Real Property, Probate Trust Law Section / Executive Council Meeting Schedule LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – Breakers July 29, 2015- August 1, 2015

The student registration package for the RPPTL Executive Council Meeting is NOW available.  Please see the registration form and event schedule available in the CDO.

This event is an excellent networking opportunity. Through continued involvement with the RPPTL section, you can make legal connections throughout the State of Florida.

The event is Thursday through Sunday.  The major events, however, take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Thursday (all day) and Friday (all day), each of the substantive committees meet to discuss current agenda items, proposed legislation, and new orders of business.  Committee meetings are relatively small, involving anywhere between 10 and 40 attorneys.

Thursday evening usually involves a cocktail hour with light appetizers.  It is generally well attended.  This cocktail hour, however, has a cost associated with it and requires registration.

Advance registrations allow us to plan for sufficient seating, food and beverages at each event. Please be considerate and register before July 22, 2015. The Registration fee of $5 per event is waived for early registrations received by July 22, 2015. Ifregistration and payment are not received by July 22, 2015, you may only register on-site. On-site registration is payable by check only and will incur a $25 late fee. On-site registration is subject to availability.


Registration Now Open for Peggy Browning Conference

If you’re a law student interested in workers’ rights issues, the National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference is an exciting opportunity to meet labor law experts and practitioners as well as other law students from throughout the nation with the same interests.


When: October 16 & 17, 2015

Where: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD Deadline: August 27 if you’re asking the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare; October 1 for all others. Register early to ensure admission!

Details:  Check the website.

Register: Register online or use the form in the conference brochure. For the Conference Brochure, FAQs and Registration Form, please visit the CDO or check the website.

The Annual Justice Alto Adams Writing Competition

Attention all Florida Law School Students

The Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library invite all students currently enrolled in an accredited Florida Law School to compete in the first Annual Justice Alto Adams Writing Competition.

Papers should be a scholarly endeavor and must have a legal theme on a topic of your choice. The papers will be judged on legal reasoning, the difficulty or novelty of the legal issue addressed, general standards expected of serious work, and include a reference to a recognized citation system as well as the Fla.R.App.Pro. Rule 9.800. The paper must be long enough to accommodate a well-treated topic but not exceed 5000 words. A student may submit a work that has been written as a school assignment but nothing that has been previously published.

Your papers should be double spaced and submitted electronically by email with the subject line “Justice Alto Adams Writing Competition 2015″ no later than September 15th, 2015. The winner will be awarded $500 and published in “Friendly Passages” magazine which is electronically circulated to most members of the Florida Bar.



ABA Section of Litigation Offers FREE Membership for Law Students

With the ABA Section of Litigation’s FREE Law Student Membership, law students can have the tools they need to succeed in business development as a lawyer. With membership, law students will receive:

  • Access to the Business Development webpage featuring videos and articles to help law students network, build a resume, and get a job;
  • Subscriptions to the award-winning Litigation Journal and Monthly Litigation News electronically;
  • Opportunities to network and learn more about practice areas you are interested in through our over 35 committees;
  • Discounts on our 1-day Regional Meeting Workshops where law students can learn and network locally.


Learn more here.


Bidding for the 2015 Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) is Now Open!

Bidding for the 2015 Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) is now open and will conclude on Thursday, July 2nd.  University of Miami School of Law students who pre-registered for this job fair received an email with bidding instructions this week.

All Miami Law students interested in this job fair who did not pre-register should contact the CDO to receive information and be added to the WDCIP mailing list.


Loyola Law School Los Angeles Seeks Applicants for Position of Assistant Dean of Career Development

Loyola Law School Los Angeles invites applicants for the position of Assistant Dean of Career Development. For two consecutive years, Loyola has achieved a double-digit increase in its graduate employment rate by relying on the staff’s collective wealth of experience,innovative programs, and an engaged and supportive faculty and administration. We seek an experienced career development professional with a thirst for innovation, high emotional intelligence, and proven management skills, to join and lead our career development team.

The Assistant Dean will join and lead a team of stellar career services professionals and coordinate with a supportive and engaged faculty and administration to develop strategies, initiatives and collaborations to maximize student and graduate employment; cultivate employment  opportunities; and maintain positive relationships with various Loyola Law School constituencies.

For details, please visit the website.

The University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill Seeks a Director of Judicial Clerkships and Alternative Careers

The University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill is currently seeking a Director of Judicial Clerkships and Alternative Careers.

The Career Development Office at the University of North Carolina School of Law facilitates the career exploration and job search process for its students, recent graduates and alumni. Each Director is responsible for providing career advising to students and managing a portfolio of career planning and professional development programs, events and administrative processes. Directors report to the Assistant Dean for Career Development.

The Director of Judicial Clerkships and Alternative Careers provides counseling and programming designed to inform and assist law students and alumni interested in judicial clerkships and alternatives to traditional legal practice. Among other things, the incumbent directs the administrative processes involved in the production of letters of recommendation and other aspects of the clerkship application process for students and alumni. This position is full-time.

Educational Requirements:

Juris Doctor from an accredited law school OR an advanced degree in an appropriate discipline.

Qualifications & Experience:

  1. A minimum of two years of professional experience required, with preference given to former judicial clerks or those with significant experience advising students and alumni in a career development office
  2. Excellent writing, administrative, and interpersonal skills
  3. Familiarity with the judicial clerkship application process
  4. Familiarity with non-traditional legal career paths and opportunities
  5. Familiarity with North Carolina legal market
  6. Familiarity with the academic program at the UNC School of Law

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references online no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Interested candidates must apply to the position online.


The ABA Law Student Division Competition Registration is now open!

Visit Law Student Division Competitions to register and for additional information about each competition.

These practical skills competitions offer students an opportunity to apply what they are learning in class through intraschool, regional, and national competitions.

Visit the Competitions webpages for more details or register now for:

Please contact the ABA if you have any questions.



Do you have a special interest in Women & The Law? You are invited to write an essay of not more than 10,000 words relating to the above topic.

The winning entry will be awarded £250.

About the Prize: The purpose of the annual prize is to stimulate interest in the relationship between women and the law.

About Victoria Fisher: Victoria was a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Leicester. She was a founder member of the Women and Law group and an active trade unionist.

Entries to be received by 30 November 2015.

To find out how to enter, contact:
Ms. Linda Henfrey, Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize Fund
Please visit the website also for details.



Application Deadline: October 16, 2015

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based nonprofit law and policy center, seeks a recent law or public policy graduate to serve as the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for one year, renewable for a second, beginning in Summer or Fall 2016.

The Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship offers the opportunity for recent law school or public policy school graduates to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. Fellows have gone on to become the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization that serves youth interests, to practice affordable housing law, to accept a full-time staff position with BPI and more.

Since its founding in 1969, BPI has worked to create a just society. BPI strives to resolve compelling issues of social justice and quality of life in the Chicago region by addressing the challenges of urban poverty, increasing housing and educational opportunity, building vital communities, and improving Illinois’ juvenile justice system. BPI’s staff of lawyers and policy specialists uses a variety of approaches including litigation, legal and policy research and advocacy, community organizing, and collaboration with civic, community, business, and governmental organizations. BPI is a recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

REQUIREMENTS of the Fellowship are:

• Either a JD or MA/MS in public policy or related field (by Fellowship start)

• Demonstrated interest or experience in one of BPI’s program areas

• Accomplished oral and writing skills

• Strong academic record

• Initiative, creativity and flexibility

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations, constituent groups, government agencies, and civic leaders.

Fellows receive an annual salary of $46,000 with medical and dental coverage. Debt service on law school or graduate school loans for the duration of the Fellowship may be available, based on need.

Send résumé, writing sample, references and a cover letter detailing interest in the position by Friday, October 16, 2015 via email or via postal mail (postmarked by October 16, 2015) to: 
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
Polikoff–Gautreaux Fellowship
25 East Washington Street, Suite 1515
Chicago, Illinois 60602