Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Baker Hostetler Paul D. White Scholarship (Orlando)

Available to minority law students. The scholarship award includes a paid summer associate clerkship and a cash award. The scholarship winner will receive $4,500 at the end of the 2010 summer clerkship and will receive $4,500 upon accepting an offer to return to work with Baker Hostetler in the summer of 2011, if applicable. Orlando office summer associates for 2010 will be paid $2,100 per week. The summer associate clerkship is a twelve-week program that will commence in May 2010. The ultimate goal of the program is to recruit outstanding individuals to work with us on a permanent
basis following law school.
For more information and to download an application visit:
DEADLINE, Received by: February 5, 2010

Cover Letter Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 10:00 a.m. in HOL 360
A well written cover letter can be the difference between a resume that gets attention and one that is thrown away unread. How are your letters stacking up to the competition? Join the CCD Wednesday to discuss ways to improve your cover letters to highlight your best skills and accomplishments. The discussion will also include tips on utilizing your cover letters for targeted mailings to research opportunities in the cities you want to work.

Program Today

Take Charge of Your Career w/ Ann Skalaski, Legal search consultant & former director of attorney recruitment for Holland & Knight

12 p.m., HOL 345

Thursday, January 21, 2010

SFCG International Internship Program

Search for Common Ground’s (SFCG) International Internship Program is a summer internship program designed to encourage young people interested in pursuing a field in conflict transformation to gain invaluable field experience. The program is open to students (preferably at graduate level) and recent graduates in the USA and internationally, who are self-funded and available to work between 2 and 3 months from June 2010.
Search for Common Ground International Interns:
• Serve in a minimum eight week summer internship with a focus on either program learning or program support;
Program learning focuses on capturing knowledge and documenting results, best practices, and lessons learned from SFCG activities and tools.
Program support involves working with the program teams on aspects of designing and/or implementing conflict transformation projects.
• Gain exposure to peace-building field operations and apply academic theory to practical realities on the ground;
• Experience firsthand the operations of an international NGO by engaging with local partners and staff on a daily basis; and
• Assist country directors with specific projects, including producing a strategic output to assist the country program with its work.

In 2010, SFCG expects to offer international Internships in 13 of its country program offices. The complete list of internships will not be finalized until after the application deadline but will likely include the following countries: Angola, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor, Guinea, Indonesia, Israel/Palestine (based in Jerusalem), Kosovo, Liberia, Nepal, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.

Internships are generally 3 months long, but may vary. Depending on the countries where they are placed, Interns will begin work between May & June 2010 and will complete their internships between August & September 2010.
Application instructions:
Please submit your CV and cover letter by email by the deadline of February 5th, 2010. References may arrive by post or email, but should be post marked no later than the 5th of February, 2010.
• All applications and related documents should be sent to iip2010@sfcg.org
• For applicants who wish to apply to programs in African country programmes, please address applications to Mr. Sophien Ben-Achour.
• For applicants who wish to apply to programs in any other region, please address applications to Ms. Sarah McLaughlin.

PLEN's Women and Public Policy Summer Internship in Washington DC

May 24-July 30, 2010

Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)’s internship program is unique because PLEN offers small, women-centered programs that focus on connecting students with talented and successful women leaders here Washington. PLEN offers support and encouragement to students throughout their time in Washington, acting as an advocate and resource for PLEN interns. Throughout their summer in Washington, PLEN interns meet in weekly seminar sessions where they examine the internship experience, build professional skills, and meet prominent women leaders eager to share their experiences, advice, as well as ongoing support and mentorship.

The application deadline for the summer internship is January 29, 2010. Visit www.PLEN.org for more information.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Florida Bar Foundation Summer Fellowship

The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2010 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship application is now available on-line. The application deadline date is January 21, 2010. The application and additional information are available at http://www.flabarfndn.org/.

2010 LGBT Family Law Institute

8/26 – Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Apply now! The 2010 LGBT Family Law Institute will be held in Miami, FL on August 26 as part of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Annual Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference. The Institute, a joint venture of the LGBT Bar and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, allows experienced LGBT family law practitioners to share collective wisdom and to discuss cutting-edge legal strategies for representing members of the LGBT community on such matters as family creation, surrogacy from the clients’ perspective, ethics, estate planning, interstate parentage issues, collaborative law, transgender issues, dissolution of relationships, and elder law.
For more info & to apply: web.memberclicks.com/mc/
*** Open to 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls***


12 noon, Tuesday, January 19th
Room 355D
Pizza and refreshments
Speaker: 2009 Yegelwel Fellow, Jennifer LeVine

The Fellowship provides a $4,000 stipend to a UF Law student to participate in a Summer Fellowship Program at the Anti-Defamation League, Florida Regional Office in Boca Raton.

The Fellowship will last 8-10 weeks, with the student committing to a minimum of 35 hours per week. The Fellow will be supervised by the ADL Southern Area Counsel. Previous Fellows conducted legal and legislative research on a broad variety of subjects including amending Florida's hate crime law to include homelessness as a protected category, the teaching of intelligent design in the public school science classroom, and the scope of separation of church and state under the Florida constitution. The Fellow also handled constituent discrimination complaints and participated in ADL meetings, functions and events.

The Yegelwel Fellowship is limited to UF Law students who have successfully completed the first-year required curriculum, including Constitutional Law, and who are in good academic standing prior to beginning the Fellowship. “Successful” completion of the first-year required curriculum means earning a passing grade in each course and maintaining an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Bamba (CSRRR Assistant Director) at (352) 273-0614 or bamba@law.ufl.edu

FCBA Foundation -- Funding of Unpaid Communications-Related Legal Internships

For the seventeenth consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. In 2010, the Foundation will award at least five $5,000 stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other government agencies or entities with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, and information technology).

In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend of $600 for the summer—the “Max Paglin Award.” Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC, and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive legislative history of the Communications Act.


Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications field, (2) having secured or having pending, an unpaid summer position (internship) for at least 8 weeks in communications with a government agency or entities with a connection to the communications industry, (3) dependence on financial assistance in order to accept the unpaid internship in a government agency or entity involved in communications; and, (4) community activities. To the extent a recipient receives unanticipated funding for the unpaid internship, the FCBA Foundation’s general policy is to reduce its scholarship awards by any amount that a recipient’s total funding (including all sources) for the internship would otherwise exceed $7,000.

Applications for a Lee Fund scholarship should be submitted to Kerry Loughney, FCBA Foundation, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 325, Washington, D.C. 20036, by Friday, March 19, 2010. Applicants may be asked to interview with members of the Foundation Board; interviews may be conducted by telephone. Winners will be notified by Friday, April 16, 2010.

To see the application, go to: http://www.fcba.org/upload/2010internshipstipendapplication.pdf

Programs this Week

Tuesday, January 19, 12pm, HOL 345
Come hear what works in formulating a successful job strategy from a panel of 2Ls and 3Ls who have gone through this process and secured summer opportunities.

Tuesday, January 19, 12pm, HOL 270.
3Ls, are you considering applying for any LLM degree? If so, come hear Law Professor and Director of the Graduate Tax Program, Michael K. Friel, speak about the benefits of an LLM degree and how to go about researching and evaluating the programs of interest to you.

Wednesday, January 20, 10am, HOL 360
InternSHIPS, FellowSHIPS, ClerkSHIPS… What’s with all of these SHIPS; how do I find and land them? Join the CCD for this informative program about what students can do over the summer, and how to land these great opportunities.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Interested in Practicing in Central Florida?

The UF Law Alumni Association is hosting a Gator Law Reception at the Florida Bar Mid-year Meeting at the Hilton Orlando on Destination Parkway on Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 6:00-8 p.m. Career Development will be able to invite 10 students to attend this networking event with Gator practitioners & judges. If you are interested in attending & will be able to be in Orlando on this night, email careers@law.ufl.edu by Wednesday, January 13th at 4:00 p.m. Please indicate your class year as preference is given to 3L's. You will be notified on 1/14/10 if you are selected to attend.

Jacksonville Networking Opportunities

Check out these upcoming events sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association:

Date:Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Event: YLS Happy Hour
Location: Golftec (4372 Southside Blvd, Suite 306)
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Date:Saturday, January 16, 2010
Event: Holidays in January
Location: Family Support Services
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00pm
Volunteers Needed: Contact Fraz Ahmed at fa@kubickidraper.com

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Event: Judicial Breakfast (County/Family/Juvenile)
Location: Duval County Courthouse, Room 505 (Old Jury Room)
Time: 8:00am to 9:00am
RSVP: To Elizabeth Howard (ehoward@rtlaw.com) by 2/24/10

Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
Event: YLS 5K Run to Benefit the Florida Skin Cancer Foundation
Location: TBD
Time: 5:30pm

Foley Minority Scholarship Program

Foley & Lardner awards a $5,000 scholarship to a first-year minority law student at select law schools: Berkeley, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan, Northwestern, UCLA, and Wisconsin. Applications and additional information are available online. Applications must be received by January 19, 2010, and winners will be notified by March 5, 2010.

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship

The The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship provides financial support to qualified minority law students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in IP law. The scholarship award of $15,000 may be applied to costs associated with normal tuition; usual fees (such as, but not limited to, student activity fees; law school or university fees, and administrative fees); and a patent bar review course.

The scholarship recipient will also accept an offer to join the firm as a 2011 summer associate in one of their five domestic offices (Atlanta, Cambridge, Palo Alto, Reston or Washington).

Students currently completing their first year full-time (or second year part-time) are invited to apply. The award will be applied to education costs the following academic year, and may be renewed for one additional year if the scholar accepts an associate offer upon successful completion of the Finnegan summer associate program and maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or better in law school.

Additional information about the scholarship and application form are posted at www.finnegan.com. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2010.

Interested in public policy?

Check out the University of Arizona's new Public Policy Handbook at www.law.arizona.edu/career/PublicPolicy10-11/LoginForm.cfm. For log-in and password check the Announcements page in Symplicity.

Walk-in resume review this Thursday

Stop by the Center for Career Development this Thursday, January 14, 2010 between 10:00 a.m. and noon to have your resume reviewed by a CCD counselor. Counselors will be available on a walk-in basis to review resumes, make suggestions, and offer advice on highlighting your best accomplishments on paper. All you need to bring is 10 minutes of your time and a paper copy of your resume.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Don't forget: Bidding for Phase I of Spring OCI opens next Tuesday, January 12, 2010. If you can't access your OCI tab in Symplicity be sure to complete an OCI Policies and Procedures Form (http://www.law.ufl.edu/career/students/ociform.shtml) as soon as possible.