76th Annual Oyster Roast – Volunteer Opportunity for Law Students

Join colleagues and friends for a pleasant evening under the oaks celebrating the 76th Anniversary of this signature event.

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Grounds of Florin Roebig, P.A.
777 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor 

Rain or Shine / Valet Parking Only 

It started in 1939…in Judge Bird’s orange grove during the first full moon in February when the azaleas were in bloom. Florida hand-grenades, a bonfire, oysters and ham began the tradition which has continued for 76 years. It has been said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. One thing about the Oyster Roast has never changed…the camaraderie and fellowship have never gone out of style!

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 students at Miami University School of Law have been invited to participate in the 76th Annual Clearwater Bar Association’s Oyster Roast as a student volunteer.

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 are interested in participating in, please contact Cody Emerson 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 28, 2015 4:00-9:00 p.m.);

b. The morning after the Oyster Roast (Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10 a.m.-Noon); or

c. Both?

Please only offer to volunteer for time slots if you are genuinely able to attend.


The Administrative Conference of the United States is accepting applications from lawyers with at least two years of full-time, post-law school experience to serve as an attorney advisor at the Conference’s office in Washington, DC. Instructions on how to apply appear below under the heading “Applications.” The deadline for submission of applications is March 9, 2015.  


The Conference is an executive branch agency whose principal mission is to recommend empirically based improvements to administrative procedure and related matters to the President, federal agencies, Congress, and the federal judiciary. The Conference also assists individual agencies in improving administrative programs, publishes sourcebooks of enormous value both to the government and public, and provides nonpartisan advice to other agencies and Congress. Most of the research for the Conference is conducted by distinguished academics in law and related disciplines. For additional information about the Conference, please visit the website. 


The attorney advisor will be responsible for researching and analyzing legal issues involving agency adjudication, rulemaking, collaborative governance, agency administration and management, judicial review of agency action, and related matters. Specific duties include: identifying appropriate subjects for reports and recommendations through extensive research and analysis; drafting research reports; working with outside consultants in preparing reports and recommendations; serving as staff counsel to one of the Conference’s committees; preparing workshops and similar events; presenting research findings to the Conference’s members; speaking at meetings of the Conference, professional associations, and law schools about the Conference’s work; and assisting with the implementation of the Conference’s recommendations. Opportunities may arise for the attorney advisor to submit his/her written work for publication. 


An applicant must hold a law degree from an accredited school, be a member in good standing of the bar in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, have worked for at least two years in full-time employment after graduating from law school, possess outstanding analytical and writing abilities, and work well in a collaborative environment. A background in administrative law or a related field is preferred.


The attorney advisor will be compensated as a GS-13 (subject to consideration of relevant work experience and current pay). Information on compensation under the 2015 General Schedule (GS) can be found at the website of the Office of Personnel Management. 


Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (preferably as a single PDF file) to Matthew Wiener, the Executive Director of the Conference no later than March 9, 2015. For questions about the submission of applications, please contact Charysse Hairston, Executive Assistant.


2015 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize


The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that “promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession,” the core mission of the American Inns of Court.


The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition. Please submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.




The winning essay will be announced on or before August 31. You may view the website for any other details.


The Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) Invites Applications for Assistant Dean for Admissions

The Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) invites applications for the position of assistant dean for admissions. The assistant dean for admissions will be responsible for recruiting and enrolling a class of approximately 200 first-year JD students who match the school’s criteria for academic excellence, diversity, and career potential, while also having a key understanding of quantitative metrics and other related implications.  Key duties and responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Develop and lead the execution of annual recruiting plans that take into account the school’s financial needs and criteria for academic excellence and diversity, including median LSAT and GPA targets. Incorporate demographic and psychographic data that drive prospects’ selection decisions and incorporate them into the school’s recruiting strategies;
  • Work closely with law school colleagues to leverage relationships with constituent groups (alumni, faculty, students, staff) that will help recruit and enroll students;
  • Develop metrics and tracking mechanisms for measuring and predicting progress toward attaining goals throughout the recruiting season;
  • Meet weekly with the admissions staff to work with them on achieving their enrollment and operational goals;
  • Represent the law school at on-campus and off-campus events aimed at attracting prospective students; coordinate faculty, alumni, and staff attendance at those events as appropriate;
  • Ensure compliance with all LSAC, ABA, and Indiana University rules and regulations concerning recruiting and admission of prospective students;
  • Value diversity in the recruitment of incoming classes;
  • Perform other related duties and tasks related to the work described.

This position plays a pivotal role in the school’s success because it requires the incumbent to balance the school’s criteria for academic excellence with available amounts of scholarship funds that can be used to attract the best and brightest students. As such, the incumbent must be skilled at leveraging all available human and financial resources to the benefit of both the prospect and school.

The incumbent will be joining the law school at a crucial time in student recruiting. The new dean of admissions must have a demonstrated record of transforming old models into proven success. Specific experience in admissions is not necessary if the incumbent can show success in building and executing on a model for attracting human talent in a financially responsible manner. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD, MBA, or other graduate degree preferred.
  • Five years’ experience preferred in any of the following: higher-education recruiting; development; executive recruiting; major account sales management; or entrepreneurial ventures in a similar field.
  • Ability and willingness to test new methods for achieving goals and measuring them against specific metrics.
  • Ability to manage professional and clerical staff and work effectively with peers and outside volunteer constituents.
  • Thorough understanding of technical, legal, and regulatory requirements surrounding enrollment management of higher education.

The position supervises a full-time staff of four and about 15 student workers. Significant travel and evening hours are required.

About the IU Maurer School of Law:

This position is located on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, one of the nation’s leading research universities located in a classic college town 45 miles south of Indianapolis, the state capital. The IU Maurer School of Law is ranked 29th in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is Indiana’s top-ranked public law school. The school has more than 10,000 loyal alumni throughout the world with a high level of commitment to student recruitment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to Professor Jayanth Krishnan, Chair, Admissions Search Committee, at jobs.iu.edu (job number 13163). Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:

Kenneth L. Turchi
Assistant Dean
IU Maurer School of Law
211 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

The preferred deadline to apply is March 6, 2015; the position will remain open until filled.

Invitation to Attend the March 3rd Judicial Clerkships Panel Discussion and Reception – RSVP Required

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask federal and state court judges about applying and interviewing for judicial clerkships. A catered reception will follow the panel discussion.

Our distinguished panel of judges will include:

  • The Honorable Adalberto Jordan – U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • The Honorable Vance Salter – Florida Third District Court of Appeal
  • The Honorable Laurel Isicoff – U.S. Southern District Bankruptcy Court


Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge University of Miami School of Law 1311 Miller Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146


Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

To RSVP, click here.




The CPA and the Lawyer Rolled into One!!

If you have an interest in business, an accounting background or a CPA license, please attend this event.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Room A-110

The AAA-CPA, along with the University of Miami School of Law Career Development Office, cordially invites you to a networking lunch and learn.

Businesses need accountants and lawyers to work together effectively.

• Learn how JD’s and CPA’s can work together

• Discover what unique opportunities exist for those trained in both accounting and law

• Hear how membership in the American Association of Attorney-CPA’s (AAA-CPA) can help your career

This is your opportunity to discover what your future colleagues are doing in their professional lives and to network with those that are dually licensed as an attorney and CPA. You’ll also hear about the AAA-CPA’s new Student Member Division benefits!

The AAA-CPA is the only organization comprised of individuals who are dually qualified as attorneys and certified public accountants. The AAA-CPA provides its members with quality education, opportunities to connect and the professional resources to support and develop their practices. We are also committed to safeguarding the right of the public to access the unique expertise of our members.





Are You the Next Rhodes Scholar?

Learn about the selection criteria and application process for international fellowships like the Rhodes, Fulbright, and Marshall at these informational sessions:

Wednesday, 2/25, 2:30 pm: Fulbright Program Info Session SAC Vista Room

Wednesday, 2/25, 3:30 pm: Graduate Study in UK/Ireland SAC Vista Room

Tuesday, 3/31, 5:30 pm: Graduate Study in UK/Ireland Toppel Career Center Loft

Tuesday, 3/31, 6:30 pm: Fulbright Program Info Session Toppel Career Center Loft

Wednesday, 4/1, 3:00 pm: Schwarzman Scholarship Info Session SAC Vista Room

For additional information:

Phone: 305-284-5384

WIN A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND THE SOVEREIGNTY SYMPOSIUM – Enter The Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII – Susan J. Ferrell Scholarship Contest

WHO? Susan J. Ferrell served as Attorney Advisor in the Oklahoma City office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for nine years.  Much of her work concerned HUD’s Native American programs; she was actively interested in Native American history and culture.  One full (tuition, meals, and travel) scholarship to attend the Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII will be offered in her memory.  Travel, lodging and meal expenses for the Ferrell scholarship winner will be paid pursuant to the Oklahoma State Travel Reimbursement Act, subject to the limitations stated below.*

WHAT? The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and The Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. are sponsoring a full scholarship to The Sovereignty Symposium that will pay tuition, meals and travel to attend the Sovereignty Symposium.

WHEN? The Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII, which will be held June 3-4, 2015 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The keynote speaker for 2015 will be the Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, member of the House of Lords.

HOW? Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and contribution to Native American legal issues by an application letter.  There is no application form.  Please include name, address, and day and evening telephone numbers in your letter.  Applicants must be students at an accredited law school in the United States, its territories, or Canada. Applications should be sent to:

The Sovereignty Symposium
Attn:  Ferrell Scholarship Committee
Oklahoma Judicial Center, Suite 1
2100 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 556-9371

DUE? No later than April 1, 2015.

*The student will be paid either mileage at the Oklahoma state travel reimbursement rate or round trip coach fare, not to exceed $750.00.  A maximum of three nights of lodging at the conference rate will be paid directly to the hotel. A per diem at the Oklahoma state travel reimbursement rate will be paid each day for three days.




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

The Sovereignty Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues can be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court espouses no view on any of the issues or the positions taken by the Symposium participants or by the authors of writing competition entries.

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 XXVIII on June 3 and 4, 2015, 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, 2015

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, contact (405) 556-9371, or email.


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

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 XXVIII, which will be held June 3-4, 2015 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 2015 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 only.  Papers must be submitted in Word or Word Perfect format.  E-mail the formatted version here. 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 April 15, 2015.  Publication releases will be required prior to payment of prize money.

The Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues may be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court espouses no view on any of the issues or any of the positions taken by the participants.  All entries must conform to the Symposium standards.  Entries that fail to do so in the opinion of the competition judges will be disqualified. For further information, contact (405) 556-9371, or email.