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  February 1, 2019 Issue  


Career Development Office News & Resources
Attention Miami Law Students! Join the ABA GPSolo, Small Firm and General Practice Division!
The ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) is the national voice for solo, small firm and general practice lawyers, including military and government lawyers, providing them with a welcoming, diverse and inclusive ABA home. We offer each practitioner a portal to the full resources of our Division, ensuring platforms, programs and collaborations that support and advance them not only in their legal practices but also in their personal lives. Miami Law students can join the ABA GPSolo, Small FIrm and General Practice Section for FREE! GPSolo offers excellent networking opportunities and resources. Join today by visiting the website.

The Palm Beach County Bar Association is Seeking Student Volunteers for its Annual Bench Bar Convention at the Palm Beach County Convention Center
On February 22, 2019, the Palm Beach County Bar Association is once again hosting its annual Bench Bar Convention at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach where over 1,000 attorneys and judges will be in attendance. This is the largest local gathering of attorneys and judges who meet to discuss legal issues pertinent to their respective areas of practice. As with the conference last year, they are looking for law student volunteers to provide assistance to the participants. The students will be information ambassadors. This is a great opportunity for students to meet local attorneys and judges. There are two shifts: (7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) and (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). There will be a telephonic training beforehand so the students are fully prepared. Students can attend the class sessions, student specific sessions and are welcome to attend the cocktail reception following the event. Any interested student can contact Jean Middleton. Due to the large number of volunteers that have to be organized, please reach out to Ms. Middleton no later than Monday, February 5th. To learn more, visit the CDO Blog.

Save the Date for the Miami Law Annual Informational Career Fair on March 6, 2019!
The University of Miami School of Law hosts the Informational Career Fair every spring. The School of Law is committed to promoting awareness of the many private, public and government sector career opportunities available to our students. This year, the Informational Career Fair is March 6th so save the date! The CDO invites attorneys from firms, government agencies, public interest organizations and corporations to visit campus to speak with students about their legal careers. During the event, students have the opportunity to ask the attorneys questions about their career choices, areas of practice and the general life of a practicing attorney. This is a great opportunity for students to get a feel for what it is like to practice law in different practice areas and with different types of employers. For additional information and details, please visit the CDO Blog.

2019 Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Student Legal Writing Competition
This writing competition is sponsored by the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association in Chicago. The goal of the competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Forum. It is also intended to attract students to the affordable housing, community development or pro bono practice fields, and to encourage scholarship in these fields. Each entrant must follow the rules of the competition detailed herein. Open to all law students who are at the time of entry, (a) enrolled in a law school that is at the time of entry, ABA Accredited, (b) members of the ABA and the Forum, (c) at least 21 years old, and (d) U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Employees of the ABA, its respective affiliates, and immediate family or household members of such employees are not eligible for the Competition. Entries should address any legal issue regarding affordable housing, fair housing, and/or community development law. Entries must be submitted by e-mail no later than 11:59 PM Central Time, on March 8, 2019. For additional details, including Submission Requirements, please visit the CDO Blog.

Scholarship Opportunity for Law Students Interested in Labor & Employment Law
Who is awarding this scholarship? The Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar. Who can apply for this scholarship? Current 2Ls and 3Ls. You must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor degree program at a Florida Law School (students visiting from an out-of-state school are not eligible) with a demonstrated interest in Labor & Employment Law. Award? $1000 to one student or $500 split between two equal candidates. The scholarship check is accompanied by a recognition plaque from the Section. Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed (up to $350) to attend the Section Award Ceremony & Hall of Fame Induction, held on June 26, 2019 in Boca Raton, during the Florida Bar Annual Convention (travel expenses can include one night of conference hotel expense). When is the application deadline? February 15, 2019. When will I be notified? April 2019. Candidates will be selected by the Law School Liaison Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the Florida Bar and are subject to the approval of each law school of each candidate. For more information, please visit the CDO Blog.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Sunday, February 10:
JWLA Kathy Para Student Internship at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
The mission of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) is to actively promote gender equality in the legal profession, judiciary, and community at large. An important part of fulfilling this mission is mentoring law students to succeed in their careers. This student internship offers critical legal experience, while also providing needed legal services in our local community. Depending on the needs of the substantive units, interns may be involved in client interviewing both in person and by phone; managing cases and learning to use the electronic case management system; identifying legal issues and determining relevant case facts. Interns may assist with research and data analysis. They may accompany attorneys to court and draft documents. Certified Legal Interns (CLIs) may have the opportunity to advocate for clients in court with attorney supervision. Interns gain a good understanding of public interest law and poverty issues. This internship is a paid part-time position at JALA in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The position will be 16-20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks during Summer 2019 (May to August). For additional details, see Symplicity Posting ID#22062

Friday, February 15:
Cato Institute Summer Internship
The Cato Institute is seeking interns to assist our scholars in all areas of policy research covered by the institute, including healthcare, education, taxation, monetary policy, foreign policy, defense, law, criminal justice and more. We offer communication internships also such as media relations, external/government affairs, development, events, and video production positions. All interns, regardless of specific departmental placement, will take part in an intensive seminar program which will cover a broad range of history, philosophy, policy, and professional development topics. The internship is intended for students and recent graduates of all majors. Applicants should be knowledgeable about and interested in promoting free markets, limited government, individual liberty, and peace, the core values of the Cato Institute. Interns receive a $1000 monthly stipend. Legal interns receive a $1,400 monthly stipend. You must apply online by February 15th. For more information, please see Symplicity Job Posting ID#22092.

Wednesday, February 20:
TFAS Summer Law Fellowship in Washington, D.C.
The TFAS Summer Law Fellowship is an intensive 9-week academic intern program that exposes law students to issues of constitutional interpretation, limited government and free enterprise through legal internships, academic coursework, networking and career development sessions, and a law and policy lecture series with leading constitutional scholars, judges, and practicing attorneys. Those selected to participate in the fellowship will receive a full-tuition scholarship and housing for the duration of the program. Only 15 Fellowships will be awarded for the 2019 Summer Law Fellowship program. Competitive candidates should have a strong academic record, demonstrated interest in the principles of originalism, limited government, and free enterprise, and a commitment to honorable leadership and the values essential to the preservation and success of a free society. Deadline to apply is February 20th, and selected candidates will be notified by March 7th. For additional details, see Symplicity Posting ID#21941.

Rolling Basis:
Summer 2019 Clerkship Opportunities at Public Counsel
Public Counsel is now accepting applications from 1L and 2L students for its 2019 Summer Clerkship Program. Public Counsel has eight exciting law projects and seeks summer interns who share its commitment to economic and racial justice. The 2019 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 28, 2019 and ending on August 2, 2019. Projects include a comprehensive children rights program; a community development team that supports and protects affordable housing and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs; an immigrant rights group; a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints and advocates for public benefits; 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; a veteran rights project; and an impact litigation department that addresses economic injustices on a national level through strategic lawsuits and other means to accomplish systemic reform. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit the website.



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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.