H. Thomas Austern Writing Competition Now Open!

FDLI is a nonprofit member organization that has been providing education, training, publications, and professional engagement opportunities since it was founded in 1949. Each year, our organization hosts the H. Thomas Austern Writing Competition for law students interested in areas of the law impacting FDA-regulated industries. The 2021 competition is now open!

Overview and Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students currently enrolled in a JD program at any of the nation’s ABA-accredited law schools and 2020-2021 academic year graduates are eligible to participate.
  • Original scholarship, including papers originally written for classwork or to fulfill school requirements, may be submitted as long as the paper is not published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • All entries should be within the scope of FDA-regulated industries, such as food, drugs, medical devices, tobacco and nicotine products, cannabis, cosmetics, veterinary drugs and devices, etc.
  • Winners are awarded a complimentary one-year FDLI membership.
  • Top entries receive $750 for first place, $500 for second, and $250 for third.
  • Top papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal.
  • Winners will be featured on FDLI’s website and in Update magazine.
  • A committee comprised of FDLI members who are practicing attorneys and law professors will judge the papers.

More information, as well as a link for students to submit their papers, can be found on FDLI’s website.

FDLI is accepting submissions until Friday, June 11th. Students who would like their manuscripts entered for consideration should register and submit them through our portal before this deadline.  

For information about the FDLI Annual Conference and to register, click here.

Invitation to Department of Justice’s Wednesday Webinar Series Highlighting Offices Participating in the Attorney’s General’s Honors Program & Summer Law Intern Program

 The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management will once again be hosting a Wednesday Webinar Series highlighting offices participating in the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program. Representatives from various offices provide audience members with valuable information about their work and tips for applying.


June 9, 2021

12:00 PM ET


Antitrust Division

Civil Division

Criminal Division

U.S. Trustee Program


Wednesday Webinar Series – June 9, 2021

Event Password: WedWebinars1

Event Number/Code: 199 501 2903

Call-In Information:  1(877) 465-7975




June 23, 2021

12:00 PM ET


Civil Rights Division

Environment and Natural Resources Division

Executive Office for Immigration Review

Office of Information Policy

Tax Division



Wednesday Webinar Series – June 23, 2021

Event Password:  WedWebinars2

Event Number/Code:  199 394 6917

Call-In Information:  1(877) 465-7975




July 7, 2021

12:00 PM ET


Drug Enforcement Administration

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Prisons

National Security Division

U.S. Attorney’s Office



Wednesday Webinar Series – July 7, 2021

Event Password:  WedWebinars3

Event Number:  199 727 6757

Call-In Information:  1(877) 465-7975



July 21, 2021

12:00 PM ET



DOJ Employee Organizations

(Organizations to be announced closer to date.)



Wednesday Webinar Series – July 21, 2021

Event Password:  WedWebinars4

Event Number:  199 119 1035

Call-In Information:  1(877) 465-7975


*Subject to change.

**Webinars will not be recorded.

For information regarding eligibility for the Attorney General’s Honors Program, please click here.

2022 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship – Deadline Extended to Sunday, June 13th 2021!

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to three diverse rising 2L law students this year.

Each recipient will be awarded $10,000, which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school (2022-2023) to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices. The recipients’ office preferences will be taken into consideration, but final assignment will depend on the Firm’s hiring needs. The recipients may split their summers with other law firms; however, they are required to work during the same term as the other Summer Associates in that Baker Donelson office.

ELIGIBILITY. To qualify for the scholarship, the candidates must: (1) have completed their first year of a full-time JD program with an anticipated graduation date of 2023 at the time of application, (2) identify within a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession; and (3) attend an ABA accredited Law School. Candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.

SELECTION CRITERIA. Recipients will be selected based on consideration of the following: (1) demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, (2) personal and professional achievements, (3) established leadership qualities, work experience, community involvement and ability to overcome obstacles. All applications are reviewed by Baker Donelson’s Diversity Scholarship Committee. Finalists may be invited to an in-person or videoconference interview with members of the committee. All expenses are covered by the Firm. If a recipient chooses to decline the offer, an alternate will be chosen.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE. Applications are due by Sunday, June 13, 2021 at midnight CST. Interested students must include the documents below with their application by clicking on the “Add New Item” tab under the “My Application“. After you “save” your application, it will automatically be submitted. You may re-enter the site to make changes or upload additional documents before the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Current Resume. Include law school GPA and class rank (if available)
  2. Personal Statement. Please demonstrate your qualifications for our Diversity Scholarship by addressing how you have contributed to the cause of diversity; and/or how you have overcome adversity to achieve personal and academic success. Please limit to 500 words.
  3. Unofficial Law School Transcript. Must include 1L Fall and Spring semester grades.
  4. Legal Writing Sample. The sample may be from your legal writing course in law school (please limit to 10 pages).
  5. Professional Recommendation. One written professional recommendation from a law school professor or employer. Recommendations should be addressed to Rebecca Simon, Director of Recruiting. The recommendation document name should be labeled LastName-FirstName.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please click here.






Summer 2021 CDO Virtual Lobby Monday – Friday | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 988 8157 8672 | Passcode: CDOVL

If you have any questions, please email the CDO.

You’re invited to Reed Smith 2L OCI Tips for Success – June 3 – 10, 2021!

This summer, join the Reed Smith U.S. offices for a virtual discussion about succeeding during On-Campus Interviews! Our attorneys and recruiting team will share helpful advice to help prepare you for the upcoming OCI season. You will also have a chance to learn more about Reed Smith and ask questions about all things OCI.

This panel will be hosted by a selection of our local U.S. offices, so dates and times will vary by office. If you are interested in joining us for this program, please click on your office of interest below to complete the registration form. Your interest in one of our offices will not preclude you from future opportunities in other offices. We look forward to hosting you for this insightful program!

When:     June 3 – 10, 2021

Length:     One Hour

Please log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.


Thursday, June 3, 2021
5:30pm ET
Jen Fried

Los Angeles:

Thursday, June 3, 2021
6:30pm ET
Amy Hathaway


Monday, June 7, 2021
12:00pm ET
Christine Meade


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
12:00pm ET

Joy Griffith

Austin, Dallas, and Houston:

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:30pm ET

Madison McKay


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
6:30pm ET
Madison McKay

New York:

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:30pm ET
Jen Fried


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
12:00pm ET
Joy Griffith

Washington, D.C.:

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
12:00pm ET
Joy Griffith

San Francisco:

Thursday, June 10, 2021
6:00pm ET
Amy Hathaway

Highly Reputable Business & Real Estate Transactions & Litigation Firm in South Florida Seeks Associate Litigation Attorney

Immediate Hire Opportunity.

Highly successful practice located in Boca Raton, FL, whose main focus is Business & Real Estate Transactions & Litigation., is seeking an Associate Litigation Attorney. The firm has an outstanding reputation in the South Florida community.

Ideal candidate should have two years or more, civil litigation experience preferred. Collegial atmosphere.

For additional information, including more details about the firm, compensation and how to apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#28756.

ACLU of Florida, Greater Miami Chapter, Presents a Free, Online Public Forum “Police Practices and Racial Justice, Florida 2021”

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 3rd at 6pm via Zoom

Description: The panel will discuss several topics related to the efficacy of current police practices; available methods of civilian oversight of police and current roadblocks to meaningful oversight; the anticipated pitfalls and consequences from HB1, now the Anti-Protest law; and other concerns about civil liberties and racial justice both locally and state-wide.

Panelists include:

  • Florida State Senator Jason W. B. Pizzo. Chair, Committee on Criminal Justice
  • Isaiah Smalls II, Race and Culture Reporter, Miami Herald
  • Melba Pearson, Policy Director, FIU Center for the Administration of Justice
  • Carrie Boyd, Florida Public Policy Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Rossana Arteaga-Gomez, Co-Chair, Miami ACLU legal panel and police practices committees, AXS Law Group

Moderated by:  Nestor Ortiz, Statewide Initiatives Associate, ACLU of Florida

Event registration required: Please click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2021 CABA Foundation Scholarships

The Cuban American Bar Foundation (“CABF” or “CABA Foundation”) will be awarding At-Large Scholarships to law students who meet the criteria set forth below. The application deadline for this year’s application package is Thursday, July 1 2021.

Applicants need only submit one application package to be considered for all At-Large Scholarships. The CABA Foundation Board of Directors will make its selections from the submissions received and formally announce the scholarship recipients at an upcoming CABF/CABA Event by August 1, 2021. (information to be provided in the coming weeks). Application packages should be submitted to: Frances G. De La Guardia.

CABA Foundation awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed by the committee include, but are not limited to, the following: Academic Accomplishments, Community Service, References, Personal Essay and Financial Need. CABA Foundation pays scholarship funds directly to the recipient. Scholarships are awarded annually. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.  Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.


  • Applicant must be a law student of Cuban heritage who has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service-oriented activities; OR any law student who has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community services, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban-American community;
  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing at an accredited law school;
  • Applicant must submit a complete formal application for a CABA Foundation Scholarship;
  • Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States; and
  • Applicants must complete and submit a typed Scholarship Application and provide all supporting documents listed below (i.e., resume, evidence of enrollment, etc.) no later than July 1, 2021.


  • Applications and supporting documentation are due no later than July 1, 2021.
  • Candidates may be asked for an interview by the Scholarship Committee, conducted in June.
  • Applicants are notified if awarded a scholarship by August 1, 2021.

In addition to the At-Large Scholarships, CABF has endowed scholarships at the following law schools:

  • University of Miami
  • Florida International University
  • Thomas University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida

Students enrolled in these law schools should contact the Dean of Students in his or her respective school to get scholarship criteria and application deadlines. July 1, 2021 is the latest for acceptance of school submittals. Recipients of these endowed scholarships will also be announced at the upcoming scholarship event by August 1, 2021.

Fox Rothschild LLP – Upcoming Virtual Events: Participate in the “Fox Forums”

Come learn about Fox Rothschild’s practice groups and Firm-wide initiatives! These forums will allow you the opportunity to meet and speak with our lawyers while also giving you an in-depth look into the practices and culture at our Firm. Each session will feature a presentation by our attorneys and staff followed by time for Q&A.

Click on the date or title of the program to register.

We look forward to connecting with you through our upcoming programming!

Friday, May 21 | 3 – 3:45 pm ET – Intellectual Property Practice
Learn about the Firm’s IP department and patent practice from two of its key partners, Dianna El Hioum, Chair of the IP Department, and Kimberly Bullock Gatling, Intellectual Property Partner and the Firm’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

Thursday, June 3 | 3 – 3:45 pm ET – Transactional vs. Litigation
Join Matthew Kittay, a partner in the Firm’s Corporate group and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and Elizabeth Patton, a partner in the Litigation group, as they discuss the differences between transactional and litigation focused practices.

Friday, June 4 | 3 – 3:45 pm ET – Life as a Summer Associate
A panel of former Fox summer associates will discuss highlights of the Firm’s Summer Associate Program.

Wednesday, June 9 | 3 – 3:45 pm ET – Interviewing Tips: How to Make Yourself Stand Out
A number of the Firm’s seasoned attorney interviewers will provide advice and tips for how law students can shine during the interview process.

Tuesday, June 17 | 3 – 3:45 pm ET – Building a Diverse and Inclusive Community
Kimberly Bullock Gatling, the Firm’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, will join members of the Firm’s Diversity Committee to discuss the Firm’s recent diversity initiatives and responses to social justice issues.

Tuesday, June 29 | 2 – 2:45 pm ET – Well-being at Fox
Hear from the Firm’s Human Resources and Benefits team as they highlight the Firm’s programs that focus on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

Questions? Click here.

The Ticktin Law Group, P.A. Seeks Associate Litigation Attorney for its Deerfield Beach Office

The Ticktin Law Group could by the place for you. THE TICKTIN LAW GROUP is seeking to hire a new attorney to work out of our Deerfield Beach Office. We are a very busy, established law firm located in the Deerfield Beach area looking to hire an attorney to immediately fill a full-time position.

We have 3 office locations across the state of Florida, and are looking for a motivated, excited lawyer to work out of our Deerfield Beach Office. The lawyer will handle a wide-variety of civil ligation cases, including, business litigation, foreclosure defense, personal injury, employment law, and other types of commercial litigation. We will consider 0 -3 years of experience. Class of 2020 and 2021 are encouraged to apply.

We take pride in developing and mentoring our attorneys. At The Ticktin Law Group you will have the opportunity to handle non-jury trials, and jury trials, both first and second chair.

Our firm became famous for unearthing the robo-signers in our aggressive defense in foreclosure cases. In 2010, we were featured three times on the front page of the NY TIMES , and take great pride in winning our cases, and always having our client’s best interests in mind.

Salary to be discussed at interview. Non-Smokers Only

To apply, please see Symplicity Job Posting ID#27931.