Delaware Minority Job Fair for First-Year Law Students

Would you like to interview with law firms, government agencies and corporations located in Delaware? The Delaware State Bar Association invites first-year law students to attend the Fourteenth Annual Delaware Minority Job Fair for First-Year Law Students on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Applications and additional information are available on the Student Portal (in the 2009-2010 Job Fairs folder) and in the Career Development Office (on the Diversity Bulletin Board located outside the Conference Room). Contact if you have any questions. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, December 10, 2009.

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship was established jointly in 2009 by the America Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (“CHRCL”), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (“NIP/NLG”), to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio.

The primary mission of the fellowship program is to strengthen law students’ long-term commitment to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. Fellows will be chosen by the three sponsoring organizations, and will be selected based on the strength of their proposed host site and project.

Michael Maggio was an extraordinary immigration attorney and individual who was a life-long advocate for justice, equality and peace. Throughout his career, Michael received countless professional awards and was honored for his extraordinary legal representation, astute strategizing, unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards and his deep passion for justice and upholding the rule of law. He was an active member of AILA, the National Lawyers Guild, and served on the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Project. He was also an active supporter of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.

The Maggio Immigrants’ Right Fellowship program will select its first recipient in 2009, for the summer of 2010. One summer fellowship will be awarded to a law student each year.

Please see for application form and additional information. The current deadline is December 4, 2009. (If it changes to a later date, this notification will be re-posted.) 

NOTE: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS CURRENTLY DECEMBER 4, 2009 (request for deadline extension is pending; will re-post if it changes).

BABSEA 2010 Legal Studies Internship Program – Southeast Asia

About BABSEA: 
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia (“BABSEA”) is an international grassroots organization working to bring people together to overcome poverty, injustice and inequity in the Southeast Asia region. BABSEA is currently working in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam, implementing a wide variety of community development and capacity-building, child protection and education, transitional justice and community legal education initiatives. 

About the Program:
The BABSEA Legal Studies Internship Program offers an opportunity to make a real contribution to fighting the hardships and legal inequity in Southeast Asia, while being involved in a remarkable experience of living and working in the region.
The BABSEA 2010 Legal Studies Internship Program’s proposed activities emphasize four main areas: community legal education research and curriculum development, community service, education and culture and self reflection. During the 12- week experience, activities include a variety of community-based legal education teachings, service projects with local and rural communities and many educational events and cultural experiences. The interns will be given the opportunity to work and interact with the BABSEA International Community Legal Education team, as well as local lawyers, legal educators and community organizations throughout the Southeast Asia region.
The deadline for applications is February 14th, 2010.  To apply early and gain first priority, as well as a reduction in fees, applicants should submit their materials by January 15th, 2009. To be considered for the program, applicants should submit the following:  Application Form, current resume, curriculum vitae/statement of purpose, liability waiver and a photocopy of the applicant’s valid passport.  Preference will be given to applicants who display a strong academic record, interest in human rights and community service, awareness of different cultures, and a willingness to commit to the full 12-week program.
For more information, please visit or contact Ms. Pimtida (Pim) Makar at

This Week at the CDO (Week of November 16, 2009)

Monday, November 16 – Friday, November 20

Coming Up This Week:  

November 18, 2009: A Luncheon With John Christopher. 12:30-2:00 p.m., Whitten University Center, Flamingo Ballroom D, 1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Mr. Christopher will speak about the role of entrepreneurship in establishing a law practice. For location details or to attend this event, please visit For more information on the luncheon, visit, or call 305.284.2789. Advanced registration is required for attendees.

Attend “A Luncheon With John Christopher”

The Launch Pad is pleased to co-sponsor the following event with The University of Miami School of Law: 

A Luncheon with:

John Christopher of Christopher & Weisberg

Whitten University Center, Flamingo Ballroom D

1306 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

12:30-2:00 p.m. 

The Launch Pad, in partnership with The University of Miami Law School, is pleased to present a special luncheon discussion led by John Christopher of Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. The co-founder of a successful boutique firm specializing in intellectual property, Mr. Christopher will speak about the role of entrepreneurship in establishing a law practice. For location details or to attend this event, please visit For more information on the luncheon, visit, or call 305.284.2789. Advanced registration is required for attendees.

The Family Law Assistance Project is Hiring a Part-Time Staff Attorney

Thomas M. Cooley Law School seeks applicants for a part-time staff attorney position at their Auburn Hills campus. This position is to be filled as soon as possible. The staff attorney will work in the Family Law Assistance Project, which is part of a partnership with Lakeshore Legal Aid. The staff attorney will share with another part-time staff attorney the responsibilities of one-half of a domestic violence/family law case load and supervising clinical students.  Both part-time staff attorneys will work 20 hours over 3 days per week and handle all staff attorney obligations that arise on their scheduled work days.  The staff attorney will keep current on family and domestic violence law and act as a liaison between FLAP and the community.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of litigation experience, preferably in family law, and experience with poverty law and domestic violence.  This is a non-contract staff position.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.  Send these materials to Mr. Scott Harrison, Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 13038, Lansing, MI 48901, or via email to Please include FLAP Staff Attorney in the subject line. Resumes will be accepted through November 29, 2009. For more information, please go to

Ashley Lowe
Associate Professor
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Auburn Hills Campus
2630 Featherstone, Room 164
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
Voice:  (248) 335-0125 x7720
Fax:  (248) 751-7875

Law Student Internships

Legal internships/volunteer opportunities with the staff attorney are available to law students currently attending ABA accredited law schools. Pro bono credit may be available. Internships involve work on affirmative and defensive asylum applications, N.A.C.A.R.A. Suspension of Deportation cases, Battered spouse petitions, legal research and outreach activities in rural Florida. Interested candidates should complete the online volunteer application and submit a resume, cover letter to

For more information, visit:

The Launch Pad Presents its Women in Entrepreneurship Day

The Launch Pad at Toppel presents its Women in Entrepreneurship Day, sponsored by Ernst & Young and co-sponsored by The Miami Herald. Participating organizations include Women Executive Leadership (WEL), The Common Wealth Institute of South Florida, IT Women, Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Jungle Island
Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132

Please register online at

RSVP for this event online at

Schedule of Events

8:00 am to 9:00 am. Breakfast and Registration. (Free & Open To the Public with registration).

9:00 am. How to Access Capital.
A Panel Discussion with Barbara Boxer (Women Angels), Kathy Harris (Noro Moseley Partners) & Kimberly Cerrone. Moderated by Jane Wooldridge (Business Editor, The Miami Herald). (Free & Open To the Public).

10:15 am. Assembling Your Team
Presented by Victoria Villaba, Founder of Victoria & Associates. (Free & Open To the Public).

11:00 am. Investor Etiquette 101: How to Increase Your Chances of Impressing Potential Investors. Presented by Melissa Krinzman, Founder of Venture Architects. (Free & Open To the Public).

12:00 pm. A Luncheon With Suzy Welch. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Attend the 6th Minority Mentoring Picnic

The sixth minority mentoring picnic for all minority law school students from all law schools in Florida will take place on November 14, 2009, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Corporate Pavillion at Amelia Earhart Park, located at 401 East 65th Street in Hialeah. To RSVP, please visit

Cobb Lecture Series- “Some Thoughts on Leadership” Featuring Leonard Abess, Chair of the UM Board of Trustees Executive Committee and CEO of City National Bank

The School of Business Administration presents its Cobb Leadership Lecture Series November 18th, featuring Leonard Abess, chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees Executive Committee and CEO of City National Bank. Mr. Abess was selected by Time magazine as “One of the top 100 leaders in the world.” The title of his lecture is “Some Thoughts on Leadership.”

The long-running lecture series is made possible by an endowment gift made by Ambassador Sue Cobb for the birthday of her husband Ambassador Chuck Cobb in 1986.

November 18, 2009
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Storer Auditorium

School of Business Administration

5250 University Drive

Coral Gables, Florida

A reception follows at the Kosar/Epstein Plaza (adjacent to Storer Auditorium). Please RSVP is required by November 11th to Blanca Ripoll at 305-284-4643.