New Jobs Available! Spring 2017 OCR Session E Application Open Until Wednesday, February 22 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2017 OCR opportunities, Spring 2017 – Session E, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Don’t forget that there are also opportunities for employment available on the Jobs Board!  OCR is one of our TWO places for you to find jobs; the other is the Stetson Law Jobs tab on Symplicity (i.e. Stetson’s “Jobs Board”).  Be sure to check the Stetson Law Jobs tab frequently, as opportunities are added here by individual employers on their own and new opportunities appear regularly.

Participating employers. Employers participating in this OCR Session include:

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Civil litigation firm in Tampa is currently accepting applications for law clerk positions. The candidate is expected to work 15-20 hours per week.  This position will offer dynamic exposure into the fast-paced world of civil litigation. The position will offer varied opportunities, including drafting motions, summarizing depositions, assisting attorneys with preparation for both hearings and trials, and much more. Strong legal research and writing skills are required.

Galloway, Johnson, Thompkins, Burr & Smith (3Ls and Recent Graduates for Associate positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, an AV rated full service litigation firm with eleven offices throughout the Gulf South, is seeking a recent law student graduate to join our Tampa office team. Requirements: Must be admitted to practice law in the state of Florida or scheduled to take the Bar exam in Summer 2017. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Provide unofficial transcript, resume, and writing sample upon application.  Preferences: Moot court or trial team experience. Legal journal participation. Graduating with honors. We offer a generous compensation package, year-end bonus and benefits. This is an ideal opportunity for an energetic candidate with strong educational credentials and communication skills.

Hogan Lovells (1Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Miami, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
The Miami Office of Hogan Lovells US LLP (“Hogan Lovells”) is offering a 2017 Summer Diversity Law Clerk position for interested first-year (“1L”) law students at accredited Florida law schools. The Summer Diversity Law Clerk position is the product of Hogan Lovells’ partnership with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”), an organization of more than 200 corporations and law firms whose mission is to promote inclusiveness by attracting, inspiring, and training talented, diverse attorneys so they can ascend to leadership positions within their organization.  For its 2017 Summer Diversity Law Clerk position, the Miami Office of Hogan Lovells is seeking diverse, 1L candidates who have an interest in obtaining practical experience in commercial litigation, international arbitration, corporate, and project finance, among other areas. Please note that although the selected law clerk will have the responsibilities of a summer law clerk, including performing legal research; drafting memoranda or corporate documents; and attending depositions, hearings, or team meetings, this position is independent and separate from the Hogan Lovells’ 2017 Summer Associate Program. Applicants are required to have at least a 3.3 GPA (or 82.5 if using a 100 point GPA scale).  The Miami Office Summer Diversity Law Clerk will be a paid position lasting a minimum of eight weeks, and the selected law clerk will also be able to attend the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 23-25, 2017. Only one law clerk position is available. The final law clerk will be selected on or before May 1, 2017.  Note – Application for this opportunity will continue through the close of Spring 2017 – Session E on February 22, 2017 and applicants may apply during any session (C, D, or E) while that session is open.

Smith, Kling & Thompson, P.A. (1Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
Law clerk position available in a plaintiff’s litigation firm. Ideally looking for a rising 2L candidate for a law clerk position that could subsequently transition into an attorney position. The firm specializes in first party insurance litigation. General duties would include drafting discovery responses, demands, mediation statements, as well as legal and factual research for motions and memorandums. Candidates will also have the opportunity to attend hearings, depositions, trials, and mediations. The firm is conveniently located in Tampa by the airport.

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (Chambers of the Honorable Sheri Polster Chappell) (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Intern (unpaid) positions in her chambers in Ft. Myers, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
The Honorable Sheri Polster Chappell, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida in Fort Myers, Florida is in the process of hiring 2 or 3 first and/or second-year law students for an unpaid internship in her Chambers for summer 2017, and she would like to invite any interested Stetson students to apply. Qualified applicants should be interested in federal litigation (civil or criminal), situated in the top 15 percent of their class, and be a member of a journal or moot court. We ask that any interested students provide their cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial transcript.

All applications for OCR are via Symplicity and the “OCR” tab. Employers participating in OCR can be viewed in the Spring 2017 OCR Participating Employer Guide (located in the Symplicity Document Library), which also provides detailed information on the application materials required by each employer. Step-by-step instructions for how to apply to OCR opportunities via Symplicity are available in the Spring 2017 OCR Instructions (located in the Symplicity Document Library). Applicants can apply, and modify applications, until the deadline, as no candidate materials are sent to an employer until after the close of the application period.

Stetson Law OCR Policy AffirmationEvery student participating in OCR must complete Stetson Law’s On Campus Recruiting Policy Agreement Form (found by clicking here) before their materials will be sent to the employer.  Note that if you completed this for a prior application Session you do not need to do it again (i.e. it only needs to be done once).

Stetson Law and this Career Development staff takes enormous pride in the fact that we consistently receive positive feedback from employers on our candidates’ preparedness.  Accordingly:
(1) Each document submitted for an OCR opportunity will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the proper formatting standards.  If a candidate submits documents in an improper format, the candidate’s materials will not be given to the employer.
(2) Each candidate must submit all documents requested by the employer, and if all documents are not submitted, the candidate’s materials will not be given to the employer.
Please email Korey Henson (khenson@law.stetson.edu) with any questions.