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.

               

Venture Cafe Miami – Big Money, Investing Locally & Cultivating Millennial Talent

Connecting Innovators -> To Make Things Happen.

We’re soft-launching our weekly Thursday Gatherings with a focus on you. The Innovator.  The person with amazing ideas that will reshape our neighborhoods, our community, our city, our world- for the better.  How might you turn your great idea into action? We believe connecting with other innovators is a great place to start.

Our Thursday Gatherings serve as a physical nexus for helping innovators and entrepreneurs find one another and collaborate to bring their dreams to reality. And, hey, the $25,000 of no-strings-attached grant money up for grabs this week at our featured event, Overtown Pitch Night, by Urban Philanthropies, doesn’t hurt either. Come meet Miami’s next crop of game-changing entrepreneurs and learn about their awesome business ideas.

We will also have info tables by Neighborhood Start Fund and Leader of the New Schools: Millennial Leader Workshop.

The Lineup:

5:00 to 6:00 Venture Cafe Connections

6:00 to 8:00 Overtown Pitch Night | Urban Philanthropies

Finalists will compete for $25,000 in grant money to use for their businesses by making business plan presentations to a panel of esteemed judges.Details  | RSVP (optional)

5:00 to 7:00 (Info Table) Neighborhood Start Fund | Overtown Youth Center
Details

5:00 to 7:00 (Info Table) Millennial Leader Workshop Series: Leader of the New Schools | The Idea, Inc.
Details

Summer Series:

August 4, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  A.I. & Machine Learning | ImpactMIA

Artificial intelligence is something that we talk about in the future, but it is already engrained in our daily lives. Join us as we explore how it is changing the way we think about solving some of our toughest problems. Details  | RSVP (optional)

August 11, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. NPR, Podcasts and Habitual Listening: Why Do We Tune In? | Action Design Miami

When people tune in to public radio or subscribe to podcasts like NPR’s Invisibilia, what keeps them coming back as regular listeners? How does NPR design products to build fulfilling relationships with its audience? We will follow Scott’s talk with a conversation with a local media leaders to discuss how media can reach and foster a connection with audiences in the future. Details  | RSVP (optional)

Check out the full calendar online.

We look forward to meeting you at our first Thursday Gathering!

Save the Date! 18th Annual National Law Students Worker’s Rights Conference October 14 & 15, 2016

What:              18th Annual NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS CONFERENCE

When:             October 14 & 15, 2016

Where:            The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD

Keynote Speaker: Mark Gaston Pearce, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board

Friday Evening:     Networking Dinner & Program (details to be announced)

Much More: 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 will open soon. Students should register via this site or by completing the registration forms which will be sent to each participating law school in late July/early August. In the meantime, questions may be addressed to Mary Anne Moffa, Executive Director.

Please review the website and links before completing your registration for the conference.

 

 

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on Property Tax Appeals in Miami, Florida on August 23, 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 Property Tax Appeals seminar in Miami, Florida on August 23, 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.

 

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on Landlord-Tenant Law: From Lease to Eviction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on August 16, 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 Landlord-Tenant Law: From Lease to Eviction seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on August 16, 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.

 

 

Contact the CDO for Information About the 2016 Atlanta Interview Program

Bidding for the 2016 Atlanta Interview Program begins on Tuesday, July 5th 2016.

Any Miami Law student interested in participating should contact Diane Quick in the CDO as soon as possible to receive bidding instructions.

Attend the 2016 Michael R. Diehl Civil Rights Forum

Although numerous LGBT rights organizations and advocates have declared ‘mission accomplished,’ Obergefell and marriage equality were not a panacea in the struggle for civil rights for LGBT people. The LGBT community must remain engaged and vigilant; the community still faces tremendous challenges in numerous areas of everyday life, not least including employment, family planning, transgender equality, religious exemptions to laws protecting LGBT people, and immigration to name just a few.

Please join us and take part in a lively discussion of where our community needs to turn to next. There is much we have yet to accomplish.

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
 
WHERE:
Crosby Street Hotel
79 Crosby Street
(between Prince and Spring Streets)
New York City
 
SPEAKERS:
Tico Almeida
Founder and President
Freedom to Work
Chase Strangio
Staff Attorney
LGBT & HIV Project, ACLU
Susan Sommer
Senior Counsel and National Director of Constitutional Litigation
Lambda Legal 

RSVP here by July 10th 2016.

 

Contact the CDO for Information About the Atlanta Interview Program by July 4th!

Any Miami Law rising 2L or 3L student interested in receiving information about the Atlanta Interview Program (job fair) taking place in Atlanta in early August should email the Career Development Office with their name, preferred email address and graduation month/year no later than Monday, July 4th.

2016 FOOD LAW STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

A forum for law students from around the country who share a passion for creating an equitable, transparent, healthy, and sustainable food system:

  • Learn from policy practitioners, academics, activists, farmers, and more
  • Build a network for food law and policy colleagues
  • Work on policy solutions for today’s most pressing food challenges
  • Tour local farms and farmers markets

When:                   SEPTEMBER 30th TO OCTOBER 2nd

Where:                Drake Law School, Des Moines, IA

Any law student (JD and LL.M.) at a U.S. law school is eligible to apply. Hotel accommodation and all meals will be covered, and transportation scholarships are available.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in June. Apply early as space is limited.

LEARN MORE and APPLY here.

Coral Gables Bar Association – July Networking Happy Hour on July 6th 2016

Join us for WIND-DOWN-WEDNESDAY! The event takes place on July 06, 2016, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at: The Trust & Co.2 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

  • $25.00 Members who register by 7/1 ($10.00 Late fee)
  • $25.00 Guests who register by 7/1 ($10.00 Late fee)
  • $0.00 Judge

Register before Friday, Jul 01, 2016 to avoid late fees.