Monthly Archives: March 2013

Southeastern Minority Job Fair

The Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) is a minority job fair that provides second and third year students, as well as graduates, with an opportunity to interview for internships and jobs with legal employers across the country.  Registration for SEMJF will begin on April 3, 2013 and will end on April 19, 2013.  Registration is FREE!  Students will be able to register in the Atrium during Coffee Wednesdays, on Symplicity at https://law-fcsl-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/SEMJF_Registration, or by email. To register via email,SEMJF Symplicity contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

Job Fair Details
When:      Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27, 2013
Where:     Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, Georgia

Log on to http://www.semjf.org/Home_Page.html to learn more about the job fair. Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

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Tomorrow – US Citizenship and Immigration Services Open House

Department-of-Homeland-SecurityThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office of Homeland Security is having an open house at its Jacksonville Field Office tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5 – 7 pm. The open house will provide an opportunity to meet Jacksonville’s Field Office Director and staff members, tour the office, and learn more about immigration topics.

To RSVP for this event and get the address, log onto Symplicity. If attending, be sure to bring photo identification and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to complete the security process.

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Looking for your CPE Credits?

Students: CPE credits are now only updated in Symplicity and are no longer located on the degree audit.  You can find your credits by logging onto Symplicity, clicking ‘Profile’ and scrolling down to ‘Legal Work Experience’.  Professionals
 
Career Services is not responsible for the tracking of CPE credits.  If you have a dispute about your CPE credits, please contact the Registrar’s Office.  To learn more about when CPE credit opportunities will take place, visit the Events calendar at http://www.fcsl.edu/event or read the Professionalism Credits page on the FCSL website at http://www.fcsl.edu/content/professionalism-credits

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Philadelphia archbishop to allow coed youth football following request from 11-year-old girl

“The civil rights laws protecting girls, minorities and the disabled are actually pretty good now,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a 1984 swimming gold medalist who is now a Florida law professor and senior director of advocacy for the foundation. “But what’s missing is people willing to take a stand and insist on equal treatment for all.”

… read the entire story at the Washington Post.

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Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

Southeastern Minority Job Fair

July 26, 2013 – July 27, 2013

Marietta, Georgia – Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest

SEMJF

  • Registration is free and it begins on April 3, 2013.
  • Students can register during Coffee Wednesday or on Symplicity.
  • Students can begin applying for jobs and submitting application materials on SEMJF Symplicity on May 16, 2013. Only students that are invited to interview with an employer or as an alternate are permitted to attend the job fair.
  • For more information log on to www.semjf.org

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Georgia Public Interest Summer Internship Grant

monopolyYoung Lawyers Division of the Georgia State Bar presents the Public Interest Internship Program Committee of the Young Lawyers Division is now accepting applications for 2013 summer funding.

Law students and recent law school graduates may apply for limited $5,000 grants to fund unpaid full-time summer internships in public interest law. The purpose of this program is to expand the number of students and young lawyers pursuing opportunities in public interest law. Applicants must have secured an unpaid internship in a law-related non-profit or government agency. Eligible internships must involve a commitment equivalent to ten (10) full-time weeks of work.

Applications are due no later than April 1, 2013, at 5 p.m.  Applicants will be notified of grant awards by May 1 and funds will be disbursed by June 30.  Log onto Symplicity for instructions on how to apply for this grant.

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Southeastern Minority Job Fair

SEMJFRegistration for SEMJF will begin on April 3, 2013 and will end on April 19, 2013. Registration is FREE! Students will be able to register in the Atrium during Coffee Wednesdays, on Symplicity, or by email. To register via email contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

This year’s job fair will be held at the Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, Georgia on Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27, 2013

 

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Public Interest Research Bureau Information Session Thursday March 21st

The Public Interest Research Bureau is hosting an information session (and will be accepting applications) this week.  The Bureau accepts real-life legal issues from legal aid organizations throughout the Southeast.  Students are then selected to be part of a team that will research the issue and prepare a detailed memoranda responding to the issue. This work then gets used by the legal aid organization in legal pleadings as well as court hearings, and truly impacts the outcomes of legal aid cases.  The Public Interest Research Bureau is a fabulous way for students to gain legal research and writing experience while also learning to work with a team of other students and a faculty supervisor. 

 Join members of the Public Interest Research Bureau to learn more about what they do and how you can be a part of this rewarding organization.  Make a difference in the lives of the poor, develop critical legal skills, and acquire essential writing and research experience.  An information session will be held Thursday, March 21st at noon, in Room 250.  During the sessions, you will learn how to become a member of the Research Bureau.  Applications will also be distributed.  If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Natalzia at Brandy.Natalzia@law.fcsl.edu.

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Riverside & Avondale

The historic district of Riverside/Avondale is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated a local historic district by the City of Jacksonville. The Riverside’s Five Points area is an artsy neighborhood with coffee shops, outdoor cafés, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightclubs, and antique stores, as well as the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

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Downtown & Riverfront

Downtown/Riverfront offers some of Jacksonville’s biggest attractions including The Jacksonville Landing, a centerpiece for shopping, fine dining and nightlife, as well as the Sports Complex, home to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jacksonville Suns. Downtown also features a variety of museums, including the Ritz Theatre & La Villa Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and the Museum of Science and History.

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