This Week at the CDO (Weeks of February 29, 2016)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016:

  • 18th Annual Informational Career Fair  – 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM – Law School Campus Bricks 1:Meet with attorneys from government, business, law firms and public interest organizations. Hear about their practice areas and experience while you network. For additional information and details, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood at the CDO.

National Association of Women Lawyers 2016 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success. NAWL has 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 2015-16 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 fifteen (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, 2016. Entries received after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must provide a cover letter providing the title of the essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number, and mailing address. Entries must be submitted in the following format: email an electronic version (in Microsoft Word).
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 “The Practice of Name Suppression: How the News Media Promotes the Stigmatization of Rape Victims” written by Emily Suran, University of Michigan Law School. Please view paper by clicking here.

Attend the 18th Annual Informational Career Fair on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 on The Bass Bricks!

The 18th Annual Informational Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 on The Bass Bricks from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Come out and meet attorneys from various practice areas and learn about their career paths.

There will be attorneys from the private, public and government sectors representing practice areas such as corporate law, litigation, housing, military JAG, corporate finance & securities, tax & estate planning, criminal prosecution and defense, civil rights, dependency, public interest, IP, government law, healthcare, real estate, entertainment  and much more. We look forward to seeing you!!

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood at the CDO.

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR TO TAKE PLACE IN MARCH PRESENTED BY THE FLORIDA BAR PRACTICE RESOURCE INSTITUTE

The Florida Bar Practice Resource Institute, in partnership with YourMembership, will host a virtual career fair on Thursday March 31, from noon-3 p.m. EDT. The event lets legal professionals network with multiple employers from the comfort of their homes or offices, all within one afternoon. Professionals looking for career opportunities will be able to chat online with top employers looking to hire lawyers in different specialties.

“The Florida Bar Virtual Career Fair is a very dynamic and proactive way to introduce candidates with strong skill sets directly to potential employers who are looking to fill open positions,” said Jonathon Israel, Director of The Florida Bar Practice Resource Institute. “By using an online platform, The Florida Bar Virtual Career Fair makes it very easy for hiring companies and job seekers to connect from anywhere.”

 

The virtual platform makes it easy to register, upload a resume and learn about participating employers before the event. On the day of the event, participants can log in from anywhere and interact one-on-one with employers through online interviews. After the event, participants can log in to facilitate follow-ups.

 

To register, go to the website.

 

About YourMembership: Established in 1998, YourMembership helps associations, organizations, publishers and other companies around the world provide more value to their users, drive non-dues revenue through innovative career centers and buyers guides, increase their relevance through innovative engagement tools, and enhance overall operational efficiencies. YourMembership’s SaaS-model membership management solution provides associations with the tools they need to effectively brand their organizations, engage their customer bases, and streamline their administrative processes. As the globe’s largest provider of membership management and association management software, YourMembership now provides comprehensive membership solutions to over 4,300 customers in 32 countries. For more information visit YourMembership.

Attend the 18th Annual Informational Career Fair on the Bricks!

When:                 Wednesday, March 02, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM 

Where:               Law Campus Bricks 1

Meet with attorneys from government, business, law firms and public interest organizations. Hear about their practice areas and experience while you network.

For additional details, visit or email the Career Development Office.

Clearwater Bar Association Volunteering/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 students at Miami University School of Law have been invited to participate in the 77th 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 or Jason Lambert (information below) as quickly as possible. 

Jason Lambert, Esq.
jlambert@zinzowlaw.com
(727) 787-3121
 
Caitlein Jammo, Esq.
caitleinj@jpfirm.com
(727) 461-1818

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, April 2, 2016 3:30-10:00 p.m.);

b. The morning after the Oyster Roast (Sunday, April 3, 2016, 10 a.m.-Noon); or

c. 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.

 

Diversity Virtual Career Fair – February 23, 2016!

Online Recruiting Event Where Jobseekers Meet Employers Across the Nation! The Virtual Career Fair is open to Diverse Students & Alumni from Colleges and Universities throughout the U.S.

Students & Alumni invited (All majors) – Meet recruiters live online…It’s easy & efficient!
Featuring all kinds of jobs, i.e. Education, Engineering, Technology, Business, Accounting, Management, & More!

You can attend from anywhere!

To register and learn more, go to the website.

Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships are available to law student members of our Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) chapters and are awarded based upon demonstrated commitment to ALDF’s mission, “to advance the interests and protect the lives of animals through the legal system.” Applicants should be committed to the advancement of animal law through active involvement with their SALDF chapter while in law school and anticipated participation in the field after graduation.

A secondary goal of the scholarship is to ensure the recipient’s chapter will remain active and maintain engaged leadership. Therefore, scholarship recipients are encouraged to act as a SALDF advisor to their chapter for up to two years after graduation; this mentorship will help ensure continuity of the chapter and contribute to its ongoing vitality.

Scholarships are for one year only. However, students are eligible to apply for continued funding. Scholarships are not available to students graduating this semester, but 3Ls in a 4-year program are welcome to apply. Scholarship amounts are: $5,000 each for three first place recipients, and $1,000 each to the second place recipients. (Note: the number of second place recipients is indeterminate and may vary from year to year.)

How to Apply:

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a member of an active SALDF chapter.
  • Applicant must demonstrate outstanding commitment to animal law.
  • Applicant should be interested in serving as an SALDF advisor for up to two years after graduation.
  • Only current 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to apply (or 3Ls in a four-year program), with the scholarship to be applied during the next academic year.
  • Applications must be emailed by April 1, 2016.

For details, visit the website.

The Reiff & Bily Legal Scholarship

The Reiff & Bily Legal Scholarship, a $1000 award designed to assist a promising candidate achieve their dream of working in the legal industry. Applicants must submit their information by July 1, 2016.

A 650 word essay on what goals he or she hopes to accomplish through eventual employment in the legal field. This scholarship is offered yearly.

For additional instructions and criteria, please click on this link.

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund

On behalf of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the application for the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund’s 2016 Mike Eidson Scholarship is now available.

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it.  The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused and those whose rights are jeopardized.

The application deadline is May 1, 2016 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

For specific details, please visit the website.