Monthly Archives: August 2013

CSD Coffee Wednesdays

The Career Services Department will be in the Atrium on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. to answer quick questions.Coffee 2

Stop by to see a counselor and get answers to any job search questions you have or ask questions about using Symplicity while you enjoy an afternoon coffee. We can also schedule appointments for more complex questions. 

You can pick up the most up-to-date job search checklists, a yellow bookmark, a CSD pen and our fall events calendar.  We also have hot chocolate and hot teas as well as delicious snacks!

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Clinial Programs sponsor Fall Lecture Series

Florida Coastal’s clinical Program will be sponsoring a fall lecture series open to all Coastal Students and Alumni
August 30th- 2 p.m. roomm 365 North East Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
September 6th- 12-1:30 room 365 Lost In Translation- Working with interprters or as a legal interpreter
September 20th- jacksonville Sherrif’s Office International Unit and Crime Victim Advocate

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PAID Federal Work Study Positions Available Now!

Paid Fall positions through the federal work study program are available with three local Work studyorganizations: Three Rivers Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) and Compassionate Families.  Apply online through Symplicity! The deadline to apply for any external work study position is Friday, September 13, 2013. Positions may be filled prior to the September deadline, so apply TODAY!

*** In order to qualify for this position, you MUST qualify for Federal Work-Study. Please email Rita Rosario in Financial Aid ( ) to confirm your eligibility BEFORE applying. If you are not federal work study eligible, you will not be considered for this position.***

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In the Library this Week – August 19th -25th

Welcome to the first week of Fall 2013 classes;
Possible noise from atrium Monday & Tuesday, 11am-1pm;

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Northeast Florida Compliance & Ethics Group Meeting

Compliance is a hot area for those interested in nontraditional legal careers.  In fact, many Mark Your Calendaremployers are actively recruiting attorneys and JD’s for compliance roles.  Check out this recent New York Law Journal article reporting on the growth of compliance positions in the legal industry.

If you are interested in learning more about compliance and networking with professionals in the field, please RSVP for the upcoming meeting of the Northeast Florida Compliance & Ethics Group.  The Group will be hosting two veteran third-party risk experts – Jeff Weiss, NAVEX GLOBAL Director of Strategic Accounts, and Bill Hauserman, NAVEX GLOBAL Third-Party Risk Management Solutions.  The presentation, “Ignorance is Not Bliss: What You Don’t Know about Third-Parties and Agents Can Hurt You!” will address an emerging trend of third party risk across the supply chain, legal and ethics, and compliance fields

The meeting will be held on September 5th from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Brooks Hospital located at 3599 University Blvd. South, Jacksonville, Florida 32216 (Please park in Main Lot A, enter the Hospital Main Lobby at the Southeast corner of Beach Blvd. and University Blvd. South, and the receptionist will direct you to Assembly Room 2).

If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to Andrea Fourman ( by 5pm on Thursday, August 22nd!

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Tips for Starting Off the Fall Semester Right

Whether you are a new law student or a returning student, starting off the semester off on the right path is the best way to ensure success. Here are a few great tips:
• Go to Class
• Read for Class
• Take notes
• Review, Review, Review
• Attend Workshops
• Minimize Stress
• Get Help if You Need It
For the rest of the list, click here. Your Coastal Library has also created resources to assist you: The Law School Timeline, 1L Guide to Study Aids, and 2L & 3L Guide to Study Aids. So, our advice is take advantage or your resources, including your Library!

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Welcome Back 2013 Clinical Students

We are looking forward to working with all of you this Fall! This fall we will be trying something new- a Fall Friday Lecture series sponsored by the clinics.  Clinical Students will be able to count the hours spent attending the lectures towards their clinical hours.  Please watch the Coastal Law Clinic Blog and the Plasma Screens for more information!



Prof Curran & Fellow Bernadotte, Prof. Ragsdale, Prof. Tuttle and Professor Sullivan

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EqualJustice Works Fellowship Deadline September

Join the ranks of some of Florida Coastal’s amazing grads who have created their own jobs after law school. Consider applying for the EJW fellowship.

Rising 3 L’s

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Check out these new additions to the Coastal Library collection!

We’ve added new books! To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in June and July 2013, click Continue reading below. Most of the items listed there can be found in the General Collection and checked out for up to three weeks by members of the Coastal Community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by the Reference Desk on the third floor of the Library & Technology Center or contact the Reference Librarians via email, telephone (904.680.7612), or the Ask a Librarian form.

If you think we should consider adding something to the collection, please feel free to recommend it here (Coastal ID login required).

Understanding criminal procedure. Volume 2, Adjudication / Joshua Dressler, Alan C. Michaels. KF9619 .D74 2006
Capital punishment in America : race and the death penalty over time / Martin Guevara Urbina. HV8699.U5 U734 2012
Construction defects / editors, Roland Nikles … [et al.]. KF1190 .C658 2012
Elementary and secondary education act : reform, reauthorization and accountability considerations / Daniel M. Brown and Audrianna Davies, editors. KF4195 .E44 2012
How to succeed as a trial lawyer / Stewart Edelstein. KF8915 .E34 2013
America’s unwritten constitution : the precedents and principles we live by / Akhil Reed Amar. KF4541 .A875 2012
Letters to a young lawyer / Alan Dershowitz. KF373.D46 A3 2005
Wrongful convictions : cases and materials / by Justin Brooks. KF9756 .B76 2011
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5. RC455.2.C4 D536 2013
Cyberlaw : problems of policy and jurisprudence in the information age / by Patricia L. Bellia … [et al.]. KF390.5.C6 B44 2011
Legal research in a nutshell / by the late Morris L. Cohen, Kent C. Olson. KF240 .C54 2013
Criminal law / Richard G. Singer, Distinguished Professor of Law, Emeritus Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey School of Law, John Q. La Fond, Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair Emeritus in Law, the Constitution, and Society University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law. KF9219.85 .S58 2013
Constitutional law : national power and federalism / Christopher N. May, Professor Emeritus of Law Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ; Allan Ides, Christopher N. May Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. KF4550 .M29 2013
The fight over digital rights : the politics of copyright and technology / Bill D. Herman. KF3024.E44 H47 2013
Friend of the court : on the front lines with the First Amendment / Floyd Abrams. KF4770 .A915 2013
Illegal migrations and the Huckleberry Finn problem / John S. W. Park. KF4755 .P368 2013
Rebels at the bar : the fascinating, forgotten stories of America’s first women lawyers / Jill Norgren. KF367 .N67 2013
Speeches. Selections;”Restoring justice : the speeches of Attorney General Edward H. Levi / edited by Jack Fuller ; with a foreword by Larry D. Kramer.” KF213.L39 F85 2013
The ABCs of the UCC. Article 1, General Provisions / Scott J. Burnham. KF889.85 .B87 2013
The military divorce handbook : a practical guide to representing military personnel and their families / Mark E. Sullivan. KF535 .S85 2011
Family law:  examples and explanations / Robert E. Oliphant, Emeritus Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law ; Nancy Ver Steegh, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Justice Helen M. Meyer Professor of Child Protection Law, William Mitchell College of Law. KF505.Z9 O43 2013
Environmental law / Steven Ferrey, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School. KF3775 .F45 2013
Payment systems / James Brook, Professor of Law, New York Law School. KF933 .B76 2013
Contracts / Steven L. Emanuel. KF801.Z9 E563 2012
Constitutional law / Steven L. Emanuel. KF4550.Z9 E523 2012
Courthouse democracy and minority rights : same-sex marriage in the states / Robert J. Hume. KF539 .H86 2013
Disabled education : a critical analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act / Ruth Colker. KF4209.3 .C645 2013
New pleading in the twenty-first century : slamming the federal courthouse doors? / Scott Dodson. KF8840 .D63 2013

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Spring 2013 Externship & Clinic Application Changes

The application process for Externships and Clinics is changing!  Beginning with Spring 2014 positions, externships and clinics will be sorted into two phases.  Phase 1 will include Judges & Courts, Florida Coastal Clinics and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices. Phase 2 will include Corporations, Public Interest Employers and Government Entities. Specific information is below.

How to apply

Each clinic and externship opportunity is posted with an individual description on Symplicity ( Each listing will include the requirements and required application material. (Please note that the application requirements and pre-requisites are set by the supervising attorney or clinical supervisor).  You can obtain a copy of each of the Phase I externship descriptions in the CSD office or on the Symplicity Document Library. You need to have a resume uploaded on Symplicity in order to view the postings. You will only be able to view the posting that are open to your class year, so make sure to update your Symplicity profile to reflect your correct class year.

Stop by the CSD to pick up a copy of the Symplicity Training Manual. The manual includes detailed instructions on how to log into Symplicity, upload documents and find postings. If you have any questions concerning Symplicity, please contact our office at (904) 680-7744 or For more information about a particular posting, please contact Lisa Vervynck at

Important Dates

In order to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible, strict deadlines have been set. It is very likely that late applications will not be placed. Make sure that you meet the deadlines below for the experiential learning opportunities that interest you.


August 12th                 Applications OPEN on Symplicity for: Judges & Courts, Florida Coastal Clinics and the U.S. Attorney Offices 

September 13th            Applications DUE for: Judges & Courts, Florida Coastal Clinics and U.S. Attorney Offices


September 16th            Applications OPEN on Symplicity for: Corporations, Public Interest Employers and Government Entities                                 

October 11th               Applications DUE for: Corporations, Public Interest Employers and Government Entities

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