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  September 28, 2012 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Important Information About The Presidential Management Fellowship
The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) requires applicants to have obtained a graduate or professional degree within the previous two years. Starting this year, there is a self-nomination process; applicants are no longer required to have a school sponsor. The positions are two-year duration with conversion potential and require an agreement, rotational assignments and individual development plan (IDP), among other requirements. Application period opens and closes quickly, usually in September-October. For more information, visit the website.

The International Radio and Television Society 2012 Multicultural Career Workshop
The International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a membership that ranges from the most accomplished professionals in the media and entertainment business to those who are just beginning their careers. It evolved from an organization founded in 1939 that established a charitable arm in 1964 that grew into the IRTS as it exists today. The IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop is a two-day conference at which attendees will learn about opportunities in digital media, creative production, advertising, research, sales and marketing, while attending a full day of seminars during the first day of the workshop. Students will then have the chance to meet with human resource professionals from major media companies on day two of the career fair. This year, the workshop takes place on November 1st and 2nd in New York City. Selected participants attend workshop events free-of-charge. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students who are accepted are required to attend both days of the program. All students will be responsible for their own travel to and from the Workshop. The application deadline is Monday, October 1, 2012, 5PM EST.

Attend a Free Live Multipurpose Legal Practice Webinar!
Law students and alumni are cordially invited to attend a free live webinar hosted by Danny Vazquez, President/CEO of National EUO, LLC. Through this multipurpose webinar, attendees will discover: how to use niche knowledge to get a job and become more marketable or grow your own lucrative niche practice; the Five Simple Steps to Niche Success and the 4 Expert Mandates. Danny Vazquez is the President/CEO of two national companies, including National EUO, LLC. Having created a niche practice, he looks to expose students and alumni to opportunities available through National EUO and related training. Based on their commitment, dedication and ability to conduct EUOs and Statements, the company will identify those candidates who could end up working for NEUO or be granted the privilege to be part of their national network. Students and alumni may register for the webinar online.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Monday, October 1:
The Federalist Society is Hosting Governor Scott's General Counsel, Jesse Panuccio
The University of Miami School of Law Federalist Society is hosting Governor Scott's General Counsel, Jesse Panuccio on Monday, October 1st. Mr. Panuccio will be speaking about the role of the governor's general counsel and also about working in Tallahassee. The event takes place on at 3:30 p.m. in the Reading Room.

Monday, October 1:
Applications for the Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Spring 2013 Are Now Available!
Applications for the Spring 2013 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students are now being accepted. Applications are available in the Career Development Office (CDO) in Room A-112. The Program offers an amazing opportunity to work as a law clerk for the Florida Supreme Court. Interns have the opportunity to attend oral arguments, discuss cases with the Justices and staff attorneys, assist in the drafting of orders and opinions and attend special lectures and training sessions. The deadline to submit application materials in room A-112 is Monday, October 1st at 5:00 p.m. Please note that a character & fitness clearance letter from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners is required in order to apply. If you were unable to attend the information session on September 26th, you may watch the video online at http://echo-01.law.miami.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/9b89afa8-50d3-4b72-bee0-f952e175b92b.

Thursday, October 4:
HOPE/CDO: Tell Your Story-Marketing Yourself Like a Pro!
HOPE/CDO: Tell Your Story-Marketing Yourself Like a Pro! 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m., Room F-109. Join the CDO and the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center to learn how to market yourself quickly and succinctly. This program is offered in advance of the Equal Justice Works Career Fair, to be held on 10/26 & 10/27 in Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 19:
The Annual American Society of International Law (ASIL) Midyear Meeting and Research Forum is on October 19-21, 2012 in Georgia
The ASIL Midyear Meeting kicks off in Atlanta with a career mentoring program, followed by a panel discussion with leading practitioners and scholars on the latest developments in international arbitration. The meeting will also include keynote addresses by U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, U.N. Legal Counsel Patricia O'Brien and U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh and the Research Forum. The Research Forum will provide a setting for the presentation and discussion of over 50 scholarly works-in-progress. The event will close with the launch of ASIL-Southeast, a pilot project designed to enhance the Society regional presence by bringing together southeastern academics, members of the NGO community and private and public sector practitioners of international law. To register, visit the website at http://www.asil.org/midyearmeeting2012/.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, October 12:
Department of Labor Honors Program: Attention 3Ls and Recent Law Graduates: Opportunities are Open With the U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor is now accepting applications for its Honors Program for Fall 2013. Applicants must graduate from law school in Spring or Summer 2013 or complete a judicial clerkship or legal fellowship in time to start the Honors Program in September 2013. If you're committed to workers' rights and interested in acquiring valuable legal skills, we encourage you to apply for the Honors Program. For more information, visit the website or ask your CDO advisor.

Sunday, October 14:
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies Summer 2013 Refugee and Human Rights Law Clerk Position
The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) Law Clerk functions as a full-time fall law clerk for 10- to 12-week terms. Law Clerks work closely with CGRS lawyers and staff in other projects, as needed. For example, projects might include researching and writing on key legal issues; assisting in the various stages of appellate advocacy; analyzing emerging asylum law trends; developing training and technical assistance materials; conducting national policy work; and engaging in international human rights projects. Given the small office and high volume of work, law clerks must be able to work with minimal supervision. For information regarding qualifications and application procedure, please visit the website. No phone calls, please.

Monday and Saturday, October 15 and 20:
Animal Legal Defense Fund Fellowships and Scholarships
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has some great opportunities available now. First, they are hiring Litigation Fellows to begin in fall 2013, which means current third-year students can apply. These positions will last roughly two years. ALDF is also awarding ALDF Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships to outstanding members of its Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters this fall. Active SALDF members who are committed to animal protection and the field of animal law are encouraged to apply.

See Website for Deadlines:
The Charles Koch Institute Offers Internship and Associate Programs
The Charles Koch Institute strives to help students become more effective advocates for economic freedom through two fantastic professional education opportunities: the paid Koch Internship Program and the Koch Associate Program. There are opportunities to work in a variety of areas including communications, policy, operations, donor relations and more. The Koch Internship Program: Students and recent grads get paid to work at free-market organizations in DC while engaging in weekly professional education every Tuesday. Both the spring and summer applications are now open and available online. The Koch Associate Program: Participants work in a full-time job at a partner organization in DC, while engaging in professional education every Thursday. The program starts in June of 2013 and the application is now open and available online.


  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That Experience In The Public Sector Is A Benefit For Both You And The Community At Large?
For information about public interest opportunities and volunteering during law school and beyond, please ask your CDO advisor.