Contact the CDO for Information About the 2016 Atlanta Interview Program

Bidding for the 2016 Atlanta Interview Program begins on Tuesday, July 5th 2016.

Any Miami Law student interested in participating should contact Diane Quick in the CDO as soon as possible to receive bidding instructions.

Attend the 2016 Michael R. Diehl Civil Rights Forum

Although numerous LGBT rights organizations and advocates have declared ‘mission accomplished,’ Obergefell and marriage equality were not a panacea in the struggle for civil rights for LGBT people. The LGBT community must remain engaged and vigilant; the community still faces tremendous challenges in numerous areas of everyday life, not least including employment, family planning, transgender equality, religious exemptions to laws protecting LGBT people, and immigration to name just a few.

Please join us and take part in a lively discussion of where our community needs to turn to next. There is much we have yet to accomplish.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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
Tico Almeida
Founder and President
Freedom to Work
Chase Strangio
Staff Attorney
LGBT & HIV Project, ACLU
Susan Sommer
Senior Counsel and National Director of Constitutional Litigation
Lambda Legal 

RSVP here by July 10th 2016.


Contact the CDO for Information About the Atlanta Interview Program by July 4th!

Any Miami Law rising 2L or 3L student interested in receiving information about the Atlanta Interview Program (job fair) taking place in Atlanta in early August should email the Career Development Office with their name, preferred email address and graduation month/year no later than Monday, July 4th.


A forum for law students from around the country who share a passion for creating an equitable, transparent, healthy, and sustainable food system:

  • Learn from policy practitioners, academics, activists, farmers, and more
  • Build a network for food law and policy colleagues
  • Work on policy solutions for today’s most pressing food challenges
  • Tour local farms and farmers markets

When:                   SEPTEMBER 30th TO OCTOBER 2nd

Where:                Drake Law School, Des Moines, IA

Any law student (JD and LL.M.) at a U.S. law school is eligible to apply. Hotel accommodation and all meals will be covered, and transportation scholarships are available.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in June. Apply early as space is limited.


Coral Gables Bar Association – July Networking Happy Hour on July 6th 2016

Join us for WIND-DOWN-WEDNESDAY! The event takes place on July 06, 2016, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at: The Trust & Co.2 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

  • $25.00 Members who register by 7/1 ($10.00 Late fee)
  • $25.00 Guests who register by 7/1 ($10.00 Late fee)
  • $0.00 Judge

Register before Friday, Jul 01, 2016 to avoid late fees.

Read “10 Ways To Become A 360-Degree Lawyer”!

Whether you’re a millennial joining the profession or a seasoned veteran, the challenges posed by the current legal market compel everyone to adapt and innovate. Take inventory of your skills. Recognize your strengths, and identify any weaknesses that could jeopardize your potential for success.

To read the top 10 tips that will help you develop a diverse skill set and the entire article, please visit the website.

Call for Papers: International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

American University Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the Sixth Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition.  This competition aims to promote interest and enhance scholarship in international humanitarian law among students as well as deepen their understanding of this important area of international law.

The Competition seeks submissions of student-written academic papers on this year’s topic of “Refugee Protections under International Humanitarian Law,” focusing on the ways in which IHL intersects with refugee issues, such as status, how refugee protections are affected by issues of gender, race, class, and nationality, the impact of IHL on resettlement and statelessness, etc.  Papers may be submitted by any student currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The winning author will receive a complimentary one-year ASIL student membership and have the opportunity to have his or her abstract published in the renowned Human Rights Brief, AUWCL’s premier student-run publication with over 4,000 subscribers in over 130 countries, and with thousands of unique visitors to the website each month.  The winner will also appear in a video presentation to be featured as part of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law’s Teaching International Humanitarian Law Initiative.

This Competition is part of a multi-pronged initiative to expand and support the teaching and study of IHL among both students and professors in which the Center, ASIL and the American Red Cross have been deeply involved.  In 2007, the Center published a study with the International Committee of the Red Cross on Teaching International Humanitarian Law in US Law Schools.  The study identified a growing need for resources to support and expand the teaching of IHL among law faculty, but also a desire to support the interest of students in learning about IHL.  The IHL Student Writing Competition promotes and supports student interest and deepening scholarship in IHL by providing students with a tangible way to become more directly involved in the global discourse around IHL.

Please ask your CDO advisor about the poster that provides further details about the Competition and also look online on the Center’s website for comprehensive rules, submission guidelines and award information.

The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.


Sarasota County Bar Association Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an internship opportunity for first through third year law students of under-represented minority backgrounds (e.g. race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or socioeconomic background), who have an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation, to obtain summer placement in private law firms and governmental agencies in Sarasota County. The Scholarship Application is open to those aforementioned law students enrolled in Florida law schools and those enrolled in out-of-state law schools, but who have or having had family, school, or community ties to Sarasota County and are interested in practicing law in Sarasota County.

The Diversity Scholarship aims to foster an employment and collegial relationship between the law student/s and the legal employer/s and consequently enhance the diversity of the Sarasota legal community. At the conclusion of the student’s summer employment, the law school where the student matriculates will receive scholarship funds of up to $5,000.00 per student, to be used by the student for his/her law degree. The Diversity Intern also earns wages from the Employer.

The SCBA Diversity Committee assigns an attorney mentor to each Diversity Scholarship Intern. Along with the Internship Employer, the SCBA mentor coordinates the activities promoting the Diversity Scholarship Intern’s professional development during the internship period. The Diversity Scholarship Intern and the Diversity Scholarship Employer will be welcomed and recognized, respectively, at a reception by the SCBA and representatives from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

To apply, students must submit the application form and enclose any additional required attachments. Completed applications must be in the Community Foundation office by July 1, 2016. Applications may be e-mailed in a single .PDF document by midnight on July 1, 2016 at this email address under the subject “Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Application attached.” The original application is required to be returned to the Community Foundation via mail.

For a copy of the application form, questions or/and additional details, please ask your CDO advisor or click here.

U.S. Department of Justice Career Information Fair

Washington, D.C. area legal interns are invited to meet DOJ attorneys and recruitment professionals to learn more about DOJ employment and volunteer opportunities, including the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program.

When:                   Thursday, July 7, 2016, in the Great Hall from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where:                 Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 

Space is Limited. RSVP by June 24, 2016 here.

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management will confirm the first 100 reservations and provide additional instructions on security requirements and building access. Space is limited to no more than 10 students from any one law school.

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on Personal Injury Law and Practice

Sterling Education Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar as an introduction to their company. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please visit us online for information on our company.

They are holding a Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish seminarinTampa, Floridaon July 27, 2016 and would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to this seminar. The students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys.

Students who wish to register can call 715-855-0495 or register online. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.