Oct. 20, 2014 | Volume XXII, Issue 10

Jobs & Opportunities: August 26, 2013

Published: August 26th, 2013

Category: Jobs and Opportunities

ELULP taking applications for moot court team

The Environmental and Land Use Law Program is now taking applications for 2L and 3L participants on the Environmental Moot Court Team for the 2014 competition. Team tryouts are scheduled for Sept. 4 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 6 from 12:30 pm. to 4 p.m. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Sept. 3, at noon.

The tryouts are scheduled in 15-minute intervals. Contact Lenny Kennedy at lkennedy@law.ufl.edu for details.

The University of Florida sends teams to the National Environmental Moot Court Competition and the International Environmental Moot Court Competition. Students selected to participate in the UF teams have the chance to brief and argue a case, and to compete against teams from around the country in the annual competition.

Throughout the year, ELULP students can participate in summer externships, the Conservation Clinic, the Public Interest Environmental Conference, the Richard E. Nelson Symposium, the Environmental Capstone Colloquium, and the Costa Rica Study Abroad Program.

Inn of Court accepting applications

The James C. Adkins, Jr.  Chapter of the American Inns of Court, which meets in Gainesville, is accepting student applications for participation in the esteemed American Inns of Court, a national legal mentoring organization that teams law students (pupils) with new lawyers (associates), seasoned practitioners (barristers), judges, and senior lawyers (masters of the bench). The Inn meets six to eight times per year beginning in September.

Selected students participate in regular monthly meetings, at no cost to student members. Meetings include a mixer, dinner, and an educational program. All group members of the Inn prepare and present programs that address issues, techniques, problems, and ethics of the practice of law. Student membership is an excellent opportunity to work with, and observe, outstanding members of the legal profession, while learning trial techniques and other essential legal skills. Applications are available in the Legal Writing office, 213 Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. Deadline for applications is Sept. 12. For more information, please contact Senior Legal Skills Professor Diane Tomlinson at tomlinso@law.ufl.edu.

Admissions seeks new recruiters

The Office of Admissions is seeking students, regardless of year, to recruit the nation’s top undergraduates to the Levin College of Law.  Members of the Student Recruitment Team (SRT) participate in campus recruitment events, conduct campus tours, discuss their law school experiences with prospective students, travel nationwide for recruitment events, and speak to UF organizations regarding UF Law. This is a great way to have fun, travel, meet new students and represent UF Law.

Minimum commitment to the program includes one hour per week and participation in one of the special events. During your office hours, you will answer questions from prospective and admitted students as well as conduct campus tours.

For more information or to apply, contact Noemar Castro at castro@law.ufl.edu. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 6, and a mandatory training is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11, at noon.

Student Law Alumni Council social takes place Sept. 20

Join UF Law alumni for the fourth annual Student Law Alumni Council social at the Hilton’s 2-Bits Lounge Friday, Sept. 20, from 5-6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to network and socialize with many of our alumni throughout the region. Complete the online application to join the Student Law Alumni Council and RSVP. For more information on the Student LAC click here.

If you have any questions, contact the Alumni & Development Office at 352-273-0640 or campbell@law.ufl.edu.

ICAIR student research assistant opening

Primary responsibilities include performing research and administrative duties within the College of Law’s International Center for Automated Information Research (ICAIR) Department in support of the Director of ICAIR.

  • Acts as an assistant to the ICAIR Director
  • Perform research on current e-discovery cases and developments
  • Write short “blog” posts  for the E-Discovery Project website
  • Coordinate activities with other Colleges and University Departments, including but not limited to the College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Function as an ambassador and representative of ICAIR and the E-Discovery Project at various meetings and events
  • Researches and compiles data necessary for the ICAIR and E-Discovery Project Director to respond to inquiries, complete reports etc
  • Make arrangements for offices, coordinate office hours for shared office, assist with obtaining parking permits and UF ID’s, arrange for computer set up for visiting guests.
  • Processes correspondence, type/send letters, maintains appointments calendar, arranges and schedules meetings and phone conferences, maintains electronic and non-electronic files, handles routine mail, acts as liaison with other areas within the College, University and public, tends to administrative details as required
  • Assist the Director of the ICAIR Committee, schedule and notice committee meetings, etc.
  • Attend and take minutes at committee meetings
  • Maintain vote charts and appropriate files for committee members
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Work schedule is daily between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but may be flexible according to work load and office needs. Up to 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Occasional overtime may be required as needed.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE.

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law active student
  • Ability to do basic legal research in e-discovery
  • Ability to work independently with very little supervision
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work with a diverse group of people
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and database programs, etc.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good inter-personal skills and an ability to manage demanding groups and individuals
  • Interest and desire to promote e-discovery excellence and advance the mission of the E-Discovery Project

Students are welcome to email Colleen Flage with their cover letter and resume at flage@law.ufl.edu. The job will pay $7.79/hour, and the student will report to the ICAIR Director Bill Hamilton.

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