28th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports & Intellectual Property Law Summit

Where:                 Secrets Akumal Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya

When:                   November 9th – 13th 2016

Register Here.

For details and information regarding the agenda, schedule, speakers, materials, etc., please ask your CDO advisor or visit the website.

Opportunity for UM Law Students With Law Professor as Research Assistant

UM law professor would like to hire a part-time research assistant for 10-15 hours per week, which may continue into the next academic year. The work primarily involves assisting with legal research relating to papers on privacy and on Internet regulation.

The ideal candidate will write clearly and be well-organized and have sufficiently strong grades to indicate comfort with legal concepts. If interested, please see Symplicity Job Posting ID# 17099.

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 22, 2016)

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome our new students to UM Law!

Friday, August 26, 2016:

  • Miami Law Externship Program – Mandatory Orientation – 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM, Law Campus E265: Mandatory orientation for the Fall 2016 externs of the Miami Law Externship Program.

Wednesday, August 30:

  •  Mock Interview Program, (Phase II) – CDO.

Thursday, August 31

  •  Mock Interview Program, (Phase II) – CDO.

Friday, September 1

  •  Mock Interview Program, (Phase II) – CDO.



Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on International Taxation in Miami, Florida on September 30, 2016

Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar as an introduction to their company. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please visit us online for information on our company.

They are holding a/an International Taxation seminar in Miami, Florida on September 30,  2016 and would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to this seminar. The students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys. 

Students who wish to register can call 715-855-0495 or register online. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.


Law Student Mentoring Kickoff with SABA and FMLA on September 7, 2016!

The South Asian Bar Association of Florida, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida and the Florida Muslim Bar Association invite you to attend the 2016-2017 Law Student Mentoring Kickoff coming up on September 7, 2016.

The event will be held at Greenberg Traurig, P.A., 333 SE 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, Miami, FL 33133, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and provides students the opportunity to network  with attorneys in different practice areas in the legal community.

The guest speaker will be former Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III. Light food, drinks and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Sandy Chiu by August 31, 2016.


The American College of Consumer Financial Services 2017 Writing Competition – Deadline is December 1, 2016

Each year The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers seeks to recognize written contributions to the field of consumer financial services law. Eligible papers include publishable articles, substantial book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment. In any year, depending on the quality of the submissions, awards may be made in all or some of these three categories.


The awards include a cash payment ($2,500 for books, $2,000 for articles, reviews, or book chapters; and $1,000 for student work), a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College’s annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Guidelines For 2017:


Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.


The deadline for entry is December 1, 2016, and entries are eligible if they have been written or published within the twelve months preceding that date. Unpublished manuscripts should be double-spaced and conform to law review standards. All entries should be submitted in electronic format.


Entries for the 2017 competition should be submitted via email to:


Richard P. Hackett, Esquire Writing Competition Chair Hudson Cook, LLP 22 Free Street Suite 205 Portland, ME 04101 Tel 207-541-9556 Please email Richard P Hackett and Rachelle Bernard.

Additional information may be found on the website.

AmeriCorps Legal Fellow – Elder Justice Legal Fellowship

Organization. Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. 

Position. AmeriCorps Legal Fellow – Elder Justice Legal Fellowship

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is hosting a one year fellowship sponsored by Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps to assist older adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation with a focus on financial exploitation. The attorney selected for the Fellowship will be housed at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.’s main office near downtown Miami. According to Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps guidelines, the fellowship must begin between September 1 and September 30, 2016 and continues for one year. 

Fellowship Description. The Equal Justice Works Elder Justice Legal Fellow will:

Provide high quality legal services to older adults who have been or are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. In most instances, this will involve conducting intake, assembling evidence, conducting interviews, researching the relevant law and representing the client before administrative, judicial and appellate courts. Provide know your rights sessions targeted to seniors and social service providers who serve them at community-based settings. Recruit and train pro bono attorneys, through new and existing programs affiliated with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Collect data on the nature of the abuse and the services provided, including the indicia of abuse, the legal issue for which the client is receiving services, and the identity of the alleged perpetrators of abuse. Position is a one-year fellowship, with a possible one year extension contingent upon continued AmeriCorps funding. 

Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

·        The ability to undergo and pass AmeriCorps mandated criminal background check.

·        A strong demonstrated commitment to practicing public interest law and serving low income older adults.

·        A member of the Florida Bar or have taken the July 2016 Florida Bar and immediately qualified for admission upon release of Bar results.

·        Excellent research, writing, public speaking, organizational and collaboration skills.

·        Prior successful experience managing independent projects or assignments.

·        Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience.

·        Bilingual in Spanish or Haitian Creole preferred but not required.

·        A valid driver license.

·        The ability to begin the fellowship no later than September 30, 2016.

·        Those with experience regarding elder law, real property, or consumer issues are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Compensation. The Fellow will receive an annual living allowance as well as financial support for housing and other permissible reimbursable living expenses. Additionally, Fellows receive an education award, health insurance, dental and life insurance, parking, position related travel reimbursement, bar dues, and the opportunity to attend national trainings focused on leadership, networking project development and elder law. Childcare assistance is available if the Fellow is income eligible. 

Application Instructions. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by September 6, 2016 via email with the subject line: AmeriCorps Fellowship – [Your Last Name]. The letter of interest should clearly refer to the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellowship position. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as they will be reviewed as they are submitted. The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow is scheduled to begin the term of service no later than September 30th, 2016.

The Host Organization. Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is the only provider of the full range of free civil legal services in Miami- Dade County and Monroe County (Florida Keys). Legal Services’ team of legal professionals is committed to achieving Equal Justice and eradicating the barriers to economic and social stability created by poverty and injustice. Founded in 1966, Legal Services provides the full range of civil legal services with a focus on housing, consumer, community development, income, health, tax and education issues. Special projects provide services to meet the unique legal needs of special populations including older adults, disabled individuals, people who are homeless, formerly incarcerated individuals, persons with AIDS, veterans, transgender individuals and taxpayers. For more information, please visit the website.

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request. Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats.



Michael Weiner Scholarship For Labor Studies – Deadline is November 7, 2016

Just a reminder that the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now live.  Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner through the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies.

Awarded by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, this scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Players Trust will award up to five $10,000 scholarships annually.

To learn more and to apply, please visit the website.

Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, November 7, 2016.


Venture Cafe Miami – Big Money, Investing Locally & Cultivating Millennial Talent

Connecting Innovators -> To Make Things Happen.

We’re soft-launching our weekly Thursday Gatherings with a focus on you. The Innovator.  The person with amazing ideas that will reshape our neighborhoods, our community, our city, our world- for the better.  How might you turn your great idea into action? We believe connecting with other innovators is a great place to start.

Our Thursday Gatherings serve as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. And, hey, the $25,000 of no-strings-attached grant money up for grabs this week at our featured event, Overtown Pitch Night, by Urban Philanthropies, doesn’t hurt either. Come meet Miami’s next crop of game-changing entrepreneurs and learn about their awesome business ideas.

We will also have info tables by Neighborhood Start Fund and Leader of the New Schools: Millennial Leader Workshop.

The Lineup:

5:00 to 6:00 Venture Cafe Connections

6:00 to 8:00 Overtown Pitch Night | Urban Philanthropies

Finalists will compete for $25,000 in grant money to use for their businesses by making business plan presentations to a panel of esteemed judges.Details  | RSVP (optional)

5:00 to 7:00 (Info Table) Neighborhood Start Fund | Overtown Youth Center

5:00 to 7:00 (Info Table) Millennial Leader Workshop Series: Leader of the New Schools | The Idea, Inc.

Summer Series:

August 4, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  A.I. & Machine Learning | ImpactMIA

Artificial intelligence is something that we talk about in the future, but it is already engrained in our daily lives. Join us as we explore how it is changing the way we think about solving some of our toughest problems. Details  | RSVP (optional)

August 11, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. NPR, Podcasts and Habitual Listening: Why Do We Tune In? | Action Design Miami

When people tune in to public radio or subscribe to podcasts like NPR’s Invisibilia, what keeps them coming back as regular listeners? How does NPR design products to build fulfilling relationships with its audience? We will follow Scott’s talk with a conversation with a local media leaders to discuss how media can reach and foster a connection with audiences in the future. Details  | RSVP (optional)

Check out the full calendar online.

We look forward to meeting you at our first Thursday Gathering!

Save the Date! 18th Annual National Law Students Worker’s Rights Conference October 14 & 15, 2016


When:             October 14 & 15, 2016

Where:            The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD

Keynote Speaker: Mark Gaston Pearce, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board

Friday Evening:     Networking Dinner & Program (details to be announced)

Much More: With multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions and keynote address, the conference will give each participant additional insight into becoming an advocate for workers and their families. Students will:

  • gain a greater understanding of, appreciation for and interest in the issues facing American workers;
  • supplement their labor and workers’ rights courses; and
  • network with fellow law students, top labor attorneys, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials. 

Registration will open soon. Students should register via this site or by completing the registration forms which will be sent to each participating law school in late July/early August. In the meantime, questions may be addressed to Mary Anne Moffa, Executive Director.

Please review the website and links before completing your registration for the conference.