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  June 14, 2013 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Bidding for the 2013 Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) is Open and Concludes July 3, 2013
Bidding for the 2013 Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) is now open and will conclude on Wednesday, July 3rd. University of Miami School of Law students who pre-registered for this job fair should have received an email with bidding instructions. All Miami law students interested in this job fair who did not pre-register should contact Diane Quick in the CDO to receive the information and be added to the WDCIP mailing list.

The Federal Bar Association is Holding a Law Student and Lawyer Happy Hour
The South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to mingle with judicial law clerks, local practitioners, summer associates and Miami-Dade County area law students for happy hour. Join them for this excellent networking opportunity sponsored by Sabadell United Bank. Premium beverages and light snacks will be served. The event takes place on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Sabadell Financial Center, 1111 Brickell Avenue, 30th Floor, Miami, FL, 33131. Self-parking is available in the garage off 12th street. Please RSVP and provide the name of each person attending. Visit the CDO Blog for additional details.

Visit and Navigate A New Link on The CDO Website Titled JD Careers Out There
JD Careers Out There (JDCOT) is a video resource presenting career advice from lawyers and non-practicing lawyers to help attorneys and law students determine what to do with a law degree, achieve success and find career fulfillment. JDCOT attempts to help individuals find a career that fits, regardless of whether you choose to practice law or are leaving law to pursue an alternative career. The Career Path Interview videos give you information about the wide variety of careers for lawyers. You will hear from established JDs of all kinds: from lawyers in different practice areas to those not practicing law but working in alternative careers such as a sports agent, non-profit president, real estate developer, investment advisor and more. The Mentoring & Coaching (Professional Development) videos of experienced guest experts help you navigate the practical daily career issues you face as a young professional.

Attend the ABA Annual Meeting on August 8-12, 2013 in San Francisco
The ABA Annual Meeting is just around the corner. The early-bird registration of $50 ($75 for ABA non-member law students and includes a one-year membership in the ABA Law Student Division) will end on May 31. Beginning June 1, the student rate will increase to $75 ($100 for ABA non-member law students). Be sure to register for the Annual Meeting at the early-bird rate. Your registration fee includes an 'all access to CLE student badge' giving you complimentary access to most educational events sponsored by the various practice entities of the ABA. The ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors looks forward to welcoming you to the 2013 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco where you will experience a diverse selection of the finest CLE available to law professionals. In addition to the Law Student Division full schedule of events for law students, you are encouraged to take advantage of the educational programs sponsored by other ABA specialty Sections, Divisions and Forums, which will allow you to meet and interact with law professionals from around the country. The Law Student Division Activities are August 9-10, 2013, and the Early-Bird Registration Deadline is May 31, 2013.

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  Friday, June 21:
Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Now Available
Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the firm. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2013. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2014 in one of the following firm offices: Birmingham, AL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN; or Houston, TX. Each recipient will also be awarded $10,000, which will be paid prior to the third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. For complete eligibility criteria, instructions and to apply for the Scholarship Program, please visit the website.

Monday, July 15:
The ABA Section of International Law Africa Committee is Seeking Two Interns for the Committee Newsletter, Africa Law Today
The ABA Section of International Law Africa Committee is seeking two interns to work on their quarterly newsletter, Africa Law Today, and to contribute to a variety of other research related tasks. The internship allows law students to edit, proofread and cite check articles submitted to the Africa Committee for publication, and allows the students to engage in meaningful research on a wide array of issues in conjunction with Committee Leadership. Students are exposed to work from experts and colleagues in areas ranging from human rights and AIDS policy research to the effects of international treaties on African business and development. The internship provides a vast array of resources and networking opportunities pertaining to legal communities throughout the African continent. Work will be done remotely, and involves approximately 25 hours per semester. For additional information regarding responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply, please see Symplicity Posting ID#11294.
Tuesday, September 3:
The 2013 Latham Watkins Diversity Scholars Program
Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students. Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by the deadline of September 3, 2013. Recipients will be announced in early 2014. This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. The Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by the firm Diversity Hiring Subcommittee, enhances firm efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys. For additional details and an application, please ask your CDO advisor.

Friday, October 4:
K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program 2013-2014 Application Deadlines
The Pittsburgh Foundation and K&L Gates LLP are proud to offer the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program. The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2014, the program will offer one successful candidate a fellowship that enables him or her to spend 8 weeks of the summer working at Education Law Center. The Education Law Center provides free legal assistance and advice to parents, advocates and other professionals on issues of public education. In 2014, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his/her public interest service. All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to the Education Law Center. To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application by the deadline of October 4, 2013. For a copy of the application materials, please visit the K&L Gates website or ask your CDO advisor.

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Did You Know That PSJD Has An Application Deadline Calendar For Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships?
PSJD updates this information annually, or as it becomes available. Some deadlines may be extended or changed, so you should verify the information with the employer or host organization. To find out more, contact your CDO advisor or visit the PSJD website.