The Goodwin Public Interest Fellowship for Students of Color offers two $7,500 awards to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school. Selected fellows are guaranteed a “straight-to-callback” interview with the Goodwin Procter office of their choice in the fall interviewing season during their second year of law school. Fellows are also invited to participate in some of our summer associate program events during their summer at the public interest organization.
More information and a copy of the application are available here. The deadline to apply is February 25th, 2011.
Want to learn how you can apply for summer positions through the Externship Program?
Already secured a position for the summer and want to earn academic credit?
Get these questions answered at the UM Law Externship Program Informational Session. This Information Session will cover how students can earn academic credit for uncompensated legal positions with qualifying employers during Summer 2011.
The session will take place on Monday, February 14th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room F309.
Lunch will be served.
Applications for the Summer 2011 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students are now available. Copies of the application materials are available from your CDO advisor and may also be picked up in the Career Development Office, Room A112. The deadline to submit application materials to Amy Perez, Director of Judicial Clerkships (Career Development Office Room A112) is Thursday, February 24th at 5:00 pm.
An information session regarding the Summer 2011 program will be held Thursday, February 10th at 12:30 p.m. in Room F209. Former interns will be on hand to discuss their experiences at the Court.
Tuesday, February 8
Deadline to submit bids for employers participating in Spring Recruiting 2011 Session #1 is 11:00 p.m. For more information on how to submit your bids, please view the Spring Recruiting Student Guide to Symplicity available in the CDO Symplicity Document Library or from your CDO advisor.
Thursday, February 10
Information session for the Summer 2011 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students will take place at 12:30 p.m. in room 209.
First Year Associate Survival Guide Presentation, 12:30 p.m. in room 109. Lunch will be served.
Coming Up Next Week: Summer Externship Program information session
Miami Law students are invited to attend a presentation by law firm recruitment expert Doug Fleming, Esq. on Thursday, February 10th on how students can best prepare for life after law school.
The presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. in room 109. Lunch will be provided. Among the topics to be discussed are the current state of law firm hiring, changes to the recruiting process and how to break away from the applicant pack.
Registration is now open for the Florida Bar’s 9th Annual Litigation and Arbitration Conference (the ILAC) to be held on Friday, February 4, 2011, at the beautiful Westin Diplomat Hotel Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Don’t miss out on this phenomenal gathering of legal experts from around the globe as they discuss and present on the latest topics in international litigation and arbitration.
A special seminar without lunch is available for law students for $100.00. Students interested in attending can email the CDO for a registration form.
Don’t delay! — Register today for the ILAC at the Florida Bar’s CLE website accessible through this link.
The dual track program includes these exciting panels:
• International Media Law Problems: Culture, Conflict, and Client Compliance in the Global Arena
• Hot Topics in International Litigation
• Managing Your Arbitration and Arbitrators
• Hot Topics in International Arbitration
• Judge’s Panel: International Aspects to Receivership Litigation
Tuesday, February 1
Spring Recruiting Information and OCI Training Session, 12:30 p.m., room 209
Want to learn how to participate in Spring Recruiting? Unfamiliar with Symplicity or want a refresher course? Attend the Spring Recruiting Information and OCI Training Session. The same program will also take place on Thursday for those who cannot attend on Tuesday.
Thursday, February 3
Spring Recruiting Information and OCI Training Session, 12:30 p.m., room 109
Want to learn how to participate in Spring Recruiting? Unfamiliar with Symplicity or want a refresher course? Attend the Spring Recruiting Information and OCI Training Session. The same program will also take place on Tuesday for those who cannot attend on Thursday.
Spring Judicial Intern Program – Mandatory Orientation for Participating Students
2L and 3L students participating in the Spring Judicial Intern Program must attend the mandatory orientation taking place on Thursday, February 3 at 5:30 p.m. in room 352. Questions about this program can be sent to Amy Perez of the CDO.
Monday, January 24
1L CDO Workshop, 12:30 p.m., room 309
Tuesday, January 25
1L CDO Workshop, 12:30 p.m., room 309
Wednesday, January 26
1L CDO Workshop, 12:30 p.m., Learning Center, room 170
Friday, January 28
1L CDO Workshop, 12:30 p.m., room 352
Deadline to apply for the Spring 2011 Judicial Intern Program is 5:00 p.m. (2L and 3L students)
The Judicial Intern Program of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court (Miami, FL) places second and third year University of Miami School of Law students in a direct working relationship with county and circuit judges in the Civil, Criminal, Juvenile, Family and Domestic Violence Divisions.
The schedule by which the law student will intern will be a matter to be determined between the student and judge. However, a minimum of 5-10 hours per week is required. Interns are not permitted to work with any law firm or other legal agency while participating in this program.
The Career Development Office is responsible for matching students and judges. To every extent possible, the assignment will be based on students’ expressed areas of interest. To participate in the program, students must submit an application, resume and short writing sample. Applications are available in the CDO (Room A-112) or from your CDO advisor. Also, students must attend a mandatory orientation, during which time you learn of the judge you matched with.
Applications are due to Amy Perez of the CDO by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 28th.
Every year, law students around the country spend their summer in a different city. Finding housing for the summer is one of the biggest challenges to spending a summer away. Below are some resources that may help you if you are looking for housing this summer:
1. The NALP Apartment Exchange allows students to search for housing or post their own listing – all for free. The NALP Apartment Exchange will be available from January 15 through May 15. Free registration is required to use the site.
2. Spending the summer in NYC? The Educational Housing Services is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully furnished housing to students, grad students and interns coming to New York City. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community of your peers. Details here.
3. More resources in NYC: NYU’s Summer Housing program will run for eleven weeks, from May 29 to August 13 . The minimum stay is four consecutive weeks, maximum is 11 consecutive weeks. Accommodations are available for single adults and couples age 18 or over, and for families with children.
Law School housing includes two high-rise buildings and two low-rise buildings. All of our housing is apartment or apartment-style, from studio and 1-bedroom apartments to double and triple suites in which each resident has a private bedroom in a 2 or 3-bedroom unit, sharing the kitchen and bath with the other resident(s) of the suite.
More information is available here.