This Week at the CDO (Week of September 18th, 2017)

Due to Hurricane Irma, Law School classes will resume on Wednesday, September 20. All law school activities canceled until further notice. As such, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO with any questions regarding the event/programming below:

Thursday, September 21, 2017:

CDO Presents: Considering using your JD in Finance? Northwestern Mutual has the answer! – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Law School Campus, Room A-110: Hear from Northwestern Mutual representatives who are using their JD’s in the financial world. For any questions, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.

ZwillGen is Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Fellows

ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2018 Fellowship Program. The program presents a unique opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most experienced privacy and data security lawyers representing the biggest names in technology.

The ZwillGen Fellow position is for attorneys who have graduated from law school (or will have by June 2018), taken the bar exam (or will have by July 2018), and are entering the workforce for the first time as a full-time attorney. The Fellow position is slated to last for 12 months with a salary of $75,000-$85,000, commensurate with experience.

Applicants must have a zeal for all things technology and have taken classes in law school on technology related subjects such as data privacy, cybersecurity, cyber-surveillance, copyright, or mobile applications. Experience working with a technology company or organization is a plus.

ZwillGen Fellows work closely with ZwillGen attorneys on a variety of cutting edge and legally challenging Internet privacy, security and surveillance issues. Because ZwillGen Fellows wear a variety of hats, we are looking for someone that is not only able to provide high-quality legal analysis in a concise and cogent manner, but also someone who is motivated and enthusiastic and embraces a fast-paced and lively environment. A good sense of humor and a desire to work hard and have fun are a must. Fellows are expected to engage in client development, speaking and writing engagements, blogging, teaching, marketing, assisting with development of firm forms and precedent materials, and generally helping out around the firm. They are also required to complete a substantial writing assignment (either a law review article or significant journal article) during the Fellowship.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit whatever materials they deem interesting and material to our consideration of their candidacy, which should include, at a minimum, a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and professional references via email.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 6, 2017. Applications submitted after the deadline may still be considered at our discretion.

Visit the website for any other details.


This Week at the CDO (Week of September 11th, 2017)

Thursday, September 7, 2017:

  • CDO Presents: Using your JD and Tax LL.M. at EY – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Law School Campus, Room F-108: Join EY as they share information about how a JD and LLM can have a thriving career with their company. For any questions, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.


2017 North American Law Summit Akerman Student Scholarship Joined by Leavins, Strand & Glover, LLC Scholarship Application

Scholarship Description and Instructions:

  • The Akerman Student Scholarship Joined by Leavins, Strand & Glover, LLC, provides a partial scholarship to law students attending the 2017 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit. Partial scholarships in an amount not less than $1,000 are awarded to three (3) law students. Scholarship funds will be deducted from Summit travel expenses.
  • All applicants must have completed at least the first year of study at their respective law school.
  • Scholarships are awarded on criteria as the Summit Board sees fit including, but not limited to, the following:
  1. A strong interest in entertainment, sports, and/or intellectual property law, including the applicant’s participation in their school’s Sports, IP, and/or Entertainment Society (if applicable).
  2. All application questions must be answered.
  3. Grades are considered if and when the Summit Board deems necessary.
  • All applicants must attach a resume, cover letter, and transcript.
  • All application packages must be received at the following address no later than September 8, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC
Attention: Johnna A. Lee, Scholarship Application
3330 Cumberland Blvd., SE
Suite 600
Atlanta, Georgia 30339

**Application packages can also be sent to Johnna A. Lee via e-mail.

  • Scholarship recipients will be contacted via e-mail concerning their applications once all decisions have been made.
  • Please refer to the 2017 Summit Agenda or ask your CDO advisor for more information and details concerning the 2017 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit.









This Week at the CDO (Week of August 21, 2017)

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

  • Fall 2017 Recruiting Program: The Fall 2017 Recruiting Program is under way at Miami Law.  This program connects students with employers recruiting second-year law students for summer 2018 positions and third-year and LL.M. students for post-graduate positions.  Among the components to the program are the Fall On Campus Interview Program and Fall Resume Referral and Direct Contact Program.  The Career Development Office will begin welcoming employers to campus as part of its OCI program in late August and interviews will continue through October.  Students interested in applying to participating employers should check their email, as all relevant information is communicated to students via the email address listed on Symplicity.
  • Mock Interview Program: Don’t miss the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills and receive immediate feedback. Local practitioners have agreed to participate in this program to make sure you are prepared for the fall recruiting season.

Wednesday, August 30:

  • Mock Interview Program – CDO.

Thursday, August 31: 

  • Mock Interview Program – CDO.

Friday, September 1: 

  • Mock Interview Program – CDO.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please ask your CDO advisor and please make sure to check your emails.

Attend a Webinar About The Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP)

The webinar will be hosted by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and will provide an opportunity for students to ask questions about the programs and the application.  The webinars will be brief and will be followed by a question and answer portion.

Please note that the HP and SLIP application opened on July 31, 2017 and will close on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Please review the application prior to the webinars and come prepared with questions.

This webinar is open to law students throughout the country. There are two sessions, either August 28th at 2:00 P.M. (EST) or August 31st at 11:30 A.M. (EST).

RSVP deadlines and instructions are included below on the websites.

More information about both programs, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found online regarding the entry-level attorney program and the summer law intern program.

If you are not able to attend, please review the websites and the application tips and checklist.


Peggy Browning Fund – National Law Students Worker’s Rights Conference

When: Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017 

Where: The Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Keynote Speaker: Lynn Rhinehart, General Counsel AFL-CIO 

Friday Evening:     Networking Dinner & Program (details TBA)

With multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions and keynote address, the conference will give each participant additional insight into becoming an advocate for workers and their families. Students will:

  • gain a greater understanding of, appreciation for and interest in the issues facing American workers;
  • supplement their labor and workers’ rights courses; and
  • network with fellow law students, top labor attorneys, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials. 

Registration is now open. Students should register via the site or by completing the registration forms which are being sent to each participating law school. Ask your CDO advisor. Questions may be addressed to Mary Anne Moffa, Executive Director.

Please review these links before completing your registration for the conference:

Students ready to register should click on the button on the website.



Sponsored by AAJ, and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. AAJ’s Annual Convention is a great opportunity for the scholarship recipient to network with top trial lawyers from around the country, attend CLE programs, and meet members of AAJ’s New Lawyer DIvision (NLD). This scholarship is available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.

2017 Cycle

The deadline for the 2017 AAJ Leesfield Scholarship has passed. The next scholarship cycle will open in February, 2018. 

Applications must include the following:

  • A resumé
  • A statement of financial need
  • A 500-word written request substantiating the applicant’s commitment to preserving the civil justice system.
  • Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and
  • A completed form verifying your student status. ​Download the form.

Every applicant must be an AAJ law student member (join here) and enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit applications to:

Via email.
AAJ Membership Department
777 6th Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Please contact the AAJ Membership Department with questions at 800-424-2727 or by email.


Join Squire Patton Boggs LLP for Attorney Parents Conversation

We all know attorneys work hard. Aside from having to keep our bosses, clients and judges happy, we also have to make our hours, bring in business, produce quality work products, stay involved in the community, etc. In addition, many of us have the added responsibilities – and joys – of being a parent and trying to keep our children happy and safe and the household running as smoothly as possible.

For those of you about to become a parent or thinking about becoming a parent, fears about how having a family will affect your professional career are undoubtedly on the back of your mind.

We are looking to start an informal group of friends and colleagues who get together regularly to talk about the difficulties we all face as parents or potential parents, and share ideas for solving those problems and addressing those issues.

There will be no formal agenda or speakers or mandatory obligations. If you are interested, simply join us for our first “Attorney Parents Conversation.” Bring your own lunch and struggles and we will brainstorm ideas and hopefully have a few laughs along the way.


Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time: 12:15 P.M.


Squire Patton Boggs

200 South Biscayne Boulevard

Suite 4600

Miami, Florida 33131

RSVP here.

Fried Frank 2017 Michael R. Diehl Civil Rights Forum – “Protecting and Advancing Civil Rights in an Uncivil Time”

Since starting their legal careers at Fried Frank, our distinguished panelists have long fought on the side of protecting and advancing civil rights for all people. Please join us for a lively discussion of how to continue the fight for civil rights, from how we got here, to what our panelists are doing at their respective organizations, to what everyone can do to keep the tide of progress rolling forward.

Guest Speakers:

Dale Ho, Director, Voting Rights Project, ACLU

Alexis Karteron, Assistant Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Rights Clinic, Rutgers Law School – Newark

Johnathan Smith, Legal Director, Muslim Advocates

Stephanie Toti, Law Offices of Stephanie Toti (formerly Senior Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights)

Moderated by Jesse Loffler, Litigation Associate, Fried Frank

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Crosby Street Hotel
79 Crosby Street
(between Prince and Spring Streets)
New York City

Please RSVP by Monday, July 10, 2017