Attention 2Ls – the Ms. JD Fellowship application is now open.
In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship winner is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award Winners and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners. Apply today!
Tickets for the Passion Forward Awards Reception are now on sale.
Didn’t get enough at last Thursday’s compliance panel or just intrigued to learn more about this hot topic? Check out this recent Inside Counsel article reporting on the importance of compliance issues in the corporate world.
You can also check out this article from Corporate Counsel on why one should consider compliance if seeking in-house positions. You will need a
1Ls: Remember that draft resume you submitted to us as you entered The Starting Line in November? Good news! Your resume has been reviewed by a CSD Counselor and is now ready for pick up in our office! Stop by Room 180, across from the student lounge, to pick up your resume so that you can start perfecting it!
After you work on your additional edits, schedule an appointment with our office to sit down with a Career Counselor and discuss your edits as well as your job search strategy. We’re here to help!
The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation is providing four summer fellowships to first and second year law students who are either enrolled in a Florida law school or who are verified Florida residents attending an out- of-state law school. Each summer fellowship will be in the amount of $5,000.
The Scholarship Committee’s selection criteria will include evidence of performance indicative of likely future success in the field of law. The Scholarship Committee will consider, among other things, academic excellence, commitment to community service, commitment to diversity, and leadership skills.
Students are responsible for securing their own summer employment opportunities in the areas of government, judiciary or public interest. Summer employment opportunities must last for a minimum of six weeks and must be unpaid. Interested applicants should not be deterred if they have not identified their summer employment opportunity upon submission of this application. Students are encouraged to use their career offices to assist with identifying and securing suitable summer employment.
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 of esteemed compliance attorneys discussing this hot topic and the growth of compliance positions in the legal industry. The panelists include:
Kristine Cherek, Esq.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Florida Coastal School of Law
Monique Brown, Esq.
Corporate Compliance, Privacy & Risk Counsel
Fidelity National Information Services
John J. Price, Esq.
Global Litigation & Compliance Counsel
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP!
Public Interest Summer Job Search Webinars
This free two-part webinar series, co-sponsored by 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
The Summer Public Interest Job Search Part II – Best Practices in Interviewing and In-person Networking
Friday, January 24 at 2:00 ET
We welcome 2Ls and 3Ls to DROP IN to the Career Services Office, Room 180, on the following days in January between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for help completing your Summer 2014 Externship Applications and have a snack while we work! We can assist you with OCI applications too!
Tuesday, January 21st
Friday, January 24th
Tuesday, January 28th
Thursday, January 30th
NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY for these days only! (For all other days, appointments are required and can be scheduled via Symplicity or by stopping into our office or emailing/calling us.)
Students: If you’re interested in participating in an externship or clinic this summer, be sure to attend the below informational meeting to learn about the application process and what an externship and/or clinic entails!
Thursday, January 23rd
RSVP on Symplicity under the Events tab to reserve your spot!