Tuesday, March 29, 2011


The University of Florida Levin College of Law
Center for Career Development and the Legal Information Center
invite you to learn about life after graduation.


11 A.M. The Honorable Robert W. Hodges (JD 90), Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, will discuss what he expects from attorneys in the courtroom and how to best prepare to stand before a judge. Hodges currently works on the family law docket. He was a state attorney after graduating from UF Law.

12 P.M. Information session by Fastcase, a free legal search engine for licensed attorneys in Florida. Pizza will be served.

2 P.M. Attorney Bill Beck (JD 07) will discuss what it takes to open a practice and how to be successful in a legal career. Beck, a solo practitioner, worked as a staff attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit and later started his own practice in Tarpon Springs.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Volunteer Hours Deadline 5pm TODAY!

This is just a reminder that the deadline is TODAY, Monday, 3/28, by 5pm , to turn in hours for the Pro Bono and/or Community Service Projects.

Invitations to the Volunteer Celebration, at 4pm on 4/7 in the Rare Book Room, will be sent out this week via evite.com.

To receive an invitation:

· 1Ls & 2Ls must have submitted at least 35 qualifying volunteer hours this academic year, 2010/2011.

· Graduating 3Ls must have at least 35 qualifying volunteer hours over the course of their law school career. They will be receiving their certificates at the celebration.

· Non-graduating 3Ls must follow the rule for 1Ls & 2Ls.

PLEASE NOTE: Graduating 3Ls completing volunteer hours after this deadline must send an email by 3/28 at 5pm to bryantk@law.ufl.edu with "VOLUNTEER HOURS EXTENSION REQUEST" in the subject, with your name, the agency you are volunteering with, an estimate of the total hours & the projected date when you can submit your final hours.

Friday, March 25, 2011

ELI Skills Workshop in Public Interest Environmental Law


Friday, April 15 - Saturday, April 16, 2011


Georgetown University Law Center (McDonough 156)
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC

ELI is pleased to announce the second year of its highly acclaimed Skills Workshop in Public Interest Environmental Law. The workshop is open to staff of public interest organizations with a local, regional, national, and international focus and that address environmental protection, conservation of natural resources, and environmental justice.

Public Interest Environmental Law WorkshopThis workshop is specifically dedicated to skills training for junior attorneys and policy professionals who work for public interest organizations. ELI draws from nearly 20 years of experience working with senior practitioners to distill the substance and practice of environmental law into training programs for new environmental attorneys.

For more information visit:


Friday, March 11, 2011

Good Works Law Student Competition

ATTENTION LAW STUDENTS! Join the ABA Section of Litigation's Good Works Law Student Competition where you can win a $10,000 grant to start/run the Section's next public service project, up to $2,500 in cash, a trip to Laguna Beach, and more! Click the "GW COMPETITION" tab below the profile pic on their Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/abasectionoflitigation) for details!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Small Firm Conference and Interview Program

Bidding for the Small Firm Interview Program in WESTON is now Closed!

You can still register for the General, Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar's annual conference on 4/1-2 in Weston, FL.


The conference runs from 9-7:30 on Friday, April 1st and from 9-2 on Saturday, April 2nd. Attending the Conference will introduce you to aspects of a smaller firm practice that will help you best prepare to make the transition. Topics include: To Create an Extraordinary Practice, You Need an Extraordinary Future, Leverage Your Marketing Dollar - Build Your Brand Through Social Media, specifically for law students: The Extraordinary New Associate: Landing and Keeping a Dream, and more! The Conference costs includes continental breakfasts, luncheons and a networking reception. UF Law students can attend the full conference for the discounted rate of $30. (the law student rate is $60.00 and UF Law is paying $30.00 of the registration fee). Last year, students and alumni who also attended the full day and one-half Conference enjoyed impromptu interviews by employers with immediate hiring needs that did not have time to register for the Interview Program. The conference brochure is attached above.

Students attending the Interview Program and/or the Conference are invited to attend the FREE law student session at 10:40am on Saturday, April 2, “The Extraordinary New Associate: Landing & Keeping a Dream Job” a panel discussion moderated by UF Law Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson.

If students would like to register to stay at the Conference hotel, the deadline is March 17th. This is mainly for students wanting to attend the Conference since participants in the Interview Program will not find out about interview selections until March 22nd.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tomorrow's leaders are in high demand.


The Career Resource Center on Main Campus and representatives from Target Corporation are holding a series of workshops to provide you with the tools to become a successful leader.

Personal Branding - March 16, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m., Reitz Union 349
The branding experts from Target will help you evaluate, manage and improve your personal brand. Your brand is a vital component of becoming a leader.

Working Across Generations - March 24, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m., Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Salon A
The office dynamic can get complicated, especially when your team members are your parent's age. Are you prepared? We'll discuss tips on how to be a leader, regardless of your age.

Take the Lead - March 29, 2011 @ 5:10 p.m., Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Salon A
Leading a team is more than just managing daily tasks. To be a leader, you need vision and direction. We'll help you move from a manager mindset to being a forward-thinking leader.

Attend all sessions to receive the "Workplace Leadership Certification" or attend individual sessions. No need to RSVP, just stop by.

2011 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

DEADLINE to Register: MARCH 7th (this Monday)

To: All Law Students Returning For Fall Semester 2011

Re: 2011 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Loyola University Chicago School of law is hosting the 2011 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 in Chicago, Illinois. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs.

Last year roughly 100 employers, 180 law schools, and 1,600 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the resumes of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the program website at http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html.

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program will begin on Monday, February 14 and close on Monday, March 7. On February 14, a “Register Now” link will appear on the above web page. At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester). Please note that our school is listed alphabetically as UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools.

There is a non-refundable $35 dollar registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration. Please have your credit card ready when you register.

Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our office, JESSIE HOWELL, HOWELLJE@LAW.UFL.EDU .