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.

 

 

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on International Taxation in Miami, Florida on September 30, 2016

Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar as an introduction to their company. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please visit us online for information on our company.

They are holding a/an International Taxation seminar in Miami, Florida on September 30,  2016 and would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to this seminar. The students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys. 

Students who wish to register can call 715-855-0495 or register online. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.

 

Law Student Mentoring Kickoff with SABA and FMLA on September 7, 2016!

The South Asian Bar Association of Florida, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida and the Florida Muslim Bar Association invite you to attend the 2016-2017 Law Student Mentoring Kickoff coming up on September 7, 2016.

The event will be held at Greenberg Traurig, P.A., 333 SE 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, Miami, FL 33133, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and provides students the opportunity to network  with attorneys in different practice areas in the legal community.

The guest speaker will be former Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III. Light food, drinks and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Sandy Chiu by August 31, 2016.

 

The American College of Consumer Financial Services 2017 Writing Competition – Deadline is December 1, 2016

Each year The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers seeks to recognize written contributions to the field of consumer financial services law. Eligible papers include publishable articles, substantial book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment. In any year, depending on the quality of the submissions, awards may be made in all or some of these three categories.

 

The awards include a cash payment ($2,500 for books, $2,000 for articles, reviews, or book chapters; and $1,000 for student work), a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College’s annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Guidelines For 2017:

 

Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.

 

The deadline for entry is December 1, 2016, and entries are eligible if they have been written or published within the twelve months preceding that date. Unpublished manuscripts should be double-spaced and conform to law review standards. All entries should be submitted in electronic format.

 

Entries for the 2017 competition should be submitted via email to:

 

Richard P. Hackett, Esquire Writing Competition Chair Hudson Cook, LLP 22 Free Street Suite 205 Portland, ME 04101 Tel 207-541-9556 Please email Richard P Hackett and Rachelle Bernard.

Additional information may be found on the website.

AmeriCorps Legal Fellow – Elder Justice Legal Fellowship

Organization. Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. 

Position. AmeriCorps Legal Fellow – Elder Justice Legal Fellowship

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is hosting a one year fellowship sponsored by Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps to assist older adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation with a focus on financial exploitation. The attorney selected for the Fellowship will be housed at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.’s main office near downtown Miami. According to Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps guidelines, the fellowship must begin between September 1 and September 30, 2016 and continues for one year. 

Fellowship Description. The Equal Justice Works Elder Justice Legal Fellow will:

Provide high quality legal services to older adults who have been or are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. In most instances, this will involve conducting intake, assembling evidence, conducting interviews, researching the relevant law and representing the client before administrative, judicial and appellate courts. Provide know your rights sessions targeted to seniors and social service providers who serve them at community-based settings. Recruit and train pro bono attorneys, through new and existing programs affiliated with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Collect data on the nature of the abuse and the services provided, including the indicia of abuse, the legal issue for which the client is receiving services, and the identity of the alleged perpetrators of abuse. Position is a one-year fellowship, with a possible one year extension contingent upon continued AmeriCorps funding. 

Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

·        The ability to undergo and pass AmeriCorps mandated criminal background check.

·        A strong demonstrated commitment to practicing public interest law and serving low income older adults.

·        A member of the Florida Bar or have taken the July 2016 Florida Bar and immediately qualified for admission upon release of Bar results.

·        Excellent research, writing, public speaking, organizational and collaboration skills.

·        Prior successful experience managing independent projects or assignments.

·        Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience.

·        Bilingual in Spanish or Haitian Creole preferred but not required.

·        A valid driver license.

·        The ability to begin the fellowship no later than September 30, 2016.

·        Those with experience regarding elder law, real property, or consumer issues are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Compensation. The Fellow will receive an annual living allowance as well as financial support for housing and other permissible reimbursable living expenses. Additionally, Fellows receive an education award, health insurance, dental and life insurance, parking, position related travel reimbursement, bar dues, and the opportunity to attend national trainings focused on leadership, networking project development and elder law. Childcare assistance is available if the Fellow is income eligible. 

Application Instructions. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by September 6, 2016 via email with the subject line: AmeriCorps Fellowship – [Your Last Name]. The letter of interest should clearly refer to the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellowship position. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as they will be reviewed as they are submitted. The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow is scheduled to begin the term of service no later than September 30th, 2016.

The Host Organization. Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is the only provider of the full range of free civil legal services in Miami- Dade County and Monroe County (Florida Keys). Legal Services’ team of legal professionals is committed to achieving Equal Justice and eradicating the barriers to economic and social stability created by poverty and injustice. Founded in 1966, Legal Services provides the full range of civil legal services with a focus on housing, consumer, community development, income, health, tax and education issues. Special projects provide services to meet the unique legal needs of special populations including older adults, disabled individuals, people who are homeless, formerly incarcerated individuals, persons with AIDS, veterans, transgender individuals and taxpayers. For more information, please visit the website.

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request. Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats.

 

 

Michael Weiner Scholarship For Labor Studies – Deadline is November 7, 2016

Just a reminder that the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now live.  Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner through the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies.

Awarded by the Major League Baseball Players Trust, this scholarship seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Players Trust will award up to five $10,000 scholarships annually.

To learn more and to apply, please visit the website.

Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, November 7, 2016.