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Call for Papers: International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

American University Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition.  This competition aims to promote interest and enhance scholarship in international humanitarian law among students as well as deepen their understanding of this important area of international law.

The Competition seeks submissions of student-written academic papers on this year’s topic of “Refugee Protections under International Humanitarian Law,” focusing on the ways in which IHL intersects with refugee issues, such as status, how refugee protections are affected by issues of gender, race, class, and nationality, the impact of IHL on resettlement and statelessness, etc.  Papers may be submitted by any student currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The winning author will receive a complimentary one-year ASIL student membership and have the opportunity to have his or her abstract published in the renowned Human Rights Brief, AUWCL’s premier student-run publication with over 4,000 subscribers in over 130 countries, and with thousands of unique visitors to the website each month.  The winner will also appear in a video presentation to be featured as part of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law’s Teaching International Humanitarian Law Initiative.

This Competition is part of a multi-pronged initiative to expand and support the teaching and study of IHL among both students and professors in which the Center, ASIL and the American Red Cross have been deeply involved.  In 2007, the Center published a study with the International Committee of the Red Cross on Teaching International Humanitarian Law in US Law Schools.  The study identified a growing need for resources to support and expand the teaching of IHL among law faculty, but also a desire to support the interest of students in learning about IHL.  The IHL Student Writing Competition promotes and supports student interest and deepening scholarship in IHL by providing students with a tangible way to become more directly involved in the global discourse around IHL.

Please ask your CDO advisor about the poster that provides further details about the Competition and also look online on the Center’s website for comprehensive rules, submission guidelines and award information.

The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.


Sarasota County Bar Association Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an internship opportunity for first through third year law students of under-represented minority backgrounds (e.g. race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or socioeconomic background), who have an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation, to obtain summer placement in private law firms and governmental agencies in Sarasota County. The Scholarship Application is open to those aforementioned law students enrolled in Florida law schools and those enrolled in out-of-state law schools, but who have or having had family, school, or community ties to Sarasota County and are interested in practicing law in Sarasota County.

The Diversity Scholarship aims to foster an employment and collegial relationship between the law student/s and the legal employer/s and consequently enhance the diversity of the Sarasota legal community. At the conclusion of the student’s summer employment, the law school where the student matriculates will receive scholarship funds of up to $5,000.00 per student, to be used by the student for his/her law degree. The Diversity Intern also earns wages from the Employer.

The SCBA Diversity Committee assigns an attorney mentor to each Diversity Scholarship Intern. Along with the Internship Employer, the SCBA mentor coordinates the activities promoting the Diversity Scholarship Intern’s professional development during the internship period. The Diversity Scholarship Intern and the Diversity Scholarship Employer will be welcomed and recognized, respectively, at a reception by the SCBA and representatives from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

To apply, students must submit the application form and enclose any additional required attachments. Completed applications must be in the Community Foundation office by July 1, 2016. Applications may be e-mailed in a single .PDF document by midnight on July 1, 2016 at this email address under the subject “Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Application attached.” The original application is required to be returned to the Community Foundation via mail.

For a copy of the application form, questions or/and additional details, please ask your CDO advisor or click here.

U.S. Department of Justice Career Information Fair

Washington, D.C. area legal interns are invited to meet DOJ attorneys and recruitment professionals to learn more about DOJ employment and volunteer opportunities, including the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program.

When:                   Thursday, July 7, 2016, in the Great Hall from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where:                 Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 

Space is Limited. RSVP by June 24, 2016 here.

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management will confirm the first 100 reservations and provide additional instructions on security requirements and building access. Space is limited to no more than 10 students from any one law school.

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on Personal Injury Law and Practice

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 Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish seminarinTampa, Floridaon July 27, 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.



Hosted by: Rena J. Cervoni, Deputy Director and Trisha A. Fillbach, Assistant Director Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.

We will discuss eligibility, timeline, application, and answer your questions about the Program. You have two opportunities to attend.

Please RSVP here for one session by Friday, June 17, 2016. Please include your name, law school attended, and the webinar date you choose to attend. (Participation is limited to the first 100 respondents for each session.) 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time)


Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time)

Miami Lakes Bar Association CLE Luncheon on Professionalism

Join us for a CLE Luncheon on Professionalism with Judge Thomas Rebull and Trial Attorney Marc Ginsberg on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Italy Today Restaurant (Banquet Room), 6743 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

RSVP here.

Members: $30

Non-Members: $35 


Become a member today or renew your membership!

MLBA Membership Fees (2016):

  • Law Students: Free
  • Judges: Free
  • Newly Admitted Attorney (Admitted to The Florida Bar for less than 1 year): Free
  • Attorney (Admitted to The Florida Bar for more than 1 year): $80.00


Access the MLBA Membership Application by clicking here.


Attend The Women’s Fund Miami’s 12th Annual Raise The Bar Event and Volunteer With The Women’s Fund Miami

The Women’s Fund Miami is getting ready to RAISE THE BAR! Thursday, June 2nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Chapman Conference Center at Miami Dade College located at 245 NE 4th Street, Building 3, Second Floor.

Join The Women’s Fund Miami for a night of networking with +400 South Florida professionals from the legal, accounting and business communities. The Women’s Fund Miami Dade will direct 100% of the proceeds from the 12th Annual Raise the Bar to collaborations and advocacy campaigns to eliminate human trafficking and domestic violence.

UBER is providing a free ride up to $20.00 for new users with the code WOMENSFUND, $5.00 of which UBER will donate back to The Women’s Fund Miami.

Get your tickets today and save! Click here for information.

If you are interested in volunteering with The Women’s Fund, and connect with others in our community, it is a terrific opportunity to also meet and network with local attorneys and judges.

There are different ways to volunteer:

  • Volunteer in the office helping with a wide range of administrative tasks, and getting to see how we operate
  • Volunteer at Events to help with the many tasks that make our fundraising and advocacy events shine
  • Mentor girls or women, working thru one of Grantee Partner Organizations
  • Be a site visitor, helping to review grant applications and see the organizations at work.  Many of our current board members first connected with The Women’s Fund this way.
  • Stop Sex Trafficking Miami – join the movement to stop the sale of our children for sex.
  • Or volunteer your time and talents and we’ll suggest where we need you most!

If interested, please email Karen Warren in the CDO.

University of Miami School of Law | Career Development Office Fall Recruiting 2016 – Job Fair Information

University of Miami School of Law participates in numerous job fairs with other law schools and organizations. These programs give students increased access to a broad range of employers and help accommodate employers unable to travel to University of Miami School of Law for on-campus interviews. Students interested in getting exposure to employers outside of Florida should consider attending job fairs. All job fairs have strict deadlines that must be adhered to. Please review the job fairs available to you and make note of any deadlines.

PreRegistration: Several job fairs require pre-registration with the CDO in order to receive important information including participating employers and deadlines. Pre-registration does not mean you are committing to participating in and attending the job fair. To pre-register to receive job fair information, please submit a pre-registration form to the CDO. Pre-registration forms are available from your CDO advisor.

Please note that the Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) will not be held this year but we do have a new job fair taking place in Atlanta (Atlanta Interview Program). If you are interested in the Atlanta Interview Program, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO so you may be placed on a mailing list to receive information about the job fair this summer.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact your CDO advisor.

1L Diversity Roundtable Discussion & Networking Reception – Please Join Us!

We welcome you to join Baker & McKenzie for a series of 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussions in June. These events will provide an opportunity to meet our lawyers and discuss topics related to our summer associate program, life as a first-year associate and the overall Firm culture.

The roundtable discussions will feature information on the Firm’s areas of practice, as well as information on the Baker & McKenzie Diversity Fellowship. Each roundtable discussion will be followed by a networking reception.

The 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussions will take place at 6:00 PM in the following cities:

Roundtable Dates: 

Tuesday, June 7
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
Miami, FL
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, June 9
Houston, TX
Tuesday, June 14
Washington, DC
Toronto, ON 

For more information:

Justinia Gardiner, Regional Recruiting Manager, +1 415 591 3245.

Registration will open on March 14 and space for each event is limited. Please visit the website on March 14 to register. We look forward to seeing you in one of our offices this June!