The University of Miami School of Law Career Development Office Seeking 3L Students as Peer Advisors

The University of Miami School of Law Career Development Office is seeking highly motivated 3L students to join our team as peer advisors.

Duties will include:

  • Drop-in advising and 1L coaching
  • Leading informational presentations about the office
  • Assisting with career education workshops
  • Hosting tabling events on the bricks
  • Working at career fairs and other events
  • Marketing events and services around campus
  • Providing administrative support

Desired Skills:

  • Natural ability to teach
  • Warm, engaging demeanor
  • Ability to put others at ease
  • Desire to help others become their best
  • Respect and appreciation for all people
  • Strong work ethic

This is an in-person opportunity for Fall 2021 with potential to continue into Spring 2022. Various peer advisor training sessions will take place throughout August 2021.

For additional details and to apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#29169.

Fox Rothschild Forum: Government Contracts and Intellectual Property in Washington, DC – July 7th!

Fox Forum: Government Contracts and Intellectual Property in Washington, D.C.

When:     Wednesday, July 7  |  3 pm ET

As part of our Fox Forum informational series, we are pleased to present Fox Rothschild’s Government Contracts and Intellectual Property practices in our Washington, D.C. office. Learn about these departments from our attorneys, Austen Endersby, Jeff Schwartz, Nicholas Solosky and Morgan Tapp.

This session will feature a presentation followed by time for Q&A.

Questions? Click here.

Register here.

REMINDER: IRS’ Chief Counsel’s Virtual One-on-Ones Today June 28th!

Come join the IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel Deputy Chief Counsel in a virtual small group chat to discuss a day in the life of an IRS’ attorney. This small group setting will be a time for you to ask questions, get to know more about the agency and talk to attorneys about their experience at Counsel. These sessions are open to all current students.

This meeting will be on June 28, at 12 (eastern).

Join via Zoom. See CO email for link and information or ask your CDO advisor.

Later this summer, the Office of Chief Counsel will be hiring 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M. students. See website for information on open positions and hiring.

Follow IRS Office of Chief Counsel on Linked In.

The 2021 Carole Bailey Scholarship

2021 Carole Bailey Scholarship Rules

Application acceptance start date:  June 15, 2021

Application acceptance end date:  August 15, 2021 (11:59pm Eastern Time)

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.

Carole had been asked to serve as assistant dean for administration at Delaware (now Widener) School of Law when she met Judge Loren Smith.  A few months later, she moved to Washington, D.C., to serve at the Administrative Conference with Judge Smith.  She followed him to the Court of Federal Claims in 1985, serving as then Chief Judge Smith’s first chief of staff and law clerk.  Two years later, she left the Court to join the FTC, and ultimately moved to Atlantic City, where she operated a successful construction supply business with her husband, and eventually became an adjunct professor of business at the local community college.  In 2001, she returned to D.C. and, seeing the needs in the D.C. school system, wrote to the Superintendent of D.C. schools, offering her assistance to do anything, eventually serving as a 4th grade teacher and adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia.  In 2003, Carole returned to the Court as a staff attorney, and rose rapidly through the ranks, culminating in her position as Chief Deputy Clerk, from which she retired at the end of 2011.  During her tenure with the Court, Carole worked closely with the Bar Association and provided invaluable help to the Association in its mission to serve the Bar of the Court.

In commemoration of Carole’s longstanding commitment to public service and her tireless efforts in working with and providing assistance to the Bar Association, the Bar Association is pleased to award scholarships to law students with a demonstrated commitment to public service.

Who may apply?

Any student who is:

  1. Enrolled or enrolling in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association for the 2021/2022 academic year; and,
  2. Able to demonstrate either an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.
  3. An interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims is beneficial but not necessary for an applicant to be selected.

How to apply?

An application must include:

  1. curriculum vitae or résumé that contains the applicant’s current contact information, including email and phone number;
  2. The applicant’s most recent transcript (undergraduate, graduate or law school);
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor or any other suitable person; and,
  4. An original essay written by the applicant alone.  The essay is limited to no more than 600 words and should address any interests, experiences or other qualifications considered relevant by the applicant that demonstrate an interest in pursuing a public service legal career, or a past or present commitment to public service.

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted.  For those applicants who have not yet begun law school, and who therefore cannot provide a law school transcript, please submit a copy of your letter of acceptance to law school and proof that you are enrolling in that school for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Submissions must be transmitted in PDF format only by emailPlease (i) send only one (1) PDF file; (ii) identify each submission by noting “CFC Carole Bailey Scholarship Submission” in the “Subject” line.  Unfortunately, the Bar Association cannot process incomplete applications, nor will the Association contact an individual noting deficiencies in the application.

All applications must be received no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on August 15, 2021.

Who judges the scholarship applications?

The applications will be evaluated by four members of the Bar Association’s Board of Governors, who comprise the Law Student Scholarship committee, as well as a judicial officer of the Court.  Carole Bailey, or her designee, will serve as an ex officio member of the committee.

How and when will I be notified if I am awarded the scholarship?

A representative of the Bar Association will contact the recipient by email or telephone, and then by regular mail, on or before November 15, 2021.  Applicants need not make follow-up inquiries about the status of their applications.

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a 501(c)(3) organization, and is awarding this scholarship in furtherance of that status. For additional details, please visit the website.

Liberty Mutual Seeks Sr. Trial Attorney for Chicago Office!

Liberty Mutual is seeking a Sr. Trial Attorney for its downtown Chicago, Illinois office. Candidates with 12 years or more of negligence defense experience preferred.

If you are interested and wish to apply, please email your resume in .pdf format to Teresa Rodriguez at the CDO. This position is posted on Symplicity ID#29020.

2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program Information Sessions Registration is Now Open!

The FDIC Legal Division is hosting three information sessions for the 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program June 23rd and July 1st.

Save the Dates:

June 23rd at noon (EST) – Career Counselors ONLY June 23rd at 5pm (EST) – Students ONLY

July 1st at 5pm (EST) – Career Counselors and Students

The information sessions will be held for career counselors and students. During each session we will discuss legal practice at the FDIC, provide a program overview, provide information on the qualifications for the program, discuss best practices for applying, and answer questions. A panel of former and current honors attorneys will also be present to speak about their experience.

Please register via the following link: registration link for the three upcoming interactive information sessions. Once completed, you will have the opportunity to add the session selected to your calendar. You will receive a confirmation email once you complete registration.

If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQs on our website. If you have any additional questions please send email here.

 

Attend the Department of Labor (DOL) Virtual Career Fair on June 16, 2021 from 11am to 4pm EST

Join us for an information session on June 16, 2021.  You will have agency employees and managers providing information about their agency.  The sessions will give you an opportunity to learn how the DOL supports the American public through unique missions.  It is a chance to ask questions and learn more before you apply for an open position.  You may even learn about vacancies we are preparing to open and get the 411 before they go live.

The “DOL Opportunities are Open” Event:

COST:  FREE!

WHO:  Potential Applicants/Candidates for DOL positions

WHAT: Information Session about DOL agencies for potential DOL applicants

WHERE: Virtually via WebEx

WHEN:  June 16, 2021 from 11 am to 4 pm EST – the Welcome session will be at 10:45 am EST

WHY: To provide information to applicants about the agencies that help fulfill the DOL mission.

HOW:  Register via Eventbrite

View all current DOL vacancies on USAJobs

H. Thomas Austern Writing Competition Now Open!

FDLI is a nonprofit member organization that has been providing education, training, publications, and professional engagement opportunities since it was founded in 1949. Each year, our organization hosts the H. Thomas Austern Writing Competition for law students interested in areas of the law impacting FDA-regulated industries. The 2021 competition is now open!

Overview and Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students currently enrolled in a JD program at any of the nation’s ABA-accredited law schools and 2020-2021 academic year graduates are eligible to participate.
  • Original scholarship, including papers originally written for classwork or to fulfill school requirements, may be submitted as long as the paper is not published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • All entries should be within the scope of FDA-regulated industries, such as food, drugs, medical devices, tobacco and nicotine products, cannabis, cosmetics, veterinary drugs and devices, etc.
  • Winners are awarded a complimentary one-year FDLI membership.
  • Top entries receive $750 for first place, $500 for second, and $250 for third.
  • Top papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal.
  • Winners will be featured on FDLI’s website and in Update magazine.
  • A committee comprised of FDLI members who are practicing attorneys and law professors will judge the papers.

More information, as well as a link for students to submit their papers, can be found on FDLI’s website.

FDLI is accepting submissions until Friday, June 11th. Students who would like their manuscripts entered for consideration should register and submit them through our portal before this deadline.  

For information about the FDLI Annual Conference and to register, click here.

Invitation to Department of Justice’s Wednesday Webinar Series Highlighting Offices Participating in the Attorney’s General’s Honors Program & Summer Law Intern Program

 The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management will once again be hosting a Wednesday Webinar Series highlighting offices participating in the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program. Representatives from various offices provide audience members with valuable information about their work and tips for applying.

WEDNESDAY WEBINAR DATE PARTICIPATING OFFICES* ACCESS INFORMATION**
 

June 9, 2021

12:00 PM ET

 

Antitrust Division

Civil Division

Criminal Division

U.S. Trustee Program

 

Wednesday Webinar Series – June 9, 2021

Event Password: WedWebinars1

Event Number/Code: 199 501 2903

Call-In Information:  1(877) 465-7975

 

 

 

June 23, 2021

12:00 PM ET

 

Civil Rights Division

Environment and Natural Resources Division

Executive Office for Immigration Review

Office of Information Policy

Tax Division

 

 

Wednesday Webinar Series – June 23, 2021

Event Password:  WedWebinars2

Event Number/Code:  199 394 6917

Call-In Information:  1(877) 465-7975

 

 

 

July 7, 2021

12:00 PM ET

 

Drug Enforcement Administration

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Prisons

National Security Division

U.S. Attorney’s Office

 

 

Wednesday Webinar Series – July 7, 2021

Event Password:  WedWebinars3

Event Number:  199 727 6757

Call-In Information:  1(877) 465-7975

 

 

July 21, 2021

12:00 PM ET

 

 

DOJ Employee Organizations

(Organizations to be announced closer to date.)

 

 

Wednesday Webinar Series – July 21, 2021

Event Password:  WedWebinars4

Event Number:  199 119 1035

Call-In Information:  1(877) 465-7975

 

*Subject to change.

**Webinars will not be recorded.

For information regarding eligibility for the Attorney General’s Honors Program, please click here.

2022 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship – Deadline Extended to Sunday, June 13th 2021!

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected and appreciated, recognized as sources of strength of the Firm, and valued as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will award three (3) scholarships to three diverse rising 2L law students this year.

Each recipient will be awarded $10,000, which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school (2022-2023) to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our offices. The recipients’ office preferences will be taken into consideration, but final assignment will depend on the Firm’s hiring needs. The recipients may split their summers with other law firms; however, they are required to work during the same term as the other Summer Associates in that Baker Donelson office.

ELIGIBILITY. To qualify for the scholarship, the candidates must: (1) have completed their first year of a full-time JD program with an anticipated graduation date of 2023 at the time of application, (2) identify within a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession; and (3) attend an ABA accredited Law School. Candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.

SELECTION CRITERIA. Recipients will be selected based on consideration of the following: (1) demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, (2) personal and professional achievements, (3) established leadership qualities, work experience, community involvement and ability to overcome obstacles. All applications are reviewed by Baker Donelson’s Diversity Scholarship Committee. Finalists may be invited to an in-person or videoconference interview with members of the committee. All expenses are covered by the Firm. If a recipient chooses to decline the offer, an alternate will be chosen.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE. Applications are due by Sunday, June 13, 2021 at midnight CST. Interested students must include the documents below with their application by clicking on the “Add New Item” tab under the “My Application“. After you “save” your application, it will automatically be submitted. You may re-enter the site to make changes or upload additional documents before the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Current Resume. Include law school GPA and class rank (if available)
  2. Personal Statement. Please demonstrate your qualifications for our Diversity Scholarship by addressing how you have contributed to the cause of diversity; and/or how you have overcome adversity to achieve personal and academic success. Please limit to 500 words.
  3. Unofficial Law School Transcript. Must include 1L Fall and Spring semester grades.
  4. Legal Writing Sample. The sample may be from your legal writing course in law school (please limit to 10 pages).
  5. Professional Recommendation. One written professional recommendation from a law school professor or employer. Recommendations should be addressed to Rebecca Simon, Director of Recruiting. The recommendation document name should be labeled LastName-FirstName.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please click here.