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  March 27, 2020 Issue  


Career Development Office News & Resources

Student Business Card: Instructions for Pick Up and Ordering
If you ordered business cards and are awaiting delivery or will be placing an order soon, you will have the following options since the office is currently virtual: 1) Wait until deliveries can be made to the CDO; 2) Pick up the cards at their Doral location located at 3511 NW 74th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33122; or 3) Call Print Farm to request Fedex or similar service and pay the extra fees. Print Farm contact is Yamila Zaldivar and you may contact her at 305.592.2895 Ext 10. For additional information, please contact your CDO advisor and/or view the CDO Blog.

The FCBA Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend
For the 27th consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns, through the FCBA Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program. The FCBA Foundation is actively looking to help students from around the country who want to dedicate their time and talent over the summer to government service in areas that relate to communications law, including broadcasting, cable, information technology, television, telephone, satellite, and wireless. It also can include work at agencies and Congressional committees addressing other communications-related areas, including internet law and policy, privacy, cybersecurity, copyright, emerging technologies, and related policy and legal issues. The program provides stipends of up to $5,000. In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive and additional stipend for the summer: The Max Paglin Award. The Foundation considers funding from other sources in making award decisions and generally will adjust its stipend awards so that a recipient total funding for the internship will not exceed $7,000. The application for the stipend will be available online from February 15, 2020 until Tuesday, March 31, 2020. For additional information on how to apply, etc., please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#25391.

Law Student Expungement Writing Competition
For our third annual law student writing competition, our goal is to continue to increase awareness of the impact of laws governing the retention and dissemination of criminal records by courts and state agencies, as well as the laws governing the public use of such records. In order for criminal record laws to improve, today's law students need to understand the impact that these laws have on former offenders and society as a whole. Since the law students of today will write the laws of tomorrow they will require a solid understanding of the issues that have the potential to cause social injustice. Our third annual competition will be judged by a diverse panel of judges representing practitioners, academics and business professionals in the background check industry. Along with a first, second and third prize, there will be a prize for best research and best policy recommendations. The purpose of the contest is to help students gain an understanding of the many facets of criminal records such as how they are currently handled, how they affect people's lives, and how the laws that affect them can be improved. 2019-2020 Essay Topics: Please choose one of the following: 1) How to improve the expungement process in (state of your choice); 2) When, if ever, should government stop reporting criminal records to the public? 3) What effects do criminal records have on former offenders ability to re-assimilate? The Prizes For The Winning Essays Are As Follows: First Place: $2,000.00; Second Place: $1,000.00; Third Place: $300.00; $200 Honorable Mention. Submission Deadline: All Essays Are Due By September 30, 2020. For rules, how to apply and additional information, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#25058.

The California Supreme Court Historical Society Selma Moidel Smith Student Writing Competition
DEADLINE: June 30, 2020. TOPIC: Original, unpublished scholarly writing on any aspect of legal history that deals significantly with California, ranging from the Supreme Court itself, and its justices and decisions, to local events of legal historical importance, including biography, significant cases, independent state interpretation, the California Constitution, and reorganization of the court system, as well as areas of law such as criminal law, civil rights, family law, tort liability, environmental law, and taxation, in any time period from 1846 to the present. Additional information may be found on the website.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Thursday, April 2:
Villanova University Anti-Poverty Fellow
The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law seeks a visionary thinker, scholar, and educator with the diverse skills, background, and interests necessary to advance creative and innovative ways to solve the problem of poverty in the United States. The successful candidate will lead the Initiative to End Poverty and Inequality at Villanova University, an interdisciplinary enterprise housed in the Charles Widger School of Law. The Initiative to End Poverty and Inequality will support programmatic initiatives to generate concrete ideas and policy solutions to address the problem of poverty. The Initiative will approach the causes and effects of poverty with an interdisciplinary, evidence based approach that prioritizes efforts that will yield concrete results and maximum advancement toward eliminating poverty. The Fellow position is a 12-month position beginning when the position is filled, with the possibility of additional 12-month terms. Minimum Qualifications are: 1) Juris Doctor, Master Degree, or Ph.D. is required 2) Expertise and demonstrated interest in efforts to eradicate poverty is required 3) Outstanding scholarly potential is required 4) Outstanding teaching ability, including a willingness and ability to utilize experiential learning, is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills is required. For additional information, visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#25455.

Friday, April 10:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Summer PETA Foundation Law Fellowship
The internship is to provide attorneys at the PETA Foundation with assistance on a wide range of legal issues that arise in the course of PETA work to protect animals through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, and protest campaigns. Temporary, unpaid position (minimum four-week commitment) in Washington, D.C. (Remote locations will be considered). 2L and 3L students considered. For responsibilities and how to apply, etc., visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#25612.

Saturday, April 11:
The Center for a New American Security Diversity Summer Program Legal Fellowship
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), an independent, bipartisan research institution dedicated to developing strong, principled and pragmatic national security and defense policy prescriptions for a wide audience of security experts, practitioners, and citizens, seeks a legal fellow in the summer 2020 to support its General Counsel in providing advice and counsel to CNAS executive leadership and staff. This legal fellowship will be offered in the summer 2020 as a pilot program to support CNAS efforts to broaden the pipeline and improve diversity in the field of national security and national security related law practice. This is a compensated position, at a fee commensurate with legal practice in public service or the non-profit sector. This opportunity is open to rising 2L and 3L students with outstanding academic achievement, an interest in national security, public service and/or non-profit legal practice, leadership potential and a demonstration of personal initiative, resilience or perseverance. Additional information may be found on Symplicity Job Posting ID# 25568.

Varying Deadlines:
DHS is Hiring
DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, immigration, travel security, prevention and response, and emergency management. We will also be filling other critical positions to include business operations, mission support, and more. As part of our hiring efforts, we will host a series of webinars to provide information on the mission of the Department, DHS career opportunities, special hiring authorities, effective resume writing, and how to create a profile on USAJOBS. These webinars are open to the public. To register for our webinars and for more information on career opportunities at DHS, please visit the CDO Blog.



Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?

Did you know that the CDO provides online resources useful when conducting a job search in South Florida or for an out-of-town position? Use the CDO list of Useful Online Resources which contains links to a variety of online sites including job search databases, employer directories, job posting sites, practice-specific organizations, legal recruiter directories and more. There is also a listing of extensive Job Search Guides.
Familiarize yourself with the CDO website or discuss with your CDO advisor.