Sign up for the upcoming OCI on October 28th! We strongly encourage any students or alumni interested in learning about or applying for commission in the Air Force JAG Corps to apply for an upcoming informational interview. Though it has no weight on your application, it will provide you with a contact in the organization and allow you an opportunity for that all important FIRST IMPRESSION to stand out in the best light possible!
OCI: U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Eligible: Second Semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, Graduates
Position: Assistant Judge Advocate, Summer Internship
Recommended: Be sure to visit http://www.afjag.af.mil/ to review the application process.
Application Material: Resume, Unofficial Transcript, Experiential Learning/OCI Agreement Form (found in the Document Library on Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab
Students: The applications for Spring 2014 Externships with Corporations, Public Interest Employers and Government Entities are now OPEN on Symplicity. To find the externship listings, click on the “Externship” shortcut link on your homepage under the “Find a Job” menu or go directly to the “Jobs” tab. Each listing includes the requirements and required application material. (Please note that the application requirements and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney). 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 on the Symplicity homepage by clicking “Request An Appointment” on the right-hand side of the page or stop by our office in Room 180.
The deadline to apply to any of these externship opportunities is October 11, 2013.
Come work with us!! The 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 email@example.com or apply on Symplicity.
Paid Fall positions through the federal work study program are available with three local organizations: Three Rivers Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) and Compassionate Families. Apply online through Symplicity! The deadline to apply for any external work study position is Friday, September 13, 2013. Positions may be filled prior to the September 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to confirm your eligibility BEFORE applying. If you are not federal work study eligible, you will not be considered for this position.***
Students: The applications for Spring 2014 Externships with Judges & Courts as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Offices 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). 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.
The application process for Externships and Clinics is changing! Beginning with Spring 2014 positions, externships and clinics will be sorted into two phases. Phase 1 will include Judges & Courts, Florida Coastal Clinics and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices. Phase 2 will include Corporations, Public Interest Employers and Government Entities. Specific information is below.
How to apply
Each clinic and externship opportunity is posted with an individual description on Symplicity (https://law-fcsl-csm.symplicity.com/students). Each listing will include the requirements and required application material. (Please note that the application requirements and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor). You can obtain a copy of each of the Phase I externship descriptions in the CSD office or on the Symplicity Document Library. You need to have a resume uploaded on Symplicity in order to view the postings. You will only be able to view the posting that are open to your class year, so make sure to update your Symplicity profile to reflect your correct class year.
Stop by the CSD to pick up a copy of the Symplicity Training Manual. The manual includes detailed instructions on how to log into Symplicity, upload documents and find postings. If you have any questions concerning Symplicity, please contact our office at (904) 680-7744 or email@example.com. For more information about a particular posting, please contact Lisa Vervynck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible, strict deadlines have been set. It is very likely that late applications will not be placed. Make sure that you meet the deadlines below for the experiential learning opportunities that interest you.
August 12th Applications OPEN on Symplicity for: Judges & Courts, Florida Coastal Clinics and the U.S. Attorney Offices
September 13th Applications DUE for: Judges & Courts, Florida Coastal Clinics and U.S. Attorney Offices
September 16th Applications OPEN on Symplicity for: Corporations, Public Interest Employers and Government Entities
October 11th Applications DUE for: Corporations, Public Interest Employers and Government Entities
On-Campus Interview season is once again in full swing and application deadlines are quickly approaching. All OCIs will be posted in Symplicity. Make sure now that you can access your account. Remember, OCI is only open to 2nd semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and Alumni. Below are some of the firms/organizations that will be interviewing on campus this Fall. Log into Symplicity to see what application material they have requested. (Tip: Make sure you update your class year in Symplicity.)
- Hopping Green & Sams (Resume Collect) (2L) – Deadline: 8/4/13
- Ron Sholes, P.A. (Resume Collect) (1L, 2L, 3L) – Deadline: 8/8/13
- U.S. Army JAG Corps (1L, 2L, 3L, Alumni) – Deadline: 8/29/13
- Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman (Resume Collect) (2L, 3L) – Deadline: 8/30/13
- 4th Circuit PD’s Office (3L) – Deadline – 9/6/13
- DCF Children’s Legal Services (3L) – Deadline: 9/17/13
- Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (3L) – Deadline: 9/18/13
- Stock and Leader (Resume Collect) (2L, 3L) – Deadline: 9/30/13
There are a number of practice areas that are starting to grow. Hillary Mantis, writing for the National Jurist, asked Carmen Grossman of Major Lindsay & Africa, a nationwide legal recruitment firm, what areas of the law she is seeing hiring recently and she mentioned a few below.
**Corporate practices are busy right now and there has been an upswing in transactional work.
**Health Care, especially in the regulatory area.
**Energy is busy right now, especially in Texas.
**Intellectual Property, especially in the technology area.
**Cities Showing Growth. Research your job market thoroughly and consider practicing where there is growth.
Want to find out more? Drop by the CSD, send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 680-7744 to schedule an appointment.
The 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application is now open and will close on September 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance.
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.
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Visit the Equal Justice Works website to learn more.