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  • Applications DUE for Fall Externships on Friday,…

    Applications DUE for Fall Externships on Friday, April 18! Students: The applications for Fall 2014 Externships and Florida Coastal Clinics are now OPEN under the “Jobs” tab in Symplicity!  Each listing includes the qualifications and required application material. (Please note that the application qualifications and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor).  You need to have a resume uploaded […]

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  • Top 10 Social Media Blunders to Avoid While Seeking Legal Employment

    Social media is great for connecting with friends or staying up-to-date with the news, but there is a fine line between personal and professional social media use. PSJD Fellow, Ashley Matthews, breaks down the top ten social media blunders while you are searching for a job. Don’t forget, many employers check a candidate’s social media […]

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  • TERRIFIC TUESDAY!

    Will you be heading to the beach during this beautiful weather? Don’t want to risk getting water/sand on your electronics? Head on over to the library and check out one of our Newly Acquired books-the worst that will happen is you’ll get a paper cut! TITLE CALL # LOCATION The emergency sasquatch ordinance and other […]

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  • Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

    Registration for SEMJF will begin on April 2, 2014 and will end on April 18, 2014. Students can register on Symplicity at https://law-fcsl-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/SEMJF_Registration14. Registration is FREE! On May 15th, students will  be able to view the list of employers participating and will be able to apply for opportunities on SEMJF Symplicity. Only students selected to […]

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  • Northwestern Athletes Gain Employee Status And Can Bargain As A Union

    An Administrative Law Judge with the National Labor Relations Board has held that football players at Northwestern University fall within the definition of “employees” under the NLRB Act. The ruling also held that they can be represented by the College Athlete Players Association (i.e. a union) and bargain for working conditions (i.e. hours, health benefits, and […]

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  • Upcoming Events!

    3L Minority Boot Camp Are you prepared for life after law school?  If life is coming at you fast as graduation nears, then be sure to attend this workshop on Tuesday, March 25 from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM in room 515. Topics of discussion include job search strategies, bar preparation, as well as character and fitness. […]

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  • Spring into reading with one of the Library’s new books!

    Spring is coming and what is more enjoyable than cozying up in a comfortable seat and reading a good book? We have plenty of new books in the library. Stop by the library and look at the New Book display, near the reference desk! All books in the display are available for check out–you do not […]

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  • Clinics Are Still Accepting Applications!

    Have you received your Notice of Registrant Clearance? Will you have completed 48 credit hours by the beginning of summer? Are you looking for legal experience this summer? If you answered yes to all three questions, check out the below listings on Symplicity (under job postings). The clinics listed below are still taking applicants for […]

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  • Court Rejects IRS Attempts to Regulate Tax-Return Preparers

    Although the court concluded in Loving, et al. v. IRS, et al. that it may be wise as a policy matter to allow the IRS to regulate tax-return preparers more stringently, the court held firm to its traditional tools of statutory interpretation and ruled that Section 330 did not allow for such regulation.  Section 330 […]

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  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Committee Writing Competition

    Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is now accepting entries for its first Diversity Committee Writing Competition.  A winner will be selected from each class (1L, 2L and 3/4L) and each winner will receive a $5,000.00 cash prize.  Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Details are included in the […]

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  • Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Program

    The Sarasota County Bar Association in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is accepting applications for its Diversity Scholarship Program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualified law students of diverse backgrounds. Students are selected from Florida law schools by the SCBA Diversity Committee. Click on the link to view the Diversity Scholarship Program brochure. Eligibility […]

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  • Curl up with a new book during Snowmageddon

    When your friends in colder climes tell you how they are digging themselves out of a winter wonderland, tell them you too are staying indoors during this cold spell-with a new book from the Coastal Library! Here are the latest acquisitions after the jump for you to check out.   TITLE CALL # Dispute resolution […]

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