Monthly Archives: November 2011

Palm Beach County Bar Association Diversity Internship Program

The Palm Beach County Bar Association

Diversity Internship Program

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a 1L or 2L diverse law student attending a law school in Florida.
  • Criteria: Top 50% of class, involvement and leadership in law school              organizations, law school awards and honors, & community service
  • Internship Information: (1) Work hours set by student & employer (2) Work hours are up to 40 hours per week (3) Pay rate – Firms $10.00-$15.00 per hour & Government $2,000.00 stipend (4) Program Length- June 1, 2012- August 10, 2012
  • Commitment: Applicants must be committed to participate and attend work on a regular basis. All positions are in the Palm Beach County area.

Please email Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu if you have any questions or if you would like the application for the internship emailed to you.

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Environmental Summit, Alumni Day, Dean’s Reception and Spohrer Dodd pictures

We recently posted albums from four of our most recent events on campus to our Flickr page. The latest additions:

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Morgan Lewis Summer Associate Program

 

Summer Associates

Position Description:
Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with more than 1,300 attorneys, seeks highly motivated second year law students for its 2012 Summer Associate Program.  Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong organization, writing, and analytical skills.  We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.

Practice Description:
Office by office, our summer associates are given the opportunity to work on matters that would typically be assigned to first-year associates. Although work assignments vary among practice groups and offices, we rely on our summer associates to help complete actual client work, while ensuring that they participate in a generous mix of training opportunities, with a focus on presentation, oral argument, legal writing, and practice-specific skills.

Our unique PICS program allows law students to spend real time at a public interest or community service organization.

To apply: Please submit your resume, law school transcripts and writing sample using the online application system link below.

Please note: All candidates should submit their applications online to be considered for this position.

Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V.

Apply for a summer associate position

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East Bay Community Law Center: Summer 2012 Internships

The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking full-time law student interns for its 2012 summer program. EBCLC is the community-based clinic for Berkeley Law School (University of California, Boalt Hall) during the academic year, and provides free civil legal services to low-income clients of Alameda County, California. During our summer session, EBCLC welcomes students from all law schools.

Students handle their own cases under the day-to-day supervision of staff attorneys in one of the following practice areas:

  • Clean Slate: Criminal Justice & Community Reentry (administrative, regulatory, policy advocacy)
  • Green Collar Communities Clinic: GC3 (community economic development)
  • Health: Elev8 Public School-based Legal Services Project (multidisciplinary)
  • Health: HIV/AIDS Project and Medical-Legal Partnership (multidisciplinary)
  • Housing & Eviction Defense (litigation)
  • Immigration (administrative with some litigation)
  • Neighborhood Justice Clinic (self-help services, litigation)
  • Welfare Law (administrative, regulatory, policy advocacy)

The summer program runs for ten weeks, from Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, August 3, 2012.

No specific previous training or coursework is required; however, a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income, minority and underrepresented individuals and groups, and/or previous experience in one of our practice areas or in public interest law is highly desirable, as is second language ability in Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, or Farsi. EBCLC staff will work with students to secure funding through fellowships from law schools and other public interest sources; however, we are unable to offer compensation for summer internship positions.

Interested law students should submit the following application materials electronically to summerintern@ebclc.org:

  • Resume
  • Short Writing Sample (5-10 pages)
  • Cover Letter (please describe your experience and interests in one page or less)
  • Practice Group Preference (please rank your top preferences and whether you would accept a placement in any practice group)
  • 3 References (please provide current email addresses and include at least one employment-related reference)

Applications are accepted and hiring decisions made on a rolling basis until available positions are filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  All completed applications will be acknowledged. February 29, 2011 is the current deadline for accepting applications.

For more information on the summer program, please visit www.ebclc.org/summerprogram.php.

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Check Out This Book

Many people look for an alternative legal career because they are trying to raise children, deal with an illness, take care of elderly parents, or just to pursue other interests.  If this sounds like you, check out Staying at Home, Staying in the Law by Julie Tower-Pierce.  This book discusses part-time and alternative careers that you can do from home, including freelance writing, telework, and compressed workweek options.  Come by the CSD library and check this book out!

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Microsoft Women & Minority Law Student IP Summit

Microsoft Women and Minority Law Student IP Summit
University of Miami

Newman Alumni Center

6200 San Amaro Drive

Coral Gables, Florida 33146

 Friday, November 11, 2011 (1:30-8 pm)

Online registration link: http://www.regonline.com/IPSummit2011 

 Must be pre-registered as space is limited. Registration open: October 14, 2011

Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/IPLawSummit

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Career in Mediation

A mediator is a neutral individual who facilitates the resolution of a legal issue between parties.  A mediator is not a judge or an arbitrator and does not decide which party is “right.”  Rather, a mediator assists parties in arriving at a compromise to find a win-win resolution to their disagreement.

Mediators can work in a variety of settings including community mediation centers, court-appointed programs, government programs, or a private office.  Mediators can specialize in a practice area (such a family law or mortgage foreclosures), or mediators can have a more general practice (such as commercial litigation).

If you are interested in a career in mediation, these are some helpful websites to visit: National Association for Community Mediators (www.nafcm.org); National Center for State Courts (www.ncsoline.org); Florida State Courts Alternative Dispute Resolution (http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/adr/index.shtml).

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Summer Judicial Intern Opportunity – 1L’s & 2L’s

Ever heard of a job opportunity where the first 500 applicants are guaranteed an interview??

Neither had I until I read about the summer 2012 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.  This program is a full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year minority and/or economically disadvantaged law students. It is a wonderful program, and it is customary for several Florida Coastal students to be selected for one of these internships each year.

The ABA begins accepting applications for second-year students on November 1, and December 1 for first-year students. The deadline for applying is January 6, 2012, but the program has “rolling” admission so applying early will definitely help you. And remember, the first 500 applicants will be guaranteed at least one interview!  This is pretty amazing!

Selected students are given an opportunity to intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge in participating cities. Participating judges are from Illinois; Texas; Miami, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA: Seattle, WA; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. Students selected to the program will receive an award of $1,500. The award is intended to be reimbursement of some of the expenses associated with the placement.

Internship opportunities were offered to 191 minority and/or economically disadvantaged law students last year. Please see this year’s flyer, program description, and frequently asked questions page. Students wanting to apply to this year’s program can begin the process by accessing the program application, eligibility requirements, specific information on locations and all of the above information on the program website: www.ambar.org/jiop.

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Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Ever heard of a job opportunity where the first 500 applicants are guaranteed an interview??

Neither had I until I read about the summer 2012 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.  This program is a full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year minority and/or economically disadvantaged law students. It is a wonderful program, and it is customary for several Florida Coastal students to be selected for one of these internships each year.

The ABA begins accepting applications for second-year students on November 1, and December 1 for first-year students. The deadline for applying is January 6, 2012, but the program has “rolling” admission so applying early will definitely help you. And remember, the first 500 applicants will be guaranteed at least one interview!  This is pretty amazing!

Selected students are given an opportunity to intern for six weeks or more during the summer with a participating state or federal judge in participating cities. Participating judges are from Illinois; Texas; Miami, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA: Seattle, WA; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA. Students selected to the program will receive an award of $1,500. The award is intended to be reimbursement of some of the expenses associated with the placement.

Internship opportunities were offered to 191 minority and/or economically disadvantaged law students last year. Please see this year’s flyer, program description, and frequently asked questions page. Students wanting to apply to this year’s program can begin the process by accessing the program application, eligibility requirements, specific information on locations and all of the above information on the program website: www.ambar.org/jiop.

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Want to Work with a Sports Team?

Do you dream of working with a sports team?  If so, you need to start building your network of connections while you are in law school.  Internships are key in that process. 

So, how can you apply for internships with sports teams?  Come to the CSD office and check out The Sports Internship Book.  This book has contact information for internships with major leauge teams, minor leauge teams, athletic conferences, university athletic departments and much more!  The application deadlines for summer internships are coming up soon – so don’t delay!

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