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  November 9, 2012 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Useful Blog Post for 1Ls: From Now to Finals: Strategies for Smart 1Ls
Here is a useful blog post for 1Ls: From Now to Finals: Strategies for Smart 1Ls (with a Winter Break Bonus). The blog post discusses what 1L students should do throughout the fall semester and during winter break, including applying to employers and strategies for connections. Note that it has several "related" posts at the end.

Attention 3Ls, LL.M.s, and Recent Graduates-The Presidential Management Fellows Application Period Opened on November 5th!
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2013 application period opened on Monday, November 5, 2012 and will close on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 11:59pm Eastern Time. The entire application process, including submission of all necessary documents, must be completed during this time period. The PMF Program offers paid two-year federal government fellowships. More than 80 Federal agencies recruit through this program and offer positions in public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, law (very limited), financial management and many other fields in support of public service programs. Applicants will have two ways to find the application. At USAJOBS, simply search Presidential Management Fellows, or go to the PMF website and select the link found under the Application Process/How to Apply webpage. For more information and details, please visit Become a PMF regularly for the latest updates.

Reminder! The Article Submissions for the Fall Edition of Africa Law Today Are Due November 23, 2012
This is just a quick reminder that article submissions for the fall edition of Africa Law Today, the Africa Committee's quarterly newsletter, are due by November 23, 2012. Articles may be of any length, so long as they are of superior quality and relate to both Africa and legal issues. Brief updates on a legal issue of personal interest are more than acceptable. The publication guidelines are available on the website. Please send your submissions via email.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Friday, November 16:
Federal Workforce Recruitment Program at UM Law **REMINDER**
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a program that connects students and recent graduates with disabilities to employers across the nation for summer internships and full-time jobs. If you are interested, the registration portal to participate in the Workforce Recruitment Program is ready. Please complete the online registration process. You must be approved online before you can continue to complete your online application and upload your resume and transcript. Click on the website at http://www.wrp.gov/ to learn more. Contact Debbie Rowe in the CDO or Iris Morera, Coordinator of Disability Services, with any questions.

Friday, November 16:
The Legal Career Paths Course
Legal Career Paths is a comprehensive career and professional development course being offered by the CDO. The course, designed to equip first-year law students with the information and professional skills necessary to conduct successful job searches, takes place from 12:30-2 p.m. in Rooms E352, F209 and F309. For questions, please contact Luevenia Sterling in the CDO at lsterling@law.miami.edu.

Friday, November 16:
The Deadline For The Nadine Strossen Fellowship Has Been Extended to November 16, 2012!
The ACLU systems have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you applied for a position on the ACLU website between October 6, 2012 and November 3, 2012, it is possible that they did not receive your submission. Please re-apply. The Nadine Strossen Fellow functions as an integral part of the ACLU National Security Project. The National Security Project is part of the ACLU Center for Democracy, which works to strengthen democratic institutions and values and to reinforce the U.S. commitment to human rights and the rule of law. For information regarding responsibilities, eligibility, how to apply, etc., please visit the website at http://www.aclu.org/node/36011. The application deadline is now November 16, 2012. Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this opportunity.

End of November/Early December:
Upcoming Dates
Please note the following upcoming dates: November 22: Thanksgiving Recess; November 29: Classes End; November 30: Reading Period; December 3: Final Examinations Begin; December 14: Final Examinations End.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Saturday, December 1:
The Palm Beach County Diversity Internship Program for 2013
The Palm Beach County Diversity Internship Program will run from May 28, 2013 through August 9, 2013. The Program continues to provide diverse law school candidates with practical exposure and meaningful work experience at Palm Beach County law firms and government agencies. The application package will be available in the CDO and may also be found on the Palm Beach County Bar website. Please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO with any questions.

Saturday, December 1:
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Center for Democracy, NY Summer 2013 Legal Internship
The ACLU Center for Democracy (CFD) of the New York City Office seeks legal interns in the areas of national security, human rights and speech, privacy and technology for the Summer of 2013. This Legal Internship is open to first and second year law students. The Summer 2013 Legal Internship offers the opportunity to work on all aspects of litigation. The Internship requires a 10-12 week commitment and is full-time. Because this is an unpaid internship, students are highly encouraged to seek support for Public Interest Fellowship stipends. Arrangements can also be made with the student's law school for work/study stipends or course credit. Interns who do not secure funding may be eligible for a stipend provided by the Center. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the Center attorneys. Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications from second year law students must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2012. Applications from first year law students may be submitted beginning December 1, 2012 and must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2013. For additional information, including how to apply, visit the website.

Monday, January 7:
American Society of International Law Announces the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program
The Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program, established on the recommendation of the ASIL Honors Committee, recognizes the legacy of Arthur Helton, a remarkable ASIL member who died in the 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdadalong with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Viera de Mello and 20 others. Law students, practicing lawyers, human rights professionals, scholars and other individuals seeking assistance in conducting international fieldwork and law related research are encouraged to apply. Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of micro-grants to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs and related areas. The application form and guidelines for a qualifying proposal, as well as general information, may be found on the ASIL website. Only the first 50 completed applications, submitted on-line and received in full by the submission deadline, will be reviewed.

Rolling Basis:
Womens Link Has Internship Opportunities Abroad
Womens Link was founded in 2001. They have regional offices in Europe (Madrid, Spain) and Latin America (Bogota, Colombia) and are a bilingual organization, working in both English and Spanish in many different parts of the world. Womens Link Worldwide is an international human rights non-profit organization working to ensure that gender equality is a reality around the world. Womens Link has an internship program where students can apply either for the Madrid or Bogota offices. For more information about that program, please visit the website.


  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That The CDO Blog Lists Various Resources for Law Students and Graduates Considering a Career in the Public Sector?
The Public Service Job Database (PSJD) is especially useful for obtaining information and resources regarding public interest opportunities. For information regarding any of these resources, please ask your CDO advisor.