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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 8 PREP-designated events per academic year, in order to achieve the designation of PREP Graduate. For example, you may complete 4 events in Fall and 4 events in Spring, or 3 events in Fall and 5 events in Spring or vice-versa, or whichever way that will get you to 8 total events by mid-April. Those who meet all of the requirements will receive an invitation to the PREP End-of-Year ceremony to commemorate all PREP Graduates. PREP Graduates will receive their respective PREP Medals at the End-of-Year ceremony. Students who already are PREP Graduates may complete the program a second year to receive the PREP Honorary Pin. This program is available to all law students (all sections) and the SBA Professional Development Committee and FIU Law Alumni Association highly recommend that all law students participate.

Record Your PREP Event Attendance – click here.

PREP Events

  • Spring 2019:

– 01/16 12:30pm in RDB1000: ABA Litigation Panel
– 01/17 12:15pm in RDB1000: Federalist Society – Kathryn Ciano, General Counsel for Uber
– 01/31 12pm in FIU Law Atrium: 2019 Public Interest & Government Law Resource Fair
– 02/12 12:30pm in RDB2008: BLSA: Judge Phyllis Kotey: Path to Greatness
– 02/20 7pm in RDB1000: BLSA – HERstory: A Celebration of Black Girl Magic
– 03/29 9am in RDB1000: BLSA Florida Pre-Law Symposium
-01/22 4pm in RDB 1006: Skadden Fellowship informational session with representatives Susan Butler Plum and Kathleen Rubenstein
– 01/23 12:30pm in RDB 2006: FBA presents How to Network
– 01/29 12pm in RDB 2008: WLS “Dress for Success”
– 01/29 12:30pm in Large Courtroom: Federalist Society presents Justin Pearson
– 01/30 12pm: Employment Law Luncheon
– 01/31 12:30pm in RDB 2008: Federalist Society presents Homeland Security by Paul Roscenzwig
– 01/31 5:30pm: Federal Judicial Reception:
– 02/05 12:30pm in Large Courtroom: Federalist Society presents Trump v. Hawaii by Scott Keller
– 02/06 12:30pm in RDB 2008: Intellectual Property Law Student Association – Certificate in IP
– 02/19 12:15pm in RDB 2002: PILS “Assignment of Benefits”
– 02/20 12:30pm in RDB 2008: Federalist Society presents Iraq War by Christopher Shays
– 02/26 12:30pm in RDB2008: ILS/ACLU Effects of Current Immigration Policies: Still in Detention
– 02/27 12:30pm in RDB2008: Careers at the United States Patent and Trademark Office
– 02/28 12pm: What to Expect this Summer & Beyond – WLS & MDFAWL
– 02/28 6-8pm: Speed Networking
– 03/07 3:30pm in RDB 2008: Law Review Speaker Series
– 03/19 12:30pm in RDB 2007: DLRA Opportunities in Special Education Law
– 03/22 6:30pm in RDB 1000: BLSA Honoring Legends
– 03/26 12:15pm in RDB 2002: Property Insurance Law society – AOB: The Present and Future of the Practice
– 03/26 12:30pm in RDB 2006: Judicial Internship Workshop
– 03/28 12:30pm in RDB 1000: LET MY PEOPLE VOTE An Historic Journey: Stories of Redemption and Second Chances
– 04/01 12:30pm in RDB 1000: Private Practitioner’s Roundtable Event
– 04/08 12:30pm in RDB 1000: Karim Batista – Florida Family Law Event
– 04/02 at 12:30pm RDB 2008: FIU Law SALDF Chapter: Guest Speakers on Animal Law and Ethics
– 04/02 12:30pm in RDB 2008: Animal Law and Ethics
– 04/09 12:30pm in RDB 2005: A Career in Social Justice

  • Fall 2018:

– 9/11 12:15pm in Room 2008: Hate Speech co-hosted by Federalist Society, Liberarian Student Association, and ACLU
– 9/12 12pm in Room 2008: Let Your Network Be Your Net Worth: H.T. BLSA
– 9/17 12:30pm in Room 2008: ACLU – Access to Education
– 9/20 6pm at Carlton Fields: Law Student Mentoring Reception
– 9/27 12pm in Room 2006: Caribbean Bar Student Association – Legal Issues in Carnival Culture
– 9/27 12:30pm in Room 2008: Stonewall Alliance – Employment Law Panel
– 10/9 12:30pm Room 2008: Women’s Law Society “Know The Signs”
– 10/24 12:30pm at RDB2006 Animal Legal Defense Fund: 13th Amendment Speaker: Sonia Stratmann
– 10/24 4:00pm Large Courtroom – Dannette’s Voice: Women’s Law Society
– 10/24 6:30pm-8:30pm FBA Mentoring Kickoff at Batch Gastropub. RSVP with the name and affiliation of each person attending to
– 10/25 12:30pm Women’s Initiative Program Lunch and Learn at FIU Law
– 10/27 12pm-4pm CB Smith Park: South Florida Legal Mentoring Picnic Register Here (!event/register/2018/10/27/south-florida-legal-mentoring-picnic)
– 10/29 12:30pm Women’s Initiative Program Lunch and Learn at Reed Smit
– Any Lexis Training (Only one is needed for PREP Credit)
– 10/5 in Large Courtroom : Law Review Symposium. More information and RSVP TBA
– 10/10 12:15pm Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick
– 10/15 National Injunction Debate with Professor Amanda Frost
American University Washington College of Law and Professor Wasserman
– 10/17 12:15pm Large Courtroom: Federalist Society present Mr. Geoff Shepard – Defense Counsel for Nixon during White House Counsel: Can Special Prosecutors Ever Really be Objective?
– 10/16 12:30pm Large Courtroom: FBA Federal Career Panel
– 10/18 12pm-2pm in Large Courtroom: WLS, ACLU, CABA, ILS, CSBA – Fall Lunch Series: Domestic Violence from Different Cultural Perspectives and Mental Health Issues from different legal systems
– 10/22 12:30pm Large Courtroom: When International Law Intersects with Family Law and Immigration Law
– 10/24 Dannette’s Voice: Women’s Law Society
– 10/25 in Large Courtroom : Law Review Symposium. More information and RSVP TBA
– 10/26 in Large Courtroom : Law Review Symposium. More information and RSVP TBA
– 10/31 12:30pm RDB 2006: Disability Rights Law Association Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker Matthew Dietz from the Disability Independence Group
– 11/6 12:15pm Large Courtroom: Federalist society- 3D Printed Guns Debate with Joshua Blackman and Professor Roman
– 11/8 12:00pm-1:45pm in Seminar Rooms 1006 & 1008 – Continuing the Conversation: A Students-helping-Students Career Event
– 11/13 12pm RDB 2008: PIN Healthcare Access: A panel of attorneys will discuss the problems facing their clients when it comes to accessing healthcare.
– 11/13 12:30pm Large Courtroom: Federalist Society presents “The Emerging Trump Doctrine Regarding National Security should be of Interest” with Jeff Addicott
– 11/13 12:30pm at RDB2008 Public Interest Network: Healthcare Access Panel
– 02/12 12pm in RDB 1008: Property Insurance Claims
– 02/13 12:30pm in RDB 2006: Succeeding as a Litigator
– 02/21 5pm in Atrium: Public Interest Auction
– 03/04 12:30pm in Large Courtroom: Women in Intellectual Property

Contact Information

Michelle Mason
Senior Associate Dean
Associate Dean, Enrollment Management

Angelique Ortega Fridman
Associate Dean

Alan Persaud
Professional Development Committee Chair