HOPE Public Interest News for the Week of October 1, 2012

Please read below for upcoming events on campus, opportunities in the community, and other announcements.


Thursday, October 4th, HOPE/CDO: Tell Your Story-Marketing Yourself Like a Pro!, 12:30 pm, Room A110. Join the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center and the CDO to learn how to market yourself quickly and succinctly. This program is offered in advance of the Equal Justice Works Career Fair, to be held on 10/26 & 10/27 in Washington, D.C., but is open to all students.

Miami Scholar Alumna Fara Gold, JD ’03, wins Attorney General’s Award! 

Events on Campus:

October 1st-4th, Wellness Week at Miami Law. The goal of Wellness Week is to educate the law school community about the importance of building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Please click here with questions and see click here for events.

Historic Black Church Project Voting Rights Card. Help Miami residents know their rights at the polls.

Events off Campus:

Monday, October 1st, 2013 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Workshop for Miami-Dade Artists. 6 pm, LegalArt, 1035 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33136. RSVP here.

Wednesday, October 3rd, Legal Line. 6 pm, Dade County Bar Association. DCBA Legal Line, a free legal advice monthly call-in program, continues on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 – 9 pm. Volunteer attorneys and supervised law students will answer simple legal questions, give brief legal advice or refer the call to the appropriate social service agency for further assistance. Contact Derek Leon at 305-415-3431 if you are interested in volunteering.

October 16th -20th, ABA Section of International Law 2012 Fall Meeting. Miami Beach, FL. The Fall Meeting is one of the world’s most important gatherings of international lawyers that attracts over 1,500 attendees. The ABA offers free admission to the educational portion of the meeting to any person who serves in a volunteer capacity for 1 four-hour shift or for evening events if you volunteer for a two-hour shift at the beginning of the event. Students can pay to attend as well. Check out details here and e-mail Gretchen Bellamy to volunteer.

Thursday, October 25th, Americans for Immigrant Justice. 6 pm, Sabadell United Bank, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th Floor. RSVP by October 22 to Shawn Joost. Join Americans for Immigrant Justice for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres. 

October 26th – 27th, Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. Arlington, VA. Each year the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair brings together more than 1,200 public interest law students from 200 law schools all under one roof. Eligibility for a $100 travel stipend through HOPE and a $25 registration fee reimbursement through the Career Development Office. Click here for more info and e-mail with questions.

Announcements & Opportunities: 

Help Young Immigrants Achieve Their American Dream. Volunteers needed. Join other Miami law students in helping young “Dreamers” apply for immigration status called deferred action. Sign up today to help change someone’s life. Sponsored by Miami Law Immigration Clinic and the HOPE Public interest Resource Center. Contact Amanda Roesch to volunteer. 

Department of Labor Honors Program. The U.S. Department of Labor is now accepting applications for its Honors Program for Fall 2013. Applicants must graduate from law school in Spring or Summer 2013 or complete a judicial clerkship or legal fellowship in time to start the Honors Program in September 2013. Deadline is October 12th!!! Visit the website for more information. 

Pro Bono Law Clerk Position: Egyptian-American Rule of Law Association seeks a 2L or 3L. Ten-week law clerk wanted. Work virtually from home or in EARLA’s Washington, D.C. office on various substantive projects including drafting policy papers on Egyptian law, analyzing ongoing changes in Egypt’s legal system, and attending conferences on behalf of EARLA. Visit the website for more information. Interested law students should send a resume, transcript, writing sample and a brief statement of interest via email.

The Center for Reproductive Rights announces Fellowship and Summer Internship Openings 

2013 Summer Legal Internship at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Offered in FL, GA, LA, MS, and AL. Visit the website for more information.

Legal Services of Greater Miami still has several positions available this semester. The placement runs from October through approximately the first week in December. E-mail HOPE for the application and more information. 

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Books and Buddies is looking for volunteers! The Books and Buddies program is a fun and non-time consuming way to work with children and help out the community. Law students are paired with a fourth grade buddy with whom they will write a story throughout the semester. It takes no more than 20 minutes per week. Please e-mail Books & Buddies to get involved.

Donate LexisNexis points to HOPE! You can donate $4 to HOPE with 230 LexisNexis points! Don’t let those points go to waste. All funds will go to support public interest fellowships and scholarships. E-mail here for details. 

Watch your e-mail for special fall break pro bono opportunities.