Jobs & Opportunities: Sept. 2, 2014

Published: September 2nd, 2014

Category: Jobs and Opportunities

ELULP taking applications for moot court team until Wednesday

The Environmental and Land Use Law Program is now taking applications for 2L and 3L participants on the Environmental Moot Court Team for the 2015 competition.

The deadline for applying is Wednesday at noon. Team tryouts are scheduled in 15-minute intervals for Friday and Monday, Sept. 8. If necessary, additional days will be added during the week of Sept. 8. 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. This year’s team accomplishments are posted on www.law.ufl.edu/flalaw/2014/03/environmental-moot-court-team-excels-in-nationals/.

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.

Office of Admissions seeks students to recruit nation’s top undergraduates; deadline on Friday

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.

One hour per week and participation in one of the special events are the minimum commitments for the program. During office hours, volunteers will answer questions from prospective and admitted students as well as conduct campus tours.

For more information or the application form, contact Noemar Castro, castro@law.ufl.edu. The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 5, and a mandatory training session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 10, at noon.

Library looking for advisory committee volunteers by Friday

The library is looking for four new members for the Student Library Advisory Committee for the 2014-2015 academic year. SLAC is a joint effort of students and library staff, working together to provide and receive feedback on library policies, hours, research trainings, collection development and more. Meetings are held twice a semester. If you are a 2L or a LL.M. student and want to make a difference in the library, email Shira Megerman by Friday at: megermans@law.ufl.edu to let her know you are interested.

Inn of Court accepting applications until Sept. 10

The James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn 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. Selected students participate in regular 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, which address issues, techniques, problems and ethics of the practice of law.

Being a member provides 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 Research & Writing office. Deadline is Sept. 10. For more information, contact Senior Legal Skills Professor Diane Tomlinson, James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court Liaison, at tomlinso@law.ufl.edu.

Career Development reminder for 2Ls and 3Ls on federal government opportunities

The Center for Career Development (CCD) reminds 2L and 3L students that the federal government has early application deadlines for internships and entry level positions (often called “honors programs.”)  To help students pursue these opportunities, the CCD has compiled a collection of resources on Symplicity. Log onto Symplicity here and select the “Government/Public Interest” toolkit from the drop down list.

UF Law Communications office seeks writer

The UF Law Communications Office is seeking an experienced writer. This part-time position requires expertise in AP style, strong organizational and editing abilities, reliability, and the ability to work quickly and well as a member of a productive team. The writer’s primary job will be covering events, interviewing students/alumni/faculty, writing in-depth features as well as news briefs. Clerical and/or research tasks are also included. Law students preferred. Experience in mass media required. Up to 20 hours/week, flexible scheduling. Send resume, references and writing samples to Whitney Smith at smithw@law.ufl.edu. You may also call 352-273-0650, or come by the Communications Office, 244 Bruton-Geer Hall, to discuss.

Faculty seek research assistants

Professor Shani King is seeking a research assistant for two projects. One on immigration law and international law, and one on constitutional law and international law.

Professor Amy Stein is seeking a research assistant to help with energy issues, often with an environmental and/or federalism angle.