Category Archives: Presentations

3L Boot Camp!

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3Ls, are you ready to report for duty?

In your final year of law school, you need to be in tip-top shape in terms of employability, bar preparation, and financial literacy.

On September 16, 2014, the Center for Professional Development, Academic Success, and Financial Aid will join forces as your drill sergeants to ensure you are prepared for your third year of law school and after graduation. This workshop is only open to 3Ls.

You must RSVP on Symplicity by September 15th at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided and there will be giveaways!

When:              September 16, 2014

Where:            Room 585

Time:               12:00-1:30

Don’t forget, you must attend 3L Boot Camp to complete your 3L Passport for $500 (only open to May 2015 graduates).

For more information, contact Amber Donley in the Center for Professional Development at ardonley@fcsl.edu.

First Semester 1L CPD Orientation

1st Semester 1Ls will automatically gain access into Symplicity after you attend your mandatory 1L CPD (Center for Professional Development) Orientation taking place on October 7th and 9th.

You will be assigned your orientation date and time during the middle of September so please keep a watchful eye on your inbox!  In the meantime, we invite all 1st Semester 1Ls to RSVP for any of our events by sending an e-mail to cpd@fcsl.edu with the name of the presentation in the subject line or stop by our office in Room 180 and we’ll get you signed up!

All other students can log into Symplicity using your C number e-mail address and the same password that you use to log into your e-mail account.

Upcoming Events!

EVENT DATE TIME ROOM NUMBER
Housing & Urban Development Information Session August 28 12:00 PM Room 510
Externship Information Session September 3 12:00 PM Room 405
Externship Information Session September 8 2:00 PM Room 555
3L Boot Camp

(3Ls only)

September 16 12:00 PM Room 585

50 Yard Line

(2Ls only)

October 21 12:00 PM Room 585
Networking Presentation November 4 12:00 PM Room 585
Starting Line

(1Ls only)

November 13 5:00 PM Atrium

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Legal Honors Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Legal Honors Program.

HUD attorneys from the Jacksonville field office will be presenting an informational session on the Legal Honors program on Thursday, August 28 at 12:00 PM in room 510.

All 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are welcome to attend. The Legal Honors program is only open to 3Ls, but HUD offers student internship opportunities throughout the year!

RSVP on Symplicity (under the Events tab) or send an email to cpd@fcsl.edu!

For more information on the HUD Legal Honors Program and application instructions, please click here.

The deadline to apply to the Honors Program is September 5, 2014.

Externship Information Sessions

Mark Your CalendarWe will be holding 2 externship informational sessions for all students interested in learning about externship opportunities and the application process. If you haven’t participated in an externship before, we highly suggest you attend one of the meetings.

The sessions will be offered twice but you only need to attend one!

Wednesday, September 3 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 405

Monday, September 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 555

The externship application period for spring 2015 will take place during September. The open and close dates will be announced soon.

2015 EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION WEBINAR

The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 21 at 2 pm.  

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.

To register for the webinar, please click the link below.

Webinar: Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship

This webinar will also be offered on June 18, July 16, and August 13. Information about registering for these sessions will be available on the EJW website soon.

If you have questions about Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit their website or contact fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.

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.

Compliance Panel on January 30th!

Compliance is a hot area for those interested in nontraditional legal careers.  In fact, many employers are actively recruiting attorneys and JD’s for compliance roles.  On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room 550 we will have a panel ofRSVP esteemed compliance attorneys discussing this hot topic and the growth of compliance positions in the legal industry.  The panelists include:

Moderator:
Kristine Cherek, Esq.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Florida Coastal School of Law

Panelists:

Monique Brown, Esq.
Corporate Compliance, Privacy & Risk Counsel
Fidelity National Information Services

John J. Price, Esq.
Global Litigation & Compliance Counsel
CEVA Logistics

Anna Shea, Esq.
Corporate Compliance & Privacy Counsel
Fidelity National Information Services

If you are interested in learning more about compliance and networking with professionals in the field, RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to careerservices@fcsl.edu to reserve your spot.  Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP!

NALP & EJW – Free Summer Job Search webinar series for students and CSO professionals

Public Interest Summer Job Search Webinars 

This free two-part webinar series, co-sponsored byWebinar 1 NALP and Equal Justice Works, provides both law students and CSO professionals with insight on the key elements of the summer public interest job application process. Attorneys with years of application review experience highlight what you should and shouldn’t do; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore the dynamics of personal interactions in interviews and networking situations.

The Summer Public Interest Job Search Part I – Best Practices in Drafting Cover Letters and Resumes
Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 ET
https://www2.gotogeeting.com/register/488502650

The Summer Public Interest Job Search Part II – Best Practices in Interviewing and In-person Networking
Friday, January 24 at 2:00 ET
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/462203130 

 

Blackstone Legal Fellowship Informational Webinar

The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is a prestigious, nine-week summer internship program designed to train future legal scholars, litigators, policy makers, and judges, and is unlike any other opportunity available to Christian law students. What makes Blackstone unique?

  • Blackstone interns gather for two weeks at the beginning of the summer for intensive training in constitutional jurisprudence, natural law, history, and effective advocacy, taught by prominent legal scholars from around the country.
  • Each intern then participates in a six-week field internship that is individually selected to advance each intern’s career objectives. Placements include government entities, law firms, policy groups, and public interest legal organizations, both domestic and international.
  • The summer concludes with a week of career development training led by top litigators, jurists, and other legal professionals.
  • Upon completion of the program, interns will have the opportunity to join the Fellowship and have access to a dedicated career services team, additional training opportunities, and a broad alumni network that is available throughout their professional careers.

Blackstone is entering its 15th year, and has trained over 1,300 law students. These alumni are now working in major law firms and prominent government offices, teaching at top law schools, and clerking at every level of the state and federal judiciary systems.

Admission to Blackstone is highly competitive. Those selected for participation are provided airfare, lodging, materials, and a $6,300 scholarship.  See the attached flyer for details on how to join the webinar.

www.blackstonelegalfellowship.org

Blackstone Informational Webinar – Nov 19