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  July 12, 2013 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The Careerist: Summer Associate Tips & How to Work the Lunch and Cocktail Party By Eve Birnbaum
Law firm consultant Eve Birnbaum is a former corporate partner at Winston & Strawn, and was also the legal director of the corporate practice at Proskauer Rose and global director of legal recruiting at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Ms. Birnbaum has written an article in The Careerist titled How to Work the Lunch and Cocktail Party which contains her three rules for proper networking at lunches and/or dinners. To read her article, please see the website.

Read 10 Things Every Summer Associate Needs to Know on The Careerist
Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has dominated recent conversations with her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. It is interesting to note how many of these lessons apply to lawyers generally (both men and women) and to summer associates specifically. This article in the Careerist gives the 10 essential tips from Lean In-tips on how you should handle your assignments, cultivate a mentor and enjoy the experience. The post is by guest bloggers Grover Cleveland and Katherine Larkin-Wong.

Chambers Associate 2013-2014 is Now Live!
The latest edition of Chambers Associate 2013 has gone live on the website. Chambers Associate offers students: interviews with thousands of junior associates to bring law students the best insider information to date; more leading firms reviewed than ever before, with greater coverage across the US; comprehensive career advice; all the main firms compared on junior salaries, employee benefits, etc.; and 5 Minutes With...or interviews with legal greats to find out how they made it. The entire guide, plus additional content, is freely accessible online.

DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar, Invites Law Students to Become Members!
DRI, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel, is an international membership organization. DRI provides education, business development and networking opportunities to its members. DRI has 25 substantive law committees focused on developing cutting edge dialogue, resources and educational seminars on various areas of practice. Its members have access to tools, directories and resources designed to enhance their practice. Law student members receive complimentary registration to all DRI seminars, complimentary registration to the annual meeting, access to DRI tools, directories and resources, and are encouraged to participate on the Young Lawyers Committee. The DRI Insurance Law Committee invites all law students to get a head start on networking efforts and to enjoy DRI membership benefits now. If interested, please complete and submit a membership application with the annual fee payment of $25.00. You may obtain the membership application online or in the CDO. If you have questions, ask your CDO advisor.

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  Friday, July 19:
The Public Service Fellows Program Application for Fall 2013 is Available and Closes on July 19th!
The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity to participate directly in transforming the way government works, while developing valuable professional skills. Fellows are assigned substantive work to support the wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government. Duties often include event planning and execution, conducting research and writing and conducting outreach to external partners. The program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. Fellows also receive stipends.

Monday, July 22:
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund Fellowship Application Now Available for 2014-2016
The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) seeks candidates for collaboration on different public interest fellowship applications for the two-year period beginning fall 2014. If awarded, such fellowships offer recent law graduates an invaluable opportunity for entry-level training in impact disability civil rights litigation, as well as many other aspects of a public interest practice. DREDF is a national, non-profit law and policy organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. They work through legislation, litigation, informal and formal advocacy and education & training. DREDF is particularly interested in candidates who want to collaborate on more than one fellowship application, and particularly interested in sponsoring candidates to work on a disability civil rights project in Technology or Health Care Access. For additional information regarding responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply, please see Symplicity Posting I.D. #11378.
Wednesday, July 31:
The 2013 Diplomacy Fellows Program Application Process is Now Open
The U.S. Department of State 2013 Diplomacy Fellows Program application opened on July 1, 2013. The online application link is available on the Diplomacy Fellows Program page on the website. The deadline to submit completed applications is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on July 31, 2013. Any applications received after that date will be disqualified. Visit the Diplomacy Fellows Programs page for more information about eligibility and qualifications. Please note that the Diplomacy Fellows Program is open only to U.S. citizens who have participated in one of the approved programs listed on the site. Visit the forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the website. You can also search the FAQs for more information. U.S. citizenship is required.

Thursday, August 1:
The Education Law Center Fellowship Program
The Education Law Center (ELC) in Pennsylvania seeks to sponsor applicants for postgraduate legal fellowships to start in the Fall of 2014. Applicants should be law students graduating in the Spring of 2014 or current law clerks and should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. ELC is a public interest law firm and education advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure that the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children of Pennsylvania have access to quality public schools. They focus on the needs of poor children, children of color, children in the foster care system, children with disabilities, English language learners, children in residential facilities, children experiencing unfair discipline and others. Their strategies include litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, and community outreach and education. Law students graduating in Spring of 2014 or current law clerks with commitment to public interest law are encouraged to apply. For additional information, visit the PSJD postgraduate fellowships page.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Do You Know The Difference Between Official Versus Unofficial Transcripts and How to Obtain Each?
Official transcripts are ordered via the Registrar's Office and unofficial transcripts may be obtained through myUM. If you have questions, please ask your CDO advisor.