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).
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.
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
View this job opportunity on Symplicity! You can also via a .pdf version of this brochure below here: FBI 2014 Honors Internship Program
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 understand you have limited time to work on your Externship/Clinic Applications and that’s why CAREER SERVICES IS HERE TO HELP!!!
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!
Students: The applications for Summer 2014 Externships with Judges & Courts as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Offices 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). 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.