April 14, 2014 | Volume XXI, Issue 14

Jobs & Opportunities: Sept. 9, 2013

Published: September 9th, 2013

Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Externship Informational Meeting Tuesday

The Levin College of Law Academic Externship Program will hold an informational meeting for spring 2014 externships on Tuesday at noon in HOL 345. Students who are interested in externships are encouraged to attend.

Externships offer students learning opportunities not found in the classroom and expose them to a variety of opportunities in the legal profession while earning academic credit.  Externships are available at government agencies, corporations, in judges’ chambers, and with nonprofit legal institutions.

Admissions seeks new recruiters – deadline to apply Wednesday

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 and a mandatory training is scheduled for Wednesday at noon.

Inn of Court accepting applications – deadline Thursday

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 Thursday. For more information, please contact Senior Legal Skills Professor Diane Tomlinson at tomlinso@law.ufl.edu.

Restoration of Civil Rights Project hosts training session Thursday

The Restoration of Civil Rights (RCR) Project is hosting a training session on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. in HOL 285D. The RCR Project is volunteer group based out of the law school that helps members of the community with felony convictions apply to have their civil rights restored, including the right to vote. The RCR group provides application assistance at workshops held once a month. RCR is a low-commitment way for law students to make a difference in the community and earn pro bono hours.

If you plan to attend the training session, add the Restoration of Civil Rights project to your TWEN page and sign up for the training session, or contact Sandy Chiu at schiu@ufl.edu.

Student Law Alumni Council social 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, 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/E-Discovery Project 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
  • Performs research on current e-discovery cases and developments
  • Writes short blog posts  for the E-Discovery Project website
  • Coordinates activities with other colleges and university departments, including but not limited to the College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Functions 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, completes reports, etc
  • Makes arrangements for offices, coordinates office hours for shared office, assists with obtaining parking permits and UF ID’s, arranges for computer set up for visiting guests.
  • Processes correspondence, types/sends 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
  • Assists the director of the ICAIR committee, schedules and serves notice committee meetings, etc.
  • Attends and take minutes at committee meetings
  • Maintains vote charts and appropriate files for committee members
  • Assists 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 interpersonal 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 ICAIR Director Bill Hamilton.

Got any international photos?

If you are a UF student, faculty, staff, or alumnus traveling abroad, or if you are an UF international student or scholar, you are eligible to enter the 2013 Global Culture Photography Competition at UF.

Enter one category only.

1)   Study Abroad & Service Learning Students (UF sponsored): Open to all current students who have taken part in a UF Study Abroad program in 2012 or 2013, as well as students who participated in a UF sponsored service learning program abroad.  Photographs must have been taken during a trip abroad and reflect the competition theme of “Global Culture.”

2)   International Students, Scholars & Employees (F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1): Open to all current UF international students, scholars, faculty and employees on visa types listed above. Photographs must have been taken anywhere in the United States in 2011 or 2012, meeting the theme of “Global Culture.”

3)   UF Faculty, Staff & Alumni: Open to all current or retired University of Florida faculty and staff, as well as UF alumni. Photographs must have been taken abroad in 2011 or 2012 and reflect the theme of “Global Culture.”

Judges will award a first, second and third place in each of four categories. First-prize winners will each receive $100, second-prize winners will receive $50 and third-prize winners will receive $25. Total prizes to be awarded: $525.

No photographic experience required; just a love for snapping pictures and a yearning to explore! 

Information about submission instructions, rules, and Permission to Use Photo Agreement will soon be posted at https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/photocontest.html.

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