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Need Legal Work Experience

You can now earn up to 12 credits in clinics or externships!  There are a few spots left in theCounseling Summer Clinics for students who have their CLI clearance.

Please stop by suite 255 to pick up an application, apply on Symplicity under the Jobs tab or email Professor Ericka Curran at ecurran@fcsl.edu.  Hurry, there are only a few spots left!  The deadline to apply is May 10th.

Earn Credits while Gaining Valuable Legal Work Experience this Summer!

Summer credit-bearing Externship opportunities across the country are available NOW for students to apply to!  A few examples of externship opportunities include:lawyer

  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • State Attorney’s Office, 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Central Jersey Legal Services

Log onto Symplicity and click on “Jobs” for all the latest opportunities.  Act fast as deadlines are quickly approaching!  Remember to target your cover letter to an individual if a cover letter is required. 

If you are looking for job search help locally or in other states, don’t forget to schedule an appointment with us and be sure to take a look at the Document Library in Symplicity for other helpful resources nationwide.  Questions about earning academic credit in an externship?  Contact our office at careerservices@fcsl.edu to find out more.

Coastal Creates Fellowship in the Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for a Coastal Graduate

Coastal has entered into an agreement with The Chambers at the International Criminal chambersTribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to create a Fellowship for a Coastal graduate to work in Chambers for a year. The Chambers consist of the judges and staff of the ICTY and are organized into three Trial Chambers and an Appeals Chamber. They are assisted in their work by the Chambers Legal Support team which includes legal staff who assist the judges in conducting research, helping them in preparing and managing cases, as well as in participating in the draft of legal documents. The Coastal Fellow would also assist the Head of Chambers who acts as the principal legal advisor on legal issues arising across the Chambers.

The ICTY judges come from a variety of legal systems and bring to the Tribunal a wealth of legal expertise and a rich diversity of experiences and perspectives. As required by the Tribunal’s Statute, judges are persons of high moral character, impartiality and integrity who possess the qualifications required for appointment to the highest judicial offices, with experience in the fields of criminal law or international law, including international humanitarian law and human rights law. The Coastal Fellow will be available to work for all of the judges.

The Fellow selected by Coastal and the ICTY Chambers will commence work on September 3, 2013. Coastal will provide a living stipend of $15K to help the Fellow defray living expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Knechtle. 3Ls interested in applying for this Fellowship need to submit the following to Florinda Mangani (Room 488) by April 15th:

1.      A completed ICTY intern application available at http://www.icty.org/x/file/jobs/Internship%20Forms/internship1-e.doc

2.      A copy of transcript

3.      A letter of recommendation from a professor or employer

Judicial Clerk Openings: Read on for Details!

Judicial ExternshipJudge Mark Hulsey, a criminal court judge in Duval County, is seeking 1-2 law students to serve as judicial clerks for the remainder of the spring semester and possibly beyond.  Judge Hulsey prefers 3Ls but will consider 2Ls as well.  Candidates must have strong research and writing skills.  This is a volunteer position and not for pay or credit.  This is an excellent opportunity  for exposure to criminal law and how the court deliberates on and reaches decisions in criminal courtInterested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial transcript to Prof. Laura Boeckman at lboeckman@fcsl.eduThe positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

The CSD is Seeking a Spring Federal Work Study Student!

Come work with us!! Two Young Women in Front of the Computer TalkingThe Career Services Department (CSD) is currently looking for a student to work 20 hours a week in our office. The CSD must be able to depend on the person selected to work their assigned schedule. Applicants must have strong computer skills including proficiency using Excel and comfort with databases. The person selected will interface with students, employers and the CSD team as part of their everyday responsibility, therefore a pleasant disposition is a prerequisite for hire.

The main job duties will include data entry; interfacing with all of the CSD’s constituencies; and other duties as assigned. This position pays $10.00 per hour.

To be considered for this position, you must qualify for Federal Work Study. To see if you qualify, please speak with Rita Rosario in Financial Aid. Interested candidates should submit a resume (including availability) to Lisa Vervynck at lvervynck@fcsl.edu or apply on Symplicity.

OCI Deadlines Approaching!

Students: We have several exciting OCI opportunities still available for you on Symplicitycareer-opportunities now with application deadlines fast approaching! Many of the positions are PAID spring clerkships with local firms, which will allow you to gain valuable legal experience while building your resume. 

We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors on Symplicity or by calling us at 680-7744 to review your application materials prior to applying to any OCI. Your appointment should take place at least 48 hours prior to the application deadline date so that you have time to edit your documents before applying. Complete details about each position can be found under the OCI tab in Symplicity.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the CSD!  Please keep in mind that our office will be closed from December 24 through January 1.  We will resume regular business hours on January 2.  Students and alumni can schedule appointments over the holidays via Symplicity

We have several new OCIs on Symplicity for students…  Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for a PAID spring clerkship!  There are also spring OCIs available for 3Ls to interview for full-time attorney positions and have a job lined up when you graduate! 

First Semester 1Ls: Remember that in order to gain full access into Symplicity, you will need to complete your mandatory CSD Curriculum on Desire2Learn and winter break is the perfect time to do so!  If you complete the Curriculum over break, you will receive full access to Symplicity on Friday, January 4.  The deadline to complete the Curriculum is Friday, March 8. 

We wish everyone safe and wonderful holidays!

New OCIs available on Symplicity!

Students: We have several new and exciting OCI opportunities available for you on Symplicity now!  We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors on Symplicity or by calling us at 680-7744 to review your application materials prior to applying to any OCI.  Your appointment should take place at least 48 hours prior to the application deadline date so that you have time to edit your documents before applying.  Available positions are as follows:

Resume Collect: 15th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office
Eligible: 3Ls
Position: Assistant Public Defender
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Area of Practice: Indigent Criminal Defense
Compensation: Salary
Preferred Qualifications: CLI, Spanish/Creole speaking
Application Material: Resume, signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

OCI: 10th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office
Eligible: 3Ls
Position: Assistant State Attorney
Location: Bartow, FL
Area of Practice: Criminal Prosecution
Compensation: $43,000/year
Application Material: Resume, signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

OCI: Ourednik Law Offices, P.A.
Eligible: 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: Spring Law Clerk
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Area of Practice: Estate Planning
Compensation: $12.00/hr.
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter (attn: Mr. Karel Ourednik), signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

OCI: Law Office of Neil L. Weinreb
Eligible: 2Ls
Position: Spring Law Clerk
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Areas of Practice: Family Law, Criminal Law
Compensation: $10.00/hr.
Application Material: Resume, Writing Sample, signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

OCI: Law Office of Enrique Barquinero, P.A.
Eligible: 1Ls
Position: Spring Law Clerk
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Areas of Practice: Family Law, Criminal Law, Immigration
Compensation: $15.00/hr.
Required Qualifications: Spanish speaking
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

OCI: Fletcher & Phillips
Eligible: 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: Spring Law Clerk
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Area of Practice: Family Law
Compensation: $10.00/hr.
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter, signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

OCI: Law Offices of Michael S. Drews
Eligible: 2Ls
Position: Spring Law Clerk
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Area of Practice: Business Litigation
Compensation: $15.00/hr.
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, signed OCI Agreement Form Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

OCI: Sheftall & Torres
Eligible: 3Ls
Position: Spring Law Clerk
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Corporate Litigation
Compensation: $15.00/hr.
Application Material: Resume, Writing Sample, signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

OCI:Hathaway & Reynolds, P.A.
Eligible: 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: Spring Law Clerk
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Areas of Practice: Real Estate, Transactional
Compensation: $15.00/hr.
Application Material: Resume, Writing Sample, signed OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity*

*If you do not submit your signed OCI Agreement Form with your application materials and it has not been previously submitted on Symplicity, you will not be considered for an OCI.

Paid Spring Federal Work Study Positions Available!

Paid spring positions through the federal work study program are available with four local organizations: Three Rivers Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), Family Nurturing Center and Compassionate Families. Apply online through Symplicity! The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 6, 2013.  Positions may be filled prior to the January deadline, so apply TODAY!

*** In order to qualify for this position, you MUST qualify for Federal Work-Study. Please email Rita Rosario in Financial Aid (rrosario@fcsl.edu ) to confirm your eligibility BEFORE applying. If you are not federal work study eligible, you will not be considered for this position***

Air Force JAG Corps Summer Internship Applications Online Now!

The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps Summer Internship application for 2Ls and 1Ls is now available on www.usajobs.gov.  The link for the 2L internship, paid at a GS-09, may located at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332225900 and the 1L internship, paid at a GS-07, may be located at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332227700.

You may also find the internship announcements at www.usajobs.gov by using the search term “Air Force JAG.”  The announcement will be open until 11:59 on Thursday, December 27, 2012.