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Alumni Chapter Holiday Socials

The South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta alumni chapters have finalized their 2013Holiday bells-14 holiday events and invite you to attend!  All students, alumni and their guests are welcome.  Please RSVP via the attached links if you plan to be there.  These are great networking opportunities!

  • Wednesday, December 18 at 5-8 p.m.: South Carolina Alumni/Student Holiday Party at The Phipps Law Firm in Mt. Pleasant.  RSVP here.
  • Friday, January 3 at 6-8:30 p.m.: Washington, D.C. Alumni/Student Holiday Party at Johnny’s Half Shell.  RSVP here.
  • Saturday, January 4 at 6-8 p.m.: Atlanta Alumni/Student Holiday Party at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Buckhead.  RSVP here.

If you would like to join any of the Alumni Chapter Facebook groups, please visit the alumni chapter directory and contact Alumni Relations Manager, Lauren Griffith at lgriffith@fcsl.edu with questions.  See where our FCSL graduates practice throughout the United States by viewing the alumni map.  You can also connect with graduates by logging into your LinkedIn homepage and clicking “Network” then “Find Alumni” on the top navigation bar.  You can then search by practice area or city/state.  Additionally, students can connect with graduates through the Coastal Connect Online Directory.

Tap Into the Power of Your Alumni Network

Florida Coastal has an extensive network of alumni working all across the country in Q&Atraditional and alternative legal careers.  Our alumni are a valuable resource that students often overlook.  As the holiday break approaches, now is the perfect time to start reaching out to alumni and scheduling informational interviews in your hometown.  Informational interviews will provide you with unique insight into specific practice areas, alternative careers, and/or what it’s like to work in a particular city or region.  They also allow you to establish professional connections that just might lead to an employment opportunity. 

We work closely with the Alumni Relations Office to maintain contacts with our alumni.  These alumni have been in your shoes and they can answer your questions about the advantages and challenges of pursuing a legal career.  If you are interested in connecting with a Coastal alum who is working in an area of the law that interests you, send an email to Lauren Griffith, Alumni Relations Manager, at lgriffith@fcsl.edu to assist you with locating and contacting alumni. 

Do you need to prepare for an informational interview with an alum or potential employer?  Contact our office at careerservices@fcsl.edu.  Also check out this related document to provide you with ideas on questions to ask during your informational interview.

ABA Summer 2014 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation has announced its Summer 2014 JudicialJIOP_logo_320x165 Intern Opportunity Program. The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.

The program is a summer internship program open to all first- or second-year diverse law students. Selected students are given an opportunity to intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge. The program offers a $2,000 award to each selected student. Students can also elect law school credit or coordinate their award with their work/student financial aid.

Applications will begin accepting applications for second-year students on November 4 and December 1 for first-year students. Applications must be submitted by January 10, 2014.

For more information and to obtain an application, click www.ambar.org/jiop. For questions, contact Amber Donley in Career Services at ardonley@fcsl.edu

Best Wishes on Your Finals!

Good LuckThe CSD wishes each and every student the best as you embark on this semester’s final exams! Remember, if you need our assistance, our office is open through December 23.  After your exams, you can schedule an appointment with us by phone at 680-7744, e-mail at careerservices@fcsl.edu, or stop by our office, Room 180, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. 

Scheduling appointments via Symplicity will be closed for the month of December and will re-open in January.

Palm Beach County Bar Association: Diversity Internship Program

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Eligibility: Candidates must be a first year or second year diverse law student from Florida law schools that are interested in working in Palm Beach County.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Top 50% of class
  • Involvement and leadership in law school organizations
  • Recognized outstanding achievements
  • Proven commitment to serving others

Internship Information:

  • Program Length: May 27, 2014 – August 8, 2014
  • Work Schedules: 20-40 hours per week
  • Pay Rates: $10.00-$15.00/ hour for law firms and $200.00 stipend per week for government employers

Deadline: January 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Click Palm Beach County Bar Association for the application or obtain a copy here: Palm Beach County Internship 2014

Caribbean Bar Association Scholarship

The Caribbean Bar Association (CBA) has announced its annual scholarship. The scholarship will award up to two 8-week Judicial Internships with judges in South Florida and one 8-week Legal Services Internship with Legal Services of Greater Miami.  Each recipient will receive a stipend in the amount of $3,000.00. Applications are Caribbean-Bar-Association-Logo1available in Career Services. The deadline to apply is January 17, 2014. As a part of the application process students must complete a 1,000 words or less essay.  A copy of the application is attached below.

Should you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

CBA Scholarship Application

Learn more about the Caribbean Bar Association by clicking here.

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