This Week at the CDO (Week of September 26, 2011)

Monday, September 26th:

Lunch & Learn Series: Careers in Government – Room F109, 12:30-1:50pm

The U.S. Department of State’s 2011 Diplomacy Fellows Program Applications Due – The deadline to submit completed applications is 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Visit the Diplomacy Fellows Page for more information and eligibility.   

Wednesday, September 28th:

Int’l LL.M. IGLP/CDO Luncheon: New York Job Fair – Room F-200, 12:30-2pm

Friday, September 30th:

Sidley Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Applications Due – For information, visit the website.

Saturday, October 1st:

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Summer Law Internship Program (2Ls) and Honors Program (3Ls) – Applications Due Today!

The 2011 Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Conference –Conference topic is Child Law: Past, Present, and Future. Learn more here.   

The ABA Section of International Law Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards

Enter the ABA Section of International Law’s Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards. Topic of Essay: “The Restatement (Third) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States is Being Revised. What Section or Group of Related Sections of the Restatement, Should be Revised, Why and How?”

Winning Essays will be published in a Section publication and on the Student Headquarters website. Enter and have the chance to win:

$1,000 Prize for First and Second Place Winners

$1,000 Travel Stipend for Each Winner to Attend the Section Spring Conference for Presentation of Award in New York City, April 17 – 21, 2012.  

Deadline to submit essay is Friday, January 20, 2012.

For additional information, visit the ABA website.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP Accepting Applications for Disability Rights Fellowship

In September 2009, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP welcomed its first Disability Rights Fellow. They are now accepting applications for their fourth annual Disability Rights Fellowship to begin in September 2012. The Fellowship offers a recent law school graduate or judicial clerk with a disability the opportunity to participate for a year in all phases of disability rights litigation at their firm in Baltimore, Maryland.

Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a 16-lawyer law firm devoted principally to litigation. The firm has developed a national reputation for its high-profile, high-impact disability rights cases. The one-year fellowship will begin in September 2012. The application deadline is November 15, 2011.  

Please visit the website for additional details about the Fellowship and the firm and to download an application.

The 2011 Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Conference Coming on October 1, 2011

The 2011 Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) Conference will be an all-day event on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Emory Law School. The conference is well attended by students, legal practitioners, and faculty and they hope to attract a large number of people interested in child law issues from the rest of Emory campus, the state of Georgia, and the national community.

This year’s conference topic is Child Law: Past, Present, and Future. Participants will learn about the unique plight of children who cannot always advocate for themselves and who may not always have access to the legal system. You can learn more and register here for the conference. 


The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center has updated and posted their application for the 2012-2013 Fellowship Year.  For additional details, including a link to the application, please see the website.  

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers.  Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women’s issues in Washington, DC, with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities provided by WLPPFP.   The application deadline for the 2012-2013 Fellowship year is Thursday, December 1, 2011.

Attend the National Association of Women MBAs South Florida Chapter Launch!

Join the National Association of Women MBA’s at the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove for the National Association of Women MBAs South Florida Chapter launch. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, from 7:00–9:00 PM, at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33133.

Enjoy an evening of networking and wine tasting with a presentation. Distinguished Guest and Keynote Speaker is Alex Sink. The former Florida Chief Financial Officer will discuss Florida’s evolving business environment. 

Kindly RSVP by Friday, September 30, 2011. OPEN TO ALL PROFESSIONAL MEN AND WOMEN.

For information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Aoun. Also, please visit the website.   



Apply to be a CAIR-FLORIDA Civil Rights Skadden Fellow

CAIR isAmerica’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. TheFloridachapter of CAIR (CAIR-Florida) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. CAIR-Florida is accepting applications for the position of Civil Rights Fellow at CAIR-Florida’s Tampa Office. Civil Rights Fellows will get hands-on experience working in the areas of employment discrimination, constitutional law, and immigration law. Accepted Fellows are then encouraged to apply for the Skadden Fellowship, which will cover the Fellow’s salary and benefits while they work for CAIR-Florida.

The Skadden Fellowship Foundation, described as “a Legal Peace Corps” by The Los Angeles Times, was established in 1988 to commemorate the firm’s 40th anniversary, in recognition of the dire need for greater funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights. The aim of the foundation is to give Fellows the freedom to pursue public interest work; thus, the Fellows create their own projects at public interest organizations with at least two lawyers on staff before they apply.

CAIR-FLORIDA CIVIL RIGHTS SKADDEN FELLOWSHIP: Those seeking to be CAIR-Florida Civil Rights Skadden Fellows, must secure a potential position with CAIR-Florida before applying for the Skadden Fellowship. Fellowships are awarded for two years. Skadden provides each Fellow with a salary and pays all fringe benefits to which an employee of the sponsoring organization (CAIR-Florida) would be entitled. For those Fellows not covered by a law school low income protection plan, the firm will pay the Fellow’s law school debt service for the tuition part of the loan for the duration of the Fellowship.

Application Requirements: 

Applicant must currently be in the 3rd year of law school, completing a law clerkship, or obtaining an LL.M. Applicant must be committed to work for CAIR-Florida in theTampaoffice for two years after law school.

Application Process:

Apply to be a Civil Rights Fellow with CAIR-Florida. Please email resume, unofficial transcript,  cover letter, 2 references and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) by Saturday, September 24, 2011 11pm to Hassan Shibly, CAIR-Florida Tampa executive director. Call 813-514-1414 for questions.

Accepted Civil Rights Fellows will be notified by September 28th. Accepted Fellows should then apply for the Skadden Fellowship. The Skadden Deadline is October 3rd, 2011.

Fellowship Information

CAIR-Florida is looking for a motivated individual. Fellow should have experience and/or education in at least two of the following areas: Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Constitutional Law, and Immigration law [in particular naturalization and citizenship delays]. Fellow should have strong research and writing skills.

Length of employment: It is essential that Fellow be willing to work for CAIR-Tampa for two years.

Skill Level: Special consideration will be given to individuals who have interned in a legal clinic, non-profit organization, or government. Fellow must have strong writing skills and an interest in advocacy work. Strong interpersonal skills and articulation are needed. Individual must possess strong diplomacy skills and be willing to work with a wide range of individuals including public officers, businesses, and community organizations.



This Week at the CDO (Week of September 19, 2011)

Tuesday, September 20th:

Entertainment Law Seminar – Room F309, 12:30-1:50pm 

Sunday, September 25th:

Presidential Management Fellows Online Application Closes – See website for details. Contact Karen Warren at the CDO regarding any questions.

The Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, In Conjunction with BMI, Announce the 2011 Annual Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition

A unique opportunity to get your work published and receive a $2,500.00 scholarship. Open to all law students attending eligible law schools. 

Each scholarship candidate must write an original paper on any legal issue of current interest in the area of entertainment, arts or sports law. Papers must be 12–15 pages in length, double-spaced, and include footnotes in Bluebook form. Each scholarship candidate will receive a complimentary membership in the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section through December 31, 2012.

Deadline: December 12, 2011

The Winner will be announced and the Scholarship awarded during the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Annual Meeting held during the New York State Bar Association Annual Meetings in January, 2012.

For further information, please contact Professor Lili Levi.

Navy JAG to Conduct Interviews at 2011 NLLSA Conference

The Navy JAG Corps will be conducting interviews at the upcoming 15th Annual NLLSA Convention. For more information about permanent positions and internship/externship program, please visit the website and also the NLLSA website.     

If you are interested in interviewing for a permanent position with the Navy JAG Corps, please complete the following steps BEFORE your attendance at the employment expo.
1) Visit the website    

2) Click the “Phase One: Professional Recommendation” link at the bottom of the page
3) Click the “JAG Corps Online Application” link
4) Create a login account
5) Practicing attorneys = Direct Appointment Application; and Law school students = Student Program Application
6) Complete the application and submit all required supporting documentation (letters or recommendation, transcripts, photo, etc.)
7) Email LT Tashinda Richardson  and confirm that you have submitted your online application.  She will schedule your interview at that point.  If you complete your application while at the convention,  you can schedule your interview with a JAG Corps Officer on site at our exhibit at the convention.
Click here to register for the 2011 NLLSA Conference.

Please note that there is a $70.00 registration fee.