Yearly Archives: 2020


EVENTS update:

THE TALENT LAB SUMMER IMPACT SERIES – VOTER ACCESS AND ELECTION SECURITY [JULY 7, 2020]

Registration: Available @ fiu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdeyhqzooG9TVNy771hIQH0rJJs4bCdjs

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION (IPO) PANEL EVENT – START YOUR PATH TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN IP! [JULY 29, 2020]

 


FIU ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS IN NEED DURING COVID-19

Emergency Aid

Are you facing an unexpected financial emergency that is getting in the way of focusing on your education? Are you not able to make ends meet as a result of a financial emergency, such as:

  • An unexpected car repair?
  • Lack of food resources?
  • Difficulty paying utility bills or rent?
  • A medical emergency?
  • Another type of financial emergency?

We understand that unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and personal well-being. FIU offers short-term resources to help you during these times of need.

Help may come in a variety of forms. Please see some of the resources that FIU has to offer @ studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-support/panthers-care/emergency-aid/index.php

 


 

 


 

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC has shared a resource for you that contains helpful and timely information on how to successfully navigate summer associate programs, new associate jobs and much more while in the midst of COVID-19 – please visit our Symplicity Document Library (from the left menu on your home page Resources > Document Library) to access/download!


EMPLOYMENT update:

 For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity and be sure to CHECK PRIOR BLOG POSTS! You can narrow your search by utilizing the “Blog post categories”

 

2020 HNBA/VIA VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR [AUG. 5-6, 2020]

[DEADLINE TO REGISTER: JULY 8, 2020 (*FREE TO STUDENTS)]

Complete details: Available @ hnba.com/vcf2020/

 

U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE – FALL 2020 PROGRAM FOR LAW CLERKS (INTERNSHIP) [POTENTIALLY REMOTE]

[APPLICATIONS FOR THE LAW CLERK PROGRAM ARE ACCEPTED AT ANY TIME – TO ENSURE TIMELY CONSIDERATION, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CANDIDATES APPLY AT LEAST 4 MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THEIR ANTICIPATED START DATE]

The United States Copyright Office provides expert leadership and advice on copyright law and policy to the United States Congress, federal agencies, the courts, and the general public. The mission of the Copyright Office is to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system.

The Copyright Office has Fall 2020 positions available for unpaid law clerks in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of Public Information and Education, and the Office of Registration Policy and Practice. These units interpret the U.S. Copyright Act and advise Congress, executive branch agencies, and others on domestic and international policy matters. In addition, Copyright Office attorneys support work on critical projects and priorities of the Register of Copyrights, including legislative and policy initiatives, operational enhancements, and public outreach efforts.

Projects of law clerks include:

  • Attending congressional hearings, industry events, and roundtables
  • Drafting portions of Copyright Office communications and reports
  • Joining in meetings with stakeholders or domestic and foreign officials
  • Conducting legal research and drafting memoranda

Who: Candidates for a law clerk position must either presently be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited law school; have a demonstrated interest or background in copyright law as shown by relevant coursework or otherwise; and possess excellent research, writing, and editing abilities

Where: Washington, DC*

  • *The Copyright Office’s operating status for the Fall has not yet been determined – there is a possibility that Fall internships may be conducted remotely

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 11065 @ Symplicity

Complete details and Application process: Available @ copyright.gov/about/special-programs/internships.html

Contact: CopyrightLawClerks@copyright.gov

 

BE SURE TO LOG INTO OUR FIU LAW ARIZONA HANDBOOKS REGULARLY TO VIEW UPCOMING GOVERNMENT HONORS & PUBLIC POLICY DEADLINES

Complete details and application information: Available @ arizonahandbooks.com/u/GHPPHandbookFIULaw

(*please contact lawcareer@fiu.edu for password)

 

◊ If you have any QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK, please email lawcareer@fiu.edu


WRITING COMPETITION update:

ABA CRIMINAL JUSTICE SECTION – WILLIAM W. GREENHALGH STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2020 BY 11:59 P.M. CST]

The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. Each entrant must follow the rules of the competition detailed herein. 

Eligibility: The contest is open to students who, on the date the entry is submitted, attend and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions. Membership in the Criminal Justice Section is not a requirement. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and legal permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Employees, officers, directors of the ABA and members of their immediate families are not eligible.

Topic: Stop and Identify. Must persons be suspected of a crime before they can be compelled to identify themselves? For example, should the Fourth Amendment permit police to order the passenger in a vehicle to produce identification during a traffic stop without any individualized, reasonable suspicion of the passenger’s wrongdoing? What about those present in a residence where a search warrant is being executed? Should they be required to identify themselves?

Awards: The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize that may be presented at an agreed-upon CJS event with approved transportation costs not to exceed $800 to be covered by the Section

  • All entrants receive one year’s free full membership in the Criminal Justice Section

Complete details with submission requirements: Available @ americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/awards/writing_competition/

Contact: E-mail @ erin.remotigue@americanbar.org or call the editor @ 312.988.6089