Writing Competition – The Sovereignty Symposium XXXIIII – 2021

The Sovereignty Symposium XXXIIII 2021 will be held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 11-12, 2021. We invite papers on any issue concerning Native American law.


This competition is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college, in a graduate or undergraduate program. First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500.00 will be awarded . The winning entry will be published in the 2021 Symposium book. Second and third place entries will be published if space permits.


Cash awards will be given in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $750.00 for the best three original and previously unpublished papers included in the Symposium publication.


The Hager Prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the  best writing  on the ICWA or any  legal  issue  concerning  Native  American  juveniles. The  winning entry will also be published in the 2021 Symposium book. 


The entries in the writing competitions must not be more than fifty (50) single-spaced pages in length. The paper used shall be 8-1/2″ x 11″ in size. The title of the paper, the name of the author and a current mailing address and telephone number must be placed on a cover page. Only the title of the paper should appear at the top of the first page of the text.

The author’s name should appear on the cover page only. Papers must be submitted in Word or   Word Perfect format. Email the formatted version via email.

Use a 12-point font in Times New Roman format. Again, the document should be single spaced. The left and right margins must be 2″; the top and bottom margins must be 1.5″.

Deadline:     Wednesday, September 1, 2021


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371.

For additional information and details, please visit the website.

Updates Regarding the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program & Invitation to an Application Tips Webinar!

OARM is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application opens on Saturday, July 31, 2021, and will close on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET.

Applications must be submitted via the online application. We have a lot of great opportunities through the HP for third-year law students and recent graduates and for second-year students through the SLIP.

Please review the application that will be available July 31, 2021, prior to the webinars and come prepared with questions. More information about both programs, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found at:

In addition, please note the following information regarding the HP and SLIP Application Tips Webinar for rising second- and third-year law students and recent graduates in a judicial clerkship, fellowship, or LL.M. We hope you can join us to learn more about application tips and ask questions about the HP and SLIP. See the following:




Wednesday, August 11, 2021





1:00 – 2:00 PM ET / 12:00 – 1:00 PM CT



Event Link:


DOJ HP/SLIP Application Tips Webinar

(Participants will be asked to provide their first name, last name, and email address.)



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199 687 8430

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Need help?


Email:  Liliana Daniel |  https://help.webex.com


If you cannot attend, please review the websites and the Application Tips and Checklist.


Attend The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Future Leaders Conference on July 30th, 2021!

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Future Leaders Conference brings together congressional speakers and distinguished corporate executives.

About this event:

The goal of the conference is to inspire and promote public service, leadership and entrepreneurship among today’s students. The conference centers on career paths and the richness of one’s diversity to the workplace. THIS EVENT IS FREE.

Date and time:

Friday, July 30, 2021, from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT


Online event. To register, please click here.

The conference will have some fantastic speakers with their Keynote Speaker, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez of Florida, and panelists talking about their journeys and advice to aspiring public servants.

About CHLI:

CHLI is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and Corporate Leaders to advance the Hispanic community’s economic progress with a focus on social responsibility and global competitiveness.  Founded in 2003, CHLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. We prepare, connect and honor leaders.

For more information about CHLI, visit the CHLI website.

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) Fall 2022 Fellowship Sponsorship Opportunity

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is seeking candidates to apply for sponsorship for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and/or other public interest fellowship applications for the one- to two-year period beginning Fall 2022. Please see our announcement here.

DREDF is a national, non-profit law and policy organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, education, legislation, and public policy. DREDF regularly works with legal fellows and law student interns, and DREDF lawyers teach disability rights law at Bay Area law schools. Our office is comprised of not only attorneys, but also special education advocates and policy analysts, which provides for an interdisciplinary perspective on disability rights issues.

DREDF works intensively with prospective fellows to develop projects that address critical disability civil rights law issues. We are interested in candidates who will collaborate on simultaneous applications to more than one funder. We have been successful in obtaining past fellowship awards. We are committed to supporting and advising candidates during the application process to ensure that a high quality and well-informed application is submitted.


  • J.D. degree by or before June (Spring Semester) 2022
  • California bar membership or a plan to become a member
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and public interest law
  • Established knowledge of and interest in civil rights and disability rights laws
  • Ability to work independently and cordially with others
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills

How to Apply:

By August 6, 2021, submit the following materials via email. Please write “ATTN: 2021 – 2023 Fellowship Application [LAST NAME]” in the subject line.

  • A concise cover letter describing your interest in DREDF and public interest law, and containing a brief project proposal (to be developed more fully in collaboration with DREDF)
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Writing sample
  • Three professional or academic references

Please contact Hongyu Min, Resource Associate with any questions.


New Law Klinic Program at Kelley Kronenberg: Four Week Program for Newly Licensed Attorneys!

Kelley Kronenberg launched an initiative where newly licensed Attorneys across the State of Florida get to partake in its first-ever Law Klinic program. The Klinic is a 4-week program for newly licensed attorneys to be immersed in Kelley Kronenberg’s culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First Party Property litigation.

The first Klinic class of 2021 started out small, allowing for one-on-one training from some of the top Partners and Attorneys in the Firm. After successful completion of the Law Klinic, members become Associates with the firm and placed with a specific team to independently handle a First Party Property caseload, alongside an experienced Partner.

Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic Part 1:

Do Law firm Associate Training Programs Exist?

Do you remember how relieved you were when you graduated from law school? How accomplished you felt upon reading the phrase, “Congratulations on passing the bar exam!”? After receiving a passing score, you felt unstoppable, then the following doubts of finding an entry-level attorney job kicked in: How will I find employment in a saturated field? How will I pay off my student loans? If I find employment, what if I do not like that area of law? How can I do a job law school never prepared me for? Even after I found employment as a government attorney, I remember asking myself these questions often. A few short months later, I found myself searching for something new; that search led me to Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic.

Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic is a four-week law firm training program designed to give post-graduates with little-to-no experience, legal training in an area of law. At the end of the program, the new associates are staffed in one of the many Kelley Kronenberg locations. As a former teacher who values quality training, I was immediately sold on the Law Klinic and excited to be a part of this new, innovative program. The fears that I had as a newly barred attorney have been replaced with excitement.

It has only been one week, and the amount of information I have learned has been invaluable. Days one and two were filled with meeting the partners, executives, the variety of departments in place to support your career at Kelley Kronenberg and learning the case management system used by the firm. By day three, we were learning about First-Party Property. Prior to week one, if you asked me what First-Party Property was, I would have given you the definition that I ‘Googled’ for my interview at Kelley Kronenberg. If you were to ask me now, I could tell you exactly what it is, who the key players are, and my role as the attorney. When hired, I was told that I would not be “thrown into the fire”, but instead receive the support and training I need to succeed in this role, and so far, Kelley Kronenberg has kept every word.

Whether you are searching for your first post-JD job, or you have a job but are unsure that you found the right career field, it is equally important to find the right environment for you. While it is tradition to be “thrown into the fire,” Kelley Kronenberg understands that their attorneys need to be competent. The Law Klinic can best be described as an associate attorney internship. So, if you are wondering whether the Law Klinic is for you, ask yourself the following: Do I want to be trained in an area of law? Do I want to be supported by my colleagues and staff? Do I want to be valued by my firm? If the answer to each of these questions are yes, submit your resume and apply. Do your research, refine your resume, and look out for part two of my Law Klinic experience.

Meet the Author:

Meet the 2021 Law Klinic’ young attorney in training, Kalae Menard, and visit her Inaugural Law Klinic Program blog.

The next Law Klinic by Kelley Kronenberg starts in the Fall of 2021. To apply please send your resume via email to Kelley Kronenberg.

We will continue to share information regarding Parts II, III and IV in the next three weeks. Please stay tuned!


Daniel J. Curtin 

San Francisco native Daniel J. Curtin, Jr., a former member of the American Planning Association (“APA”); an expert on the California General Plan, planning law, and land use regulations; and retired partner and of counsel in the Walnut Creek office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, died in 2006. A well-known author, his long list of publications — frequently cited by the California Courts — includes Curtin’s California Land Use and Planning Law, a preeminent treatise on California land use law, which is in its 27th edition; and Bargaining for Development: A Handbook on Development Agreements, Annexation Agreements, Land Development Conditions, Vested Rights, and the Provision of Public Facilities, with David L. Callies and Julie A. Tappendorf (Environmental Law Institute, 2003). (Source: Northern California APA website).

The Program 

The Planning and Law Division (“PLD”) of the APA serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The legal issues underlying the planning of our cities and communities are important and essential components in the education and training of those who would become professional planners and land use practitioners. The purpose of the PLD’s Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program (“Fellowship Program”) is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation. The Fellowship Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, master’s degree students, and certain law students. One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded per academic year. The stipend includes a $1,500 award and a $1,000 APA membership and Annual Conference stipend. The term of the fellowship is approximately ten months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters), from mid-October to mid-August, and will include approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow will conduct his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where he/she lives or attends school.

Fellowship Responsibilities & Benefits 

If selected for an award by the PLD Fellowship Committee, the fellow’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with PLD membership recruitment and retention activities and creating web-based educational resources for membership. Fellowship benefits include contact with a network of nationally recognized leaders in the field; access to newsletters, webinars, educational sessions and online resources featuring current legal issues and trends relevant to planning; participation in planning and law networking events; and opportunities for leadership and volunteerism in the planning and law field.


Eligible applicants shall be students who intend to work as practicing planners or legal practitioners in the public or private sector and are:

  • Citizens of the United States; and
  • Students during the 2021-22 academic year who are:
    • Third or fourth year undergraduate students enrolled in a planning program accredited by the PAB (“Planning Accreditation Board”);
    • First or second year graduate students enrolled in a planning program accredited by the PAB; or
    • First or second year students enrolled in a three-year ABA-accredited law school **
    • First, second, or third year students enrolled in a four-year ABA-accredited law school **

**Law students entering their final year of law school may not apply due to conflicts between bar exam studies and the ability to complete the fellowship.

Application Requirements 

Applicants for the Fellowship Program shall complete the attached application form and shall submit all of the following electronically, except for the official transcript:

  • A personal and background statement written by the student, describing his/her interest in a career in planning and the law, and describing what impact the student wants to make in the planning and law field. The statement should be single-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font, and no longer than 1,000 words.
  • One letter of recommendation in support of the student’s application and career goals;
  • Transcripts of current course of study: Students should include an unofficial transcript in the electronic application and have an official transcript sent under separate cover by Second year law students should submit law school transcripts, second year planning students should submit planning school transcripts, and first year law or planning students should submit undergraduate transcripts. Students should request official transcripts with adequate time for receipt by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator no later than September 15, 2021;
  • Verification of student enrollment (for current students) or a copy of an acceptance letter from a PAB accredited graduate planning school or a law school (for incoming students);
  • A resume of work experience and background; and
  • The student’s signature on the application

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the PLD Fellowship Committee. To verify the status of your application, send a request to the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator.

Selection Criteria 

The PLD Fellowship Committee, appointed by the PLD Chair, will review applications and determine the award winner. Applications will be judged using the following criteria, listed in order of importance:

  • Commitment to planning and the law as reflected in personal statement and resume;
  • Academic achievement and/or improvement;
  • Letter of recommendation; and
  • Professional

As part of the selection process and at the sole option of the PLD Fellowship Committee, the top five applicants may be required to participate in a virtual interview with members of the PLD Fellowship Committee. If required by the PLD Fellowship Committee, the applicant’s performance in the virtual interview will serve as an additional criterion for determination of the award.

The Award Process

  • The PLD Fellowship Committee meets in September to review applications and to identify and award a fellowship recipient.
  • An alternate is chosen in the event the selected recipient for a PLD fellowship is unable to return to school or if a student recipient fails to submit a written acceptance within the stated period after being notified of award.
  • Award recipient is required to provide a written acceptance of the award to the PLD Chair within ten (10) days of receiving an award notification letter.
  • The PLD Fellowship Program Administrator will announce the name of the award recipient by October 15, 2021.
  • Upon receipt of these required materials, the first $500.00 of the award will be paid to the student by The next $500.00 of the award will be paid to the student at the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester (or at the mid-point of the Winter quarter, if the student is on the quarter system), contingent upon the student maintaining a satisfactory level of work in the Fellowship Program, as determined by the PLD Chair. The remaining balance of the award ($500.00) will be paid in the last month of the fellowship term, contingent upon

(a) upon request, receipt by the PLD Chair of a written report from the school stating that the student is still enrolled, and (b) the student maintaining a satisfactory level of work in the Fellowship Program, as determined by the PLD Chair.

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant/recipient to notify PLD of any change in address for any and all notices and student membership services.
  • Staff will notify the appropriate APA Chapter President of fellowship recipient in their Chapters are encouraged to involve recipients in Chapter activities and provide mentoring.


The application submittal deadline for the Fellowship Program is September 15, 2021. All application information must be received by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator by that date. Applications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file and emailed to the email address below. PDF files should be titled in accordance with the following example: “JDoeCurtinFellowApp2021.” Additionally, official transcript must be received by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator by September 15, 2021 at the following address:

PLD Fellowship Program Administrator:

Maximillian R. Mahalek, Esq.

181 E. 119th Street #6E

New York, NY 10035

If you need an application, please contact the CDO.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the PLD Fellowship Committee.

The University of Miami School of Law Career Development Office Seeking 3L Students as Peer Advisors

The University of Miami School of Law Career Development Office is seeking highly motivated 3L students to join our team as peer advisors.

Duties will include:

  • Drop-in advising and 1L coaching
  • Leading informational presentations about the office
  • Assisting with career education workshops
  • Hosting tabling events on the bricks
  • Working at career fairs and other events
  • Marketing events and services around campus
  • Providing administrative support

Desired Skills:

  • Natural ability to teach
  • Warm, engaging demeanor
  • Ability to put others at ease
  • Desire to help others become their best
  • Respect and appreciation for all people
  • Strong work ethic

This is an in-person opportunity for Fall 2021 with potential to continue into Spring 2022. Various peer advisor training sessions will take place throughout August 2021.

For additional details and to apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#29169.

Fox Rothschild Forum: Government Contracts and Intellectual Property in Washington, DC – July 7th!

Fox Forum: Government Contracts and Intellectual Property in Washington, D.C.

When:     Wednesday, July 7  |  3 pm ET

As part of our Fox Forum informational series, we are pleased to present Fox Rothschild’s Government Contracts and Intellectual Property practices in our Washington, D.C. office. Learn about these departments from our attorneys, Austen Endersby, Jeff Schwartz, Nicholas Solosky and Morgan Tapp.

This session will feature a presentation followed by time for Q&A.

Questions? Click here.

Register here.

REMINDER: IRS’ Chief Counsel’s Virtual One-on-Ones Today June 28th!

Come join the IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel Deputy Chief Counsel in a virtual small group chat to discuss a day in the life of an IRS’ attorney. This small group setting will be a time for you to ask questions, get to know more about the agency and talk to attorneys about their experience at Counsel. These sessions are open to all current students.

This meeting will be on June 28, at 12 (eastern).

Join via Zoom. See CO email for link and information or ask your CDO advisor.

Later this summer, the Office of Chief Counsel will be hiring 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students. See website for information on open positions and hiring.

Follow IRS Office of Chief Counsel on Linked In.

The 2021 Carole Bailey Scholarship

2021 Carole Bailey Scholarship Rules

Application acceptance start date:  June 15, 2021

Application acceptance end date:  August 15, 2021 (11:59pm Eastern Time)

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.

Carole had been asked to serve as assistant dean for administration at Delaware (now Widener) School of Law when she met Judge Loren Smith.  A few months later, she moved to Washington, D.C., to serve at the Administrative Conference with Judge Smith.  She followed him to the Court of Federal Claims in 1985, serving as then Chief Judge Smith’s first chief of staff and law clerk.  Two years later, she left the Court to join the FTC, and ultimately moved to Atlantic City, where she operated a successful construction supply business with her husband, and eventually became an adjunct professor of business at the local community college.  In 2001, she returned to D.C. and, seeing the needs in the D.C. school system, wrote to the Superintendent of D.C. schools, offering her assistance to do anything, eventually serving as a 4th grade teacher and adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia.  In 2003, Carole returned to the Court as a staff attorney, and rose rapidly through the ranks, culminating in her position as Chief Deputy Clerk, from which she retired at the end of 2011.  During her tenure with the Court, Carole worked closely with the Bar Association and provided invaluable help to the Association in its mission to serve the Bar of the Court.

In commemoration of Carole’s longstanding commitment to public service and her tireless efforts in working with and providing assistance to the Bar Association, the Bar Association is pleased to award scholarships to law students with a demonstrated commitment to public service.

Who may apply?

Any student who is:

  1. Enrolled or enrolling in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association for the 2021/2022 academic year; and,
  2. Able to demonstrate either an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.
  3. An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.

How to apply?

An application must include:

  1. curriculum vitae or résumé that contains the applicant’s current contact information, including email and phone number;
  2. The applicant’s most recent transcript (undergraduate, graduate or law school);
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor or any other suitable person; and,
  4. An original essay written by the applicant alone.  The essay is limited to no more than 600 words and should address any interests, experiences or other qualifications considered relevant by the applicant that demonstrate an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted.  For those applicants who have not yet begun law school, and who therefore cannot provide a law school transcript, please submit a copy of your letter of acceptance to law school and proof that you are enrolling in that school for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Submissions must be transmitted in PDF format only by emailPlease (i) send only one (1) PDF file; (ii) identify each submission by noting “CFC Carole Bailey Scholarship Submission” in the “Subject” line.  Unfortunately, the Bar Association cannot process incomplete applications, nor will the Association contact an individual noting deficiencies in the application.

All applications must be received no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on August 15, 2021.

Who judges the scholarship applications?

The applications will be evaluated by four members of the Bar Association’s Board of Governors, who comprise the Law Student Scholarship committee, as well as a judicial officer of the Court.  Carole Bailey, or her designee, will serve as an ex officio member of the committee.

How and when will I be notified if I am awarded the scholarship?

A representative of the Bar Association will contact the recipient by email or telephone, and then by regular mail, on or before November 15, 2021.  Applicants need not make follow-up inquiries about the status of their applications.

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a 501(c)(3) organization, and is awarding this scholarship in furtherance of that status. For additional details, please visit the website.