Category Archives: Presentations

Free Human Rights Lawyering Training in Miami

Human Rights Advocacy

For more information and to register for this free training, visit: 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.

In-House & Corporate Counsel Panel!

Are you interested in learning about in-house and corporate law?  Then don’t miss the In-House and Corporate Law Panel on Tuesday, April 9th at 12pm – 1:15pm in RoomCorporate 550.  Our panelists will discuss the structure of their legal departments, the variety of roles that in-house counsel play within a corporation, and their individual career paths that led them to their in-house positions.  They will share invaluable advice for anyone interested in working in-house, including insight on the market for recent graduates.  The panel will be moderated by Professor Katharine Hartland.  

Joanna Aman
Vice President and General Counsel, Suddath

Juan Diaz
General Counsel, Association Capital Resources

Jonathan “Tre” Dixon III
Vice President & Senior Counsel, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Inc.

Robert Pinder
Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Officer, Lender Processing Services, Inc.

John Price
Global Litigation & Compliance Counsel, CEVA Logistics

Stephanie Waidner
Senior Leasing Counsel, Regency Centers

Pizza and refreshments will be served.  RSVP on Symplicity today!

Urban Land Institute Lunch n’ Learn!

Path to the Redrock Mountains in Snow Canyon - UtahThe Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be hosting a Lunch n’ Learn on Thursday, April 11th at 12pm in Room 365.  The ULI is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members.  Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.  This Lunch n’ Learn will provide an overview of the ULI and information about the benefits of ULI membership.  Attendees will have the opportunity to apply for one of five scholarships for a free membership.  Visit our blog for a complete list of panelists.

RSVP on Symplicity or send an e-mail to today!  Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Diann Catlin **Exclusive** Presentation: Speaking & Presenting

“Often those who are at the top of their fields by way of education are slightly more uncomfortable in social situations. Networking events find many with sweaty palms andSpeaker tied tongues.” Speaking in front of small or large groups creates voice trembling and paused speech for some.  Does any of this sound familiar to you?  If you’d like to learn more about speaking and presenting, don’t miss this new presentation Ms. Catlin will be offering on Thursday, April 4 at Noon-1:15 p.m. in Room 505!  In this presentation, Ms. Catlin will teach students how to bring out their confident and relaxed persona while remaining highly professional and leaving a positive lasting impression upon others. She teaches the rules in a comfortable and easy to remember way so that the interpersonal skills you need will become easily embraced and practiced.

Be sure to RSVP for this unique presentation on Symplicity or send an e-mail to!  (Please note: this is a different presentation than the Dining Etiquette presentation sponsored by SBA.)

Learn about the Hot Topic of Consumer Law!

Hot topic alert!!!  The expansive practice of Consumer Law encompasses many areas of law including mortgage foreclosure issues, debt collection harassment, bankruptcy, predatory lendingMortgage practices, modification of loan agreements and other consumer-related issues.  Come to the Consumer Law Panel on Tuesday, April 2 from Noon to 1:15 in Room 450 and learn about this exciting area of law with our moderator, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Douglas W. Neway, as well as practitioners from firms including Rogers Towers, Sacks & Sacks, and more!  This is a great opportunity to learn about a growing area of law!


Douglas W. Neway, Esq.
Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Middle District of Florida


Michael S. Waskiewicz, Esq.
Rogers Towers

Melanie Sacks, Esq.
Sacks and Sacks, P.A.

Eugene Johnson, Esq.
Johnson Law Firm, P.A.

Edward P. Jackson, Esq.
Edward P. Jackson, P.A.

Jerrett McConnell, Esq.
Friedline & McConnell, P.A.

Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP through Symplicity or send an e-mail to

Federal Hiring Tips & Tricks

In this federal hiring presentation on Thursday, March 28th at Noon-1:15 p.m. in RoomFederal 550, presented by Government Outreach Counselor Kathryn M. Oughton, Esq., we will discuss specifics on how the federal hiring process works, as well as how to successfully use USA Jobs to apply to federal positions.  We will also cover federal hiring flexibilities that may apply to you. 

Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP through Symplicity or send an e-mail to by 9:00 a.m. on Thursday!

Prepare for Fall Recruiting Now!

Information 1What do you need to do NOW to get ready for fall recruitment? 

Join the CSD for a very special workshop entitled “Preparing for Fall Recruitment Workshop.” The workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 26th from Noon to 1:15 in Room 550. 

You Can Expect To Learn
* How On-Campus Interviews work
* What Career Fairs to attend
* How to write directly to employers for summer associate position
* How to use The Government Honors and Internship Handbook to find interesting jobs in the public sector

Fall recruiting starts VERY EARLY, so learn the tricks you need to know to be successful! 

Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP through Symplicity or send an e-mail to

Don’t Miss International Law Speaker Matt Wilson!

On Monday, March 25, the Career Services Department will be presenting International Law speaker Matt Wilson. The presentation will run from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Room 455. Refreshments will be provided. CB048735

Mr. Wilson is the Associate Dean and General Counsel for Temple University’s Tokyo campus.  He draws upon 20 years of international experience in legal, business, and educational matters in the U.S., Japan, the Philippines, and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  Prior to law school, he worked in Japan for Sony and Yokogawa Electric. During law school, Mr. Wilson interned for an international law firm on Saipan in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Western Pacific). After law school, Mr. Wilson accepted a position with Akerman Senterfitt (Orlando office), where he handled a variety of international lawsuits involving intellectual property and commercial matters, cross-border transactions, and multinational clients.

His presentation will cover:

  • Things that a law student can do during law school to get involved in transnational or international legal matters.
  • The value of study abroad programs during law school, and the value he received from studying in Japan during law school.
  • Conventional and unique international career opportunities for law students domestically in the U.S., Florida, overseas, and on tropical islands.
  • How a U.S. educated law student can go about finding an internationally related legal job either domestically or overseas.
  • How international experiences translate into networking, client development, and career opportunities in the U.S.

Please R.S.V.P. on Symplicity or send an e-mail to

Networking Club Meeting: How to Work a Room

Networking ClubThere will be a Networking Club meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:15 p.m. in Room 420. This meeting will focus on “How to Work a Room” at a networking event. All students are welcome to attend Networking Club meetings! 

Please be sure to RSVP on Symplicity (click on “Events” and then “Networking Clubs”) or e-mail Lisa Crouch at if you would like to attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend the Networking Club meeting and would like to schedule an individual counseling session to discuss your target market,schedule an appointment with one of our counselors on Symplicity.

Judicial Clerkship Workshop!

It is NOT too early to start thinking about applying to judicial clerkship positions for after Judicial 1 graduation.  Join us on Thursday, March 21 at Noon -1:15 for a Judicial Clerkship Workshop about how to apply for post-graduate judicial clerkships in Room 515! While graduation may seem far away, the recruitment for clerkships starts NOW.  Get the information, tools, and resources you need to build successful and strategic applications to state and federal courts for positions after graduation. 

This workshop is open to 1L’s, 2L’s, and 3L’s as it is always a good time to discuss clerkships and how to apply!  Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP! RSVP through Symplicity or send an e-mail to  See you there!