Friday, August 29, 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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U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC): SUMMER 2015 STUDENT HONORS PROGRAM (LEGAL) [DEADLINE: OCTOBER 13, 2014 BY 11:59 P.M. ET]

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals for its 2015 Summer Honors Program in the Washington, DC Home Office and our 11 Regional Offices.  They offer law students robust responsibilities and experiences that enhance their legal careers. Over the course of the ten-week program, students work with Commission staff on projects particular to the specific Division or Office to which they are assigned. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in seminars/workshops, roundtable discussions, a mentoring program, and tours that will provide detailed information and guidance on securities laws.

Who: 2Ls and 3Ls (*3Ls graduating in May 2015 are NOT eligible to participate)

Where: Miami, FL; Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO

When: 10 weeks

Requirements:

GPA: 3.0 or higher preferred

Submission components: (1) Resume, (2) cover letter, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) writing sample (no more than 5-10 pages)

*Your single PDF must be labeled: LASTNAMEFIRSTNAME (i.e. SmithJohn)

*Applications will be reviewed in late November

*If you are interested in applying to an office other than the Miami Regional Office, submit your application ASAP as the postings are reviewed on a rolling basis in some of the other offices

Contact: If you have any questions, you may contact Lisa T. Roberts, Chief, Attorney Advisor @ 305.982.6358

Complete details and application instructions: Available @ usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376683300

 

2015-2017 HANNA S. COHN EQUAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014]

Applications are currently being accepted for the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship, an exciting two year public interest fellowship opportunity.

The Fellow will be placed at the Empire Justice Center, a statewide, multi‐issue, multi‐strategy non‐profit law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor and low income families live.  The Fellow will work with advocates in Empire Justice Center’s Rochester, New York office representing low‐income clients in complex areas of litigation and other types of advocacy.

The Fellowship is being funded in memory of Hanna S. Cohn, a remarkable attorney who began her 25‐year career in poverty law as a public interest fellow. Hanna was the Executive Director of Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP), a pro bono program that, because of Hanna’s leadership, is recognized as one of the best of its kind in the country.

Who: Students entering or in their 3L year

Where: Rochester, NY

When: A full-time position for the term beginning September 2014 and ending August 2017

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Application, (2) cover letter (1-2 pages), (3) official law school transcript, (4) resume, and (5) 2 letters of recommendation

Send to:

ELECTRONIC entries: fellow@empirejustice.org

MAILED entries: *If mailed, NO staples

Kristi Hughes

Hanna S. Cohn Fellowship Administrator

c/o Empire Justice Center

Telesca Center for Justice

One West Street, Suite 200

Rochester, NY 14614

Contact: With any questions, please contact Kristi Hughes, Fellowship Administrator @ 585.295.5817

Complete details: Available @ empirejustice.org/about-us/job-announcements/hanna-s-cohn-fellowship.html

Application: Available @ empirejustice.org/assets/pdf/hanna-fellowship/hanna-s-cohn-2015-17-equal-1.pdf

 

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: SPRING 2015 STUDENT HONORS PROGRAM (LEGAL) [DEADLINE: OCTOBER 21, 2014 BY 11:59 P.M. ET]

Who: 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls

Complete details and application instructions: Available @ usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378072000

[For additional details, check the SEC posting above regarding their Summer Program as many of the details/requirements are the same]

 

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SCHOLARSHIP update:

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES (NAWJ) – SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST [DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014]

FIU Law is proud to announce the NAWJ scholarship contest.

Who: All current FIU Law students are encouraged to apply

Requirements: To apply, submit an essay of no more than 500 words to lawadmit@fiu.edu. Your essay must address the following question:

Why are fair and impartial courts a sacred tenet of our democracy?

Award: The winning author will receive a $500 scholarship, funded by District 5 of the NAWJ. The winning entry will be announced on Thursday, October 2 at the Separation of Powers in Danger – a panel discussion hosted by FIU Law and sponsored by the Informed Voters Project.


Career planning networking EVENT UPDATE:

FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS (FAWL) MIAMI-DADE CHAPTER – TABLE FOR EIGHT [SEPTEMBER 16, 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 Madelin D’Arce and a small group of Miami-Dade FAWL Members for a “Table-for-Eight” dinner, featuring County Court Judge Jason Dimitris.

Who: *This is a members-only event

Where: Bricktops, 2418 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134

When: 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Registration: To register, contact Madelin D’Arce, Esq. @ mdarce@miamilawoffice.com

Complete details: Available @ mdfawl.org/event/table-for-eight-meet-county-court-judge-jason-dimitris

 

DADE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (DCBA) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE PRESENTS: MODEL BEHAVIOR – RIGHT OF PUBLICITY ISSUES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY [SEPTEMBER 17, 2014]

Speakers will include:

  • Kara Paldino, NBCUniversal
  • Joanna N. Klein, Viacom International Media Networks
  • Richard Wolfe, Wolfe Law Miami
  • Karen Stetson, Gray Robinson

Where: Hampton Inn (Brickell), 50 SW 12th Street, Meeting Room IBIS

When: 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Cost:

  • Members: $40
  • Non-Members: $50

Complete details and registration: Available @ dadecountybar.org/intellectual-property-seminar/

 

4TH ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT LAW SYMPOSIUM [SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2014]

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Highlights of this event discussing legal issues in the entertainment industry include:

  • Drafting and negotiating touring and booking agreements
  • Branding, social media, and the music business
  • Fundamentals of reality television and network competition television shows
  • Ethical considerations and pitfalls – lawyers doing business with clients and taking other roles

Where: Hutton Hotel & Palmer Plaza, 1808 & 1801 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Registration: Available @ eventbrite.com/e/americana-music-festival-conference-registration-8882035407

Brochure (including schedule): Available @ americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/entertainment_sports/nashville-brochure.authcheckdam.pdf

Complete details: Available @ americanamusic.org/about-conference