Have you received your Notice of Registrant Clearance?
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).
The South Florida Alumni Chapter is hosting an alumni social in Broward County while you are on Spring Break! This is a fantastic opportunity for students to attend and meet FCSL alumni in your hometown! If you are thinking about practicing in South Florida- specifically Broward County – or working over the summer in the area, this is a great networking opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Himmarshee Public House in Fort Lauderdale.
RSVP online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook event to RSVP (you must join the FCSL South Florida Alumni Chapter Facebook group to register before accessing the Facebook event).
DRI has announced its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, open to rising (2014-15) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle.
All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply.
To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school.
Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrated academic excellence
- Service to the profession
- Service to the community
- Service to the cause of diversity
Applications must be received by DRI no later than Monday, March 31, 2014. Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and will be officially announced at the 2014 DRI Diversity for Success Seminar, June 12-13, in Chicago.
If you are interested in practicing in the Clearwater/Pinellas County area and want to network and meet potential employers, colleagues and judges, Florida Coastal Law students have been invited to participate in the 75th Annual Clearwater Bar Oyster Roast as a student volunteer.
The Oyster Roast is an event held annually by the Clearwater Bar Association where local attorneys and judges put aside the adversarial process, “kick off their shoes,” and enjoy food and drinks from local vendors. In addition to being a great time, it can be a unique opportunity for law students to socialize with practicing attorneys and judges.
This year, as they have in the past, they are inviting law students to attend for FREE (yes, free!) if they assist with the cleanup process. There are a limited number of volunteer spots available, so if this is something that you or your organization is interested in participating in, please contact Nicholasg@jpfirm.com or email@example.com as quickly as possible. The volunteer spots will be given out on a first-come first-serve basis. Please include the following in your email.
1. Name, address, and phone number;
2. Your law school;
3. Are you a student-member of the Clearwater Bar? (We encourage all student-volunteers to sign up for the Clearwater bar Association. There are no membership fees for student members and this is a terrific way to connect with the local legal community)
4. Are you available for cleanup on
1. the night of the Oyster Roast (Saturday, March 29, 2014);
2. the morning after the Oyster Roast (Sunday, March 30, 2014); or
We ask that you only offer to volunteer for time slots if you are genuinely able to attend, as they will be depending on your help. Click on the link below to view the flyer!
75th Oyster Roast Flyer
Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is now accepting entries for its first Diversity Committee Writing Competition. A winner will be selected from each class (1L, 2L and 3/4L) and each winner will receive a $5,000.00 cash prize.
Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Details are included in the attached memo (LSAC Writing Competition Memo).
Do you have questions about how to incorporate social networking into your job search? Have you received conflicting advice about whether to create a LinkedIn account and whether to delete your Facebook profile? Then mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Noon in room 550 to hear Amanda Ellis, author of The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs (2010), answer all of your questions about incorporating social networking into your job search! This very popular presentation is one you won’t want to miss!
The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs teaches lawyers and law students how to get hired through relationships they develop and cultivate on the three most popular social networking sites–Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (collectively, the “Big 3”). Many job seekers maintain a presence on the Big 3 sites. But, a mere presence is not sufficient to get hired—it’s only one element. The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs teaches law students and lawyers how to incorporate the 6Ps (Professionalism, Profile, Privacy, Performance, Practice, Protocol) and outlines over 60 ways to use the Big 3 sites to get hired.
Amanda Ellis is the Vice President of Search for Special Counsel. Prior to her current role, Ms. Ellis worked as an Attorney Search Director at Special Counsel and her own search firm where she placed attorneys in law firms and corporate legal departments. Amanda Ellis Legal Search also publishes Something Different, a monthly e-newsletter that outlines a new or different service or resource available to legal professionals in each issue. Prior to entering the legal recruiting field, Amanda practiced commercial bankruptcy law in Massachusetts and Texas. Amanda is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and Centenary College of Louisiana.
RSVP for this presentation on Symplicity or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be served to those RSVP!
The Sarasota County Bar Association in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is accepting applications for its Diversity Scholarship Program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualified law students of diverse backgrounds. Students are selected from Florida law schools by the SCBA Diversity Committee. Click on the link to view the Diversity Scholarship Program brochure.
Eligibility is based on need, merit and qualifying criteria. Candidates interview with area law firms and/or governmental agencies that have agreed to employ the students for 10-week summer internships. Once approved, successful applications are referred to the Community Foundation who awards the scholarship to the student’s law school to further his/her legal education.
The Diversity Committee is available to provide information about housing for students that do not have ties to the community. To learn more and obtain an application, visit http://www.sarasotabar.com/ or http://www.cfsarasota.org/. You can also obtain a copy of the application below. If you have questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at email@example.com. Applications are due by March 1, 2014.
The Black Law Students Association Alumni Committee of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia is pleased to present the 2014 Spring Break Criminal Defense Trial Practice Institute (Institute). The Institute seeks to help students cultivate effective trial advocacy skills and explore indigent criminal defense work. The program consists of a week of workshops on how to conduct opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, and closing arguments. In addition, students will learn how to develop theories of defense, master the rules of evidence, and impeach witnesses at trial. At the end of the program, students will participate in full-length mock trials presided over by Superior Court judges.
The Institute will be held March 10 – March 14, 2014. The program is free of charge to students, although students are expected to provide their own transportation and lodging.
To apply, you must be a member of your school’s Black Law Students Association and commit to the entire program.
Please submit your application electronically by clicking here. As part of your application, describe your criminal defense interest and trial advocacy experience in less than two pages, and attach a copy of your current resume. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 28, 2014.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Legal Recruiting Director, Jennifer Thomas, at Jenthomas@pdsdc.org or (202) 824-2337.
To view this as a pdf, click here: BLSA_Intensive_Trial_Advocacy_Program_Flyer.
To view the .pdf version, click here: 2014 LIWOCA Save The Date
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