Friday, April 30, 2010

ABA Student Health Insurance Plan Enrollment for Graduates

The ABA Law Student Division health insurance plan with UnitedHealthcare Student Resources (UHCSR) offers a health insurance coverage extension for up to one year PROVIDED the student is a member of the ABA Law Student Division, currently carrying the Division’s plan with UHCSR, AND there is no break (lapse) in that coverage between the date of graduation and the first day of this one-year extension.

For all students continuing coverage, if you do not re-enroll in the plan prior to the end date of your coverage, your insurance will be cancelled at the end of period for which premium has been paid. To ensure there is not a lapse in coverage, PLEASE mark your calendars and make certain you submit your premium on a timely basis and pay as required.

Graduating law students who are not currently carrying this health insurance coverage with the ABA Law Student Division UHCSR plan may still qualify for the graduate extension by enrolling and purchasing the last quarter of the 2009-2010 health plan no later than May 22, 2010.

Enrollment in the health plan by May 22, 2010 is an ABSOLUTE requirement of the carrier for graduating students seeking the extension coverage. Additionally, this program is offered to ABA Law Student Division members only. If you are not currently enrolled in the ABA – you may join by calling 800.285.2221 or visiting Students may view the health plan benefits at

Although it is usually an eligibility requirement for initial enrollment, UHCSR worked with the ABA Law Student Division and agreed to waive the 31-day class attendance requirement through May 22, 2010 for graduating students enrolling in this plan. UHCSR sent notification to all its customer service representatives advising them of this exception for the ABA Law Student Division plan. Students who are currently insured under this plan can continue coverage up to one year provided there is no break (lapse) in coverage.

Please note that after August 1, 2010, the new 2010-2011 plan rates will apply. Each student has a choice of one of the benefits plans. Plan I has higher benefits than Plan II. Make your selection carefully; you cannot upgrade coverage after the initial purchase of the Plan for the policy year.

If you are currently insured under another UHCSR school endorsed plan, you cannot receive a refund on your school UHCSR plan if you choose to purchase additional, overlapping coverage under the ABA Law Student Division plan.

Since benefits may be different than your current plan, you may view the health plan benefits and enroll online at Please contact UHCSR directly at 800.505.5450 for specific information on the plans.

Monday, April 26, 2010


1Ls Refuel with the CCD

Thursday, 5/6, 10-12 in the CCD Lobby.
The day after finals, drop by the CCD Lobby: grab a coffee, breakfast and take away important reminders to make sure you don’t miss out on important dates this summer!

DVDs Now Available in the CCD

Did you miss a session of the Practice Series?
Couldn't attend the Jump Start Bar Program?
Bring your Gator1 Card to the CCD & check out the DVD.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Georgia Bar YLD Public Interest Internship Program

The Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia is now accepting applications for its inaugural Public Interest Internship Program ("PIIP"). The goal of PIIP is to provide Georgia residents, law school students and admitted lawyers with summer employment opportunities in public interest, government and non-profit organizations across the state of Georgia.
The YLD will award $5,000 living stipends to approximately 10 recipients who will have the option to work with one of several pre-selected public interest, governmental and/or non-profit organizations around the state. The program runs from June to August 2010.
The deadline to submit the application materials is May 5. Applications can be submitted by fax, e-mail or mail to the address below:

State Bar of Georgia
c/o Mary K. McAfee, YLD Director
104 Marietta St. NW, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30303-2743
RE: PIIP Application
Fax: 404-287-4990
Click here for more information and to download the application.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

George V. Powell Diversity Scholarship Program Sponsored by Lane Powell PC

The George V. Powell Diversity Scholar will be a 2011 summer associate in the Firm’s Seattle or Portland office and receive a $7,500.00 scholarship toward tuition and expenses during the student’s third year of law school. Candidates must be second year students in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Candidates in four-year joint degree programs will be considered after their third year.

The firm is seeking candidates who will contribute meaningfully to the diversity of their legal community and who have a demonstrated desire to work, live, and eventually practice law in either Seattle or Portland. They will also consider each candidate’s academic achievements and record of leadership abilities, community service, and involvement in community activities.

For more information regarding the scholarship visit

UF Law Alumni Reception -- Tampa

Reception for University of Florida Levin College of Law alumni. Special guests, United States District Judge James S. Moody Jr., 13th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Manuel Menendez.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Where: Bush Ross, P.A. 1801 North Highland Avenue, Tampa, FL 33601
A limited number students will be able to attend this reception, open to all UF law alumni, that will provide alumni of the college with the opportunity to network and reconnect with friends, colleagues and students. E-mail if you are available and interested in attending, indicating your class year and email by Wednesday, May 12th.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Off Campus Recruiting -- SAVE THE DATES!

RESISTRATION NOW OPEN! Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF), July 30 - 31, Atlanta, GA. In Symplicity under the OCI tab select the SEMJF-Southeastern Minority Job Fair session in the drop down box and select "Apply." Online registration for SEMJF will close on Monday, April 26th at noon. Questions? Email Jessie Howell at For more information, including the timeline, instruction guides and hotel information, visit:

Southeastern Law Placement Consortium (SELPC), Aug. 13 - Atlanta, GA Look for registration to open in June. DEADLINE - July 5

Mid-Atlantic Legal Recruiting Conference (MALRC), Aug. 20 - Washington, D.C. Registration opens June 21st. DEADLINE - July 9

Lavender Law Annual Career Fair & Conference, Thursday, Aug 26-28
Lowes Miami Beach Hotel
Early registration pricing in effect until July 31st.
To learn more about the conference and to register to attend
the 2010 Annual Career Fair and Conference, please visit:

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, Oct. 22-23, Washington D.C.
Look for registration in Mid-July. For more information visit:

IMPACT Career Fair, Aug. 13 - Washington, D.C.
Register now:
studentregistrationintro.cfm DEADLINE - July 11

OTHER 2010 Job Fairs:

July 18-24 National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair,
Memphis, TN

July 27 Southeast Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF),
Atlanta, GA, DEADLINE - April 23

Aug. 6 ABA Annual Meeting & Career Fair
San Francisco, CA

Aug. 6-7 Heartland Diversity Job Fair, Kansas City, MO

Aug. 19 Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair, Boston, MA

Aug. TBA Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference,
Minneapolis, MN

Sept. 8-11 Hispanic National Bar Association’s Annual
Convention & Job Fair, Albuquerque, NM

Nov. 17-21 Nat’l Asian & Pacific American Law Student
Association’s Annual Convention & Career Forum, Los Angeles CA

Feb. TBA Tax Atty Recruitment Event, Washington, DC

Migrant Farmworker Justice Project Fellowship

The Migrant Farmworker Justice Project (MFJP) is looking for law students, preferably rising 3Ls to work as legal interns for the summer assisting with legal research, legal writing and litigation work. Spanish speakers are preferred. MFPJ is committed to ensuring that the full range of legal advocacy is available to the 300,000 farmworkers who work in Florida’s fields and groves through innovation, law reform, legislative and administrative advocacy, and class actions. For more information visit:
Email cover letter and resume to
Deadline to apply: April 26, 2010.

Eighth Judicial Bar Association CLE

Better Professional Writing: Precision, Clarity and Conciseness

Date: Friday, May 7, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: Free for UF Law Students
Location: HOL 180
Speaker: Deborah Cupples, Asst. Legal Skills Professor
Space is limited: Please RSVP on or before Wednesday, May 5th to Judy Padgett at

2010 Federal Judicial Roundtable

Presented by the Federal Court Practice Committee of the Florida Bar
Thursday, June 25, 2010, 2:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. w/Reception following at the Florida Bar Annual Meeting at the Boca Raton Resort

Over twenty federal judges will be participating in this interactive learning event that is free to law students and members of the bar. This event has been well attended in past years by UF Law students. This year given space constraints, the number of law student participants may need to be capped. If you wish to attend this event and are confident that you will have no conflicts that would preclude your attendance, then please express your interest BEFORE April
30th to providing your cell phone number and class year.

Program Today

Challenges & Opportunities in Financial Services Law
TODAY, Monday, 4/19, 1pm, HOL 270
Come hear Professor Ronald H. Filler, Director of the Center on Financial Services Law at New York Law School, 4 discuss the following topics:

  • Current legislative and regulatory reforms facing U.S. and global financial institutions.
  • Employment opportunities in the financial services industry.
  • The LL.M. in Financial Services Law Program at New York Law School.

Professor Filler’s presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

International Relations Internship

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking talented individuals for the Franklin Williams Internship.

The Franklin Williams Internship, named after the late Ambassador Franklin H. Williams, was established for undergraduate and graduate students who have a serious interest in international relations.

Ambassador Williams had a long career of public service, including sering as the American Ambassador to Ghana, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, one of the country’s historically black colleges. He was also a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he made special efforts to encourage the nomination of black Americans to membership.

The Council will select one individual each term (fall, spring, and summer) to work in the Council’s New York City headquarters. The intern will work closely with a Program Director or Fellow in either the Studies or the Meetings Program and will be involved with program coordination, substantive and business writing, research, and budget management. The selected intern will be required to make a commitment of at least 12 hours per week, and will be paid $10 an hour.

To apply for this internship, please send a resume and cover letter including the semester, days, and times available to work to the Internship Coordinator in the Human Resources Office at the address listed below. The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065
Tel: 212.434.9400 Fax: 212.434.9893

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Programs this Week

Wednesday, 4/14, 12pm HOL 270
Legal Careers w/ the Air Force

Friday, 4/16, 12pm HOL 270
Visiting Student/Extern in DC via Univ. of AZ w/ Scott Knittle

Friday, 4/16, 2pm HOL 359
Deposition Skills Workshop w/ Prof. Jeffrey Dollinger
Back by popular demand: hands-on workshop to develop good deposition techniques.

UF Law’s 3L Bar Exam JUMP START Program
FLORIDA EXAM: Essay & Multiple Choice
With Phil Sandon, Florida Bar Exam Expert
Friday, April 16 noon-5:00 HOL 285C
Saturday, April 17 9:00-12:00 & 1:30-4:30 HOL 180

Friday, April 2, 2010

1L and 2L Shadow Program Lottery

1Ls & 2Ls can now sign up now in the hall in front of the CCD, on the second floor of Bruton Geer Hall. Students names will be selected at random at the lottery on 4/9 at 10am for these opportunities. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE LOTTERY TO BE SELECTED!


The Shadow Program allows 1Ls & 2Ls to observe attorneys at work in their offices. Some shadow opportunities can even include legal intern duties. This is a great way to start building your network & learn firsthand about what lawyers actually do. Watch your email for more information.

Free Webinar for Law Students Summering with Public Interest Organizations: April 14, 2010

Save the date! On Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00 pm EDT, NALP and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) will present "Top Ten Tips for a Successful Summer Internship in a Public Interest Office...and What to Avoid ." This free webinar will help law students make the most of their summer experiences in civil legal services organizations and public defenders' offices by offering concrete tips collected from both public interest attorneys with extensive experience in supervising law students and from law school public interest advisors who counsel students on maximizing professional development opportunities. The webinar will be offered live on April 14 and archived for later viewing. All students and law school career professionals who are interested in participating on April 14 should e-mail Kevin Mills, director of Membership at NLADA, at, and provide your full name, e-mail address, and a phone number. Please type "Student Webinar" in the message subject line.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair -- Registration Opens Today

August 19-20, 2010
Embassy Suites Downtown Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA) cordially invites fall 2010, 2L law students (graduating May 2012) to participate in the IBA Diversity Job Fair.

Student registration opens on April 1, 2010!
Students will register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity’s web site at After the student submits his/her registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable him/her to use the system throughout the next few months. Student registration deadline is July 16, 2010.

There is no fee for students to register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair.

For details visit:

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2010

The National LGBT Bar Association’s Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition recognizes and encourages outstanding law student scholarship on the legal issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons.

TOPIC: Legal issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and/or Intersex community.

ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school during the 2009-10 academic year.

First Place
• $1,000 cash prize
• Publication in the Journal of Law and Sexuality at Tulane University Law School
• Registration, airfare & lodging for the 2010 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair (August 26-28th in Miami Beach, Florida)

First & Second Runners-up
• Registration for the 2010 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair (August 26-28th in Miami Beach, Florida)

FORMAT: Entries should be a scholarly piece fit for publication in a law review. Entries should follow standard Note format, including Bluebook (18th edition) citation form. All entries must be submitted in English. Each entry should be no longer than 25 single-sided pages with one-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced. The page limit includes footnotes (Note: footnotes should be single-spaced and 10-point). Entries containing endnotes or including appendices or supplemental material will not be considered. Published papers or papers to be published in other publications during the entirety of the competition process are ineligible. Each individual may submit only one entry and group entries will not be accepted. Entries should be the sole work of the author and should not yet have undergone editing by others. Editing includes any significant revision as well as technical or substantive review of citations. Informal support, such as general comments on preliminary drafts, is permitted.

All entries must be submitted electronically in either Word or PDF format. Entrants should not include their name or the name of their school on the competition paper itself. Instead, participants should submit a cover page indicating their name, school, permanent address, telephone number and email address.

DEADLINE: Entries should be submitted before the competition closing date of June 1, 2010. Entries are submitted via email to Please include “Michael E. Greenberg Writing Competition” in the subject line.

Please contact the LGBT Bar’s Law Student Division co-chair Samuel Pearson-Moore at Please do not include any substantive information regarding your piece, as submissions are blind-graded by student co-chairs.

For more information, please visit: