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  March 23, 2012 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The Application for the 2012 Summer Institutes at Capital University Law School is Now Available
Capital University Law School welcomes Summer Institute visiting student applications from students who are in good standing at an accredited law school in the United States (for Summer Dispute Resolution Institute, Summer Adoption Law Institute and Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute). The application for the 2012 Summer Institutes is now available. Any student interested in adoption and child welfare topics should consider registering for either, or both! The Institutes were organized by the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School. For law school students only, SALI will provide a comprehensive foundation of adoption law. The Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute (ICWI) will take place July 30 through August 3, and the Summer Adoption Law Institute (SALI) will take place August 6 through 10 at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Both courses are dynamic, one-week intensive two credit hour classes.

Equal Justice Works Provides Information on Loan Repayment Assistance and Relief Programs Such As Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness
The current session is titled "Get Your Educational Loans Forgiven: Public Service Loan Forgiveness" on Friday, March 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. Please visit the website for schedule of free, live webinars that teach you how these programs work, and to register for an upcoming session.

Visit PSLawNet for Great Resources and Information
PSLawNet, the largest online career center for public service law jobs, is a NALP public service initiative and is supported by over 200 law schools that give their law students and alumni free access to the site. PSLawNet offers more than 13,000 employer organization profiles; over 1,100 job opportunity postings, including internships, postgraduate fellowships and full-time positions for attorneys ranging from entry- to executive-level; a robust Career Central filled with information about different types of public service jobs, job search resources, including tips on resumes, cover letters, networking and interviewing, summer job financing opportunities and a public interest career fair calendar; an application deadline calendar for postgraduate fellowships and background information on postgraduate fellowships; international public interest law resources; and the PSLawNet blog with daily posts on public interest news and developments, featured jobs and career tips and advice.

U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Informational Handouts Available in the CDO
Hard copy handouts of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Informational Session presented on campus on March 1st are now available in the CDO Resource Room. The handouts include information regarding foreign service specialist, student programs, civil service and diplomacy. Interested students may visit the CDO and pick up copies now.

Public Interest Student Service & Outstanding Community Partner Awards Nominations due Friday, March 30th
Miami Law is pleased to invite nominations for the Public Interest Service 3L Student Awards and the Outstanding Community Partner Award. The aim of these awards is to recognize student and community partner who best exemplify the Law School's vibrant tradition of extensive service to the community and the profession.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Tuesday, March 27:
Speed Networking Event
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Alma Jennings Student Lounge. The Career Development Office of the University of Miami School of Law cordially invites you to participate in the Speed Networking Program & Reception. The Speed Networking Program & Reception is an invaluable opportunity for students to meet practitioners and to learn about different practice areas. If you have any questions, please contact Luevenia Sterling at the CDO.

Wednesday, March 28:
Spencer Aronfeld Going Solo Program
12:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m., Room F-108. Join Spencer Aronfeld (JD '91), a successful alumnus and one of our most dynamic speakers,as he gives his annual, highly acclaimed presentation, "Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Opening Your Own Shop." This is a fun, energetic and extremely informative program, which is one of the most popular with students each and every year. Pizza will be served. We hope to see you there.

Friday, March 30:
1L Diversity Luncheon
12:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m., Room A-110. Please join Sidley Austin attorneys Stanley Stallworth and Kerriann Mills in a candid and insightful discussion of life in big law. This is your chance to ask the questions you cannot ask in an interview: Is there really such a thing as work-life balance? How much work is 2000 billable hours anyway? How cold do Chicago winters get? And much, much more! Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, April 3:
Judicial Clerkships Kick-Off Reception
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Student Lounge. In attendance will be federal and state judges, current and former clerks, faculty members and law students. It will be an opportunity for you to interact with judges and clerks, and to ask questions regarding applying and interviewing for clerkships. The event promises to be an invaluable networking opportunity for anyone who is interested in working as a judicial law clerk.

Wednesday, April 4:
Toppel Career Symposium
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Newman Alumni Center.

Thursday, April 5:
Round Table Discussion of Diversity in the Law
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Student Lounge.This round table discussion will cover a variety of topics that impact LGBT students, attorneys and allies, and will address specific issues of importance to the LGBT legal community. Includes reception.

Wednesday, April 11:
Judicial Clerkships Nuts & Bolts Application Workshop
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Room F-108. This is an important meeting for all 2Ls who will be applying for post-graduate judicial clerkships, beginning this summer. We will be covering information critical to the application process, including the timeline for applying to state and federal judges, the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR), as well as your application documents (e.g. resumes, cover letters, writing samples and letters of recommendation). Pizza will be served.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Saturday, March 31:
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau Announces Openings for Summer Counsel Positions for Summer 2012
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau would like to announce openings for Summer Counsel positions for Summer 2012. Each year, the Bureau hires approximately 15 1L and 2L students to take over full caseloads for the summer. Summer Counsel are supervised by Clinical Instructors at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau who work collaboratively with Summer Counsel to develop case strategy and advocacy plans. All Summer Counsel will actively engage in multiple stages of trial advocacy, including factual investigation, settlement negotiations, and legal research and writing, and 2L Summer Counsel will practice in court arguing motions and conducting other oral advocacy under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03. The position is 40 hours per week for 14 weeks (May 21st to August 24th) with 2 weeks of vacation.

Saturday, March 31:
Externship With Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade County Health Department Branch
Intern/Externs are responsible for a variety of legal activities including drafting administrative complaints, motions and preparing legal memoranda on a variety of public health topics. Please include in your cover letter a paragraph describing the area of public health or environmental public health you find most interesting. See Symplicity Job Posting #9390.
Saturday, April 14:
Daycon Group in Miami Seeking 3L for Internship
Daycon Group, a Miami, FL based public company, is seeking to employ a third year law student to work in their Legal Department on a part time basis. See Symplicity Job Posting #9395.

Monday, April 30:
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Fall 2012 Volunteer Legal Internship Program
Legal interns/externs are called upon to conduct legal research on a variety of environmental and administrative law issues, as well as issues involving Indian law. The Office resolves appeals under the Freedom of Information Act and is also home to the Ethics Office. Students typically draft legal memoranda, briefs and motions, and assist with discovery in active federal cases. Students may participate in conference calls and strategy sessions with other agency counsel, including Justice Department lawyers and agency officials. There may be additional opportunities to attend hearings and meetings in the Washington, D.C. area. To be considered for the Legal Internship Program, you must submit your application via email. This opportunity is also viewable on Symplicity as Job Posting #9310.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That a Business Card is a Simple and Professional Way to Network With Attorneys and Provide Important Contact Information?
If you would like to purchase business cards, ask your CDO advisor or stop by the CDO.