Invitation to Students and Alumni to Attend University of Miami Career Expo on Campus

University of Miami School of Law students and alumni are cordially invited to attend the University of Miami Career Expo taking place on Wednesday, September 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus.

The Career Expo has traditionally attracted companies from various industries such as business, healthcare, financial services, banking, retail and merchandising, government, telecommunications, and marketing. 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 no law firms will be 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. There is no required registration to attend the expo. 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. A list of participating employers, is available online.

Tampa Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship

The Tampa Hispanic Bar Association (THBA) seeks to promote the exchange of information and ideas related to the practice of law in order to enhance its members’ knowledge and skills. THBA also strives to provide resources and enhanced opportunities for the education of future attorneys of Hispanic origin or descent, while promoting the improvement of Florida’s legal system. These efforts ultimately promote the organization’s important goals of improving the administration of justice and increasing the quantity and quality of the legal services rendered to members of the Hispanic community. As such, the THBA will award two law students a $1,000 scholarship with the expectation that they will further the goals of our organization throughout their legal career. The following are the eligibility requirements for the THBA Cruz-Garcia Law Student Scholarships:

  • Applicant must be a law student of Hispanic origin from the Tampa Bay area; and
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited law school in the State of Florida; and
  • Applicant must have a minimum law school GPA of 2.0 (or equivalent); and
  • Applicant must have distinguished himself/herself academically; or
  • Applicant must have distinguished himself/herself in service-oriented activities that benefit the Hispanic community in the Tampa Bay area; or
  • Applicant must have a demonstrable interest in serving the Hispanic community in the Tampa Bay area upon graduation and/or during law school; and
  • Applicant must be available to attend the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association Eighth Annual Gala being held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

To apply, please submit a current resume, a copy of a current law school transcript, and an essay (no more than 1000 words) that addresses in detail why you are qualified for this scholarship along with any other information you wish to share with the scholarship committee on why you are deserving of this award.

Please submit these items to the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association, Scholarship Committee via email by 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2014. The recipient will be notified by October 31, 2014.

 

 

East Bay Community Law Center/Berkeley Law Seeks Public Benefits & Homeless Rights Director

The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), which is part of the Clinical Program at Berkeley Law, is hiring a Public Benefits & Homeless Rights Director. The Director will coordinate and supervise EBCLC’s public benefits and homelessness work. The ideal candidate is a strong legal advocate, strategic thinker and supervisor, with excellent project management and organizational skills; prior experience and a love for teaching law students; and a passion for working with low-income people. The Director will be supervised by the Managing Director of EBCLC’s Health & Welfare Program.

EBCLC is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide high quality legal services to low-income clients and educational opportunities for law students and community volunteers. As Berkeley’s community-based clinic, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services for low-income residents in the East Bay, with a staff of 40 and 150 law students assisting 5,000 clients each year. Public benefits and homelessness are areas in which EBCLC has provided services since its inception 25 years ago.

A full description of the position, as well as application instructions, can be found online.  Deadline is Sept. 14, 2014, with applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Information Session

Interested in a Career in Federal Government?  The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program offers paid two-year appointments with Federal Government Agencies.  More than 80 Federal Agencies recruit through this program and offer positions in public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.   

The Career Development Office is pleased to welcome former PMF Fellow and UM Law alumnus, Frederick Hawkins, to the law school on Thursday, September 25 to provide an overview of the PMF program, the application process, and to discuss his personal experience and current position with the Department of State.  If you are interested in becoming a PMF Fellow, we strongly encourage you to attend this information session.

The PMF Information Session will be held on Thursday, September 25 in Room A-110 at 12:30pm.

The CDO is aware that some student may not be able to attend because of Rosh Hashanah.  The information session will be videotaped and made available to students and CDO advisor Karen Warren, the PMF liaison for the law school, will be available to meet individually with students.

 

2015-16 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program Applications Now Available!

Apply Today to be a Reproductive Justice Fellow!

Are you a  current 3L or a recent law school graduate?

Fired up about reproductive rights and justice?

Interested in the intersection of RJ and HIV/AIDS?

Want to get hands on training in federal law and policy?

Rub elbows with the leading advocates?

Then consider submitting an application for the 2015-16 Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP). The program runs from the end of August 2015 through August 2016.

RJ Federal Fellows will be placed at nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C. to work to advance reproductive  justice through law and policy. RJ-HIV Fellows will be placed at SisterLove (Atlanta, GA) or Positive Women’s Network – USA (Oakland, CA) and will work at the intersection of RJ and HIV issues.

Application deadline is Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm PT. Please visit the RJFP website to fill out the online form and download the applications.

(Organization applications not yet available; they due in January 2015).

For more information about the RJFP, including bios of current and past Fellows and a list of Placement Organizations, please visit the RJFP homepage.

Questions? Email RJFP@lsrj.org

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 2, 2014)

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014:

  • Fall Recruiting Phase II – Interviews Begin

 

Thursday, September 4, 2014:

  • Fall Recruiting Continues

 

Friday, September 5, 2014:

  • Fall Recruiting Continues

ABA Free Career Advice Series: Interviewing Spectacularly…from Both Sides of the Desk

ABA Free Career Advice Series

Hiring lawyers is an important investment, yet interviewers tend to talk too much and ask too few questions…and interviewees continue to provide the same kinds of answers that fail to distinguish them or bring in offers. This month’s Free Career Advice Series webinar features legal career experts who will focus on:

  • What to look for… on both sides of the interview desk
  • Questions to ask beyond the trite and traditional
  • Ways to anticipate and answer the tough questions to get hired

Interviewing Spectacularly…from Both Sides of the Desk Friday, September 12, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Webinar ABA Member Rate: FREE Non-member Rate: $95.00

ABA Free Career Advice Series is a monthly webinar series featuring practical tips from legal career experts.

Register Now >>

Registration is Now Open for the Workforce Recruitment Program!

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a referral and recruitment program that identifies students with disabilities who are interested in employment with the federal government. The WRP is one of the main paths to:

  • Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies
  • Explore careers in the federal service
  • Gain Interviewing experience

A recruiter will be assigned to the University of Miami School of Law to conduct interviews with interested candidates. Candidates that are accepted into the program will have the opportunity to be interviewed for federal and private sector positions. Participation is open to any students with disabilities at all levels and majors, and degree programs. Veterans with disabilities are especially urged to apply.

To register to participate, click here

For more information on how you can participate, contact your Campus Coordinator – Debbie Rowe-Millwood.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

  • Department of State – Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) 3-Year New Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • Department of Justice – Attorney General’s Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/02/14)
  • Housing & Urban Development – Office of General Counsel Legal Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/05/14)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Louis D. Brandeis Attorney Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 09/07/14)
  • Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Competition Entry Level Attorney Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/14)
  • Department of Homeland Security – Office of General Counsel General Counsel’s Honors Attorneys Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/14)
  • Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General – Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/14)
  • Comptroller of the Currency – Law Department Chief Counsel’s Employment Program (Paid, Deadline 09/19/14)
  • City of Philadelphia – District Attorney’s Office Third Year Law Student New Attorney Hiring Program (Paid, Deadline 09/20/14)

Fall

  • Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 08/29/14)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/31/14)
  • Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law  Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • Department of Commerce – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/15/14)

Fall & Spring

  • Environmental Protection Agency – R10 Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/15/14)

Spring

  • Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • The White House – Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/07/14)

Summer

  • Department of Justice – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/02/14)

 

 

Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Fall

  • Government of the District of Columbia – Office of Police Complaints Law Clerk Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/29/14)
  • Federal Communications Commission – Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 08/31/14)
  • Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • Department of Commerce – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 09/15/14)

Spring

  • Department of the Interior – Office of the Solicitor Legal Internship/Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • The White House – Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/07/14)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R10 Externship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 09/15/14)

Summer

  • Environmental Protection Agency – Office of General Counsel Summer Honors Program (Paid, Deadline 08/30/14)
  • Indiana Office of the Attorney General – Law Clerkship Program (Paid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • Department of State – Office of the Legal Advisor (Civil) – Summer Intern (Unpaid, Deadline 09/01/14)
  • Department of Justice – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/02/14)
  • Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Consumer Protection  Summer Honors Legal Intern (Paid, Deadline 09/04/14)
  • Central Intelligence Agency – Office of General Counsel Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/14)
  • Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Competition Legal Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 09/15/14)

Programs with “Rolling Deadlines” review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply early for these programs.