The Importance of Networking with Fellow Law Students

Law school is an overwhelming time for many students and it is easy to hide away in the library, studying for hours, without seeing a single person. However, the need to get out, network and meet people is critical for one to succeed in their legal career. One of the most understated, but most important … Continue reading The Importance of Networking with Fellow Law Students

Networking Can Give You a Head Start on Your Job Search

One of the most important parts of the job search for new legal professionals is networking. Making connections with established legal professionals who are willing to reach out to current law students is an invaluable part of making progress toward getting your career started. Students at the Florida State University College of Law have many … Continue reading Networking Can Give You a Head Start on Your Job Search

Getting to Law School and Beyond…

Law school brings people from various places and backgrounds and sometimes we forget just how different we all are. As students we are continually asked about what area of the law we are interested, however, we are rarely asked why we are interested in law in the first place. I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading Getting to Law School and Beyond…

Remember to Stay Connected With Your Undergraduate Institution

Staying connected to your undergraduate institution can be an incredibly useful networking tool as a law student and there are a number of ways to do it. Student organizations are a great way to meet other law students and to find those who may have also attended your undergraduate institution. The College of Law even … Continue reading Remember to Stay Connected With Your Undergraduate Institution

Student Government Elections Commission: The Court for Student Campaign Violations

During the fall semester of my 1L year I saw a posting in one of the bi-weekly Florida State Law Student Announcements requesting applications from College of Law students interested in serving on the Florida State University Student Government Association (SGA) Elections Commission. After serving as a member of the Florida State University Residence Life … Continue reading Student Government Elections Commission: The Court for Student Campaign Violations

Preparing for Practice in Transnational Business Law

When I came to Florida State University College of Law, I knew the kind of law I was most interested in was private international law. While there are also wonderful courses and professors focused on immigration and public international law, I knew I was most interested in transnational business operations and that was where I … Continue reading Preparing for Practice in Transnational Business Law

An Aging Florida Population Provides Opportunities for Practice in Estate Planning, Tax, and Elder Law

Florida State University College of Law has a myriad of opportunities to study estate planning and tax law. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I worked for an estate planning, probate and elder law attorney and started pursuing my passion to help prepare clients for their elder years. In Florida, this field of law is in … Continue reading An Aging Florida Population Provides Opportunities for Practice in Estate Planning, Tax, and Elder Law

Preparation to Practice in Environmental and Land Use Law

The Florida State University College of Law has a number of great opportunities if you are interested in environmental law. Each semester there are several events you can attend that can help you network with individuals practicing in the field, including a series of environmental speakers who come to speak on issues such as climate … Continue reading Preparation to Practice in Environmental and Land Use Law

Preparation to Practice in Real Estate and Estate Planning Law

People often ask you when you tell them that you want to go to law school, “What area do you want to practice?” The answer for many prospective students and even many 1L’s is “I have no idea.” Deciding what area to study and practice is not an easy decision but one great way to … Continue reading Preparation to Practice in Real Estate and Estate Planning Law

Starting a New Student Organization Is Easier Than You Think

Many of the factors I looked at when I was considering law schools are probably the same ones that everyone else considers. The quality of the faculty, variety of classes offered, geographic location, bar passage rate, as well as other practical considerations are all very important, but where do you go for a sense of … Continue reading Starting a New Student Organization Is Easier Than You Think