Squire Patton Boggs Seeks Corporate Finance Associate

The Miami office of Squire Patton Boggs is hiring a mid-level  associate with at least 3 years of experience to join their internationally focused corporate and project finance practice. Candidates should have at least 2 years of experience working on debt financing transactions, and should demonstrate knowledge of credit agreements, bond indentures, bridge facilities, commitment letters and term sheets, security and guarantee agreements and inter-creditor and subordination agreements. Candidates with project finance and energy and renewables experience are preferred.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Possess a JD from an accredited law school and a strong academic record. Preference given to the top 20% of graduating class or GPA of 3.5 and above.
  • Admission to the State Bar of Florida is expected if not currently admitted.

Knowledge and Skill Set:

  •  Minimum 2 years of strong experience with a major law firm and a minimum of 2 years’ experience specifically with the types of financing transactions described above.
  • Strong organizational, reasoning and research skills; excellent written and verbal communication abilities; good judgment; attention to detail; initiative.
  • Flexibility, composure and the ability to prioritize and handle urgent tasks and requests simultaneously with a high level of competence and accuracy; the ability to remain composed and professional under stressful circumstances; commitment to ethical and confidentiality requirements; strong client service skills.
  • Ability to work without constant supervision, demonstrating initiative in seeking work and managing work load; active in formulating and recommending projects or alternative ways to complete projects that will benefit the case/client.

Qualified candidates can view Symplicity for additional information on how to apply, etc.

 

Attend The 35th Annual Federal Judicial Reception

You are cordially invited to attend…The 35th Annual Federal Judicial Reception! Presented by the Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter.

Join us for the annual Federal Judicial Reception for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Come meet and mingle with our federal bench and bar over fabulous food and cocktails at the South Florida Chapter’s most popular event.  Over 700 hundred judges, law clerks, and lawyers are expected to attend.

Student tickets cost only $25, and include food and drinks.  And if you sign up for an FBA membership during the reception, you will be entered in a raffle to win an iPad Air tablet.  Law student memberships cost between $20 and $50 and are good for law school plus one year after graduation.

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL  33131

Tickets:$25.00 (student rate)

To purchase tickets, click here.

 

 

Attend the DCBA’s 5th Annual Bench & Bar Conference! Their Largest Conference of the Year!

Attend the DCBA’s 5th Annual Bench & Bar Conference! Their Largest Conference of the Year! 

When:                 Friday February 26, 2016

Time:                   8:00 am – 4:30 pm 

Where:               Hyatt Regency
                                400 SE Avenue
                                Miami, FL 33131 

Afternoon Sessions: Special Law Student Rate: $45.00. 

Prices:               

Government $69

$99 for DCBA Members
$145 for Non-Members
VIP Table for Ten – $1200*

Sitting members of the Federal, State & Appellate Judiciary are complimentary. ( * ) Includes premier seating, registration for ten attendees and firm branding on all announcements.

Click on website for additional details and to register,

 

This Week at the CDO (Week of January 25, 2016)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016: 

  • 1L CDO Workshops – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Room F-309 – During the spring semester, 1L students will have an opportunity to participate in Spring Recruiting, which includes the Spring On Campus Interview Program, Spring Resume Referral Program and Summer Externship Program. By participating in these programs, 1L students will have an opportunity to apply for legal internships for the upcoming summer. The 1L CDO Workshops will provide students will complete instructions on how to prepare for and participate in Spring Recruiting, including how to use Symplicity, the web-based program used to administer Spring Recruiting. Students need only attend one session this week. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016:

  • Navy JAG Information Session 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Room F-108 –  The U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) invites all students to attend an information session to learn more about summer internships and postgraduate employment opportunities with the Navy JAG. By attending this session, students will be ready to apply by the February 12, 2016 deadline. Open to 1L, 2L, 3L and LL.M. students.

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Law

Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar as an introduction to their company. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please visit us online for information on our company.

They are holding an ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Law seminar in Miami, Florida on March 3, 2016 and would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to this seminar. The students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys.

Students who wish to register can call 715-855-0495 or register online. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.

The Ms. JD Fellowship Now Accepting Applications!

The Ms. JD Fellowship, one of our most popular programs, is now open for applications!

In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship.  The Fellowship is Ms. JD’s program to promote mentoring and professional development.  Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second year law students as Fellowship recipients. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship recipient is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.  Beyond the mentorship, each year, the Fellows tell us that one of the best parts of the Fellowship is meeting the other incredible rising 3Ls.  Many Fellows remain friends long after their fellowship year is over.

To read more about one Fellow’s experience, click here.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE DETAILS AND APPLY!

This Week at the CDO (Weeks of January 18 and 25, 2016)

Welcome back from winter break!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 & Wednesday, January 27, 2016:

  • 1L CDO Workshops – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Law School Campus, Room F-309:During the spring semester, 1L students will have an opportunity to participate in Spring Recruiting, which includes the Spring On Campus Interview Program, Spring Resume Referral Program and Summer Externship Program. By participating in these programs, 1L students will have an opportunity to apply for legal internships for the upcoming summer. The 1L CDO Workshops will provide students will complete instructions on how to prepare for and participate in Spring Recruiting, including how to use Symplicity, the web-based program used to administer Spring Recruiting. Two sessions of this program will be held; both sessions are the same and 1L students need only to attend one.

The 2nd Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair will be held on April 29-30, 2016

The 2nd Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair will be held on April 29-30, 2016 in Washington, D.C. This event—the only one of its kind in the United States—provides a unique opportunity for legal employers to interview lawyers who are veterans or active-duty service members preparing for a transition out of the military.

The career fair will arrange one-on-one interviews and informational sessions for veterans (including active duty JAG Corps members and reservists) seeking positions as lawyers, including with corporate legal departments, law firms, other private sector employers and government agencies. Spouses of active-duty service members and veterans are also eligible to participate.

Last year’s inaugural event drew 150 candidates from around the world and 45 employers, including two dozen leading law firms as well as representatives of legal departments at major companies such as Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, American Express, PwC and Prudential.

Orrick is honored to partner with The American Legion; corporate founding sponsors Microsoft Corporation, Morgan Stanley and ALM; and private practice sponsors Shearman & Sterling and the D.C. Diverse Partners Network to create this career fair.

Please click here for more information and details on how to register. 

 

U.S. Department of Justice Volunteer Legal Internship Program in DC, Summer 2016 – Deadline – January 30, 2016

Job Description:

Students will be assigned to one of OIL’s litigation teams, where they will:

  • Draft appellate briefs for asylum and cancel-lation of removal cases, and write dispositive motions
  • Write case summaries for weekly litigation reports, conduct legal research, and prepare memoranda
  • Attend “First Cuts” meetings.

Program Requirements:

  • Student must be at least a rising 2L by the start date of the internship/externship
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
  • United States Citizen and submit a suitability background investigation
  • Commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week for 12 continuous weeks
  • Demonstrate interest in immigration or ap-pellate law
  • Show strong research and writing skills

How to Apply:

Send your application materials in a single PDF document in the following order: cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and 5-10 page writing sample via email. Application not submitted according to instructions will not be considered. OIL-appellate hires interns and externs throughout the year. 

Summer Deadlines: Summer 2016:

11/13/2015 — Application Submissions Begins

01/30/2016 — Application Deadline

02/15/2016 — Final Decision Notification

2016 First Amendment Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition – Due March 27, 2016

In December 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Shapiro v. McManus allowing a First Amendment challenge to Maryland’s congressional districts to move forward. Separately, a three-judge federal district court panel rejected a motion to dismiss in Whitford v. Nichol, a case challenging Wisconsin’s state legislative Assembly districts. These cases challenging partisan gerrymanders have potentially significant consequences for fair democratic representation. Either could open the door to a ruling against political gerrymandering that leads to its demise.

The Supreme Court has long suggested there is a limit for what is acceptable partisan gerrymandering, but like obscenity, so far the line is undefined and left to courts to know it when they see it. The Court has said that it is willing to hear constitutional challenges to partisan gerrymandering, but existing legal theories have been insufficient to empower citizens and advocates with the tools they need to overturn partisan gerrymanders in court. Common Cause’s 2016 “Gerrymander Standard” Writing Competition is your chance to change that.

For the second year, we invite legal and social science practitioners, scholars, and students to submit papers that will identify partisan gerrymanders and distinguish them from districts drawn using neutral redistricting principles while developing legal theories or arguments that could be used by courts to declare partisan gerrymanders unconstitutional. This year, we are asking authors to focus specifically on the First Amendment issue in Shapiro and Whitford to demonstrate why the drawing of Maryland’s congressional districts or Wisconsin’s Assembly districts is a partisan gerrymander that should be condemned under the First Amendment. Winning papers are selected by a distinguished panel of democracy scholars.

Winning Authors Receive:

  • Prize money: 1st place: $5,000, 2nd place: $3,000, 3rd place: $2,000
  • Publication in a leading academic journal
  • Payment of travel expenses to present papers at a national redistricting reform symposium

See submission requirements here.

If you have any questions, contact Dan Vicuna via email or at (213) 623-1216.