Friday, January 30, 2009

Central Florida Diversity Picnic

The 2nd Annual Central Florida Diversity Picnic will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Stetson University College of Law’s Tampa Campus. This free event is an excellent networking opportunity for students sponsored by the Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, George Edgecomb Bar Association, Sarasota County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and many law firms and other bar associations from around the state. The picnic is also very family-friendly, so bring the kids for some food and fun as well!

Questions? Contact Tony Cabassa at

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Program this Week

Wed. Jan 28 @ noon in HOL 180
Join guest Speaker Ann Skalaski, Career Consultant and Legal Recruiter, to learn about strategies students can use to market themselves. Ms. Skalaski is the former Director of Attorney Recruitment at Holland & Knight, LLP and Assistant Dean for Career Services at UF Law from 1991-1996.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Programs this Week

Wednesday, January 21st at Noon:
3Ls: Considering an LLM?
Come and get your questions answered by guest speakers:
Alyson Flournoy, Director of the Environmental and Land Use Program AND
Michael Friel, Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Tax Program
HOL 382

Wednesday, January 21st at Noon:
1L Kickoff: Summer Opportunities
Learn about the different opportunities for gaining legal experience this summer.
HOL 355C
Friday, January 23rd at Noon:
Cover Letters & Conducting Targeted Mailings
Jessie Howell Wallace & Bonita Young will help you create powerful letters to best market yourself to employers & help you identify target markets to make the most efficient use of your resources. Presented by The Center for Career Services and Lexis Nexis.
HOL 382

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sarasota Afternoon at the Courthouse

The Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association invites all young lawyers and law students to attend a FREE program:

Friday, January 30th from 3-5:00 p.m.
Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center Courtroom 8B

The program will provide an in-depth educational opportunity for young lawyers to learn more about the 12th Judicial Circuit, courtroom techniques and procedures. A reception will follow at Horsefeathers Bar & Grill. Horsefeathers will offer drink specials and the YLD will provide light snacks. RSVP FOR EVENTS via fax to SCBA (941) 954-2301 by January 20th.

Orlando Networking Opportunity

Dean Robert Jerry will be speaking at the Orange County (Orlando) Bar Association's monthly luncheon on the topic of "Emerging Changes in Educating Law Students Today" so we anticipate a great Gator crowd. His presentation will be given on Thursday, January 29 between 11:30-1:00 in the Ballroom at the Church Street Station. Three students will be able to attend this event at no cost, with Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson. If you are interested and can be available on Thursday, email by Wednesday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m. indicating your class year, which CCS program(s) you have attended this fall, and your contact information. Selected students will be notified on January 22nd.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Upcoming Programs:
Walk-in Resume Review
Stop by the CCS for your 10-minute resume review.
Monday, January 12th 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 15th 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
1L Small Group Counseling
Join us for answers to all of your job search questions. Sign up in the CCS for sessions:
Thursday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m.
Symplicity Training
For those who didn't get a chance to attend in the fall.
Wednesday, January 14th at Noon in HOL 382

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Career Showcase - UF Main Campus

UF Main Campus hosts its Spring Career Showcase on January 20th and 21st at the O'Connell Center. The Showcase hosts a number of employers that may be of interest to J.D. students, including accouting firms (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PWC, Grant Thornton) and government (FDIC, FBI, IRS) This event is open to all UF students and alumni. No registration is required. Simply check out the employer list at and come with resumes and your Gator1 card to meet employers.

Finnegan Diversity Scholarship

The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship provides financial support to qualified minority law students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in IP law. The scholarship award of $15,000 may be applied to costs associated with normal tuition; usual fees; and a patent bar review course. The scholarship recipient will also accept an offer to join the firm as a summer associate in one of its domestic offices (Atlanta, Cambridge, Palo Alto, Reston or Washington). Students currently completing their first year full-time (or second year part-time) are invited to apply.
Additional information about the scholarship and application form are posted at The deadline for applications is February 27, 2009.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

American Constitution Society Fellowship

The American Constitution Society (ACS), one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, seeks a talented, versatile and energetic recent law school graduate to serve as a Law Fellow. The Fellowship will begin in September 2009. The Fellow will serve as part of ACS's Programs staff, which is led by a group of experienced attorneys who coordinate and facilitate ACS's rapidly expanding output of innovative, highly relevant legal and public policy work. Click here for details and application information.

Summer Clerkship in Vietnam

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) offers law students the opportunity to clerk at an international law firm in Vietnam for summer 2009. The Clerkship Recipient has the unique opportunity to learn about the local cultures and customs firsthand while living in Vietnam and to learn about international and comparative law by working at a major law firm. Click here for details and application. Application deadline is February 2, 2009.

The RebLaw Conference is an annual, student-run conference that brings together practitioners, law students, and community advocates from around the country to discuss innovative, progressive approaches to law and social change.

Where: Yale Law School, New Haven, CT.

When: Friday, February 20–Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cost: Standard registration is $30.

Go to to register and check out the schedule, information, and links.

Upcoming Networking Opportunities

Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida Intstallation Dinner
Saturday, January 17, 2009, 6:00 p.m. at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center
Keynote Speaker: Francisco Angones, Esq., Past President of the Florida Bar
R.S.V.P. or questions to Cindy Duque at or 407-855-1660

Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at River City
Check out the YLS Facebook Group at for more information.