Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities update:

For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity @: law-fiu-csm.symplicity.com/students/

 

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NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT (NELP) – 2015 SUMMER LEGAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY [DEADLINE: ROLLING BASIS]

Where: New York City

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Resume, (2) cover letter, and (3) writing sample

Send to: internship@nelp.org (with the subject line “Summer Legal Internship”)

*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to apply as early as possible

Complete details: Available @ nelp.org/page/-/Administrative/NELP-Summer-Legal-Internship-2015.pdf

Additional information: Available @ nelp.org/

 

THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONALISM (SCOP) FELLOWSHIP

The scope and function of the Standing Committee on Professionalism (SCOP) is to assist the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism in implementing programs, events, and activities to promote professionalism throughout the state.  The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism works with the Commission and Center in fulfilling the vision and mission. The FIU College of Law Center for Professionalism and Ethics is a resource clearinghouse for articles in partnership with the Henry Latimer Center.

As a SCOP fellow, you will review and collect potential ethics and professionalism cases and articles for the clearinghouse.  You will also work with the members of the committee to prepare quarterly reports of the cases articles found.

Time commitment: There is no hourly commitment for this project, but you should commit to completing at least 30 hours for at least one semester

Contact: If you are interested, please contact Professor Phyllis Kotey @ koteyp@fiu.edu

 

LSRJ – REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (RJFP) [DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 3, 2014]

In 2010, LSRJ launched a funded legal fellowship program for current 3Ls and recent law school graduates interested in working to advance reproductive justice through policy advocacy. Following a tremendous response from students and advocates in the field, LSRJ successfully selected and placed 6 Reproductive Justice (RJ) Fellows with 6 organizations in Washington, D.C. for the 2010-2011 fellowship year.

The RJFP is intended to enhance capacity at reproductive justice organizations working to influence law and policy and to build a pipeline for future reproductive justice lawyers. The RJ Fellows are each paid $50,000 plus benefits and placed with placement organizations in Washington, D.C. for a year-long program (running August to August) that includes mentoring, professional development, training, and networking opportunities.

Given the increasingly volatile and hostile climate surrounding women’s reproductive health and rights, LSRJ is deeply gratified by the passion displayed by these new lawyers to pursue work in reproductive rights, health, and justice.  We are thrilled to be able to provide entry points into the field and to help build capacity at organizations working to promote reproductive justice for all people.

Complete details for the 2015-2016 Reproductive Justice Federal Fellowship and Application: Available @ lsrj.org/documents/rjfp/15-16_RJ_Federal_Fellow_Application.pdf

Complete details for the 2015-2016 Reproductive HIV Fellowship and Application: Available @ lsrj.org/documents/rjfp/15-16_RJ_HIV_Fellow_Application.pdf

Additional information: Available @ rjfp.lsrj.org/

 

ABA – LAW STUDENT DIVISION FELLOWSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, EXTERNSHIPS, & RESUME BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • 2014-2015 GLOBAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIPS [DEADLINE: ROLLING BASIS] Awarded to highly qualified law students or recent graduates in support of atrocity prevention and accountability, with particular emphasis on the ABA-ICC Project. Fellowships are funded by the Planethood Foundation, an organization established by Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremburg prosecutor and his son, Don, to promote international justice, rule of law, and conflict resolution. For more information, please contact Michael Pates, Director, Center for Human Rights @ Michael.Pates@americanbar.org. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and the Planethood Foundation.
  • BUSINESS LAW SECTION DIVERSITY CLERKSHIP PROGRAM [DEADLINE: DECEMBER 26, 2014] The Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program encourages students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law by placing 9 students in business courts across the country, and providing a $6,000 stipend.

 

FELLOWSHIPS AT AUSCHWITZ FOR THE STUDY OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (FASPE) [DEADLINE: DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015]

FASPE is a set of innovative programs for students in professional schools designed to address contemporary ethical issues through a unique historical context. The Fellowships provide journalism, law, medical, seminary, and business students with a structured program of study that initially focuses on the role of their chosen professions in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and uses that historic focus as a framework for the consideration of contemporary ethical issues. Through an all-expenses-paid two-week summer intensive course in New York, Germany, and  Poland, students will explore such topics as The Rule of Law vs. Lawlessness; The Role and Limits of Bioethics; The Goals of Morality in the Face of Evil; The Responsibility to Report; and Ethical Limitations on Profit-Seeking.

Submission components: Available @ mjhnyc.org/faspe/apply.html

Complete details: Available @ mjhnyc.org/faspe/

 

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WRITING COMPETITION update:

COMMON CAUSE DEMOCRACY PRIZE – “GERRYMANDER STANDARD” WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27, 2015]

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Common Cause is the original citizens’ lobby, founded in 1970 by John Gardner, and still battling for open, honest and accountable government in Washington, D.C. and in all 50 states.

They are pleased to announce the inaugural Common Cause “Gerrymander Standard” Writing Competition.  The Supreme Court has long suggested there is a limit for what is acceptable partisan gerrymandering, but like obscenity, so far the line is undefined and left to courts to know it when they see it. The Court has said that it is willing to hear constitutional challenges to partisan gerrymandering, but existing legal theories have been insufficient to empower citizens with the tools they need to overturn partisan gerrymanders in court.  This is your chance to change that.

Topic: Papers proposing a new definition of partisan gerrymandering or further developing an existing standard

Eligibility: Legal and social science practitioners, scholars, and students are invited to submit papers

Submission guidelines: Do not include any information identifying yourself in the paper. Include your name, phone number, and address only in the body of the cover email. Complete submission requirements available @ commoncause.org/issues/voting-and-elections/redistricting/contest-submission-details.pdf

Send to: contest@commoncause.org

Awards: Winning papers will be selected by a distinguished panel of former State Supreme Court Justices, litigators, and election scholars. Prizes will be as follows:

  • 1st place – $5,000
  • 2nd place – $3,000
  • 3rd place – $2,000

The top entries will also be published in Election Law Journal, the leading academic publication in the elections field. Common Cause will cover expenses for winners to travel to Washington, DC in the fall of 2015 to present their papers.

Complete details: Available @ commoncause.org/issues/voting-and-elections/redistricting/gerrymander-standard-writing-competition.html

Contact: Please email contest@commoncause.org with any questions


Career planning networking EVENT UPDATE:

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LAW SOCIETY (ESLS) NETWORKING EVENT [TODAY: OCTOBER 23, 2014]

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LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS NETWORKING WITH A PURPOSE [OCTOBER 29, 2014]

Please join Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida as they spotlight their local legal associations and raise funds for the RMHC of South Florida. The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in South Florida.

Where: Bilzin Sumberg, 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 2300, Miami, FL 33131

When: 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Entry fee: $25 Pre-registration via PayPal and $30 at the door (all entry fees and raffle ticket sales will be donated entirely to RMHC)

Registration: Available @ rmhcsouthflorida.org/donation/

Complete details: Available @ rmhcsouthflorida.org/mission/

 

CUBAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (CABA) [OCTOBER 30, 2014]

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RSVP: Available @ CABA @ FIU Networking Happy Hour

 

KOZYAK MINORITY MENTORING FOUNDATION – ANNUAL MINORITY MENTORING PICNIC [NOVEMBER 1, 2014]

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[For additional details, check Thursday, September 4 Blog Post and view at Symplicity]

 

JUDICIAL HOLIDAY RECEPTION [DECEMBER 11, 2014]

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RSVP: Available @ cvent.com/events/2014-judicial-holiday-reception/registration