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  May 10, 2013 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and Microsoft Corporation Present The HNBA/Microsoft IP Law Institute
The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and Microsoft Corporation have announced a new, bold partnership designed to increase the number of Latino lawyers in U.S. intellectual property law. The highlight of the announcement was a Microsoft pledge of $200,000.00 over three years to help fund the new initiative called the HNBA/Microsoft IP Law Institute. The IP Law Institute will select up to 25 law students from law schools throughout the country to participate in a week long IP law immersion program. The costs of travel, lodging, meals and materials will be covered by the IP Law Institute. The IP Law Institute will provide substantive instruction, hands-on practical experience, writing workshops, visits to U.S. government institutions related to IP law (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit), briefings from leading IP practitioners and congressional and executive branch authorities and networking opportunities, that will give participants a broad understanding of IP law practice, as well as provide contacts and avenues for potential employment. The IP Law Institute will be anchored by a briefing on issues in an active patent litigation case followed by attending live oral arguments on the same case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Attendees will also receive a rare behind the scenes tour of the court and meet CAFC Judges and law clerks. Candidates must be law students in good standing at an ABA accredited law school and have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property law as a potential practice area. The inaugural program will take in Washington DC from July 8th to 12th, 2013. The applications are due May 15th. Only fully completed applications will be considered. All information and materials must be submitted using this website. For a representative itinerary for the IP Law Institute program, please visit the Career Development Office (CDO) or ask your CDO advisor.

Tax LL.M. Open House
Attend the Tax LL.M. Open House on Wednesday, May 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Ste. 4400, Miami, FL 33131. The program prepares you to dive into sophisticated, international tax planning and asset management. Discover how this program builds a better tax lawyer who develops the 'tax sense' necessary to resolve and tackle tax problems successfully. Speakers include Patricia Brown, Director, Graduate LL.M. Program in Taxation; Joseph Kellogg, LL.M. 2010, Wealth Planning Executive for WE Family Offices and President of STEP Miami (Society of Trust and Estate Professionals); and Gennette Faust, LL.M. 2012: Associate, Greenberg Traurig. You must sign up online to attend this event!

Registration for the 9th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF)is Now Open!
Georgia State University College of Law is hosting the 9th Annual Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in intellectual property law. Students will be able to interview for positions in various areas of IP, including patent, trademark, trade secrets and copyright law. To register for SIPJF, you must complete certain steps, one of which is completing a Participation Form. The Participation Form must be submitted to Karen Warren in the CDO on or before 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 17th. UM Law will pay your registration fee. For further information on the Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair and to obtain the materials in the SIPJF 2013 Full Packet, please visit the website or ask your CDO advisor.

Women in International Law Interest Group Seeks Mentors and Mentees!
The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL has a number of interest groups, one of which is the Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG). WILIG is now launching a mentoring program, matching female law students or new attorneys interested in professional development in the international law field with experienced female international lawyers. This mentoring program is the first of its kind in the international law arena and is designed to foster a new generation of female international lawyers. The mentoring program runs from Fall 2013 through Spring 2014, and applications are being accepted through July 1, 2013. Mentoring takes place locally, in a group setting, with a maximum of four mentees for every mentor. Mentors and mentees meet in person several times during the course of an academic year to discuss topics and engage in activities designed to help junior women enter and be successful in international law. Mentors will be provided with pre-planned meeting topics to structure meetings for their groups. Upon finishing the requirements of the one-year program, all participants will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, or to sign up, please visit the CDO Blog or ask your CDO advisor.

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Friday, May 24:
Women and Justice Fellowship-Avon Global Center for Women and Justice-Cornell University
The Avon Global Center for Women & Justice at Cornell Law School is seeking applications for the 2013-14 Women and Justice Fellowship. The Center works with judges, legal practitioners, civil society advocates and other stakeholders in an effort to end gender-based violence. The Center initiatives focus on advancing access to justice and the international rule of law, with an emphasis on defending the human rights of women and girls. This fellowship offers varied experience in the areas of international human rights and gender justice, including legal research and project management. In addition to working with the Center team, the Fellow will interact with students, faculty, judges and advocates from diverse countries, cultures and backgrounds. For more information, including responsibilities, duties, qualifications, requirements and how to apply, please visit Symplicity Posting ID #11158.

Friday, May 31:
The Summer 2013 ABA Public Services Clerkship
The Summer 2013 ABA Public Services Clerkship is open to incoming 2Ls and 3Ls at ABA-accredited law schools. The successful candidate must be a member of the ABA Law Student Division by the time the internship begins. The Public Services law clerk spends the summer researching and writing a publishable monograph on a substantive public interest law topic of concern to the Division and its committees. If of suitable quality, the monograph will be released as a downloadable document from the website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and a complete application is required in order to be considered. For details, see Symplicity Posting ID #11093 or visit the website.
Friday, May 31:
The Florida House of Representatives is Accepting Applications for the 2013-2014 Legislative Intern Program
The Florida House of Representatives is accepting applications for the 2013-14 Legislative Intern Program. The Legislative Intern Program offers a unique opportunity for college and graduate students to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and to participate in the work of the legislative branch of state government. Program participants are assigned to House committees, subcommittees and leadership offices. Under the guidance of senior House staff, their assignments may include research projects, bill drafting and analysis, oversight activities and other tasks relating to budget and policy areas. The 2013-14 Intern Program begins on October 4, 2013 and ends on May 23, 2014. Legislative Interns are paid $13.00 per hour. To be eligible, the applicant must be a Florida resident or be enrolled in a Florida school at the time of application. The forms and directions to apply are in the CDO.

Friday, June 21:
Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will soon launch their Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program, established in 2009 as a part of the ongoing efforts of the Firm to increase diversity both at the Firm, and in the legal profession as a whole. The Firm will offer three scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, to diverse law students who have excelled academically and who plan to contribute to the diversity objectives of Baker Donelson. Recipients will also be awarded a salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of the Firm offices. Applications are due by midnight, Friday, June 21, 2013. For selection criteria, application process and any questions, you may ask your CDO advisor or Jessie Howell at the CDO.

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Did You Know That You Can Obtain Valuable information and Make Networking Contacts By Attending Law School Workshops and Events?
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