Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – Employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities update:   Recently updated !

For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity.

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT (2 PAID POSITIONS) FOR PROFESSOR FINGERHUT [DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2015]

Who: All law students are eligible to apply

POSITION 1:

  • Updating a Florida criminal law and procedure practice guide for LexisNexis
  • Updating a Florida DUI practice guide for LexisNexis

This project will entail going through the manuscript and (a) checking for updated Florida case law and relevant federal law; (b) making sure case law already cited in the work is still good law; and (c) drafting the updates.

POSITION 2:

  • Archiving the personal papers, including client files, of a legendary criminal defense attorney, leading to a memoir or trial advocacy text

For this project, we will carefully go through the contents of each box and create a detailed inventory.

Requirements: Applicants must be hard-working, pleasant in spirit and able to research and write well. An interest in criminal law is preferred but not essential. A thirst for criminal defense (for the archiving project in particular) is a bonus.

Submission components: (1) Cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) writing sample

 

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WRITING COMPETITION update:   Recently updated !

THE ANNUAL JUSTICE ALTO ADAMS WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2015]

The Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library invite all students currently enrolled in an accredited Florida Law School to compete in the first Annual Justice Alto Adams Writing Competition.

Topic: Papers should be a scholarly endeavor and must have a legal theme on a topic of your choice

Awards: The winner will be awarded $500 and published in “Friendly Passages” magazine, which is electronically circulated to most members of the Florida Bar

Submission guidelines:

  1. The papers will be judged on legal reasoning, the difficulty or novelty of the legal issue addressed, general standards expected of serious work, and include a reference to a recognized citation system as well as the Fla.R.App.Pro. Rule 9.800
  2. The paper must be long enough to accommodate a well-treated topic but not exceed 5000 words
  3. Papers should be double spaced
  4. A student may submit a work that has been written as a school assignment but nothing that has been previously published
  • Send to: Submit electronically by email to lucielaw@bellsouth.net with the subject line “Justice Alto Adams Writing Competition 2015”

Complete details: Available @ rjslawlibrary.org/writingcompetition.htm

Contact: Please email Jim Walker at JimW@jimwalkerlaw.com with any questions


Career planning networking EVENT UPDATE:   Recently updated !

mindfulness in life and law: “STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR ATTORNEYS” WEBINAR [SEPTEMBER 1, 2015]

Please join to view a “Stress Management for Attorneys” webinar offered by the AIPLA Career & Practice Management Series.

Speakers:

  • Starla West, Executive Presence and Business Leadership Coach
  • Myra McCormack, Johnson & Johnson in-house counsel

Where: RDB 1004

When: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Complete details: Available @ calendar.fiu.edu/events/view/305400

Additional upcoming events: Available @ law.fiu.edu/students/office-student-services/mindfulness-life-law/mindfulness-upcoming-events/

*Please note: AIPLA offers many valuable resources, such as this free webinar, to its members. Law student membership is available for $25 annual dues

 

MIAMI-DADE FAWL – TABLE FOR EIGHT [SEPTEMBER 9, 2015]

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RSVP: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebftyu0r0f149add&llr=o5bqsbcab

 

LAW REVIEW AND JOURNAL TOPIC SELECTION NIGHT [SEPTEMBER 10, 2015]

The Institute for Justice, Miami-Dade FAWL and The Federalist Society invite FIU Law students to a reception to meet with practicing lawyers and members of the judiciary to discuss potential topics for their law review and journal articles this year. Members of the judiciary and practitioners will be introduced, and students will be encouraged to follow up with the judges and practitioners working in the fields that most interest them.

Where: K&L Gates LLP, Southeast Financial Center, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3900, Miami, FL 33131

When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Complete details: Available @ reactionmkt.klgates.com/rs/vm.ashx