Public Interest Law on your mind? Check out FSU Law’s Unique Clinic Project

If you’re reading this, you may be considering the mere idea of attending law school, or your mind may be made up and you know you’ll be getting that J.D. as part of your five-year plan. Likely, you’re reading this because you are interested in public interest work and you have heard about FSU Law’s … Continue reading Public Interest Law on your mind? Check out FSU Law’s Unique Clinic Project

International Opportunities at FSU Law

My time at the College of Law has not only been an engaging environment centered on academics and community, but has expanded my horizons into the international arena. Thanks to FSU, I have taken international courses taught by preeminent scholars, met alumni working in international tribunals and contract arbitration, and have travelled to Europe every … Continue reading International Opportunities at FSU Law

Foundational Law Courses AFTER Your 1L Year

The courses taken during the first year of law school are intended to introduce students to a wide range of legal concepts in order to prepare them for more specialized courses in their second and third years. If a law student assumes that their 1L courses are all that they need before they begin to … Continue reading Foundational Law Courses AFTER Your 1L Year

Making the Most of Your Law School Job Experiences

Summer Legal Job Strategies – Kelsey Pincket, Class of 2017 Securing legal experience after my first year of law school was very different than after my second year. Even though I ended up working in the same city both summers, approaching each summer differently provided me with an opportunity to better evaluate my experiences. During … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Law School Job Experiences

Important Things to Know When Transitioning to Law School

The transition from being an undergraduate to law school student is definitely not the easiest. Often, students are dealing with moving to a new town while trying to prepare for what will likely be the most rigorous academic program they have ever experienced. Even with these challenges, your first semester will be one of the … Continue reading Important Things to Know When Transitioning to Law School

Florida State Law Offers Students Great Networking Opportunities

Besides completing your law degree and passing the bar exam, networking may be the single most important thing that a law school student can do to kick-start their legal career. While there is no specific formula for how to go about it, there is also not just one thing that a student must do to … Continue reading Florida State Law Offers Students Great Networking Opportunities

My Summer Internship with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps

After a rigorous first year of law school classes I was looking forward to a change of pace and actually being able to experience the practice of law with supervision. Upon arriving at Naval Air Station Pensacola for my summer internship with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, I had no idea what to expect. … Continue reading My Summer Internship with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps

Corporate Externship Program Provides Valuable In-House Experience

The Corporate Externship Program at the Florida State University College of Law is a 9-week summer program that places 10-15 College of Law students in the legal departments of corporations throughout the Southeastern United States. The program requires 20 hours per week of time in the office and a weekly conference call with Professor Benham … Continue reading Corporate Externship Program Provides Valuable In-House Experience

Co-Curricular Teams and Journals – How to Prep for Success Starting In Your 1L Year

Co-curricular activities are a very important part of your law school experience. By being a member of a co-curricular journal, the Mock Trial Team or Moot Court Team you will develop vital skills that will help you succeed in your future legal endeavors while also receiving college credit for your efforts. Many employers look for … Continue reading Co-Curricular Teams and Journals – How to Prep for Success Starting In Your 1L Year

Summer Law Clerk Opportunities Offer Great Experience at All Government Levels

Working as a summer law clerk can be very rewarding and there are many opportunities to accomplish this type of work in all types of government agencies. These placements also offer a great opportunity to expand your network and sometimes a summer clerkship can turn into a longer-term clerkship or lead to a job after … Continue reading Summer Law Clerk Opportunities Offer Great Experience at All Government Levels