Category Archives: Job Opportunity

Clinics Are Still Accepting Applications!

Have you received your Notice of Registrant Clearance?job_openings

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 the summer! This is a great way to get real legal work experience!

-          Family Law Clinic (posting #7940)

-          Criminal Defense Clinic (posting #7942)

For questions about applications, please see Career Services. If you have specific questions about the clinics, please see Professor Tuttle (Family Law Clinic) or Professor Ragsdale (Criminal Defense Clinic).

Applications Now Open for Phase 1 Externship & Clinic Opportunities!

Students: The applications for Summer 2014 Externships with Judges & Courts as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Florida Coastal Clinics are now OPEN under the “Jobs” tabExternships 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 on Symplicity in order to view the postings.  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.

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.

New OCI for 2Ls & 3Ls!

2Ls & 3Ls: We have a new PAID Spring clerkship opportunity for you!  Read on to find outApply Now more and then visit the OCI tab to apply.

Pycraft Legal Services, LLC

Eligible: 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: Spring Law Clerk
Area of Practice: Consumer Defense/Bankruptcy
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Compensation: $15.00/hour
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter (addressed to David Naples, Esq.), Experiential Learning Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab. Do NOT contact this employer directly to apply. For inquiries, contact Abby Lee at alee@fcsl.edu.

Hispanic National Bar Association 2014 Prudential Fellowship Program

HNBAThe Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) and Lowenstein Sandler, LLP (Lowenstein) to provide a fellowship opportunity to a highly-motivated third year law school student. Through this partnership, HNBA will select a third year law school student to be the 2014 HNBA-Prudential Law Fellow.

The Fellow will be hired to the position of a full time first year associate or entry level associate at Lowenstein Sandler and will be expected to begin work on a date to be determined between the Fellow and Lowenstein Sandler. The date is expected to be set after law school graduation and completion of the July 2014 bar examination.

For more information on this fellowship opportunity, click on the link below or visit Symplicity to view the complete description under the “Jobs” tab.  The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

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ABA Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation has announced its Summer 2014 JudicialJIOP_logo_320x165 Intern Opportunity Program. The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.

The program is a summer internship program open to all first- or second-year diverse law students. Selected students are given an opportunity to intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge. The program offers a $2,000 award to each selected student. Students can also elect law school credit or coordinate their award with their work/student financial aid.

Applications will begin accepting applications for second-year students on November 4 and December 1 for first-year students. Applications must be submitted by January 10, 2014.

For more information and to obtain an application, click www.ambar.org/jiop. For questions, contact Amber Donley in Career Services at ardonley@fcsl.edu

Palm Beach County Bar Association: Diversity Internship Program

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Eligibility: Candidates must be a first year or second year diverse law student from Florida law schools that are interested in working in Palm Beach County.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Top 50% of class
  • Involvement and leadership in law school organizations
  • Recognized outstanding achievements
  • Proven commitment to serving others

Internship Information:

  • Program Length: May 27, 2014 – August 8, 2014
  • Work Schedules: 20-40 hours per week
  • Pay Rates: $10.00-$15.00/ hour for law firms and $200.00 stipend per week for government employers

Deadline: January 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Click Palm Beach County Bar Association for the application or obtain a copy here: Palm Beach County Internship 2014

Caribbean Bar Association Scholarship

The Caribbean Bar Association (CBA) has announced its annual scholarship. The scholarship will award up to two 8-week Judicial Internships with judges in South Florida and one 8-week Legal Services Internship with Legal Services of Greater Miami.  Each recipient will receive a stipend in the amount of $3,000.00. Applications are Caribbean-Bar-Association-Logo1available in Career Services. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2014. As a part of the application process students must complete a 1,000 words or less essay.  A copy of the application is attached below.

Should you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

CBA Scholarship Application

Learn more about the Caribbean Bar Association by clicking here.

Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference

The Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization®  are pleased to announce the fourth annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2014.  The Project’s goal is to provide summer judicial internships for highly-qualified minority, underrepresented, and economically disadvantaged law students.  The Project is national in scope and will place 75 students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges’ chambers across the country.  Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions.  Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in a federal court.

There will be an initial screening, which will identify qualified candidates eligible for a first-round interview conducted in-person or by telephone.  Applicants who clear this round will be referred to one of the Project’s Participating Judges for a second-round interview, after which each Participating Judge will make a final hiring decision.  Applicants who are hired must commit to attending two mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of the internship, either in-person or via videoconference, and must be available to work full-time as an unpaid intern for a minimum of six weeks. 

The information on how to apply included below is also available at:

http://jtbf.org/index.php?submenu=StudentPrograms&src=gendocs&ref=InternshipJRCJTBF&category=Main

All of the program requirements are attached in the accompanying Memorandum of Understanding.  Applicants should submit the following materials as one PDF document in the following order:

(1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in diversity and participating in the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project;
(2) a resume;
(3) a law school transcript, official or unofficial (if first semester law school grades are unavailable or incomplete, please send an undergraduate transcript and supplement with law school grades as they become available);
(4) a writing sample (no more than 10 pages in length);
(5) a list of three references; and
(6) a signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Please name your PDF document as follows:

Firstname_Lastname_Summer 2014 JRC-JTB Application.

At present, this is an unpaid internship, so applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding.  Also, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, which has been a source of funding for Project interns.

Applications will be received online until  5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 6, 2014. Electronic applications will be available at www.jtbf.org the week of October 28, 2013. Early applications are highly encouraged. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Cover letters may be addressed to: Carla Jordan-Detamore, United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia, Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact JRC-JTB Program Director, Laura Ramsey, at (312) 258-4868 or lramsey@jtbf.org.

2014 JRC-JTB Students’ Memorandum of Understanding