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  February 22, 2013 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The OSCAR Working Group Established the 2013 Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan Dates
The 2013 Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan dates have been established and they are in August and September 2013. For more information on the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan, go to the OSCAR website, locate the Quick Links section on the lower right side of the home page, and click on the Federal Law Clerk Hiring Plan link.

Notre Dame Law School Smith Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition Call for Papers
Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics. All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. The competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished works. Entries must not exceed 50 pages, including notes, on 8.5 x 11 paper, double spaced, and standard font. Co-authored essays may be submitted. Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty of the Notre Dame Law School. A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry. All entries must be received before 5 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013. Please visit the website for additional information.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is Hosting the 2013 Patent Law Interview Program
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2013 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, August 1st and Friday, August 2nd in Chicago, Illinois. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students and students in Intellectual Property LL.M. programs. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and transcripts to bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the materials of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews. Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students. Online student registration for the Patent Law Interview Program is now open and will close on Monday, March 4. Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in the Career Development Office, Karen Warren, at kwarren@law.miami.edu.

The Union Internationale des Avocats Presents the Jacques Leroy International Prize Student Competition
The International Association of Lawyers (UIA) brings together over 2, 000 individual members and 200 bar, federation and association members, from more than 110 countries. The UIA is open to all lawyers around the world, both general practitioners and specialists. Its members also include legal professionals, judges, law students and teachers. The UIA is a multilingual and multicultural organization, and is the only major international lawyer organization to have adopted French, English and Spanish as its working languages. Students who wish to participate in this prize must send a dissertation (plea, study, commentary of a practical case) before June 30, 2013 that deals with the following theme: 'Fair Trade: How Can We Establish Rules That Are Specific and Realistic?' For additional information, please visit the CDO Blog or the UIA website.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Friday, March 1:
The Palm Beach County Bar Association Committee for Diversity & Inclusion Presents: Speed Networking for Law Students Coming Up On March 1st!
The Palm Beach County Bar Association Committee for Diversity & Inclusion Presents: Speed Networking for Law Students, in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Bar Association 2013 Bench Bar Conference. The conference takes place on March 1, 2013 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Immediately following the event (where you will learn about different areas of law from local attorneys), students are invited to attend a networking reception with local attorneys and judges. For more information, visit the CDO Blog or the website.

Tuesday, March 5:
Judicial Clerkships Nuts & Bolts Application Workshop, Room F-108, 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5:
CIA Information Session, Room E-265, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6:
Legal Corps CLE/ for LC Fellows, Legal Corps Office, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6:
The 15th Annual Informational Career Fair
The 15th Annual Informational Career Fair takes place on March 6th, from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m., on the Bricks. Career choices keeping you up at night? Get the answers at the annual Informational Career Fair. Take this opportunity to speak with attorneys practicing in different areas of law about how they got started in their fields and what it is really like to practice law on a daily basis. The fair will include attorneys working in small, midsize and large firms; public interest organizations; government agencies; the judiciary; and multinational corporations in a variety of practice areas. For additional information, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.

Monday, March 11:
Spring Break Starts

Thursday, March 21:
The Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Labor & Employment Section of the ABA Presents Careers in Labor & Employment Law, Room F-108, 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Learn about exciting and diverse careers in labor and employment law, and discover ways to become involved in the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. Speakers representing both management and employees will be in attendance. Pizza and soda will be served.


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  Monday, April 1:
Zelle Hofmann is Pleased to Announce a Call for Applications for the 2013 Diversity in Law Scholarship
The Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either are a member of a diverse group (broadly defined) that is historically underrepresented in the practice of law; or who demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity. Applicants must either be first-year law students or part-time (four-year program) or joint-degree students in their second year of law school at an ABA-accredited law school. The scholarship awards a total of $30,000.00 to be applied towards law school tuition, fees and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the second year of law school and the other half for the third year of law school, subject to certain conditions. The scholarship recipient will also be offered a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm offices for the summer following the first year of law school. To be considered for the Diversity in Law Scholarship, students should complete and submit an application and required documents.

Friday, April 5:
The Robert Masur Fellowship Is Accepting Applications For 2013
The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, etc. The fellowship recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium. Applications sent in via email will not be considered. For additional information and how to apply, please visit the CDO Blog.
Friday, April 12:
The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) 2013 Bar Study Scholarship
CFAWL is pleased to present the details for its second annual Bar Study Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission. The scholarship is meant to help the recipient while he or she studies for the Florida Bar Exam. It is made possible through the generous donations of CFAWL members, friends and CFAWL fundraising efforts. A scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July 2013 and who has promoted the CFAWL mission through CFAWL membership and/or volunteer work. This student will have demonstrated leadership and involvement on his or her campus and in the general community. Depending on CFAWL's fundraising success, two scholarships may be awarded.

Wednesday, May 1:
The AAJ Women for Social Justice Education Fund Mike Eidson Scholarship
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship, traditionally in the amount of $5,000.00, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiff lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. If you are interested in submitting an application, or wish to nominate someone for this scholarship, complete the required form and return to Catherine Rodman, by mail.

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