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.

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.

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on Immigration Law and Practice

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 Immigration Law and Practice Law seminar in Miami, Florida on March 10, 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.

 

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.