Monday, February 28, 2011

Program TODAY: Offered Twice!!

Work in DC through the University of Arizona

Today, 2/28, 1pm and 3pm in FDR

Courtney Dredden, Esq. of the Washington Center is coming to campus to speak about visiting student/externship opportunities in Washington, D.C. Find out how you can get a first-hand view of the policy and legal practice in the nation’s capital and develop connections and experience often sought by potential employers.

Friday, February 25, 2011

TOMORROW! 4th Annual Central Florida Diversity Picnic

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Diversity Committee

Proudly Presents

The 4th Annual Central Florida Diversity Picnic

Family Fun Event

Free of Charge

February 26th 2011 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Chester H. Ferguson Law Center

1610 N. Tampa Street, Tampa 33602

Food, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Drinks

Bouncy House, Obstacle Course

Live Entertainment

Please RSVP: 221-7777

1Ls!! Foley Diversity Scholarship Program - DEADLINE April 1!

In 1998, Foley created this program to raise awareness of diversity-related issues in the legal profession. A strong and effective diversity program is one of the highest priorities of the firm, and the Diversity Scholarship Program exemplifies Foley’s tangible commitment to the advancement of diverse law students and to achieving a more inclusive legal community. Through the program, Foley awards a $5,000 scholarship to a diverse law student at select law schools: Berkeley, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Michigan, Northwestern, UCLA, and Wisconsin.

Foley will award one scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to a first-year student at each law school noted above. To be eligible, an applicant must be either a) a member of one of the following government recognized racial/ethnic groups as defined by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance programs: American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, or Hispanic or b) identify as LGBT. The scholarship will be paid either to the recipient or to the law school (at the recipient’s request) during the recipient’s spring semester and is to be applied to tuition, books, fees, and other expenses incident to law school attendance.

For more information visit:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Two Birds One Stone: Serving your Community While Enhancing your Legal Education

The Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest Law Fellows and the Center for Governmental Responsibility Present:

Two Birds One Stone: Serving your Community While Enhancing your Legal Education

Come and share your lunchtime with the Public Interest Law Fellows to hear about exciting programs that can help you build your resume, obtain a certificate, facilitate employment opportunities, and perhaps even subsidize your student loans after law school. A Panel composed of lawyers and students with various experiences working in legal aid will share their experiences with you. Learn about all the different opportunities available to students at Levin Law.

When? February 23rd, 2011

What Time? At Noon

Where? Room 180

EJW Summer Corps Application Goes Live March 16th!


The application will be open on this site beginning March 16 and closing April 5, 2011.


In order to be eligible for any AmeriCorps program, including Summer Corps, you must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States. During the application process, all applicants will be required to provide proof of their status by submitting acceptable documentation of eligibility, such as a copy of an unexpired U.S. passport, birth certificate, certificate of naturalization or Lawful Permanent Resident Card.


In order to be eligible for Summer Corps, you must have secured a placement for the summer. Your service project should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • You must provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved individuals. This includes conducting intake, performing client and witness interviews, participating in courtroom advocacy and carrying out legal research and writing.
  • You are strongly encouraged, but not required, to engage in community education and outreach efforts as a part of your service. This includes creating, updating or translating educational and outreach materials and conducting "know your rights" presentations.
  • Your project is not eligible if you do pure policy work.
  • If you are performing indigent defense work, you are only eligible if your organization is a state, county, or nonprofit public defender. Offices such as the Federal Public Defender do not qualify.
  • You may not engage in any activities prohibited by AmeriCorps during your service hours. These include:
    * proselytizing or engaging in religious instruction;
    * attempting to influence legislation;
    * assisting, promoting or deterring union organizing;
    * engaging in partisan political activities;
    * and/or providing a direct benefit to a for-profit entity.

All Summer Corps members must sign a document certifying they do not partake in any prohibited activities throughout the course of their project.


In accordance with the federal regulations and program guidelines that govern AmeriCorps, Summer Corps host sites must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or qualifying public defender programs. These include:

  • Nonprofit organizations serving low-income and underserved communities;
  • State, County, and Nonprofit public defender offices;
  • Legal service organizations; and
  • Civil rights organizations.

For more information visit:

If you have questions about the Summer Corps program, please send an email to

Monday, February 21, 2011

OSCAR Info Session

Judicial Clerkships: Focus on OSCAR

Wednesday, 2/23 at 12pm in HOL 345

Applying to federal judges for a post-graduate clerkship? Join career counselor Kristen Bryant as she explains the Federal Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) and answers your questions.

Palm Beach County Diversity Law Student Internship Program, DUE 3/1

The Palm Beach County Bar Association is seeking candidates for its Diversity Law Student Internship Program. The criteria for internship eligibility are listed below. Students are invited to complete an application if they meet the following criteria:

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be first and second year diverse law students from a State of Florida School of Law with an interest in employment in Palm Beach County.

CRITERIA FOR *Academic Performance - Top 50% of the class.

SELECTION: *Involvement and Leadership in Law School Organization(s)

*Law School Awards and Honors

*Community Service Activities


INFORMATION: To be independently set by student and participant

Work Hours: Up to 40 hours per week (to be determined by employer)

Pay Rate: (Firms) $10.00 - $15.00 per hour (to be determined by employer)

(Government) $1200.00 stipend

Program Length: June 20, 2011 through August 5, 2011

COMMITMENT: Applicants must be committed to participate and attend work on a regular basis. An intern's failure to attend work on a regular basis jeopardizes the program's ability to maintain and obtain volunteer participants.


Please note the internships provided are separate from the firms' or governmental agencies' regular internship programs. The firms and governmental agencies have volunteered to in the internship program. Thus, if you are more interested in the monetary aspect of the internship, than the experience, then this internship may not be for you. However, if you are interested in gaining legal experience and potential employment opportunities in Palm Beach County, then please apply. An internship is not an offer of employment.

Find the application at: