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  April 12, 2013 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Registration is Now Open for the 9th Annual IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys With Disabilities
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! This job fair is open to law students returning to school in Fall 2013 and graduates from Classes of 2013 and earlier. The student/graduate registration deadline is Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Students can register online. The IMPACT Career Fair takes place on August 9th this year at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Washington DC / Arlington. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Rowe in the CDO.

Become An Ambassador for the Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida Chapter
ACCA-SFL is now looking for additional Ambassadors to participate in its 2013 programming including, but not limited to, its Inaugural Golf &Spa CLE, to be held May 17, 2013 at the PGA National Resort and Spa, and its 4th Annual CLE conference to be held in late September/early October. The South Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACCA-SFL) announced the launch of its Ambassadors Program for South Florida law students in early 2012. Participating law students, or ACCA-SFL Ambassadors, volunteer at ACCA-SFL's various events during the year, providing the students with a unique networking and educational opportunity. With access to ACC-SFL's in-house counsel membership and its law firm sponsors, students are able to build relationships and attend seminars on current legal issues. ACCA-SFL, a non-profit association, is the South Florida chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the largest community of in-house counsel, serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, and other private-sector organizations around the globe. ACCA-SFL serves more than 400 members from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. ACCA-SFL partners with its sponsors to provide innovative networking opportunities, substantive programs and community outreach by holding several events for its members each year.

The Summer Intern Housing Program for Atlanta at Emory University
In 2013, the Summer Intern Housing Program (SIHP) at Emory will be offering accommodations from Sunday, May 26 until Saturday, August 10. SIHP was founded in 1997 to offer all-inclusive accommodations for students who are interning in the Atlanta area during the summer. Each summer, there are over 300 interns in numerous fields, including accounting, law, consulting, information technology, non-profit, the visual and performing arts, medicine and many others. SIHP offers convenience for summer interns. Emory sits in North Druid Hills, a stately neighborhood located in northeast Atlanta, just minutes from downtown and from the Buckhead region of the city. All modern amenities and utilities are included in the nightly rate: a private bedroom in a completely furnished apartment with laundry facilities, parking, electricity, air conditioning, Emory ResNet cable service, wireless internet access and on-site gym/pool membership. Furthermore, residents have the opportunity to interact with interns from across the country and around the world, through both informal interaction and scheduled social activities. SIHP staff is on-call 24 hours a day for any emergencies that may arise. There also offer rooms that are wheelchair accessible and ADA approved.

University of Connecticut School of Law Student Legal Writing Competition
The University of Connecticut School of Law has established a student Legal Writing Competition to encourage and reward original student writing on legal issues affecting persons struggling with homelessness, mental illness, addiction or substance abuse. Papers will be accepted from any student enrolled for the 2012-13 academic year in an ABA-accredited law school in the United States or Canada. Papers must be the work of the law student author and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a student may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project. All students intending to enter the competition must register by April 15, 2013. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2013.

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, April 19:
Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Summer Internship
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Cousel Public Health Division, is seeking rising 2L and 3L students to intern in their Atlanta, GA. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Branch for the summer of 2013. The position will be located in Atlanta, at CDC Headquarters. Summer internships are paid, full-time internships that last approximately 10-12 weeks. They are seeking applicants with a strong academic record and a commitment to public service. For details, visit Symplicity Posting ID# 11083.

Friday, May 3:
Immigration Fellowship Opportunity in Washington, DC
A senior Democrat from the Midwest is seeking an Immigration Fellow for the Washington, DC office. The Fellow will assist the Counsel with immigrant advocacy, deportation policies and community and constituent services. The Fellow will work closely with the Member Counsel to help monitor the implementation of removal policies, the application of prosecutorial discretion in individual immigration cases and the adjudications of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The work will include intervention in meritorious discretion and DACA cases and working with government agencies to ensure that all worthy cases are properly considered for discretion. For information about responsibilities, required experience and how to apply, please see Symplicity Posting ID# 11051.
Saturday, June 1:
Animal Legal Defense Fund Litigation Program Clerkships for Fall and Spring 2013
The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the lives and advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. Since 1981, ALDF has won precedent setting victories that have expanded legal protections for companion animals, wildlife, animals in research labs and those on factory farms. During the school year, six promising law students are given the opportunity to learn more about animal law. Clerkships are for approximately 28 weeks (fall and spring semester). Students are expected to commit 15 hours per week to the clerkship, all of which may be done remotely. The start date is flexible. Clerkships are open to 2L and 3L students only. Compensation is $15 per hour. Students may instead structure the clerkship as an unpaid, for-credit externship, or as a volunteer position to meet a curricular pro bono requirement.

Saturday, August 31:
Americans for Immigrant Justice Seeks Interns
Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) is seeking motivated interns interested in immigration, civil rights and criminal legal issues. Interns will assist on a project that works with a large immigration detainee population in Southern Florida. The focus is to provide legal representation to detainees at underserved facilities. The project also seeks to provide advocacy for detainees who have suffered constitutional rights violations.For details, visit Symplicity Posting ID# 10055.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That Information About References, Writing Samples and Transcripts Is Available Online?
To find out more about creating a list of references and other information, read the CDO Guide online.