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Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application Open!

The Class of 2014 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Application will launch Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM (Eastern Time).  The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates created more than three decades ago by Executive Order. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, and is designed to develop a cadre of potential government leaders. The PMF Program instills a a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government. You may access the application on www.USAJOBS.gov, or from the PMF homepage, www.PMF.gov.  Remember to study the PMF Assessment Preparation Guide (available at http://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/assessment-process.aspx) before you begin the on-line assessment portion of the application.

Also, the assessment is not timed, but be sure to submit your completed application by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Interested in Learning about the Air Force JAG Corps?

Sign up for the upcoming OCI on October 28th! We strongly encourage any students or alumni United States Air Force Demonstration Team Performing During Air Showinterested 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
Location: Worldwide
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

Equal Justice Works Annual Conference and Career Fair

Would you like to connect with public interest employers from all across the country and meetEqual Justice Works fellow, public interest-minded students, graduates and practitioners in the field? Then the Equal Justice Works annual Conference and Career Fair is the event for you. With more than 115 public interest employers, 1,200 public interest law students and workshops to help you start down the path to your public interest career, you won’t want to miss it.

April 23 – September 5   Employer registration and job posting
August 13 – September 12   Student and recent graduate registration and application
September 13 – October 11   Student and recent graduate registration (for those not applying or seeking an interview)
September 19 – October 3   Employer application review and interview selection
September 19 – October 8   Student and recent graduate accept/decline interview invitations
October 4   Last day to reserve a hotel room [2] at our discounted rate
October 11   Last day for student and recent graduate refund requests
October 25 – 26   Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair


Be sure to review the Registration and Application Guide and view the recording of the webinar on job search and application tips.


Registration fee: $25 per student/recent graduate

Those attending the Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career, sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center and Stanford Law School, must register online even if you are just attending for a conference session or Table Talk.

If you decide not to attend, you have until 5 p.m. EST October 11 to cancel your registration and receive a full refund. Cancellations after 5 p.m. EST October 11 will not be refunded.

A list of employers registered so far for the 2013 Conference and Career Fair can be found here.

To view available positions before you register, log in using username EJWguest and password guest. Click Job Search under Jobs & Internships in the top menu bar to view a list of active positions. Note: Employers may register and post jobs until September 5, so keep checking back as positions are added.

Note: Due to NALP guidelines, 1L students are not eligible to interview with employers during the Equal Justice Works Career Fair. However, 1L students may informally talk to employers during “Table Talk” on Friday and Saturday.

Army JAG Corps Coming to Campus!

Students: Mark Your Calendars for Army JAG Corps!

On Friday, September 13th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 425 an Army JAG Corps officer will beJAG Corps conducting an information session for all students interested in learning about careers and internship opportunities in JAG.

This is an especially great opportunity for first semester 1Ls to learn about jobs and life in the JAG Corps and speak one-on-one with a Captain in the Army JAG.  You will also have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

RSVP to careerservices@fcsl.edu to let us know you’ll be joining us!

PAID Federal Work Study Positions Available Now!

Paid Fall positions through the federal work study program are available with three local Work studyorganizations: Three Rivers Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) and Compassionate Families.  Apply online through Symplicity! The deadline to apply for any external work study position is Friday, September 13, 2013. Positions may be filled prior to the September deadline, so apply TODAY!

*** In order to qualify for this position, you MUST qualify for Federal Work-Study. Please email Rita Rosario in Financial Aid (rrosario@fcsl.edu ) to confirm your eligibility BEFORE applying. If you are not federal work study eligible, you will not be considered for this position.***

Free Human Rights Lawyering Training in Miami

Human Rights Advocacy

For more information and to register for this free training, visit: www.law.miami.edu/humanrightstraining. If you have already registered, you need not register again; however please note that the guest speaker list has been updated to include Cathy Albisa, Director, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative.

2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Now Open!

The 2014 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application is now open and will close on September 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance.

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.

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Visit the Equal Justice Works website to learn more.

U.S. Army JAG Corps on Campus Sept. 12-13!

Students and Alumni: We’re excited to welcome back an Army JAG Corps representative onU.S. Army Officer Cap Badge campus on Thursday and Friday, September 12-13.  Sign up for an OCI opportunity in Symplicity under the OCI tab until Thursday, August 29th.  These interviews are an opportunity to make a first impression upon a Judge Advocate, obtain interview experience and learn about a career in the military JAG. This interview is informational and, therefore, there is no selection process.  All applicants will be interviewed.  Please only apply if you plan to attend an interview. Additionally, this interview is crucial for those who wish to apply for active duty, as the application deadline is November 1, 2013.   

To learn more about Army JAG, visit http://www.goarmy.com/jag.html. Please ensure that you have reviewed this website prior to your interview.

Equal Justice Works to Place 36 Lawyers and 200 Law Students across the U.S. in Veterans Legal Corps

Equal Justice Works®, a national nonprofit organization focused on mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice, has created Veterans Legal Corps – 36 lawyers and 200 law students, serving the needs of low-income and homeless veterans. Equal Justice Works received AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service/AmeriCorps. Equal Justice Works will place the lawyers and law students in legal aid organizations and courts across the country to improve the lives of veterans and their families by helping them secure access to income, housing, employment, and health care.

About Veterans Legal Corps: Veterans frequently face complicated legal problems stemming from physical and mental injuries sustained during military service. When these legal problems go unresolved, they can quickly multiply, creating insurmountable barriers to successful civilian life. An annual survey by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs consistently shows that legal needs are among the top unmet needs of homeless and low-income veterans. Lawyers play key roles in resolving the complex and intertwined legal issues veterans face. The ultimate goal of the Veteran Legal Corps is to improve the lives of veterans – once relied upon to serve their country as members of the armed forces – and enable them to return to civilian life as successful community members.

Over the next three years, Veterans Legal Corps Fellows and law students will provide legal assistance to lowincome and homeless veterans with issues related to disability benefits claims, barriers to housing and employment, debt, family law, and other legal issues. Fellows will serve at organizations across the country such as Inner City Law Center in Los Angeles, California; Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in Ohio; Land of Lincoln Assistance Foundation in Champaign, Illinois; Legal Assistance of Western New York in Jamestown, New York; and the University Of Miami School Of Law in Florida.

The first class of Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps members will begin their service in September and serve for two years. Lawyers interested in becoming a Veterans Legal Corps member can visit the Equal Justice Works website for host site locations and available positions. Equal Justice Works will continue to post more fellowship positions through the end of July as they become open. Applicants should check the website regularly. Law students interested in becoming part of the Veterans Legal Corps should apply directly with legal aid organizations. A list of organizations serving veterans can be found on the Equal Justice Works website.

For additional information on the Veterans Legal Corps program and Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, visit www.equaljusticeworks.org.