Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) Annual Boston and Washington D.C. Job Fairs for Law Students of Color

Boston Job Fair: Thursday, August 13, 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

Washington D.C. Job Fair: Thursday, August 20, 2009, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.

Beginning April 1, 2009, students interested in participating in the Boston Lawyers Group annual job fairs in Boston and Washington D.C. may register for the job fairs.

To register, students should visit the BLG Symplicity site (note this is different from the UM Law Symplicity site), complete the online form and upload a resume and transcript.

The deadline to register and provide all relevant application materials is July 8, 2009.

For more information, please visit the BLG website and click on Events and/or contact CDO advisor Tamesha Keel.

In Search of Housing for the Summer?

Every year, law students around the country spend their summer in a different city. Finding housing for the summer is one of the biggest challenges to spending a summer away. Below are some resources that may help you if you are looking for housing this summer:

1. The NALP Apartment Exchange allows students to search for housing or post their own listing – all for free. The NALP Apartment Exchange will be available from January 15 through May 15. Free registration is required to use the site.

2. Spending the summer in NYC? The Educational Housing Services is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully furnished housing to students, grad students and interns coming to New York City. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community of your peers. Pass the good news on, and earn $100 for each friend you refer to EHS (that books a reservation). Details here.

Also, this year EHS is offering 10 FREE SUMMER HOUSING scholarships. Details here.


Attention Rising 2L’s and 3L’s


The Delaware State Bar Association invites you to attend the Delaware Minority Job Fair for Second and Third Year Law Students, which will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2009, at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. As part of an effort to recruit talented students and to increase diversity in the Delaware Bar, law firms, corporations and government legal employers participate in this Job Fair each year. A letter from the Job Fair’s Committee Chair describing the Fair and its application process in greater detail, and a Student Application Form are available on the Student Portal ( The deadline for submitting the completed application, along with a resume, college transcript and law school transcript, is Tuesday, April 21, 2009. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE COMMITTEE. If you have questions, please contact CDO advisor Cristina Ortega.

This Week at the CDO

Monday, March 30, 2009


The CIA will host an information session at 12:30 p.m. in the Ziff Conference Room at the University of Miami School of Business. The deadline to RSVP was last week. For those attending, business casual dress is required.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Students interested in post-graduate judicial clerkships are strongly encouraged to attend the Judicial Clerkship Panel Discussion on Tuesday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 109. Federal judges and former law clerks will discuss clerkships, how and when to apply, what judges look for in candidates and how to best prepare for a clerkship. The CDO particularly recommends that all 2Ls who are interested in clerking after law school attend but all students are welcome.

IMPACT Career Fair

The 5th Annual IMPACT Career Fair

FRIDAY AUGUST 7, 2009 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sheraton Crystal City Hotel – Arlington, VA

(Near National Airport)

Registration for the 5th annual IMPACT Career Fair for law students with disabilities is now open.

All students returning to law school in Fall 2009 and graduates nationwide are welcome to participate.

To register for this job fair, please visit the Registration page.

The deadline to register is July 5, 2009.

View the IMPACT Career Fair website for full details, including a list of employers who interviewed in 2008.

UM Law students interested in attending should email Tere Rodriguez with any questions about this job fair.

Interested in a Judicial Clerkship After Graduation?

Interested in Becoming a Judicial Clerk After Graduation?

Attend the judicial clerkship panel discussion on March 31, 2009

Please join CDO on Tuesday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. in room 109 for a Judicial Clerkship Panel Discussion. Federal court judges and former law clerks will discuss clerkships, how & when to apply for them, what judges look for in candidates and how to prepare for clerkships. We particularly recommend that all 2Ls who are interested in clerking after law school attend this important discussion.

All students are welcome

Great Networking Resources Available Through the Florida Bar

There are excellent networking resources available on the Florida Bar’s website:

Did you know there are over 200 voluntary bar associations in the State of Florida? Voluntary bar associations are a great way to meet attorneys who share something in common with you, whether it is practice area interest or geographic location. You can view a full list of voluntary bar associations or view bar associations by specialty or location. The website also contains a calendar of upcoming events sponsored by the various voluntary bar associations.

Did you know that the Florida Bar has a number of sections devoted to different practice areas? Many of these sections have student membership rates and opportunities to network with its members. You can view a list of all Florida Bar sections here.

Reminder: Great Networking Opportunity This Wednesday

The 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society cordially invites UM law students and alumni to attend its annual reception on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m.

The reception will be held at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street in downtown Miami.

The 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society is an affinity group of the Historical Museum of South Florida. The group’s mission is to preserve, document, procure, collect and memorialize the history of South Florida’s rich legal heritage.

The event is free for 11th JCHS members and $10 for non-members. To RSVP, please call 305.375.1619.

This Week at the CDO

Welcome back from Spring Break!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

A CIA Information Session will be held on Monday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. in the Ziff Conference Room at the UM Business School. If interested in attending, you must RSVP to Tamesha Keel by Monday, March 23. Business casual attire is required by those who attend the event.

Bidding for employers participating in the April phase of the Spring 2009 OCI Program will take place from Monday, March 23 through Thursday, March 26 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bidding for those employers participating in the April phase of the Spring 2009 OCI Program will end at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Bidding for those employers participating in Resume Referral Session (March 27, 2009) will end at 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27.

Careers in Employment Law Event, Orlando, FL

On Friday, April 3, 2009, the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law Law School Outreach Task Force will hold a panel on Careers in Labor and Employment Law. During this event, experienced practitioners will provide plaintiff, labor union, government, and employer perspectives on the practice of employment law. This event will take place at 12:30pm to 2:00pm at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, FL.

This program is being presented as part of the Section of Labor and Employment Law’s National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law which will be attended by more than 250 attorneys from around the country. Law students attending the Careers in Labor and Employment Law Lunch are also invited to attend, as guests of the EEO Committee and at no charge, an Immigration for Employment Lawyers seminar from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, and a reception with National Conference attendees from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, at the Ritz-Carlton. If you wish to attend the panel, the Immigration program, or the social, please RSVP to Tracey Moore at When you arrive at the hotel, check in at the ABA Registration desk.

Complete information about the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, April 1-4, 2009, is available in the attached brochure or at If you have time to attend the regular conference seminars and events, the law student rate for the full conference is $275 (as compared to regular registration rates of $395 to $625).

If interested, please email for more information.