This Week at the CDO

Monday, April 13, 2009


The deadline to bid on supplemental employer #2 of the April phase of the Spring 2009 OCI Program is Monday, April 13 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Learn what you can do to make a great impression on your summer employer. The presentation, given by attorneys at Akerman Senterfitt, will take place on Tuesday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 108. RSVP was required last week to attend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


The deadline to bid on employers participating in Resume Referral Session (April 15, 2009) is Wednesday, April 15 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

Job Fair Information

On Monday, all students were sent via email (to the email address listed on Symplicity) a copy of the 2009 Job Fair Information chart and the Job Fair Pre-Registration Form. All students potentially interested in participating in a job fair this summer or fall should review the job fair chart and note any registration deadlines.

Four job fairs require pre-registration: The Southeastern Minority Job Fair and Southeastern Law Placement Consortium Job Fairs (both in Atlanta, GA), the Washington, D.C. Interview Program (Washington, D.C.) and West Coast Interview Program (Santa Monica, CA). Pre-registration does not bind you to attend any of the job fairs but rather guarantees that you will receive information on how to participate. You must pre-register by submitting the Pre-Registration Form no later than Friday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. Forms may be returned to the CDO in Room A-112 or emailed to Nirva Pierre-Louis.

Both the Job Fair Information Chart and Pre-Registration Form are available for download from the CDO Student Portal. Pre-Registration Forms are also available at the CDO front desk.

Registration is now open for the following job fairs:

Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair, Boston, MA and Washington, DC

Delaware Minority Job Fair, Wilmington, DE

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, Kansas City, MO

IMPACT Legal Recruitment Program for Law Students with Disabilities, Washington, DC area

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, Indianapolis, IN

National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair, Memphis, TN (please contact Tamesha Keel in the CDO with questions)

Northwest Minority Job Fair, Seattle, WA

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair, Atlanta, GA

1Ls – Save the Date

Greenberg Traurig invites all members of the University of Miami School of Law class of 2011 to attend its Coast-to-Coast reception taking place on June 16, 2009 at many of its U.S. offices. A save the date card has been emailed to all 1Ls to the email address listed on Symplicity. More information will be sent in May.

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair

The Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA) cordially invites fall 2009, 2L law students (graduating May 2011) to participate in the IBA Diversity Job Fair. We are seeking candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm.

Student Registration Information

Student registration runs from April 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009.

Students will register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity’s web site at After the student submits his/her registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable him/her to use the system throughout the next few months. Student registration deadline is July 10, 2009.

There is no fee for students to register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair.

Don’t miss an opportunity to interview with the following Indianapolis employers! (List current as of March 31, 2009)

Baker & Daniels LLP

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Bingham McHale LLP

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Dann Pecar Newman & Kleiman PC

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Kightlinger & Gray LLP

Krieg DeVault LLP

Lewis Wagner LLP

Marion County Prosecutor’s Office

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC

Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Scopelitis Garvin Hansen Light & Feary PC

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

REGISTER TODAY! (2) $2,500 scholarships will be presented to interviewing students!

Hotel Registration

The IBA Diversity Job Fair will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Indianapolis ( in Indianapolis, IN, August 6-7, 2009. Room rates for students are $189 for both Thursday (August 6) and Friday (August 7) nights. Students will be responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements. Contact the hotel directly at 1-800-EMBASSY. Make sure you reference the IBA Diversity Job Fair to receive our group rate. If you need special accommodations, please contact Caren Chopp (; 317-269-2000). Hotel reservation deadline to receive the special rate is July 7, 2009.

Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown

110 West Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 1-317-236-1800

Fax: 1-317-236-1816

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 6, 2009

4-8 p.m. Student Registration, Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown

5:30-7 p.m. Welcome Reception, location to be determined

Friday, August 7, 2009

8 a.m. Registration Re-opens, Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Interviews held in guest suites, Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown

11:45-1:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon, Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown

1:20-4 p.m. Interviews held in guest suites, Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown

Interview Process

Interviews at the Job Fair are arranged as follows: Ten (10) of the 14 interviews will be pre-selected by the employer; the other four (4) interviews will be assigned, according to interest of the student. All interviews will be conducted at the Embassy Suites Indianapolis Downtown in individual guest suites.

About Indianapolis

Indianapolis has everything to offer law student candidates, from a one-of-a-kind legal community, to the comfort and reliability of a Midwestern city: cosmopolitan style and small-town charm. Check out these web sites!

Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association:

Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce:

The Indianapolis Star:

Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

Indianapolis Colts:

Indianapolis RCA Tennis Championships:

Indianapolis Indians:

Indiana Sports Corporation:

Indianapolis Zoo:

Indianapolis Museum of Art:

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra:

Arts Council of Indianapolis:

Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS:

Indianapolis Bar Association:

Indiana State Bar Association:

The official Web site of Indianapolis and Marion County, Ind.:

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)

Georgia State University College of Law is hosting the 5th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in pursuing a position with an intellectual property employer. This job fair provides opportunities to interview for positions in litigation, prosecution, and transactional work in various areas of IP.

All rising 2Ls (Class of 2011) and rising 3Ls (Class of 2010) are eligible to participate and should have received via email the Student Instructions and Checklist, and Student Participation Form and 2009 Employer List. Please review the Employer List to determine if you qualify for positions and are interested in submitting your application. Please note that most employers are seeking rising 2Ls. At this time, only 3 employers are seeking rising 3Ls. If you did not receive this information you may email CDO Advisor Karen Warren to have the information resent.

To register for the job fair, you must complete the Student Participation Form and return it to Karen Warren in the Career Development Office by Monday, April 20.

To learn more about the job fair, visit SIPJF online or contact Karen Warren.


One Year Disability Rights Fellowship

Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP, is proud to introduce a one-year disability rights fellowship. The Fellowship offers a recent law-school graduate or judicial clerk (0 to 3 years out) with a disability the opportunity to participate in all phases of disability rights litigation at our firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a 16-lawyer, Baltimore-based 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 2009.

The application deadline is April 15, 2009. Applications may be downloaded here.

This Week at the CDO

Monday, April 6, 2009

Later today, the CDO will be emailing a Spring 2009 CDO Update to all 1L and 2L students as well as job fair information to all students. The email will be sent to the email address listed on students’ Symplicity accounts. Students interested in participating in certain job fairs must pre-register with the CDO. These job fairs are denoted in the email. Pre-registration forms will be due on April 24 at 5:00 p.m. and may be emailed to Nirva Pierre-Louis or dropped off at the CDO in Room A-112.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Informative panel for those students interested in a career in academia. Panelists include UM Law professors. The panel will take place at 12:30 p.m. in room 109.

Careers in Academia Panel Discussion

Are you interested in a career in academia? If so, please join our distinguished panel as they discuss how they prepared for and transitioned into their careers in academia.

The Career Development Office is pleased to welcome the following panelists:

Osamudia James
Associate Professor of Law
University of Miami School of Law

Charlton Copeland
Associate Professor of Law
University of Miami School of Law

Kele Williams
Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education
University of Miami School of Law

Kira Willig
Family Law Attorney, Mediator and Instructor of Law
University of Miami School of Law

Todd Allison
Judicial Law Clerk, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Legal Research and Writing Instructor, University of Miami School of Law

The panel will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 109.

Northwest Minority Job Fair

The 23rd annual Northwest Minority Job Fair will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 in Seattle, WA. The mission of the job fair is to foster access to employment opportunities for historically underrepresented persons in the practice of law and to provide a networking forum for legal employers and law students.

Last year the students who attended each interviewed with an average of four employers. To learn more about the job fair and to complete a Student Registration form, please visit the job fair website.

The deadline to register is May 15, 2009.

Please direct any questions about this job fair to CDO advisor Karen Warren.

Heartland Diversity Job Fair

Registration is now open for the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair taking place at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, MO on August 7 and 8, 2009.

For information and to register to participate, please visit the job fair website. Any questions may be directed to CDO advisor Tere Rodriguez.