ALWR competition and Entertainment Law

Everyone is invited to attend the Eighth Student ALWR Research Poster Competition in the Atrium. Students will be showcasing their diverse ALWR research topics in academic poster sessions on Tuesday, April 17 & Wednesday, April 18 from three ALWR courses; Domestic Violence (Prof. Clausen), Employment Discrimination (Prof. Harthill) and Law of Information Technology (Prof. Ponte).  Please stop by and check out their posters and ask the students about their ALWR research.

Congratulations go to the Entertainment Law Society for sponsoring two outstanding panel discussions during the semester: “Fame & Fortune: A Multi-Platinum View of Music Contracts” and “Alternative Careers for Law School Graduates in the Entertainment Industry.” The Multi-Platinum panel included four current performers in well-recognized bands who shared their experiences with music contracts — good and bad — and confirmed the importance of having knowledgeable and ethical attorneys in their corner. Three attorneys, two from Nashville and the other, a Canadian attorney working in New York City, discussed their journeys to becoming a music publisher, a manager and an A&R representative, respectively, how their legal training led to their success and how they handle some of the ethical issues associated with the perception of wearing two hats.

The deadline for applying for in-house clinics and non-judicial externships is Wednesday, April 25th. Applications are available on Symplicity and in the Clinic Office, Room 255, and may be submitted electronically on Symplicity or in person to Cleopatra Smith in the Clinic Office. Take advantage of the opportunity to represent clients in a clinic or to work as a legal extern in one of our various placements including, but not limited to, the State Attorney’s office, the U.S. Attorney’s office, the Public Defender office, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, the Wounded Warrior Project, and numerous corporations and other agencies. A complete listing of externships available can be found on Symplicity and on the clinical link on the Coastal website.

On Tuesday, April 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 455, Fourth Judicial Circuit Mediator, Lisa Dasher, and Philip Hughes, a Jacksonville family law attorney, will be talking about the mediation process in the area of family law.  Mr. Hughes will also discuss how to develop mediation as an element of a family law practice.  Ms. Dasher will talk about developing a career as a court mediator. Coastal Law is very proud to claim Ms. Dasher and Mr. Hughes as alumni. This event has been approved for .5 CPE credit hours.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about this vital area of the law – - and how to successfully move from the classroom to a career.  Both Ms. Dasher and Mr. Hughes will provide invaluable insights and share their own experiences in building a career in the law and their expertise in the area of family law mediation. Come and learn about mediation from two exceptionally talented lawyers.