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  March 15, 2013 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Ms. JD Presents: Summer Public Interest Scholarships
Ms. JD offers an opportunity to support the mentoring and career development of law students nationwide! If you are you a public-interest minded law student, Ms. JD is pleased to be offering $500 scholarships for law students working in public interest law this summer. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 15, 2013. The deadline is here, so be sure to apply soon! Complete application information is available on the website.

April 2013 National Law Review Law Student Writing Contest
The National Law Review is hosting its April 2013 Law Student Writing Contest with the winning article to be published on the National Law Review website, the National Law Forum blog and included in the October newsletter. The suggested topic is Tax Law, however students are encouraged to submit articles covering current issues related to other areas of the law. The submission deadline is April 8, 2013. For complete submission guidelines and accompanying materials, please visit the website.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Stanford Law School National Public Service Award
The Stanford Law School National Public Service Award honors an attorney who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service and social justice in his/her career. Nominees should be leaders in their fields who embody the tradition of public service. The award will be presented at the Levin Center Annual Public Service Awards Dinner in the Fall of 2013. Nominees for the National Public Service Award do not need to be Stanford Law School alumni. The award is open to attorneys engaged in a broad spectrum of public interest or public service work, including litigation, education, or advocacy in the non-profit and government sectors. Stanford welcomes nominations of individuals with long, accomplished careers, as well as of younger attorneys who have significantly advanced social justice in the past year. The nomination deadline is April 1. More details are available online.

International Arbitration Scholarship for Young ICCA Member
The University of Miami School of Law and Young ICCA are pleased to announce that a competition is now open for a full-tuition scholarship available to be awarded to a top Young ICCA member to attend the University of Miami's one-year postgraduate LL.M. program in international arbitration. For this competition, candidates must submit an online application with the required documents by Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Wednesday, March 20:
Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student Guide to Owning, Managing and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm, Room F-109, 12:30 p.m.
The CDO invites you to join Spencer Aronfeld (JD '91), a successful alumnus and one of our most dynamic speakers, as he gives his annual, highly acclaimed presentation on how to develop a successful solo law practice. He will talk about his personal experiences and the challenges he faced. This is a fun, energetic and informative program, which is one of the most popular with students each and every year. Pizza will be served. To find out more about Spencer and his law practice, visit the firm website at http://www.aronfeld.com/.

Thursday, March 21:
ABA Career Panel on Labor & Employment Law, Room F-108, 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Join the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law for an informative panel on various aspects of labor and employment practice. Panel will feature a diverse group of attorneys representing management, unions, the government and plaintiffs.

Friday, March 22:
1L Sidley Austin Diversity Luncheon, Room A-110, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sidley Austin is pleased to invite the first year class of the University of Miami School of Law to a luncheon celebrating diversity and inclusion. Lawyers from the Chicago office of the firm will discuss diversity within the firm and in the legal profession in general. Casual attire is encouraged. To RSVP, email Jessie Howell of the CDO at jhowell@law.miami.edu on or before Monday, March 18th.

Tuesday, March 26:
UNetworking: Breakfast with Barristers, Faculty Meeting Room, 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
UNetworking: Breakfast with Barrister's UNetworking is a series of events (breakfasts and dinners) put together by the SBA and the Post-Graduate Student Service Fellows. Each UNetworking event has a different theme. The goal is to provide students with the opportunity to discuss meaningful topics with attorneys and judges in a close setting. The event is an opportunity for students to sit with practitioners and ask questions in an informal environment with no lectures or formal presentations.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, March 15:
Google Policy Fellowships, Summer 2013
The Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either are a member of a diverse group (broadly defined) that is historically underrepresented in the practice of law; or who demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity. Applicants must either be first-year law students or part-time (four-year program) or joint-degree students in their second year of law school at an ABA-accredited law school. The scholarship awards a total of $30,000.00 to be applied towards law school tuition, fees and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the second year of law school and the other half for the third year of law school, subject to certain conditions. The scholarship recipient will also be offered a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm offices for the summer following the first year of law school. To be considered for the Diversity in Law Scholarship, students should complete and submit an application and required documents.

Monday, April 15:
Legal Intern 2L Opportunity
This structured internship offers a program designed entirely from a student-benefit perspective. It is a unique opportunity for corporate in-house experience covering topics such as contracts, employment, Intellectual Property and structured finance assignments. In additional, there will be personal development sessions with company executives weekly who will discuss career path topics and industry issues. 1Ls accepted on a case-by-case basis. The start date is May 27, 2013 and the internship is 40 hours per week. For additional information, please visit Symplicity Posting ID# 10911.
Monday, April 15:
The City of Chicago Department of Law is Seeking Entry-Level Attorneys for Assistant Corporation Counsel in its Litigation, Transactional or Prosecutions Divisions
Attorneys placed in one of the Litigation Divisions will handle litigation in courts and proceedings before administrative bodies. Attorneys placed in one of the Transactional Divisions will analyze transactions for compliance with the law, advise City departments on legal compliance, review, draft and negotiate contracts and other agreements. Attorneys placed in one of the Prosecutions Divisions will prosecute code violations. Candidates should be graduates from an ABA accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree between December 2012 and June 2013 and eligibility to sit for the February or July 2013 Illinois Bar Examination. These hires are expected to take place in the Fall of 2013, with an anticipated admission to the Illinois Bar by December 2013.

Rolling Basis:
Coral Gables Personal Injury and Accident Law Firm Seeks Law Clerk
Coral Gables personal injury and accident law firm representing clients throughout Miami-Dade County and around the world is seeking a law clerk to assist its attorneys. Candidate must have excellent research and writing skills. The firm litigates cases in South Florida courts in matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, cruise ship and boating accidents, elder abuse and other practice areas. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter addressed to the Hiring Attorney online at Symplicity Posting ID#10924 or contact Maria Chisholm at the CDO.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know About The Legal Career Paths Course at UM Law?
Ask your CDO advisor about the course, or find out more on the CDO website.