Monday, December 6, 2010

Opp. to attend Envir. Law Conference in DC in Feb.

A message from Professor Flournoy:

The ALI-ABA is offering a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to allow deserving law students to attend the ALI-ABA Course of Study, Environmental Law, to be held Wednesday-Friday, February 2-4, 2011, at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. An announcement describing this course is available at: http://files.ali-aba.org/pdf/Enviro_LawStudent_2011.pdf.

The UF ELUL Program will nominate one student for this scholarship and provide funding for travel up to $600 to permit the student to attend this 2-day workshop. The workshop provides an excellent overview of federal environmental law and an opportunity to network with experienced environmental law practicioners. ALI-ABA will accept the first 25 scholarship nominations from across the country for full-time students currently matriculated in law school on a first-come basis. Additional students will be able to watch the live video webcast of the course.

Because this is offered on a first-come-first served basis for law schools, UF will make its selection next week. If you are interested in being nominated for the scholarship to attend the program live, please send the following information to Professor Flournoy (flournoy@law.ufl.edu) by midnight Wednesday, Dec. 8:

  • A resume
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A one paragraph statement of the basis of your interest and your demonstrated interest in the field of environmental law.

If you do not wish to attend the program live but wish to view the webcast, please send an email to Flournoy@law.ufl.edu and attach a current resume. All students not selected to attend the program live will also be nominated to watch the live video webcast of the course.

ACF

The CCD wishes everyone good luck on exams and an enjoyable winter break!


Ideas for the Winter Break:
Who will you meet?

Did you know that most jobs are obtained by word of mouth, or who you know? Don’t worry if you don’t know any lawyers personally; they are all around you. While at holiday functions, let everyone know that you are in law school and are looking for a summer or permanent job. Getting a haircut or going to the dentist? Let them know too. Seek out the local bar association to see if there will be any luncheons or holiday receptions while you are in the area. Take control of your future -- go out there and NETWORK.


Complete your bar application.

Winter break is an ideal time to prepare your bar application for submission. While you are home, track down that missing information. We all know how daunting a task it is, and finding time to put this information together while keeping up with class work is close to impossible.


Volunteer.

Whether you are at home or in Gainesville, tis’ the season to volunteer to help others and gain hours toward your Community Service or Pro Bono Certificate.Conduct an informational interview. Meet with lawyers or professionals in your area to learn about their career path, how they prepared, and to seek their recommendations.


Prepare for next semester’s recruiting.

Prepare your resume and cover letter. Application deadlines begin right after the first of the year for many opportunities including government positions, internships, fellowships and OCI. Sample resumes and cover letters are available on the CCS website, and you can email your drafts to a counselor for review.


Go to court.
Observe proceedings and talk to the attorneys during breaks.


Read a book from the CCS:

• Kimm Walton’s Guerilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of your Dreams, What Law School Doesn’t Teach You...But You Really Need to Know, or America’s Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree are good bets.

• Try Never Eat Alone or How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Savvy Socializing in Person and Online or Choosing Small - Choosing Smart: Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market.

• Close to Graduating? Pick up The Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

1Ls: Diversity Scholarship Opportunity

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Midwest, along with international consumer product giant Procter & Gamble, will provide a unique clerking experience next summer. The chosen scholar will gain valuable experience in P&G's legal department for six weeks, followed by six weeks in Dinsmore & Shohl's main office. Both are located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The scholarship winner also will be assigned mentors from both organizations, providing a dedicated resource to assist with professional development.They are specifically seeking applicants who have a record of academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership qualities.In addition, Dinsmore & Shohl has a number of summer associate positions with scholarships of up to $10,000 available.For additional information and application click here or email Jennifer Stark, Manager of Legal Recruiting at dinsmore.legalrecruiting@dinslaw.com.

1L's may apply beginning December 1, 2010, but no later than December 31 , 2010.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Summer Fellowships in Environmental Law

UF Conservation Law JD Summer Fellowship
Amount: $2,500
Terms: Student completes a summer placement on a project related to Conservation Clinic work and enrolls in the Clinic for one semester either before or after the summer experience. For second or third year students only.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2011

UF ELUL Minority Fellowship
Amount: $2,000
Terms: For a minority student or a student interested in the impact of environmental and land use law on minority populations; student completes a summer placement focusing on environmental or land use law. For first or second year students only.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2011

Florida Bar ELULS/ABA-SEER Diversity Fellowships (2 available for Summer 2011)
Amount: $5,000
Terms: Designed to encourage students from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds (broadly defined) to study and pursue careers in environmental and/or land use law; student completes a summer internship at a government agency or public interest organization in Florida. For first or second year students only.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2011

Florida Bar ELULS Florida Environmental Public Interest (FEPI) Fellowship
Amount: $5,000
Terms: Designed to encourage qualified law students to study and pursue careers in public interest environmental and land use law. For first or second year students only. The fellowship consists of an 8-10 week full-time summer internship at a nonprofit public interest organization or other non-profit public interest law office.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2011

Friday, November 19, 2010

Florida Bar Foundation Legal Aid Summer Fellowship

The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2011 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship application is now available on-line. The application deadline date is January 19, 2011.

The Florida Bar Foundation’s Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for law students to work at a Florida legal aid program for eleven weeks during the summer to get hands-on experience while solidifying their commitment to practicing public interest law upon graduation.

Where Can the Application be Found:
The on-line application and other materials can be found on the Foundation’s website (http://www.flabarfndn.org/), by following these steps:

1) click on the Grant Programs tab at the top of the homepage,
2) scroll down to Law Student Assistance,
3) click on the Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program button.

Applicants will need to review and print out the 2011 Program Placement List (found at the Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program webpage) before submitting their application. Students may list up to 4 program placement preferences on their application.

Who To Contact:
Clara Bevington (cbevington@flabarfndn.org) or Jennifer Wimberly (jwimberly@flabarfndn.org). Phone: 407-843-0045.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Loan Forgiveness Webinar

Equal Justice Works Presents:
GETTING YOUR STUDENT LOANS FORGIVEN: HOW GOVERNMENT AND NONPROFIT EMPLOYEES CAN EARN PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS
Wednesday, November 17, Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, December 8, Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Space is limited, so participants are required to register at equaljusticeworks.org. Presented by Heather Jarvis, an attorney and leading national expert on Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship

Deborah T. Poritz Summer Public Interest Legal Fellowship
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) expects to sponsor once again a paid intern program during the summer of 2011, awarding summer intern fellowships in New Jersey public interest legal organizations to rising 2nd and 3rd year law students. The purpose of this program is to promote awareness of and commitment to careers in public interest law by offering rewarding employment opportunities to law students. In past years, students have been employed in Legal Services programs as well as other public interest entities, such as the Association for Children of New Jersey, the American Friends Service Committee, Community Health Law Project, and Jersey Battered Women's Service.

For more information and to download the application, visit: http://www.lsnj.org/internprog.htm

All applications will be considered in the order in which they are received and hiring decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Interested students are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications may be submitted electronically, by facsimile or via US Mail.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law sponsors a summer fellowship program, named the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project, honoring the memory of the late Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. Each of the 20 selected students will serve for a minimum of eight weeks in the consumer protection department of one of the participating State Attorney General Offices during the summer of 2011:

Phoenix, Arizona___Little Rock, Arkansas___California (LA or SF)

Denver, Colorado___Des Moines, Iowa___Topeka, Kansas___Baltimore, Maryland

Jackson, Mississippi___Helena, Montana___Lincoln, Nebraska

Concord, New Hampshire___Newark, New Jersey___Santa Fe, New Mexico

New York, New York___Columbus, Ohio___Portland, Oregon

Nashville, Tennessee___Salt Lake City, Utah___Montpelier, Vermont

Richmond, Virginia

Each selected student will receive a $5,000 stipend for the summer (administered through the offices of the state attorneys general and subject to certain federal taxes). The program also offers an optional small supplemental housing/travel allowance for those students who are not living at home for the summer (administered through the American Bar Association).

DEADLINE, January 31, 2011

For more information and to download an application visit: http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/ (Look under the “Law Students” heading on the bottom right hand side of the page)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Networking Opportunity: Law AlumNights

The UF Alumni Association presents

Law AlumNights
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pugh Hall

This program will provide you with a networking opportunity to meet successful graduates of the Levin College of Law. You’ll be able to listen to a diverse panel of Law alumni about their experiences at UF, the ways in which they navigated the job market after graduation, how they used their degree and other personal remarks. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with each alumnus directly, while enjoying light refreshments.

RSVP to saa@ufalumni.ufl.edu

Free for SAA members! To join SAA for only $20, visit www.ufalumni.ufl.edu.

Monday, November 8, 2010

FBI Internships

The FBI is now accepting applications for a limited number of internships for the summer of 2011:

The Honors Internship Program (HIP) will offer several paid internship positions at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as well as a limited number of positions in their larger field offices.

The Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) will offer non-paid positions at the remainder of their field offices, including the one in Jacksonville. The application process is the same for both internships, and begins with the online application located on the website:

http://www.fbijobs.gov/2.asp

If you’re interested, don’t delay. Submit your application as soon as possible according to the instructions on the website. The application will close no later than November 19, but may close before that if the response is great enough.

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS: WHAT 2Ls & 3Ls NEED TO KNOW

Wednesday, 11/10, 12pm in HOL 360

Post-graduate clerkships are an excellent and rewarding way to begin a law career! Find out what judges expect to see in a successful candidate’s application. Join Professor Lea Johnston as she shares her tips and tricks for what you should be doing now to prepare for the upcoming application season.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The 1L Job Search: Manage the Marathon, not the Sprint

"The sprint is for a limited number of jobs at large law firms. Based on the misguided assumption that employers are eager to receive them, thousands of 1Ls send out applications that large law firms receive on December 1. Few are processed without spring grades. . . . " Read the full article by Susan Gainen at Lawyerist.com here.

1L Open House Today and Tomorrow!


The Center for Career Development “CCD” would like to welcome the 1L’s and let you know how we can help!!! It is important to attend your Open House session so you do not miss out on critical career information. Be sure to attend, eat a meal catered by Chick-fil-A, and get your career search off to a great start.

We have set up specific sessions for you to attend based upon your last name and your section. If your last name begins with a letter (A-K), you will attend the time indicated for your section on Tuesday, November 2nd. If your last name begins with a letter (L-Z), you will attend on Wednesday, November 3. If you are in Section 1 you should arrive in the CCD Lobby at 10am; Section 2 should arrive at 12pm; Section 3 at 1pm. Check your e-mail for your specific date and time.


BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE CATERED BY CHICK-FIL-A

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE CCD LOBBY 244 BRUTON GEER (In Front of the Legal Research and Writing Offices)


WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOSTING YOU AND HELPING YOU REACH YOUR GOALS!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

LexisNexis Webcast: Alternative and Pro Bono Career Exploration

On Tuesday November 9th LexisNexis will host a webcast entitled Alternative and Pro Bono Career Exploration. In this webcast you will:
Learn about Pro Bono opportunities from Esther F. Lardent the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pro Bono Institute.
Hear from Edward Adams the Editor and Publisher of the ABA Journal about various legal career paths.
Register now - the first 1,000 students to register and attend the November 9th webcast will receive a free law student membership to the ABA valued at $25. You will also receive 200 LexisNexis Reward points for attending.

Monday, October 25, 2010

CELEBRATE NATIONAL PRO BONO WEEK!


Orange Ribbon Campaign
Monday, October 25 through Friday October 29th
Help UF Law raise awareness about the need for support of pro bono services through financial contributions, volunteerism and advocacy throughout the week. Orange ribbons will be available in the courtyard Monday, October 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 26 from 10 – 11 a.m. to remind members of the law school community of the importance of doing Pro Bono work. Ribbons will be available in the Center for Career Development, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

APIL Summer Fellowship Student Panel
Monday, 10/25, 5pm, HOL 285C
Co-Sponsored by Association for Public Interest Law and LEXIS
Students will discuss their internship/externship experiences in public interest law. Panelists will include students who have worked for The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Legal Aid of Manasota, and The Children's Law Center. Bonita Young from LEXIS will also speak on researching public interest jobs. Pizza will be provided by LEXIS.

Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, 10/27, 10am-2pm, Schott Courtyard
Meet representatives from local pro bono and public interest organizations, including Restoration of Civil Rights Project, the Clinics, Association for Public Interest Law, Three Rivers Legal Services and Teen Court. Hours donated to these organizations may qualify you for a pro bono certificate at graduation. The CCD will also be attending the fair promoting the Pro Bono and Community Service Projects. Visit http://www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline/2009/10192009/www.law.ufl.edu/career/students/probono/index.shtml for more information on the Volunteer Projects.

Programs this Week

Space Law
Monday, 10/25 1pm Hol 350
Participate in a phone conversation with Timothy Ravich, Esq. to learn about this legal practice area.

APIL Summer Fellowship Student Panel
Monday, 10/25, 5pm, FDR
Co-Sponsored by Association for Public Interest Law and LEXIS
Students will discuss their internship/externship experiences in public interest law. Panelists will include students who have worked for The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Legal Aid of Manasota, and The Children's Law Center. Bonita Young from LEXIS will also speak on researching public interest jobs. Pizza will be generously provided by LEXIS.


Career Opportunities with the First DCA
Tuesday, 10/26, 12pm, HOL 345
Come and learn about career opportunities with the Florida First District Court of Appeals. Please join Linda Bulecza, director of staff of attorneys for the First DCA, to find out what you need to know about applying for state judicial clerkships and staff attorney positions.



The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Presented by: The American Constitution Society and OutLaw
Tuesday, 10/26 at 5:30p.m. Faculty Dining Room
Improve your employability by strengthening your client competency skills at this workshop. Analyze military laws and its effects on gay people, trans people, and those who are HIV positive, work through fact patterns involving typical issues handled by the SLDN. Dinner will be provided. Spots are limited, so if you're interested please RSVP to outlawuf@gmail.com

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Minority Mentoring Picnic


The 7th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 12-4 PM in Hialeah, Florida. This is the ultimate networking event for minority law students from all over Florida.
For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Programs this Week

Careers with the FBI
Monday, 10/18 at 1pm, HOL 382
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is a law enforcement and domestic intelligence agency charged with protecting and defending the U.S. against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and enforcing the criminal laws of the United States. Join Special Agent Jeff Westcott as he shares his experiences and more details about pursuing this exciting career.

Getting Involved with the Bar as a Student
Tuesday, 10/19 at 12pm, HOL 345
Co-sponsored by the UF Student Section of the Florida Young Lawyers’ Division and the 8th Judicial Circuit Law Student Association
Join the President of the Florida Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”), Renee Thompson, Esq. and local YLD Affiliate Jake Rush, Esq., to learn how you can get involved with Bar organizations as a student. This a great chance to learn how you can network with attorneys and work side by side with them on various committees.

2Ls, OCI is Almost Over – Now What?
Wednesday, 10/20 at 12pm, HOL 285B
2Ls, it's not too late to start the next phase of your job or internship search for next summer. What should be your search strategies now? Where should you be looking? What resources have you not considered? 2L Counselor Kristen Bryant will be on hand Wednesday to discuss topics and strategies including informational interviewing, targeted mailings, and networking with the right type of employers. If you find yourself scratching your head and not knowing what your first or next step should be, bring your questions and attend this informative program.

Intellectual Property Careers
Wednesday, 10/20 at 6pm, FDR
Co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Technology Association
Intellectual Property Law Professor Rich Vermut of Rogers Towers, PA and a representative from Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik will present their perspectives on the licensing, litigation and prosecution aspects of Intellectual Property Law.

Everything You Want to Know About the FL Bar Exam
Wednesday, 10/20 at noon HOL 270
Dean Calvert Hanson will speak about the Bar Exam Application Conversion Process; Karen Hundley, VP for the Southern Region of BarBri Bar Review will help you understand the contents of the exam; and Phil Sandon, bar tutor & exam guru, will discuss how to prepare for the Florida Bar Exam.
PIZZA provided by BarBri!!!

Health and Bio Law Careers
Thursday, 10/21 at 10am, HOL 345
Interested in learning more about an expanding legal practice area? Come and meet Kathryn Lancaster, Esq., general counsel for RTI Biologics, and UF Law Professor Rachel Rebouche, the former Associate Director of Adolescent Health Programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families for information on this legal career path.

Lunch Series with Judge Ramey Ko
Co-Sponsored by UF Asian Kaleidoscope Month and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
Thursday, 10/21 at 12pm, Bailey Courtroom
Judge Ramey Ko was inspired to serve by his parents, who have always generously given their time to support the local Asian American community despite the demands of running a small business. Enjoy a catered lunch from Classic Fare while you listen to Judge Ko speak about being a young judge in Austin, Texas and his journey getting there. He will also be talking about his perspective and experiences as an Asian American in the legal field, and how he is particularly passionate about getting more young people and Asian Americans involved with activism, politics, and community service.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Beat the Bulldogs" Alumni Reception in Jacksonville

Interested in the Jacksonville employment market? Attend the "Beat the Bulldogs" alumni reception in Jacksonville on Thursday, October 28th from 5:30-7:30 at the River Club at the top of the Modis Building. UF Law has a large alumni network in Jacksonville who would like to meet you. Space is available for 10 students only, so interested students should send an email indicating interest & class year to: careers@law.ufl.edu by noon on October 19th.

Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program

In 2010, Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) launched a new, funded fellowship program for current 3Ls and recent law school graduates interested in working to advance reproductive justice. The RJ Fellowship Program will enhance capacity at reproductive justice organizations working to influence law and policy and build a pipeline for future reproductive justice lawyers.

This year, six (6) RJ Fellows will be paid $50,000 plus benefits and be placed with host organizations in Washington, D.C. for a year-long program (starting in August 2011) that includes mentoring, professional development, training, and networking opportunities.

To read the full fellowship description and download the application, please click here: http://lsrj.org/documents/RJFP_Fellow_Application.pdf

All applications must be submitted to Mariko Miki, LSRJ Curriculum & Training Coordinator, at Mariko@LSRJ.org by 5:00PM PST on Monday, November 1, 2010. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Questions by email only.

Monday, October 11, 2010

GOING SOLO: Successful Practice Development

Presented by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section.

Live Location: Friday, October 22, 2010, from 1-5pm
Tampa Airport Marriott, Tampa International Airport
Tampa, Florida 33607 813-879-5151

*Webcast also available*

An unprecedented opportunity to hear some of Florida's leading solo attorneys reveal their secrets of successful solo law practice development.
Topics include: 10 things you MUST do before opening your office; the 9 Secrets of Successful Solos; how to find your best clients; how to build your referral network; and find your practice passion.
  • Countdown to Opening Your Office: 10 things you MUST do FIRST
  • 9 Secrets of Successful Solos
  • Finding Your Best Clients ... and Turning Them Into Raving Fans!
  • Best Software for Solos
  • Why and How to Choose a Coach or Mentor
  • Publicity on a Shoestring

Jennifer Dietz, Esq., and Adjunct Professor of law, Stetson University, Tampa

A.J. Comparetto, Esq., St. Petersburg

Daniel W. Perry, Esq., Orlando

Larry Marraffino, Esq., and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville

Michael Faehner, Esq., Clearwater

For more information on the CLE, including the webcast, and how to register visit: http://www.floridabar.org/FBweb/CLEReg.nsf/zLocations2/RLIT-88NQCA?OpenDocument

Programs this Week

Small Firms: A Practitioner’s Perspective
Monday, 10/11 at 1pm in HOL 382
Did you realize that the majority of our recent graduates heading to firms started their career with small to mid-sized firms? Frank Maloney has been in the general practice of law in Baker County, Florida, since 1982. He will be here to speak and answer your questions about careers in small firms and the benefits, rewards, and skill set needed to become a small firm practitioner.

Work in DC through the University of Arizona
Monday, 10/11, 2pm, HOL 270
Nicole Lehtman, Esq. of the Washington Center is coming to campus to speak to 2L’s and 3L’s about visiting student/externship opportunities in Washington, D.C. Find out how you can get a first-hand view of the policy and legal practice in the nation’s capital and develop connections and experience often sought by potential employers.

Careers with the US Marines
Thursday, 10/12 at 2pm in HOL 355B
Captain Christopher Lawson will be on hand to answer questions and share his legal career experience in the Marines.

Etiquette Dinner: Ticket Sales End at Noon on Monday!
Tuesday, 10/12 at 6pm at Hillel
Unfortunately, we hear stories from employers about law students not receiving job offers because of social faux pas the student made during a meal. Do not let this happen to you!!! The CCD has teamed up with FAWL and JMBA to host the etiquette dinner featuring guest speaker Robin Steele. Enjoy a three course meal and learn to dine like a partner. The event will be held next Tuesday, October 12th at 6:00 pm at Hillel. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will only be sold for a limited time. Stop by the JMBA office or the FAWL table in the courtyard and purchase your ticket for this event ($14).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Annual Meeting


ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization whose mission is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. The Society’s 4,000 members (from nearly 100 countries) comprise attorneys, academics, judges, students, and others interested in international law.

This November 12th-13th, ASIL will be holding its annual meeting in Miami. On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 12th, it will hold a career fair/mentoring session for law students from 2:30 - 5 p.m., which will take place at the University of Miami School of Law. It is open to any and all law students but will be targeted to those interested in international law.

The goal: that Florida law school students from across the state, and who are interested and engaged in international law---whether in the classroom, or by participating on student organizations and journals---can spend quality networking time with professionals from FL firms and public interest organizations whose practice areas include international litigation, arbitration, and advocacy.

For information and to RSVP contact:
Emily Holland
(646) 660-2099
emilybholland@gmail.com

Fellowships in Nonprofit Law

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL) at New York University School of Law is offering the following two Fellowships in Nonprofit Law:

  • The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at the Vera Institute of Justice (The RBF Fellowship) and
  • The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at New York University’s Office of Legal Counsel (The NCPL Fellowship).

The RBF and NCPL Fellowships will each be awarded to one graduate of an accredited U.S. Law School. Go to www.law.nyu.edu/ncpl for more information and to download the application form or apply online. Please note that completed applications must be received by the NCPL no later than December 3, 2010.

If you have any questions, please contact Mo Coffey at (212) 998-6168 or ncpl.info@nyu.edu.

Etiquette Dinner

Tuesday, October 12th at 5:45 pm at Hillel

Tickets are on sale now in the JMBA Office or in the courtyard. Enjoy a three-course meal while learning the do’s and don’ts of proper etiquette during an interview or reception. Social events are increasingly becoming part of the interview process; do not miss out on a job because you missed this event.
Co-sponsored by FAWL and JMBA!

The Presidential Management Fellows Program

3Ls! The 2010-2011 Presidential Management Fellows ("PMF") Program application season opened on October 1st. The PMF Program is the premier program for leadership development in the public sector. Its purpose is to attract outstanding men and women to the federal service. Each year, the program draws Fellows from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear commitment to excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. PMF assignments may involve public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, law, financial management and many other fields in support of public service programs.

Nomination: This program requires a law school nomination. At UF Law, Associate Dean Rachel Inman in the Office of Student Affairs is the designated nominator. Please schedule an appointment with her to receive your nomination.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2010
For more information and to apply visit: https://www.pmf.opm.gov/

Monday, October 4, 2010

ABA GP/Solo Mentoring Program

While most mentoring programs are based on occasional meetings between seasoned practitioners and young lawyers, GPSolo’s Law Student Mentoring Program does more. The program, aimed to fill some of the gaps of traditional law school education, focuses on introducing law students to the practical aspects of being a lawyer through real world activities and the mentor’s insight and guidance. Further, the program is flexible, enabling the law student to pick his or her own mentor and tailor the program’s criteria to his or her own interests. By completing the law student mentoring program, students will have established a strong relationship with their mentors, witnessed several legal proceedings of their choosing, and gained valuable insight to the things law school doesn’t teach. Each student who successfully completes the program earns an acknowledgement as a token of his or her accomplishment.For more information visit http://new.abanet.org/divisions/genpractice/GP309400/Pages/MentoringProgram.aspx

Student Volunteers Needed

To assist with the work of the Florida Innocence Commission

The Florida Innocence Commission was established by order of Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady to conduct a comprehensive study of the causes of wrongful convictions and of measures to prevent such convictions. The Commission is looking for 2L and 3L student volunteers to help research information related to the causes of wrongful convictions.

Organizational Meeting With Lester Garringer
Executive Director, Florida Innocence Commission
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 04, 2010
UF College of Law
Room 285-B

Programs this Week

Bread and Butter of Your Law Practice: The Real Estate Transaction Timeline
Monday, 10/4 at 5:30pm Location TBA
Co-Sponsored by the Real Property Law Association
Robert J. Rohan, Esq. From Attorney’s Title Fund Services will share his insight on a career involving real property practice.

Gaining Insights Series: State Attorney & Public Defender
Tuesday, 10/5 at 12pm in HOL 345
Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney, David Margulies (‘06 UF Law Graduate) and Public Defender, Whitney Untiedt (‘05 UF Law Graduate) will share their perspectives and experiences. This is a great opportunity to learn what it is like to practice in the criminal law area from both the prosecution and defense side.

Tough Economy Survival Series: 2L & 3L Resume Workshop
Wednesday, 10/6 at 12pm in HOL 180
2Ls and 3Ls, are you wondering if you are not getting the coveted call for an interview because of your resume? Learn how you can make the most of your legal resume and turn it into a legal marketing tool that can help you launch your legal career. Career Development counselors will be on hand to answer those tough questions.

Careers with the US Air Force
Thursday, 10/7 at 10am and 2pm in HOL 345
Captain Jason Gunnell will answer questions and share his legal career experience in the Air Force. Plan to attend and learn about legal career opportunities in the United States Air Force.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Programs this Week

Monday, 9/27
1L Mandatory Self-Assessment Program w/ Dr. Marty Peters
Section 1 – 10am in HOL 285B
Section 2 – 2pm in HOL 180
Section 3 – 1pm in HOL 285B
Most first year students are not sure what they would like to do or how to begin their career search. Dr. Peters is here to help you explore how understanding your personality and strengths can help you target legal career paths and reach your goals. 2Ls/3Ls welcome to attend, space permitting.

Tuesday, 9/28
Gaining Insights Series: Transactional v Litigation
12pm, HOL 345
Prof. Daniel Sokol & Prof. Lee-Ford Tritt will discuss the differences between these two legal career paths. This is a great opportunity to explore potential careers and learn how to handle this distinction in a legal interview.

Wednesday, 9/29
Tough Economy Survival Series: Dean Robert Jerry
12pm, HOL 180
Dean Jerry will discuss current economic conditions in the legal market and what they mean to you.

Thursday, 9/30
Corporate Responsibility Careers
12pm, Bailey Courtroom
Prof. Michael Siebecker will speak about careers that focus on corporate social responsibility. Learn about this alternate career path where a law degree may be especially useful.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Federal Bar Association Social -- Gainesville

North Central Florida Chapter

The first event of the season will be the Federal Bar Association Social at 6 PM on Wednesday, September 29th followed by the Annual Meeting and New Officers reception at Ti Amo. The CCD will be able to invite 10 law students to attend this function.
If you are interested and will be available, please email careers@law.ufl.edu by Friday, 9/24 at noon.

Registration for Equal Justice Works Closes This Friday!

Equal Justice Works
2010 Conference & Career Fair
Public Interest 2.0
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center


Registration for the Equal Justice Works 2010 Conference and Career Fair has opened! On Oct. 22 and 23, over 1,000 students and law school professionals will come together for the opportunity to meet with more than 130 public interest employers, practitioners and leaders. Important information regarding registration is below.

Hotel accommodations: The Conference and Career Fair will take place at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, minutes from Washington, D.C. Be sure to book your hotel room (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasbn-bethesda-north-marriott-hotel-and-conference-center/?toDate=10/24/10&groupCode=EQJEQJA&fromDate=10/20/10&app=resvlink) for the discounted rate of $149 per night before the deadline of Friday, October 8. Use group code EQJEQJA.

Student / Graduate Registration (http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/events/ccf/student): Students may begin applying for posted positions and registering to attend using our new online system, JusticeWork! Information on how to register and a registration guide are available on the Equal Justice Works website at the link above.

Note: Some employers are still adding in job listings. Check back often for new listings or create a Job Agent in JusticeWork! to be notified of new listings as they are available.

Important Dates
August 30 – September 24 Students may apply for interviews.
September 27 – October 4Employers will notify students if selected for interviews. Registered employers may post openings and position descriptions.
October 5 All interview notifications complete.
October 6Students may begin accepting/declining interviews
October 8 Last day to reserve hotel rooms for low rate of $149 per night!
October 12 Last day for students to accept or decline an interview slot.Last day for students to register to attend the Conference and Career Fair.
Oct. 22 & 232010 Conference and Career Fair

If you have any questions regarding the Conference and Career Fair please visit the Forum (http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=159) or contact careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org.

Helton Fellowship -- International Law

The Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program, established in 2004 on the recommendation of the ASIL Honors Committee, recognizes the legacy of Arthur Helton, a remarkable ASIL member who died in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Viera de Mello and 20 others.
Funded in part by contributions from ASIL members and private foundations, Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.
Applicants can be of any nationality but must be current law students or have graduated from law school (at either the undergraduate or graduate levels) no earlier than December 2008.
Applicants may submit application materials beginning Monday, September 13, 2010. All applications must be received no later than Monday, January 10, 2011.
Due to administrative constraints, only the first 50 completed applications, submitted on-line, and received in full by the submission deadline will be reviewed. A notice that the application process has closed will be posted on the ASIL website once 50 completed applications have been received.
Click here for details.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Programs this Week

Monday, 9/20 1:00 p.m., HOL 382
1L, 2L, & 3L’s
Careers in the Foreign Service
Co-Sponsored by the International Law Society. Jay Smith (Diplomat in Residence) will speak about Foreign Service opportunities with the Department of State.


Tuesday, 9/21, Noon, HOL 180
2L & 3L’s
Tough Economy Survival Series: Alumni Panel/What I Wished I’d Done as a Student
With Whitney Untiedt, Esq & David Sams, Esq.

Thursday, 9/23 10 a.m., HOL 345
1L, 2L, & 3L’s
Gaining Insights Series: Perspectives on Criminal and Civil Legal Careers
Join local attorney, Erin Massey, from Clayton-Johnston PA, & CCD counselors to learn the differences between civil and criminal legal careers. Also, learn how the UF Law clinics can help you gain practical legal experience.

Friday, 9/24 1:00 p.m. , HOL 350
2L & 3L
Careers with the US Army with Capt. William Ward

Friday, September 17, 2010

7th Annual Emory Public Interest Committee Conference

"Next Door, but Worlds Apart- Conversations About Poverty in Metro Atlanta"

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322


About the Conference:
Understanding and addressing poverty in our city is crucial to building stronger neighborhoods. The 2010 EPIC Conference will highlight six historically impoverished neighborhoods in and around Atlanta. Discussions will identify both specific problems the communities face and solutions that have effected positive change in the areas.

Expert panels will address barriers that make it difficult to get out of poverty, constructing poverty as a lifetime experience and "the poor" as an identity. These discussions will focus on how access to quality healthcare, education and housing is limited for impoverished persons and ways to open avenues for improved access. Another set of panels will address discrimination in areas of environmental equality and criminal justice, as well as unique challenges faced by impoverished women.

Because the focus of the conference is local, it will feature work that is already being done to increase access and equality in the community and ways conference attendees can become involved with those projects. It's our community. Let's strive to be good neighbors.


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
For more information and to register go to: www.law.emory.edu/nextdoor. Registration is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Gainesville Employment Law Seminar

The City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity
and
Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office
PRESENTS THE
Gainesville-Alachua County Employment Law Seminar
Featuring workshops on workplace harassment, retaliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, the American Disabilities Act, FMLA and more!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd Gainesville, FL

Get the Early Bird Discount!
Only $49 if registered before September 15!

For registration details and more information contact
The City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity
(352)-334-5051
Or
http://eo.cityofgainesville.org

Programs this Week

Wednesday, 9/15 12pm, HOL 345
I’m a 3L, Now What?
Stop by this important program to be sure that you are on track for your career path & bar dates.

Wednesday, 9/15 12pm, HOL 285A
EJW & Public Interest Interviewing Strategies
Government & public interest employers have different expectations. Do you know what they are?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Writing Competition

The International Ombudsman Association is again sponsoring a contest to reward scholarship relevant to Organizational Ombuds. In the second IOA-sponsored writing competition, graduate and law students are invited to submit articles on the issue of how organizational ombudsmen can avoid being deemed as agents for notice.
The author of the winning article will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and an invitation to the IOA Annual Conference in April 2011 in Portland, OR to receive the award. IOA will provide registration, airfare and lodging for the conference. The winning article may also be published in the Journal of IOA. Submissions are due November 19, 2010. (IOA Writing Competition Info.)

Law Alumni Council Semester Kick-Off Social

The Council, founded in 1983, and Law Center Association Inc. Board of Trustees, founded in 1960, are the primary support and advisory boards for the law school. Both assist with raising private funds to cover expenses not met through state support, tuition or endowment income. The Council also supports and promotes alumni events and activities around the state.

Why Become a Student Member of the Law Alumni Council?

  • The opportunity to network with Gator Attorneys working in the legal field
  • Invitations to special events, including Regional Alumni Receptions

How Do I Join?
  • Come to the Semester Kick-Off Happy Hour, Friday, September 10, 2010, Two-Bits Lounge (Hilton Hotel), 4-6 pm. RSVP on-line by September 8th: http://www.law.ufl.edu/alumni/alumni_student_council.shtml
  • Make a $20 (minimum) donation to The Levin College of Law
  • Support the College of Law’s Annual Fund

Summer 2011 Surfrider Foundation Legal Internship

Surfrider Foundation is now accepting applications from law students for a position in Summer 2010. The summer legal internship will be located at Surfrider's headquarters in San Clemente, California assisting the headquarter's staff, which consists of a variety of beach and ocean policy experts. Summer intern(s) will assist the Legal Manager in researching issues involving litigation and legislation at the forefront of ocean policy governance. The position is designed to provide a wide range of legal, programmatic, and administrative experience relating to environmental and beach access issues of national significance. Specifically, the intern will be expected to provide detailed research, writing, and general support for our ongoing campaigns. The internship program covers a diverse range of issues affecting our beaches from the public trust doctrine to the Clean Water Act, and is a wonderful opportunity for law students dedicated to coastal law and policy. The intern will be expected to work 40 hours per week for the duration of the summer and will be offered a stipend comparable to other non-profit compensation (TBD). Qualified candidates will possess strong writing, research, media, and communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to coastal preservation and other experience relevant to the missions of Surfrider Foundation are preferable. Students who are currently in their second year of law school (2Ls) will receive priority. Please send cover letter before October 30, 2010 detailing your interest and experience, resume, transcript and writing sample via email to Angela Howe at ahowe@surfrider.org

James C. Adkins Inn of Court

The James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court, which meets in Gainesville, is accepting student applications for participation in the esteemed American Inns of Court, a national legal mentoring organization that teams law students (pupils) with new lawyers (associates), seasoned practitioners (barristers), judges, and senior lawyers (Masters of the Bench). The Inn meets six to eight times per year. Selected students participate in regular meetings, at no cost to student members. Meetings include a mixer, dinner, and an educational program. All group members of the Inn prepare and present programs which address issues, techniques, problems, and ethics of the practice of law. Student membership is an excellent opportunity to work with, and observe, outstanding members of the legal profession, while learning trial techniques and other essential legal skills.

Applications are available in the Legal Research & Writing office. Deadline is Sept. 17. For more information, please contact Senior Legal Skills Professor Diane Tomlinson at tomlinso@law.ufl.edu.

Orlando Alumni Reception

UF Law is hosting an Alumni Reception at the Orlando Hilton from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23rd in conjunction with the Florida Bar Mid-Year Meeting. A limited number of students will be able to attend this reception that is open to all UF law alumni. It provides an outstanding opportunity to network with alumni attorneys. If you are available and interested in attending, send an email, specifying your class year, to careers@law.ufl.edu by Monday, September 13th at noon.

Programs this Week

Wednesday, 9/8
Out-of-State Careers
Join the CCD to learn critical strategies for increasing your marketability beyond our state.
12pm, HOL 355B

Friday, 9/10
Meet the Profession
The CCD will be hosting the Meet the Profession Program on Friday, 9/10 in HOL 360 & 382 at 2pm. The program will repeat at 3pm to allow students to attend both panels.

Judicial Panel: U.S. District Court Judges Paul Huck, Steven Merryday, Robert Hinkle, Senior Judge William Hodges; Florida District Court of Appeal Judge Jacqueline R. Griffin; Florida Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr.

Practice Areas Panel: Andrew Fawbush, Employee Benefits specialist for Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP in Jacksonville; Betsy Gallagher, Appellate Litigator, Kubicki Draper in Tampa; Jo O. Thacker, Osceola County Attorney in Kissimmee; Rahul Patel, litigator for King & Spalding,
LLP in Atlanta.

2-4pm, HOL 360 & HOL 382

Monday, August 30, 2010

Behavioral Interviewing Gains Momentum in Law Firm Hiring

"As on-campus recruiting season hits top gear, potential law firm hires might not notice anything unusual about the questions they are asked, but the underlying goals of law firm interviewers have shifted.
No longer does the ability to quickly analyze a court opinion or a lawyer's status on law review earn a guaranteed spot in a summer program. Though still important, intertwined with questions about GPA and resumes are ones that probe how attorneys will handle tough or unexpected situations. They are pretty typical for a job interview, but the goal for law firms now is to see how new attorneys can handle the sometimes stressful law firm environment and, even more, whether they can provide real world value to clients beyond just handing in strong work product.
The concept is called behavioral interviewing and helps interviewers gauge future job performance on how interviewees handled previous situations. It is also called competency-based interviewing, which falls right in line with law firms' move toward competency-based advancement."

Click here for the full lawjobs.com article.

Programs this Week

Tuesday, 8/31
Government Opportunities

Come hear Professor Michael Seigel, former Ass’t U.S. Attorney and Special Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section and Rochelle Kentov, Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board, as they share their insights on the challenges, benefits and rewards of government employment. CCD Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson will speak about how to gain government positions & counselor Kristen Bryant will be on hand to talk about Equal Justice Works, a recruiting event in Washington, D.C. in October that hosts many government employers.
12pm, HOL 345

Wednesday, 9/1
2L & 3L Call Back Interview Workshop
Join CCD Assistant Dean, Linda Calvert Hanson and Attorney-Advisor, Karen Miller as they explain how to prepare for, present yourself and perform best in full interviews and call back interviews. You will also be able to learn strategies to handle difficult and inappropriate interview questions and find out what legal employers are seeking. This workshop will include a Q&A session.
12pm, HOL 345

Thursday, 9/2
CCD: Who we are & What we do
1L’s: This is a chance to meet the Center for Career Development staff and learn about what we can do to help you find a satisfying career. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to hear from a panel of 2L’s on how they utilized our office during their 1L year to successfully jump start their career.
4pm, HOL 180

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dinsmore & Shohl Minority Scholarship

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Midwest, along with international consumer product giant Procter & Gamble, will provide a unique clerking experience next summer. The chosen scholar will gain valuable experience in P&G's legal department for six weeks, followed by six weeks in Dinsmore & Shohl's main office. Both are located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The scholarship winner also will be assigned mentors from both organizations, providing a dedicated resource to assist with professional development.

They are specifically seeking applicants who have a record of academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership qualities.

In addition, Dinsmore & Shohl has a number of summer associate positions with scholarships of up to $10,000 available.

For additional information and application go to dinslaw.com/careers or email
Jennifer Stark, Manager of Legal Recruiting at dinsmore.legalrecruiting@dinslaw.com.

Second-year law students may apply beginning July 15, but no later than September 15, 2010.

American Planning Association Fellowship

The Planning and Law Division ("PLD") of the American Planning Association will be offering one student fellowship opportunity for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Daniel J. Curtin Jr. Fellowship is a great opportunity for students to learn about the diverse legal issues that affect the planning profession and to work with the planners and legal professionals who are involved in these areas on a day-to-day basis. The legal issues underlying the planning of our cities and communities are an important and essential component in the education and training of those who would become professional planners and land use practitioners. The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels.The Program is open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, first and second year master’s degree students, and first and second year law students. One fellowship with a stipend of $4,000.00 will be awarded. The term of the fellowship is approximately ten months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters).

Contact Career Development for details and application.

Application package must be received by PLD no later than October 4, 2010. Questions may be directed to:
Dan Friedlander, Esq., AICP
Jackson DeMarco Tidus Peckenpaugh
2815 Townsgate Road, Suite 200
Westlake Village, California
91361805.418.1909 Direct
818.584.1233 Mobile
805.230.0087 Fax
dfriedlander@jdtplaw.com

ACLU Fellowship Opportunities



William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellowship


The Speech, Privacy and Technology Project of the ACLU National office in New York City invites applications from 3Ls and recent graduates for the William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellowship, which will last for a one-year period beginning in September 2011.

OVERVIEW:
The Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology is part of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, which works to strengthen democratic institutions and values and advocates for government transparency and accountability. In addition to the Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology, the Center for Democracy includes the Human Rights Project and National Security Project.

The Brennan Fellowship, established by a special gift from author Tom Peters and poet Catherine Abbe and named after retired Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, was created to give people just starting their careers an opportunity to receive training and experience in First Amendment advocacy, and to help the ACLU advance its First Amendment goals.

Freedom of expression as guaranteed by the First Amendment is an area of special concern to the ACLU, and the ACLU has litigated numerous free speech cases before the United States Supreme Court. Historically, the ACLU has been vigilant in fighting government censorship that disproportionately impacts marginalized speakers and communities, including immigrants, people of color, lesbians and gay men. Currently, the ACLU is at the forefront of groundbreaking cases to protect freedom of expression on the Internet. The ACLU is also fighting government efforts, in the name of the war on terrorism, to silence protestors and suppress the free speech and privacy rights of other individuals.

The Brennan Fellow will function as an integral part of the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, and will focus on our extensive docket of First Amendment cases. The docket currently includes several major cases relating to free speech, privacy, and technology. For example, attorneys in the Project are litigating a novel and landmark First Amendment challenge to the constitutionality of patents granted on the human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer. They are representing several individuals who were improperly removed from presidential events based on the viewpoints they were expressing. They have also filed suit on behalf of former chief Guantanamo prosecutor Morris Davis in a lawsuit against the Congressional Research Service, which fired Davis from his government job because of his public writings concerning the military commissions.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Brennan Fellow's responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
• Participating in trial litigation at all levels of federal and state courts, including legal and factual research, interviewing clients, drafting briefs and pleadings, and discovery and motion practice;
• Assisting in drafting amicus curiae briefs;
• Providing support for ACLU affiliate litigation;
• Serving as a resource for ACLU legislative and policy work;
• Advancing ACLU policy goals through public education, organizing and participating in coalitions.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
• Third-year law students or recent graduates;
• Capable of performing complex legal analytical work;
• A demonstrated commitment to public interest law;
• Excellent legal research, writing and verbal communication skills;
• Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team;
• Self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills;
• A knowledge of and interest in First Amendment issues is preferred, but not required.

COMPENSATION:
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send application materials, which should include a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and at least one legal writing sample to hrjobs@aclu.org – reference [BRFW-01/LAW] in subject line - or via mail to:

Human Resources
RE: [BRFW-01/LAW]
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10004


Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellowship


The Racial Justice Program (RJP) of the ACLU National office in New York City invites applications for the Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellowship, which will begin in September 2011.


OVERVIEW
The Fellowship was established by the ACLU Board of Directors in memory of Marvin M. Karpatkin, the late General Counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union, who died in January 1975, at the age of 48. Mr. Karpatkin was one of the ACLU's most active attorneys during the 1960s and early 1970s. He left his special mark in the areas of selective service and military law. His interest in those areas grew out of his own strong opposition to the Vietnam War and his desire to help those who, younger than himself, were faced with performing military service in a war they would not support.
Racial Justice Program (RJP) attorneys and staff work to challenge racial discrimination and related issues that have a disparate impact on communities of color, particularly in the areas of criminal justice and education. In the area of criminal justice, we are dedicated to reducing the unwarranted and disproportionate targeting and incarceration of people of color. In the area of education, we seek to ensure that all children have access to quality education, regardless of race or ethnicity. Specifically, we have filed civil challenges to the inadequate provision of indigent criminal and juvenile defense, racial profiling, and disparate educational opportunities. We have also campaigned against the racially-disproportionate imposition of incarceration and school discipline.


ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Karpatkin Fellow functions as part of the ACLU's Racial Justice Program's litigation team. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
· Provide legal research and analysis and develop theories to support new litigation projects;
· Draft pleadings, affidavits, motions, and briefs;
· Interview witnesses and potential plaintiffs;
· Participate in discovery and trial practice;
· Provide support and assistance to ACLU affiliates and cooperating attorneys;
· Engage in public speaking and attend meetings and/or conferences as needed.
· Supervise student interns.


EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
· The Fellow is selected from third-year law students or recent graduates and will serve for a one-year period starting September 2011.
· Demonstrated commitment to public interest law;
· Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills;
· Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team;
· Self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills;
· Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
· Commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU.


COMPENSATION
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.


HOW TO APPLY Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation and at least one legal writing sample by email to hrjobs@aclu.org- reference [LGLF-06 & LGLF-45/LAW] in subject line – or by mail to:

Human Resources RE: [LGLF-06 & LGLF-45/LAW]
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street , 18 th Floor
New York , N.Y. 10004

The application deadline for both fellowships is November 1, 2010.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Welcome Back!

The Center for Career Development hopes you had a valuable summer experience that helped you to clarify your career path while filling in the white spaces on your resume. For those who clerked, volunteered, studied abroad or were summer associates, we would like to hear about it! In January we’ll host a program for the 1L’s, “What I Did Last Summer” and we’d love to have you participate as a panelist. Please let us know what you did this summer by completing Summer Experience Survey on the “Evaluation” and “Placement” forms under your Profile in Symplicity. This information can assist other students seeking dynamic summer experiences by helping them make informed decisions about how best to spend their time and resources. Also, please let us know when you have received and/or accepted an employment offer.

YOU are OUR top priority! We are here for ALL UF Law students. For individual, one-on-one counseling we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable professional career counselors. We’re glad you are back!

Judicial Clerkship Applications

HOME STRETCH FOR FEDERAL JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP APPLICATIONS:

The official first day that federal judges following the Hiring Guideline can receive clerkship applications is Tuesday, September 7th. Most of you received your recommendations over the summer for inclusion in your application packet or for upload into OSCAR. Remember, to finalize everything this week, including obtaining any additional recommendations. Have questions? Attend the Judicial Clerkship Application program at 12pm on Tuesday, August 24th in HOL 345.

Come back the next day with your specific questions about the OSCAR system. We will focus on what you need to know to finalize your judicial applications, new features of the latest version, and clear up any trouble spots that students may be having. See you at 12pm on Wednesday, August 25th in HOL 345.