Monthly Archives: May 2013

WALRAA- Summer in the Capital ~ Fall Preview


“Summer in the Capital” Fall Preview Event

The purpose of this event is to bring together legal employers and rising second-year law students (with an expected graduation date of May 2015) who contribute to the diversity of the legal profession and are interested in practicing law in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  This will be a great opportunity for employers and students to network before the start of the fall recruitment season. Employers who are not a member of WALRAA are welcome to register.

  • Date: Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW

Interested employers should register using the following link:
Interested students should register using the following link: 

*All employer registrations and student RSVPs must be received by Monday, June 3, 2013.  A confirmation email with additional details will be sent in advance of the event.

For more information on the “Summer in the Capital” event, please contact our WALRAA Diversity Committee Co-Chairs at  Additional contact information can be found on our Committees page.

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National Black Prosecutors Association 30th Annual Conference & Job Fair


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NBPA Conference & Job Fair Registration is Open!

Please click here to register for the conference and/or job fair.

Please click here to sign up for NBPA Membership. 

  • Conference Dates:  July 14-20, 2013

  • Job Fair:   July 16, 2013

  • Location:  Rosen Shingle Creek (Orlando, Florida)

For more information on Rosen Shingle Creek please click here.

 Click NBPA for additional information.

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Requesting Appointments via Symplicity

While the CSD is open throughout the summer, please note that counseling appointments cannotAppointment be scheduled through Symplicity during the summer.  For summer appointments, please call us at (904) 680-7744, e-mail us at, drop by our office in Room 180 or contact your Career Counselor directly via phone or e-mail to schedule an appointment.  We will resume appointment requests via Symplicity in the fall.

We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Appointments are scheduled beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the last available appointment at 4:00 p.m.

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Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program 



Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students. Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s:

  •  Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms;
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession;
  • Academic and/or leadership achievements; and
  • Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.

Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 3, 2013. Recipients will be announced in early 2014.

This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. The Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Subcommittee, enhances Latham’s efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.

Please feel free to share the attached overview and application with any individual law students who may be interested in applying. We also encourage you to forward this email to law school administrators overseeing your student life, financial aid, awards and scholarships and minority affairs departments. Applications can also be found here.

 Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Singapore and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Mohammed A. Al-Sheikh. In Qatar, Latham & Watkins LLP is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. © Copyright 2012 Latham & Watkins. All Rights Reserved.


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Join the Prestigious American Inns of Court!

Florida Coastal is now accepting applications from law students for participation in the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court and Robert M. Foster American Inn of Court. You can find this opportunity listed under the “Jobs” section in Symplicity with the posting entitled “Become a Member of a Prestigious American Inn of Court.”

This is a great opportunity to get to know potential employers in the Jacksonville area and to increase your knowledge of litigation! Find out more about the American Inns of Court on the Symplicity job posting or visit their website here.

DUE DATE: Applications must be submitted through Symplicity by May 28, 2013!

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Are Sports Fans Pro Choice?

“This is not a trick question, just a different context.  As a general proposition, don’t we all want options?  Yes, I submit. And the same is true when we want sports programming. So allow me to posit a hypothetical.”

… read the latest at SportsMoney.

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Immigrant Rights Clinic Monitoring Immigration Reform Bill

Now is an exciting time in the practice of Immigration Law. Students in the Immigrant Rights Clinic are monitoring the developments with the potential Immigration Reform Bill.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted with a strong bipartisan majority Tuesday evening to advance comprehensive immigration legislation that would put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.
The legislation passed by a vote of 13 to 5 with three Republicans joining 10 Democrats to approve the measure. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said it will come to the floor next month.
The Immigrant Rights Clinic receives about 20 calls a week from Immigrants wanting more information about the potential immigration reform.  This summer the clinic plans to put together a plan of action in the event that there is Immigration Reform. 
 ”Coastal Law is one of the main providers of Immigration Legal Assistance in the community and we want to make sure we are ready to help the community if there is a change”. Said Prof.Ericka Curran


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The Clinics Congratulate our 2013 Graduates!

Congratulations to 2013 Coastal Law Clinic graduates

Congratulations to 2013 Coastal Law Clinic graduates

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Resumé Facts

**ONE spelling or grammar mistake will cause your resumé to be discarded.  Check, then check again.  Have someone look it over for you as well.

**76% of resumés are ignored if the email is unprofessional.

**88% of resumés are ignored if you have a photo of yourself on it.  Please consult a Career Services Counselor to work on your resumé and reference the Career Services Handbook for examples of the correct form.  Call 256-7744 to make an appointment.

**89% of employers use social media to recruit–ensure your sites are professional and that your Linkedin account is current. 

**68% of employers will find you on Facebook.  Make sure what they find will not eliminate you from the professional employment opportunities to which you are applying.

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Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair

The 9th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 9-10, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri. Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event.  Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.


The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City’s leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City.  The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.  In addition, the event is a great way to learn more about living in this wonderful city.


The HDLJF will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  It will kick off with an evening Welcome Reception on Friday, August 9th at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  The Saturday schedule includes a continental breakfast, interviewing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a luncheon at which participants will be greeted and addressed by a special Keynote Speaker.


Please register as soon as possible.  Students who register before May 24th will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes.  The final deadline for registering is June 22, 2013.

Click Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair for more information.

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