Updated Guide to Alternative Career Resources

Check out the CSD’s updated Guide to Alternative Career Resources!  Students and alumni can access the guide in Symplicity under the Document Library tab!  This comprehensive guide includes links to job banks, industry-specific resources, and professional associations organized by industry, including business, healthcare, and nonprofits (just to name a few).Job Opportunity

If you are thinking about pursuing an alternative career, a Career Services Counselor can work with you to develop a customized job search plan.  Call 904.680.7744 to schedule an appointment today!

Scholarship Essay Contest

DeKalb Lawyers Association presents their 26th Annual Scholarship Essay Contest!Appointment

The 2014 Essay Top is: “From Opposition to Opportunity: How a Legacy of Leadership is Built During Times of Crisis”

Eligibility: Entrant must be enrolled in law school. Contest winners must be available to attend the Annual Scholarship Breakfast, to be held at 9 am on may 17, 2014, at the Lou Walker Senior Center, Lithonia, Georgia.

Entries Shall Include:

  • Cover Page – Entrant’s name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address
  • Typewritten essay of no less than 1, 200 words, not to exceed 1,500 words in length (full and originally addressing the topic)
  • Bio of entrant, not to exceed one page double-spaced
  • JPEG or PDF file containing picture of entrant

All applications and essays must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 2, 2014. Applications and attachments are to be submitted in PDF format via e-mail to: DLAScholarshipContest@gmail.com.

The essay contest winner will receive the $1,000 Donald E. Hollowell Legacy Award. Two additional entrants will be awarded a $500 book stipend.

Fall 2014 Externship Deadline Extended!

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The deadline for Fall 2014 Externships has been extended until Sunday, April 27th at 11:59 pm!!

Make sure you don’t miss your opportunity to earn academic credit while getting great legal work experience.

Stop by the Career Services Department to get an Externship Handbook that lists all of the opportunities. Counselors can also assist you with resume and cover letter assistance, as well as, help you with other application material. All students are eligible to apply!

Interested in Learning about the Air Force JAG Corps?

Sign up for the upcoming OCI! We strongly encourage any students interested in learning about or applying for commission in the Air Force JAG Corps to apply for an upcoming informational interview. Though it has no weight on your application, it will provide you with a contact in the organization and allow you an opportunity for that all important FIRST IMPRESSION to stand out in the best light possible! United States Air Force Demonstration Team Performing During Air Show

OCI: U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Eligible: Second Semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
Position: Assistant Judge Advocate, Summer Internship
Location: Worldwide
Recommended: Be sure to visit http://www.afjag.af.mil/ to review the application process.
Application Material: Resume, Experiential Learning Agreement Form (found in the Document Library on Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2014
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab

Join the Prestigious American Inns of Court!

imagesFlorida Coastal is now accepting applications from law students for participation in the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court and Robert M. Foster American Inn of Court. You can find this opportunity listed under the “Jobs” section in Symplicity with the posting entitled “Become a Member of a Prestigious American Inn of Court.”

This is a great opportunity to get to know potential employers in the Jacksonville area and to increase your knowledge of litigation! Find out more about the American Inns of Court on the Symplicity job posting or visit their website here.

DUE DATE: Applications must be submitted through Symplicity by April 23, 2014!

Applications DUE for Fall Externships on Friday, April 18!

Students: The applications for Fall 2014 Externships and Florida Coastal Clinics are now OPEN under the “Jobs” tab in Symplicity!  Each listing includes the qualifications and required application material. (Please note that the application qualifications and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor).  Apply Now

You need to have a resume uploaded on Symplicity in order to view the postings.  Schedule your appointment with a Career Counselor today to review your application materials and discuss the opportunities in a one-on-one setting.  You can schedule your appointment directly on the Symplicity homepage by clicking “Request An Appointment” on the right-hand side of the page.

Remember, you can only view job postings and OCI opportunities that are open to your class year, so make sure to update your Symplicity profile to reflect your correct class year.

Top 10 Social Media Blunders to Avoid While Seeking Legal Employment

Social media is great for connecting with friends or staying up-to-date with the news, butSocial Networking there is a fine line between personal and professional social media use. PSJD Fellow, Ashley Matthews, breaks down the top ten social media blunders while you are searching for a job. Don’t forget, many employers check a candidate’s social media accounts before making an offer!

10. Lying about qualifications

9. Highlighting bad communication skills

8. Highlighting bad work behavior

7. Being indiscreet

6. Unprofessional profile photos

To read the full article and find out the top 5 blunders, you can catch Ashley Matthew’s article here (Top 10 Social Media Blunders ).

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

Registration for SEMJF will begin on April 2, 2014 and will end on April 18, 2014. Students can register on Symplicity at https://law-fcsl-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/SEMJF_Registration14.

Registration is FREE! On May 15th, students will  be able to view the list of employers SEMJF Symplicityparticipating and will be able to apply for opportunities on SEMJF Symplicity. Only students selected to interview with employers or as an alternate are allowed to attend the job fair.

Registration includes providing the following information:
• First, Middle, and Last Name
• Email Address
• Graduation Date
• Class Year: 1L, 2L, 3L

Job Fair Details

When:  Friday, July 25  & Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where: Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, Georgia

Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact Amber Donley at ardonley@fcsl.edu.

Clinics Are Still Accepting Applications!

Have you received your Notice of Registrant Clearance?job_openings

Will you have completed 48 credit hours by the beginning of summer?

Are you looking for legal experience this summer?

If you answered yes to all three questions, check out the below listings on Symplicity (under job postings).

The clinics listed below are still taking applicants for the summer! This is a great way to get real legal work experience!

-          Family Law Clinic (posting #7940)

-          Criminal Defense Clinic (posting #7942)

For questions about applications, please see Career Services. If you have specific questions about the clinics, please see Professor Tuttle (Family Law Clinic) or Professor Ragsdale (Criminal Defense Clinic).