Category Archives: Networking

The 8th Annual Starting Line!

For the 8th year, the CSD will be hosting an event exclusive to 1Ls called “The Starting Line” in the Starting Line 2012 Atrium on Thursday, November 14th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Attorneys from the academic, corporate, judicial, government/public interest, private practice and alternative sectors will be in attendance to visit with students in a table talk format regarding their careers, areas of practice, and the hiring criteria used by their specific firms/organizations.

Please note, this event is not designed as a venue for employer recruitment. Rather, The Starting Line is an educational event for 1Ls, which we hope will demonstrate the versatility of the Juris Starting Line 2012 1Doctor degree and provide you with an opportunity to speak with a diverse group of attorneys about their own career paths in the law. Business dress is required and your resume will serve as your ticket for entry. Make sure to drop off your resume to our CSD staff and do not bring one with you into the event! For more information about what to wear and bring, visit our website at http://fcsl.edu/startingline.

All 1Ls must RSVP on the Events tab of Symplicity by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12th. Remember that all students are already registered in the Symplicity system, you simply need to log in using your regular FCSL login information. We look forward to seeing 1Ls on Thursday for this fun and informative event!

Marine JAG Corps to Visit Campus!

Join officers from Marine JAG on Thursday, October 3, 2013 to learn all about life and a career inMarine Corp the Marine JAG Corps!  Come to an open information session in Room 525 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. or stop by to visit them at their table in the Atrium at 11:30 a.m. on October 3rd!  Learn about:

  • Benefits of being a Marine JAG
  • The application process
  • The commissioning process
  • Internship opportunities and more!

Log onto Symplicity and RSVP for the information session at 12:30 so we know that you’re coming. No need to RSVP to visit them in the Atrium!  The Marine JAG Corps doesn’t visit our campus often, so be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity!!

Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair

Would you like to connect with public interest employers from all across the country and meetEqual Justice Works fellow, public interest-minded students, graduates and practitioners in the field? Then the Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the event for you. With more than 115 public interest employers, 1,200 public interest law students and workshops to help you start down the path to your public interest career, you won’t want to miss it.

IMPORTANT DATES
April 23 – September 5   Employer registration and job posting
August 13 – September 12   Student and recent graduate registration and application
September 13 – October 11   Student and recent graduate registration (for those not applying or seeking an interview)
September 19 – October 3   Employer application review and interview selection
September 19 – October 8   Student and recent graduate accept/decline interview invitations
October 4   Last day to reserve a hotel room [2] at our discounted rate
October 11   Last day for student and recent graduate refund requests
October 25 – 26   Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair

REGISTRATION

Be sure to review the Registration and Application Guide and view the recording of the webinar on job search and application tips.

Register/Login

Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate

Those attending the Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career, sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center and Stanford Law School, must register online even if you are just attending for a conference session or Table Talk.

If you decide not to attend, you have until 5 p.m. EST October 11 to cancel your registration and receive a full refund. Cancellations after 5 p.m. EST October 11 will not be refunded.

A list of employers registered so far for the 2013 Conference and Career Fair can be found here.

To view available positions before you register, log in using username EJWguest and password guest. Click Job Search under Jobs & Internships in the top menu bar to view a list of active positions. Note: Employers may register and post jobs until September 5, so keep checking back as positions are added.

Note: Due to NALP guidelines, 1L students are not eligible to interview with employers during the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. However, 1L students may informally talk to employers during “Table Talk” on Friday and Saturday.

Interested in Entertainment, Sports or IP Law?

The 25th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Conference will take place November 6-10, 2013 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Akerman Senterfitt Student Scholarship provides a partial scholarship to three (3) law students attending the Conference in an amount of not less than $1000 per recipient. The scholarship funds awarded to each student will be deducted from Conference travel expenses.

Attached, please find the 2013 Scholarship Application, a tentative conference agenda, and the travel package information/registration form for this conference. This is a fantastic networking and educational opportunity for law students who would like to practice in the areas of Entertainment, Intellectual Property, or Sports Law. The scholarship application deadline is September 5, 2013.

2013ScholarshipApp 2013TravelRegistrationForm 2013CLEBrochure(Tentative)

 

Northeast Florida Compliance & Ethics Group Meeting

Compliance is a hot area for those interested in nontraditional legal careers.  In fact, many Mark Your Calendaremployers are actively recruiting attorneys and JD’s for compliance roles.  Check out this recent New York Law Journal article reporting on the growth of compliance positions in the legal industry.

If you are interested in learning more about compliance and networking with professionals in the field, please RSVP for the upcoming meeting of the Northeast Florida Compliance & Ethics Group.  The Group will be hosting two veteran third-party risk experts – Jeff Weiss, NAVEX GLOBAL Director of Strategic Accounts, and Bill Hauserman, NAVEX GLOBAL Third-Party Risk Management Solutions.  The presentation, “Ignorance is Not Bliss: What You Don’t Know about Third-Parties and Agents Can Hurt You!” will address an emerging trend of third party risk across the supply chain, legal and ethics, and compliance fields

The meeting will be held on September 5th from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Brooks Hospital located at 3599 University Blvd. South, Jacksonville, Florida 32216 (Please park in Main Lot A, enter the Hospital Main Lobby at the Southeast corner of Beach Blvd. and University Blvd. South, and the receptionist will direct you to Assembly Room 2).

If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to Andrea Fourman (afourman@fcsl.edu) by 5pm on Thursday, August 22nd!

Free Human Rights Lawyering Training in Miami

Human Rights Advocacy

For more information and to register for this free training, visit: www.law.miami.edu/humanrightstraining. If you have already registered, you need not register again; however please note that the guest speaker list has been updated to include Cathy Albisa, Director, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

Summer Alumni Chapter Event Updates

As the summer rolls on, there are a few remaining alumni chapter events to look forward to.  All Minglestudents are welcome to attend these events, which are great networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.