The Florida Justice Association’s Paid Internship Program Event on February 14, 2022 at 12:30 via Zoom

The CDO invites you to learn about the Florida Justice Association’s Paid Internship Program at event on February 14 at 12:30 via Zoom.

Please register here.

What is the Florida Justice Association’s (“FJA”) Internship Program?

  • The program is looking to aid the next generation of future lawyers by assisting them with placement in firms advocating on behalf of injured individuals/consumers and their families.
  • The program provides a diverse range of law students interested in advocating on behalf of injured individuals/consumers and their families the opportunity to gain practical experience in the legal field.
  • The program exposes students to the FJA legal community.
  • To learn more about the FJA please see website.

For questions on the event and opportunity, please email the CDO.

The 18th Annual American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition

The 18th annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition sponsored by the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC®) is now open.  Entries in the writing competition may be submitted at any time between now and June 1, 2022.  ACEBC® will recognize up to two winning papers with cash awards of $1,800 each.  ACEBC® will also pay travel and lodging expenses for each winning student and the student’s guest to attend, and be recognized at, the ACEBC® annual meeting in Chicago on September 17, 2022.  The primary purposes of the writing competition are to encourage legal scholarship in areas of concern or interest in the employee benefits field and to foster interest in promising students in the practice of employee benefits law. 

Attached is a pdf document announcing the writing competition, identifying the related awards, and setting forth the writing competition rules.  We encourage any interested law school student, including LLM or SJD candidates, to submit a paper on a legal topic of the student’s choice in the employee benefits field.  Please check the ACEBC® website for additional information, including a list of winning papers over the years, at ACEBC Employee Benefits Writing Competition for Law Students | ACEBC or you may direct specific questions to Frances King Quick with a copy to here

The writing competition has received papers from students at schools across the nation. Last year’s winners were from the University of Chicago and Arizona State University.  The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public’s understanding of the practice of employee benefits law. In pursuit of these goals, the ACEBC® encourages the study and development of employee benefits laws, initiates professional discussions of significant employee benefits issues, and sponsors this writing competition and an extensive list of continuing legal education programs.

Now Accepting Submissions for 2022 Business Law Section Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest – Deadline is February 23, 2022

The ABA Business Law Section is currently accepting papers for the 2022 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest. All submission materials are due February 23, 2022.
We invite you to encourage any qualified law students to submit a paper for this contest.
The ABA Section of Business Law is sponsoring its annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law students for their writings on a business law subject of general and current interest. To enter you must be at least 21 years of age, a legal US resident, and enrolled in an ABA-accredited J.D. or LL.M. degree program.

Papers must be written in 2020-2021, or the current academic year. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic. The paper may be specifically prepared for this contest; submitted in a class, seminar, or as an independent study; or a proposed law review/journal note, comment or article. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Section of Business Law to participate.

The winner of the first-place paper will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Outstanding first-place papers may also be included in The Business Lawyer, a quarterly publication that is the premier business law journal in the country. Second and third-place papers are eligible for publication in Business Law Today, the digital platform of curated, peer-reviewed content for the ABA Business Law Section. All entries must be submitted electronically, on or before midnight CST February 23, 2022. To view complete contest rules and more information click here. We look forward to receiving your submission!


For law students who want to spend their summer practicing law in one of the country’s most prestigious public interest law settings – this opportunity is for you! 

Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm, is now accepting applications from 1L’S and 2L’s for its 2022 Summer Internship Program. For complete information on the summer program, including how to apply for an internship, interested students should visit Public Counsel’s Summer Internship Application page

Any questions regarding the summer program should be directed to Public Counsel’s summer program coordinator, Sandra Madera.

Public Counsel has eight exciting law projects and several sub-projects that accept summer interns. Our projects include a comprehensive children’s rights program that handles school condition and discipline matters, special education cases, and adoptions; a community development team that supports affordable housing development and assists non-profit and small businesses with a variety of transactional needs; an immigrants’ rights group that does compelling asylum work on behalf of victims of torture and political persecution; a homelessness prevention unit that defends unlawful detainer complaints, advocates for welfare benefits, and eliminates outstanding tickets and warrants for persons at-risk of homelessness; a holistic legal initiative that addresses the specific needs of low-income women and girls; a complex consumer fraud division that focuses on litigation and policies to prevent consumer victimization; and an impact litigation department (Opportunity Under Law) that addresses economic injustices on a national level through strategic lawsuits and other means to accomplish systemic reform. Click here to learn more about each of our practice areas.  

Public Counsel seeks summer interns who share our commitment to economic and racial justice. The large majority of Public Counsel’s clients are working-class people of color who have experienced a number of intersectional forms of oppression, often barring them from access to legal representation. We seek to have a group of interns who have a personal and/or professional understanding of these experiences. We are especially interested in receiving applications from historically underrepresented students in terms of race, economic background, and other characteristics, consistent with our active, ongoing commitment to increase equity and inclusion within our organization.

Public Counsel’s summer 2022 internship program will run for ten weeks, commencing May 31, 2022, and ending on August 5, 2022. Both 1L’s and 2L’s are eligible for these internships. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Although Public Counsel does not provide funding to law students for its summer program, please be sure to consult with your law school’s public interest program to learn more about available scholarships and financial awards that might support your summer internship. 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, transcript (or list of grades), and writing sample to Sandra Madera. Please list up to three of the projects you would like to work with in order of preference in the body of the email you send with your application materials. It is helpful to describe in your cover letter the reasons for your interest in the project for which you are applying. Please be sure to include the following in the subject line of your e-mail: “Application for 2022 Public Counsel Summer Internship.” Your application will not be considered if the requested application materials or your project preferences are omitted.

Projects with open summer positions:

Center for Veterans’ Advancement

Children’s Rights – Adoptions

Children’s Rights – Guardianship

Community Development Project (includes Early Care & Education subproject)

Consumer Rights and Economic Justice

Consumer Rights and Economic Justice – Debtor Assistance Project

Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Immigrants’ Rights (must be proficient in Spanish)

Opportunity Under Law (Impact Litigation)

Women and Girls’ Rights

This application process can also be found here on Public Counsel’s website.

XO Holding Inc. (Fort Lauderdale )Seeks Associate Attorney

Join us in creating the tech-forward future of private aviation.

Minimum of 2 years in house or law firm experience; experience drafting commercial contracts preferred; licensed to practice in at least one state.

Primary responsibilities include providing general legal advice and support to aviation business entities in various areas, including corporate, commercial, aviation, privacy, compliance and employment; engaging with third parties, clients and vendors; drafting and reviewing contracts and other legal and marketing documents.

For information about XO Holding, Inc., please visit:

See Symplicity Job Posting ID#31848 for additional details.

Deadline to apply is February 25, 2022.


Writing Dean’s Fellows will work from the start of classes until the last day of classes, January 18 – April 25th for Spring 2022 semester. Writing Dean’s Fellows are available throughout the week. Currently, the program is working remotely. If you wish to schedule a meeting with a Writing Dean’s Fellow please contact Lori Maroon, Assistant Director, at 305-284- 9208. Please note that the turnaround may take up to two weeks, depending on each individual request. Your assigned WDF will let you know after your initial intake meeting.

Writing Dean’s Fellows will assist all students with:

  • General Bluebook questions (including   citations,   quotes   and formatting)
  • Organization,  grammar,  punctuation  and  composition  for written papers and assignments
  • General research questions
  • Writing samples
  • Case briefs and outlines for personal study (not to be graded)
  • General academic advice
  • Practice exam preparation and review and exam strategy

Writing Dean’s Fellows will not assist all students with:

  • Legal analysis of substantive issues
  • L-Comm class assignments (All questions relating to those courses must be directed to each student’s assigned L-Comm faculty member)
  • Law Review submissions and assignments
  • Take-home exams
  • Moot Court Board assignments and competition submissions (unless a Professor advises you to get this assistance)
  • International   Moot   Court   Board   assignments   and   competition submissions (unless a Professor advises you to get this assistance)
  • Cover letters and resumes (please consult an advisor in the Career Development Office)

Spring 2022 Writing Dean’s Fellows are working remotely and will contact you to schedule a zoom meeting.

Capitol Hill Resume Workshop – Resume Review Intern Edition on January 31, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m.

Working to create & maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce
Upcoming Event  

Invite your students and interns to join the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion on Monday, January 31st at 12pm, for an exclusive resume workshop focusing on getting an internship or fellowship in the House of Representatives.   ODI professional staff will be joined by two current staff assistants, Joelle Lawrence, Staff Assistant and Legislative Correspondent for Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Annie Martinez, Staff Assistant for the House Republican Conference, who will share their experience and knowledge with the audience through a Q&A. We will be sharing some tips for creating a well-written resume for applications to House offices.   Register Here.  
Our 7-member, bipartisan office is here to provide invaluable resources to support your offices and its staffers. Should you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment with one of professional staffers, please contact us below. 
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Attend: Coffee with a Diplomat with US Embassy Nairobi Hosted by Diplomat in Residence Mignon Houston – January 26, 2022

Join this unique opportunity to connect with US Diplomats and learn about their careers. Students can connect with amazing attorneys during this event. Register HERE.

You’re Invited! CSR @Cadwalader: Commitment to Community – Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Please Join Us! Join members of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee for a discussion on how the
firm applies its resources and capabilities to the four pillars of our CSR programming: Fighting
Hunger, Investing in Our Communities, Justice and Equity for All, and Sustainability.

We’ll discuss how Cadwalader has mobilized to raise awareness and to support those in need through our programs,
including the Cadwalader Black & Latino Association Immigration Clinic, Civil Rights Series and Not-for-Profit Incubator.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST


You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the Zoom Webinar following registration.

American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Presents: Building Results: A Panel for Law Students Interested in Construction Law

Building Results: A Panel for Law Students Interested in Construction Law

The event consists of a focused panel discussion on litigation and dispute resolution in construction law followed by a networking session with construction lawyers and interested law students/recent grads nationwide.


Jeffrey R. Cruz
Corporate Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer, Skanska USA Building Inc., New York, NY

Carmela Mastrianni
Associate, Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin, PLLC, Charlotte, NC

Leslie King O’Neal Associate General Counsel, Brasfield Gorrie, Winter Park, FL

Richard Wittbrodt, Gibbs Giden, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: Wednesday. February 2. 2021 at 5:00 – 6:30PM ET

Sponsored by Division 7 (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) and the Membership Committee of the ABA
Forum on Construction Law
Register here.