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  December 14, 2012 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Football fans are sure to scramble for a chance at winning a $5,000 VIP package for two to attend Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Halftime show performed by Grammy Award Winner, Beyonce. Drawing will be held at a VIP Cocktail Reception on January 3, 2013, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Chesterfield Smith Building, 3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, call 305-284-8011.

The 15th Annual Health Law Writing Competition
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., a national firm engaged in the practice of health care and life sciences law, is pleased to announce its Fifteenth Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law. Cash prizes will be awarded for the three best papers. Entrants should take advantage of the fact that health law is a very broad and diverse field, encompassing aspects of almost every area of law. Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials). Entries in the top 20 percent will be considered for publication in the Annals of Health Law, which is published by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. All entries for the Fifteenth Annual Health Law Writing Competition are due by January 25, 2013.

American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry 2013 Midwinter Meeting
The ABA Forum on the Construction Industry will hold its MidWinter Meeting in Naples, Florida, from January 31st to February 1st 2013. The topic will be 'Making Dollars and Sense of Construction Damages.' Law students are encouraged to attend at a discounted price of $50. It should be a great opportunity to not only learn, but also to mingle with construction attorneys from all over Florida and around the U.S. Please see the brochure on the Symplicity Document Library for additional information under GENERAL RESOURCES: ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 2013 Midwinter Meeting.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Tuesday, January 22:
First Day of Classes
Return to spring 2013 semester.

Wednesday, January 30:
Speed Networking Reception
This event will take place in the Student Lounge from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Monday, February 4:
Becker Poliakoff Scholarship Luncheon and Panel Presentation
The luncheon is scheduled in Room E-265 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday Febraury 6:
Breakfast With Barristers (Judicial)
This function takes place in the Faculty Meeting Room from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.


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  Monday, January 7:
The Annual National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Diversity Task Force (DTF) Diversity Summer Fellowship Program
For the fourth year of the Diversity Summer Fellowship Program, students from underrepresented populations enrolled in the 2012-2013 academic year and in good academic standing at an accredited law school are encouraged to apply. Applications are online on the NACDL website. Through the Fellowship Program, NACDL and DTF support diversity in the next generations of criminal defense practitioners. With members in every state and from many nations, the NACDL mission is to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime; foster the integrity, independence and expertise of the criminal defense profession; and promote the proper and fair administration of criminal justice. It provides opportunities for attorneys to connect, share information and learn from one another. These efforts build on the NACDL long-standing commitment to students that have included the initiation of student memberships and the Cathy Bennett Mock Trial Competition.

Friday, January 11:
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD): Summer 2013 Internship Program
The AAPD has announced its 2013 internship program, which is open to people with disabilities that are undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates. The program is a paid, 10-week internship that offers both public and private sector opportunities. The internship offers housing and paid travel to Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 18:
Peggy Browning Fund Summer 2013 Fellowships
The mission of the Peggy Browning Fund (PBF) is to educate law students about the rights and needs of workers. Since its first Summer Fellowship Program in 1998, the prestige of a Peggy Browning Fellowship has become widely recognized. Students have been consistently enthusiastic about the invaluable experience they gained. Many law firms, labor unions and nonprofit organizations serving workers have reported that, because of the program reputation and their experience with our Fellows, they consider a Peggy Browning Fellowship as an especially important credential.

Wednesday, March 13:
FCBA Foundation Funding of Unpaid Communications-Related Legal Internships
For the 20th consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. In 2013, the Foundation will award several stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless and information technology). In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer called the 'Max Paglin Award.' Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC, and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive legislative history of the Communications Act.


  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That The CDO Stays Open During Winter Break?
If you need to see an advisor or utilize the services of the CDO, please visit us during the break!