Monthly Archives: February 2013

The oldest law library in the United States is a great resource for small firms and solo-practitioners!

The Jenkins Law Library located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is over 200 years old, but don’t let its age cause you to think that it is just a relic of the past. The Jenkins Law Library is still going strong and makes available a wealth of legal research tools and resources. Students, solo-practitioners, and law firms can become members of the law library and take advantage of the many databases and resources available. Even if you are not a member of the Jenkins Law Library, the law library offers services that may be useful to attorneys, such as legal research, copying, Shepardizing or Keyciting cases, and document delivery. The Jenkins Law Library is a great low cost alternative to other well-known legal information providers.

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Need Help with your Bar Clearance for the CLI? Knowldege Bar Sessions sponsored by Academic Sucess

Academic Sucess will be sponsoring the following Knowledge Bar Sessions to assit students with Bar app and clearance questions.

The CLI is valuable for all students looking for legal work experience, not just students who will take the Florida Bar.  Many of our valuable clinic and externship experiences require teh CLI.

Sessions will take place as follows:

March 6th and 7th
April 9th and 10th
May 2nd

All sessions will occur at the 5th Floor Knowledge Bar from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Consider a Labor or Employment Law Practice

Practicing employment law can be very complex yet very fulfilling.  It can involve employment discrimination suits, which range from race, sex, age or disability discrimation to cases which pertain to misappropriation of trade secrets or suits to enforce Non-Competition Agreements.  You might represent the employee who feels wronged, or you could represent employers against those claims.  If you defend the employers part of your responsibility would be to advise the employers how to best avoid these suits. 

These cases typically involve complicated relationships between people in the workplace and therefore may be fraught with emotion and hurt feelings.  There is a very human component to this field, so a prerequisite needed to practice in this field would be people skills.  You must develop a real trust relationship with your clients and serve as their competent advisor, regardless of the side you argue.  You should also possess excellent writing skills and ensure that you are up to date on the latest developments in the field.

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Immigration Law Panel!

Does immigration law interest you? Let all your burning questions about immigrationPassport law get answered by a panel of practicing immigration attorneys on Tuesday, March 5th at Noon-1:15 p.m. in Room 550! Panelists will discuss such topics as the types of cases they handle, how a student can get involved in meeting immigration law attorneys, the rewards and challenges of practicing immigration law and much more!  Get the perspective of the practice from attorneys in private practice, public interest, and government.  Panelists will include:

MODERATOR:

Professor Margaret Ioannides
Florida Coastal School of Law

PANELISTS:

  • Enrique Barquinero, Esq.
    Law Office of Enrique Barquinero, P.A.
  • Vanessa Bernadotte, Esq.
    Florida Coastal School of Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic
  • Rebecca Caballero, Esq.
    Law Office of Rebecca L. Caballero, P.A.
  • Nancy Hale, Esq.
    Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
  • Richard Jacobs, Esq.
    Department of Homeland Security

Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP!  RSVP through Symplicity or send an e-mail to careerservices@fcsl.edu!

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New York State Senate Fellowships

NY State SenateThe New York State Senate has openings for various fellowships in Albany New York beginning September 12, 2013 through July 16, 2014. All Senate fellowships include an award of a $33,000 Grant-in-Study Stipend. There are approximately 16 spots open and the application deadline is April 22, 2013. Additional information and application packets are available on the bulletin board outside the Career Services Office. You can also click here for information regarding the fellowships.

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Selling Johnny Football

“Johnny Manziel might suddenly be the tip of the iceberg here,” says professor Rick Karcher of the Center for Law and Sports at the Florida Coastal School of Law. “This might lead to athletes finally being able to market their likeness.”

So who should Johnny Football sue next?

The NCAA, of course! And Texas A&M! And the Heisman! And the Cotton Bowl! And anybody else he can dream up!

… read Rick Reilly’s latest at ESPN.

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ExamSoft Mid-Term Support Schedule- 03/04/13–03/08/13

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 December 19th, 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. 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.  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 hand-write 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, March 04, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:30am-3:30pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
3:30pm-4:00pm 4th Floor Knowledge Bar
4:00pm-5:30pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:30pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)

 

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ExamSoft Mid-Term Support Schedule- 03/04/13–03/08/13

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 December 19th, 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. 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.  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 hand-write 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, March 04, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 8:30am-5:00pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:00pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)
Thursday, March 07, 2013 8:30am-3:30pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
3:30pm-4:00pm 4th Floor Knowledge Bar
4:00pm-5:30pm Academic Technology (suite 410)
After 5:30pm Please see IT  Help Desk (2nd floor in Library)

 

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Come Network at the JaxBar’s Monthly Luncheon!

The next Jacksonville Bar Association’s monthly luncheon will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at noon at the Hyatt Downtown, 225 E. Coastline Dr.  The program this month features Terence C. “Terry” Coonan, who is the executive director of Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. He leads the multidisciplinary center’s efforts to educate and train a new generation of human rights advocates, track human rights issues and serve as an advocate for human rights nationally and internationally. Professor Coonan has served as the Managing Editor of the Human Rights Quarterly. He also has worked at the Department of Justice in the Executive Office of Immigration Review, litigated asylum and immigration cases nationwide, and has worked on various United Nations human rights projects.

To attend, email cortiz@jaxbar.org to make a reservation.  Be sure to mention that you are a student and whether you are a Bar Association Member.  If you aren’t a member, request to attend as a guest and simply pay for your meal, but remember, joining the Jacksonville Bar Association as a Student Member is only $25 a year and entitles you to attend all luncheons and many other events for free.

 RSVP deadline:  1:00 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2013
JBA Member $ 0.00
Non-Member $ 40.00
 

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Pa. girl fights to keep playing Catholic league football; archbishop reviewing boys-only rule

The Women’s Sports Foundation believes there are instead good reasons to reverse the rule — and not just for the sake of girls.

“What the diocese is missing is all the wonderful things that come out of co-ed sports. The mutual respect that lasts a lifetime between girls and boys,” said lawyer Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a 1984 Olympic gold medalist in swimming who now is senior director of advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/22/pa-girl-fights-to-keep-playing-catholic-league-football-archbishop-reviewing/#ixzz2M15pV2j9

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