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.
Blackstone Informational Webinar – Nov 19
eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
12:00 – 12:45 pm
Florida Coastal School of Law
FCSL Career Services Department
FCSL Center for Law Practice Technology
The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force
(Law Practice Management Section)
eLawyering is doing legal work – not just marketing it – over the Web. Pioneering practitioners have found dramatic new ways to communicate and collaborate with clients and other lawyers, produce documents, settle disputes, interact with courts, and manage legal knowledge. There are exciting initiatives underway now that deserve attention by all lawyers – present and future.
The legal profession is being disrupted from without and from within. To be successful in the coming era, lawyers will need to know how to practice over the Web, manage client relationships in cyberspace, and offer “virtual” legal services.
Come hear about the knowledge and skills you need to prosper in the years ahead and the new legal technology and law practice management courses to be offered by the Center for Legal Technology at Florida Coastal School of Law.
This is a 35 minute presentation on the Center’s Program and how its courses lead to new careers preparing students for 21st century law practice. There will be the opportunity for students to ask questions about the Center and the courses.
Pizza and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP on the Events tab of Symplicity or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
RSVP by Monday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m.!
Did you know that based on historical data collected each year, approximately 70% of Florida Coastal graduates find their first job after law school as a result of networking?
Join the CSD on Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 PM in Room 465 to learn the basics of networking and how it will help with your job search. Lunch and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP!
RSVP on the Events tab of Symplicity or send an email to email@example.com.
Catered (non-pizza) lunch will be provided!! There will be special giveaways throughout the event!!
Registration is capped at 100 attendees! Hurry and RSVP on Symplicity by Wednesday, Oct. 23rd at 3:00 pm!
Do you want to sharpen your interviewing skills? Then don’t miss this Interviewing Workshop on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room 250. Your resume can get you in the door, but it takes a successful interview to get the job. Learn how to effectively prepare for job interviews as well as strategies and techniques for making the right impression during the interview.
RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 a.m. on the 17th to reserve your spot. Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP!
The Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services (CLS) will be on campus on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12:00 in Room 560 for an information session open to all students. Tricia Meisner and Jennifer Maes will discuss how CLS came to exist out of the Department of Children and Families, how to apply for CLS openings and what they look for in candidates. Bring your lunch and learn about this public interest organization that has a large presence throughout Florida!
RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to email@example.com to let us know you plan to attend!
Interested in learning about working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation? Well, here’s your chance to attend a presentation with representatives from the Jacksonville Division of the FBI! On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:00-1:30 p.m. in Room 550, Coastal Law is pleased to welcome members of the FBI legal and human resources departments as well as a current 2L intern who will be discussing such topics as:
- The Hiring Process “Special Agent or Professional Support”
- Drug Policy
- Language Proficiency
- Application Core Questions
- Critical Skills
RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot TODAY for this exciting and rare opportunity to learn about the FBI (no need to reserve in both places)! Lunch and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP!