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  August 3, 2012 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Read "Watch Your Table Manners," a Great Article on Tips and Etiquette for a Luncheon Interview
Did you ever receive a callback interview when you were taken to lunch by a potential employer? Were you nervous about the luncheon setting? It is true that bad table manners are inexcusable. In this competitive market especially, you cannot afford to make mistakes, even ones as superficial as how you utilize your silverware. For a good article on how to handle an interview meal, visit The Careerist and read the article titled Watch Your Table Manners by Vivia Chen. The author lists table etiquette which should come in handy in such situations.

Legal Corps is Finalist in Awards Contest: Vote to Help it Win!
Miami Law's Legal Corps program has been selected as one of five finalists in the human rights category for the Southern region for the CLASSY Awards. Now in its fourth year, the CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic award ceremony in the country and the event celebrates the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. The Miami Law Legal Corps is an ambitious postgraduate fellowship program that places our recent law graduates in public sector organizations globally. To date, 148 fellows have participated in the program and 104 fellows have been hired by their host organizations or have found outside employment since participating in the program. In order to advance, Miami Law's Legal Corps program needs your vote before July 26th. To vote, visit the website, select South from the list of regions and scroll to the Human Rights category and select the Miami Law Legal Corps.

Welcome to the Peace and Collaborative Development Network
The Peace and Collaborative Network is a free professional networking site (with over 25,500 members from around the world) to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields. REGISTER and create your own profile, contribute to a DISCUSSION TOPIC, start a BLOG, CHAT on conflict related topics, INVITE OTHERS to join, view a VIDEO, visit our INTERVIEW section with leading practitioners, and more.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Friday, August 3:
Free Cinema Event for Law Students
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), South Florida Chapter, invites you to attend their FOOD TRUCK CINEMA EVENT this Friday. August 3rd, from 5:30pm-10:30pm. This is an event designed for the entire South Florida legal community to network and support the work of the Legal Aid Services organizations in the tri-county area. The movie shown is The Paper Chase and starts at 8:15 p.m. This is a free event (free admission, parking, movie and popcorn), except for the food & drinks purchased from the 20+ food trucks that will be there. The location is JM Lexus at 5350 W. Sample Road, Margate, 1 Mile West of the Turnpike. For further details e-mail the ACC at Events@ACCA-SFL.com.

Friday, September 14:
Call for Application Submissions for the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship 2012-13
The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association serves those who seek to understand the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession. The purpose of the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. The Fellowship Program is open to first and second year law students. One fellowship with a stipend of $3,000 is awarded per academic year. The stipend includes a $2,000 award and a $1,000 membership and Annual Conference stipend. The term of the fellowship is approximately ten months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters) and will include approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow will conduct his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where they live or attend school. For additional information about responsibilities, benefits, application requirements, etc., please visit the website.

Applications for the 2013 AAJ/Leesfield Student Scholarship Are Now Being Accepted
Sponsored by Ira Leesfield and the American Association for Justice (AAJ), this scholarship has been established to award $2,500 to a law student for attendance at AAJ Annual Convention. The 2013 Annual Convention will be held in San Francisco,California. This scholarship is available to first and second year AAJ Law Student Members. Applications must include a resume, a statement of financial need, a 500-word written request substantiating your commitment to preserving the civil justice system, up to three recommendations and a completed form verifying your student status. Every applicant must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please check the website at http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/justice/hs.xsl/1742.htm periodically for the application and updates.

Varied Deadlines:
Continue to Check Symplicity and Emails for Important Fall Recruiting Deadlines and Updates, Including Participating Employers
New employers are being added to the Fall Recruiting 2012: Fall OCI Program. Please continue to regularly check Symplicity and your email account for important Fall Recruiting updates, including participating employers. If you have any questions about Fall Recruiting 2012, please contact Nirva Pierre-Louis in the CDO or your CDO advisor.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, August 17:
The Law Firm Cohen & Grigsby Seeking Rising 2L Applicants Summer 2013
The law firm Cohen & Grigsby is seeking rising 2L (class of 2014) applicants for its summer associate program in Pittsburgh, PA. Top 20% of the class required. Moot court/mock trial and/or law review/journal preferred. Cohen & Grigsby is made up of more than 130 experienced attorneys who practice in more than 30 distinct areas of the law including: business and tax, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, public finance, public affairs, emerging business, ERISA and employee benefits, bankruptcy and creditor rights, estates and trusts, immigration, intellectual property, international business, litigation, labor and employment and nonprofit organizations. See Symplicity Job Posting #9696.

Friday, August 24:
OGC Summer Honors Law Clerk Program
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the chief legal advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency with primary responsibility for implementing the nation's environmental laws. OGC attorneys provide counsel to EPA policy makers on legal issues associated with implementing these environmental laws, as well as the laws governing the day-to-day operations of a federal agency. OGC operates a highly competitive, 12-week Summer Honors Program for law clerks who have completed their second year (or the equivalent for part-time students) at an American Bar Association accredited law school. OGC seeks law clerks with strong academic credentials who have a demonstrated interest in environmental, administrative, government operations, civil rights, or public interest law. The effectiveness of EPA's legal responsibilities depends upon the recruitment and hiring of excellent and diverse legal talent. These are paid positions and law clerks can expect to gain experience researching and writing about administrative, environmental, and general law issues. Law clerks also are assigned individual mentors and have opportunities to participate in client meetings, attend field trips, and improve professional skills. Students whose schools are part of the Symplicity network should apply through that website in accordance with the posted instructions from their schools. See Symplicity Job Posting #9490.

Friday, September 21:
The Federal Communications Commission Has An Attorney Honors Program
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Attorney Honors Program is a two-year employment and training program designed to introduce law school graduates to the field of communications law and policy. The FCC began accepting applications for the Fall 2013 class from law students in their final year of study and judicial clerks. Honors Program attorneys will participate in the varied aspects of federal administrative practice, as they relate to the oversight of television, radio, cable, wireless, wireline, satellite and other communications services and facilities. Attorneys at the FCC draft decisions in adjudicatory and rulemaking matters, work with internal and external constituencies to resolve complex policy issues before the agency, participate in international negotiations, represent the FCC in dealings with other government agencies, Congress and the private sector, and defend FCC decisions in the federal courts. All Honors Program participants will work at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC and will be assigned to one of the agency bureaus. Selection for the Honors Program is highly competitive. Before making a selection, the FCC reviews many facets of a candidate's background, including academic achievement, writing skills, law review and/or moot court experience, clinic or extracurricular activities, and demonstrated interest in government service and/or the communications industry. Graduating students and judicial clerks with strong qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Rolling Basis:
Women's Link Has Internship Opportunities Abroad
Women's Link was founded in 2001. They have regional offices in Europe (Madrid, Spain) and Latin America (Bogota, Colombia) and are a bilingual organization, working in both English and Spanish in many different parts of the world. Women's Link Worldwide is an international human rights non-profit organization working to ensure that gender equality is a reality around the world. Women's Link has an internship program where students can apply either for the Madrid or Bogota offices. The Gender Justice Observatory (GJO) also offers students the possibility of long distance collaborations. Students could work by doing research on case-law by country, jurisdiction or subject matter or by doing the summaries of selected decisions.


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