Monthly Archives: October 2013

eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work presentation on Tuesday!

Center for Law Practice Technology

eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
12:00 – 12:45 pm
Florida Coastal School of Law
Room: 250

presented by

FCSL Career Services Department
FCSL Center for Law Practice Technology
and
The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force
www.elawyering.com
(Law Practice Management Section) 

eLawyering is doing legal work – not just marketing it – over the Web.  Pioneering practitioners have found dramatic new ways to communicate and collaborate with clients and other lawyers, produce documents, settle disputes, interact with courts, and manage legal knowledge.  There are exciting initiatives underway now that deserve attention by all lawyers – present and future. 

The legal profession is being disrupted from without and from within.  To be successful in the coming era, lawyers will need to know how to practice over the Web, manage client relationships in cyberspace, and offer “virtual” legal services.  

Come hear about the knowledge and skills you need to prosper in the years ahead and the new legal technology and law practice management courses to be offered by the Center for Legal Technology at Florida Coastal School of Law.

This is a 35 minute presentation on the Center’s Program and how its courses lead to new careers preparing students for 21st century law practice.  There will be the opportunity for students to ask questions about the Center and the courses.

Presenter:

Pizza and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP on the Events tab of Symplicity or email careerservices@fcsl.edu!Digital-Lawyer.com

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Presentation: Dress for Success

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Copyright Reclamation For Songwriters Should Extend To Publicity Rights Reclamation For Former College Athletes

“An obscure provision of the United States copyright law allows a creator of music a right to recover control of that creation after 35 years even when that creator signed away his or her rights. These “termination rights” were pursued with success by the former “policeman”, Victor Willis, for his contribution in writing the hit song “YMCA”. He was the lead singer in the group Village People that gained international fame in the 1970’s disco era.  This law went into effect in 1978.”

read more at SportsMoney.

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Career Opportunities with the FBI

Coastal Weekly | October 27 – November 2

Career Opportunities with the FBI

The FBI will be on campus Tuesday, October 29th from 12-1:30 in room 550, for a special presentation on career opportunities. A guest lecturer and 2L student will be available for Q & A after the presentation. Food and refreshments will be served.

Public Interest Research Bureau Completes is First Project of the semester

A Florida legal aid attorney submitted the project requiring the students to analyze whether a creditor, in support of an account stated claim, is required to produce itemized account statements when the debtor denies receiving account statements and alleges satisfaction of the debt. Under the supervision of Professors Millard and Clement, the students dedicated a three-week period to researching the issues and drafting a thorough memo, which was submitted to the attorney in early October. Congratulations to the following students who collaborated on this project: Gelilla Asfaw, Brittany Snell, Hailey Osland, Barbara Southmayd; and Chief Managing Editors, Michael French, and Sarah Grizzle.

The Research Bureau is currently working on four other projects. If you are interested in learning about the Research Bureau or participating, please visit us on the school website at https://www.fcsl.edu/bureau/.

Interested in a Part Time Program?  Coastal Law’s Part Time Evening Program is for you!

Coastal Law now offers a part-time evening program designed for students who are unable or prefer not to enroll full time. For many working professionals, this program presents a financially feasible and flexible way to earn a law degree at Coastal Law. In addition, PTE students will have convenient access to full-time student amenities, including academic success and bar exam support, career counseling, and experiential learning opportunities. Likewise, students in the program are eligible to participate in students organizations, including moot court, mock trial, and law review.

The Admissions Team is hosting two more Part Time Evening Program Open Houses on, November 7th, and January 16th from 6:00-8:00pm. Please spread the word and contact our office with any questions.

Please Join the Immigration Law Class in their Poster Presentation Display “Reforming our Immigration Laws”

Students from the Immigration Law Class will be in the Atrium from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Wednesday, Oct. 30th, showcasing their proposals for a reformed and improved immigration system. Everyone agrees the system is broken. But how do we fix it? Join the Coastal conversation on immigration reform. Students will be available to discuss and answer questions about their proposals for change. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to come!

Moot Court National Successes

Congratulations to two Moot Court Honor Board teams for their incredible success at a national competition in Atlanta. One team advanced to the semi-finals, the other to the quarter-finals. In fact, our two teams faced each other in the quarters or both might have advanced to the semis. The Team Manager for both teams was Alicia Battern. The semi-final team consisted of Keisha Baptiste, Charlie Pearson and Rachel Kotkin. The members of the quarter-final team were Kristy Warren, Joseph Nall and Jennifer Pruden. Professor Nick Martino coached both teams. Congratulations to all.

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Don’t Miss the FBI!

FBI Flyer 2013RSVP by Monday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m.!

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2014 ABA Business Law Section Initiatives

ABA Business Law InitiativesThe ABA Business Law Section offers two outstanding initiatives specifically for law students. Please consider taking advantage of these opportunities to gain a unique and rewarding experience and earn some extra cash.

2014 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

This highly regarded student writing contest is in its 28th year. Law students writing on a business law subject of general and current interest have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 and a paid trip to the Section Spring Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

Visit our website for more details regarding the contest requirements and to download a 2014 submission entry form. Submissions are due January 10, 2014.

2014 Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

Up to 9 law students from diverse backgrounds are placed in summer business court clerkships around the country. Students will gain invaluable experience and the opportunity to build their network. They will also receive a stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of the 8-week clerkship.

Visit our website for more details regarding the applicant criteria and application process or view the application in the attached document.  The application Deadline is Friday, December 27, 2013.

Please contact Lauren Shores at lauren.shores@americanbar.org or 312-988-6398 with any questions.

2014 Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program Application

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Learn How to be Great at Networking!

Did you know that based on historical data collected each year, approximately 70% of Florida Coastal graduates find their first job after law school as a result of networking?Networking 3

Join the CSD on Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 PM in Room 465 to learn the basics of networking and how it will help with your job search.  Lunch and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP!

RSVP on the Events tab of Symplicity or send an email to careerservices@fcsl.edu.

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For some, verdict fails to clear up confusion over cyber cafes

Rod Sullivan, a law professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, was also surprised.

“I thought he had a good defense,” Sullivan said. “The state’s case seemed weak.”

… read the story at the St. Augustine Record.

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Why The NBA Will Have Better Profit Growth Than The NFL

“Both the NFL and the NBA want to grow their customer base and increase profits by generating additional exploding revenue streams. But while the NFL is playing games in Europe, with high costs of players and venues, the NBA growth international model is more focused on a sleek social media plan – and it is executing at a prolific rate.”

continue at SportsMoney.

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Convict in cocaine-trafficking case to get shorter sentence

Rod Sullivan, professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law, said the case could lead to other people convicted of drug-trafficking getting their charges reduced if police combined the suspected drugs in the same way. But it will happen only if lawyers objected to the practice during the criminal trial.

If a lawyer didn’t register an objection, those convictions will stand, Sullivan said.

Sullivan said he was surprised by the ruling.

“Once Greenwade admitted he had cocaine and showed the police officers where it was, I think it was up to the jury to decide whether the amount of cocaine he possessed was more or less than 200 grams,” Sullivan said.

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-10-18/story/convict-cocaine-trafficking-case-get-shorter-sentence#ixzz2iMcViH4O

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