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A recruiter will be assigned to the University of Miami School of Law to conduct interviews with interested candidates. Candidates that are accepted into the program will have the opportunity to be interviewed for federal and private sector positions. Participation is open to any students with disabilities at all levels and majors, and degree programs. Veterans with disabilities are especially urged to apply.
To register to participate, click here.
For more information on how you can participate, contact your Campus Coordinator – Debbie Rowe-Millwood.
Fall & Spring
Programs with “Rolling Deadlines” review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply early for these programs.
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 HOPE Public Interest Resource Center Kick-Off Meeting Room F-309, 12:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 Public Interest Lecture Series Room A-110, 12:30 p.m.
OCTOBER 13, 2014 Equal Justice Works Career Fair Pre-Departure Meeting Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor Library, 12:30 p.m.
OCTOBER 15, 2014 Public Interest Lecture Series Room A-110, 12:30 p.m.
OCTOBER 20, 2014 Pro Bono Week Breakfast Faculty Lounge, 4th Floor Library, 7:45 a.m.
OCTOBER 24-25, 2014 Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair HOPE Alumni Reception, Washington, D.C.
Department of Justice Information Session Wednesday, August 27 | 12:30 | Room F-109. Join the U.S. Department of Justice for an informative session on school year, summer and post-graduate opportunities with the agency, including the paid Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) for 2L students and Honors Program for graduating students. The deadline to apply to these two programs is September 2, 2014.
Revenge Porn: A Constitutional Debate Thursday, August 28 | 12:30 | Room F-209. Join the ACLU of UM for a panel discussion on the constitutionality of criminalizing revenge porn.
Meet the ABA SEER (Section of the Environment, Energy and Resources) Wednesday, September 3 | 12:30 | Law SAC Multipurpose Room. Do you know what it takes to become an Environmental, Energy, or Resources lawyer? This event is co-sponsored by the Miami Law Environmental Law Society. Environmental attorneys will speak briefly about their experiences and career development in environmental law and how SEER has played a part in that process.
HOPE Public Interest Resource Center Kick-Off MeetingMonday, September 8, 2014 | 12:30 | Room F-309. Learn all about the array of public interest and pro bono opportunities at Miami Law. Make the time to find out the various ways students can build skills while making a difference in the lives of others.
HOPE Public Interest Lecture SeriesWednesday, September 10, 2014 | 12:30 | Room A-110. Join Lissette Labrousse, staff attorney with Legal Services of Greater Miami, for a roundtable discussion about her work as a housing advocate and how she addresses unmet need in the community.
In The Community:
Books and Buddies. Law student leaders are needed for this program that targets children who attend local elementary schools in order to promote reading, writing and education. Each semester, Books & Buddies pairs law students with local school children to share and communicate the excitement of reading through the exchange of letters. Correspondence is traded weekly between the Buddies and provides an opportunity for each to learn about their reading pen pal. Interested students should e-mail UM HOPE with the subject line “Books and Buddies”. Please indicate if you are interested in volunteering as a Buddy and/or serving as a project leader.
Empowered Youth. The mission of Empowered Youth is to break the cycle of teens who are or have been in Juvenile Detention by empowering them to create a lasting transformation and a positive life for both themselves and their communities. Law students are invited to become mentors and tutors in reading, math and college/GED/Armed Forces prep. For more information, please e-mail.
Volunteer Opportunity with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Miami Paddle Challenge. Saturday, September 13 | Matheson Hammock Park | 9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral GablesVolunteers will help with all aspects of setting up the event area in the morning, silent auction set-up, and cleanup once the event has ended. For more information or to sign up, please contact Lori Johnson-Edwards.
Perez Art Museum Exhibit-Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot. 1103 Biscayne Blvd. | Through January 25, 2015In his work, Miami-based, Haitian-born artist Adler Guerrier explores the city’s political history of radical activism through its urban and suburban landscapes. For more information, visit the website.
The Good Government Initiative-Community Services and the Military. Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 8 a.m. | The Beacon Council – 80 SW 8th St., Suite 2400, Miami, FL. Join The Good Government Initiative for an open discussion on the Veteran’s Administration Healthcare System and the struggles veterans and returning military are facing as they reintegrate into the community and seek medical services. RSVP here.
Internship with ACLU of Miami
The American Civil Liberties Union of Miami is seeking a volunteer 2L or 3L intern for 15 hours per week to work on policy issues such as immigration, the death penalty, elections, juvenile justice, anti-bullying and anti-discrimination. The position will involve legal research and writing as well as policy advocacy. Interested students should e-mail a resume to Michelle Richardson.
Registration Now Open for Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference in Washington, DC October 24-25, 2014 | Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Register Here.
The Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities. Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more. For more information, visit the EJW website.
Externship with Planned Parenthood Latin America Program in Miami
Planned Parenthood Global is seeking a 2L or 3L extern to work 20 hours per week during the fall semester. Computer skills are required and fluency in Spanish is preferred. Externs will have the opportunity to learn about the organization’s work and how it uses international mechanisms to advocate and protect human rights. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation via email and contact the Career Development Office regarding externship requirements.
Immigration Assistance Projects
Americans for Immigrant Justice is seeking a volunteer to assist with Know Your Rights presentations, intakes and document preparation at the Broward Transitional Center on Thursdays. Interested students should contact Jessica Shulruff, Senior Attorney for the Detention and LUCHA Projects. Spanish speakers needed. Catholic Charities Legal Services is seeking assistance with interviewing unaccompanied immigrant children for potential relief. Volunteers may choose any days to help facilitate at the Immigration Court in Miami. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for a half or whole day, any time between now and September 12th. Spanish speaking volunteers are needed. For more information, and to volunteer, please contact Myriam Mezadieu.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
VITA volunteers help people with basic tax returns, particularly those with moderate income and fixed income, individuals with disabilities, non-English speaking and elderly taxpayers. Preparation for this project begins during the fall semester and volunteers are needed to lead both on-campus and off-campus activities. Interested students should e-mail UM HOPE with the subject line “VITA volunteer”.]]>
(a) the best book
(b) the best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review
(c) the best student note or comment
on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law.
The awards include cash payments of $2500, $2000, and $1000, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2015 meeting of the College. In any given year, depending on submissions, all three awards, or fewer, may be made.
Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation. Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.
Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2013, and December 1, 2014. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2014. Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format.
The winners will be honored at the annual meeting of the College held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, to be held in San Francisco in April 2015.
The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to consumer financial services law over an extended period of time. Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.
Entries must be submitted in electronic format and should be sent to:L. Jean Noonan, Esquire ACCFSL Writing Competition Chair Hudson Cook, LLP 1020 19th St., NW, 7th Floor Washington, DC 20036
More information on the College may be found online.]]>
Thursday, August 28:
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will conduct information sessions next week to discuss opportunities available with their agencies, and the government hiring process overall. Below is information the upcoming sessions as well as currently opportunities for law students and their deadlines. Finally, additional resources helpful to students pursuing careers in government are listed.
Students interested in applying to government employers are encouraged to attend the upcoming sessions and to review opportunities with all agencies of interest so that deadlines are not missed. Please schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss further your interest in government opportunities.
1. Upcoming Information Sessions
United States Department of Justice Information Session Wednesday, August 27th 12:30 p.m. Room 109
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Information Session Thursday, August 28th 12:30 p.m. Room 109
2. Opportunities for Law Students and Upcoming Deadlines
The DOJ is currently accepting applications both for its paid Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) and its postgraduate Honors Program (HP):
HUD is currently accepting applications for its postgraduate honors program:
3. Additional Resources for Government Job Searches
Comprehensive information about government opportunities is available in the Government Honors and Internship Handbook published by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. University of Miami School of Law students may access the handbook online.
The 2014-2015 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide (FLEOG) is now available for download on PSJD.org FLEOG offers a broad-based review of different career opportunities and paths to employment for law students and graduates who are interested in federal legal careers. Free registration is required to access the resources of PSJD.org.
We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday and Thursday at the information sessions.]]>
Must be self-motivated and able to work w/minimal supervision. This is a busy, quiet, small office that deals with sensitive materials. Employee must exhibit discretion and professionalism. 2L and 3L students are eligible.
For additional information, including how to apply, please visit Symplicity Posting ID# 13195.]]>
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