Roundtable Invitation: The Implications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Social Media Sites

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida is hosting “The Implications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Social Media Sites,” hosted by Keith Lipscomb, Steven Eisenberg, and Deborah Baker. 

This ABA Roundtable Event will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the Law Offices of Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker PL, located at 2 Biscayne Blvd., Penthouse Suite 3800, Miami, Florida 33131.  

If interested in attending, please RSVP to Ms. Alejandra Albuerne, (786) 431-2228.  Seating is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in 2012 on the basis of a single national competition. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.  Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.  

The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 1, 2011.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
  • Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
  • A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled — in the graduate degree program for which you request support.

Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.  The program values a commitment to the constitution and the bill of rights. The program promotes a strong sense of community among fellows and alumni through fall conferences for fellows and numerous events for fellows and alumni held throughout the country. The top 77 applicants will be designated “finalists” and will be asked to appear for interviews in New York City or Los Angeles in late-January of 2012. Reasonable expenses will be covered by the Fellowship Program.  The 30 fellowship winners, selected from among the 77 finalists, will be announced in February of 2012.

 For additional information, please visit the website.

Announcing the Echoing Green Fellowship

The two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program provides start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. The Fellowship offers:

•    A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
•    A health insurance stipend
•    A yearly professional development stipend
•    Conferences led by organizational development experts
•    Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
•    A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world

The Echoing Green Fellowship selection process is highly competitive. Applicants progress through three application stages with eliminations after each phase. By the end of the process, Echoing Green will have narrowed the 2500+ applications to 12-20 fellowships. The 2011 Fellows will begin their fellowship July 2011 and continue until June 30, 2013.

The application dates are announced early Fall each year with applications accepted during an open call typically in October and November.  Join the Echoing Green mailing list  to be the first to know when dates of the next application cycle are announced.

For additional information about eligibility and assessment criteria, visit the Echoing Green website.

 
 

 

Bidding for the 2011 Los Angeles Interview Program (LAIP) is Now Open!

Bidding for the 2011 Los Angeles Interview Program (LAIP) is now open and will conclude on Thursday, July 7th.  University of Miami School of Law students who pre-registered for this job fair received an email with bidding instructions this week.  All Miami law students interested in this job fair who did not pre-register should contact Diane Quick  of the CDO to receive the information and be added to the LAIP mailing list.

Bidding for the 2011 Washington, D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) is Now Open!

Bidding for the 2011 Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) is now open and will conclude on Thursday, July 7th.  University of Miami School of Law students who pre-registered for this job fair received an email with bidding instructions this week.  All Miami law students interested in this job fair who did not pre-register should contact Diane Quick of the CDO to receive the information and be added to the WDCIP mailing list.

The Deadline for the Palm Beach County Diversity Internship Program Has Been Extended

The deadline to apply for the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Diversity Internship Program has been extended until Friday, June 3, 2011.  The internship program runs from June 20th-July 29th.  Diverse law students in the top 50% of their class who want to gain valuable work experience in Palm Beach County this summer should apply for a position. 

The program has approximately 15 private firms and 5 government agencies participating this summer!  Pay varies on the position and employer, but averages $12 per hour.  For application and additional information, please visit the website.  Completed applications must be forwarded to Adrian Alvarez, Esq. and Edrick Barnes, Esq. by Friday, June 3rd

The National LGBT Bar Association is Now Seeking Candidates for Positions at the American Bar Association

The LGBT Bar is now accepting statements of interest from individuals who wish to represent the organization in various positions at the American Bar Association. The National LGBT Bar Association is an official affiliate of the ABA and, as such, holds a seat in the ABA House of Delegates. In addition, the LGBT Bar liaises in an official capacity with many key sections within the ABA — including three seats in the Young Lawyers Division (YLD), a seat within the Law Student Division and positions on the Coordinating Committee on HIV/AIDS, the Commission on Women in the Profession, as well as others.  

** Experience working with the American Bar Association is necessary. **

To review a detailed description of the positions and their requirements and duties, please click here.

Please send your statement of interest as well as your resume to the LGBT Bar with the subject title “ABA Representative” by 11:59pm EDT, May 31, 2011. No late submissions will be accepted.

The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated LGBT legal organizations. The association promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.

For additional information, visit the website.

Join the National Women’s Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice for a Day-Long Training

Are you a law student who will be in Washington, DC this summer? Are you interested in reproductive justice issues? Join the National Women’s Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice for a day-long training.

WHAT: Reproductive Law & Policy 101: A Training for Law Students; Co-sponsored by the National Women’s Law Center and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.

WHEN: Friday, June 3, 2011; 9 am to 5 pm

WHERE: Hogan Lovells; 555 13th St NW

The training is FREE and breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Law students interested in attending must register by Friday, May 27. Space is limited, and last year the event reached capacity, so register early.

Presentation topics will include:

·         Reproductive Health on the Hill: What’s Happening and What You Can Do

·         Abortion Case Law: Past, Present, and Future

·         Reproductive Health Care and the New Health Care Law

·         What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Religious Restrictions on Access to Reproductive Health Care

Questions? Contact your CDO advisor.

Check Out The ABA Section of International Law’s 2011 International Internship Program Website

 The ABA Section of International Law’s 2011 International Internship Program website, hosted by the Law Student, LL.M., and New Lawyer Outreach Committee, lists law firms across the globe who have offered to host internships for the Summer of 2011.

2011 National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

The NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS CONFERENCE  will be held on October 14 & 15, 2011 – SAVE THE DATE! 

Where:             National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD 

Keynote:          Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO 

Deadline:          August 25 if you ask The Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare.  September 29 for all others. 

Registration will open in July. Register early to ensure admission!  

Brochure:     Conference brochures and registration forms will be mailed in July. 

More Info:     Watch the website for more details in the coming months.