Join the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI) for its flagship educational initiative, the annual EDI Leadership Summit! Over the past five years, the Summit has become synonymous with influential scholarship due to the relevance of its sessions. EDI’s distinguished faculty are carefully selected for their dedication to the advancement of thought leadership and advocacy.

Over the past five years, the EDI Leadership Summit has become a must-attend gathering for legal technology’s most influential voices. Each year, members gather at the Leadership Summit to learn, teach and collaborate on emerging issues in law and technology – with a focus on discovery, information governance, cyber-security, litigation and big data management.

Particularly for in-house counsel, the Summit offers a relaxed, open environment in which attendees will benchmark with peers, all while perfecting an understanding of eDiscovery, technology and the practice of law. Committed to fostering long-lasting relationships, EDI enforces delegation guidelines and a strict “no-sales” policy to maintain the collaborative forum for which the Summit is known.

Unlike other events in the industry, the Summit is neither a trade show, nor a traditional CLE program. Over two days and multiple tracks of education, the Summit is a synergetic meeting, designed for and by, leading minds in legal technology.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with the leading minds of eDiscovery, including the industry’s most well respected jurists, professors of law and corporate counsel. As electronic data becomes more and more of a legal challenge we are thrilled to be able to offer students the opportunity to learn about this cutting edge topic while still in school.

The second Annual Meeting, which coincides with the Leadership Summit, is being held October 10-11, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale and there are a limited number of Fellowships available for local law students.

For your students interested in government investigations and related civil litigation, this is an excellent opportunity to meet with high level corporate and government decision-makers, law firm management and high level consultants, as recent laws and regulations impose greater complexity and increased risk for practitioners handling investigatory and litigation matters.

Fellows are invited to attend both events free of charge, which includes all of the breakout sessions, luncheons and networking receptions. In addition, they will receive all of the written materials provided to registered guests. Fellows may also be asked to help with conference management by holding microphones, cue cards and directing attendees towards meeting places.

Because the topics of the conferences overlap, the conference dates are respectively  October 10-12 and October 13-14. At no expense to the students,  if selected as a fellow, a student may attend the  programming attached to the conferences, but will be asked to volunteer their time for various tasks prior or after the programming.

To apply to be a fellow for each/both conferences, students should send a cover letter and resume to Adam Shoshtari no later than September 30, 2016.

For more information, please visit the website.

Be a part of this exciting program as we celebrate EDI’s 10th anniversary!








This Week at the CDO (Week of September 19, 2016)

Wednesday, September 21:

  • CDO Presents: Careers with KPMG 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM, Law Campus F200: KPMG will be sharing information about their hiring, work that they do and markets they are in. For details, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.

Wednesday, September 21:

  • CDO Presents: U.S. Navy JAG Corps Information Session – 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM, Law Campus F108: Join the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) for an informative session about summer and postgraduate employment opportunities. This information session is open to all students, including first-year law students. For details, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.

Thursday, September 22

  • CDO Presents: Careers with Grant Thornton LLP Session – 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM, Law Campus A110: Grant Thornton will be sharing information about Careers, the work that they do and the markets they are in. For details, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.


SEEKING “CLIENTS” FOR LAW FIRM MEDIATION TRAINING SEPTEMBER 29 – 30, 2016 (Thursday & Friday) Honorarium of $75 per day


The law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP is conducting its annual in-house Mediation Training in Miami on Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30. The training will take place in the offices of Greenberg Traurig, which are located at 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor. We are in need of individuals (over the age of 18) to play the role of the “client” for a mock mediation on each day. Compensation for participation is a $75 American Express gift card.

“Clients” are expected to come to the training prepared – this will require reading through a short case file in advance, along with specific instructions as to what to do and how to conduct yourself in your role as the “client”. The case file lays out the facts of the dispute that is being mediated and provides you with specific information about how you are to conduct yourself as the “client” in the mediation. The written materials are less than 10 pages long, and will be provided two weeks in advance of this training.


Thursday, September 29 – YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, NO LATER THAN 9:45 A.M.; YOU WILL BE FINISHED NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. A box lunch will be provided for you.

Friday, September 30 – YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, NO LATER THAN 9:45 A.M.; YOU WILL BE FINISHED NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. A box lunch will be provided for you.

“Clients” are responsible for all other expenses, including any parking and transportation. We recommend that you valet park at the JW Marriott Marquis hotel, connected to our building and we can provide a discounted parking rate of $23.00 for the day. There is also public parking and the metro nearby.


Greenberg Traurig, P.A., 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131.


If you are interested in applying to serve as a “client” for this training, please immediately contact Margaret Naughton. If you have any questions, please also address them to Margaret.


APABA’s Reenactment of the Trial of Minoru Yasui – October 14, 2016

Join APABA South Florida, and co-sponsor DCBA, for the reenactment of THE TRIAL OF MINORU YASUI, one of the most controversial trials in American history, on Friday, October 14, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse, 73 W Flagler St., Miami, Florida – 6th Floor Courtroom.

Please see the flyer below for additional information.  RSVP by clicking here.

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court Mark T. Banner Scholarship

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Mark T. Banner Scholarship. This scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds.


Law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through the Fall semester 2017 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship.

Financial Award:

The recipient of the Mark T. Banner Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for his or her Fall 2017 semester of law school.

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted from now through November 23, 2016. The winner will be notified by April 2017 and the award will be announced at the Linn Inn of Court’s annual dinner in Summer of 2017. Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF format file for consideration:

  • Completed Mark T. Banner Scholarship Application Form
  • Resume
  • Academic transcripts (law school, undergraduate/graduate school)
  • Three-page statement describing (a) how ethics, civility and professionalism havebeen a focus of the candidate; (b) how diversity has impacted the candidate; and (c) the andidate’s commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
  • Contact information for three references (this form)

Finalists for the scholarship will be interviewed in the Spring of 2017.

Selection Criteria:

Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law. An ability to demonstrate commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law is an essential requirement
  • Commitment, qualities and actions toward ethics, civility and professionalism
  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school)
  • Written and oral communication skills determined in part through a telephone interview for Finalists
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement
  • Member of a historically underrepresented group in IP law (including race, sex,ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability). The applicant should discuss how diversity has impacted his or her pursuit of a career in IP law and how the applicant has faced and overcome the challenges associated therewith. Diversity is considered, but is one element among several in the award decision

For the application form and any other details, please ask your CDO advisor.

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 12, 2016)

Wednesday, September 14: 

  • CDO Presents: Judicial Clerkship Panel Discussion – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Law School Campus Room E-265: Four current and former law clerks will be on hand to discuss their clerkship experiences and the value of clerkships. Informative meeting for students interested post-graduate judicial clerkships. For additional details and information, please email Karen Warren in the CDO.

University of Miami School of Law Students and Alumni are Invited to Attend the University of Miami Career Expo on Monday, September 19, 2016

University of Miami School of Law students and alumni are cordially invited to attend the University of Miami Career Expo taking place on Monday, September 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus. The Career Expo has traditionally attracted companies from various industries such as business, healthcare, communication, government, non-profits, technology and financial services. This expo is specially designed to expose students and alumni to a broad spectrum of career paths, as well as provide them with opportunities to secure internships and full-time jobs. This is not a legal industry expo and law firms are not participating. This is, however, a great opportunity to connect with employers from other industries. The expo is open to University of Miami degree seeking students and alumni only. Students and alumni must come professionally dressed. Bring plenty of copies of your resume and your Cane Card. Students not professionally dressed and/or without their Cane Card will not be admitted. Please note that law students and graduates need not register in advance. Click here to view a list of participating employers.

K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program of the K&L Gates LLP Fund 2016 – 2017 Application Guidelines

The Pittsburgh Foundation and K&L Gates LLP are proud to offer the K&L Gates Public Interest Fellowship Program.  The fellowship was established in September 1999 to offer law students the opportunity to assist public service organizations located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 2017, the program will award one successful candidate a fellowship that enables them to spend eight weeks of their summer working at KidsVoice.  For additional details about KidsVoice, please click on the website.

In 2017, the fellowship recipient will be paid a stipend of $1,000/week (less applicable taxes) for his or her public interest service.  All stipend checks will be made payable to the student and mailed to KidsVoice.

To be considered for a fellowship award, candidates must complete and submit an application on or before October 21, 2016.

Subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation, an Advisory Committee will recommend the fellowship winners based upon academic merit, demonstrated commitment to public service, other information provided through the application process and interviews with finalist candidates.  Family members of Advisory Committee members are not eligible for this fellowship.  The Pittsburgh Foundation will notify chosen fellowship winners of its decision.

For a copy of the application materials, please visit the website or contact your career services office advisor.


2017 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition

In 2017, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill.

Outstanding Paper by a Law Student — $250

Outstanding Paper by a Medical Student or Medical Resident — $250

2017 Contest Question:

There is a consensus that the U.S. health care system is frequently characterized by the excessive and unnecessary provision of medical services. One of the impediments to rationalizing medical practice to reduce tests, procedures, and treatments that are not clinically indicated and appropriate for particular patients is the perception by practicing health care professionals that the prevalent and often overused tests, procedures, and treatments are compelled by the current American legal system, and that health care professionals’ efforts to reduce the current waste and inefficiency will result in their expanded exposure to malpractice litigation and liability. Discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medical services in the U.S.

Applicant and Paper Criteria:

1. All authors must be enrolled, at the time of paper submission, in an accredited law school or medical school (M.D. or D.O.) or participating in an accredited medical residency program in the United States.

2. No paper that has been previously published in any form will be considered; however, papers written for course credit are allowed as long as they have not been published. An applicant may submit a paper for publication consideration after the winner of this writing competition has been announced.

3· The submitted paper must be responsive to the 2017 Contest Question.

4· Each submitted paper must be the original work of a single author.


1. The length of the paper must be between 1,200 and 5,000 words. The word count applies to the total paper, including title page, body, footnotes, figures, and tables (if any).

2. No abstract is required.

3· All references should be in the form of footnotes, using either Blue Book or APA style.

4· All papers are to be submitted in Word document format, using 12 point Times New Roman font for all text, including footnotes. The body of papers must be double-spaced and footnotes should be single-spaced. All text must have one inch margins. All pages must be numbered.

5· The first page must be the cover page, which must include: the author’s name, full contact information, and school or residency program, as well as the final word count obtained from Word and a disclosure of any conflict of interest affecting the author concerning the subject matter of the paper.

6. At the top of the first page of text, only the title of the paper should appear.

7· If the author wishes to acknowledge an individual or institution, this may be done only on the cover page.


All papers must be submitted in the proper format by midnight (EST) on January 2, 2017. Winners will be announced on or before April 1, 2017.

For additional details, please see Symplicity Job Posting ID#17313.

Summer 2017 ALDF Litigation Program Clerkship -Animal Legal Defense Fund

When: The clerkships are full-time, during summer 2017, for a period of 3 months (approximately 12 weeks) with a flexible starting date (dependent upon the student’s schedule).

Location: ALDF’s Cotati, California office.

Responsibilities: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will complete legal research, work with ALDF’s litigation department in developing new cases, and learn how to prepare pleadings in cases currently handled by ALDF. The successful applicant must have a sincere interest in animal protection and be willing to accept a variety of assignments within the expanding field of animal law. The primary focus of this clerkship is on civil animal law issues, but there will be exposure to criminal anti-cruelty cases as well.

Stipend: This is an unpaid clerkship. There is a monthly stipend of $2,400 (the total stipend is $7,200.) This is to assist you in paying for reasonable expenses, including room and board, gas, travel, and other expenses.

Eligibility: Summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students).

Application Deadline: October 14, 2016.

How to Apply: Students must apply for either the Criminal Justice Program Clerkship or the Litigation Program Clerkship. Applications submitted to both programs will not be considered. Forward an application form (PDF), cover letter, resumé (including 2-3 professional references), original writing sample, and transcript (unofficial is okay) via email. Please consolidate application materials into one PDF, if possible. Only complete applications will be considered. In the alternative, materials can be sent to:

Animal Legal Defense Fund
ALDF Litigation Program Legal Clerkship
170 E. Cotati Ave
Cotati, CA 94931
Attention – Wendy Cromwell

One of these summer clerkships is a David Reuben Clerknship that is generously sponsored by David Reuben.