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Reserve Your Space at the 20th Annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions

Reserve Your Space at the 20th Annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions on November 12-13, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton on South Beach, FL.

On November 12-13, 2015, the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association will be hosting the 20th annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions on South Beach.  They have cordially invited our students to attend.

Scholarships are available and are routinely granted.  Interested students may learn more about the conference by asking their CDO advisor and looking at the brochure available in the CDO.

To apply for a scholarship, students should visit this link and click on “registration options” on the left hand side which will take them to the site where students can register for scholarships.


The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and University of Miami School of Law Invite You to Attend an Eat-and-Educate Event!

The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and University of Miami School of Law Invite You to Attend an Eat-and-Educate Event! 

The event takes place on September 24, 2015 12:30 –1:30 p.m. at the Law Campus, Room A-110.

Join us for complimentary food and beverages as a panel of local real estate and probate attorneys share their experiences and provide invaluable career advice to law students.

Co-Sponsored by UM Real Property Probate & Trust Law Society, UM Association of Caribbean Law Students, UM Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, UM Black Law Students Association and UM Hispanic Law Students Association.

RSVP before September 21 by email.

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 14, 2015)

Friday, September 18, 2015:

  • Marine Corps Meet & Greet – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Law Campus A110A – The United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) cordially invites all students, including 1L students, as well as any graduates, to participate in an informal meet and greet to learn more about opportunities available with this employer. Positions are available within the Marine Corps JAG program for 1Ls, 2Ls and graduates.


Women in Intellectual Property Law Seminar

Women in Intellectual Property Law Seminar:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at Hampton Inn, Brickell 50 SW 12th Street, Miami FL 33130 IBIS I conference Room.


  • Deidre Richardson Director, Senior Attorney Marketing and Tradmarks, Burger King Corporation
  • Ava K. Doppelt Shareholder Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath
  • Laura Ganoza Partner Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Vickie Carcaise Director of Legal Great Health Works

$40.00 Includes lunch and 1.5 hours of CLE Credits. Pending Florida Bar Approval.

Click here to register.


The Open Society Fellowship

The Topic of the Project:

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Among the Foundations’ core areas of concern are human rights, government transparency, access to information, access to justice, the promotion of civil society and social inclusion. Project themes should cut across these areas of interest. Applicants are encouraged to explore this website to acquaint themselves with the panoply of themes and geographic areas that fall within the Foundations’ purview.

What these projects share is a zeal for problem-solving, the confidence to test hypotheses against observed reality, and an impatience with conventional or clichéd thinking.

ellowship Support:

Full-time fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be prorated for part-time fellows. The stipend does not necessarily equal the applicant’s current salary. In certain cases, fellows will receive additional financial support to enable them to meet the residency expectation.

In most cases, the program will advise fellows on ways to communicate their work to a broader audience and influence current debates. Staff also work to integrate fellows into its networks of individual and organizational partners and grantees.

In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget. That budget may include expenses such as travel (including airfare and hotel), visa costs, part-time research assistance, conference fees and health insurance. Fellowship expenses should not include operational or programmatic costs, such as employees and physical infrastructure. The purpose of the fellowship is to support individual fellows; therefore the program will only cover individual expenses.

The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.

For additional details, click here.




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. Today 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’ criminal justice system. Considered one of Chicago’s most tenacious and versatile advocates for the public interest, BPI’s lawyers and policy specialists engage in legal and policy research, advocacy, organizing, litigation, and collaboration with nonprofit, community, business, academic, 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 $52,000 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 to fellowships@bpichicago.org 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

ASECA Alumni Securities Law Writing Competition –Deadline is November 13, 2015

1st Place $,5000

2nd Place $3,000

3rd Place $2,000

Topic: Any subject in the field of Securities Law.

Eligibility: Students enrolled in any accredited law school in the United   States, with expected graduation date in 2015 or later. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2015, and papers scheduled for publication in 2015 or 2016 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible.

Deadline: November 13, 2015.

Mail Two Copies of Submissions to:

P.O. Box 5767
Washington, DC 20016
All submissions must include author’s name and contact information, including email, postal address, telephone number, law school and year of anticipated graduation. For submissions which have been published or are scheduled to be published, the name and date of publication should be included. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by email. 

Submissions must be received by November 13, 2015.

Email submissions will not be accepted. Questions may be directed to Mitzi Moore, ASECA Executive Director. Award winners will be invited to attend ASECA’s annual dinner in Washington, D.C. on February 19, 2016. Travel and lodging expenses for the first place award winner will be reimbursed by ASECA up to $1,000.00 in actual expenses.





This Week at the CDO (Week of August 31, 2015)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015:

  • Fall Recruiting Phase II – Interviews begin.


Thursday and Friday, September 3 and 4, 2015:

  • Fall Recruiting Phase II – Interviews continue.



Registration is now open for the Workforce Recruitment Program!

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a referral and recruitment program that identifies students and recent graduates with disabilities who are interested in employment with the federal government. The WRP is one of the main paths to:

  • Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies
  • Explore careers in the federal service
  • Gain Interviewing experience

A recruiter will be assigned to the University of Miami School of Law to conduct telephonic interviews with interested candidates. Candidates that are accepted into the program will have the opportunity to be interviewed for federal and private sector positions. Participation is open to any students with disabilities at all levels and majors, and degree programs. Veterans with disabilities are especially urged to apply.

To register to participate, visit this link and click on the purple Student Registration button.

Students have until October 16, 2015 to complete registration. Please watch the WRP Student Video Guide for additional information on the process.

For more information on how you can participate, contact your Campus Coordinator – Debbie Rowe-Millwood or visit the CDO in Suite A-112.


Calling All Students! The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Webinar on How to Apply

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Join the webinar to learn more about internships at the SEC and how to successfully apply. Please visit this link 

The webinar takes place on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 2:30p – 3:30p EST.

The SEC’s Office of Human Resources and Office of Minority and Women Inclusion will provide you with important and timely information about the application process and upcoming Spring and Summer internship opportunities available within the SEC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and its 11 Regional Offices.

To apply to the Spring 2016 Student Honors Program visit:

Legal-Regional Offices