Phoenix 1L Holiday Reception

You are cordially invited to join Quarles & Brady LLP for their Home for the Holiday reception for first-year law students attending out-of-state schools to meet and mingle with attorneys from Quarles & Brady to learn more about the firm and its people.

The reception will be held Monday, December 22, 2014, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at the Phoenix office located at 2 North Central Avenue.

RSVP by the 17th of December to Lauren Schneider.


1L Summer Rotation Clerkship-New for Summer 2015

Gain Experience at Both a Law Firm and a Corporation:

First-year law students now have a unique summer clerkship opportunity that combines a traditional law firm clerkship with experience working at an in-house corporate law department. Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is a collaboration of law firms and corporate law departments seeking to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. Our mission is to attract, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community.

How Does the Program Work?

This program connects top legal employers with talented 1L students of color. Students will have the opportunity to work at one of the nation’s best law firms. As part of the law firm clerkship, the students will spend one “rotation” (typically 3 to 4 weeks) working in the law department of a major corporation. Not only will the clerk get valuable legal training essential for success at most law firms, the clerk will gain “real world” insights into the fast-paced environment of a corporate law department.

Applications will be accepted by participating firms starting December 1, 2014. Deadline for applying is January 16, 2015. Students are encouraged to apply before winter break. 

For additional information and details, please visit the website.

Milwaukee Law Firms 1L Holiday Reception

You are cordially invited to join the law firms of Foley & Lardner LLP; Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.; Michael Best & Friedrich LLP; Quarles & Brady LLP; and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.for their annual Home for the Holiday receptions for first year law students attending out-of-state schools.

The receptions will be held on Monday, December 29, 2014, at the locations noted below. Times are staggered so that you may attend all firm receptions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Reinhart Boerner
Van Deuren S.C. 1000 N Water St., Suite 1700
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Foley & Lardner LLP
777 E Wisconsin Ave
3:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
Quarles & Brady LLP
411 E Wisconsin Ave, 24th Floor
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
100 E Wisconsin Ave, Suite 3300
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
780 N Water Street, 17th Floor
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration for the 12th Annual National Animal Law Competitions (NALC) is Open!

NALC is an inter-law school competition presented by the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark, in collaboration with the Animal Legal Defense Fund. It will take place February 27 through March 1, 2015, at HarvardLawSchool in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


NALC provides law students from across the U.S. an opportunity to develop knowledge in the field of animal law while honing their written and oral advocacy skills. NALC draws competitors from top American law schools to participate in three separate competitions:

•    Appellate Moot Court
•    Closing Argument
•    Legislative Drafting & Lobbying

Please find more information here.



For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country’s most prestigious public interest law settings – this opportunity is for you!

Public Counsel has nine exciting law projects and several subprojects that accept summer interns. Projects include a sophisticated appellate law practice, a comprehensive children’s rights program that handles school condition and discipline matters, special education cases, and adoptions, a community development team that supports affordable housing development and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs, an immigrants’ rights group that does compelling asylum work on behalf of victims of torture and political persecution, a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for welfare benefits, and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at-risk of homelessness, and complex consumer fraud and impact litigation that addresses the injuries of individuals as well as systemic reform. Click here to learn more about each of the practice areas. 

Public Counsel’s 2015 summer internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing on May 26, 2015, and ending on July 31, 2015. Both 1L’s and 2L’s are eligible for these internships.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications from 2L’s are currently being received and considered.  Applications from 1L’s will not be accepted until December 1, 2014. If you are a 1L, please wait until December 1 to transmit your application.

For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for a clerkship, interested students should visit Public Counsel’s 2015 Summer Clerkship Application page.



Judge Sandy Karlan has been a Circuit Court Judge since her appointment to the bench by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1995. She is currently the Administrative Judge of the Family Division and is also assigned to the Complex Litigation Division within the Unified Family Court. To honor Judge Karlan, a Law Student Fellowship has been established in her name at LSGMI where 70% of the households are headed by women and one third of household members are children. The Fellowship will provide the opportunity for a rising young law student to continue Judge Karlan’s Legacy as a Pioneer of Women and Children’s Rights and, at the same time, make it possible for LSGMI to help more vulnerable women and children resolve critical legal problems.

Talented and committed law students are indispensable to helping LSGMI fulfills its mission of Equal Justice. Excellent opportunities exist in all LSGMI Projects for law student fellows to build substantive expertise, strengthen practical legal skills, develop professional contacts, and provide vitally needed legal services to those who could not otherwise afford them.  Perhaps most importantly, a law student fellowship at LSGMI fosters a life-long commitment to public interest legal advocacy and pro bono service.

Law student fellows provide important assistance to LSGMI attorneys including interviewing clients and witnesses, drafting legal documents, discovery and briefs, and conducting research and investigations. Law student fellows have frequent opportunities to attend strategy sessions, hearings, mediations, depositions, and community events. These contributions by law student fellows enable LSGMI staff attorneys to engage in complex and systemic advocacy.

To apply for the one semester fellowship beginning in January 2015, please email the following by December 5: (a) resume and (b) cover letter indicating why you want to help women and children with critical legal problems.

The University of Miami Business Plan Competition – Sponsored by the School of Business Administration

The annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the School of Business, encourages entrepreneurship among students throughout the University of Miami. The School of Business Administration recognizes that potentially successful business ideas can come from a wide range of disciplines and may originate from an individual or from a group of individuals.

The competition will have separate tracks for undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni. The competition kickoff is on October 24, 2014, and entrants are invited to submit a 3-5 page concept paper. All entries must be received by 4:00 PM on November 24, 2014 by email to qualify. Following a review of all entries, teams that are selected as semifinalists will be invited to submit detailed business plans. Finalists will be announced before being invited to present their business plans before the judges on April 13-16, 2015 and awarded over $50,000 in prize money and services.

Past winners have included two teams featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. 2007 runner up Rodolfo Saccoman (MBA ’07) presented a plan for in September 2009. Omar Soliman (BBA ’04) took a spin-off of his 2004 competition winner (College Hunks Hauling Junk) called College Foxes Hauling Boxes on Shark Tank in August 2009.

Read more here.

Law Student Workers’ Rights Fellowships Conference Call Nov. 12

Law students of all years are invited to learn about paid summer and post-graduate fellowships in workers’ rights!

Peggy Browning Fellowships. AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer AFL-CIO 2015-2016 Fellowship for Recent Grads SEIU Fellowship.

Wednesday, November 12, 6 to 7 p.m. EST, 3 to 4 p.m. PST

Dial-in Number: 1-626-677-3000

Participant Access Code:  3221991

Hosted by the National Lawyers Guild Labor and Employment Committee and featuring:

  • Mary Anne Moffa – Executive Director, Peggy Browning Fund
  • Matt Ginsburg – Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO
  • LaRell Purdie – Assistant General Counsel, SEIUCall Logistics:  Due to the large number of participants, we ask that all students mute themselves when joining the call.  To make the call interactive, students are encouraged to email or g-chat questions in advance and during the call, including your name, school, and class year.









How To Design YOUR Career (No Matter The Specialty) So It Nets More Profit, Time And You Can Have A Better Life. Presented By Daniel Vazquez, Esq. / CEO of National EUO. Daniel Vazquez, a University of Miami School of Law graduate, is an insurance defense attorney who identified a niche business within the $80 billion dollar insurance industry and founded the National EUO, a provider of examinations under oath to insurance companies nationwide. He is returning to his alma mater to share his story as well as discuss:

  • The secrets to a very lucrative niche practice within the $80 billion dollar insurance industry
  • Diverse niche practices within the insurance industry
  • How to choose a specialty that is right for you
  • The importance of obtaining Specialty Knowledge
  • How you can become an Expert EUO Examiner
  • Employment opportunities with the National EUO and within the industry
  • How to design your career around your desired lifestyle

When:                   Monday, November 10, 2014 Where:                 University of Miami School of Law, Room F-108 Time:                    12:30 p.m. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. RSVP REQUIRED.

OnRamp Fellowship Launched for Women Lawyers Re-Entering the Profession 

The OnRamp Fellowship has expanded to include 15 law firms that are offering more than 80 fellowships in 24 cities across the US for women lawyers who took a break from practicing and want to return to the legal profession. The goal is to give returning women lawyers an opportunity to broaden their legal experience, skills, and contacts while also increasing gender diversity in law firms.

OnRamp Fellowship for women lawyers who want to return to the profession — 15 major law firms are offering fellowships in 24 cities across the U.S., including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Nashville, New York, Tampa, Washington, D.C. The goal of the Fellowship is to increase gender diversity in law firms while also giving returning women an opportunity to broaden their skills, experience, and legal contacts.  See the website for details.