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.

Eligibility:

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.

Format:

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.

Deadline:

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.

 

 

Summer 2017 ALDF Criminal Justice Program Legal 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 Portland, Oregon office.

Responsibilities: The clerks will be closely supervised and trained by top experts in animal law. Clerks will learn how to review cruelty reports, communicate with law enforcement officers, animal welfare investigators and prosecutors, assist in the development of proposed legislation, research a wide range of legal issues, and help draft pleadings and research memoranda. 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 criminal cases involving animal cruelty, but there will exposure to civil animal law issues 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: The Criminal Justice Program summer clerkships are open to second-year students only (rising third year students) attending U.S. law schools.

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. Law students interested in applying should forward an application form, cover letter, resume (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 Criminal Justice Program Legal Clerkship
919 SW Taylor, 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97205
Attention – Lisa

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

 

 

28th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports & Intellectual Property Law Summit

Where:                 Secrets Akumal Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya

When:                   November 9th – 13th 2016

Register Here.

For details and information regarding the agenda, schedule, speakers, materials, etc., please ask your CDO advisor or visit the website.

Opportunity for UM Law Students With Law Professor as Research Assistant

UM law professor would like to hire a part-time research assistant for 10-15 hours per week, which may continue into the next academic year. The work primarily involves assisting with legal research relating to papers on privacy and on Internet regulation.

The ideal candidate will write clearly and be well-organized and have sufficiently strong grades to indicate comfort with legal concepts. If interested, please see Symplicity Job Posting ID# 17099.

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 22, 2016)

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome our new students to UM Law!

Friday, August 26, 2016:

  • Miami Law Externship Program – Mandatory Orientation – 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM, Law Campus E265: Mandatory orientation for the Fall 2016 externs of the Miami Law Externship Program.

Wednesday, August 30:

  •  Mock Interview Program, (Phase II) – CDO.

Thursday, August 31

  •  Mock Interview Program, (Phase II) – CDO.

Friday, September 1

  •  Mock Interview Program, (Phase II) – CDO.