D.W. Perkins Bar Association, Inc. is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for students who have a financial need and demonstrate a commitment to excellence. Applicants must be recent graduates or third year law students who are scheduled to take the Florida Bar Examination in July 2014 or February 2015. Applicants must graduate from law school during the 2014 school year.
Completed applications MUST be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014. To fill out the application, please click the link: 2014 D W Perkins Bar Scholarship Application.
The Career Services Department will now be known as the Center for Professional Development or CPD. This is in line with the other consortium schools and better reflects the comprehensive nature of the work handled by our department at Coastal. The CPD prepares students for the world of legal work throughout the student’s academic career and beyond.
The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 21 at 2 pm.
The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.
To register for the webinar, please click the link below.
Webinar: Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship
This webinar will also be offered on June 18, July 16, and August 13. Information about registering for these sessions will be available on the EJW website soon.
If you have questions about Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit their website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending on funding, EJW provides between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leaders of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.
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).
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!
DeKalb Lawyers Association presents their 26th Annual Scholarship Essay Contest!
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.
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!
Social media is great for connecting with friends or staying up-to-date with the news, but 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 ).
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 participating 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 email@example.com.
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).