Thursday, August 7, 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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MIAMI BEACH OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY – FIU LAW STUDENT EXTERNS FALL 2014

The Office of the City Attorney for the City of Miami Beach is in the process of interviewing 2L and 3L students for their Fall extern program. They have expressed having excellent experiences with law student externs from FIU and are seeking FIU Law students who would like to be considered by their Office for the Fall semester – either for credit or as volunteers.

Who: 2Ls and 3Ls

Submission components: Resume

Send to: Deborah J. Turner, First Assistant City Attorney @ deboraturner@miamibeachfl.gov

 

DIPLOMACY FELLOWS PROGRAM [DEADLINE: AUGUST 29, 2014 AT 11:59 P.M.]

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2014 Diplomacy Fellows Program is now open.

Who: *U.S. citizenship is required

Complete details: Available @ careers.state.gov/work/fellowships/diplomacy-fellows

Application: Available @ usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376545900

Additional information: Available @ careers.state.gov/faqs

 

THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION (APA) PLANNING & LAW DIVISION’S (PLD) CURTIN FELLOWSHIP 2014-15 [DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2014]

The Planning and Law Division of the APA is pleased to announce that it is accepting application submissions from law students for its 2014-15 Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship.

If selected for an award by the PLD Fellowship Committee, the fellow’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with PLD membership recruitment and retention activities, creating web resources for membership, and significant involvement in PLD’s Early Career Program Committee. Fellowship benefits include contact with a network of nationally recognized leaders in the field; access to newsletters, webinars, educational sessions and online resources featuring current legal issues and trends relevant to planning; participation in planning and law networking events; and opportunities for leadership and volunteerism in the planning and law field.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants shall be students who intend to work as practicing planners or legal practitioners in the public or private sector and are:

  • Citizens of the U.S.; and
  • Students during the 2014-15 academic year who are:
  • 1L or 2L students enrolled in a three-year ABA-accredited law school program.**
  • 1L, 2L or 3L students enrolled in a four-year ABA-accredited law school program.**

**Law students entering their final year of law school may not apply due to conflicts between bar exam studies and the ability to complete the fellowship.

Submission components: Applicants for the Fellowship Program shall complete the application form and shall submit all of the following:

  • A personal and background statement written by the student, describing their interest in a career in planning and the law and describing what impact the student wants to make in the planning and law field. The statement should be single-spaced, with 1 inch margins and 12-point font, and no longer than 1,000 words.
  • 1 letter of recommendation in support of the student’s application and career goals;
  • Official transcripts of current course of study: 2L law students should submit law school transcripts, and 1L law students should submit undergraduate transcripts. Student should request transcript with adequate time for receipt by the PLD Fellowship Program Administrator no later than September 12, 2014;
  • A resume of work experience and background;
  • Verification of student enrollment (for current students) or a copy of an acceptance letter from a law school (for incoming students); and
  • The student’s signature on the application form.

Send to: Applications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file and emailed to Evan J. Seeman, Esq., Secretary/Treasurer of the PLD @ eseeman@rc.com

*PDF files should be titled in accordance with the following example: “ESeemanCurtinFellowApp2014.”

To verify the status of your application, send a request to eseeman@rc.com

Fellowship Announcement: Available @ planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/fellowship/pdf/fellowshipannouncement.pdf

Complete details and Application for download: Available @ planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/fellowship/

 

TRUJILLO VARGAS ORTIZ & GONZALEZ LLLP – LEGAL MARKETING INTERN (PAID POSITION) [DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2014]

Objective: The marketing intern will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its marketing, advertising, business development, event management, public relations, and community outreach plans. This will be accomplished through developing, maintaining, and expanding existing marketing channels/methodolgies, as well as identifying creative new channels/methodologies for connecting with the professional community and the public at large.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Manage Social Media and Website
  • Develop media content
  • Assist with product/service development
  • Identify all local influencers to determine referral sources
  • Assist with business development
  • Assist with customizing and disseminating press releases
  • Assist and manage client and professional events
  • Assist with event management and coordination
  • Assist in managing a (CRM) Customer Relationship Management System

Who: Desired class level 2D/3E

Where: 815 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Third Floor, Miami, FL 33145

When: Part-time, roughly 20 hours per week

Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a dynamic environment
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow-up skills
  • Proactive problem prevention and issue resolution leadership ability
  • Leadership potential
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Outlook required
  • Ability to learn other software programs
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Submission components: Resume

Send to: Kerry Tibor @ ktibor@trujillovargas.com

Contact: Kerry Tibor @ ktibor@trujillovargas.com

Additional information: Available @ trujillovargas.com

 

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WRITING COMPETITION update:

STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION – JUDICIAL EDUCATION AND THE ART OF JUDGING [DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 BY 11:59 P.M., CENTRAL TIME]

A student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law.  This year’s symposium, entitled “Judicial Education and the Art of Judging,” features the Honorable Duane Benton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit as keynote speaker as well as expert panelists from Canada and the United States.

Topic: Submissions should bear some relationship to the symposium topic of judicial education and the art of judging, broadly defined.  There is no requirement that papers discuss U.S. law.

Eligibility: The writing competition is open to all persons enrolled on April 1, 2014, in a program of higher education leading to a degree in law (including but not limited to the J.D., LL.B., LL.M. or S.J.D.).  Applicants may be of any nationality and may be affiliated with degree-providing institutions located in any country.  Papers that have been accepted for publication elsewhere are not eligible for the writing competition.

Submission requirements:

Submissions must be in English and should be between 20-25 pages in length, including footnotes in Bluebook form.  The text of the paper must be typed and double spaced pages in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins.  Footnotes may appear single spaced in 10 point Times New Roman font.  The title of the paper must appear on every page of the submission.  The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the submission itself.

A separate document should be provided including (1) the author’s full name, address, telephone number and email address; (2) the degree-granting institution where the author is enrolled, as well as the degree sought and the anticipated year of graduation; (3) the title of the submission; and (4) the date of the submission.

Send to: Papers must be electronically submitted to:

Professor S.I. Strong

University of Missouri School of Law

strongsi@missouri.edu

Criteria: Submissions will be judged by a committee of Lawyers Conference members.  The following factors will be considered:

  • Legal analysis
  • Thoroughness and depth of topic
  • Contribution to the scholarship in the field
  • Evaluation of judicial precedents, statutes and legal authorities

Awards: The Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association is pleased to offer a $250 prize for the competition winner, a $50 prize for the second place winner and an honorable mention for the third place winner

Additional information: Available @ law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/2014/writing.html

Contact: Questions should be directed to Professor S.I. Strong @ strongsi@missouri.edu or @ 573.882.2465

 

2014 STUDENT LAW AND TECHNOLOGY WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3, 2014 BY MIDNIGHT EST]

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2014 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition.  All law students across the country will be eligible to compete in the writing competition for cash prizes and a chance to be published in a future issue of the Journal.

Topic: The entries must focus on topics at the intersection of technology and the law

Submission guidelines: Available @ jolt.richmond.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Richmond-JOLT-Writing-Competition-Guidelines.pdf

Entry form: Available @ jolt.richmond.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Richmond-JOLT-Writing-Competition-Entry-Form.pdf

Send to: Email all completed entries along with an entry form to jolt@richmond.edu and include “Student Law and Technology Writing Competition” in the subject line

Awards: The first place prize is $1,500 and the second place prize is $700.  Additionally, one student from the University of Richmond will be awarded the Rick Klau prize of $300.

Contact: Please direct any questions you may have to jolt@richmond.edu

Additional information: Available @ jolt.richmond.edu/index.php/2014studentlawandtechnologywriting-competition


Career planning networking EVENT UPDATE:

CABA PRESENTS “GETTING THE JOB AND KEEPING IT: A PANEL AND COCKTAIL” [AUGUST 14, 2014]

Where: Greenberg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131

When: 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Complete details and flyer with featured speakers: Available @ cabaonline.com/events/caba-presents-getting-job-and-keeping-it

 

FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS (FAWL) MIAMI-DADE CHAPTER – TABLE FOR EIGHT [AUGUST 14, 2014]

The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL has a number of events occurring during the next few months – this is one of the many opportunities, continue to check for upcoming events @ mdfawl.org/events

Join Board Member Alicia Welch and a small group of Miami-Dade FAWL Members for a “Table-for-Eight” lunch featuring Julie Siefkas-Marin, Director and Senior Associate Counsel for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

Who: *This is a members-only event

Where: La Loggia, 68 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

When: 12:00 P.M.

Registration: To register, contact Alicia Welch @ awelch@wsh-law.com

Complete details: Available @ mdfawl.org/event/table-for-eight-meet-julie-siefkas

 

REMINDER: HNBA – ANNUAL MEETING & CAREER FAIR [DEADLINE TO BUY TICKETS: AUGUST 29, 2014]

Registration: Available @ multisoftevents.com/HNBAAM14/Attendee/Register.aspx

Agenda: Available @ hnba.com/files/warehouse_attachment_1407169661.pdf

[For complete details, check Thursday, May 29 Blog Post and view at Symplicity]

 

16TH ANNUAL NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS CONFERENCE [OCTOBER 17-18, 2014]

Where: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD

Registration: Available @ peggybrowningfund.org/workers-rights-conference/how-to-register

Registration deadlines:

  • August 28, 2014: If you are asking the Peggy Browning Fund to pay for airfare
  • October 2, 2014: For all others

Program schedule: Available @ peggybrowningfund.org/workers-rights-conference/program-schedule

Complete details: Available @ peggybrowningfund.org/workers-rights-conference

Additional information: Available @ peggybrowningfund.org

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like any further information, such as a Conference Brochure or a FAQs file, please request from the Ovadia CP&P Office @ lawcareer@fiu.edu

Contact: For more information, call 267.273.7990 ext. 2 or email @ mmoffa@peggybrowningfund.org