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The Student Bar Association (SBA) and FIU Law Alumni Association proudly announce a new initiative, the Practice-Ready Ethics & Professionalism (PREP) Program.

The SBA and FIU Alumni Association co-sponsors the PREP Program in conjunction with the FIU Law Clinic and the Office of Student Services. This program takes Professional Development classes and workshops to the next level. Students can achieve the designation of PREP Graduate by attending PREP-sponsored or PREP-designated events throughout the academic year. PREP-sponsored programming will consist of speakers and workshops on ethics and professionalism; practice readiness; and leadership. Students will have the opportunity to attend events both on- and off-campus. PREP-designated events include high-quality scholarly workshops and panel discussions sponsored by the FIU Law faculty as well as career and skills-building programming offered by the Career Planning and Placement Office, the legal clinic, the trial advocacy program, student organizations and local bar associations.

The PREP program offers extra-curricular education programs that promote competency in the following areas:

  • Practice-area knowledge
  • Practice-Readiness / Practice Skills
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Career Development
  • Wellness
  • Leadership

Law students who wish to participate are required to attend at least 4 PREP-designated events per academic year, in order to achieve the designation of PREP Graduate. Those who meet all of the requirements will receive an invitation to the PREP End-of-Year ceremony to commemorate all PREP Graduates. This program is available to all law students and the SBA Professional Development Committee and FIU Law Alumni Association highly recommend that all law students participate.

Designate your student organization event as a PREP-approved event.

  • Complete a PREP Designation Application form

Record Your PREP Event Attendance – click here.

PREP Events

Fall 2017:

All Resume Training and Workshops from Career Planning & Placement Office
10/11/17 – “The Corporate Counsel Survival Guide” Reception in Law School Courtyard for Bill Kruse.
10/13/17-10/14/17 – The 4th Annual National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair 2017 – Register here:
10/19/17 – SBA Mentoring 6:30pm-9:00pm– Meet your Alumni Mentor – Andres
10/20/17 – Law Review Symposium
10/25/17 – Immigration Law Panel 5pm-7pm
10/26/17 – Danette’s Voice 3:30pm-5:30pm
11/2/17 – ACLU and BLSA Know your Rights 4:00-7:00pm
11/2/17 – SBA Dinner Series: Criminal Law 7:00pm-9:00pm

Spring 2018:

All Tables for Six (only need to attend one of them)
01/27/18 11:30am-4:00pm: AILA Law Student Immigration Career Fair – FIU Law Atrium
01/31/18 12pm-2pm: Public Interest & Government Law Resource Fair – FIU Law Atrium
02/03/18 10am-3pm: 14th Annual Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic – Zoo Miami
02/07/18 12:00pm-1:00pm: Federalist Society presents Are occupational licensing laws destroying opportunities? – FIU Law RDB 2008
02/09/18 1pm-5pm: Invite-Only 5th Annual Professionalism and Civility Summit – FIU Law Atrium (Invitations have already been sent and received)
02/14/18 12pm-2pm: ACLU & Federalist Society presents: The Master Cakeshop Debate Featuring Howard Wasserman and Bob Levy of the Cato Institute – FIU Law Large Courtroom RDB 1000
02/15/18 7:00pm-9:00pm: FIU Law Speed Networking – Coral Gables – RSVP
02/15/18 5:30pm-8:30pm: FIU FBA Judicial Reception – Buy Tickets online – Alfred I Dupont Building
02/20/18 12:30pm-2:00pm: Administrative Law Section’s Networking Nosh – FIU Law Large Courtroom RDB 1000
02/22/18 12:15pm-1:15pm: CABA presents United States-Cuba Relations Panel-FIU Law RDB 2008
02/24/2018 7:00pm-9:00pm: The Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division – Davie, FL – RSVP
02/27/18 12pm-1pm: RDB 2006 – FIU FBA Federal Internships
02/27/18 6pm: Large Courtroom Her Story by BLSA and WLS
03/01/18 12pm-1:30pm: Small Courtroom Trial Advocacy Program Lunch ‘n Learn with ABOTA: WHY CIVILITY MATTERS – RSVP to Professor Fingerhut at
03/28/18 6pm-9pm: SBA Dinner Series Event with Professor H.T. Smith
03/29/18 12:30pm-1:30pm: Business Law Society Corporate Legal Roundtable – FIU Law Large Courtroom RDB 1000
04/06/18 10:45am-3:30pm: Leadership Essentials for Law Students program
04/10/18: 12pm-2pm: Business Development 101 – Small Courtroom. RSVP
04/12/18: 12pm: Actual Innocence: A Discussion about Wrongful Convictions and the Process of Exoneration – Small Courtroom
04/12/18: Summit on the Future of Legal Education and Entry to the Profession & Law Review Symposium – 1st Day. For more information about the program and RSVP
04/13/18: Summit on the Future of Legal Education and Entry to the Profession & Law Review Symposium – 2nd Day. For more information about the program and RSVP

Contact Information

Michelle Mason
Senior Associate Dean
Associate Dean, Enrollment Management

Angelique Ortega Fridman
Associate Dean

Alan Persaud
Professional Development Committee Chair