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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Happy Holidays from the CSD! The Blog is taking a much needed nap this holiday season. Do not expect any new posts until the New Year. Please keep in mind that our office will be closed from December 24 through January 1. We will resume regular business hours on January 2.
There are several fellowship and internship opportunities currently available on Symplicity. Remember that winter break is a great time to network with alumni and other legal professionals in your area. Be sure to read our “Make the Most of Your Holiday Break” Part 1 and Part 2 blog posts from Dec. 12th and 16th to provide you with ideas on how to leverage this short period of time that you have in between classes and contact us when you return to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable and experienced Career Counselors.
Enjoy a wonderful and safe holiday season!
The South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta alumni chapters have finalized their 2013-14 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 email@example.com 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.
The Department of State’s Pathways Recent Graduates Program Job Announcement is now open on USAJobs.gov for the IT Specialist job series, and is scheduled to close at 11:59pm EST on the day that 200 applications is received, or Friday, November 8, 2013, whichever comes first.
Go to https://state.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/344074900 to view the vacancy and start the application process.
To qualify for a Pathways Recent Graduates position, you must meet the qualifications listed in the announcement, and have COMPLETED your educational requirement BY THE DATE OF APPLICATION.
Visit the forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search the FAQs for more information.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.
Sign up for the upcoming OCI on October 28th! We strongly encourage any students or alumni 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!
OCI: U.S. Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
Eligible: Second Semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, Graduates
Position: Assistant Judge Advocate, Summer Internship
Recommended: Be sure to visit http://www.afjag.af.mil/ to review the application process.
Application Material: Resume, Unofficial Transcript, Experiential Learning/OCI Agreement Form (found in the Document Library on Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity under the OCI tab