The University of Miami School of Law Career Development Office (CDO) provides counsel to students with disabilities. Each Miami Law student is assigned to a Career Advisor (all of whom are licensed attorneys) in their first year of law school.
Advisors meet one-on-one with students in order to put an individual job search strategy in place, and together with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) counsel and assist students on issues related to accommodations in the workplace and disclosure, among many others.
All advisors stay appraised of the opportunities available to disabled students through regular updates from the Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion.
Additionally, the University of Miami School of Law participates in the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). WRP is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense and gives students with disabilities the opportunity to secure an internship with the federal government for full-time and summer positions.
Further, the CDO encourages students to attend the IMPACT Career Fair, held in early August in Washington, DC. This fair is geared specifically towards students with disabilities and provides them with a fantastic networking opportunity from which a number of students secure employment.
Finally, the CDO maintains a page on the ODS website and publishes a weekly diversity digest which includes current opportunities and links to relevant resources. Students with disabilities interested in pursuing internships or careers in the government should e-mail Iris Morera for more information.
Sarah Klein, a Student Development Director at Miami Law who works closely with students with disabilities to provide them with counseling and resources, was awarded the 2010 Dr. Robert Greenberg Award for Innovation by the Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD). Read more.