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  June 8, 2012 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Attend "Impact Investing in Latin America: Capital Driving Economic and Social Returns" on June 14, 2012
Impact Investing in Latin America: Capital Driving Economic and Social Returns will take place on June 14, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Greenberg Traurig LLP, Wells Fargo Center, 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL. Reception to follow. Distinguished investors, business leaders and non-profit representatives in Miami will discuss impact investing trends and prospects in Latin America. Participants will explore how for-profit investment can advance social development and bring viable solutions to challenges in education, poverty alleviation, public health, urbanization and the environment. Experts will address social investments being made in Latin America, ways of measuring social return, opportunities for private companies and governments, and the development of an alternative asset class for impact investment. RSVP required.

Fall Recruiting 2012
Information about Fall Recruiting 2012 will be emailed to all returning students by early July. Fall Recruiting 2012 is a collection of programs coordinated by the Career Development Office (CDO) for employers interested in interviewing University of Miami law students for summer and post-graduate positions. These programs include the Fall On Campus Interview (OCI) Program, Resume Referral and Direct Contact Program, Fall Externship Program and Spring Externship Program. At different points throughout the summer and fall semester, students will have opportunities to apply for positions with a wide variety of employers participating in one or more of these programs. Please be sure to read any emails from the CDO pertaining to this program so that you do not miss key deadlines.

The Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair - Registration Now Open!
In 2011, 25 participating employers extended 34 offers of employment to 78 interviewing students at the Indianapolis Bar Association ("IBA") Diversity Job Fair. Be it big firm, small firm, government agency or a corporate environment, if you are looking to network and secure a job in Indianapolis, then consider attending IBA Diversity Job Fair. One $2,500 scholarship will be presented to an interviewing student at the keynote luncheon. For networking opportunities, the reception on Thursday allows students to meet employers with whom they might not have a secured interview. In addition to a resume review and a what you need to know workshop, a keynote lunch is also offered where students can interact with firm management, judiciary and Bar leaders. Employers are all local to Indianapolis; if you are interested in practicing law in a Midwestern city that offers a metropolitan lifestyle, sign up now. Student registration deadline is June 18, 2012. There is no fee for students to register for the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.

Washington DC Interview Program (WDCIP) and Los Angeles Interview Program (LAIP)
Bidding for these two job fairs will begin soon. Students who pre-registered for this job fair will receive an email with bidding instructions in June. All Miami law students interested in this job fair who did not pre-register should contact Nirva Pierre-Louis in the CDO to receive the information and be added to the WDCIP or LAIP mailing list. Please specify in your email which job fair(s) you would are interested in.
 

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  
 

Friday, June 15:
The 2012 Cooley LLP Diversity Fellowship Deadline Has Been Extended
The 2012 Cooley LLP Diversity Fellowship is an initiative targeted to first year-law students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity in their communities. Recipients of the Fellowship receive a monetary award to assist with their law school tuition and will participate in the 2013 Summer Associate Program. The press release announcing the Diversity Fellowship is posted on the website.The application deadline was recently extended to June 15, 2012. For the application and additional information, ask your CDO advisor.

Friday, June 15:
Apply Today for a Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Fellowship!
The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate (RPTE) Law Fellows Program encourages the active involvement and participation of young lawyers in Section activities. The goal of the program is to give young lawyers an opportunity to become involved in the substantive work of the RPTE Section, while developing into future leaders. The Fellowship appointment is for two years.

Friday, June 22:
Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Deadline Coming Up!
Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among people are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2012. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2013 in one of the following offices of the firm: Birmingham, AL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN; or Houston, TX. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. For the application and additional information, ask your CDO advisor.

Saturday, September 1:
The George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship
Lane Powell PC has more than 135 years of commitment to the community. This commitment is reflected in its hiring and promotion of women and individuals from diverse backgrounds. As part of this commitment to diversity, the firm has created the George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship. The George V. Powell Scholar will be a 2013 summer associate in the Seattle or Portland office of Lane Powell and receive a $7,500.00 scholarship toward tuition and expenses during the third year of law school. All application materials must be received by September 1, 2012 to be considered for the 2013 Program. For more information on the summer associate program, please contact your CDO advisor.

Varied Deadlines:
Legal Clinics at the Academic Center of Law and Business, Israel
The Academic Center of Law and Business in Israel (CLB) is a private non-profit college which offers degrees in law, business administration and accounting. CLB operates 9 legal clinics as part of its Human Rights Program. Supervised by experienced faculty members, students gain invaluable field experience by providing aid and representation to the community and helping to advance social issues in Israel. CLB's legal clinic for Human Rights recently set an important - national and international - precedent striking down an Israeli law allowing for the privatization of prisons. The Migrant Rights Legal Clinic deals with individual cases and impact litigation, including the upcoming petition to the High Court of Justice regarding the constitutionality of new anti-infiltration law, which imposes mandatory three years detention on infiltrators. The Capital Market Legal Clinic promotes investor rights in the Israeli economy. The Corporate Social Responsibility Legal Clinic has conducted research and action on various issues such as aggressive tax planning, ethical investment and the Israeli food industry. The Clinic for Environmental and Social Change works within the framework of the critical school of thought and its activity is based on the assumption that environmental injustice is connected to existing power structures. For more information, please call HOPE or ask your CDO advisor.

 

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Sunday, June 17:
The Faculty Senate at University of Miami is Seeking a Summer Intern
The Faculty Senate at University of Miami is seeking a summer intern to work part-time (up to 20 hours/per week). The intern will manage an oral history project reviewing and reporting on the early days of the Faculty Senate. The project will require some review and analysis of historical documents, but most of the research will be conducted by interviewing former members of the Faculty Senate. Interested 2L and 3L students with strong writing skills are encouraged to apply. Students with journalism, communications and history backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. The salary for this position is $13/hour. To apply, please see Symplicity Posting #9717 or email the CDO for application instructions.


Saturday, July 14:
Immigration Law Offices in Miami Seeking Law Clerk
Immigration Law Offices in Miami is seeking a 1L student as a Law Clerk to assist attorneys with preparation and review of files for Immigration Law cases. For information, check Symplicity posting #9550.


Tuesday, July 31:
The Minority Trial Lawyer Newsletter Seeks Legal Interns
The Minority Trial Lawyer Newsletter needs law students to contribute short pieces that discuss current news and developments. If you are interested, please see Symplicity Posting #9781.

Monday, September 17:
The Just the Beginning Foundation: Share the Wealth Law Clerk Program
The Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF) is an organization dedicated to fostering racial diversity among law clerks serving in the federal and state judiciary. The JTBF Share the Wealth Law Clerk Program is a special opportunity to be considered for six federal district court clerkships in one interview. The program is aimed at encouraging more minorities to apply for federal judicial clerkships. The participating judges accept and consider law clerk applicants of all backgrounds, and this opportunity is merely an effort in addition to, not in lieu of, traditional application channels. For further information regarding how to apply to the Program, please visit the website.


Friday, October 12:
The Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship Applications Now Available
The Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship offers the opportunity for recent law school and public policy school graduates to develop the experience, skills and network critical to a rewarding career in public interest advocacy. BPI Fellows have gone on to become the executive director of a non-profit organization that serves youth interests, practice affordable housing law, accept a full-time staff position with BPI and more. In addition to receiving an invaluable learning opportunity by engaging in BPI's day-to-day work, Fellows receive an annual salary of $46,000 with medical and dental coverage. Debt service on law school or graduate school loans for the duration of the Fellowship may be available, based on need. The duration of the Fellowship term is one year, renewable for a second, beginning in the summer or fall.

 

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That For 3L Students Who Are Conducting a Job Search Outside of South Florida, the CDO is Able to Request Limited Reciprocity Services From the Career Center of an Out-of-Area Law School, Allowing Students to Use the Career Resources of Another Law School?
For additional information, ask your CDO advisor or Davian Darby in the CDO.