FOOD AND DRUG LAW JOURNAL 2020 SYMPOSIUM: Complimentary for Students

The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, is pleased to host the Food and Drug Law Journal 2020 Symposium, which is complimentary to full-time students.

WHEN:    November 12-13 | Virtual Event

Join scholars and practitioners to discuss the federal response to COVID-19 and potential legislative and regulatory changes that might help inform federal agencies’ responses to future pandemics. This year’s two-day virtual academic Symposium includes discussion of thoughtful scholarship from authors on issues such as legislative innovation, the pharmaceutical supply chain, vaccine-related liability, FDA’s One Health initiative, Emergency Use Authorizations, regulation of personal protective equipment, and new diagnostic tests, and other topics.

In collaboration with the Georgetown University Law Center and the O’Neill Institute of Global and National Health Law, this year’s topic, “This Teachable Moment: How COVID-19 Provides Lessons from FDA’s Past and Present That Will Benefit Its Future Preparedness,” takes place on November 12–13 as a completely virtual program. This academic Symposium will focus on the federal response to COVID-19 and potential legislative and regulatory changes that might help inform federal agencies’ responses to future pandemics. Authors will present their papers, followed by commentary from speakers and a moderated discussion.

To sign up, click here.

More information, including the agenda and confirmed speakers, is available on our website.

Business Litigation & Transactional Firm in Coral Gables Seeks Attorney for its Commercial Litigation Practice

A business litigation and transactional boutique law firm in Coral Gables is seeking an attorney with 3 – 5 years of experience to join its commercial litigation practice. Must be a member of the Florida Bar and must be admitted to, or be eligible for, admission to the Southern District of Florida. Experience with litigating commercial and business matters in state and federal court.

The firm’s trial lawyers focus on all types of commercial business disputes, including contract, real estate, fraud, creditors rights, lease enforcement, disputes among business owners, shareholder litigation, employment, civil RICO, asset forfeiture, banking disputes, trade secrets and restrictive covenant litigation. The transactional lawyers’ practice includes corporate, real estate, debt financing, asset-based financing, international commercial law, construction, leasing, technology-transfer, licensing and environmental law. The firm’s lawyers are licensed to practice in every state and federal trial and appellate court in Florida and have litigated, arbitrated and mediated across the country.

Apply via Symplicity Posting ID# 26975.

Invitation to Department of Justice (DOJ) Legal Internship Webinars

You are invited to attend two exciting webinars.

The first event is a “Wednesday Webinar” highlighting some of DOJ’s non-litigating components. We will host representatives from the Office of Information Policy, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, Office of the Pardon Attorney, and others.  Law students interested in learning more about the unique work of these offices won’t want to miss this webinar! Panelists will highlight opportunities, discuss their application process, and offer application tips. This webinar will be held Wednesday, November 4, at 12:00 PM ET.

Our second event is a webinar introducing DOJ’s Volunteer Legal Internship Program. Students will learn about summer and academic-year vacancies, the application process, and get answers to their questions. Students will have two chances to attend this webinar, either Tuesday, November 10, at 12:00 PM ET or Thursday, November 12, at 3:00 PM ET.

No RSVP is required, but students will need to use the following links to access the webinars:

Wednesday Webinar Featuring Non-Litigating Components at DOJ

  • November 4, 2020, at 12:00 PM ET

Introduction to Volunteer Legal Internships at DOJ

  • Two Chances to Attend
    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 12:00 PM ET or
    • Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 3:00 PM ET

The webinar platform we are using is Microsoft Teams.  You can join by clicking the “join on the web” link that comes up when you click the meeting links:  Learn more about Teams.


Lake Worth Firm Seeking Entry Level Attorney – Recent Graduate Opportunity

Growing firm specializing in first party property damage claims and personal injury is seeking an entry-level associate. Experience in these fields is a plus but not a requirement. The ideal candidate must have strong written, communication and organizational skills, ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, strong research and analytical skills, attention to detail, a strong sense of urgency, ability to handle a large caseload and handle multiple priorities and deadlines.

Excellent benefits, competitive salary, and great working environment. For additional details and to apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#26841.

Virtual Spirit Forward Summit: Registration Now Open!

Spirit Forward Summit is back on Tuesday, October 20!

Bacardi’s annual Spirit Forward Summit is BACK and looking a little different for its fifth year! On Tuesday, October 20, we’re taking the Summit virtual so you can connect to the event from anywhere, from any screen, at no cost to you!

Though the Summit will be online and free to join this year, we’ll once again be showcasing incredible speakers from various industries and backgrounds. The 2020 theme is “Empowered to Be You,” and presentations will look at key topics, like finance, mental health, intersectionality, parenting strategies and more, through the lens of today’s challenges.

We’ll address the current state of emergency for working women. More than 800,000 women have left the workforce since March as a result of COVID-19, and over a million more are considering leaving corporate America. McKinsey will join us to dive into this year’s “Women in the Workplace” report findings.

While we might not be gathering in-person, our goal for the day remains the same as years past: to encourage you to invest in yourself, find opportunities to make your voice heard and leave you feeling empowered

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, October 20, from noon to 4 p.m. EDT! Register below (there are a few steps!), and be sure to invite all of your friends, family and colleagues to this year’s Summit – all are welcome to join!

Click here to register for the event!

About Bacardi Women in Leadership & Spirit Forward Summit:

The Bacardi Women in Leadership initiative was founded with the mission of unleashing the potential of current and future female leaders at Bacardi to drive sustainable top and bottom line business growth. It is embedded in our business strategy and instills a sense of belonging, ownership and accountability in our leaders to set the right example and drive engagement throughout the organization.

The 5th Annual Spirit Forward Summit is hosted by Bacardi and built by volunteers passionate about our cause. Previous conferences brought together more than 500 attendees and a lineup of inspirational speakers in South Florida. Although we’re tuning in on our screens from different places this year, Spirit Forward Summit attendees can expect the diverse, thought-provoking conversations and high energy to remain the same!

Learn more about Bacardi Women in Leadership.


ABA Panel and Networking Event for Students and Recent Alumni Titled Building Results: A Panel for Law Students Interested in Dispute Resolution and Construction Law

Participate in Building Results: A Panel for Law Students Interested in Dispute Resolution and Construction Law. Though they don’t often wear hardhats, construction lawyers are often building one thing: results. Please join the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law’s Division 1 (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) for a focused panel discussion on litigation and dispute resolution in construction law. The distinguished panel will discuss why ADR and form contracts are so common in construction law, the general characteristics of construction litigation and arbitration, and other typical dispute avoidance forms in construction law, such as DRBs.

The event consists of a focused panel discussion on litigation and dispute resolution in construction law, followed by a networking session with construction lawyers and interested law students/recent graduates nationwide.


  • Alex Dockery, Associate, Goulston & Storrs, Boston, MA
  • Edward Green, North American Counsel, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, NY, NY
  • Patrick McKnight, Associate, Khler Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Roy Wagner, Partner & Leader, Construction Law, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, WI

The event is taking place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT (VIA ZOOM). Those interested can register here.

ABA Section of Taxation’s Women in Tax Forum Presents: Women in Tax: Law Student Outreach Panel

Event takes place on Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:00pm EDT! 

The ABA Section of Taxation’s Women in Tax Forum cordially invites you to the Women in Tax: Law Student Outreach Panel. A  dynamic  and  diverse  panel  of  tax  practitioners  will provide insight into their careers, advice for  how  students  may  pursue  a  career  in  tax, and share ideas on ways in which we are committed to making tax more inclusive.


  • The Honorable Judge Diana L. Leyden, Special Trial Judge at the United States Tax Court and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center;
  • Michelle Brunsvold, Senior Tax Counsel at Cargill, Incorporated. At Cargill, Michelle’s primary focuses have been on tax planning for M&A, international tax planning for LATAM and EMEA,  and global and strategic planning;
  • Lena Y. Hines, Principal (National Tax Department) at EY. Lena consults on domestic and inter- national tax-planning opportunities involving financial products;
  • Amanda P. Varma, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Amanda advises multinational businesses, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals on US federal income tax matters, with particular focus on international tax planning and controversies. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center;
  • Pooja Kondabolu, Global Partnerships, Airbnb, Inc. Pooja  has  been  the  Global  Tax  Policy Lead at Airbnb for the last few years where she worked cross functionally on a range of indirect tax issues, including Airbnb’s tax agreements with national, state and local governments.

Moderated by Brie Siciliano of the Women in Tax Forum Leadership Board.

RSVP Here (Registration Required).

Attend the ASIL Midyear Meeting Research Forum October 29-30, 2020

ASIL Academic Partner Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, is the virtual host of the Research Forum portion of the 2020 Midyear Meeting, which will be held entirely online. In addition to the 24 panels featuring over 70 authors presenting cutting edge research in the field of international law and relations, the Midyear Meeting will include over twenty hours of professional development opportunities for current law students and recent graduates as well as the Practitioners’ Forum. Mentoring sessions, skills training, cover letter and resume drafting workshops, and panels featuring insights into hiring practices during the global pandemic will all be available to attendees.

The Midyear Meeting will be held in a fully virtual format and participants will be able to engage with presenters and discussants throughout the conference, as well as with each other. The Midyear Meeting will offer all of the substantive content that would have taken place at the in-person conference, plus a series of professional development sessions, including panels on hiring practices during the global pandemic.

Because your institution is an ASIL Academic Partner, STUDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR FREE using a code. To obtain the code, please email Teresa Rodriguez or Yazmyne Vasquez Eterovic in the CDO. Further details, including the full program, schedule, and registration information, are available online and on social media, using the hashtag #ASILMYM.

To find out more about the American Society of International Law and to join, visit the ASIL website.


Join us for a free webinar titled “Courage and Perspective: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage in the United States.” Join us for an open dialogue discussing the challenges and progression of the Hispanic community in the legal profession.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra, Southern District of Florida

Chief Judge Bertila Soto, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida

Karina Harduvel, Assistant State Attorney, Miami Dade County

Chanae Wood, Attorney, WSHC+B

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from noon – 1:30 p.m. Register Here.

Co-Sponsored by:

Cuban American Bar Association

Weiss Serota, Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L

University of Miami School of Law

FIU Law Career Planning & Placement

St. Thomas University School of Law

Gateway Into the Federal Government – Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program

 The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.  The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible- but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders.  

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists are eligible for appointment as a Fellow with a participating Federal agency and will have the opportunity to engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, privacy, cybersecurity, and financial management, to name a few. 

Note that although the PMF program seeks candidates from law schools and JDs are a valued degree within the PMF program, PMF Finalists are not hired into attorney positions.  

The Presidential Management Fellowship Program application is now open and will remain open through October 14, 2020. You will find the announcement on USAJOBS by searching for “Presidential Management Fellows.”   

During the application process, you must take an on-line assessment and submit a resume and transcript; additional information about resumes and transcripts can be found in the Applicant Handbook.

Within a few weeks after the application closes, applications will be reviewed and the top qualifying applicants will be selected as Finalists. Finalists are eligible for appointment as a Fellow with a participating Federal agency. 

To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, please review the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website. This section also provides a “PMF Applicant Handbook,” which details the annual application process, and explains eligibility requirements and required documentation, and the “Assessment Preparation Guide,” which prepares applicants for the on-line assessment. Both of these resources and a number of others can be found on the Become a PMF\Resources section of the website. 

Karen Warren is the law school’s PMF liaison.  If you have any questions about the program or application process, please email her.