University of Miami School of Law Seeks Student Service Fellow

The Fellows Program challenges each Fellow to evaluate, research, design and implement new programs, systems and services to better the law student experience at Miami Law. Fellows are expected to think outside the box and propose innovative and creative suggestions to enhance the student experience.

Student Support: Will always be responsible for connecting students in need w/the Dean of Students or other law school resources, (Financial Aid, Law Registrar, Disability Services among others) and University Resources (Health Center, Parking, Student Accounts among others) to ensure that services are provided.

Student Programming: Will be responsible for coordination and/or providing support for large law school events and programs which may include Orientation, meetings for social events organized by the Dean or the Dean of Students to promote community life at the UM School of Law, 1L social events, Wellness Week, Mental Health Day, U Networking lunches and breakfasts and Mindfulness and the Law Programming.

Technology: Maintain current student webpage with new articles, upcoming events, and other relevant information. Develop additional content for Website including FAQ’s on topics of concern to the Student Body. Special Projects, Professionalism/Networking.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree required and JD degree prfd., significant experience w/the University of Miami Coral Gables campus and the School of Law prfd. Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills. Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Salary: $24,049.33-$48,585.00

Apply through UM’s Human Resources webpage: www.miami.edu/careers, select a job, and click on Apply Online. (Position # 040890, Department: School of Law, Job Title: Program Coordinator). Please email Greg Levy if you have questions regarding the position or call Greg at 305.284.6087.

Deadline to apply: June 13, 2011.

Diversity Job Fairs – Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the following job fairs:

Rocky Mountain Diversity Career Fair

The Rocky Mountain Diversity Career Fair aims to assist employers in fulfilling their commitments to diversity and expand opportunities for law students and law graduates traditionally under-represented in the practice of law in the Rocky Mountain region, including law students and graduates who are ethnic or racial minorities, disabled, and/or gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The job fair takes place at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, Friday, September 9, 2011.  Interested applicants can begin applying April 15 (deadline is July 25) by clicking here

Vault/MCAA Legal Diversity Career Fair

The Vault/MCAA Legal Diversity Career Fair is open to 2L, 3L and lateral candidates in Washington D.C. on Friday, July 29. The Los Angeles fair will take place Tuesday, July 26. Registration for each fair is separate and both are currently open. Apply here. No registration deadline is indicated, apply now if interested.

Virginia Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

The Virginia Bar Association (“VBA”) Annual Diversity Job Fair is open to rising 2L and 3L law students of diverse backgrounds (including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age) who are interested in practicing in Virginia. There is no cost to students for participation in the fair.  More information and registration can be found here. Student registration began on May 16th and end on July 1st.

National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair

The National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, July 26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The early registration fee for the Job Fair and Job Fair Reception is $25.00 for law students and members of the class of 2011, and $50.00 for laterals. After May 20th, the regular registration fee is $50.00 for law students and members of the class of 2011, and $75.00 for laterals.  Registration is also available online with a credit card here. Registration is now open, deadline is July 12th.  

Heartland Legal Diversity Job Fair

The Heartland Diversity Job Fair takes place August 5-6 and is open to rising 2Ls, 3Ls and class of 2011 graduates. The  Fair is designed to expose students to both traditional and non-traditional employers.  For more information visit here. Registration deadline is May 20, 2011.

Lavender Law Career Fair

The Lavender Law Job Fair is open to rising 2L and 3L lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and in 2011 will be held in Los Angeles, California on September 8.  For more information please visit here. Registration deadlines are August 1 (early registration) and August 15.

The Boston Lawyers Group Boston & Washington Job Fairs for Law Students of Color

The Boston Job fair will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at the InterContinental Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA. The Washington, D.C. Job Fair will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. In addition to the job fairs, the Boston Lawyers Group (“BLG”) will host networking receptions for selected students. Registration for the fair is open April 1, – July 11, 2011. For more information, please visit their website and click on “Employment Opportunities.”

The Indianapolis Diversity Job Fair

Full-time 2L law students representing all aspects of diversity are invited to participate in the Indy Bar Diversity Job Fair.  In addition to the opportunity to interview with more than 20 firm, government and corporate legal employers, three (3) student attendees will each be presented with a $2500 scholarship. This job fair is Thursday and Friday, August 18-19, 2011 and registration includes student reception on the first night of the job fair.  For more information, including registration information, and a list of participating employers from the 2010 job fair please see the flyer located on the Symplicity Document Library/Student Portal. The deadline to register to participate is July 18, 2011.

Georgia State University College of Law is hosting the 7th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)

Georgia State University College of Law is hosting the 7th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in intellectual property law.  Students will be able to interview for positions in various areas of IP, including patent, trademark, trade secrets, and copyright law. 

To register for the Job Fair, please complete the following steps: 

(1)  Review the Employer List (available in the Document Library on Symplicity) to determine if you are qualified and interested in participating in the job fair.  The positions are for rising 2Ls or 3Ls. 

(2)  Review the Student Instruction Checklist and complete the Participation Form (available in the Document Library on Symplicity), which must be submitted to Karen Warren in the CDO on or before 5:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19th.  UM Law will pay your registration fee so please carefully consider if you are interested in attending this job fair. 

(3)  Starting Friday, May 27th, you will be able to download instructions on how to upload your resume and bid on the participating employers.  Visit here for step-by-step instructions.

The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association’s Business Law Committee Present: Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done, Part 6-A

The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association’s Business Law Committee present “Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done,” Part 6-A. This event will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The 1.0 hour Florida CLE will be presented by Alan H. Aronson of Akerman Senterfitt. You may attend this event either in person or by telephone conferencing.

For those attending in person, the session will be held at Akerman Senterfitt, One SE Third Avenue, 24th Floor, Miami, Florida 33131. 

You are welcome to bring your own lunch. 

Dial-in instructions will be e-mailed to all telephone participants one day prior to the course. Please mute your line for the duration of the call, unless you wish to speak or ask a question.

Law students are encouraged to participate in this event. 

Please RSVP (and indicate whether participating in person or telephonically) to Alan Aronson by May 23, 2011.

ASECA Alumni Securities Law Writing Competition

Securities Law Writing Competition – 2011

1st Place           $,5000

2nd Place          $3,000

3rd Place           $2,000

Topic:               Any subject in the field of Securities Law

Eligibility:          Students enrolled in any accredited law school in the United States, with expected graduation date in 2012 or later. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2011, and papers scheduled for publication in 2011 or 2012 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible.

Deadline:          November 18, 2011

Mail Two Copies of Submissions to: ASECA, P.O. Box 5767, Washington, DC 20016

All submissions must include author’s name and contact information, including email address, postal address, law school, and year of anticipated graduation. For submissions which have been published or are scheduled to be published, the name and date of publication should be included. Receipt of submissions should be acknowledged by email. 

Submissions must be received by November 18, 2011. Email submissions will not be accepted. Questions may be directed to Cecile Strodes, ASECA Executive Director, via email at info@secalumni.org or at 202.462.1211. 

Award winners will be invited to attend ASECA’s annual dinner in Washington, DC on February 24, 2012. Travel and lodging expenses for the first place award will be reimbursed by ASECA up to $1,000.00 in actual expenses.

The Deadline for The Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students Has Been Extended

The deadline to submit applications for the Fall 2011 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students has been extended until Monday, May 23rd at 5:00 pm.  Applications are available in the Career Development Office, Room A112.   

For questions regarding the Program you may contact the Director of Judicial Clerkships, Amy Perez (agperez@law.miami.edu or 305.284.1924), and/or listen to the podcast from the recent summer 2011 program information session, located here.

The Information Law Institute of NYU’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy is Accepting Applications for a One-Year Fellowship in the Area of Privacy Law

The Information Law Institute of NYU’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy is accepting applications for a one-year fellowship in the area of privacy law, with a focus on issues related to location tracking.  The fellowship is open to law school graduates with excellent credentials and will begin in Fall 2011.  

While in residence at NYU School of Law, the fellow will be expected to play a leading role in researching and writing a white paper on the subject of location tracking and privacy, disseminating the results of the study, and organizing a conference or workshop on the topic.  The fellow will also be encouraged to pursue his or her own privacy-related research agenda during the fellowship year. The location tracking project will be supervised by Helen Nissenbaum (Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication), Katherine Strandburg (Professor of Law), and Ira Rubinstein (ILI Senior Fellow).   

The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in Information Law Institute activities, including the multidisciplinary Privacy Research Group, to interact with other faculty associated with the ILI, and to take part in many other activities at NYU School of Law.  Further information about the ILI and our associated Privacy Research Group is available here.  

The ILI fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000, along with benefits.  Applications for the fellowship should be sent by email to ILI assistant Nicole Arzt, and should include:  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of or links to any relevant publications, and the names and contact information of three references.   

The fellowship is made possible by a generous grant from Microsoft Corporation.

Educational Debt Relief Summer 2011 Webinar Schedule

Equal Justice Works is pleased to announce the launch of its new educational debt relief webinar series!  This new series is designed to address the concerns and needs of students before, during and after law school, as well as provide law school professionals with tools to help students make more informed decisions on managing educational debt.  

Featured topics include:

*  Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven

*  How to Pay Your Bills AND Your Student Loans

*  Planning Before You Borrow

The following are descriptions and dates for the upcoming schedule:

Learn How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness. A must attend for anyone with high educational debt planning to work or currently working for the government or a nonprofit organization, this webinar explains how you can benefit from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.

Friday, July 8, Noon-1 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. CDT, 9 a.m PDT). Click here to register for this session. 

How to Pay Your Bills AND Your Student Loans: Utilizing Income-Based Repayment Saddled with high student debt?  This webinar reviews Income-Based Repayment, a powerful provision of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act that allows anyone with high debt relative to their income to reduce their federal student loan payments.

Wednesday, May 18, 2-2:45 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT). Click here to register for this session.

Get Your Educational Loans Forgiven: Public Service Loan Forgiveness. For recent graduates working in government or at a nonprofit, this webinar explains how to make sure you immediately begin fulfilling requirements to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness so that your educational debt will be forgiven as soon as possible.

Thursday, May 25, 2-2:45 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT). Click here to register for this session.

Plan Before You Borrow: What You Should Know About Educational Loans BEFORE You Go to Graduate School. Interested in government or public interest work after graduating?  This webinar will help you plan ahead and make sure you can take full advantage of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.

Thursday, June 16, 2-3 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT, 11 a.m. PDT). Click here to register for this session.

The James E. Beckley Writing Competition in Securities Arbitration and Law

Sponsored by Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”), the James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law. First Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500. The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors publish the first place paper and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions. Winners will be announced at the PIABA Annual Meeting and posted on the PIABA Website Student Section. 

Topic. The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen. 

Eligibility. The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States.  Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are also eligible.  Employees of PIABA (except for students working less than 20 hours per week) are not eligible to enter the competition.

Authorship. The author must have performed all the key tasks of researching, writing, and revising the paper for himself or herself, but may have received a reasonable amount of advice from academicians or practitioners. Except for any discussions or other activities that occur as part of course activities approved by the student’s professor, the author must avoid collaboration with other students. If the paper is written as an assignment in a legal writing class and if the student was assigned to produce the paper along with a partner, the student may submit the paper but must identify the portions for which the student was the sole author. Only those parts of the paper will be evaluated. Under no other circumstances may any of the written product be produced by another.

Criteria and Judging. All entries will be judged anonymously by the PIABA Competition Judges, who will select the winning submission(s). The PIABA Executive Director will notify the award winner(s). The Judges reserve the right not to award any prizes if it is determined that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection that year.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: quality of research and authority provided; accuracy and clarity of the analysis; compliance with legal writing standards and technical quality of writing, including organization, grammar, syntax and form.

Purposes of the James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition. The purposes of the competition are to promote greater interest in and understanding of the fields of securities arbitration and securities law and to encourage excellent legal writing skills in law students. 

Format. Submissions should be on one of the topics listed above. The text of a submission must be double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins. Any Question(s) Presented section, the Statement of the Facts / Statement of the Law section, the Argument section, and/or the Conclusion together are limited to 35 pages. If the submission covers both a topic among those listed above and a topic not listed above, only the topic listed above will be evaluated. Submissions will not be penalized for arguing a position that would limit investor rights rather than expand them.

To Enter. Submit entries electronically to rsringo@piaba.org with the subject heading, “2011 Writing Competition”. Entries must be received via e-mail no later than midnight October 3, 2011 and shall include the required entry form. The contestant’s name and other identifying markings such as school name are not to be on any copy of the submitted entry. The PIABA Executive Director will assign a random number to each entry and will record this number on all copies of each submission. Neither the contestant’s identity nor his or her academic institution will be known to any PIABA Competition Judge. Each entrant may submit only one entry.

Submission Deadline. October 3, 2011. The first place winner is invited to accept the James E. Beckley Writing Competition in-person (expenses paid by the PIABA Investors Foundation) during the President’s Dinner at the PIABA Annual Meeting on October 28, 2011. 2nd – 3rd places, and Honorable Mention(s) are announced at that time as well.

About James E. Beckley. James E. Beckley – a passionate securities arbitration activist and an accomplished scholar – was well known for defending and promoting the rights of public investors. Along with his advocacy skills, he was as a prolific and outstanding writer. Mr. Beckley served on the Securities Industry Conference on Arbitration, an organization created at the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission to maintain and update the Uniform Code of Arbitration for securities arbitration, and to serve as a sounding board on issues of fairness in arbitration. At the time of his death in 1999, Mr. Beckley was the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”) President. This competition and award has been established to honor his legacy. 

For additional information, please visit https://piaba.org/law-students/2011-student-writing-competition.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness in 5 Easy Steps

Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a great solution for folks with lots of student loans planning careers in government or non-profit employment.  But you have to take specific steps to benefit and the requirements can be confusing.  

Heather Jarvis can break it down for you step by step so it makes sense once and for all.  Bring your toughest questions because the expert is in the house! 

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

Tue, May 3, 2011 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT

Thu, May 5, 2011 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM EDT  

Wed, May 25, 2011 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM PDT

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer