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  March 29, 2013 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Washington Intern Student Housing Summer 2013 Semester
Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) is scheduling their Summer 2013 semester and welcomes UM Law interns to the Washington experience! WISH specializes in fully furnished intern-only locations within 5 blocks of the U.S. Capitol Grounds and Metro. The receptions, social mixers and speakers are open to all interns. WISH has been housing interns, students and teachers in Washington, DC for over 20 years, and its founders have been hosting interns since 1990. As a guest, you will stay at one of their many Capitol Hill housing locations that make it easy for you to walk to the National Mall, the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and of course, the museums and art galleries. All WISH locations are Metro accessible. For additional information, please visit the website.

Cost Effective Legal Research Trainings - Library Training Room D-236
To help students get ready for their summer jobs/internships/externships, several cost effective legal research trainings will be offered in April in the library training room (Room D-236). Students will find a list of all of the remaining trainings on the library website. Note that the April 2nd training is by the library (and will cover a variety of sources), while the other trainings are conducted by the law school Lexis and Westlaw representatives. At the April 4th Lexis training, Lexis representatives will discuss cost effective techniques and pricing in a law firm setting.

The 2012 Economics & Law Office Management Survey
Because of the large rise in membership over the past few decades, the Bar sponsors an economics and law office management survey. This survey is performed every two years to supply Bar members with useful data which will assist them in their daily practice. The survey is intended to keep attorneys informed on how their colleagues are doing in terms of salary information, benefits, hourly rates, number of hours worked, usage of software/technology, and more. For obvious financial reasons, it was decided to randomly sample a select number of members rather than survey all 95,000 Florida Bar members. A properly chosen random sample allows inferences to be made about the composition of the entire lawyer population from those expressed in the sample. To review the 2012 Economics & Law Office Management Survey, visit the website.

New Foreign Service Careers Mobile App Launches: Foreign Service Careers at Your Fingertips: DOSCareers for iPhone and Android
DOSCareers is a new mobile app designed for aspiring Foreign Service candidates and others seeking to familiarize themselves with diplomatic careers. This app offers essential information right at your fingertips: Foreign Service Specialist and Officer career path descriptions, videos of employees in specific career tracks, sample questions from prior Foreign Service Officer Tests (FSOTs), an overview of the selection and hiring processes, links to a variety of free study resource applications and links to Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) and recruitment events.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Saturday, March 30:
Come to Miami-Dade FAWL for its First Annual Saturday Picnic, Tropical Park (SHELTER #5), 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, Florida, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FAWL Members and those interested in joining FAWL are welcome to come and join Miami-Dade FAWL for food, drinks and family fun. This is a great networking opportunity. There will be lots of food, drinks and entertainment, including volleyball games, bounce house and more! Meet fellow members. RSVP to Linda Leali. NO COST TO ATTEND! Visit the CDO Blog for additional information.

Friday, April 5:
Law Day, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Miami Law annual Law Day when admitted students and their families visit the law school for the day.

Thursday, April 11:
IPLS Wine Tasting Event, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Students welcome. Free to attend.

Thursday, May 16:
The ABA Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting
The ABA Property Insurance Law Committee is holding its annual Spring CLE meeting on May 16-18, at the PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The registration deadline is April 24, 2013.The topic of the presentations will be Exclusions And Extensions Of Coverage Under The ALL-Risk Property Policy. Law students are welcome to attend.For detailed information regarding the conference, registration, etc. please see the online brochure on the CDO Blog.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, March 29:
The National Association of Women Lawyers and Prudential Summer Internship
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated, first-year law school student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2013 Summer Law Intern Class at Prudential for an 10-week internship at Prudential's office in Newark, New Jersey. A stipend of approximately $10,000 will be provided to the intern for the length of the internship.

Monday, April 1:
The Florida Justice Institute Seeking a Law Student Intern For Summer 2013
The Florida Justice Institute (FJI), a nonprofit, public interest litigation firm, is seeking a law student intern to work during the Summer of 2013. Founded in 1978, FJI conducts civil rights litigation primarily on behalf of those incarcerated in Florida prisons and jails. Law students will be exposed to all phases of federal civil litigation practice, including legal research, drafting legal memos, drafting discovery requests and other legal pleadings, client interviews, visiting clients and witnesses in prison, reviewing and organizing discovery, drafting letters and public records requests, reviewing and responding to letters from incarcerated people and their families seeking assistance, and attending hearings, trials, depositions, mediations, settlement negotiations, and oral arguments as they may occur throughout the internship. Students will receive direct supervision, assignments, direction and feedback from FJI attorneys. The attorney supervisors take great care to see that each student receives challenging assignments, constant supervision, and regular feedback. FJI handles cases statewide, so there may be some travel involved. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, a desire to work in a collaborative environment, and a demonstrated interest in social justice. For additional details, visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#10976. No phone calls please.
Friday, April 5:
The James E. Rogers College of Law is Hiring a Fellow for its Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program
The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, is hiring a Fellow for its Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program to begin August 2013. The position is open to recent law graduates with up to three years of practice experience; however, 3L students with relevant experience and qualifications will also be considered. The position is for one year, with the possibility of a second year renewal. The Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program Fellowship is a program at the 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 of the law school 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 worker rights.

Friday, April 19:
The SEC Fall 2013 Intern Program
The SEC is now taking applications for Fall 2013 legal interns in Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. The program is highly competitive. About 150 students are hired from law schools around the country. Though these are volunteer positions, they offer students responsibilities and experiences that promote their careers. Over the course of the program, students work with SEC staff on projects that range from investigating fraud to drafting regulations to reviewing filings and products. Interns must work at least 15 hours a week. Applications from students who will work full time through their school externship program are encouraged. See Symplicity Posting ID# 10832 for additional information.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That Judicial Clerkship Information and Resources Are Available Online?
Ask your CDO advisor about judicial clerkship opportunities after graduation.