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  April 6, 2012 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
How to Snag a Mentor (and Maybe a Job)!
How do I conduct an informational interview? What is the best way to find a mentor? If you have pondered these questions, be sure to read the recent blog post by Michael Maslanka, managing partner of the Dallas office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith. Mr. Maslanka serves as a guest blogger for The Careerist and offers valuable advice for networking and developing professional contacts.For information about Professional Development resources, contact Luevenia Wallace Sterling, Associate Director of Professional Development, at the CDO.

Diversity Job Fairs for 2012
The University of Miami School of Law participates in diversity job fairs with other law schools and organizations. These programs give students increased access to a broad range of employers and help accommodate employers unable to travel to University of Miami School of Law for on-campus interviews. Please read about the diversity job fairs to see if you would like to participate.

Attention 1L and 2L Students: Read the CDO Email About Fall Recruiting 2012
The Career Development Office recently sent you an email regarding important information about Fall Recruiting 2012. Fall Recruiting 2012 will include the On Campus Interview (OCI) and Resume Referral programs, off campus job fairs, government internship and honors programs and the judicial clerkship hiring season. Please save the CDO email so that you may refer to it throughout the summer. Despite its name, fall recruiting actually begins during the summer and some of the preparation will even take place this semester. As a result, it is important for you to be aware the information now so that you are as prepared as possible to participate in any and all aspects of Fall Recruiting 2012. More information about Fall Recruiting 2012 will be provided throughout the summer, so please be sure to check your Symplicity email account so as to not miss any important information. As a reminder, the CDO will remain open throughout the summer and your advisor will be available to work with you as you prepare for Fall Recruiting 2012.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Wednesday, April 11:
Judicial Clerkships Nuts & Bolts Application Workshop
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Room F-108. This is an important meeting for all 2Ls who will be applying for post-graduate judicial clerkships, beginning this summer. We will be covering information critical to the application process, including the timeline for applying to state and federal judges, the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR), as well as your application documents (e.g. resumes, cover letters, writing samples and letters of recommendation). Pizza will be served.

Monday, April 16:
3L Brown Bag Lunch Series with Akerman
12:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m., Room E-265. Michael March, litigation partner with the Miami Law firm Akerman, will present a candid discussion of life as a lawyer. How to navigate your career to avoid pitfalls and how to chart a course towards finding success. This candid discussion will provide career advice applicable to all 3L students, regardless of post-graduate employment status. All diverse 3Ls are encouraged to attend.

Friday, April 20:
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Internship Program Ends
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Perez, Director of Judicial Clerkships, at the CDO.

Tuesday, April 24:
Classes End
The CDO Newsletter will be published once a month for the summer and then resume every two weeks, commencing with the Fall semester. Good luck with finals!


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Monday, April 23:
Boutique Estate Planning Firm Seeks 2L for Internship
Boutique Coral Gables estate planning firm and financial services provider seeks 2L student for an internship position, to begin as soon as possible and to continue through the summer of 2012. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in taxation and estate planning. Financial services experience is preferred, but not required. This position offers hands-on experience drafting wills, trusts, probate documents and tax returns in a friendly working environment with flexible hours. Please refrain from contacting the employer directly. See Symplicity Job Posting #9439.

Friday, April 27:
Intern/Summer Associate Sought for Entertainment Law Firm in New York City
Work with very experienced entertainment music business law attorney in connection with various transactional matters, including drafting and review of various documents. Majority of work will involve working remotely. Receive great exposure to what the music industry has to offer. You will also work on copyright article for publishing. See Symplicity Posting #9445.

Rolling Basis:
Paid Public Interest Summer Job for 1Ls and 2Ls - Teach Criminal Law to Rising Ninth Graders in Legal Outreach Summer Law Institute
Legal Outreach, Inc. prepares urban youth from underserved communities to compete at high levels by using intensive legal and educational programming as a tool for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education. Legal Outreach seeks exceptional law students interested in law-related education to teach and co-lead the Summer Law Institutes held at Columbia Law School, NYU Law School, Fordham School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, New York Law School and St. John School of Law this summer. Coordinators will be paid $4,500 over the 10-week period. Although the deadline is noted as March 30, candidates are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Rolling Basis:
Miami Law Summer Clinics
Miami Law's award-winning clinics are exceptional training grounds and give students practical, hands-on lawyering while also helping needy and under-represented individuals in Miami. Each year, law students and faculty members help people from a wide range of areas: individuals threatened with eviction, youth aging out of foster care, refugees seeking asylum and low-income and elderly seeking help with will preparation. Clinics provide students with the unparalleled opportunity to work with clients, serve the public and acquire valuable legal skills. For many students, participating in a clinic is one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences they will have in law school.


  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That The University of Miami School of Law Externship Program Gives 2L, 3L and Domestic LL.M. Students an Opportunity to Gain Practical Legal Experience for Academic Credit?
For additional information, contact Sajani Desai in the CDO.