). Entries ranked in the top 20 percent of all competition submissions will be considered for publication in the Annals of Health Law, which is published by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Papers must be submitted by Friday, February 9, 2018. Visit the website for additional details.

Trandafir Writing Competition Call for Submissions DEADLINE APPROACHING
TOPIC: Any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern. AWARD: First place: $1,800 & Publication. ELIGIBILITY: All students currently enrolled in law or graduate degree programs. DEADLINE: Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems must receive all essays no later than February 1, 2018. For additional details, please visit the website.

Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest Overview
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and Long & Levit, LLP, the contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention. ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on March 9, 2018. MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by March 9, 2018. Prizes are: Cash award of $5,000 and all-expense-paid trip to the Spring 2018 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington, DC. The 2018 Contest Essay Hypothetical involves the ethical concerns arising under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct where a law firm seeks to affiliate itself with litigation funding companies, including undertaking representation of one such company and, in turn, recommending its services to the firm's clients. The contest is open to Young Lawyers Division or Law Student Division members of the ABA, in good standing as of March 9, 2018 according to the membership records of the Association. Excluded from the competition are previous winners; current ABA officers and members of the Board of Governors; employees of the ABA or its sections, divisions and committees; and officers and employees of the American Bar Foundation or the American Bar Endowment. Only one essay may be submitted by each entrant, and no co-authored essays will be accepted. For contest rules and essay requirements, please visit the website.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, February 9:
Access to Justice Technology Fellows Program
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) seeks a full-time, 10-week fellow to be part of the team responsible for ensuring our prototype AI system provides useful output of potential consumer protection issues. The fellow will be closely involved with convening a group of stakeholders to conduct a landscape assessment, working with partners, vendors, and stakeholders to understand how to classify different consumer protection issues, identifying criteria to be used in evaluating quality data in the output from the prototype, and evaluating the output from the prototype in iterative testing sessions. The fellow will work with the project group of lead stakeholders to classify different consumer protection issues, help identify criteria to be used in the output from the prototype, and work with the prototype creation team to test those data points. Being involved during this period of project implementation will enable the fellow to learn more about consumer protection issues and how the legal IT community is utilizing technology to help vulnerable populations. You are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. See Symplicity Job Posting ID# 19823 for application instructions and additional information.

Monday, February 12:
Community and Economic Development Clinic Fellowship
The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Community and Economic Development Clinic (CEDC). This is a two year appointment with a possibility of extension for a third year. The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship. The CEDC provides transactional legal services to nonprofit and community organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based businesses and entrepreneurs in Detroit and the metro Detroit area. The Clinic works with both start-up and established clients. New organizations seek assistance in formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance. More established organizations seeks the CEDC assistance to accommodate their organization and program growth: draft and negotiate contract and leases; create worker cooperatives and social enterprises; counsel regarding land use, permits and other regulations; provide tax advice on income-generating activities; advise on employment issues; counsel on risk management; and research and advise on intellectual property issues. The fellow will work with entrepreneurs and small businesses and partner with faculty at the Ross School of Business, the Stamps School of Art and Design, and the School of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as other schools and departments, through the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, a new initiative in the CEDC supported by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in at least one of the CEDC core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work for nonprofit and community organizations, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. Michigan Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins in July, 2018. For additional information, please refer to Symplicity Job Posting ID# 19988.

Wednesday, February 28:
The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal service organization that provides free legal services to men, women and children detained in Arizona by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people facing deportation charges. As a result, many people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally. The Florence Project and Equality Arizona are proud to announce a new summer legal fellowship for a committed rising 2L or 3L law student, to serve detained LGBTQ immigrants in Eloy and Florence, AZ. The Florence Project is known for its delivery of unique legal services. The fellow will work directly with detained LGBTQ adults in immigration proceedings. They will work directly with clients, conduct intake interviews, assist with applications for relief, and draft legal filings for use in Immigration Court and at the Board of Immigration Appeals. Depending on court timing, the fellow may also have the opportunity to represent individuals in hearings before an Immigration Judge under the supervision of an attorney. We are seeking law students who have a demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ equality, immigration issues, and public interest law and who enjoy working in a collaborative, high volume work environment. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish is required. Applicants must be able to work independently and be able to take on significant responsibility. Prior advocacy or academic experience in immigration law, LGBTQ issues, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and experience working with people from different cultures are strongly valued. First year students are welcome to apply. Must have reliable transportation to travel to detention facilities and courts. The summer fellow will also participate in outreach activities with Equality Arizona, and participate in creating blog posts for the organizations. The summer fellow will be given a stipend of $5,000. For additional information, please refer to Symplicity Job Posting ID# 19523.

Rolling Basis:
Summer 2018 Clerkship Opportunities at Public Counsel
Public Counsel has 9 exciting law projects and several subprojects that accept summer interns. Our projects include a community development team that supports affordable housing development and assists non-profit and small businesses with diverse transactional needs; an immigrant rights group that does asylum work on behalf of victims of torture and political persecution; a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for welfare benefits and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at risk of homelessness; a holistic legal initiative that addresses the specific needs of low-income women and girls; a complex consumer fraud division that focuses on litigation and policies to prevent consumer victimization; and an impact litigation department that addresses economic injustices on a national level through strategic lawsuits and other means to accomplish systemic reform. The 2018 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 29, 2018, and ending on August 3, 2018. Both 1L and 2L students are eligible for these internships. Public Counsel seeks summer interns who share our commitment to economic and racial justice. Although Public Counsel does not provide funding to law students for its summer program, please be sure to consult with your law school public interest program to learn more about available scholarships and financial awards that might support your summer internship. For information about applying and practice areas and projects, please visit the CDO Blog.



Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?

Did You Know That Information Regarding Spring Recruiting is Available to Students Each February?
For questions regarding Spring Recruiting, please contact the CDO or make an appointment with your CDO advisor.