VIRTUAL INTEL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TECH SUMMIT FOR LAW STUDENTS September 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET)

VIRTUAL INTEL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TECH SUMMIT FOR LAW STUDENTS – September 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. ET)

You are invited to join Intel Corporation’s Diversity & Inclusion team for our inaugural D&I Technology Law Summit. This webinar, offered in cooperation with our partner law firms, is designed to encourage diverse law students of all backgrounds to consider a career in the technology sector, in support of our goal that the technology industry reflect the diversity we see every day in the world around us.

Part 1 of the two-part program kicks off on September 22 with a two- hour program. Through an interactive panel discussion and TED Talk- style presentations, our speakers will address a host of top-of-mind issues, including:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal industry and technology sector
  • What law firms and technology companies are doing to promote racial equity
  • Advice and inspiration from diverse attorneys working on the cutting edge of technology law, both in-house and in private practice

Part 2 is planned for later in the school year.

To register for this webinar, please click here. 

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and plan to host a complimentary in person program when it is safe to do so. We hope you will be able to attend both our virtual and in-person events.

 

Statement by The Cuban American Bar Association in Support of 2020 Law School Graduates

The Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) issues the following statement in response to the recent postponement of the Florida Bar Exam, and similar postponements by other state bar associations nationwide, resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Florida issued an administrative order “establishing a supervised practice program that will let some applicants for the August 2020 Bar exam work in the law during the pandemic under supervision of licensed attorneys” according to a Press Release issued by the Court.  This temporary program establishes a mechanism for applicants to work despite delays caused by pandemic conditions and online testing failures. We applaud the Supreme Court of Florida for providing a path, albeit temporary, for the qualifying examinees to practice law under the supervision of licensed attorneys.

CABA, however, remains concerned with the impact delays caused by the Bar examination postponements and the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the future of the legal profession and its practitioners. Accordingly, CABA seeks to support recent law school graduates as they begin their long-awaited legal careers during this difficult time in our nation’s history. These recent graduates have shown incredible resiliency over the last several months and CABA welcomes them with its support, community, and purpose. In this spirit, CABA is proud to offer the 2020 law school graduates, who were otherwise eligible to take their state’s bar examination this year, the opportunity to join its organization at no cost for a one (1) year CABA membership commencing on September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021. This special membership is being offered to all 2020 law school graduates, regardless of whether their state’s bar examination has taken place.

The 2020 law school graduates looking to join CABA should contact its Director of Operations, Karla Pascua.

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts present the Twelfth Annual Family Law Writing Competition

Hofstra Law and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) are sponsoring the eleventh annual Family Law Writing Competition. The competition is run in cooperation with the editorial staff of the Family Court Review, which is the academic and research journal of AFCC. The Family Court Review is an interdisciplinary and international journal published quarterly by Wiley and in cooperation with the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law. The Family Court Review contributes to and facilitates discourse among the judicial, legal, mediation, mental health and social services communities.

Topics for Submission

The subject of entries may be within any area of family law, although topics that focus on international or interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged. Articles should concentrate on a current legal issue and must have a strong foundation in legal research. Use of interdisciplinary sources may also be appropriate for many topics.

Entries will be judged on the quality of legal analysis, originality, depth of research, timeliness, creativity and format. The Family Court Review’s editors and a subcommittee of editorial board members will evaluate all articles.

Authorship

Submissions must be the work of one person. No joint authorships will be accepted, except articles written jointly by a law student and mental health, social science, or other relevant graduate student. Submissions must be originally argued and researched legal papers. Hofstra Law students are ineligible to participate. Law students can be from any country. Advice and input from professors, judges, and professionals in the field is allowed, but the author must research and write the entire article. Entries cannot be more than 25 double-spaced pages in length, including footnotes. Articles must be in Times New Roman, 12-point font, with 1-inch margins. Authors form the United States must comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition. Authors from outside the United States must conform to the relevant legal citation format commonly used in that country and must indicate the citation format used. The submitted article cannot be published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

AWARDS

First Prize

  • $500 cash prize courtesy of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra Law
  • Certificate of recognition as first-place winner
  • Consideration for publication of the article in the Family Court Review
  • Letter to the dean of the student’s law school
  • One-year complimentary AFCC student membership, including a one-year subscription to the Family Court Review

OR

  • Complimentary conference registration to AFCC’s 58th Annual Conference, held June 2-5, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts (Does not include hotel, transportation and food)

Honorable Mention (Up to two)

  • $250 cash prize courtesy of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra Law
  • Certificate of recognition as the honorable-mention winner
  • Consideration for publication of the article in the Family Court Review
  • Letter to the dean of the student’s law school

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Applicants must download the Entry Form from law.hofstra.edu/FCR and e-mail the completed form to fcr@hofstra.edu for an anonymous entry number by February 1, 2021. Applicants who do not submit an Entry Form by February 1, 2021 are ineligible. All submissions must be emailed as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to the Family Court Review at fcr@hofstra.edu. Hard copies are not permissible. 

DUE DATE

Entry forms must be received by February 1, 2021. Article submissions must be received by February 15, 2021. The winner will be notified no later than March 15, 2021. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions, please contact the Managing Editor of the Family Court Review.

 

 

RELEVANT LINKS

 

Association of Family and Conciliation Court (AFCC): http://www.afccnet.org/

 

Hofstra Law’s Center for Children, Families and the Law: law.hofstra.edu/CenterForChildren

 

Hofstra Law’s L.L.M. Program in Family Law: law.hofstra.edu/LLMFamilyLaw

 

Family Court Review: law.hofstra.edu/FCR

 

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 24th, 2020)

Welcome Miami Law Students!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020:

  • CDO Presents: Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon: “Hiring Opportunities at the “Environment and Natural Resources Division” – 12:20 PM – 1:20 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom Webinar: Harrison will discuss hiring opportunities at the Environment and Natural Resources Division, her time as a former intern and current attorney at ENRD, and how this opportunity is a good fit for students interested in highly complex federal litigation. Event Website. If you have questions, please contact Alana Butin in the CDO.

 

Thursday, August 27, 2020:

  • CDO Presents: Virtual Lunch & Learn: “Interviewing Skills to Nail the Job You Want” – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL Lunch & Learn: Please join the CDO for a VIRTUAL Lunch & Learn with Dr. Sharon Abrahams. In this session Dr. Abrahams will go over all of the skills necessary to excel in an interview. We will also discuss important tips for interviewing in a virtual setting. If you have questions, please contact Alana Butin in the CDO.

 

 

“OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK” FOR FRIDAY 8/21/20!

“OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK” FOR FRIDAY 8/21/20!

The FBI Honors Internship Program (HIP) opens on Friday, August 21st, 2020 to accept applications for Summer 2021. The application will close on SEPTEMBER 30th.

This is a 10-week paid internship in the summer and is open to undergraduate, graduate, law and PhD students.

The FBI HIP is a highly competitive internship in which current students are selected based on their resume, area of study, and transcript. Selected students are placed in the field office of their selection and will work with FBI Special Agents and Professional Staff employees on cases involving criminal and national security investigations.

All majors are considered, although the following areas of study include critical needs of the FBI:

  • Cyber
  • STEM
  • Law
  • Accounting

For additional information and details about the FBI, HIP and how to apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#26551 and the website.

 

Attend the Virtual Lunch & Learn Program: Putting Your Best Foot Forward…Virtually – Thursday, August 27, 2020

Title: “Putting your Best Foot Forward… Virtually” – providing you interviewing skills and techniques to nail the job you want.

Date and Time: Thursday, August 27th at 12:30 p.m.

Description:

Due to the pandemic and social distancing measures, many firms are hiring online. When you’re participating a virtual interview, your goal is the same as a live one — to make a lasting impression that earns you a subsequent interview. Virtual interviews present unique challenges which can be overcome if you know the best practices. At the end of this session you will know how to send the right “vibe” in the absence of in-person interaction.

Guest Speaker Bio:

Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams is a legal talent development expert helping lawyers improve their productivity and profitability through skill assessments, coaching, and interactive workshops. Dr. Abrahams wrote three books published by the American Bar Association, contributed to three other books, and penned over 100 articles related to professional and business development in the legal profession.

Dr. Abrahams has over twenty-five years of experience in client relationship building, business development techniques, communication skills, and management/leadership development training. She has conducted over 200 seminars on a wide variety of topics for esteemed audiences at the ABA, ALA, NALP, local bar associations, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, University of Miami, University of Virginia, University of Chicago and Duke Law Schools as well as others.

Instructions to Participate: To access this program, please reach out to Alana Butin at the CDO.

 

Welcome Back to Our Returning Students and Welcome Our New Students to Miami Law!

The Career Development Office (CDO) welcomes you back to Miami Law for the 2020-2021 academic year. The CDO will continue to provide one-on-one advising, resume/cover letter reviews, mock interviews and other job search and professional development assistance in a virtual manner.

We remain available to you to discuss any and all of your inquiries and encourage you to reach out to your CDO advisor. If you are unsure to whom you are assigned, please email the CDO to request your advisor’s name and contact information.

The CDO will be in touch with you on a regular basis, so please check your emails daily for information regarding Fall Recruiting and other information and events.  Do not hesitate to reach out.

We look forward to working with you during this academic year and going forward!

“OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK” FOR FRIDAY 8/14/20!

“OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK” – FRIDAY 8/14/20

The Office of the City Attorney for the City of San Diego has opportunities for paid Summer 2021 Internships. This is a chance to gain experience in one of the largest, most high-profile, full-service public interest law offices in California. The Office seeks highly qualified second-year (2L) law students for the Summer 2021 Internship Program.

Legal Intern positions are open to a select number of qualified law students who:

  • have completed their first year at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • will be graduating law school by June 2022
  • will be sitting for the California Bar Exam for the first time in July 2022
  • are available and interested in starting a career in the City Attorney’s Office immediately upon passing the California Bar Exam 

Interns must commit to work 40 hours per week from May 24, 2021, to July 30, 2021, with a mandatory orientation on May 21, 2021. Summer Legal Interns will rotate through both the Criminal and Civil Divisions, spending approximately five weeks in each Division where they gain valuable 1-on-1 mentorship and hands-on experience with Office legal activities– including trial work.

The San Diego City Attorney’s Office only accepts online applications from August 14, 2020 to September 13, 2020.

For additional information and details about the Office of the City Attorney for the City of San Diego, the summer internship program and how to apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#26461.

 

Recruiting 2020 – 2021 Begins Tomorrow, Friday, August 14th!

Recruiting 2020-2021 begins tomorrow with the start of its fall 2020 season.  While some aspects of this year’s program may be different due to the ongoing pandemic, much has not changed.  As in the past, this program will connect Miami Law students with summer and postgraduate opportunities and will include the CDO’s On Campus Interview Program (OCI).

The CDO recommends that students intending to participate in Recruiting 2020-2021 take the first steps now, which include:

  • Verifying that your graduation month/year and class year or LL.M. program is accurate. Inaccurate information may prevent you from bidding on employers interested in your class year or LL.M. program; and
  • Reviewing and acknowledging the CDO’s Recruiting Program Policies on Symplicity

If you do not have your Symplicity login information, please request it by emailing the CDO with your name, graduation month/year and preferred email address. Your CDO advisor remains available to assist you with Recruiting 2020-2021.

Please check your emails regularly, as you will be notified of additional details regarding the Fall 2020 season of Recruiting 2020-2021 and other information.

Public Rights Project – Fellowship Applicants Wanted (3L Students)

About Public Rights Project: 

Public Rights Project is a non-profit organization that catalyzes impact case-making and initiatives by state and local governments offices. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the promise of the laws and the lived experiences of marginalized groups. We work to transform the way that these agencies enforce and protect the rights of their residents by operating at the intersection of community organizing and government practice.

Since its founding in 2017, PRP has represented the cities of East Chicago and Gary, Indiana in defending their sanctuary city ordinances, and partnered with the County of Los Angeles to advocate in support of access to medical care for children in immigration detention. PRP has worked with local governments to file amicus briefs in support of the contraceptive mandate and Title VII’s protections of LGBTQ workers at the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as to support challenges to the public charge rule and the healthcare refusal rule.

Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, PRP has worked on advocacy for eviction moratoriums and other tenant protections, worker safety and misclassification, and police accountability. PRP has developed partnerships with over 60 state and local governments and has provided legislative advice, strategic planning support, and training to these partners. PRP operates two separate fellowship programs for advancing lawyers (3-5 years out) seeking to transition to a state or local enforcement role and for mid-career government lawyers wishing to reshape their caseload to include more affirmative and impact cases. PRP regularly partners with its fellows in the development of cases, policy initiatives, and community outreach efforts.

Webinar:

PRP will be hosting a webinar this Friday, August 14, 2020 at 3 ET to provide an overview of Public Rights Project and to review the various fellowship opportunities available in collaboration with PRP. Students and recent graduates who are interested in attending to learn more should email us to RSVP.

Legal Fellow: 

PRP is seeking applicants to sponsor for funded post-graduate fellowships, such as law school funded fellowships, Justice Catalyst, Skadden, Equal Justice Works, or other public interest fellowship to begin in Fall 2021. Fellowships should be at least six months in length with a strong preference for those that are one year or longer. Applicants should be 3Ls or judicial law clerks seeking a host organization for a post-graduate fellowship with portable funding. PRP will work with applicants on devising a project should one be required.

The Legal Fellow will be an essential part of PRP’s legal team and work closely with our Legal Director and Counsel to identify and pursue opportunities for PRP to promote high-impact affirmative litigation by state and local governments. As a small but growing team at PRP, we offer graduate fellows the opportunity to work on, and potentially lead, many aspects of our programs. Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy and litigation alongside our partners across the country. Our program offers fellows a unique opportunity to gain skills, do advocacy, and build partnerships — all within an agile, start-up environment.

We are looking for candidates with a belief in the power of state and local government to make positive change in the world and a passionate commitment to economic, racial, gender, and environmental justice.

Public health conditions permitting, the fellow can be based in Oakland, Boston, or New York. Remote opportunities may also be available.

TO APPLY: All inquiries and statements of interest should be directed to: LiJia Gong, Counsel, via email.

Learn more about PRP on our website.

The deadline for candidates to express interest in working with PRP on a Skadden or Equal Justice Works fellowship placement is Friday, August 21 at 5 PM Pacific Time.