The Ovadia Career Planning and Placement Office aims to guide and assist you in every step of your professional development journey. In keeping with our partnership model, we are committed to helping create and maintain a pipeline of employment opportunities. We also commit to provide comprehensive programming to help you develop the tools needed to meaningfully participate in those opportunities.
In law school, the process of planning your career and applying for jobs starts early. Take the time to browse the following material, which will help you learn about the services and opportunities that will make finding your job easier.
Ovadia CP&P Office Blog
- The Ovadia CP&P Office now provides students a Career Planning & Placement BLOG – an additional resource that contains up-to-date employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities as well as upcoming networking events and writing competitions. Each week the Blog is updated and contains all the information found on Symplicity, where students can apply for posted positions. Visit the Blog here. If you have questions, comments, or feedback about the Blog, contact Jessica Michelle Ciminero.
1L Résumé & Cover Letter Workshop
Career Planning & Exploration
- 12 Months of Diversity & Inclusion Opportunities
- ABA 2013 Internship Resources
- ABA Section of International Law – 2013 International Law Firm Internships
- Calendar and Timelines
- Careers in Law
- Career Planning Development Plan
- Guide to Alternative Careers
- Peggy Browning Fund
- Post Graduate Fellowships
- Voluntary Bar Associations – Calendar of Events
- The Florida Bar – Master Calendar of Events
Résumés, Cover Letters & Other Correspondence
- Writing Samples
- Action Verbs for Résumé Descriptions
- Legal Résumé Format
- Legal Résumé Checklist
- Legal Résumé Samples
- Résumé Dos and Don’ts
THE LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION COUNCIL (LSAC) DIVERSITY COMMITTEE WRITING COMPETITION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2014 BY 5:00 P.M. EST. The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Committee is offering a writing competition on best practices for recruitment and retention of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups in law schools to promote diversity in law schools and in the legal profession. For decades, studies consistently have shown that students of color, students living with a disability, and LGBTQ students are underrepresented in most law schools. As a consequence, smaller percentages of persons who represent these groups are graduating from law school and entering the legal profession. This writing competition is designed to reinvigorate the dialogue about the recruitment and retention strategies that law schools should deploy to yield a more diverse class of graduates that will enter the legal profession.
Topic: What techniques, resources and strategies should law schools utilize to recruit and retain students of color and other students who are from groups underrepresented in law schools and the legal profession?
Submission deadline details:
Deadline: All papers must be uploaded no later than 5:00 P.M. EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014. No extensions will be granted. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be eligible for an award. All submissions become the property of LSAC.
Complete details: Available at the Ovadia CP&P Office Blog.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS (NAWL) – 2014 SELMA MOIDEL SMITH LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2014. The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is inviting submissions to its 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition. Essays concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law are accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2013-2014 academic year. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500 and the essay will be published in the Fall 2014 issue of NAWL’s Women Lawyers Journal.
Submission deadline details:
Entries must be received by May 1, 2014
Entries must provide: a cover letter providing (1.) the title of your essay, (2.) school affiliation, (3.) email address, (4.) phone number, and (5.) mailing address.
Entries must be submitted in an electronic version (in Microsoft Word of PDF format) via email to Professor Jennifer Martin, Chair of the Writing Competition @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete details/flier available at the Ovadia CP&P Office Blog.