Student Volunteer/Networking Opportunity

If you are interested in practicing in the Clearwater/Pinellas County area and would like to network and meet potential employers, colleagues, and judges, the law students at the University of Miami have been invited to participate in the 78th Annual Clearwater Bar Association’s Oyster Roast as a student volunteer. The Oyster Roast is being held on the Grounds of Florin Roebig, P.A., 777 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor, FL.

The Oyster Roast is an event held annually by the Clearwater Bar Association where local attorneys and judges put aside the adversarial process, “kick off their shoes,” and enjoy food and drinks from local vendors. In addition to being a great time, it can be a unique opportunity for law students to socialize with practicing attorneys and judges.

This year, as they have in the past, they are inviting law students to attend for FREE (yes, free!) if they assist with the cleanup process. There are a limited number of volunteer spots available, so if this is something that you or your organization is interested in participating in, please contact Caitlein Jammo (information below) as quickly as possible. The volunteer spots will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please include the following in your email:

  1. Name, address, and phone number;
  2. Your law school;
  3. Are you a student-member of the Clearwater Bar Association? (We encourage all student-volunteers to sign up for the Clearwater Bar Association. There is not a membership fee for student-members and this is a great way to connect with the local legal community);
  4. Are you available for cleanup on: a. The night of the Oyster Roast (Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:30-10:00 p.m.);
  5. The morning after the Oyster Roast (Sunday, March 26, 2017 10 a.m.-Noon); or
  6. Both?

We ask that you only offer to volunteer for time slots if you are genuinely able to attend, as we will be depending on your help.

Contact Information:

Caitlein Jammo, Esq., 911 Chestnut Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. Phone: 727.461.1818; Fax: 727.462.0365.

 

Call for Applications: Next Generation WPS+GPS Symposium

Deadline:  1 June 2017.

Open to: applicants between the ages of 25 and 40 years old, currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a Masters or PhD program in international affairs, security studies, gender studies, anthropology, political science, international development or a related discipline.

Venue: 12-19 November 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Description:

WIIS is pleased to announce the launch of the Next Generation WPS+GPS Symposium. The five-day symposium will examine international security challenges from a gender perspective and bring together an international cohort of 24 graduate students (MA and PhD students). The symposium is scheduled to take place November 12-19, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The symposium is a part of a larger initiative designed to bridge existing divides between the traditional security community and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) community. The WPS+GPS Initiative seeks to reframe and broaden the WPS agenda to include a Gender, Peace, and Security (GPS) agenda in order to advance knowledge and build and support a community of international security experts that is more diverse and knowledgeable about gender analyses of complex international security challenges.

The WPS+GPS Initiative is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Symposium details:

The symposium will feature interactive lectures and seminar discussions on the gender dimensions of international security challenges. We will focus on regional as well as transnational challenges such as terrorism, migration, and peace operations. Symposium participants will receive professional development and skills training, including how to effectively communicate with the media, write for policymakers, and leverage social media. Participants will also gain exposure to government agencies, international organizations, and think tanks.

Finally, symposium participants will be invited to actively participate in the first workshop of the WPS+GPS research and book project. This project brings together leading scholars and experts across disciplines and across the globe to take stock of WPS+GPS efforts and define research and policy agendas for the future. WIIS will seek to pair graduate students with senior members of the research and book project and encourage them to set up joint research and writing teams. In addition, selected participants will be requested to write two blogs following the symposium.

Eligibility:

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Selection is based on a competitive application process. WIIS will invite 24 applicants to participate in the program. Candidates must be:
  • Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a Masters or PhD program in international affairs, security studies, gender studies, anthropology, political science, international development or a related discipline. Students who will be enrolled within the next academic year will also be considered;
  • Between the ages of 25 and 40;
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English;
  • All genders are encouraged to apply.

Costs:

All costs associated with symposium travel and accommodation will be covered by WIIS.

Application:

Prospective participants must provide the following application materials:

Application form that can be found online;
Resume;
A high resolution picture;
Two letters of reference submitted directly to WIIS by references via email. The subject line should read, “Reference 2017 NGS: applicant’s last name.

Letter of interest which should address the following:

–Why the applicant is interested;
–How the applicant’s experience, education, and general background would contribute to the Next Generation Symposium; and
–How the symposium would enhance the applicant’s future career goals.
All inquiries and application materials should be submitted via email. The subject line should read, “Application 2017 NGS: last name of the applicant.”

Applications are due by June 1, 2017. Selected participants will receive formal invitations in late June/early July 2017.

See the website for additional details.

 

 

This Week at the CDO (Week of March 6th, 2017)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017:

  • CDO Presents: 19th Annual Informational Career Fair – 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Law School Campus Bricks 1: Meet attorneys from government, business, law firms and public interest organizations. Learn about their practice areas and experience while you network. For additional details, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood and the website.

This Week at the CDO (Week of February 20th, 2017)

This Week at the CDO (Week of February 20th, 2017):

Thursday, February 23, 2017:

  • CDO Presents: Networking Nosh – 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM – Law School Campus, Room F-209: A luncheon and panel presentation by the Administrative Law Section of The Florida Bar.

 

National Association of Women Lawyers 2017 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

NAWL established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law.

The rules for the competition are as follows:

Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law. Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2016-17 school year. The essays must be the law student author’s own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the summer, fall, or spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.

FORMAT: Essays must be double-spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman font. All margins must be one inch. Entries must not exceed 15 pages of text, excluding notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes. Citation style should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than 15 pages of text, excluding notes, or that are not in the required format will not be read.

JUDGING: NAWL Women Lawyers Journal® designees will judge the competition. Essays will be judged based upon content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style, and timeliness.

QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the Chair of the Writing Competition, Professor Jennifer Martin.

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Entries must be received by May 1, 2017. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. Entries must provide a cover letter providing the author’s name, title of the essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number, and permanent mailing address. Entries must be submitted in the following format: email an electronic version (in Microsoft Word) to Professor Jennifer Martin.

AWARD: The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in the Women Lawyers Journal. The most recent winning paper was Human trafficking waivers: How the United States implicitly violates federal law and empowers ISIS to commit human trafficking crimes written by Paloma A. Kennedy, Washington University School of Law. Please view the paper by clicking here.

 

Attend the UM Career Expo on February 22nd – Open to Students and Alumni

University of Miami School of Law students and alumni are cordially invited to attend the University of Miami Career Expo on Wednesday, February 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.

The Career Expo has traditionally attracted companies from various industries such as business, healthcare, communication, government, non-profits, technology and financial services. This expo is specially designed to expose students and alumni to a broad spectrum of career paths, as well as provide them with opportunities to secure internships and full-time jobs. This is not a legal industry expo and law firms are not participating. This is, however, a great opportunity to connect with employers from other industries.

The expo is open to University of Miami degree seeking students and alumni only. Students and alumni must come professionally dressed. Bring plenty of copies of your resume and your Cane Card. Students not professionally dressed and/or without their Cane Card will not be admitted.

Please note that law students and graduates need not register in advance. Click here to view a list of participating employers.

FREE REGISTRATION TO ATTEND THE SOVEREIGNTY SYMPOSIUM XXX – Ed Edmondson Scholarship Applications Are Now Being Accepted

WHO? Ed Edmondson served in the United States Congress representing Oklahoma for twenty years.  He was a long time supporter of both Native American concerns and education.

WHEN? The Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. will host Sovereignty Symposium XXIX on June 7 and 8, 2017, at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Symposium registration scholarships will be offered in Congressman Edmondson’s name as the Symposium’s thank you for his support and efforts during its founding. Please apply early as the number of available scholarships is limited.

HOW? Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for a scholarship in a simple letter of application.  There is no formal application form.

DUE? May 31, 2017

Applications may be emailed. Or mailed to:

The Sovereignty Symposium

Attn:  Ed Edmondson Scholarship Committee

Oklahoma Judicial Center, Suite 1

2100 North Lincoln Boulevard

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

For further information, email the Sovereignty Symposium.

Enter The Sovereignty Symposium XXX: Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition

The Sovereignty Symposium XXX – 2017 will be held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 7 and June 8, 2017.  The Sovereignty Symposium is the foremost legal gathering on Native American law in the world.  It was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues regarding Indian law can be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment.  Over the past twenty-nine years, the Symposium has examined a wide diversity of themes.  In conjunction with the Symposium, our scholarly collection of legal and historical writings is presented to all the participants.  Legal libraries all over the United States regularly solicit copies of the publication for their collections.

WHO? John B. Doolin was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972, and he served as Chief Justice from 1987-1988.   He loved to read and write, collect Indian art, and buy Navajo rugs.  He recognized the need for a forum to address Native American issues as a result of his service on the Indian Affairs Committee at the National Chief Justices’ Conference.  He authorized the formation of the Sovereignty Symposium in 1988.

WHAT? The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. are sponsoring a writing competition open to all students enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, its territories or Canada.

WHEN? In conjunction with Sovereignty Symposium XXX, which will be held June 7-8, 2017 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a scholarly collection of legal and historical writings will be presented to all participants.  Legal libraries all over the United States regularly solicit copies of the publications for their collections.   The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.  First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $750.00; $500.00; and $250.00 will be awarded.  The winning entry will also be published in the 2016 Symposium compendium of materials.  Second and third place entries will be published if space permits.

HOW? The entries in the writing competition must be not less than thirty (30) single-spaced pages nor more than fifty (50) single-spaced pages in length.  The paper used shall be 8-1/2” x 11” in size.  The title of the paper, the name of the author and a current mailing address and telephone number must be placed on a cover page. Only the title of the paper should appear at the top of the first page of the text.  The author’s name should appear on the cover page onlyPapers must be submitted in Word or Word Perfect format. Submissions will only be accepted in Word or Word Perfect format by e-mail. Email entries to Kyle Shifflet.

The paper should be single-spaced and in footnote form.  All citations should conform to the latest Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Use a 12-point font in Times New Roman format.  Again, the document should be single spacedThe left and right margins must be 2”; the top and bottom margins must be 1.5”.

Papers are evaluated for: Timelines of Subject; Originality; Legal Analysis; Use of Authority; Creativity of Arguments; Strength and Logic of Conclusions; Grammar; Punctuation and Writing Style.

DUE? Entries must be received no later than May 1, 2017.  Publication releases will be required prior to payment of prize money.

 

OPEN FORUM POST-WOMEN’S MARCH: WHAT NOW?

COME JOIN US TO HEAR HOW TO GET CIVICALLY AND POLITICALLY INVOLVED.

YOU CAN ASK QUESTIONS FROM THE PANELISTS, SHARE YOUR IDEAS, AND LEARN HOW TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE IN GETTING YOUR VOICE HEARD.

FRIDAY FEB 10, 3-5 P.M. SUITES 102 & 107, SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (CORAL GABLES CAMPUS).

Panelists:

  • Nicole Sinder, ACLU Miami Chapter
  • Laura Hernandez, PLANNED PARENTHOOD
  • April Merleaux, Quaker activist and history professor
  • Moderator: Merike Blofield, Political Science/WGS, UM

WE WILL HAVE PIZZA, SNACKS AND BEVERAGES. 

ORGANIZED BY WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES.

 

2017 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program – Student Registration is Open

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2017 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday and Friday, August 3-4 in Chicago, Illinois.  This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, and rising 2L and 3L students.

Last year roughly 150 employers, 190 law schools, and 1,200 law students from across the country participated in the program.  The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and transcripts to bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the materials of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program.  Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program.  You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website.

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program begins Monday, February 6 and will close on Friday, March 10.  Online registration is now open. At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester).  Please note that our school is listed alphabetically as the “University of Miami School of Law” on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools.

We will be paying the $35 registration fee for our students, so you will not be charged anything when you register online.

Once you have registered, the program staff will communicate with you directly via email to the address that you entered when registering for the program. Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in the CDO, Karen Warren.