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Jobs & Opportunities: Feb. 18, 2013

Published: February 18th, 2013

Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Professor King seeks research assistant

Professor Shani King is looking for a research assistant for a short-term project with the potential for more work in the future. Interdisciplinary work is a plus, as the project involves law, history, sociology, and political science. Of particular interest are individuals who have expertise in critical legal studies, organizational, structural and institutional discrimination, and LGBT legal studies. Submit a resume and cover letter and the name of two references (preferably one of whom is a UF law professor) to

Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship program applications due March 8

The director of the Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship program was on campus last week to recruit UF Law students. UF Law students have been strongly represented in this selective and non-partisan program over the past few years. Whitney Smith, a 3L, is currently serving as a Gubernatorial Fellow, and over the past three years, four UF Law students have been selected as Gubernatorial Fellows.

In addition to the professional and networking opportunities, fellows receive a tuition waiver for the year they serve in Tallahassee.

Students can visit to learn about the expectations and requirements of the program, as well as read testimonials from alumni. Interested students must apply online.

Applications are due by Friday, March 8. The fellowship will follow the university calendar starting in August 2013 and ending in May 2014. The governor’s screening and selection committee will announce the program participants in June.

Applications due Friday for summer externships

Externships offer students for-credit, semester-long opportunities to leave the traditional classroom setting and assist lawyers and judges in the practice of law and the administration of justice. Externs earn course credit while working for judges, government agencies, public interest organizations and corporations.

Applications are now being accepted for summer externships. To apply go to the UF Gator Jobs homepage at Applications for several externships are reviewed on a rolling basis so it is best to apply early. The application deadline for most externships is Friday at midnight. See the Summer Externship Program Guide, Part 2 on the UF Law Externship web page for more information. Contact Julie Barnes in the Center for Career Development with questions.

Public Justice essay contest awards $5,000 to winner

Public Justice is holding its annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest, which gives $5,000 to the winner. The intent-to-enter deadline has been extended to Feb. 28 to give students who may not have known about the contest initially or missed the January deadline a chance to enter. This year’s topic is “Is Democracy For Sale? Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok? Legal challenges left to Super Pacs? Can funding disclosure be required?”

The winner of the essay contest will receive $5,000, a free 2013 Public Justice Foundation Student Membership, and his or her essay will be featured on the Public Justice website and in the nationally disseminated Public Justice newsletter. The contest is open to all law students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited law school. The essay submission deadline is March 31.

If you have any questions about the essay contest, contact Cassandra Goings at or 202-797-8600.




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