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  May 24, 2019 Issue  


Career Development Office News & Resources

The purpose of the competition is to create greater interest in the field of dispute resolution among law students. One prize of $1,000 dollars will be awarded for the best entry as judged by the Boskey Essay Committee, comprised of representatives from the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. In addition, the winning essay will be considered for possible publication in Dispute Resolution Magazine. Winner will be required to submit a completed W-9 prior to receiving the award. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with the award. The competition is open to anyone who was a full-time or part- time J.D. law student at an ABA-accredited law school during the 2018-19 academic year. Officers, directors and employees of the American Bar Association and their immediate household and family members are ineligible to enter the competition. Entries for the competition must be received by Friday, June 14, 2019. The winner(s) will be notified by electronic mail of their selection by August 16, 2019. For authorship, subject matter, length and additional details, please visit the CDO Blog.

The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Student Writing Competition. The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association members and the public about non-human, animal-related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law. This competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this area of law. Law students (which include J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The winners will be chosen in accordance with the competition rules. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second-place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement. Papers must be emailed no later than July 12, 2019. The third-place winner will receive a certificate of achievement. For rules, eligibility, criteria and additional details, please see the CDO Blog.

2020 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that the 2020 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application is now available! We will award three scholarships to three diverse rising 2L law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2019. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2020 in one of our firm offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000, which will be paid prior to the third year of law school, to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Application Deadline is June 16, 2019. For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit the website or the CDO Blog.

DRI 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship Deadline Extended!
DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program, open to rising 2L and 3L African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT, and multi-racial students. All rising 2L and 3L female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising 2L and 3L law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the law school of the applicant. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle. Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the relevant criteria. Applications and all other requested materials must be received by July 12, 2019. To access the 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship application and for additional details, please view the CDO Blog. The 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and and the awards presented at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo, June 19-21 at the Sheraton New Orleans.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Thursday, June 6:
2019 Google Public Policy Fellowship for U.S. and Latin America
The Google U.S. and Latin America Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues. Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more. Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will conduct policy research and analysis, draft reports and white papers, attend government and industry meetings and conferences, and participate in advocacy activities. For additional details about the program, host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows, please visit the website.

Friday, June 28:
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is Seeking to Sponsor Applicants for Fellowships
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is seeking to sponsor applicants for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Soros, Bridge and other fellowships. Applicants should be interested in working in Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Health, Mental Health and Immigration. Candidates do not need to have a specific fellowship project in mind. We will work with fellowship candidates to develop appropriate project ideas. Required Qualifications are: 1) commitment to advancing justice by protecting the rights of children and improving the systems that impact their lives; 2) commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion; 3) ability to work independently, as well as work on a team; 4) for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and Bridge Fellowships, you must be planning to graduate law school in fall of 2019 or spring of 2020, or have been clerking since graduating law school in a prior year. Candidates should specify preference for the NCYL office in Oakland or Los Angeles, CA, or Washington, DC. The salary for all NCYL legal fellows is $60,565. For information regarding how to apply and additional details, visit the website.

Monday, September 16:
Skadden Foundation Fellowship
The Skadden Fellowship Foundation will award two-year fellowships for 2020 law school graduates, outgoing judicial law clerks, and LL.M. candidates who want to work in the public interest. The FAQs and key dates provide general information about the Skadden Fellowship and our application process. The program launched in 1988 to commemorate the 40th anniversary for Skadden and has since become the largest public interest law firm in the United States. The program provides two-year Fellowships to talented young lawyers to pursue the practice of public interest law on a full-time basis. Skadden Fellowships address the civil legal needs of people living in poverty. Your project must be legal in nature, and serve poor clients, though we do not have a strict test of poverty. You may apply during the fall of your 3L year, an LL.M., a clerkship, or the final year of a graduate program in which you were enrolled concurrently with your law degree. You may still apply during an LL.M. or a clerkship even if you worked as an attorney between graduating from law school and starting the LL.M. or clerkship. Applications are due on September 16, 2019. For more information, visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#22776.

Rolling Basis:
The Law Offices of the Public Defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit is Seeking Interns
The Law Offices of the Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit, is seeking intern applicants for the Fall of 2019. This internship is typically performed for course credit, work-study, or on a volunteer basis. University approval is needed for students who seek course credit or work-study. The office seeks applicants that have a passion for indigent criminal defense. The internship program provides exposure to the criminal justice system and offers a variety of experiences for students. Interns provide support to assistant public defenders and may assist in assignments such as performing research, observing court proceedings, writing legal memoranda and investigating cases. Assignments given to interns will depend on numerous factors, including skills and prior experience. For additional information, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#22524.



Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?

Did you know that the Fall Recruiting Program runs from mid-August to mid-October each year and participating employers may interview 2L law students for summer positions, as well as 3L law students and LL.M. students for entry-level positions?
The CDO will host orientation sessions in August to discuss the fall recruiting process. Topics to be addressed include interview preparation, logistics and the callback interview process. Students intending to participate in the Fall Recruiting program are encouraged to attend. Sessions are the same and students need only attend one. Students applying to Phase I employers who will be traveling from out of town should plan accordingly. Please look at your emails for additional information or discuss with your CDO advisor.