Tuesday, September 30, 2008
WHEN: Friday, October 10, 2008 – 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Paramount Plaza Hotel – 2900 SW 13th Street
PROGRAM: Judicial and County Commissioner Candidates
COST: Members: $12.00, Non-Members: $14.00* for following choice of entrees (you
· Delaney and Murphy Chicken
· Portabella Wellington
DEADLINE: Register on or before Monday, October 6th at Noon
REMIT TO: EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BAR ASSOCIATION, INC.
P O Box 127
Gainesville, FL 32602-0127
Monday, September 29, 2008
Tuesday at 11am in HOL 284
Attending Equal Justice Works Career Fair and don't know what to expect?
Not going, but want advice from an experienced attorney who's been there, done that?
Whitney Unteidt, of the Public Defender's Office, is coming to prepare you for this career fair.
She has been to it, and would like to share her tips & tricks for being a success at EJW and in interviewing generally.
OCI IS Over...Now What?
Wednesday, 10/1, at noon in HOL 345
2L's & 3L's (refreshments provided)
Join the CCS and Lexis to learn how to begin the next phase of your job or internship search for next summer. What should be your search strategies now? Where should you be looking? What resources have you not considered?Career counselors and Lexis will be on-hand next Wednesday to discuss topics and strategies including informational interviewing, targeted mailings, and networking with the right type of employers. If you find yourself scratching your head and not knowing what your first or next step should be, make plans to join us for an informative panel presentation.Refreshments provided by Lexis. Open to all 2L and 3L students.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
- The Sports Internship Book, 2009
- Internships in International Affairs 2009
- Internships with America's Prosecutors 2009
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Due to popular demand, this program will be presented twice this week.
- Tuesday at 1:00 HOL 285D
- Wednesday at 12:00 HOL 345
This program is open to ALL CLASSES (1L's, 2L's, and 3L's)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
If a judicial clerkship remains a goal of yours, remember that you can absolutely apply as an alumni. Adding a year of more of legal experience may make you a more desirable and interesting candidate for a federal judge.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
September 23 (non-technical day) & 24 (technical day)
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Federal Energy Regulation Commission (Booth 442)
State of Florida Office of Financial Regulation (Booth 319)
Grant Thornton (Booths 406-407)
Ernst & Young (Booths 416-418)
PriceWaterhouse Coopers (Booths 400-401)
KPMG (Booths 445-446)
McGladrey & Pullen (Booth 408)
Click HERE for a list of participating employers.
Hint: This may be a great opportunity for those law students considering an alternative career path or for anyone wanting to work on their "small-talk" and networking skills.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
How comfortable are you with regular client contact? More importantly, how comfortable are you with having regular contact with low-income clients? Most public interest law clients have incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level. For 2007 that meant a single mother with two children had a total monthly income of $1430. If you are interested in legislative or policy work and you are not interested in hands-on client work and litigation, you need to find out exactly what your duties will be before you accept a public interest law job. Look for a job where you will be regularly conducting research and writing memos on public policy issues. Otherwise you may find yourself miserable in a job where you must regularly meet with indigent clients and maintain an active litigation caseload.
What area of public interest law is your passion? It could be representing petitioners, usually women in domestic violence injunctions; representing tenants in eviction cases; representing migrant farm-workers in labor disputes; preparing advance directives for seniors; or helping the homeless or people who have a mental illness get public benefits, such as food stamps, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Social Security disability benefits.
Are you willing to branch out into different areas of law? Frequently your public interest law client will have a problem with multiple layers. Consider the single mom who ... to continue reading click HERE.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Join Career Services to learn about the do's and don'ts of writing an excellent cover letter including what information to highlight, what to leave out, and how to gain control over the application process. This program will be a great resource for anyone thinking of sending a cover letter this fall.
Attending All 3L's: Everything you want to know about the Florida Bar Exam
Come enjoy pizza while Dean Calvert Hanson speaks about the Bar Exam Application Conversion Process and Karen Hundley, Fl Director, BarBri Bar Review and Phil Sandon, Florida Bar Exam Tutor & Consultant will help you understanding the contents of and preparation for the Florida Bar Exam. PIZZA provided by BarBri!!!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Washington DC, Oct. 10-11
Registration for interviews scheduled in advance closes on Friday September 26th at 5PM (EXTENDED!!!!). After this deadline you will still have an opportunity to interact with the employers in attendance. All employers are participating in a "Table Talk" event where you can walk up, introduce yourself & establish a report on your own. Online registration for this will continue until September 26. Even if you miss that, on site registrations will be accepted. If you are interested in staying at the hotel with the group rate, you must register by September 18th.
If you have emailed Kristen Bryant in Career Services for a Registration Fee waiver to attend the conference, the waiver has been applied automatically through their system.If you are interested in car pooling, sharing a room, etc. Email Kristen with your contact information & what your cost splitting needs are (do you just need a ride, etc.)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
- Legal Services
- International Affairs
- Womens' Rights
- City and County Attorney's Offices
- Sports Internships
- Green Law
- Fed Law
- Washington, DC Opportunities (Including Congress)
- Human Rights
- Corporate Opportunities (Including Apple, Marriott, AT&T, Morgan Stanley, and MORE)
Make sure to spend some of your Internship Searching with this great resource! If you need the updated password for 2008-2009, please contact the CCS.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with some of your available dates and times to meet
- Stopping by the CCS (244 Bruton-Geer) to schedule an appointment
- Calling the office to discuss setting up an appointment (273-0860)
Remember, the Counselors' schedules fill up very quickly, so make sure you book your appointment in advance or utilize the walk-in hours. We look very forward to working with you!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Wednesday --> Legal Employer Reality Check 12:00 - HOL 345
What is it really like to practice law? How do you succeed in interviews, call backs, and in a legal environment? Make plans to learn valuable information from Professor Sokol, Professor Rowe, and Dean Calvert Hanson about what firms and other legal employers are looking for in law student candidates and how to succeed in every step of the application process. We will see you there!
Thursday --> Career Opportunities in Navy JAGC* 12:00 - HOL355A
If you want the chance to enjoy immediate responsibility, travel worldwide, and serve your country all while making a difference, come learn about career opportunities in the NAVY JAG Corp. Gator Alumni, LCDR Dave Gonzalez (UF'99) and LTJG Jared Hernandez (UF'07) along with Commanding Officer CAPT Paul Kiamos, will be on hand to answer questions and share their legal career experiences in the NAVY JAGC.
Thursday --> OMG I’m a 3L!!! 1:00 - HOL 285D
Have you chosen a career path, but just need a little guidance? Do you need to start your career search over in a new direction? Are you thinking OMG I'm a 3L? Come to this program, the first of a series (attendance at all not required), and let's get moving. Pick up a 3L timeline, explore some available resources, and map out what you need to secure the job you want.
*Career Services Non-Discrimination Policy and Military Recruiting:The Levin College of Law, as an equal opportunity institution of higher education, conforms to all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination. The Center for Career Services (CCS) is committed to supporting an equal and fair evaluation of its law student and graduate job applicants on the basis of his or her individual merits. Therefore, the CCS is available only to employers whose employment practices are in compliance with these laws and policies. The one exception to this nondiscrimination policy is the military, which pursuant to its regulations, discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation. Such discrimination is clearly prohibited by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and Levin College of Law. Federal law, commonly referred to as the Solomon Amendment, provides that law schools that deny access to military recruiters may lose certain types of financial aid for students. As a result, AALS amended its regulations to allow its members to permit military recruiters on campus, provided sufficient ameliorative steps are taken by the school to express objection to the military’s discriminatory hiring practices. Accordingly, the Levin College of Law CCS permits on-campus military recruitment. To ameliorate the potentially discriminatory impact on its students, measures have been implemented. They include: posting of the office’s position statement that the military discriminates in a manner not permitted by the law school’s nondiscrimination policy; making available a collection of newsletters and materials related to gay and lesbian practitioners; and/or holding a forum/panel discussion on various forms of discrimination and how it impacts the legal profession. While the CCS recognizes that a career as a military lawyer can be rewarding and encourages students who are interested in speaking with military recruiters to do so, until the military makes its hiring decisions solely on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, it will be in violation of the AALS and Levin College of Law Center for Career Services’ policy.