Orlando Public Defender Open House – December 2019 and January 2020

The Office of the Public Defender, 9th Circuit, invites students to join us in Orlando and Kissimmee during the holiday period to tour our facilities, meet with peers and staff and to explore career opportunities in the world’s vacation destination. We will be greeting visitors at Open House events on the following dates:

December 19th and 20th – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

December 26th and 27th – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

January 2nd and 3rd – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

These events are open to those sitting for the Florida Bar exam next year. We also welcome 2Ls and 1Ls interested in future internship placement. These events are intended to be low pressure, informal information sessions.

Candidates seeking consideration for employment may be able to interview during the holiday break as well. Please submit a resume with cover letter and unofficial copies of law school transcripts here. 

Attend the Minority Law Student Holiday Reception in Cincinnati

The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati – Cincinnati Bar Association Round Table cordially invites you to attend a Holiday Reception for minority law students. Please come and socialize with local Cincinnati attorneys committed to racial and ethnic diversity and law students from regional and national law schools who are in Cincinnati for the holidays. This reception provides a unique opportunity for law school students, who are coming home for the holidays, to meet face-to-face with hiring partners and recruiters from major law firms, corporate in-house legal departments and local federal and state judiciaries.

Dress is casual. Mood is festive! Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

When:     Thursday, December 19th 2019, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Where:    Keating Muething & Klekamp, 1 E. Fourth St., Suite 1400, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hosted and Sponsored by Hon. Timothy S. Black & Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins, Co-Conveners, BLAC-CBA Round Table.

Please RSVP here by December 17.

 Questions? Contact LaDonna Wallace Smith.

Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Seeks Litigation Associate

The law office of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell PLLC is seeking an litigation associate with 0 – 3 years’ of experience. The firm’s practice areas include Government Representation, Personal Injury, Corporate and Commercial Transactions, Litigation and International. The firm represents government entities, Fortune 500 corporations, privately held companies, non-profit institutions and individuals.

The law firm’s attorneys have worked in-house or have performed extensive legal services for companies involved in the following businesses/industries:

Retail Sales
Software Development
Software Licensing
Hotel Management
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Development
Courier Services

See the firm website here.

If you wish to apply, please send your resume to Teresa Rodriguez in the Career Development Office.

See the Recording of the DOJ Volunteer Legal Internship Webinar

You may view the recording of the webinar held on November 20th, 2019 here.

The 2020 Food Law & Policy Leadership Summit

The 2020 Food Law Student Leadership Summit will be held February 28 – March 1st at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.

The event is co-hosted by the University of Arkansas LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law and the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, with support from the National Food Law Student Network.

Launched in 2015, the Summit convenes law students from around the country who share a passion for creating a transparent, equitable, just, and sustainable food system.

Each year this event provides the opportunity for approximately 70 law students from nearly 50 law schools and two dozen nationally-renowned food law faculty, practitioners, and expert speakers to gather and discuss the most pressing issues in food law, allowing attendees to:

  • deepen their understanding of key food law and policy issues;
  • hear from advocates, academics, policy practitioners, policymakers, and more;
  • work with a small group to develop and present policy solutions;
  • gain valuable resources and insights for promoting food law and policy at their schools;
  • tour local food organizations; and
  • network and establish lasting connections with dedicated law students from across the country.
  • Law students are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in November. Admitted students will be notified in December and January. Priority will be given to Applications from students that are involved in food law student organizations or interested in starting a food law student organization, especially those with demonstrated leadership and experience in food law and policy.

Visit the website for additional information.

American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition

Submit a paper for The American College of Legal Medicine’s 2020 Postdoctoral Student Writing Competition and the Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics. We are offering the following prizes for each competition. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020 and students will be notified of winning selection on or around January 30, 2020.

Postdoctoral Writing Competition:  All post-doctoral attorneys or health professionals enrolled in full-time studies are encouraged to compete.  The first-place paper will be named the Orr Award Winner. The Winner of the Orr Award will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the American College of Legal Medicine.  In addition, the ACLM Foundation will reimburse the Orr Award Winner for reasonable coach airfare and one night of lodging at the host hotel to present his or her paper at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Click here for more information about the Orr Award ($1,000 first place).

Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics:  All students studying Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Podiatry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Science, Healthcare Administration or Public Health are encouraged to compete. The first-place paper will be named the Hirsh Award Winner. The Winner of the Hirsh Award will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the American College of Legal Medicine. In addition, the ACLM Foundation will reimburse the Hirsh Award Winner for reasonable coach airfare and one night of lodging at the host hotel to present his or her paper at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Click here for more information about the Hirsh Award ($1,000 first place).

Submit your paper here.

Jason A. Setchen, P.A. Seeks Associate – Opportunity for Recent Graduate and/or 3L

Boutique law firm in Miami handling family law and civil litigation seeks recent University of Miami Law graduate for a full-time Associate Attorney Position. 3L students are welcome to apply for part-time academic year law clerk position with the possibility of continuing with the firm post-bar.

If hired, the Associate will work primarily with clients assisting them in family law, civil litigation, as well as some administrative law files. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with a desire to work closely with clients on a wide array of cases, who welcomes new challenges.  The successful candidate is one who can work in a fast-paced office and is skilled at managing multiple projects at once.

Duties, Skills and Other Requirements:

Spanish language skills are not required, but are preferred. Strong writing skills and demonstrated success in either a Writing Skills Requirement Course or Legal Communications.

How to Apply:     Interested applicants should send resumes via email and can apply via Symplicity Job Posting ID#24307. Interviews will be on rolling basis until position is filled.


The Art of Law: Intellectual Property & Its Affects on Emerging Artists

Enjoy a discussion on intellectual property law and related legal issues faced by emerging artists today. As Miami has become a thriving year-round arts destination, with a vibrant gallery and street art scene, disputes related to copyright and trademark infringement, licensing and assignments, authenticity, and international transactions are playing out in our backyard. Join the conversation and make connections on Wednesday, November 13th at 11:30 a.m. Visit the DCBA website for more information.


 Date: 11/13/2019
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
11:30 am
Where: Map this event »
Ampersand Studios
31 NE 17th St
Miami, Florida  33132
United States
Contact: Events Director
(305) 371-2220

Discussion Topics

  • Working with artists to obtain work for galleries
  • Licensing and loan agreements
  • Nonprofit concerns
  • Probate issues related to art and accepting donations from artists
  • Preventing copyright infringement and right of publicity issues
  • International transaction issues
  • Miami as an emerging art scene

Register here. For additional details and to get tickets, visit the website.

1 Gen. CLE Pending.


About This Event:

This event takes place today, November 11th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM ET. View the website to register and for details.

Get your questions ready to connect with ’Canes around the world during the new ’Canes Mentoring ’Canes virtual series. During this flash-mentoring hour, you’ll be connected 1-on-1 to key University of Miami mentors for short, 10-minute text-based chats accessible from any computer. No audio or video is required. Contrary to traditional, long-term mentoring, ’Canes Mentoring ’Canes is designed to facilitate convenient one-time mentorship opportunities.

Once you’ve registered and logged in to the event, start by entering the booth of your choice to match with a mentor. You can also enter the Alumni Career Service Booth to chat with the Director of Alumni Career Services for the University of Miami Division of Development and Alumni Relations (undergraduate).

When the event concludes, you’ll be asked to complete a short survey about your experience. Your feedback will help shape future online networking events, so please be sure to respond!

Questions? Email here.

Attention 1L and 2L Students: Institute for Future of Law Practice Program

We are excited to announce that the University of Miami School of Law has become a member of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP) for the 2019–20 academic year. IFLP partners with law schools and legal employers to train the next generation of lawyers on modern practice skills and build a talent pipeline for the future.

IFLP provides training for law students, via a 3-week hands-on boot camp in May, on disciplines that complement traditional law school curriculum, including business operations, technology, data, project management, and design thinking. It pairs this training with paid internships at which students can put into practice what they learned in the boot camp. Internship employers comprise all sectors of the legal industry: corporate legal departments, law firms and legal services providers, legal tech companies, and public service organizations.

Current 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to participate in IFLP’s boot camp and internship program. You can learn more about this innovative opportunity on the IFLP website.

If you are interested, please send your resume to Teresa Rodriguez at the Career Development Office by Wednesday, November 13th.