To read more about Mr. Dotson, visit the website.
ABA Section of Litigation law student members will receive:
Discounts on our 1-day Regional Meeting Workshops where they can learn and network locally.
*Available for law students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools only. Subject to terms and conditions of the Law Student Division.
Visit the website for additional details.
Come in to the Chipotle at 6290 South Dixie Highway in Miami on Thursday, October 6th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to HOPE Public Interest Resource Center/UM Law.
Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.]]>
Wednesday, September 28:
Thursday, September 29:
The second is titled Smaller Towns Outrank Big Cities in this List of Best Places for Law Grads, written by Debra Cassens Weiss.]]>
More information about this forum can be found on the website. Students interested in attending the meeting for free should email Will K. Woods of Baker & McKenzie’s Dallas office and he will facilitate their registration.]]>
Applicants will be evaluated based on: academic accomplishment; critical thinking; writing; knowledge of the law; legal experience; legal research; and judgment.
Applicants must also show character, including the ability to maintain confidentiality; review matters objectively and without prejudice or bias; form and defend independent conclusions in discussions within chambers; demonstrate loyalty; work with others; and manage a caseload while producing outstanding work product.
Qualifications include graduation from an accredited law school and membership in the Florida Bar. Minimum two years experience practicing law is preferred.
For additional details, please see Symplicity Job Posting ID#17405.]]>
University of Miami School of Law is a partner with ASIL which offers 50% off of any membership. Please contact Yazmyne Vasquez at the CDO for questions or additional details.]]>
Mr. Weiss was encouraged to become involved in open government by the First Amendment Foundation and with its support, Mr. Weiss pursued several Sunshine and Public Records law matters. Most recently, in Anderson v. City of St. Pete Beach, the appellate court adopted a portion of the FAF amicus brief when it ruled that “even when an illicit action is ‘cured’ it does not absolve a public body of its responsibility for violating the Sunshine Law in the first instance; it simply provides a way to salvage a void act by reconsidering it in Sunshine.” The court went on to state that the brief from the FAF “also points out that responsibility for a violation can include criminal and noncriminal penalties under section 286.011(4)”.
Mr. Weiss is donating a portion of the fees associated with that case for the establishment of the legal fellowship at the First Amendment Foundation.
Fellows will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and communication skills, a demonstrated interest in public policy, and a commitment to public service.
Weiss Fellows will work directly with the Foundation president on legislative analysis and bill tracking; answering questions from the public and the press on the Foundation’s FOI Hotline; composing letters in response to open government issues; and drafting briefs and position papers on issues related to government transparency and accountability.
The Weiss Fellowship is open to all second and third year law students currently attending an accredited Florida law school. It carries a stipend of $5,000.
The Hanna and Douglas Weiss Open Government Legal Fellowship will be awarded each December for the following spring semester.
The application deadline for the 2017 Weiss Fellowship is November 15, 2016. Those interested in applying should submit a resume with a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in open government and public service, and at least three references via email with the subject line WEISS FELLOWSHIP. A writing sample will be required of all finalists.
For more information about the Weiss Fellowship and how to apply, please contact Barbara Petersen.
Correction: The earlier version of this release mistakenly stated the application deadline as November 15, 2017. The correct deadline is November 15, 2016.
The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. This will be a one-time award.
How to Apply:
Via the form on the website, you will be required to submit the following: