The mission of the Fair Food Standards Council (FFSC) is to monitor the development of a sustainable agricultural industry that advances both the human rights of farmworkers and the long-term interests of growers through implementation of the Fair Food Program (FFP), a unique worker-led, market-driven social responsibility program that emerged from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ successful Campaign for Fair Food. The FFP has become the gold standard for social responsibility in US agriculture, recognized by longtime labor and human rights observers as “the best workplace monitoring program in the US” and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day.”
About the Position:
Investigators conduct proactive audits of participating growers’ operations, including detailed interviews of field workers, supervisors, and management. Payroll reviews are conducted, in addition to monitoring the distribution of Fair Food Premium bonus payments to workers. Investigators also receive and investigate complaints from workers through a 24-hour confidential hotline. Working in teams, and together with the Executive Director, Investigators play a key role in drafting audit reports, investigating and resolving complaints, and designing corrective action plans.
FFSC is based in Sarasota, FL, with work-related travel throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Salary and benefits are competitive within the non-profit sector.
Applicants should send a resume/CV and a cover letter indicating interest in the position to Judge Laura Safer Espinoza. The subject line of the email should read FFSC Investigator Position. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
“Increasing Hispanic Lawyers in IP Law”
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2015!
For the 3rd successful year, the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI) is accepting applications. IPLI is an intensive week-long program focused on all aspects of intellectual property law and offered to 25 Latino students from across the country. Participants in the program, held in Washington, D.C., will have all necessary expenses covered. The program will focus on such topics as:
2015 IPLI will be May 31st-June 6th. The application deadline is 11:59 pm EST, March 31, 2015.
Candidates will be selected in a highly competitive process. Selected students will be provided substantive instruction, the opportunity to observe first-hand U.S. IP institutions at work, and the chance to meet leading members of the IP legal community who will serve as mentors and potentially provide pathways for future job opportunities.
To apply to participate, please submit the following via e-mail:
To be considered, applications must be received by 11:59 pm EST, March 31, 2015.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015:
Thursday, January 29, 2015:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015:
First Place: $4,000 | Second Place: $2,000 | Third Place: $500
Entrants should take advantage of the fact that health law is a very broad and diverse field, encompassing aspects of almost every area of law. Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials). Entries in the top 20 percent will be considered for publication in the Annals of Health Law, which is published by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
For additional information and an official entry form, visit the website.
Competition entries are due by January 25, 2015.
Open to: Any J.D. and graduate (LL.M. or S.J.D.) law students enrolled at any time between August 14, 2014 and August 15, 2015.
Submit by: June 2, 2015
Prizes: ACEBC Award: $1,500; Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500
Winners will be honored during the College’s annual black tie dinner on September 19, 2015 in Chicago, IL. They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise published by Bloomberg BNA Books. If deemed suitable by the editors, one or more of the winning papers will be published by the Bloomberg BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter, the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal or another employee benefits publication. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, experienced attorneys who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States. For information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, consult the website.
Eligibility/Topics. Except as provided in (6) below, applicants must be enrolled full-time or part-time in law school between August 15, 2014 and August 15, 2015 and seeking a J.D. or a graduate law degree (e.g., LL.M. or S.J.D.). Papers must deal with employee benefits topics. As an illustrative example, a paper might address legal issues involving health benefits, pensions, 401(k) plans, severance, executive compensation, claims, appeals, current or former spouses’ or domestic partners’ benefits, collectively-bargained benefits, benefits in bankruptcy, ERISA litigation, fiduciary obligations or the tax treatment of benefits/contributions.
Selection of Winners. Winning papers will be selected by the Writing Prize Committee based on the factors they deem relevant. Among other facts, the Committee will consider: (i) depth and creativity of legal analysis; (ii) thoroughness of legal research; (iii) organization and writing style; (iv) difficulty of subject matter; and (v) consideration of employee benefits policy implications. The determination of the Committee is final. It is anticipated that winners will be notified by July 24, 2015, or shortly thereafter.
Publication of Winning Articles(s). The College will use its best efforts to arrange for publication of the winning papers in the BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter, the BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal or other professional publications, subject to receiving any necessary consents from the author and any other journal. In addition, the winning papers will be distributed to the Fellows of the College.
Prizes. Cash prizes will be awarded for up to two winning papers. The College may, in its discretion, decide to split prizes, to award additional prizes or to award fewer than two awards. Winners will be guests of the College during its annual black tie dinner to be held on September 19, 2015 in Chicago IL.
Deadline. Papers must be submitted in the manner described in paragraph 1(b) above and must be received no later than Midnight, Eastern Time, on June 2, 2015.
Disclaimer. The College disclaims responsibility for any failure to give due consideration to any submission due to any email or other electronic transmission, storage or archival errors, regardless of the cause. However, the Committee may waive the eligibility requirements applicable to any student whose submitted paper was not afforded due consideration on account of such an error in a prior year’s contest.
A secondary goal of the scholarship is to ensure the recipient’s chapter will remain active and maintain engaged leadership. Therefore, scholarship recipients are encouraged to act as a SALDF advisor to their chapter for up to two years after graduation; this mentorship will help ensure continuity of the chapter and contribute to its ongoing vitality.
Scholarships are for one year only. However, students are eligible to apply for continued funding. Scholarships for 1Ls (and part-time students) are $2,500 and scholarships for 2Ls and 3Ls are $5,000.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Applicants must submit:
LSRs have the opportunity to engage and interact with IP practitioners from around the world at the largest ABA-IPL event of the year — the Intellectual Property Law Conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants also have the chance to participate in the ABA Annual meeting in the summer if not chosen for the ABA-IPL Spring conference.
The conference will take place March 25-27, 2015 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the conference and we want you to be a part of it! Applications will be accepted for the second round starting on January 12, 2015. The deadline to return your completed application for early decision is Friday, January 30, 2015 by 5:00 PM EST. A shortened application window will reopen again in the Spring semester although preference will be given to early applications, so get your application in as soon as possible. Download the application online.
For additional details regarding LSR eligibility and requirements, please visit the website.
Pending confirmation of the finalists, the winner will be published in The Florida Bar Journal, an online publication, and recognized by EASL.
In the past, the annual Fashion Law Writing Competition has been open only to Florida law students. This year, however, it is being opened to all law students enrolled in ABA-approved law schools.
Entries must be received no later than March 23, 2015.
Qualifications: The summer internship is restricted to currently enrolled law students in good academic standing. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced communication skills, including strong knowledge and understanding of various social media websites. We are seeking applicants who share LSAC’s commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession.
The intern will be expected to work a 37.5-hour week, and the compensation will be $22 per hour. The intern will work at the LSAC headquarters in Newtown, PA, and housing assistance will be provided, if needed.
How to Apply:
Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest; a résumé; and the names, addresses, and contact information for two references. The letter of interest must explain why diversity, especially racial and ethnic diversity, is important to the legal profession, and must not exceed two pages in length. Applications must be submitted by email only with the Diversity Initiatives Subject: 2015 LSAC Diversity Initiatives Intern.
NOTE: Applications submitted other than by email or that lack the required documentation will NOT be considered.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 20, 2015.]]>