Jobs & Opportunities: March 24, 2014

Published: March 24th, 2014

Category: Jobs and Opportunities

Become a TA for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy

The Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy department is taking applications for Teaching Assistant positions for the 2014-2015 academic year. Being a TA is a two-semester requirement and earns academic credit. Interested students may pick up applications in the Legal Writing/Appellate Advocacy office in 215 Advocacy Center. Completed applications are due to the department by March 31, 2014.

Certificate student registration priority takes place this week

All certificate programs will be conducting priority registration this week. You must be enrolled in one of the certificate programs in order to be eligible for registration priority. Enrolled students will receive registration priority only in core courses. Certificate programs are available in: criminal justice, environmental & land use law, estate planning, intellectual property law, international & comparative law and family law.

If you would like to enroll in a certificate program or for more information, visit http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/concentration.

Open enrollment for the certificate in family law

Family law is not just about marriage and divorce. It encompasses civil and criminal law practices that affect children and families. It includes adoption law, education law, domestic violence law, dependency/child welfare and juvenile justice. Other examples are immigration, human rights, health issues affecting families, trafficking and poverty law. Enroll now for the certificate in family law and get registration priority for core courses. Enrollment forms and certificate requirements can be found at http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/concentration/family-law and should be turned in to Debbie Kelley in HOL 368A.

Estate planning certificate: Enroll now

If you were unable to attend the estate planning certificate information meeting it is not too late to enroll. All enrolled students get registration priority in core certificate courses. More information about the certificate and the enrollment form can be found at http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/concentration/estates-trusts. Turn your application in to Professor Leeford Tritt or Debbie Kelley in HOL 368A.

UF Law Conservation Clinic application due Thursday

Students in their fourth semester or later who are interested in UF Law’s Conservation Clinic should plan to apply no later than the end of the business day on Thursday.  Students will be notified of acceptance by noon, Monday, April 1. Early registration begins on Tuesday, April 2. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate and LL.M. programs. Applications are available online at: http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/clinics/conservation-clinic/forms-applications. Interested students are encouraged to speak with the clinic director, Tom Ankersen (ankersen@law.ufl.edu). The clinic will have a robust portfolio of new and existing projects involving environmental and land use law, and intersects with international and comparative law, local government law, administrative law and property law. For more information on the clinic, its projects and clients, visit the clinic’s website.

LSAC writing competition – chance to win $5,000

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Committee is hosting a writing competition to promote diversity in law schools and the legal profession.

There will be three winners (1L, 2L and 3-4L) who will be eligible for cash prizes of $5,000. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014. To learn more, read the LSAC Writing Competition Memo.