Career Development Office Update

THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW

www.law.miami.edu/CDO

April 15, 2011

Table of Contents:

NEWS, Programs & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

The Annual Miami Law Employer Appreciation Reception

Finding Success: Overcoming Adversity in Your Job Search - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 7:30 to 9:00 A.M.

Is it In to Be Out on Your Resume?

The UM Law Chapter of the Online Bar Invites You to Attend its Special Program

ABA Volunteer Opportunity in Health Care

The ABA 2011 Annual Meeting in Toronto has 2 Interesting Offers for Law Students

From the ABA: Eight Tips on Getting Your First Job After Law School

The James E. Beckley Writing Competition in Securities Arbitration and Law

The National LGBT Bar Foundation Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest

The Warren E. Burger Prize

The Twenty-Third Annual Law Student Essay Competition

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy Announces its 2011 Summer Institutes

The University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition

SCHOLARSHIPS & Fellowships

Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

The James E. Rogers College of Law Fellowship for Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program

The Earl Warren Scholarship

Rothermere American Institute Welcomes Applications for Associate Visiting Research Fellowships

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available

The Voice of the Defense Bar - DRI - Law Student Diversity Scholarship

FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellowship

Graduate Opportunities

Mintz & Fraade P.C. in NYC Seeking Corporate Securities Associate

Duane Morris LLP Seeking Corporate Associate

Broad and Cassel is Seeking Commercial Litigation Attorney

Additional Opportunities

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

Weinstein & Associates, P.A. Seeking Law Clerk (2L)

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Fall 2011 Law Student Observer Program

American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations Minority Outreach Program

Equal Justice Alliance Seeking Students for Internships and Externships

The 2011 NAPABA Internship with Non- Profit/Legal Organization

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Volunteer Internship Opportunities

Judicial Opportunities

Justice R. Fred Lewis is Accepting Applications

Fall 2011 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students

Summer Course Selection - Advanced Legal Writing: Judicial Clerkships

State Court Judicial Law Clerk Applications - Consider Your Options Now!

Supreme Court of New Hampshire Law Clerk Positions for 2012 - 2013

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

Government Opportunities

State Senator Eleanor Sobel Seeking Legislative Assistant Position

Miami Dade SAO Seeks an Assistant State Attorney

U.S. Department of Homeland Security in San Francisco Seeking Privacy Analyst

The Pennsylvania Attorney General is Recruiting for a Deputy Attorney General III

PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES

Capital City Fellows Program

Applications are now Available for the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee

The California Western School of Law in San Diego is Offering the Chile Summer Program for 2011

The Brennan Center for Justice Seeking Counsel for Democracy Program

JOB FAIRS

UM List of Job Fairs and Related Information

Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair

Lavender Law Career Fair

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston & Washington Job Fairs for Law Students of Color

The Delaware Minority Job Fair for 2L and 3L Students

The Northwest Minority Job Fair

The Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair


NEWS, PROGRAMS & UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

 

The Annual Miami Law Employer Appreciation Reception

Dean Patricia White cordially invites you to the Annual Miami Law Employer Appreciation Reception Introducing Legal Corps on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  The reception will be held at: 

CHESTERFIELD SMITH CENTER FOR EQUAL JUSTICE

3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100

Miami, Florida 33137

Kindly RSVP to: events@law.miami.edu.

Finding Success: Overcoming Adversity in Your Job Search - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Enjoy breakfast with the Career Development Office ("CDO") as graduates share their personal journeys and insight about how to overcome adversity and find success in your job search.  Attorneys will provide vital information about networking in a challenging market, reinventing yourself and creating new possibilities.  Faculty Meeting Room (Library).  Please RSVP to lsterling@law.miami.edu by Monday, April 18th.

Is it In to Be Out on Your Resume?

Please join the CDO and our panel of LGBT attorneys as they discuss their personal job search experiences. Hear advice from attorneys and law firm recruiting directors on what information should, and what information should never be on your resume.  

Date:               Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time:             12:30-1:30 PM

Room:             A-110 

Lunch will be provided.  

For more information contact Lori Lorenzo, Associate Director of Diversity Programs, at LLorenzo@law.miami.edu.

The UM Law Chapter of the Online Bar Invites You to Attend its Special Program

The UM Law Chapter of the Online Bar Cordially Invites You To Join Them For A Special Program Titled "Unveiling The Future Of Law And Emerging Models For Legal Services". The Online Bar is an educational organization focused on the future of law and innovative legal services delivery. They have a global community of over 2,500 practicing attorneys worldwide, and are holding their inaugural meeting concurrently with the upcoming conference.  

This program will take place from April 29th through May 1st at The Westin Colonnade located at 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida. 

Registration ends on Friday, April 22nd. The Online Bar has graciously waived the registration fee for all UM law students, but space is limited. In addition, the Online Bar is looking for student volunteers to help with registration, ushering, video recording and documentation.  If you are interested in attending or volunteering, please register on the  University of Miami Registration link at https://www.jotform.com/form/10951719773.  

For more information, to see the agenda and programs and to register, visit www.theonlinebar.com.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tony Guo at tonysguo@gmail.com, or Gabriel Gomez at ggomez@students.law.miami.edu.

ABA Volunteer Opportunity in Health Care

Attention all Law Students:  Interested in health care law?  Want to network with attorneys in the field? 

ABA OnRamps allows law students to attend ABA conferences and have their registration fee waived in exchange for their services.  This is a great way to serve the profession while learning valuable legal info not often taught in law school. 

Students are not expected to attend the entire conference. Instead, you can volunteer in shifts based on your availability.  When not volunteering, students are free to either attend the conference or return to campus for class if necessary.  Plus, volunteers are free to attend all conference receptions.  With the number of practicing attorneys expected, this will be an exciting networking opportunity.

Duties will vary for each event.  Primarily, student volunteers help prepare conference materials, aid with various registration tables, and attend panels to collect CLE registration forms.  Again, outside their volunteer commitment, students are free to attend or free to leave.
 
Any ABA members who would like to volunteer needs to send an email to Richard A. Manhattan at richard.manhattan@students.law.unlv.edu with your name, address, phone, email, ABA# and the days and times you are able to volunteer.  Non-ABA members may also volunteer; however, preference will be given to ABA members.  Space is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

This is the information for the conference:

Health Care Fraud
May 11-13, 2011
Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach

The ABA 2011 Annual Meeting in Toronto Has 2 Interesting Offers for Law Students

The ABA 2011 Annual Meeting Toronto The ABA Annual Meeting is the premier conference of legal professionals in the United States. It is now offering two exciting opportunities for ABA Law Student members:  

Enter to win a trip to the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.   Travel includes round-trip coach airfare for one (1), three (3) nights' lodging (August 4-7), free meeting registration and tickets to a number of select luncheons and networking receptions.                                                                               

Additionally, ABA Law Student members can enter to win a Complete Bar Review Course from Kaplan PMBR!  Kaplan will provide a free course to one lucky 3L student and one hundred $500 grants to the runners-up who apply for assistance. This contest is open to 3L students only and is based on financial need.  Eligible candidates are anticipating a post-graduation income of $50,000 or less and will not have their bar review course reimbursed by their employer. You must be a member of the American Bar Association to apply.                                                                    

Join the ABA at www.abaforlawstudents.com or sign up onsite in order to be eligible for these great opportunities!

From the ABA: Eight Tips on Getting Your First Job After Law School

Experts in tort, trial and insurance law shared their secrets of career success during the program, "I'm Getting My J.D. Now What? A Forum on How to Get Your First Job," at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Atlanta. Panelists offered law school students tips on landing their first job in this tough and competitive legal market. They emphasized to law students that setting themselves apart from other applicants is key.

 

The panel consisted of Jim Myrick, head of litigation for Buist, Moore, Smythe, McGee, P.A., in Charleston, S.C.; Marlo Orlin Leach, Atlanta-based litigator; Christopher Shelton, law student; Robert Caldwell, business attorney at Kolesar & Leatham in Las Vegas; and Vanessa Williams, vice president and deputy general counsel at R. L. Polk & Co in Michigan.

 

The following are eight tips given by panelists:

 

  1. Networking: All panelists stressed the importance of networking--not just when starting a legal career, but all throughout it. Leach urged law students to begin networking now, noting that "it starts in law school and ends when you retire." Williams emphasized that networking will "help your career progress because of connections you make."
  1. Get involved: Caldwell said that being involved in the organized bar or other activities pertaining to the law sets a candidate apart because it "shows a deep commitment to your profession," something he says he values in the job applicants he hires. He also stressed that also being involved in community activities can lead to new business.
  1. Be yourself: Myrick said, "You be you... everyone else is taken," urging students to be original in their approach to applying and interviewing for jobs. If you don't, he continued, "you have nothing new to offer."
  1. Be courteous: Myrick stated that it is important to always be courteous, because ultimately, landing a job is "all about human relationships." By treating people well, you can build a good reputation, bring in clients and ultimately, bring in money.
  1. Tailor your cover letter and resume: All panelists urged applicants to have professional looking cover letters and resumes and to pay attention to detail. Williams said that, "you'll want to blow them away." She explained that "by setting yourself apart and showing what unique things you have to offer, you can get the interview." Panelists also advised students to focus on relevant information.
  1. Select an appropriate writing sample: Caldwell urged applicants to choose writing samples that are appropriate for the firm to which they are applying. Also, applicants should stay within the requested page limit and make sure their sample is truly their work.
  2. Do your research: Panelists advised students to research the firms that call them for job interviews, and to think about "interesting and knowledgeable" questions to ask interviewers.
  1. Send thank you cards: Caldwell expressed that sending handwritten thank you cards after an interview sets applicants apart from the competition. He said it is something rarely done and is appreciated.

The James E. Beckley Writing Competition in Securities Arbitration and Law

Sponsored by Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association ("PIABA"), the James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law. First Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500. The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors publish the first place paper and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions. Winners will be announced at the PIABA Annual Meeting and posted on the PIABA Website Student Section. 

Topic. The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen. 

Eligibility. The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States.  Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are also eligible.  Employees of PIABA (except for students working less than 20 hours per week) are not eligible to enter the competition.

Authorship. The author must have performed all the key tasks of researching, writing, and revising the paper for himself or herself, but may have received a reasonable amount of advice from academicians or practitioners. Except for any discussions or other activities that occur as part of course activities approved by the student's professor, the author must avoid collaboration with other students. If the paper is written as an assignment in a legal writing class and if the student was assigned to produce the paper along with a partner, the student may submit the paper but must identify the portions for which the student was the sole author. Only those parts of the paper will be evaluated. Under no other circumstances may any of the written product be produced by another.

Criteria and Judging. All entries will be judged anonymously by the PIABA Competition Judges, who will select the winning submission(s). The PIABA Executive Director will notify the award winner(s). The Judges reserve the right not to award any prizes if it is determined that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection that year.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: quality of research and authority provided; accuracy and clarity of the analysis; compliance with legal writing standards and technical quality of writing, including organization, grammar, syntax and form.

Purposes of the James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition. The purposes of the competition are to promote greater interest in and understanding of the fields of securities arbitration and securities law and to encourage excellent legal writing skills in law students. 

Format. Submissions should be on one of the topics listed above. The text of a submission must be double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins. Any Question(s) Presented section, the Statement of the Facts / Statement of the Law section, the Argument section, and/or the Conclusion together are limited to 35 pages. If the submission covers both a topic among those listed above and a topic not listed above, only the topic listed above will be evaluated. Submissions will not be penalized for arguing a position that would limit investor rights rather than expand them.

To Enter. Submit entries electronically to rsringo@piaba.org with the subject heading, "2011 Writing Competition". Entries must be received via e-mail no later than midnight October 3, 2011 and shall include the required entry form. The contestant's name and other identifying markings such as school name are not to be on any copy of the submitted entry. The PIABA Executive Director will assign a random number to each entry and will record this number on all copies of each submission. Neither the contestant's identity nor his or her academic institution will be known to any PIABA Competition Judge. Each entrant may submit only one entry.

Submission Deadline. October 3, 2011. The first place winner is invited to accept the James E. Beckley Writing Competition in-person (expenses paid by the PIABA Investors Foundation) during the President's Dinner at the PIABA Annual Meeting on October 28, 2011. 2nd - 3rd places, and Honorable Mention(s) are announced at that time as well.

About James E. Beckley. James E. Beckley - a passionate securities arbitration activist and an accomplished scholar - was well known for defending and promoting the rights of public investors. Along with his advocacy skills, he was as a prolific and outstanding writer. Mr. Beckley served on the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration, an organization created at the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission to maintain and update the Uniform Code of Arbitration for securities arbitration, and to serve as a sounding board on issues of fairness in arbitration. At the time of his death in 1999, Mr. Beckley was the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association ("PIABA") President. This competition and award has been established to honor his legacy.

 

For additional information, please visit https://piaba.org/law-students/2011-student-writing-competition

 

The National LGBT Bar Foundation Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

The National LGBT Bar Foundation Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition is open to all students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school during the 2010-2011 academic year. First prize a $1000 and registration for the 2011 Lavender law Fair and Conference, Runner-up also receives registration for the 2011 Lavender Law Fair and Conference. 

Please visit: http://www.lgbtbar.org/competition.html for more detailed information.  Submissions are due May 23, 2011.

International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest

All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the International Association of Defense Counsel ("IADC") Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.

 

Prizes:

 

First Place:  $2,000 and a plaque

Second Place:  $1,000 and a plaque

Third Place:  $500 and a plaque

Honorable Mention:  Plaque

 

Winning and honorable mention entries are considered for publication in the IADC's quarterly academic publication, the Defense Counsel Journal. The judges also may award honorable mentions. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to the Defense Counsel Journal.

 

Past experience has shown that teachers of litigation-related subjects are in an ideal position to stimulate student interest in legal writing and to encourage participation in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Each year, a number of the entries appear to have been prepared initially for various courses or seminars, and the caliber of the papers has been high. These faculty members are in an excellent position to encourage their students to enter the IADC contest.

 

More information and the entry form are available on the IADC website at: http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx.

 

The Warren E. Burger Prize

The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars and other authors to participate in the competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of their choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.

The judges for the competition are Professor Stephen Gillers, Chair, Emily Kempin Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law; Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Trustee Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Professor Nancy J. Moore, Nancy Barton Scholar and Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law; and, Professor Robert M. Wilcox, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger Prize is presented annually as part of the American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States in October.

The 2011 Warren E. Burger Prize Cover Page and Rules are now available in the "Related Links" panel at http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/Default.aspx?Id=309.

Send a completed cover page with the required materials no later than June 1, 2011 to the American Inns of Court national office. Submissions should be addressed to:

Cindy Dennis

American Inns of Court

1229 King Street

Second Floor

Alexandria, VA 22314

For additional information, contact Cindy Dennis at (703) 684-3590, ext. 104, or click on http://www.innsofcourt.org/Content/SendEmail.aspx?ImisId=92473 to email Cindy. The winning essay will be selected by September 1.

The Twenty-Third Annual Law Student Essay Competition

The American Judges Association ("AJA") announces its annual essay competition open to all full-time law students enrolled in, and attending, an accredited law school in the United States or Canada. The first prize for the contest is $3,000; second is $1,500; and third is $1,000. First, second and third place winners and their law schools will be presented with an award certificate. The winning essay may be published in AJA's journal, Court Review.  

The following rules and regulations apply:  

1.         Any student regularly enrolled in and attending classes at an accredited law school in the United States or Canada is eligible to enter. Submission of a paper, with one cover page and the completed entry form constitutes entry. Essays submitted for the 2011 competition MUST be under the topic of "Must a minor student be given his or her rights, including a Miranda warning and the right to have a parent present, before being questioned by police on school grounds." Essays determined not to meet this qualification will be not evaluated.

2.         The cover page of the paper must be submitted in a separate document and shall include the title and the author's name, current mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone number. The author's name should appear only on the cover page and the entry form. The title and page number must appear at the top of each page of the paper.

3.         All papers shall be the original, unpublished work of an individual student, but may have been prepared as a course assignment. Normal guidance of law school faculty is permitted.

4.         Entry grants AJA the right of first publication of the paper and is agreement to hold AJA and its members harmless from, and to indemnify them for, any and all damages and costs relating to copyright infringement or plagiarism.

5.         Papers become the property of the American Judges Association and may be published in the Court Review.

6.         Papers should double-spaced and 10-25 pages in length. Extensive footnoting or end noting is discouraged and is included in the paper's length. Citations, footnotes and endnotes should be in accord with the current edition of A Uniform System of Citation.

7.         Papers will be evaluated considering: writing quality and clarity; the interest of the topic and content to a broad segment of the judiciary; analysis and reasoning; timeliness, originality, and creativity; quality and use of research; and compliance with these rules.

8.         Papers will be evaluated, and prizes awarded, at the sole discretion of a panel of AJA members who will have no knowledge of the author's name or law school.

9.         Winners will be publicly announced at the Association's 2011 Annual Educational Conference in San Diego, California, September 11-16, and thereafter notified by mail. All law schools and authors will also be notified by mail.

10.       Entries must be e-mailed or postmarked no later than June 1, 2011, and sent to aja@ncsc.org.

11.       First prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is $1,000. Prize monies are contributed by the American Judges Foundation.

12.       Please notify us at aja@ncsc.org if any of your contact information changes.

For additional information and the entry form, please visit http://aja.ncsc.dni.us/essay-contest/pdfs/essayrules.pdf.

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. The competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished work. Entries must not exceed 50 pages, including notes, on 8.5x11 paper, double space, and standard font. Coauthored essays may be submitted. Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty of the Notre Dame Law School. A prize of $2,500.00 will be awarded for one winning entry. All entries must be received before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011. Please include a cover letter with contact information and name of current law school.

All entries should be submitted to:

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Notre Dame Law School

P.O. Box 780

Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

(574) 631-6749

Fax: (574) 631-3980

Email: sumption.1@nd.edu

Website: www.nd.edu/

 

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy Announces its 2011 Summer Institutes

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School is pleased to announce that the application for our 2011 Summer Institutes is now available.  Any student interested in adoption and child welfare topics should consider registering for either (or both!) the Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute or the Summer Adoption Law Institute, which are organized by the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School.

The Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute ("ICWI") will take place July 25-29 and the Summer Adoption Law Institute ("SALI") will take place August 1-5 at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Both courses are dynamic, one-week intensive two credit hour classes.

  • For graduate social work and law students, ICWI will help students develop a mutual understanding of complex child and family issues from both law and social work perspectives
  • For law school students only, SALI will provide a comprehensive foundation of adoption and child protection law

The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy is a multi-purpose training, resource, and advocacy center that is committed to improving child welfare and adoption practices and policies so that all children can have healthy, safe and permanent homes.  For more information, see http://www.law.capital.edu/adoption/.

The University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition

The Competition rules and an intent to enter form are available online at http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/9541.  All students intending to enter the competition must register by April 15, 2011.   Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2011.  Details on how to submit entries are available at http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/9541.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

These scholarships are open to all incoming first, second, and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American and Bi-Racial AAJ Law Student Members. Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who best meet the criteria listed, but not limited to, below:

 

· Exhibit an interest and proficiency of skills in trial advocacy

· Express a desire to represent victims

· Demonstrate a commitment to AAJ and dedication to its mission through involvement in an AAJ student chapter and   Minority Caucus activities

· Show a financial need for the scholarship

 

Applications must include the following:

 

· A resume

· A 500-word essay on how you meet the criteria

· Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and

· A completed form verifying your student status. Download and print out the form at  http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xbcr/justice/AAJ_Richard_D__Hailey_Scholarship.pdf.

 

Every applicant must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Application Deadline is May 31, 2011!  Up to six $1,000 tuition assistance scholarships will be awarded in the Fall of 2011!

 

For more information, contact:

 

American Association for Justice

The Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

Attn: Brandon Grubesky

777 6th Street NW, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20001

800.424.2725, ext. 8302

brandon.grubesky@justice.org

The James E. Rogers College of Law Fellowship for Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program

Fellowship Announcement

The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, is hiring a one-year fellow for its Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program to begin August of 2011. This position is open to 3Ls who will graduate in May 2011 and recent law graduates with up to three years of practice experience.

About the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program:

The Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program is a new program at the James E. Rogers College of Law that generates immigration policy research, expands opportunities for students to gain exposure to immigration issues, encourages the interdisciplinary engagement with immigration issues, and provides services to immigrants in Southern Arizona. The Program serves as an umbrella for all the law school's immigration-related offerings, including its Immigration Law Clinic, doctrinal courses, internships, and opportunities to undertake supervised research on immigration issues. The current areas of research focus for the Bacon Program are immigration detention and immigrant workers' rights.

The fellowship will be tailored to the fellow's skills and interests but will include the following responsibilities:

· Supervise law students in representation of immigration detainees in deportation proceedings

· Supervise law students in providing legal advice and information to low-wage immigrant workers through clinics and outreach presentations

· Assist the Program Director in litigation of clinic cases

· Participate in the classroom component of the Immigration Law Clinic and prepare and teach selected classroom sessions

· Design and implement an immigration policy research project that addresses either immigrant workers' rights or immigration detention issues in Arizona  

Qualifications:

· Experience working with immigrants, refugees, victims of trauma, and/or incarcerated populations

· Familiarity with immigration and/or employment law

· Proficiency in Spanish (fluency preferred)

· Strong communication skills, with particular sensitivity to cultural differences

· Experience working in interdisciplinary settings with minimal direct supervision  

Salary:

$44,000 plus benefits through the University of Arizona

To apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript and three references to Nina Rabin, nina.rabin@law.arizona.edu, by no later than April 30, 2011. Follow-up interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to send in materials as soon as possible.

The Earl Warren Scholarship

The Earl Warren Scholarship is named for the Honorable Earl Warren, the 14th Chief Justice of the United States and former Governor of California whose stewardship of the Warren Court helped end school segregation and transform America's legal landscape. In honor of his memory, the Earl Warren Scholarship is awarded annually to ten law students whose commitment to social justice reveals outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys.  Preference is generally given to law students entering their first year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school.  Warren Scholarships are awarded to candidates with exceptional academic records who are dedicated to civil rights and public interest work.  

Applicants for Warren Scholarships must be able to demonstrate a history of outstanding community service and a well-defined interest in civil rights through their academic records and personal essays.  Warren Scholarship recipients must be of excellent character and must have a verifiable record of community and school involvement that reveals a clear capacity to work well in diverse settings. Moreover, s/he must provide strong recommendations from teachers, community representatives or employers.  

For more information and an application, please visit: http://naacpldf.org/scholarshipsSubmissions must be received by April 30.

Rothermere American Institute Welcomes Applications for Associate Visiting Research Fellowships

The Rothermere American Institute ("RAI") welcomes applications for up to four Associate Visiting Research Fellows ("AVRF"s) within the Institute. Each AVRF is tenable for a full academic year, and is not renewable. Those invited to apply for this scheme or who wish to apply for it are likely to be those with academic posts, whether in the UK or elsewhere, whose teaching and research lies within the field of the RAI's core activities. There is no stipend, and no office space can be provided.

AVRFs are expected to engage actively with the Institute's work and programme, and be based in Oxford for the duration of his or her Fellowship. Each applicant will be required to set out in her or his letter of application a proposal for research to be undertaken at the Institute. Each application must also be accompanied by a letter of support from a current full-time member of the Faculty of English, Faculty of History, or Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University.

How to apply:

There is no application form. Instead, applicants should write a letter giving academic affiliation (if any); the post applied for and dates of the proposed visit; two academic references (one of which must, in the case of the AVRF and the VVRF be from a current full-time member of the Faculty of English, Faculty of History, or Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University); and the financial support upon which the applicant will rely during her or his stay (giving details of any research grants applied for if applicable).

The core of the application should comprise a short account of the research project which should identify the subject; its importance; the research question; and that question's broader intellectual significance.

Please send materials in support of your application to the Academic Programme Coordinator either by post to the address given above, or by email to enquiries@rai.ox.ac.uk. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The deadline for submission is Monday 25th April 2011 at 12 noon.

For additional information, please visit the following website: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/employer/rothermere-american-institute.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available!  Application deadline is June 17, 2011.    

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, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2011. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of the firm's following offices: Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; or Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN.   

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley at hbeasley@bakerdonelson.com or 205.328.0480.    

The Voice of the Defense Bar - DRI - Law Student Diversity Scholarship

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regard­less of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also 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, candidate must be a full-time student or evening student who has completed two-thirds or more of the total credit hours requirement for a degree by the applicant's law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tan­gible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. 

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:  

  • Demonstrated academic excellence

  • Service to the profession

  • Service to the community

The deadline to apply is April 27, 2011.

DRI law student memberships are available for an annual fee of $20.00. For more information on DRI, how to apply for the scholarship or become a member, visit www.DRI.org.

FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellowship

FedEx/United Airlines

Resident Research Fellowship 

2011-2012 

The International Aviation Law Institute of DePaul University College of Law invites applications for an appointment as FedEx/United Airlines Resident Research Fellow in the Institute for 2011-2012.  The appointment will take effect on August 1, 2011 and run for one year.

The Institute is a Chicago-based academic center for the study of international aviation law and policy and is the first entity of its kind in the United States.  The Fellowship was established in 2005 through the joint support of FedEx and United Airlines.  Additional information regarding the Institute is available online at www.law.depaul.edu/aviation.

Duties will include researching and writing Institute publications, briefing papers, presentations and commentaries on law and policy matters that impact civil aviation worldwide.  Additional duties include maintaining the Institute's aviation law and policy Internet weblog, performing research for the Institute's oral history project on U.S. airline deregulation, involvement in Institute conference activities in the United States and overseas, helping coordinate the Institute's relationships with its international academic, government, and industry partners and briefing the Institute's Advisory Board of distinguished aviation leaders.  The Fellowship may also include adjunct teaching duties, which will be separately compensated.

The successful applicant will have a J.D. degree and solid experience in high-level academic research.  Knowledge of the U.S. and global aviation industry, or academic credentials in the civil aviation field, would be helpful.

Applications from May/June 2011 law school graduates will be considered.  If requested by the Institute during the screening process, such applicants must submit official evidence of successful completion of the J.D. degree program.

Applications must include a cover letter, current resume/C.V. with employment history, writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and an official law school transcript.  Letters of recommendation should be submitted by law school professors, judges, or attorneys to whom an applicant is personally known.  Further, it is strongly suggested that those writing recommendations be individuals from whom the applicant has taken a law school class, or for whom the applicant has worked in a professional capacity.

With the exception of the law school transcript and the letters of recommendation, all application materials must be submitted in a single package.

Applications and all accompanying materials will be accepted for consideration until 4:00 p.m., CDT, on Monday, June 13, 2011.  Applications that are received, or remain incomplete, after this date and time will be discarded.  The selection process will be completed no later than Friday, July 1, 2011 and may include a personal interview.  Application materials are not returnable.

All application materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other correspondence, are to be mailed to:

Stephen B. Rudolph, M.Ed., J.D.
Executive Director
International Aviation Law Institute
DePaul University College of Law
25 E. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604

Stipend is $40,000 for the year.  In addition, and solely at the Institute's option, an additional stipend may be offered for adjunct teaching duties.

All questions and requests for additional information should be sent via email to srudolph@depaul.edu.  Do not submit application materials to this email address, as they will be discarded.

 

Graduate Opportunities

 

Mintz & Fraade P.C. in NYC Seeking Corporate Securities Associate

Mintz & Fraade, P.C. (New York, NY) is seeking a Corporate/Securities associate with 2+ years of experience. The law firm was formed in September 1982 based upon the concept that as a small law firm, they would provide high quality legal work without sacrificing the warm personal relationship which we have with our clients. The firm endeavors to provide a wide variety of expertise in many areas of law including, but not limited to, the following:  

Corporate and Securities

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Tax and Estate Planning/Trusts and Estates 

Expiration Date:        May 18, 2011

Contact:                      Mr. Alan Fraade, Esq.

                        488 Madison Avenue

                        New York, New York 10022

To Apply:                    Fax resume to: 212-486-0701

Duane Morris LLP Seeking Corporate Securities Associate

DUANE MORRIS LLP (Philadelphia, PA) is seeking a Corporate Associate for Florida. Duane Morris LLP, an international law firm with 700+ attorneys, has an opening in its growing Miami office for a corporate associate. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of experience in general mergers and acquisition practice. Stellar academic credentials and large law firm experience preferred. Florida Bar admission required.  

To Apply:                    Please click on the following link to complete an online application: http://www.duanemorris.com/site/careers_currentopportunities.htm

Expiration Date:        April 20, 2011 

Contact:                      Peggy Simoncini

                        One Liberty Place, Suite 4200

                        1650 Market Street

                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 

 

Broad and Cassel is Seeking Commercial Litigation Attorney

Broad and Cassel is looking for a 1-4 year attorney to assist its commercial litigation practice group. The position will focus primarily on matters involving banking and institutional lending practices, including complex and contested foreclosure actions. Candidates will be considered initially for a full-time contract attorney position with the potential for long-term employment.  

Please submit only your cover letter and resume. Candidates who are selected for an interview may be requested to provide additional information (i.e. transcripts and writing samples). 

Expiration Date:        April 25, 2011 

Contact:                      Bobbie Krogman

                        Office Manager

                        100 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 2700

                                    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394

                        http://www.broadandcassel.com/

 

How to Apply:            E-mail resume and cover letter to bkrogman@broadandcassel.com

Additional Opportunities

Butler Pappas - AV-rated, civil litigation defense firm has an opening in its Miami and Tampa offices for a property coverage litigation attorney with two or more years experience. Competitive compensation offered. Please submit resume to Hiring Partner, Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP, 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 500, Tampa 33602, or fax to (813) 281-0900.

Tampa "AV"-rated civil litigation firm seeking litigation attorney. Three to five years personal injury litigation experience required. Strong advocacy & academic skills required. Competitive salary, plus comprehensive benefits package. Send resume to: Hiring Partner, Ogden, Sullivan & O'Connor, PA, 113 S. Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609.

AV-Rated firm in Lakeland searching for an attorney with 0-3 years experience in tax, estate planning, guardianship, and probate. LL.M. or CPA preferred. Top 25% of law school class and relocation to Lakeland is required. Fax cover latter and resume to E. Reynolds at 863-583-0447.

AV-Rated Fort Myers law firm seeks civil litigation attorney with one to four years of experience to join established law firm. For consideration, please submit resume to keithhagman@paveselaw.com.

Growing PBG AV-rated insurance defense firm seeks an attorney with 1-2 years experience in worker's compensation/insurance defense litigation. Salary negotiable and excellent benefits. Please send resumes to Eileen Michelbrink by fax at 561-624-8318 or email to eileen@pallolaw.com.

Litigation Associate - AV-rated Insurance Defense firm seeking attorney for our downtown Orlando office. 0 to 2 yrs experience. Must have Florida Bar License. Send resume "with salary requirements" to Pamela McBride, Bobo, Ciotoli, et al mcbride@bobolaw.com.

Real Estate & Commercial Litigation. Fort Walton Beach law firm seeks Fla. Bar member with minimum of two years experience in real estate or commercial litigation. Construction litigation experience is a plus. Busy practice offers exceptional opportunities for professional growth and partnership. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and salary requirements in confidence to fax: 850-244-4488, or email: mike@crewlaw.com.

CLERKSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR LAW STUDENTS

 

Weinstein & Associates, P.A. Seeking Law Clerk (2L)

    

      Weinstein & Associates, P.A. in Coral Springs is looking for a 2L student as a Law Clerk in the areas of Personal Injury, Civil and Insurance Litigation. Responsibilities include research and writing, preparation for hearings, depositions and trial, client communication. Clerks will have the opportunity to observe all phases of the litigation process.

     

      To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to info@weinstein-law.com. The expiration date is May 3, 2011.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Fall 2011 Law Student Observer Program

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Fall 2011 Law Student Observer Program

Applications accepted on a rolling basis from January 24 to April 25, 2011

The SEC's Law Student Observer Program provides exposure to the workings of the Commission and to the regulation of securities and securities markets. The one-semester volunteer program is open to first-, second-, or third-year law students, or JD/MBA students and LL.M. students selected by representatives of the SEC. Participants are assigned to one of the Divisions or Offices of the SEC at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., or one of its Regional or District Offices Nationwide. In addition to working 15-20 hours a week (local students) or 40-hour weeks (out-of-state students), the students attend seminars as described below. In selecting students, preference will be given to students with excellent academic backgrounds and with courses in corporate and securities law. You may arrange academic credit for this program if offered by your law school.

Student observers are assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission's work. Projects in the past have included the investigation of industry and issuer practices, litigation of civil enforcement actions and the drafting of proposed statutes and rules. Students are expected to establish a working schedule with their supervisors.

Observers participate in a seminar program conducted by the Commission's senior staff and including prominent members of the private bar. The topics for discussion at these seminars are generally chosen to complement rather than duplicate the materials covered in the basic securities regulation courses offered at the participating law schools.

Although students are not employees of the SEC, they are required to abide by the rules of the Commission's Conduct Regulations pertaining to, among other things, securities transactions, conflicts of interest and the confidential nature of information obtained in their work at the SEC. All offers will be contingent on the students disclosing any affiliations outside the classroom that they will have during their internship (including jobs, research assistantships, and other internships) and on a review of the disclosures. For example, it is highly unlikely that a student would be permitted to participate in the intern program at the same time she or he works for an entity regulated by the Commission or for a law or accounting firm that has a securities practice. Students who think their situation may cause a conflict are encouraged to describe their affiliation in their cover letter to avoid any last-minute issues.

To apply, students should submit: 

  •                         A cover letter

  •                         Resume

  •                         Five- to ten-page legal writing sample

  •                         Current courses

  •                         Transcript (law school or for first year students, undergraduate)  

For positions in Washington, DC:

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Attention: Candyce Pare, Student Observer Program 100 F Street, NE Washington, DC 20549-5631

E-mail: PareC@sec.gov

Fax: 202-772-9235

For positions in regional and district offices, send applications directly to the office in which you are interested, Attn: Law Student School Year Internship Coordinator.

Government-wide changes to the security process have extended the time that the Commission needs to process security clearances. Clearances for students who are not U.S. citizens have taken as long as four months. Accordingly those students are encouraged to apply as early as the first weeks of the application window. All early applicants will have the advantage of early consideration and of an earlier clearance if they are accepted. There are no guarantees that slots will remain available for applications submitted in the final weeks. Students are encouraged to scan their application packet and e-mail it to Candyce Pare at PareC@sec.gov.

For positions in Washington DC, applications for the Fall 2011 program will be accepted on a rolling basis from January 24, 2011 to April 25, 2011. Early applications, particularly by April 4, 2011, are recommended. Early applicants may receive preference.

For more information, visit our website: www.sec.gov/jobs.shtml or email Candyce Pare at parec@sec.gov.

American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations Minority Outreach Program

Students with a demonstrated interest in labor law or students that may be interested in the field are encouraged to apply to the LCC Minority Outreach Program.  This program is designed to introduce minority students to the practice of law and to the labor community by providing summer clerkship opportunities with participating firms and union legal departments. 

Please follow this link, http://unionlawyers.aflcio.org/, for more information, a listing of participating employers and employer specific application information and deadlines.  Please note that each organization has its own specific deadline and interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.  Please contact the firms or legal departments directly with any questions or to submit an application.  Be sure to reference "LCC Minority Outreach" in all correspondence.   

Equal Justice Alliance Seeking Students for Internships and Externships

Equal Justice Alliance is a coalition of organizations challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and other similar legislation affecting the civil liberties and First Amendment rights of individuals advocating for animals.

For information about the organization, visit www.equaljusticealliance.org. 

Externships / Internships:  Seeking law students to work full-time (40 hours / week) or part-time (see below) during the following periods: 

Summer 2011 (11 weeks, preferably full-time; if part time, at least 14 hours/week)

Fall 2011 (if part time, at least 8-10 hours/week)

Spring 2012 (if part time, at least 8-10 hours/week) 

Note:  This does not qualify for federal work study programs. 

Duties:

Conduct legal and fact research on civil liberties/rights issues as they relate to protecting the constitutional rights of individuals advocating for animals, including the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and its state analogues.  This will involve researching and analyzing recent cases, laws and law enforcement trends; tracking legal updates for our website; liaising with bar associations, constitutional rights societies and other organizations, and with the legislative communities on the local, state and federal level; and organizing forums at law schools and elsewhere to create awareness.   Working with social networking tools to create legal awareness.

Qualifications:

Required:  excellent legal writing and research and oral communication skills, and facility with Word and Excel.  This is a telecommuting position from anywhere in the U.S. (initial contact is in NYC); therefore, must be able to work independently, be self motivated and work well through telephone conferences.  Access to Lexis/Nexis or Westlaw, and familiarity with social networking tools a plus.   

The 2011 NAPABA Internship with Non-Profit/Legal Organization

Intern will work closely with the NAPABA Policy Director and the Programs Associate in Washington DC.  Internship is unpaid, but NAPABA will support the applicants' efforts to seek academic credit for their work.  Excellent writing skills and attention to detail are required.  Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, hard-working and have an ability to work with a diverse staff. 

Applicants must submit resume, cover letter, list of three references and a writing sample.  Internship will remain open until the position is filled.

Please visit the following website for more information:

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=a9n6dgdab&v=001F21jA-5PIHb4lCttjKWMuhfHhQxPrJAUjHM1i0gmvOuRu2HvCH_aC8xuT0Bvfaupe4we0h-QDhFq3R_rL3REF3Jd8NJblei8ExT-Acr-t7U%3D.

 

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Volunteer Internship Opportunities

The Civil Rights Division offers competitive student volunteer internship positions in Washington, D.C. each academic semester, including the summer, for both law and undergraduate students. Interns gain a unique and exciting view of the work and mission of the Division.

The Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in voting, education, employment, housing, police services, public accommodations and facilities, and federally funded and conducted programs.

Interns will assist Division attorneys or specialists in legal and factual research, prepare documents and exhibits, interview witnesses, summarize depositions, analyze records, and other case-related work. Some sections may also involve interns in policy-related assignments. Given the nature of the work and the high quality of its staff, the Division expects interns to be able to grasp issues quickly, complete work thoroughly and accurately, and write clearly and concisely. These positions are without compensation or may be used for work-study credit.

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens; dual citizens will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The following students are eligible to apply: undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time; first-year (second semester), second- and third-year law students; and law school graduates who are enrolled in graduate law programs (e.g., LL.M. programs) at least half-time. All students must be in good academic standing and will be required to provide official documentation from their school. First-year, first-semester law students may apply after December 1 for internships the following summer.

How to Apply

Interested students should submit a resume, brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages), transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and a cover letter describing your specific qualifications, listing the section where you want to be considered, and providing the time period you are available to work. Applications must be e-mailed to crt.volunteervacancies@usdoj.gov or faxed to (202) 305-9667. Please include Volunteer Internship in the subject line of your communication.

Click on http://www.justice.gov/crt/sec_desc.php to learn more about the work of the individual sections in the Division, which ones are recruiting for student volunteer interns, their specific expectations and requirements, and application deadlines.

For additional information on available internships for the fall 2010 term, please visit the Division's new Volunteer Internship Opportunities page at  http://www.justice.gov/crt/vol_intern_opps.php.

JUDICIAL OPPORTUNITIES 

 

Justice R. Fred Lewis is Accepting Applications

Justice R. Fred Lewis of the Florida Supreme Court is accepting applications at present for an opening in August 2012.

Application Procedure

  • cover letter, including statement of interest
  • resume, including GPA and class rank
  • writing sample
  • list of references
  • transcripts (law school and undergraduate)

Qualifications: Staff Attorney Position

Primary selection criteria: Class rank; law review or comparable; writing and research experience.

Applications accepted beginning: One year or more in advance

Number of clerkships available: 1

Position length: 2 years

Florida Bar Exam Required

Salary

The minimum salary for staff attorneys is $49,352.28. Appointments above the minimum may be made based on experience, but positions usually are filled at the minimum due to budget constraints. Appointments are 10% below the minimum ($44,417.88) if the individual is not a member of the Florida Bar. 

Please return to:

Gail Posey
Judicial Assistant to Justice R. Fred Lewis
The Florida Supreme Court
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1925
Phone: 850/488-0007

Fall 2011 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students

Applications for the Fall 2011 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students are now available. Copies of the application materials are attached and may also be picked up in the CDO, Room A112.  The deadline to submit application materials to me is Monday, April 18th at 5:00 pm.   

If you have questions regarding the Program you may contact me and/or listen to the podcast from the recent summer 2011 program information session, located here:  http://www.law.miami.edu/webcast/video.php?location=Departments&stream=20110210_CDO_InternProgram.mp3&width=480&height=270&page=.

Summer Course Selection - Advanced Legal Writing: Judicial Clerkships

Summer Course Selection - Advanced Legal Writing: Judicial Clerkships (3 credits - May 31 to July 21)

This course will introduce students to judicial clerkships and will focus on the practical steps necessary to secure a clerkship, from polishing writing samples, résumés and cover letters to obtaining strong recommendations and landing interviews.  Importantly, the course will prepare students for the various types of advanced legal writing they will encounter in judicial clerkships and for the unique demands placed on judicial clerks.  Students will have the opportunity to meet and learn from judges, former judicial clerks, and experienced attorneys as they work on assignments related to a civil case progressing through Florida's Third District Court of Appeal.  Through guest lectures and other writing assignments, which include an order granting a motion to dismiss, students will experience some of the challenges faced by clerks at United States district courts and courts of appeals.

State Court Judicial Law Clerk Applications - Consider Your Options Now!

Since state courts often hire earlier than federal courts, NOW is the time to review the Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships (www.vermontlaw.edu/Resources/Judicial_Clerkship_and_Internship_Resources.htm).  The site is password protected, so please email your CDO advisor for this information. For example, the New Hampshire Supreme Court is already accepting applications for fall 2012 clerks (Symplicity ID#7812).  Students clerking for state supreme courts get a terrific background in civil and criminal law issues, and have a chance to do appellate level work.  State courts offer a fabulous clerkship opportunity for students and should not be discounted or overlooked as you consider your post-graduate employment options.

Supreme Court of New Hampshire Law Clerk Positions for 2012 - 2013

Supreme Court of New Hampshire

Law Clerk Positions 2012 - 2013

Judicial clerkships with the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord, New Hampshire will be filled for employment to begin in late August 2012.  Each of the five justices of the Supreme Court has two law clerks who work closely with the justice in the process of researching and writing opinions.  The annual salary is currently $51,624.00, plus certain benefits.

The deadline for filing application materials is August 1, 2011, but applicants are encouraged to file early.  Interviews will be held in September 2011. Successful candidates will demonstrate an excellent writing and research background. Admission to the New Hampshire Bar is not a requirement for the law clerk position.

Applicants who either possess a law degree or are candidates for a law degree in 2012 should mail one copy of their application materials to Mrs. Margaret Haskett, Executive Secretary to the Chief Justice, N.H. Supreme Court, One Charles Doe Drive, Concord, NH 03301 (603-271-2646).  Electronic applications are not accepted.  Application materials should include a cover letter, a resume, the names of three references with contact information, a law school transcript and a writing sample of not more than ten pages in length.

For further information on the clerkship positions, please contact Margaret Haskett by e-mail at MHaskett@courts.state.nh.us or by phone (603-271-2646).

Federal Judicial Clerkship Opportunities

 

The following judges have added new clerkship positions: 

 

United States Bankruptcy Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Term: 2 Years

Applications accepted: Apr 6, 2011 - Jan 31, 2012; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge J. Forrester, United States District Court, Atlanta, GA

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Apr 4, 2011 - Jul 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2011

 

Judge John Tinder, United States Court of Appeals, Indianapolis, IN

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 7, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Morton Greenberg, United States Court of Appeals, Trenton, NJ

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 8, 2011 - Sep 16, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge John Gleeson, United States District Court, Brooklyn, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 8, 2011 - Apr 30, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2011

 

Judge Sharon Ovington, United States District Court, Dayton, OH

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 8, 2011 - Jun 3, 2011; Term Start: Sep 15, 2011

 

Judge Priscilla Owen, United States Court of Appeals, Austin, TX

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 7, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge Betty Fletcher, United States Court of Appeals, Seattle, WA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 5, 2011 - Aug 1, 2012; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012 

 

Judge Neil Wake, United States District Court, Phoenix, AZ

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 30, 2011 - Sep 6, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge Oscar Judge, United States District Court, Phoenix, AZ

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 28, 2011 - May 30, 2011; Term Start: Jul 23, 2012

 

Judge Neil Wake, United States District Court, Phoenix, AZ

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Mar 30, 2011 - Sep 6, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge Philip Gutierrez, United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 1, 2011 - Oct 31, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Timothy Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals, Denver, CO

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 28, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 30, 2012

 

Judge Oscar Test, United States District Court, Washington, DC

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 1, 2011 - Dec 23, 2011; Term Start: Jan 18, 2012

 

Judge Nancy Firestone, United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, DC

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Mar 28, 2011 - Oct 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Catherine Blake, United States District Court, Baltimore, MD

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 29, 2011 - Sep 15, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Patrick Schiltz, United States District Court, Minneapolis, MN

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Mar 29, 2011 - Sep 23, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge Robert Cowen, United States Court of Appeals, Trenton, NJ

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 1, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 4, 2012

 

Judge Paul Crotty, United States District Court, New York, NY

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 30, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011; Term Start: Aug 31, 2012

 

Judge Laura Swain, United States District Court, New York City, NY

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Mar 30, 2011 - Nov 1, 2011; Term Start: Sep 1, 2012

 

Judge Edwin Kosik, United States District Court, Scranton, PA

Term: 2 Years; Applications accepted: Mar 29, 2011 - Nov 11, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge William Smith, United States District Court, Providence, RI

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 30, 2011 - Dec 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2012

 

Judge Jerry Smith, United States Court of Appeals, Houston, TX

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Apr 1, 2011 - Jul 15, 2011; Term Start: Aug 15, 2012

 

Judge Zack Hawthorn, United States District Court, Beaumont, TX

Term: 1 Year; Applications accepted: Mar 30, 2011 - Jul 1, 2011; Term Start: Aug 1, 2011

 

Please visit the OSCAR website for additional information and instructions at https://oscar.symplicity.com/.

GOVERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES

State Senator Eleanor Sobel Seeking Legislative Assistant Position

State Senator Eleanor Sobel is currently accepting resumes for an open Legislative Assistant position in her district office.  Senator Sobel represents Florida's 31st Senate District, which includes parts of Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, Cooper City, Plantation, Davie, Dania Beach, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Miramar and Fort Lauderdale. 

This position is focused on assisting the Senator in all legislative, policy and administrative efforts.  Responsibilities may include drafting legislation, filing bills and amendments, researching legislation and policy, drafting talking points or press releases, and addressing constituent concerns. This job is ideal for someone with experience or interest in government, public policy or the legislative process. The ability to utilize the assets of the office and a strong desire to help our constituents are also a must. 

Legal experience and a law degree are not a requirement but the skills associated with a law-based background will be extremely valuable. Education in the social sciences and public administrative are also helpful for obtaining this position. 

Salary is commensurate with experience and education, with the final determination made by Senate Administration.  Employment is at the pleasure of the Senator but in this position you will be employed by the State of Florida. 

To apply, email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to learner.zachary.s31@flsenate.gov.  

Expiration Date:            April 30, 2011

Miami Dade SAO Seeks an Assistant State Attorney

ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY, LEGAL DIVISION

MIAMI-DADE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 

The Legal Division of the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office provides pretrial and trial support for the assistants.  Duties include researching and being able to orally provide legal support for assistants in court, as well as writing motions on investigative, pretrial and trial issues; handling post-conviction motions; researching, writing and arguing appellate briefs and petitions; attending trials of complex cases. 

Minimum 5 years of extensive criminal experience, with appellate experience required. Salary will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $55,000 to $65,000 per annum.  The full package of State benefits accompanies this position.  Please submit your resume, writing sample and salary requirement by May 13, 2011 via U.S. mail to: 

Penny Brill

Assistant State Attorney

Chief, Legal Division

1350 N.W. 12 Avenue

Miami, FL   33136

(305)547-0860

Or via email to: PennyBrill@MiamiSAO.com

U.S. Department of Homeland Security in San Francisco Seeking Privacy Analyst

U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security, USOPM San Francisco Services Branch (San Francisco, CA) is seeking a Privacy Analyst.  

Requirements:

U. S. Citizenship is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security Clearance. Relocation expenses will not be paid. Overnight travel 1-5 nights a month required. Appointment subject to availability of funds. Selectee will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement. Develop and support the development of privacy impact assessments. Knowledge of laws and regulations regarding the Privacy Act, E-Government Act, Homeland Security Act, Federal Information Security Management Act and other federal privacy and security laws and statutes. Ability to apply discretion and judgment when dealing with sensitive issues, research and analyze sensitive and complex data and systems related to privacy issues; oral communication, written communication. 

Application Process:

Resume, Supporting Documents, Assessment Questionnaire. See Instructions on website. Apply online: https://applicationmanager.gov (vacancy id# 460233) or fax:  1.478.757.3144.

The Pennsylvania Attorney General is Recruiting for a Deputy Attorney General III

The Pennsylvania Attorney General in Harrisburg, PA is seeking a Deputy Attorney General III in the practice areas of Civil, Criminal - Prosecution and Public Interest. 

This is advanced professional work rendering legal services of a difficult nature. Employees in this class work independently in most cases or under minimum guidance in complex, varied and exceptional cases of particular significance. Employees appear in trial and appellate courts. Positions allocated to this class differ from those allocated to the Deputy Attorney General II class in the complexity of legal work involved and the minimal amount of guidance received.  

The minimum qualifications for this class are graduation from an accredited law school, admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and three years of progressively responsible experience in professional legal work. 

This position expires on June 30, 2011. Apply online at http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/theoffice.aspx?id=172.

PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES

Capital City Fellows Program

Position:          CAPITAL CITY FELLOWS PROGRAM (CCFP)

Location:        Washington, DC 

Description:    The Office will hire 10-25 3Ls and Recent Grads (graduated within 2 years prior to October 2011) for its 2-year Capital City Fellows Program, which begins in October, 2011. Permanent employment is possible, but not guaranteed. In 2009, 15 Fellows were hired out of 189 applications; 2 were law students. Beginning salary is $50,000, with a 4% increase in the second year. Designed for those with an interest in administration, local government, and policy development, the Fellowship offers four 6-month rotations in a variety of agencies, including the Office of City Administrator; Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs; Office of Citizen Complaint Review; Department of Health; Department of Human Services; Metropolitan Police Department; Office of Personnel; Office of Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development; Office of Chief Financial Officer; Department of Motor Vehicles; and District Department of Transportation. Placements are based on need, as well as skills and preferences. In addition to on-the-job training, Fellows meet with high-level city officials, and participate in educational and professional development seminars. 

Requirements:   Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in public service, minimum 3.5 GPA, capacity for leadership and future professional growth. A connection or commitment to the District is also viewed favorably. Within 180 days of beginning work, Fellows must become residents of the District. U.S. citizenship is not required, but non-citizens must provide documentation of identity and employment eligibility (the Program cannot sponsor visas). APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit application (available on-line); resume (2-page maximum); transcript; and 3 references, including 1 personal and 1 professional reference (reference forms available on-line) between Mar. 11, 2011 and Fri., May 13, 2011. Selected candidates will be contacted by June 3 for all-day, in-person interviews (consisting of individual and group interviews, and writing assessment) conducted in June. All candidates will be notified of decisions in late July.

Submit by Mail ONLY:

Program Manager,

Capital City Fellows Program Workforce Development Administration

441 4th Street, NW, Suite 850

North Washington, DC 20001

202-727-1523

capcity.fellows@dc.gov

 

Applications are now Available for the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee

Applications are now available for the Equal Justice Works National Advisory Committee ("NAC") at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/nac

The National Advisory Committee ("NAC") seeks to recruit three (3) new law student members and three (3) law school professional (faculty and staff) members to serve two-year terms from August 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013.   

The NAC provides a vehicle through which students and professionals at Equal Justice Works member law schools help advance the organization's goal of having students develop a lifelong commitment of working on behalf of under-represented individuals, communities and causes. 

Additional information about the NAC including a list of current members is available at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/about/national-advisory-committee.

Current NAC members represent the following schools:

·        Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

·        Boston University School of Law

·        California Western School of Law

·        DePaul University College of Law

·        Lewis and Clark University School of Law

·        Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

·        Rutgers University Law School at Camden

·        Texas Tech University School of Law

·        The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law

·        Thomas Jefferson School of Law

·        University of Alabama School of Law

·        University of Houston Law Center

·        University of Miami School of Law

·        University of Southern California Law School

The California Western School of Law in San Diego is Offering the Chile Summer Program for 2011

The California Western School of Law in San Diego is pleased to offer the Chile Summer Program ("CSP") for 2011. All students of the Human Rights Clinic will be particularly interested in the CSP because of the international focus, coupled with classes such as Intro to Latin American Legal Culture, International Environmental Law, International Trafficking in Humans, and Free Trade and Fair Trade in the Americas. Participation is welcome to law students of any ABA approved law school. Registration is limited, so we want to be sure to get the word out as quickly as possible to give every student the best opportunity to be admitted.

The Chile Summer Program places students in the heart of Latin America's quest for justice and the struggle over globalization. Whether it is human rights litigation, legal reforms, or economic development, Chile has long been a leader in Latin America. In Santiago, a city of more than six million people, students will experience the reform process first-hand with leaders from the legal sector, including human rights advocates, senior police officials, and Supreme Court judges. Workshops and site visits will introduce students to new trends in social justice and the role that expanding free trade has played in Latin America. Courses in international and comparative law, taught by U.S. law professors and leading Chilean scholars and practitioners, will provide frameworks for understanding the globalization of law and legal practice - in the laboratory that Santiago and its environs provide. Excellent ski resorts, thermal baths, wineries, coastal getaways, and top-end hiking are within a ninety-minute drive from Santiago.

The Chile Summer Program is divided into two sessions - the first features two short intensive courses and the second is comprised of another two short intensive courses that reflect the region's legal culture and explore the challenges that come with globalization. The faculty from the four members of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education (www.cile.edu) are involved as instructors, supplemented by local law professors, lawyers and judges who provide occasional lectures. There will also be several trips as well as extra-curricular activities that take advantage of Chile's natural beauty and proximity to winter sport activities. Non-program optional trips to countries in the region may also be organized.

For more information, please visit http://www.proyectoacceso.com/Chile_Summer_Program_2010/index.html.

The Brennan Center for Justice Seeking Counsel for Democracy Program

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.  Our work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution - part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group - the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector. 

Position: The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is seeking three attorneys to work in the Brennan Center's Democracy Program.  The Program seeks to bring the ideal of representative self-government closer to reality, by eliminating barriers to full and equal political participation and by striving to ensure that public policy and institutions represent and reflect the diverse voices and interests that make for a rich and energetic democracy.

These positions may focus on voting rights and election reform (including practices likely to suppress the vote and have a disproportionate impact on communities of color); money in politics, including managing current constitutional litigation defending state and federal campaign finance reforms; integrity of the judicial system; and/or redistricting.  Ideally, the positions will commence in June 2011 or soon afterward.

Qualifications: The Center is looking to hire three attorneys, with experience ranging from two years of legal experience and up.  For one position, they prefer a candidate with six or more years of litigation experience. The ideal candidates will have a J.D.; several years of legal experience (including clerkships, if any) in the private sector, government, academia or policy advocacy; and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Excellent writing skills (for a variety of audiences, including legal, legislative, journalistic and public), as well as excellent analytic, strategic and research skills; creativity, versatility, and flexibility; organizational skills; and the ability to deal with diverse clients and allies and to coordinate work effectively with other entities will be required.  Demonstrated commitment to the public interest field a real plus. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. 

Applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. To apply, visit http://brennancenter.theresumator.com/apply/u0zDNq/Counsel-Democracy-Program.html?source=staff. Please upload (where it says "attach resume") as one document the following application materials: cover letter, resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: brennancenterjobs@nyu.edu with "Democracy Attorney" in the subject line, after registering in the online system.

JOB FAIRS

UM List of Job Fairs and Related Information

University of Miami School of Law participates in numerous job fairs with other law schools and organizations.  These programs give students increased access to a broad range of employers and help accommodate employers unable to travel to University of Miami School of Law for on-campus interviews.  Students interested in getting exposure to employers outside of Florida should consider attending job fairs.  All job fairs have strict deadlines that must be adhered to.  Please review the job fairs available to you and make note of any deadlines.  For more information, please contact the advisor listed for a particular job fair. 

Pre-Registration:  For some job fairs you will be required to pre-register with the CDO in order to receive important information including participating employers and deadlines.  Pre-registration does not mean you are committing to participating in and attending the job fair.  Rather, pre-registration simply means that you are interested in receiving materials about the job fair and are considering applying.  To pre-register to receive job fair information, please submit a pre-registration form to the CDO.  Pre-registration forms are available from your CDO advisor.

Job Fair and Location(s)

Date

 Registration Deadline

Job Fair Information and Eligible Class Years

CDO Contact

ABA Career Fair and Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

August 5

July 11

Open to 2L and 3L students.  Students must register for the annual meeting to participate in the Career Fair.  www.abanet.org/lsd/career

Cristina Ortega

cortega@law.miami.edu

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair, San Francisco, CA

TBD

TBD

Open to rising 2L students.  www.sfbar.org/diversity/career_fair.asp

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

The Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair, Boston, MA and Washington, DC

August 18 (DC); 25 (MA)

July 11

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls of color interested in working in Boston for their post-graduate career. There is a networking reception the evening before each job fair. www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Delaware Minority Job Fair, Wilmington, DE

August 13

May 12

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  The purpose of this job fair is to increase diversity in the Delaware bar.      

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Equal Justice Works Career Fair, Washington, DC

October 20-21

TBD

Open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and alumni.  The job fair typically brings together over 200 public interest employers. www.equaljusticeworks.org/careerfair.

Sajani Desai

sdesai@law.miami.edu 

Florida Bar Solo and Small Firm Interview Program, Weston, FL

April 1-2

March 11

Open to all students and recent graduates interested in interviewing with small firms in Florida.       

Amy Perez

agperez@law.miami.edu

Florida Public Defender Association Career Fair, Orlando, FL

No event in 2011

N/A

Open to rising 3Ls, recent graduates and attorneys interested in a law career in public service.

Diane Quick

dquick@law.miami.edu

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, Kansas City, MO

August

5-6

May 20 (early)

Open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and Class of 2011 graduates.  Designed to expose diverse law students to traditional and non-traditional legal employers.   www.heartlanddiversity.org/StudentReg.htm

 Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Hispanic National Bar Association Career Fair, Dallas, TX

September 9

TBD

Open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students.  www.hnba.com.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

IMPACT Legal Recruitment Program for Students with Disabilities, Washington, DC area

August 12

July 10

Open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and graduates with disabilities.  www.law.arizona.edu/impact

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

August 18-19

July 18

Open to 2L students graduating in 2012 who represent all aspects of diversity and are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city.  Two scholarships will also be awarded.

Diane Quick

dquick@law.miami.edu

Lavender Law Career Fair, Los Angeles, CA

September 8

August 1 (early); 15

Open to rising 2L and 3L lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.  www.lavenderlaw.org/careerfair.html.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Los Angeles Interview Program (LAIP), Los Angeles, CA

August 11

April 19 (pre-registration)

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  Students must pre-register with the CDO in April in order to receive information about this job fair.

Diane Quick dquick@law.miami.edu

Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Involvement Section's Annual Job Fair (New Orleans, LA)

March 25; August 20

March 24; June 20

Open to all students (spring), 2Ls and 3Ls (fall).  Spring program is virtual and specifically targets students outside the top 1/3 of class. 

www.lsba.org/diversity/.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Making the Difference Public Service Career and Internship Fair (Washington, DC)

TBD

TBD

Open to all students and graduates from the last five years interested in interviewing with federal agencies. Not exclusive to law school students/graduates nor are available positions solely legal.  www.makingthedifference.org/federaljobs/careerfair.shtml

Diane Quick

dquick@law.miami.edu

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, Minneapolis, MN

August 5

TBD

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in interviewing with the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.  www.diversityinpractice.org/

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Nat'l Black Law Students Association Regional Job Fairs

TBD

TBD

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  For more information about the regional job fairs, please visit www.nblsa.org in June 2011.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Nat'l Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair, Minneapolis, MN

July 26

May 20 (early)

Open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and graduates. www.blackprosecutors.org/conference.html.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Northwest Minority Job Fair, Seattle, WA

 

August 27

April 30

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  Fosters access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

NYU International Student Interview Program, New York, NY

January 28-29

October 2010

Open to foreign-trained attorneys enrolled in LL.M. programs in the United States.  www1.law.nyu.edu/depts/careerservices/isip/.

Yazmyne Vasquez

yvasquez@law.miami.edu

Patent Law Job Fair, Chicago, IL

July 28-29

March 7

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  Most participating employers require that students be eligible for, or have passed, the patent bar examination.

Karen Warren

kwarren@law.miami.edu

 

Rocky Mountain Diversity Career Fair, Denver, CO

September 9

Opens April 15

Open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and Class of 2011 graduates. www.rmdlcf.com.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF), Atlanta, GA

July 26

April 25

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in practicing intellectual property law.  www.law.gsu.edu/careers/sipjf/

Karen Warren

kwarren@law.miami.edu

Southeastern Law Placement Consortium (SELPC), Atlanta, GA

August 12

April 19 (pre-registration)

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  This job fair features employers from around the country.  www.selpc.orgStudents must pre-register with the CDO in April in order to receive information about this job fair.

Marcy Cox

mcox@law.miami.edu

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF), Atlanta, GA

July 29-30

April 19 (pre-registration)

Open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and Class of 2011 graduates.  www.semjf.orgStudents must pre-register with the CDO in April in order to receive information about this job fair.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

 

Tri State Diversity Recruitment Program, Covington, KY

August 19-20

August 5

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in interviewing with law firms and corporations in the Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana region. 

www.greenebaum.com, select the "diversity" tab.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

 

Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Fair, Washington, DC & Los Angeles, CA

July 26 (LA); 29 (DC)

TBD

Open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and graduates.  www.vault.com/legaldiversity/.

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Virginia Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, Richmond, VA

August 20

July 1

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in practicing in Virginia.  http://www.vba.org/

Lori Lorenzo

llorenzo@law.miami.edu

Washington DC Interview Program (WDCIP), Washington, DC

August 9

April 19 (pre-registration)

Open to rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  Students must pre-register with the CDO in April in order to receive information about this job fair.

Diane Quick dquick@law.miami.edu

Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair

The Heartland Diversity Job Fair takes place August 5-6 and is open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and class of 2011 graduates. The  Fair is designed to expose students to both traditional and non-traditional employers.  For more information visit: http://www.heartlanddiversity.org/studentreg/htmRegistration deadline is May 20, 2011.

Lavender Law Career Fair

The Lavender Law Job Fair is open to rising 2L and 3L lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and in 2011 will be held in Los Angeles, California on September 8.  For more information please visit: www.lavenderlaw.org/careerfair.htmlRegistration deadlines are August 1 (early registration) and August 15.

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston & Washington Job Fairs for Law Students of Color

The Boston Job fair will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at the InterContinental Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA. The Washington, D.C. Job Fair will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

In addition to the job fairs, the Boston Lawyers Group ("BLG") will host networking receptions for selected students. Registration for the fair is open April 1, - July 11, 2011. For more information, please visit www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com and click on "Employment Opportunities."

The Delaware Minority Job Fair for 2L and 3L Students

This year's Job Fair will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011, in Wilmington, Delaware. The Job Fair is open to all second and third-year law students seeking positions in Delaware for the summer of 2012 and fall of 2013. Interested students must complete and return an application form, along with their resumes and college and law school transcripts to the Job Fair Administrator by Wednesday, April 28, 2011. All questions can be directed to Kara P. Zidek, Job Fair Administrator at (302) 571-5006.

The Northwest Minority Job Fair

This event will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2011 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, in K&L Gates' Seattle offices, located at 925 4th Avenue, Suite 2900. Job Fair participants are also encouraged to attend the Fair luncheon held at 12:00 p.m., featuring a local guest speaker. Applications for the fair are due April 30, 2011. Please see website for more information www.NWMJF.org.

The Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair

Full-time 2L law students representing all aspects of diversity are invited to participate in the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.  In addition to the opportunity to interview with more than 20 firm, government and corporate legal employers, three (3) student attendees will each be presented with a $2500 scholarship. 

This job fair is Thursday and Friday, August 18-19, 2011 and registration includes student reception on the first night of the job fair.  For more information, including registration information, and a list of participating employers from the 2010 job fair please see the flyer located on the Symplicity Document Library/Student Portal. 

The deadline to register to participate is July 18, 2011.