Sunday, May 01, 2011


The Government & Public Interest Blog is changing addresses!

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Don't worry ... the new Blog will continue to be updated DAILY with the information you need to know ... we're just hanging out at a new address. See you there!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Great Article on Federal Jobs

A recent Washington Post article noted that job applicants looking for federal government positions need to be more creative in their approach. Just because you have a law degree doesn't necessarily mean that certain Departments do not have opportunitites for you. To read the entire article and learn some valuable job searching tips, click HERE .

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Job Fair: National Black Prosecutors Association

The National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is a GREAT opportunity to interview with prosecutors and district attorneys from around the country!

Job fair participants can mail in their payment, registration form and resume or go to the website at and register online.

If lodging is needed, the Minneapolis Marriott City Center has extended a special room rate to students of $99.00 per night for a single or double room for July 25th and July 26th ; for laterals, the rate is $130.00 To make reservations, interviewees should call the Minneapolis Marriott City Center at (612) 349-4000 . Please note that the Minneapolis Marriott City Center will not accept reservations under the NBPA conference block of rooms at the discounted rate until you are a registered job fair participant , therefore; job fair participants must register for the Job Fair prior to making hotel reservations.

For more information, visit this website:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Interviewing For Public Interest Positions

It's never a bad idea to make sure your interviewing skills stay sharp. Take a moment and check out "Five Tips For Summer Public Interest Job Interviews". The article is a quick read and provides some helpful hints towards making your interview meaningful and successful.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Question To Start The Week

How long does it typically take to hire a federal employee?

The Office of Personnel Management recently released data stating that hiring time is down to 105 days from 122 days last year. Furthermore, President Obama has set out a goal of decreasing time-to-hire to 80 days. To start your federal application, click HERE.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Department of Homeland Secruity is seeking an Intelligence Operations Specialist for the Washington, DC area. The Job Announcement Number is DHSHQ11-461298-IA and can be accessed HERE.

Act quickly ... the posting expires on Monday April 25th!

Florida Coastal Pro Bono In The News

A recent Jacksonville Daily Record article praised Florida Coastal students and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and area pro bono attorneys visited the Burpee U.S. Army Reserve Center in Jacksonville from 9 a.m.-noon April 2 to offer free legal services to Army reservists, specifically, the creation of advance directive documents: Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate Designation, Designation of Preneed Guardian, a Living Will and a Simple Will. The goal was to enable reservists to leave the event with a fully executed set of these legal documents. Each reservist had an appointment with an attorney/law student team and was given ample time to understand the purpose of ... to continue reading the entire article, click HERE.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is accepting applications for the Health Justice Project Public Interest & Health Law Fellow. The Fellow will join the Beazley Institute's Health Justice Project, a medical-legal partnership clinic. The two year fellowship is designed to provide leadership development, clinical teaching experience, interdisciplinary collaboration and career growth for public interest attorneys. To apply, applicants should visit . In the upper left corner, click on "search postings." At the next screen, from "job category" select "faculty" and click on the posting Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Upcoming Deadline

Getting experience is a key ingredient for success in landing great government and public interest positions. Remember ... the deadline for applying for clinical programs and credit bearing externships for the fall semester is this Friday, April 22nd. Applications are available on the website and in the Clinic Office, Room 255.