U.S. Department of Justice Presentation on Summer and Post Graduate Opportunities

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVITES YOU TO A SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON:

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM and SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM

featuring

LARISA HERNANDEZ

Attorney Advisor, Executive Office for Immigration Review and University of Miami School of Law graduate

All students at the University of Miami School of Law are invited to learn more about the opportunities available at the Department of Justice for new attorneys and interns.  Students applying for the Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) and Honors Program are especially encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

12:30 p.m. – 1:30p.m.

Room: LC170

The deadline for applications to the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program is Tuesday, September 7, 2010.  Applications are available on-line at www.usdoj.gov/oarm.


K&L Gates Change Your World Campaign

The following is a message from the law firm K&L Gates:

Conservation. Community. Change.

The world is changing all around you. Right now, you have the opportunity to make an impact. By joining our global law firm, you will work with a wide array of organizations making a difference in communities around the world. You can also make a difference today by helping us donate $20,000.

Continuing on the success of the past two year’s Change Your World campaigns, K&L Gates LLP is reducing waste by minimizing printed recruiting materials and eliminating promotional items. The money we save will be donated to a worthy charity. Here’s where you come in.

Visit www.klgates.com/changeyourworld, play the “Change Your World” trivia challenge, and decide which of three outstanding nonprofit organizations you want your score to count toward. If you are good enough, the organization you choose could receive the cash. Compete for your school, compete for personal glory, compete for a cause you believe in. While you are there, find out why you should be a part of K&L Gates.

National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

The Peggy Browning Fund extends an invitation to law students to attend the 12th annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference taking place this October in Maryland:

What:             12th Annual NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS CONFERENCE

When:            October 15 & 16, 2010

Where:          National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD

Deadline:      August 26 if you’re asking The Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare; October 1 for all others.

More Info:     Visit The Peggy Browning Fund online.   

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 16, 2010)

Monday, August 16

Fall 2010 OCI Program – Phase II Bidding Begins Today

Bidding begins today for employers participating in Phase II//Session I of the Fall 2010 On Campus Interview (OCI) Program.  Bidding will take place on Symplicity.  Please check your email for detailed information on the bidding process.  Bidding will end on Sunday, August 22 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

CDO Open House (1L students)

1L students are invited to attend an open house at the CDO on Monday, August 16 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Come learn about the CDO’s services and meet some of its staff!  The CDO is in room A112.

Wednesday, August 18

Deadline to RSVP for Judicial Clerkship Kickoff Reception

Deadline to RSVP for Judicial Clerkship Kickoff Reception is Wednesday, August 18.   Do not miss this opportunity to ask a distinguished panel of federal and state court judges, as well as current and former judicial law clerks, about applying and interviewing for judicial clerkships.  A catered reception will follow the panel discussion.  The reception will take place on Tuesday, August 24 from 6-8 pm in the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge.  RSVPs should be emailed to Amy Perez of the CDO.

Judicial Clerkship Season Kickoff Reception

Judicial Clerkship Season Kickoff Reception

Do not miss this opportunity to ask a distinguished panel of federal and state court judges, as well as current and former judicial law clerks, about applying and interviewing for judicial clerkships.  A catered reception will follow the panel discussion.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

6:00- 8:00 PM

The Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge


RSVP by August 18th to Amy Perez of the CDO.

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 9, 2010)

Monday, August 9

The Mock Interview Program (Phase I) continues in the Career Development Office and Law Library.

Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12

Fall On Campus Interview (OCI) Program – Phase I interviews take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Miami

Thursday, August 12

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, Minneapolis, MN
Friday, August 13

Southeastern Law Placement Consortium (SELPC) Job Fair, Atlanta, GA

Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, Minneapolis, MN

IMPACT Job Fair for Law Students with Disabilities, Arlington, VA

Government Honors & Internship Handbook (2010-2011)

Interested in a summer or post-graduate position with a federal government agency? The 2010-2011 Government Honors & Internship Handbook is a comprehensive collection of available opportunities.

The Handbook is now available online at http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. The site is password protected. To obtain the login information, please contact your CDO advisor.

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 2, 2010)

Thursday, August 5 and Friday, August 6

Mock Interview Program (Phase I) for students interviewing during Phase I of the Fall 2010 OCI Program.

Students unable to obtain an interview during the MIP who are interested in a mock interview should contact the CDO at (305) 284-5945.  Advisors are always available to conduct mock interviews.


Friday, August 6

Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) – Washington, D.C.

Heartland Diversity Job Fair – Kansas City, MO

Ongoing

The application period for the US Department of Justice Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) began last week and will continue through September 7.

Next Week

The Mock Interview Program (Phase I) continues and Fall OCI (Phase I) takes place.

U.S. Department of Justice Paid Summer Positions and Post Graduate Positions – Application Period Now Open!

Interested in working for the federal government next summer or after graduation? If so, then consider applying to the United States Department of Justice Summer Law Intern Program (for 2Ls) and Honors Program (for 3Ls).

The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department’s competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate’s background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment. The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department.

The highly competitive Honors Program is only way that the Department hires entry-level attorneys. Selection for employment is based on many elements of a candidate’s background including academic achievement, law review or moot court experience, legal aid and clinical experience, and summer or part-time legal employment. The Department also considers specialized academic studies (including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees), work experience, and extracurricular activities that directly relate to the work of the Department.

To apply for either program, you must complete the online application by Tuesday, September 7, 2010. To access the online application and get more information about each program, please visit the appropriate link:

SLIP: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/arm/sp/sp.htm.
Honors Program: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/arm/hp/hp.htm

Free Law Passes for UM Law Students

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation.  On occasion, this organization offers law students free scholarship passes to upcoming seminars.

Currently, there are free passes for the following seminars:

  • International Taxation in Miami, FL on September 16, 2010
  • Landlord-Tenant Law Update in West Palm Beach, FL on September 16, 2010

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. This is a win-win situation.

Interested students should email the CDO for more information. Passes are given on a first come, first serve basis and only a limited number of passes are available for each seminar.