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Practice-Ready Ethics & Professionalism Program


About PREP

The SBA and FIU Alumni Association co-sponsor 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 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, and the SBA Professional Development Committee and FIU Law Alumni Association highly recommend that all law students participate.

Record Your PREP Event Attendance

Spring 2020 Events

-Attend one Table for Six with Professor ____________.
-Attend one LexisNexis training for the Spring semester.
-Attend one Guided Preksha Meditation for Relaxation.
-01/21/2020 Caribbean Student Bar Association (CSBA): How to Interview @ 12:30pm RDB 1000
-01/22/2020 Federalist Society (FedSoc) - The Conservative Case for Class Actions @ 1:30pm RDB 2008
-01/27/2020 Intellectual Property Student Association (IPSA): Copyright and Entertainment Law 101 @ 12pm RDB 2008
-01/27/2020 Mindfulness Association Professor Panel: Overcoming Setbacks: Resilience in the legal profession @ 12:30pm RDB 2006
-01/27/2020 Black Law Student Association - Policing the Criminal Justice System Part 1-4 @ 3:30pm RDB 2005
-01/28/2020 Black Law Student Association - Policing the Criminal Justice System Part 1-4 @ 12pm RDB 2005
-01/28/2020 Employment and Labor Law Society - Women in the Law Panel @ 12:30pm RDB 2006
-01/29/2020 Black Law Student Association - Policing the Criminal Justice System Part 1-4 @ 3:30pm RDB 1000
-01/30/2020 SEFA Law Society - Super Panel of Super Agents @ 11am RDB 2005
-01/30/2020 2020 Public Interest & Government Law Resource Fair @ 12pm RDB ATRIUM
-01/30/2020 Black Law Student Association - Policing the Criminal Justice System Part 1-4 @ 3:30pm RDB 1000
-02/04/2020 Federalist Society (FedSoc) - Capitalism and the Rule of Law @ 12:30pm RDB 2001
-02/06/2020 Public Lawyer Career Program @ 12:30pm RDB 1000
-02/12/2020 Intellectual Property Student Association (IPSA): PATENTS 101 @ 12:30pm RDB 2005
-02/12/2020 BLSA-Path to Greatness @ 3:30pm RDB 1000
-02/18/2020 International Law Student Assoc. - The Rule of Law and Investment Arbitration @ 12:30pm RDB 2008
-02/18/2020 Black Law Students Association (BLSA) – HerStory @ 4:30pm RDB 1000
-02/19/2020 Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)-Financial Literacy Part II @ 12:30pm RDB 2005
-02/20/2020 Employment and Labor Law Society & Women Law Society present: LGBTQ+ Discrimination Protections for Employees @ 12pm RDB 1000
-02/21/2020 FIU Law Review Symposium - Made in Italy: The Law of Food, Wine, and Design @ 8am-5:30pm RDB 1000
-03/10/2020 Business Law Society & Employment Labor Law Society - Private Practitioners Roundtable @ 12pm RDB 1000
-03/11/2020 FIU Law Public Interest Auction @ 4-7pm ATRIUM
-03/27/2020 BLSA-Honoring Legends: Accolades Ceremony @ 5pm RDB 1000
-04/23/2020 Mindfulness Association: Silent Disco for Finals De-Stress @ 6pm RDB Atrium

Fall 2019 Events

-Attend ONE FIU Law Run Group: Nature Preserve Jogging Trail session per semester
-Attend ONE LexisNexis Training per semester
-Participate in ONE BLSA Law Student for A Day Session per semester: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, OR Nov. 1
-08/23/19 Black Law Student Association: “How to” for 1Ls @ 1pm–3:30pm RDB 1000
-08/26/19 Environmental Law Society: Parks & Policy: Biscayne National Park Today @ 12:15pm–1:15pm RDB 2007
-09/09/19 Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) – Lunch and Learn @12pm RDB 2002
-09/10/19 BLSA-Network to Networth @ 12pm-1pm Large Courtroom
-09/12/19 International Law Student Association (ILSA) – What is International Arbitration Anyways? @ 12pm in RDB 2006
-09/17/19 FBA Federal Career Panel @ 12:30-2pm Large Courtroom
-09/17/19 ACS– Constitutional Day Panel Discussion @ 12pm RDB 2002
-09/23/19 Mindfulness and Disability Rights Association - Fight the Stigma! @ 12-1pm Large Courtroom
-09/24/19 WLS: Women in the Law Series #1: Civil Litigation @ 12pm-1:30pm RDB 2008
-09/25/19 The Federalist Society Student chapter - Speaker - Professor Stephen Sachs @ 12pm OR 5:30pm Large Courtroom
-09/25/19 IPSA: IP, Law School, and You (IP Certificate) @ 12:30pm-1:30pm RDB 2008
-09/25/19 An evening Lawyers Chapter debate - Professor Stephen Sachs on Originalism v. Living Constitution @ 5:30-8:30pm Large Courtroom
-09/26/19 FIU Alum Brian Abramson-Vaccine, Vaccination and Immunization Law FIU Alum Brian Abramson will be speaking with students about this recent treatise Vaccine, Vaccination and Immunization Law @ 12pm RDB 1000
-10/01/19 BLSA-Hip Hop Karaoke @ 3:30pm RDB 1000
-10/01/19 FedSoc Student Chapter Event: Why Progressives Hate (and Federalists Should Love) the Electoral College & U.S. Senate @ 12pm
-10/02/19 Caribbean Student Bar Association's Carnival Panel @ 12:30-1:30pm RDB 2007
-10/03/19 HLSA: HNBA Value of Mentoring and Networking Panel @ 12:30pm-1:30pm RDB 2008
-10/03/19 Federal Bar Association together with the Women's Law Society and the SEC present: Saving and investing money for students @ 12pm RDB 2006
-10/07/19 Women's Law Society (WLS) - Women in Law Series @ 12-1:30pm RDB 2007
-10/07/19 International Law Student Association (ILSA): Intro to International Criminal Courts and Tribunals @ 12pm RDB 2008
-10/08/19 Phi Alpha Delta (P.A.D.) Financial Literacy Meeting presented by Professor Gabilondo @ 12-1pm RDB 2008
-10/09/19 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigration Panel @ 11am RDB 2006
-10/16/19 Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) presents a Roundtable on Hispanic Identity @12pm Large Courtroom
-10/17/19 International Law Students Association (ILSA) International Externship & Research Opportunities @ 12pm RDB 2008
-10/22/19 Federalist Society (FedSoc) - Friendly Neighborhood ...China and North Korea? @ 1pm RDB 2008
-10/23/19 BLSA-Civil Rights through the Lens of Music: BLSA Panel @ 3:30pm RDB 1000
-10/24/19 IPSA: Trademarks 101 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm RDB 2008
-10/24/19 Sports, Entertainment, Fashion and Art Law Panel @ 1pm RDB 2008
-10/24/19 Women's Law Society (WLS) - Danette's Voice @ 4-6pm Large Courtroom
-10/28/19 DRLA - Disability Rights Law Association: Cultivating Inclusion - Why language matters @ 12pm RDB 1006
-10/29/19 MLES - Fall Panel Event @ 12:30pm RDB 2006
-10/30/19 Women's Law Society (WLS) - Women in Law Series @ 12pm RDB 2007
-10/31/19 The Business Law Society (BLS) and the International Dispute Resolution Club (IDRC) Present Hot Topics in Customs and International Trade Law @ 12:30pm Large Courtroom
-11/04/19 Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law society (RPPTL) - Florida Department of Transportation: Panel on Eminent Domain @ 12-1:30pm Large Courtroom
-11/05/19 International Law Student Association (ILSA) International Art Disputes @ 12pm RDB 2008
-11/05/19 Women' Law Society (WLS) - Women in Law Series @ 12:30-2pm RDB 2005
-11/06/19 Caribbean Student Bar Association: Career Panel @ 12:30-1:30pm RDB 2007
-11/07/19 BLSA-Is "I Fear for My Life" a License to Kill? @ 11:30am RDB 1000
-11/07/19 IPSA: IP and Human Rights @ 12:30pm-1:30pm RDB 2005
-11/08/19 Law Review Symposium
-11/13/19 Arbitrating Technology and Intellectual Property Cases: Latin American and European Approaches @ 8am FIU Downtown on Brickell
-11/18/19 Mindfulness Association Professor Lecture @ 12:30-1:30pm

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