Weil Legal Innovators Program – Deadline is in March 19, 2021

Application Details:

Applications for the 2021-2022 Weil Legal Innovators Program are now open. The application deadline is March 19, 2021.

WHAT DO INNOVATORS RECEIVE FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION?

  • $50,000 in compensation for the fellowship year, plus full health benefits coverage inclusive of medical, vision and dental
  • A one-time $10,000 law school scholarship awarded upon starting first year of law school at a WLI partner institution
  • All expenses paid for travel to and from New York City for WLI orientation in 2021 and closing reception in 2022 (subject to shift to virtual events due to COVID-19)
  • An opportunity to work at and learn from a leading national or international public service organization
  • A dedicated Weil Partner mentor for the duration of the program
  • The opportunity to interview for the Weil Summer Associate Program

Key Dates:

December 2020: WLI applications open.

March 2021: WLI applications close. Interview Round I with WLI Steering Committee.

April 2021: Interview Round II with WLI Nonprofit Partners.

May 2021: Offers extended to Innovators.

July 2021: WLI Program commences.

JULY 2022: WLI Program concludes.

For additional details and information, please visit the website.

The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation and The Florida Bar’s Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section Invite you to a “Virtual Conversation about Practicing Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law”

“Virtual Conversation about Practicing Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law” with Porpoise Evans (Weiss Serota Helfman Cole + Bierman), Kim Kolback (Law Offices of Kimberly Kolback), Tom Player (Player Entertainment Law), Deidre Richardson (Chico’s FAS, Inc.), Marc Stollman (Stollman Law) and Tania Williams (The Williams Firm).

This talented group of lawyers will provide insights into entertainment, arts and sports law, exploring the skills you will need to break into these areas, the pros and cons of practicing in these competitive fields and what a typical day in their practice entails.

Join us as they share their experiences and answer your questions regarding the best way to prepare for and pursue a career focusing on entertainment, arts and sports law. This is part of a series of virtual conversations meant to explore different areas of law and help current law students navigate the path towards their desired careers.

Who is invited: First and second year law students interested in learning more about entertainment, arts and sports law and how to prepare for a career in this area of law.

When: Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 6 pm. It will last one hour.

How to sign up: Please email by 6 pm on February 3, 2021. While we will have multiple breakout rooms for this session, attendance will be limited to the first 60 students who RSVP. You will be provided a Zoom link by email before the event.

 

The BarBri Job Network – 1L & 2L Summer Job Openings

The BarBri Job Network platform is a free recruiting resource to connect law students and employers.  Students can upload their resumes and create viewable profiles.  Employers are able to search for potential candidates who have the qualifications they are seeking. Registered students can access the online job listings – currently there are 35 posted summer associate opportunities for 1Ls and 2Ls and diversity fellowships.

Here’s how it works. Miami Law students upload a resumé and complete a legal-specific profile that includes:

  • Law school academic achievements/honors/activities,
  • Voluntary diversity disclosures,
  • The type of law they want to practice, and
  • The city where they ultimately want to work.

Students can then submit their profiles in response to employer-posted jobsdiversity scholarships/fellowships, and recruiting events.

To join the network, click on this link: BARBRI Job Network. This is a free resource that connects legal employers with 1L and 2L students attending ABA-approved law schools.

 

Peggy Browning Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted – Deadline is January 15, 2021

2021 Summer Fellowships and 2021-2022 School-Year Fellowship (a part-time position in Chicago).  Funded positions for 1Ls & 2Ls in labor-related organizations throughout the United States.

Great opportunities for students interested in social & economic justice. Peggy Browning Alumni are eligible to re-apply.

Information available on the website. You may also register and apply via the website.

New positions being added throughout December.  Application deadline: January 15, 2021.

 

Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) Writing Competition – Deadline is January 4, 2020

The ELI Writing Competition challenges students to identify, research and write an essay outlining a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A nationwide panel of music law experts will judge the papers . This contest is open to JD and LL.M. candidates. The legal writing competition offers law students the chance to win up to $10,000 in tuition-based scholarships. Please click here for additional details or see the following flyer online. Submission due January 4, 2021, 10 a.m. PST.

 

 

The 23rd ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

The Recording Academy is kicking off its annual Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) Writing Competition. Please visit the website for full details including rules, deadlines, and more. You may also view social media resources that include ready-made graphics for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Also, click here for additional details.

The Recording Academy®, in concert with some of the nation’s most prominent entertainment attorneys, established the Entertainment Law Initiative to promote discussion and debate about the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today.

The Entertainment Law Initiative fosters future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation’s top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities. For the past 22 years, the program has included a legal writing competition that offers law students the chance to win up to $10,000 in tuition-based scholarships.

The ELI Writing Competition challenges students to identify, research and write an essay outlining a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A nationwide panel of music law experts will judge the papers in a blind process to select a winner and two runners-up. This contest is open to Juris Doctorate (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) candidates at U.S. law schools.

ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE

  • $10,000 scholarship paid on behalf of the student toward their law school tuition
  • A private one-hour online mentorship session with a top entertainment attorney from the ELI Executive Committee
  • Recognition at the online ELI program and scholarship presentation on Jan. 29, 2021

TWO RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE

  • $2,500 scholarship paid on behalf of the student toward their law school tuition
  • A private one-hour online mentorship session with a top entertainment attorney from the ELI Executive Committee
  • Recognition at the online ELI program and scholarship presentation on Jan. 29, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline

Jan. 4, 2021, 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST)

Winners Notified

Jan. 15, 2021

Online ELI Program and Scholarship Presentation

Jan. 29, 2021, Time TBA

Although the 2021 program and scholarship presentation will take place virtually, as in years past it will continue to provide a forum for the industry to honor its own practitioners, hear from legal thought leaders and support promising law students interested in entertainment law.

More information about the online ELI program and scholarship presentation will be released in December of 2020. Click HERE for information on registering to attend and sponsorship.

American Constitution Society (ACS) South Florida: Florida and the Presidential Transition Webinar – December 7, 2020

When:

Monday, December 7, 2020 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST via Zoom.

Event Details:

There are over 4,000 politically appointed positions across the federal government. Join the South Florida, Tampa, and North Florida ACS Lawyer Chapters for a webinar describing the experiences of two Floridians who worked in the White House.

Featuring:

Frank Sanchez, Partner, Holland & Knight; Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Trade; Former Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation

Keri Eisenbeis, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, BayCare Health System; Former Confidential Assistant to Associate Director and White House Office of Management and Budget

ACS is mobilizing its network and collaborating with other organizations to identify a pool of diverse, experienced candidates who are interested in government service. We have created a talent database for lawyers seeking presidential appointments. Learn more here.

Here’s the link to register for the free, virtual event.

Epstein Becker Green’s 23rd Annual Health Law Writing Competition

We are pleased to announce Epstein Becker Green’s 23rd Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is open to J.D. and L.L.M. candidates who are currently attending a U.S. law school or who attended a U.S. law school during the school year ending in May/June 2020.

Information about the Health Law Writing Competition, including competition rules and submission forms, may be found online. All submissions are due by February 26, 2021. Prizes for the top three submissions are $4,000, $2,000, and $500. There are also publication opportunities.

Papers must be submitted by Friday, February 26, 2021. 

Download Our Flyer (PDF). 

WEBINAR: Finding A Job in DC During Transition 2020 – Monday, November 23 at 6:00 pm ET

There will be thousands of jobs and internships available in the next few months. Come hear tips on getting that next position from a bipartisan lineup of experts with experience from Capitol Hill, the White House, presidential & congressional campaigns, nonprofits and the private sector.

Monday, November 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm ET

RSVP here for more details

Panelists:

– Kenny Thompson Jr., veteran of the Obama White House & 2008 Obama campaign and city government. Currently Senior Director & Head of External Affairs for PepsiCo.

– Stami Williams, veteran of House & Senate Republican offices, presidential and congressional campaigns. Currently Communications Director at the Republican State Leadership Committee and adjunct professor at George Washington University.

– Carlos Sanchez, veteran of House Democratic leadership offices, multiple presidential and congressional campaigns. Current Chief of Staff to Congressman Ben Ray Lujan.

– Moderator: Tom Manatos, Founder Tom Manatos Jobs

11/23 @ 6 PM ET
RSVP here for more details

 

Clifford Chance – Virtual Internships

What is the Clifford Chance Global Virtual Internship?

  • Select a Clifford Chance program. It is free to sign-up and complete these online programs.
  • Review the tasks to get started. There are a number of tasks you can complete within each program.
  • Get video instructions. Each task has video instructions from a firm employee.
  • Complete the tasks and upload your work. Completion of tasks will unlock example model answers.
Click here for additional information and to view the various programs. These programs are FREE to students.