Veterans’ Legal Career Fair 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.

For additional information, please visit the website.


T.J. Reddick Bar Association Networking, Resume Building, and Interviewing Tips for Attorneys

Purpose: The purpose of the CLE is to provide new and experienced attorneys with information to assist in legal networking, resume building, and interviewing for legal jobs in the public and private sectors. Legal professionals from corporate and private practice will participate in the CLE. Additionally, a head hunter will provide practical tips and information regarding the legal sector and job market. The speakers will discuss the importance of pro bono services, as well as involvement in the community and the profession through voluntary bar organizations and other community service organizations. The speakers will also discuss networking, resume building, working with head hunters, non-legal jobs for lawyers, and salary expectations and trends in South Florida.

Date & Location: The CLE will be on November 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Greenspoon Marder Law, 200 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1800, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.

Cost: The CLE is free for due paying T.J. Reddick Bar Association members, law students, and judges. Non-members, the cost of the CLE is $27.37 for non-members. Non-members may pay their dues before or at the CLE on November 19, 2015 to be considered a member.

RSVP: Please RSVP at Eventbrite.

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 9, 2015)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015:

  • 1L Judicial Internship Session – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Room F-108 – Judicial Internship Information Session for 1Ls. If you are interested in working for a judge next summer, we will tell you how and when to apply. Also, we will have on hand upper level students who have interned for judges to talk about their experiences and to answer your questions. If you have questions, please ask Karen Warren at the CDO.

The University of Miami Business Law Review is Currently Accepting Article Submissions

The University of Miami Business Law Review is currently accepting article submissions to be published in Issue 2 of Volume 24. Our editorial process will commence in mid-January and will be published in the spring.  UMBLR conducts a rigorous editorial process for each article and will often publish ahead of schedule. Our fast turnaround, diligent communication with authors, and thoroughness is what helps distinguish us from other law journals.

Authors seeking publication can submit their articles electronically in Microsoft Word format to this e-mail address.

Graduate Business Students Association and the Ziff Graduate Career Services Center Invite you to the United Way FUN-raiser!

GBSA (Graduate Business Students Association) and the Ziff Graduate Career Services Center invite you to theUnited Way FUN-raiser!”


* All proceeds benefit United Way of Miami-Dade.

  • November 11th, 2015, 5:00 P.M.—7:00 P.M.
  • Business School Fishbowl
  • Casual Dress 
  • $15 Cash or Check donation at the door covers happy hour, Mexican appetizers & one (1) raffle ticket
  • Additional tickets may be purchased for $5 each

Please RSVP to Belinda Ortega.




1L Summer Judicial Internship Information Session

Are you interested in working for a judge this summer? If so, then do not miss this opportunity to learn what judges are looking for, how and when to apply, and what the job entails. Former judicial interns will also be on hand to share their experiences and to answer your questions. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to the program.

When:                  Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Where:                 University of Miami School of Law, Room F108

Time:                    12:30 – 1:30 pm



The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship (named in memory of the late Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission)

Selected (1L or 2L) students will serve for eight or ten weeks during the summer of 2016 in the consumer protection or consumer affairs offices of participating state and territorial governments.

Visit here to view a video and learn more about the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project.   Students applying for the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship must complete an online application survey available here. At the completion of the application survey students must also submit, via email, required material.

The application period is November 1, 2015 until January 15, 2016. Applications will not be accepted beyond the January 15, 2016 deadline date.

Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend for the summer (administered through the offices of the state/territory attorneys general and subject to certain federal taxes). In the event that a Steiger Fellow is not living at home during their fellowship, there is a possibility that a limited optional travel/housing stipend allowance in an amount yet to be determined may be available.

The participating office locations for the summer of 2016 are listed below.   *Note: *Will only accept 2Ls  #Fluency in Spanish will be required. 
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Phoenix, Arizona
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Lansing, Michigan
  • Pierre, South Dakota Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Nashville, Tennessee Wilmington, Delaware
  • Helena, Montana
  • Austin, Texas Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Lincoln, Nebraska Salt Lake City, Utah Atlanta, Georgia
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Montpelier, Vermont Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Concord, New Hampshire
  • Richmond, Virginia Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Seattle, Washington Des Moines, Iowa
  • New York, New York
  • Charleston, West Virginia Topeka, Kansas
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Madison, Wisconsin Frankfort, Kentucky
  • Portland or Salem, Oregon
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming 

*Note: *Will only accept 2Ls  #Fluency in Spanish will be required.

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 26, 2015)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015:

  • 1L CDO Orientation – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Room F-309 – The CDO 1L Orientation will introduce current first year law students to the services and programs of the CDO and provide the initial tools needed to begin a job search. This is one of two sessions taking place this week. All sessions are the same and students only need to attend one.

Thursday, October 29, 2015:

  • 1L CDO Orientation – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Room F-309 – The CDO 1L Orientation will introduce current first year law students to the services and programs of the CDO and provide the initial tools needed to begin a job search. This is one of two sessions taking place this week. All sessions are the same and students only need to attend one.



Diversity Open House – An Invitation to All Law Students

The Legal Aid Society, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), the Attorneys of Color Caucus (ACLA), and the LGBT Caucus welcome all 1L and 2L law students to attend a networking and informational Open House, generously sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton, LLC.

The Legal Aid Society is the oldest and largest law firm for low-income New Yorkers. We offer law students the opportunity to advocate for social justice, while developing the legal skills they need to compete in the workforce.

  • Networking opportunities are available for persons from all diverse communities, including networking with attorneys and supervisors who are People of Color and/or LGBT.
  • Our Civil, Criminal Defense and Juvenile Rights Practices will be represented.
  • Obtain information about the internship application process and deadlines.
  • Learn about employment opportunities at The Legal Aid Society.
  • Light refreshments and food will be provided. 
Location:            Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
                                919 Third Avenue, New York, NY 
Date:                    November 18, 2015 
Time:                     6:00pm – 8:00pm 

RSVP here by November 13, 2015.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Law Student Opportunities & Webinar in IP Law

The American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) provides opportunities for law students to get involved and gain hands-on experience within this fascinating practice field. Opportunities range from working with practicing attorneys across the nation (and world) to drafting articles, legislative comments and policy considerations to attending ABA events as a “Law Student Reporter” and more!

There is an upcoming webinar event for law students that will provide a brief, introductory overview of the field of intellectual property law, plus the various job/internship opportunities that are available to law students and young lawyers.

The event is on Monday, October 26th, at 10am PT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET.  Simply dial in to (866) 646-6488 and enter conference code: 3219-88-5608.

ABA membership is free for law students and first-year attorneys.