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February 2011

2011 Patent Law Interview Program – Registration Open

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2011 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 in Chicago, Illinois.  This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, and rising 2L and 3L students.  Each year roughly 1,500 law students register for the program, submit their resumes, […]

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Notre Dame Law School announces its 2011 Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition. Any student currently enrolled at an American or Canadian law school is eligible to apply by submitting a paper on any topic related to legal ethics.  The paper must be original, unpublished work of no more than 50 pages.  Co-authored essays are eligible.  […]

2011 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that “promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession,” the core msision of the American Inns of Court. Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic […]

International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest

All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of February 21, 2011)

Happy Presidents’ Day! Monday, February 21 Bidding deadline for employers participating in Spring Recruiting 2011 Session #4 is 11:00 p.m. EST. Thursday, February 24 Judicial Clerkship Alumni Panel – 12:30 p.m. in room F209.  Get “insider information” regarding judicial clerkships from four UM Law alums who will share their experiences and perspectives regarding post-graduate judicial […]

Judicial Clerkship Alumni Panel

Want “insider information” regarding judicial clerkships?  Have questions regarding what it’s like to clerk for a judge?  Then please join us for a panel discussion with four UM Law alums who will share their experiences and perspectives regarding post-graduate judicial clerkships! The panel will take place on Thursday, February 24th at 12:30 p.m. in F209 […]

More on Summer Housing

Earlier this semester, we posted an entry about options for summer housing, particularly for those looking to spend their summer outside of Miami.  If you plan to be away this summer and are looking to sublet your apartment in Miami, read on. A law student from another law school will be in Miami this summer […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of February 14, 2011)

Monday, February 14 University of Miami School of Law Externship Program Information Session for students interested in obtaining academic credit for qualified unpaid internships this summer.   12:30 p.m., room F309.  Lunch will be served. Thursday, February 17 Backpack to Briefcase Professional Development Series.  Learn how to be an effective networker at 12:30 p.m. in room […]

Backpack to Briefcase Professional Development Series

From Lunch Interviews to Cocktail Parties:  What You MUST Know about Etiquette and Networking to get HIRED! Presented by Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, Director of Professional Development for Foley & Lardner, LLP and Co-Sponsored with the Effective Firm Management Society Thursday, February 17th @ 12:30 pm in Room F108 Please join us for a lively […]

Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program – Money for the Summer

Looking for funding for the summer?   The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program will grant $1,132 to 700 law students working in a qualified public interest organization this summer. More information is available here:  http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps.