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Think Jacksonville pays higher salaries than most major cities in Florida? Think again.

Graduates: North Florida Central Florida South Florida
No legal work experience $44,765 $53,753 $59,590
Legal work experience, i.e. externships, clinics, clerkships, etc. $44,912 $57,391 $63,007

Phase 2 Externships – Now Open on Symplicity!

Students:

The applications for Spring 2015 Externships with Public Interest organizations, Government Externshipsentities, Environmental placements, State Attorney’s Offices, and Public Defender’s Offices are now available under the “Jobs” tab in Symplicity!  Each listing includes the requirements and required application materials. (Please note that the application requirements and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor).  The deadline to apply to Phase 2 placements is Friday, October 3rd.

Clinics: Open until filled

Remember, you can only view job postings and OCI opportunities that are open to your class year, so make sure to update your Symplicity profile to reflect your correct class year.

Schedule your appointment with a Career Counselor today to review your application materials and discuss the opportunities in a one-on-one setting.  You can schedule your appointment directly on the Symplicity homepage by clicking “Request An Appointment” on the right-hand side of the page or you can also drop into our office on one of the days listed below:

September 23, 25, 29

October 2

Don’t wait, apply today!!

3L Boot Camp!

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3Ls, are you ready to report for duty?

In your final year of law school, you need to be in tip-top shape in terms of employability, bar preparation, and financial literacy.

On September 16, 2014, the Center for Professional Development, Academic Success, and Financial Aid will join forces as your drill sergeants to ensure you are prepared for your third year of law school and after graduation. This workshop is only open to 3Ls.

You must RSVP on Symplicity by September 15th at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided and there will be giveaways!

When:              September 16, 2014

Where:            Room 585

Time:               12:00-1:30

Don’t forget, you must attend 3L Boot Camp to complete your 3L Passport for $500 (only open to May 2015 graduates).

For more information, contact Amber Donley in the Center for Professional Development at ardonley@fcsl.edu.

First Semester 1L CPD Orientation

1st Semester 1Ls will automatically gain access into Symplicity after you attend your mandatory 1L CPD (Center for Professional Development) Orientation taking place on October 7th and 9th.

You will be assigned your orientation date and time during the middle of September so please keep a watchful eye on your inbox!  In the meantime, we invite all 1st Semester 1Ls to RSVP for any of our events by sending an e-mail to cpd@fcsl.edu with the name of the presentation in the subject line or stop by our office in Room 180 and we’ll get you signed up!

All other students can log into Symplicity using your C number e-mail address and the same password that you use to log into your e-mail account.

Drop-in Days!

ResumeWe understand you have limited time to work on your application materials for externships and clinics and that’s why the CPD IS HERE TO HELP!!!

We welcome students to DROP IN to the CPD Office, Room 180, on the dates below between 9:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. for help completing your application materials.   We can assist you with OCI applications too!

 

September 8

September 10

September 23

September 25

September 29

October 2

NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY for these days only!  (For all other days, appointments are required and can be scheduled via Symplicity or by stopping into our office or emailing/calling us.)

Applications Now OPEN for Spring 2015 – Phase 1 Externships & Clinics

Students:

The applications for Spring 2015 Externships with Judges & Courts as well as the U.S.Externships Attorney’s Offices, Corporate Placements and Florida Coastal Clinics are now OPEN under the “Jobs” tab in Symplicity!  Each listing includes the requirements and required application material. (Please note that the application requirements and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor).  The deadline to apply to Phase 1 placements is Thursday, September 18th.

Phase 2 applications (Public Interest, Government Entities, State Attorney’s Offices, and Public Defender’s Offices) will open on Symplicity on Monday, September 22nd.

Remember, you can only view job postings and OCI opportunities that are open to your class year, so make sure to update your Symplicity profile to reflect your correct class year.

Schedule your appointment with a Career Counselor today to review your application materials and discuss the opportunities in a one-on-one setting.  You can schedule your appointment directly on the Symplicity homepage by clicking “Request An Appointment” on the right-hand side of the page or you can also drop into our office on one of the days listed below:

September 2, September 4, September 8, September 10

Don’t wait, apply today!!

National Law Students Worker’s Rights Conference

What: 16th Annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference

 

When: October 17 & 18, 2014

 

Where: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD

 

Deadline to Register: October 2, 2014.  To Register, please contact Lisa Crouch at lcrouch@fcsl.edu

 

The Details: For more information about the conference, please click here or you can pick up a brochure next to the CPD’s bulletin board.

 

Upcoming Events!

EVENT DATE TIME ROOM NUMBER
Housing & Urban Development Information Session August 28 12:00 PM Room 510
Externship Information Session September 3 12:00 PM Room 405
Externship Information Session September 8 2:00 PM Room 555
3L Boot Camp

(3Ls only)

September 16 12:00 PM Room 585

50 Yard Line

(2Ls only)

October 21 12:00 PM Room 585
Networking Presentation November 4 12:00 PM Room 585
Starting Line

(1Ls only)

November 13 5:00 PM Atrium

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Legal Honors Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Legal Honors Program.

HUD attorneys from the Jacksonville field office will be presenting an informational session on the Legal Honors program on Thursday, August 28 at 12:00 PM in room 510.

All 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are welcome to attend. The Legal Honors program is only open to 3Ls, but HUD offers student internship opportunities throughout the year!

RSVP on Symplicity (under the Events tab) or send an email to cpd@fcsl.edu!

For more information on the HUD Legal Honors Program and application instructions, please click here.

The deadline to apply to the Honors Program is September 5, 2014.

Externship Information Sessions

Mark Your CalendarWe will be holding 2 externship informational sessions for all students interested in learning about externship opportunities and the application process. If you haven’t participated in an externship before, we highly suggest you attend one of the meetings.

The sessions will be offered twice but you only need to attend one!

Wednesday, September 3 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 405

Monday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 555

The externship application period for spring 2015 will take place during September. The open and close dates will be announced soon.