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Information for Prospective Students:

First-Year Orientation: Under NALP standards, law schools cannot offer career services to first year law students before October 15. This permits students to focus their attention on their studies and adjust to their new environment. Therefore, the first time the Ovadia CP&P Office meets with 1L students is at the mandatory Career Kick-Off and Orientation in early November. At that time, the 1L students are introduced to the fundamentals of a legal job search and the services and support that the Ovadia CP&P Office offers.

Career Advising: Students are encouraged to meet with the Ovadia CP&P Office advisers as frequently as possible. Appointments may be made for career planning and job search advice, résumé and cover letter preparation, mock interviews, tips on salary negotiation and more.

Recruitment Programs: The Ovadia CP&P Office hosts On-Campus Interviews, a recruitment program, during the late summer and throughout the fall for 1L and 2L students. During the spring semester, a smaller recruitment program is hosted and open to all students. Recruiting organizations include large, medium and small law firms, corporations, public interest and government agencies. Instead of interviewing on campus, many employers choose to post job listings on Symplicity for part-time positions, as well as summer and post-graduate employment opportunities.

Speakers and Career-Information Programs: The Ovadia CP&P Office sponsors a large number of career skills and legal career information programs and invites attorneys from the private and public sector, as well as nationally known speakers, to provide career and job search advice to students.

Mentoring and Networking: The Ovadia CP&P Office works with the Alumni Relations Office and the Student Bar Association to present several networking opportunities to students throughout the year. A variety of alumni functions and other FIU Law community activities offer a wide range of opportunities to network with practitioners, judges and others, and students are strongly encouraged to participate.

Public Interest and Government Law Programs: The Ovadia CP&P Office provides a variety of programs to educate students who are interested in both summer and post-graduate employment in the public sector. In the spring, the Office holds an annual Public Interest and Government Law Resource Fair for students to learn about performing public interest and government work. FIU Law has a very active public interest student body. By graduation, all students have volunteered at various public interest agencies a minimum of 30 pro bono hours.