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  April 5, 2019 Issue  


Career Development Office News & Resources

Harrity & Harrity, LLP will host its 2nd Annual Womens Workshop, a professional development program designed to introduce more female law students and recent graduates to the practice of patent law. A select group of women will participate in a 3-day long program geared towards an introduction to the practice of patent law. This program will take place during the week of May 20-22, 2019 and is open to science and engineering students, law school students, and recent graduates. The participants in the 2018 workshop rated the quality of the workshop as 9 out of 10! This program includes: 1) Guest Speakers (Prominent women in the patent field); 2) Patent Law Introductory Training; 3) Patent Preparation Skills Training; 4) Patent Prosecution Skills Training; 5) Resume and Interview Preparation Workshops; 6) Law School Career Mentoring; 7) Attorney Career Mentoring; and 8) Patent Bar Preparation. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The application for the 2019 workshop is now OPEN! Applications are due by 4/30/19. Early submissions are encouraged! Candidates must submit a completed application, a personal statement expressing their interest in pursuing a career in the patent field, as well as their resume. Please note participants are responsible for their own lodging and transportation. For additional details and to apply, please visit the website.

William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition
This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (Section) of the American Bar Association (ABA). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. The contest is open to students who, on the date the entry is submitted, attend and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions. Membership in the Criminal Justice Section is not a requirement. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and legal permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Employees, officers, directors of the ABA and members of their immediate families are not eligible. 2019 Competition Topic The Use of Drones by Law Enforcement. How should drones enhance public safety, how should drones be regulated, and what role does the Fourth Amendment play? The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize that may be presented at an agreed-upon CJS event with approved transportation costs not to exceed $800 to be covered by the Section. All entrants receive a one year free full membership in the Criminal Justice Section. All entries must be received by the editor no later than July 1, 2019, 11:59 pm CST. Faxed entries will not be accepted. For submission guidelines, format and additional details, please visit the CDO Blog.

Up to 25 Latino law students from law schools across the country are chosen to participate in the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute, with airfare, lodging and meals covered. Candidates are selected to participate in this immersive summer program through a highly competitive process. Candidates must meet the following criteria: 1) a rising 2L or rising 3L and have already completed 1st year of classes; 2) have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property law as a potential practice area; and 3) must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school pursuing a Juris Doctor. Anyone who has graduated from law school or will graduate before September 2019 is NOT eligible. The selection committee will select up to 25 participants on the basis of a number of criteria, including: an evaluation of expressed personal interest; academic record; dedication and commitment toward accomplishing goals; professional and faculty recommendations; and technical/scientific-related educational and employment background (if applicable). No one factor is dispositive. Students with no technical or scientific background are encouraged to apply. Deadline: All online applications and materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on Friday, April 19, 2019 to be considered. For additional details, including how to apply, please visit the CDO Blog.

The 2019 Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship
Simplr is offering a $7,500 scholarship to a passionate and deserving student who submits a winning essay in our second Annual Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship Contest. The tech sector is continuing to grow rapidly and artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain technology and Intellectual Property (IP) law are poised to offer some of the most exciting and challenging career opportunities for students today. As a successful Silicon Valley startup involved in machine learning and AI, we would like to give back by offering our support and encouraging students in the US to be creative while also studying and earning degrees in these more difficult and technical fields. For our second annual scholarship, we are offering a $7,500 award to a deserving student who is pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science (CS), Mathematics, Information Technology (IT) or is attending or will attend law school. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates willingness and ability to be a candidate for success in the tech industry. Please note relevant hobbies, projects or extracurricular activities, as they will be considered. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019. For application information, eligibility and requirements, please visit the CDO Blog.

Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers 8th Annual Bar Study Scholarship
The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) is pleased to present the details for its 8th annual Bar Study Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission. The scholarship is meant to help the recipient while he or she studies for the Florida Bar Exam. For this academic year, a scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full- time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July 2019 and who has promoted the CFAWL mission through CFAWL membership and/or volunteer work. This student will have demonstrated leadership and involvement on his or her campus and in the general community. Depending on the CFAWL fundraising success, two scholarships may be awarded. The CFAWL Bar Study Scholarship consists of an award of $1,000.00. The award recipient will be invited to attend the May CFAWL Luncheon in Orlando, where the recipient will be introduced. The Scholarship will be paid to the recipient after his or her law school graduation, in June of 2019. Applications may be submitted through the website. Complete applications must be received 5:00 pm April 15, 2019. For additional information, please visit the CDO Blog.

Lawyerist Lab Scholarship for New Graduates
Lawyerist Lab is a community, coaching, and training program for lawyers who want to design and create client-centered law firms that will succeed in the future. In addition to 1-1 business coaching and an online course on running a business, we provide a community for lawyers to connect to other practitioners to share ideas and best practices. Lawyerist is excited to announce we will award at least one one-year scholarship for participation in Lawyerist Lab and LabCon (valued at over $11,500) to a recent graduate who intends to launch a solo or small firm. Applications must be submitted by May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm Central Time. For details and application, visit the website or CDO Blog.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Thursday, April 25:
Children at Risk Summer Law Fellowship
CHILDREN AT RISK is launching its 2019 Summer Law Fellowship. During this intense 12 week summer program, law fellows will collaboratively create bilingual Human Trafficking Trainings for Underserved Communities. In order to increase awareness in these vulnerable communities, CHILDREN AT RISK will recruit bilingual, Spanish speaking law students to serve as Summer Law Fellows. The Law Fellows will develop and present human trafficking trainings for underprivileged communities in both English and Spanish. This project will train members in some of the most vulnerable communities about how to detect human trafficking and report trafficking. This project will also educate communities on their immigration and employment rights. Under the supervision of the legal team, these Summer Law Fellows will research relevant topics in immigration law, labor and employment law, and criminal law. In establishing a base of knowledge, Law Fellows will conduct interviews with community members, experts and partners. Other opportunities include attending site visits, learning how trafficking affects vulnerable populations, and meeting with judges, attorneys, and other key stakeholders in this area. All candidates should have completed their first year of law school and be polished, with excellent written and oral communication skills. 2Ls are preferred. Candidates should have a strong work ethic, positive attitudes and work well individually as well as with a team. A small stipend may be available and applicants are encouraged to pursue other public interest funding opportunities. For information regarding how to apply and additional details, visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#22571.

Friday, May 3:
San Francisco City Attorney Fall 2019 Internship
The San Francisco City Attorney Office Law School Internship Program offers students an opportunity to work in a large and award winning municipal law office. The internship program reflects an important priority: to give back to the legal community in meaningful and important ways. Once accepted, interns will be designated to a team and will work closely with deputy city attorneys who are mentors on a meaningful caseload. Each team also has an internship coordinator, who works to ensure that program participants benefit from their assignments, team and client interactions, and have full access to resources like the city law library and electronic research materials. Interns typically work with at least two to three attorneys, who provide ongoing professional feedback and keep interns involved as team members and part of the office attorney-client relationship with city departments, commissions and officials. Depending on their assignments, interns can take part in client meetings with department staff and elected officials; trials, court hearings, and depositions; public meetings and closed sessions with city commissions and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; and even press conferences. City Attorney interns also benefit from events, tours and lectures that the office schedules for interns every season. Special programming offers an inside view of important work required of lawyers for a city as innovative, fast growing and unique as San Francisco. Teams are organized based on practice areas. Candidates are encouraged to state a team preference in their cover letter, however, final assignments are based on office needs. For additional details, please visit Symplicity and see Job Posting ID#22185.

Thursday, June 6:
Federal Defenders, Middle District of Alabama, Seeks Summer Law Interns
The Federal Defender Program for the Middle District of Alabama seeks talented and motivated law students to join the office as interns. The internship program is an excellent introduction to criminal defense practice at both the trial and appellate levels. Interns will work closely with experienced attorneys, attend trials and hearings, and assist with litigation. The office provides representation to indigent persons charged with federal crimes in the 23 southeastern counties of Alabama, and to people on Alabama's death row whose appeals are entering federal habeas. Students who possess excellent research and writing skills, and demonstrate an interest in criminal practice or public interest law, are encouraged to apply. The office accepts interns throughout the year. The summer program is staffed by law students from across the country. Summer interns complete a weeklong training program, which will outline the stages of federal trial and appellate practice, and identify major concerns in the criminal justice system, including mental health screening and fair sentencing. Law interns will have opportunities throughout the internship to observe criminal trials, sentencings, and evidentiary hearings; appellate arguments before the Alabama appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; and other court proceedings. To learn more, see Symplicity and see Job Posting ID#21755.

Rolling Basis:
Summer 2019 Asylum Legal Intern for Phoenix Office
The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal service organization that provides free legal services to men, women, and children detained in Arizona by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Florence Project is seeking a law student intern for the Phoenix office to work with detained adult men and women in Florence and Eloy Arizona along with the Asylum Attorney. Interns will work directly with detained adults who fear return to their countries of origin. They will assist the asylum attorney in working on cutting edge asylum issues in Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Casework includes representation of people seeking asylum based on persecution suffered for their sexual orientation, gender, political opinion, family membership, as well as survivors of torture, sexual assault, and child abuse. Interns have the opportunity to assist in all aspects of asylum litigation, including direct client work, preparing asylum applications, drafting client declarations, researching novel asylum issues, legal writing, appellate advocacy, program development, advocating for client release from detention, and appellate research and writing. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and public interest law. 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, 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 get to detention facilities and courts. For information regarding how to apply and additional details, visit the website.



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