Monthly Archives: October 2012

ExamSoft Workshop Schedule/Opportunities- Fall 2012- Final Workshops of the Semester!!!

Would you prefer to type your examinations rather than hand write them? With the use of ExamSoft you can do just that!

 For Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012 , Fall 2012 admits, and any previous AAMPLE students, in order to be eligible to use ExamSoft for your exams you MUST first attend an ExamSoft workshop. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. If you previously attended an ExamSoft workshop you are not required to attend again.

Academic Technology is offering two ways for students to complete the workshop requirement: 1) in a face-to-face workshop or 2) through an online workshop in Desire 2 Learn (“D2L”).

DE ExamSoft Workshop Option-     Students can complete the DE workshop, at their leisure, anytime between October 15th, 2012 to November 16th, 2012 by logging into D2L and accessing the following course “FCSL- ExamSoft Workshop”. All students will be enrolled in the DE ExamSoft Workshop course must complete all the content areas, quiz, and DropBox assignments by 5:00pm, November 16th, 2012 in order to be eligible to use ExamSoft for their exams.

 Face-to-Face Workshop Option-   Academic Technology will hold limited workshops the week of November 5th through November 9th. Attendance will be closely monitored at each workshop. Any student who leaves the workshop early will be removed from the attendance list and must attend another workshop before they are eligible to use ExamSoft. Students are responsible for signing in on one of the attendance sheets prior to leaving the workshop.

 To RSVP for a workshop, please RSVP through the FCSL website (www.fcsl.edu) by clicking on “Events Calendar” and selecting the workshop from the calendar date.

Date

Start Time

End Time

Room/Location

Max RSVP

Type of Workshop

Monday, November 5th

4:00pm

5:00pm

250

122

Mac Users

Tuesday, November 6th

1:00pm

2:00pm

465

94

Windows Users

Wednesday, November 7th

5:00pm

6:00pm

405

86

Windows Users

Thursday,  November 8th

12:00pm

1:00pm

515

82

Mac Users

Friday, November 9th

4:00pm

5:00pm

405

86

Mixed Users

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Honoring Florida’s first constitution at Coastal Law

On Friday, October 19, Florida Coastal School of Law, the City of St. Augustine, and Florida International University College of Law will host a conference honoring the 200th Anniversary of Spain’s Constitution of Cadiz from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 550.  Panel discussions on Coastal Law’s campus will address various aspects of the constitution and its anniversary, including impacts on religious freedom, Florida property rights, and other controversies.

Eduardo Garrigues, Spain’s Cónsul General in Puerto Rico, is scheduled to make the opening keynote address.  The event also serves as a complement to many other events taking place in St. Augustine to commemorate the Constitution’s bicentennial the following day, and a precursor to the upcoming 450th anniversary celebrations of the City of St. Augustine in 2015.

We hope you will make plans to attend one or all of the panel discussions at the conference. Please feel free to forward this email to whoever you would like. It is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served and a reception, featuring Spanish tapas and wine, will immediately follow the closing remarks at 5 p.m.

Congratulations to our LAMBDA student organization for earning another JASMYN Silver Award for commitment to community outreach and LGBT leadership. LAMBDA was recognized and presented with the award at the 6th Annual JASMYN Breakfast last Wednesday. This is the third year in a row in which LAMBDA received recognition for its dedication to improving the lives of students and community members through advocacy, education, and leadership.

The breakfast celebrates efforts to improve the lives of LGBT individuals and their allies and raise money for JASMYN (the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network).  JASMYN works tirelessly to provide support services, advocacy, educational programs, and much more to LGBT youth in the Jacksonville community. Congratulations to LAMBDA for their continued success in leadership, advocacy, and service, on campus and in the local community.

For the first time in school history, the Coastal Law Mock Trial team was invited to compete in the prestigious Lone Star Classic Competition in San Antonio, Texas. Although we did not advance to the semifinals, the team did a fantastic job. Garth Cheek took top honors for the entire competition for his mastery of his direct examination. Congratulations to Garth Cheek 3L, Lisa Heffington 3L, Ashley Townsend 3L and Thomas Mangan 3L; team manager Damian Cook; and coaches, Janeen Mira and London Kite.

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Upcoming Event: Social Networking and Job Search for JDs

Do you have questions about how to incorporate social networking into your job search?  Have you received conflicting advice about whether to create a LinkedIn account and whether to delete your Facebook profile?  Then mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 16th at noon in room 455.  Amanda Ellis, author of The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs (2010), will be here to answer all of your questions about incorporating social networking into your job search! This presentation has been approved for 1 CPE credit. 

The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs teaches lawyers and law students how to get hired through relationships they develop and cultivate on the three most popular social networking sites–Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (collectively, the “Big 3”).  Many job seekers maintain a presence on the Big 3 sites. But, a mere presence is not sufficient to get hired—it’s only one element.  The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs teaches law students and lawyers how to incorporate the 6Ps (Professionalism, Profile, Privacy, Performance, Practice, Protocol) and outlines over 60 ways to use the Big 3 sites to get hired.

Amanda Ellis is the Vice President of Search for Special Counsel.  Prior to her current role at Special Counsel, Ms. Ellis worked as an Attorney Search Director at Special Counsel and her own search firm where she placed attorneys in law firms and corporate legal departments.  Amanda Ellis Legal Search also publishes Something Different, a monthly e-newsletter that outlines a new or different service or resource available to legal professionals in each issue.  Prior to entering the legal recruiting field, Amanda practiced commercial bankruptcy law in Massachusetts and Texas. Amanda is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and Centenary College of Louisiana.

RSVP TODAY ON SYMPLICITY.  The first 48 students to RSVP will receive a free copy of The 6Ps of the BIG 3™ for Job-Seeking JDs!  You must attend the presentation to be eligible for a free copy of the book.

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Florida Coastal Moot Court Honor Board wins two competitions

It was an outstanding and precedent setting weekend for Florida Coastal Moot Court teams. The Moot Court Honor Board entered teams in two national competitions, in Atlanta and Los Angeles, and won both! So far this year there have been three national moot court competitions. Florida Coastal has won all three!

One of the teams won the championship at the National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition in Atlanta, while another Honor Board team narrowly missed advancing to the semi-finals in that competition. Samantha Marriott served as the Team Manager for both teams. The team of Ross Darville and Nicolas Gullett (oralists) and Matt Rosenthal (brief writer/oralist) won all seven of their rounds to win the championship. In addition to the championship, this team won Best Brief, Fourth. Our team defeated the University of Georgia in a final round benched by federal appellate judges from the Third, Fifth and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal. Our team of Anson Call and Michael Stack (oralists) and Nicole Jordan (brief writer/oralist) was undefeated in the preliminary rounds and narrowly missed advancing to the semi-finals. Professor Sander Moody coached both teams.

The Honor Board also won the National Latino Law Students Association Moot Court Competition in Los Angeles this weekend while an additional Honor Board team at this competition narrowly missed reaching the semi-finals. Patrick Goode was the Team Manager for both teams. The team of Amie DeGuzman and Loreyn Raab (oralists) and Dominic DeLuca (brief writer/oralist) won the championship, defeating another law school advocacy powerhouse, South Texas, in the final round. In addition to the championship, Amie DeGuzman won the Best Advocate Awards for the competition as a whole and the final round. Our other team, Michael Ballou and Shirley Zambrano (oralists) and Yaveth Parodi (brief writer/oralist), argued brilliantly and barely missed advancing to the semi-finals. Professor Nick Martino coached both the teams.

Congratulations to all!

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ExamSoft Support Schedule- Mid-term Exams

Dear Students,

As mid-term exams are approaching, this is a reminder to re-install ExamSoft to the updated version. Previous ExamSoft users that have not used or updated the software since September 1, 2012 must completely uninstall and re-install SofTest on their computer before the next exam period. Please take note that the policies are strictly enforced and students are responsible for knowing the rules and guidelines as explained in the ExamSoft workshops.

On a side note, you will find below the ExamSoft support schedule for mid-term exams. IT and AT will not be going into any classrooms before an exam start time to assist with the exam startup for any 1L first semester courses. However, students may seek support at the locations listed in the support schedule. The support schedule will be placed by all the elevators on every floor. IT support and AT support will be available for the beginning of every exam during the exam period (please consult the support schedule for a specific location). Should you experience any technical issues, you may seek technical support, however, no extra time will be granted to you if you leave the classroom or have technical issues. You are advised to follow the troubleshooting steps outlined in the workshops, and if the steps fail you should immediately start to handwrite where you left off in ExamSoft.  AT and IT will make every effort to ensure that students who wish to use ExamSoft are able to, but it is ultimately the students’ responsibility to ensure their computers are updated and functioning properly.

If you have any questions relating to the policies or need technical support please contact the Academic Technology team.

Date Time Location
Monday, October 08, 2012 8:00am-9:00am Academic Technology (suite 410)
9:30am-10:30am 2nd Floor Knowledge Bar & Academic Technology (suite 410)
11:00am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 8:00am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:30am-12:45pm 5th Floor Knowledge Bar & Academic Technology (suite 410)
1:00pm-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Thursday, October 11, 2012 8:30am-9:30am Academic Technology (suite 410)
10:00am-10:45am 2nd Floor Knowledge Bar & Academic Technology (suite 410)
11:00am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Friday, October 12, 2012 8:30am-9:30am 5th Floor Knowledge Bar
10:00am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)

 

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