To All Graduating Students Interested in a Career Working for Social Justice

Information Session

An organizer from the DART Center will be on the University of Miami campus to present information to applicants interested in careers working for social, economic, and racial justice. 

The session will discuss:

  • Strengthening relationships through One-on-Ones
  • Developing leaders in communities to take direct action on issues of injustice
  • Congregation-based coalition building

The Dart Center 

The DART Center has built coalitions throughout the country that have won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

  • Education reform in low-performing public schools
  • Fair immigration policies
  • Police misconduct
  • Living Wage campaigns & job training
  • Affordable housing, etc.

Where and When 

Monday, November 9, 6pm – 7pm at Toppel Career Center. For directions call: (305) 284-5451. To RSVP contact Mr. Key Jahanian with your name, email, phone number, and institution to: or call (785) 841-2680.

For more information, please visit

FASPE Fellowships at Auschwitz – For the Study of Professional Ethics

FASPE is an innovative program for students in professional schools designed to address contemporary ethical issues through a unique historical context. The Fellowships provide law, medical, seminary, journalism and business students a structured program of study that initially focuses on the role of their chosen professions in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and uses that historic focus as a framework for the consideration of contemporary ethical issues. The various disciplines will explore topics such as The Rule of Law vs. “Lawlessness;” The Role and Limits of Bioethics, The Goals of Morality in the Face of Evil, The Responsibility to Report, and Ethical Limitations on Profit-Seeking. FASPE is under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.  

Ten to fifteen students from each profession are chosen as Fellows each year through a competitive process that draws applicants from professional schools across the country. Following an introductory session in New York, each group of Fellows travels to Berlin, Krakow and Oświęcim (Auschwitz). In Germany and Poland, the in situ program looks at the role of the profession in the development and implementation of policies and programs that led to the Holocaust. FASPE is predicated upon both the potent symbolism of Auschwitz and the Fellows’ personal experience while in Germany and Poland to help the Fellows within each profession explore the power and potential of their profession along with the potential challenges they will face as professionals.  

FASPE programs cover all student expenses, including food, travel and lodging. Programs will be offered in 2010 to students attending schools of Law and Medicine; programs for the other professions will begin in 2011.    

The two-week program has the following structure: 

·        The group gathers at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York for a brief orientation that includes visiting the Museum’s exhibits, meeting with Holocaust survivors, and working with FASPE staff and guest scholars.

·        The first leg of the European portion is in Berlin, where the Fellows will have the opportunity to study the city’s historical and cultural sites, and also enjoy the vibrant social life of modern Berlin. Educational workshops will take place at the House of the Wannsee Conference, the site where, in 1942, representatives of State and Nazi Party agencies convened to discuss and coordinate plans for the “Final Solution.”

·        The Fellows then travel to Krakow, Poland, where they will explore the city’s rich Jewish, Catholic and Polish history. The Fellows will meet with Righteous among the Nations (rescuers) before departing for Oświęcim, the town the Germans called Auschwitz, where they will tour Auschwitz-Birkenau and work with the distinguished educational staff at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

·        Back in Krakow for the final several days, the Fellows will focus exclusively on contemporary ethical issues facing their profession. Sessions will take place at Jagiellonian University, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities. 

To Apply:

Applications can be found at and are also available on the Student Portal. Applicants will be required to submit academic transcripts, the names of references, and a letter of recommendation, in addition to two essays. Completed applications must be received by December 15, 2009. The committee will inform all candidates of their decisions by January 31, 2010. All program costs, including travel, lodging and food are covered.

For more information, please review the “Overview of FASPE for Legal Students” on the Student Portal and visit or email

University of Miami School of Law Spring 2010 Internship – Natural Resources Defense Council (2L, 3L)

Earn 12 credits for a Litigation/Regulations Internship in New York City or Washington, DC for the Spring 2010 semester.


 You must be presently enrolled or have completed Environmental Law and Administrative Law or their equivalent.

 To Apply: 

Submit your resume, a writing sample, a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and a list of three (3) references including the name of a School of Law faculty member to: 

Professor Mary Doyle

G468 Law Library



Type “NRDC” in the Subject Line

Deadline to Apply: 

Friday, October 30, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 26, 2009)

Coming Up This Week: 

International Law Informational Career Fair – Monday, October 26th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Student Lounge 

1L Career Development Office Orientation – Tuesday, October 27th at 12:30 p.m. – Room 352 

1L Career Development Office Orientation – Wednesday, October 28th at 12:30 p.m. – Learning Center 170 

1L Career Development Office Orientation – Thursday, October 29th at 12:30 p.m. – Room 352

 1L Career Development Office Orientation – Friday, October 30th at 12:30 p.m. – Room 352

You Can Now Watch Spencer Aronfeld’s Presentation Titled “Everything You Need to Know About Opening Your Own Shop” Via Podcast

If you missed Spencer Aronfeld’s presentation titled “Everything You Need to Know About Opening Your Own Shop” on Tuesday, October 20th, you may access a podcast file with any computer and connection to the internet. Here is the link to the file:

 You may need to copy and paste the link into a browser window.  You can use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.  You will need to have the Adobe Flash Player plug in installed.  (If you can view YouTube videos, you should be fine.)

 The file contains audio, video and PowerPoint slides.  You can scroll forward and backward in the podcast by using the thumbnail images on the bottom of the screen.  And different views are available in the lower left hand corner of the screen.

 Spencer M. Aronfeld obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1991. Upon graduation, unlike many law school graduates who commenced their legal careers with law firms, government or public interest organizations, Mr. Aronfeld decided to open up his own law firm.  Since 1991, Mr. Aronfeld has successfully run his own law practice and has returned to our law school to furnish our students with valuable information regarding the practicalities of being a sole practitioner and the basics of opening up one’s own law office immediately after law school.

 Mr. Aronfeld has always been a dynamic speaker, and his presentation has consistently been an energetic and extremely informative program, and one of the most popular with our students each and every year.

The Bet Tzedek Summer Clerkship Program

Summer Clerkship Program

Bet Tzedek’s nationally known summer clerkship program draws top law students from Southern California and around the country for an intensive 10-11 week internship experience in legal services. Several hundred applicants each year apply for the 25-30 placements available at our offices. Students are given the opportunity to work hands-on with clients, and many of them return to Bet Tzedek as volunteer attorneys after graduation. Students are responsible for their own funding.

Summer clerks may be assigned to special projects:

  • HOUSING CONDITIONS PROJECT targets and surveys multiple-unit residential buildings in which the conditions are egregious. The team litigates against notorious slum lords, participates in a Housing Code Enforcement group and also conducts educational presentations to tenants.
  • CONSUMER PROTECTION UNIT is a legal and educational team including Bet Tzedek staff, private law firms, local politicians, law enforcement and neighborhood churches. The team uses sophisticated litigation techniques to save clients’ homes and prevent further abuses by unscrupulous lenders.
  • HOLOCAUST RESTITUTION PROJECT files claims on behalf of clients who were interned in a concentration camp or ghetto or were in hiding under inhumane conditions. This project is also working with a major law firm on behalf of Jewish Holocaust families who never received payments from their life insurance policies.
  • KINSHIP CARE PROJECT provides legal services, advocacy, education and other support to grandparent caregivers in legal matters including guardianship, adoptions, public benefits housing and wills.
  • FAMILY CAREGIVER PROJECT provides legal education, counseling and representation on all aspects of health care decision making, SSI, Medi-Cal and quality of care in long term care facilities to care-givers, family members and service programs providing services to patients and care-givers.
  • EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS PROJECT represents clients in wage claim matters and unemployment hearings and wage claim matters. The project serves working individuals who are low income or poor by offering evening intake interviews

The deadline to apply for a clerkship is January 15th; first-year law students may apply after December 1st.

For more information, please contact

Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines

Details of these programs are provided in the 2009-10 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, located at 

Upcoming 2L Government Honors Deadlines: 

* Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Consumer Protection 2010 Summer Law Clerk Program (Paid, Due 10/30/09)

* EEOC – OGC Summer Intern Program (Unpaid, Due 10/31/09)  

* EPA – Region 7 Legal Intern Program (Paid, Due 10/31/09)  

* Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship Spring (Unpaid, Due 10/31/09)  

* Sacramento County District Attorney – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Due 10/31/09)  

* Alabama Office of the Attorney General – Summer Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau, Strategic Analysis Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* New Hampshire Public Defender – Legal & Investigative Intern Program (Paid & Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* Smithsonian Institution – OGC Legal Internship Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* City of Chicago Law Dept. – Summer Law Clerk & Extern Program (Unpaid, Due 11/02/09)  

* Health & Human Services – Centers for Disease Control OGC Summer Internship Program (Paid, Due 11/02/09)  

* Dept. of Veteran Affairs – Board of Veterans Appeals Law Student Internship Program Summer (Paid, Due 11/02/09)

* Public Defender Service for DC – Legal Clerkship Program Summer (Paid & Unpaid, Due 11/05/09)  

Upcoming 3L Government Honors Deadlines: 

* Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Attorney Honors Program (Paid, Due 10/30/09) 

* Health & Human Services – Departmental Appeals Board Volunteer Internship Spring (Unpaid, Due 10/31/09)  

* Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau, Strategic Analysis Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Law Clerk Program Spring (Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)  

* New Hampshire Public Defender – Attorney Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Due 11/01/09)

* New York County District Attorney – Assistant District Attorney Program (Paid, Due 11/01/09)

American Bar Association Resources for Law Students and Graduates

ABA Job Board – Allows individuals to create a profile, upload their resume and cover letters and search, save and apply for jobs. In addition, they can track the status of their applications, manage privacy settings, and be notified when jobs that match their search criteria become available.  To visit, log on to

Economic Recovery Resources – Provides recession-specific resources and tips on a variety of topics from job searching, to practice management, to professional development and more. To visit, log on to

Financial Hardship Program – Offers reduced 2009-2010 ABA dues for those who have been laid off and are currently not working ($50), as well as those experiencing financial hardship ($100). In addition to reduced ABA dues, one Section membership is being offered at the reduced rate ($5 – participating Sections only). To visit, log on to

The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Spring Internship Program


The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Internship Program was established to develop the next generation of liberty-minded leaders and entrepreneurs. Over the course of the program, Interns engage in key Foundation projects, while learning and applying Market-Based Management®.

The project assignments cover fascinating areas including policy research, leadership and talent development, grassroots education, marketing, and network development. This hands-on experience gives interns the chance to explore the non-profit sector, while applying the management philosophy they are learning from the Foundation, and allows them to build a network of like-minded friends and associates.

Each Intern is assigned a Foundation mentor for the duration of the program. The mentor will guide the Interns through assignments, assist them in learning the management framework and applying it to their non-profit work, and encourage them to become effective entrepreneurs for social change.

Spring internships are part-time and flexible, but Interns must be available at least 20 hours each week, including all day on Tuesdays. Spring Interns do not work on Thursdays and are paid an hourly rate of $12.00. Unfortunately, housing is not provided.

The spring Koch Internship Program is a unique, paid opportunity for students and recent graduates to work in Washington, D.C. The Foundation is currently looking for candidates who not only have a commitment to free-market principles and individual liberty, but also demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit in and outside of the classroom.  

Details about the Koch Internship Program:

   • Runs from January 19 to May 7, 2010

   • Offers part-time flexibility

   • Pays an hourly rate of $12.00

   • Allows interns to gain real-world experience working in a think thank or policy institute

   • Equips interns with the management training and professional development necessary to be successful and effective at advancing liberty 

Applications are due by December 4, 2009.   

Please review the flyer at  and visit the Foundation’s website at  to find out more information.

If you have any questions about the Koch Internship Program, contact

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 19, 2009)

Monday, October 19 – Friday, October 23

On Campus Interviews continue this week.

Coming Up This Week: 

CDO & International Law Society Meeting  – Wednesday, October 21st at 12:30 p.m. – Room 109

Cover Letter Workshop for International LL.M. Students – Thursday, October 22nd at 12:30 p.m. – Room 216B

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, Washington, DC – Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25th