This Week at the CDO (Week of August 21, 2017)

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome our new students to UM Law!

  • Fall 2017 Recruiting Program: The Fall 2017 Recruiting Program is under way at Miami Law.  This program connects students with employers recruiting second-year law students for summer 2018 positions and third-year and LL.M. students for post-graduate positions.  Among the components to the program are the Fall On Campus Interview Program and Fall Resume Referral and Direct Contact Program.  The Career Development Office will begin welcoming employers to campus as part of its OCI program in late August and interviews will continue through October.  Students interested in applying to participating employers should check their email, as all relevant information is communicated to students via the email address listed on Symplicity.
  • Mock Interview Program: Don’t miss the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills and receive immediate feedback. Local practitioners have agreed to participate in this program to make sure you are prepared for the fall recruiting season.

Wednesday, August 30:

  • Mock Interview Program – CDO.

Thursday, August 31: 

  • Mock Interview Program – CDO.

Friday, September 1: 

  • Mock Interview Program – CDO.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please ask your CDO advisor and please make sure to check your emails.

Attend a Webinar About The Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP)

The webinar will be hosted by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and will provide an opportunity for students to ask questions about the programs and the application.  The webinars will be brief and will be followed by a question and answer portion.

Please note that the HP and SLIP application opened on July 31, 2017 and will close on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Please review the application prior to the webinars and come prepared with questions.

This webinar is open to law students throughout the country. There are two sessions, either August 28th at 2:00 P.M. (EST) or August 31st at 11:30 A.M. (EST).

RSVP deadlines and instructions are included below on the websites.

More information about both programs, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found online regarding the entry-level attorney program and the summer law intern program.

If you are not able to attend, please review the websites and the application tips and checklist.


Peggy Browning Fund – National Law Students Worker’s Rights Conference

When: Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017 

Where: The Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Keynote Speaker: Lynn Rhinehart, General Counsel AFL-CIO 

Friday Evening:     Networking Dinner & Program (details TBA)

With multiple interactive workshops, panel discussions and keynote address, the conference will give each participant additional insight into becoming an advocate for workers and their families. Students will:

  • gain a greater understanding of, appreciation for and interest in the issues facing American workers;
  • supplement their labor and workers’ rights courses; and
  • network with fellow law students, top labor attorneys, professors, nonprofit practitioners and government officials. 

Registration is now open. Students should register via the site or by completing the registration forms which are being sent to each participating law school. Ask your CDO advisor. Questions may be addressed to Mary Anne Moffa, Executive Director.

Please review these links before completing your registration for the conference:

Students ready to register should click on the button on the website.



Sponsored by AAJ, and AAJ member Ira Leesfield, this scholarship awards $2,500 to a Law Student Member to subsidize attendance at AAJ’s Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. AAJ’s Annual Convention is a great opportunity for the scholarship recipient to network with top trial lawyers from around the country, attend CLE programs, and meet members of AAJ’s New Lawyer DIvision (NLD). This scholarship is available to first- and second-year AAJ Law Student Members.

2017 Cycle

The deadline for the 2017 AAJ Leesfield Scholarship has passed. The next scholarship cycle will open in February, 2018. 

Deadline is June 1, 2018.

Applications must include the following:

  • A resumé
  • A statement of financial need
  • A 500-word written request substantiating the applicant’s commitment to preserving the civil justice system.
  • Up to three (3) recommendations from a faculty adviser, trial advocacy professor, dean, AAJ member, or trial lawyer; and
  • A completed form verifying your student status. ​Download the form.

Every applicant must be an AAJ law student member (join here) and enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit applications to:

Via email.
AAJ Membership Department
777 6th Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

Please contact the AAJ Membership Department with questions at 800-424-2727 or by email.


Join Squire Patton Boggs LLP for Attorney Parents Conversation

We all know attorneys work hard. Aside from having to keep our bosses, clients and judges happy, we also have to make our hours, bring in business, produce quality work products, stay involved in the community, etc. In addition, many of us have the added responsibilities – and joys – of being a parent and trying to keep our children happy and safe and the household running as smoothly as possible.

For those of you about to become a parent or thinking about becoming a parent, fears about how having a family will affect your professional career are undoubtedly on the back of your mind.

We are looking to start an informal group of friends and colleagues who get together regularly to talk about the difficulties we all face as parents or potential parents, and share ideas for solving those problems and addressing those issues.

There will be no formal agenda or speakers or mandatory obligations. If you are interested, simply join us for our first “Attorney Parents Conversation.” Bring your own lunch and struggles and we will brainstorm ideas and hopefully have a few laughs along the way.


Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time: 12:15 P.M.


Squire Patton Boggs

200 South Biscayne Boulevard

Suite 4600

Miami, Florida 33131

RSVP here.

Fried Frank 2017 Michael R. Diehl Civil Rights Forum – “Protecting and Advancing Civil Rights in an Uncivil Time”

Since starting their legal careers at Fried Frank, our distinguished panelists have long fought on the side of protecting and advancing civil rights for all people. Please join us for a lively discussion of how to continue the fight for civil rights, from how we got here, to what our panelists are doing at their respective organizations, to what everyone can do to keep the tide of progress rolling forward.

Guest Speakers:

Dale Ho, Director, Voting Rights Project, ACLU

Alexis Karteron, Assistant Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Rights Clinic, Rutgers Law School – Newark

Johnathan Smith, Legal Director, Muslim Advocates

Stephanie Toti, Law Offices of Stephanie Toti (formerly Senior Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights)

Moderated by Jesse Loffler, Litigation Associate, Fried Frank

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Crosby Street Hotel
79 Crosby Street
(between Prince and Spring Streets)
New York City

Please RSVP by Monday, July 10, 2017


Call for applications: 8th International Jacques Leroy Prize – Business and Human Rights

The Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA – International Association of Lawyers) invites law students to participate in the 8th International Jacques Leroy Prize – Business and Human Rights.

Students who wish to compete for this prize must submit a written paper (plea, study, commentary on a practical case) that deals with the theme: “natural resource exploitation and respect for human rights” to the UIA before July 31, 2017.

Upon winning the competition, the recipient of the Jacques Leroy Prize will be rewarded with free participation in the annual UIA Congress in Toronto (Canada) from October 27 to 31, 2017 including free travel costs and accommodation. The winner will also receive a cash prize of €1000 and enjoy free membership in the UIA for a year.

In order to download the poster, the brochure and the rules of the competition, please visit the website and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find each of these documents. (Please note that the download process may take a few minutes.)

For additional details, please visit the website.


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HNBA PRESENTS: NEW HNBA Law Student Division Career Opportunities Board!

As part of the HNBA’s mission of advancing the pipeline of current and future Latino/a lawyers, and providing its members with robust professional development and career advancement training and opportunities, the HNBA is proud to unveil the new HNBA Law Student Career Opportunities Board, where HNBA law student members can find their next internship, scholarship, or judicial clerkship!

The HNBA invites student members to join the board and spread the word, so Latino/a law students don’t miss the chance that can make the difference in their professional development and advancement in the legal profession.

View the board!

US DOJ Career Information Fair on July 13, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is hosting a Career Information Fair on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. The event is open to a limited number of law students who are working in D.C. this summer.

The Career Information Fair is an opportunity for students interested in volunteer internships, the Honors Program (HP), or Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) to learn more about the many offices and components in DOJ.  There is no interviewing at the fair.  Attendees are encouraged to visit with representatives from various DOJ components, learn about the interesting and unique work of each office, and ask specific questions about volunteer, HP, and SLIP positions.  The HP and SLIP applications open on July 31 and close on September 5, 2017.

RSVP Instructions:

In order to participate, students must RSVP via email by no later than Friday, June 23.  For security purposes, students must include the following information:

When submitting the RSVP indicate in the email subject line: DOJ Career Fair RSVP

Provide the following information in the body of the email:

(1) Full name:

(2) Law school:

(3) Email address:

Space is very limited, and students will be selected on a first come, first served basis (entry is capped at 100, however, there is a limit of 10 slots per school).

Law students who are current DOJ interns in the DC-area should Not RSVP to this invitation. Current DOJ interns received a separate invitation to this event.

Information, including address, specific DOJ entry location, required I.D., etc. will be emailed directly to the attendees by Friday, July 7, 2017.


Cades Schutte LLP: Open House Invitation in Hawaii

Cades Schutte LLP is a full-service law firm with almost 70 attorneys, providing superior service in over 20 practice areas from our main office in Honolulu and offices in Kona, Waimea, Kahului, and Lihue. Since the founding of our firm in 1922, Cades attorneys have been called on to serve as counsel in some of the most notable cases and transactions in the State of Hawaii.

We invite you to an Open House to learn more about our firm and legal practice in Hawaii when you are home this summer. To learn more about us, visit the website.

Here is the information about the Open House:

Thursday, July 13, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cades Schutte Building
1000 Bishop Street, Suite 1200
Honolulu, HI 96813
RSVP via email by July 7, 2017