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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.

Welcome Back Students!

download (1)We hope everyone had a wonderful summer break! While you were away, we made a couple of changes.

1) We changed our name! Career Services will now be known as the Center for Professional Development or CPD.

2) We have two new team members! C.J. Gomes is a new Career Counselor and Ron Talone is our new Administrative Assistant. Stop in the CPD to say hello!

3) Walk-in Wednesday! If you have a quick question or want a counselor to glance at your resume or cover letter, feel free to stop into the CPD on Wednesdays between 10 am – 4 pm. No appointment needed on Wednesday only!

4) The CPD is now on Twitter  and LinkedIn! Be sure to follow and connect with us for the latest information.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, drop by our office in Room 180, call our main line at 904.680.7744, e-mail us at cpd@fcsl.edu or schedule it through Symplicity.

We wish you the best of luck with the upcoming semester!

Good Luck on the Bar!

Good luck to everyone taking the bar this week!

If you are taking the Florida Bar, be sure to look for members of the CPD inside the convention center. Lisa Crouch and Lauren Avila will be  handing out granola bars and collecting any items you wish to leave with them (ex: phone, flashcards) for pickup after the exam

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Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) Annual Convention and Career Fair

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The HNBA invites you to participate in the HNBA Career Fair, largest career fair for Hispanic law students and legal professionals, at the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Annual Convention on Friday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The 2014 HNBA Convention will be held September 10 – 13, 2014 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. The event will give you access to government agencies, law firms, and leaders of industry. It is a fantastic networking opportunity.

Students can register for the career fair by purchasing a Friday pass for only $50.00.  The Friday pass also allows students to attend the myriad of events happening that day, as well as the career fair.  The registration page is at https://www.multisoftevents.com/HNBAAM14/Attendee/Register.aspx.

Fall 2014 – Externship Selections

imagesDAH1ADEPThank you to all the students that applied for fall 2014 externships! Please note, employers will not begin selecting externs until sometime in July.

Due to the volume of applicants, we are not able to send an e-mail to each applicant that was not selected. Please check the Announcement page on Symplicity for updates as to which employers have chosen their fall 2014 externs.

D.W. Perkins Bar Scholarship Application

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D.W. Perkins Bar Association, Inc. is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for students who have a financial need and demonstrate a commitment to excellence. Applicants must be recent graduates or third year law students who are scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in July 2014 or February 2015. Applicants must graduate from law school during the 2014 school year.

 Completed applications MUST be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014. To fill out the application, please click the link: 2014 D W Perkins Bar Scholarship Application.

            

Career Services Has a New Name!

changeThe Career Services Department will now be known as the Center for Professional Development or CPD.  This is in line with the other consortium schools and better reflects the comprehensive nature of the work handled by our department at Coastal. The CPD prepares students for the world of legal work throughout the student’s academic career and beyond.

2015 EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION WEBINAR

The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 21 at 2 pm.  

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.

To register for the webinar, please click the link below.

Webinar: Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship

This webinar will also be offered on June 18, July 16, and August 13. Information about registering for these sessions will be available on the EJW website soon.

If you have questions about Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit their website or contact fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.

Depending on funding, EJW provides between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leaders of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair

The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair (SIPJF) is an initiative founded by the Intellectual Property Advisory Board, which is an alumni group associated with the Georgia State University College of Law. The fair is managed and executed by the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office. Many members of the Founders group are very active in Atlanta’s IP community, working in the city’s most well known companies and firms. SIPJF has been made possible by a joint effort of student volunteers, alumni, and the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office.Job Fair

SIPJF mainly targets fulfilling summer associate positions for 2015.  Consequently, participation is open to full-time and part-time students (from registered schools) who are classified as rising 2L or rising 3L students, who will return for classes for the Fall 2014 semester.  

Registration for the fair is now open and will close on May 21st. The cost to register is $30/non-refundable. For more information about SIPJF and to register go to http://sipjf.law.gsu.edu/,