On October 17 2013, FIU College of Law’s Black Law Students Association and Caribbean Student Bar Associations presented the Third Annual Judicial Panel –Paving the Way to Judicial Success – and welcomed Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince, former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III, Honorable Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida and Honorable Donald Graham, United States District Court Southern District of Florida as panelist. The panel members discussed their expectations for hiring clerks as well as clerkship and mentorship opportunities.
The open dialogue between the students and panelists allowed for the sharing of ‘real life’ experiences including how to pursue the law profession, how to evaluate law firms and the process of selecting the right one.
In addition to the panel discussion, three law students were presented with scholarships. The scholarships were created during the College of Law’s 10th anniversary celebration and are named after Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara J. Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy A. Quince for the continuous support of the College of Law.
Scholarships were awarded to:
Justice Barbara J. Pariente Scholarship - Franco Bacigalupo
Justice R. Fred Lewis Scholarship – Chanel Rowe
Justice Peggy A. Quince Scholarship – Altanese Phenelus
Since 2009, 17 alumni have accepted 23 State Appellate or Federal Clerkships, including six at U.S. Courts of Appeals. Read More.