New Jobs Available! Spring 2017 OCR Session J Application Open Until Wednesday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m.

The next opportunity to apply for Spring 2017 OCR opportunities, Spring 2017 – Session J, is open and applicants can apply, and modify applications, for employers in this Session until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 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:

Knopf Bigger (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions and 2Ls, 3Ls, and Recent Graduates for School Year Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Tampa, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Boutique Personal Injury Law Firm seeks Full Time Law Clerk for our South Tampa Office. Legal Research and assisting attorneys and staff with all litigation and trial needs.

Maxey Law Offices, PLLC (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk (Patent) positions in its office(s) in St. Petersburg, FL). The employer has provided the following information:
Maxey Law Offices is a full-service intellectual property law firm that exclusively practices intellectual property law. Our practice includes, intellectual property litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Whether our clients require consultation, trademark and patent procurement, copyright applications, appeals, patent reexamination, trademark opposition and cancellation or intellectual property ligation in state or federal court, we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional representation.  The Patent Law Clerk will be directly supervised by an attorney and get individualized patent law training. Ideal candidates will be organized; detail-oriented; and able to follow up on instructions independently. Responsibilities include: preparing and filing new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents; conducting client technology and patent portfolio assessments; supporting business development; managing large domestic and foreign dockets and other duties as assigned.

Veterans Law Institute (1Ls and 2Ls for Summer Law Clerk positions in its office(s) in Gulfport, FL).  The employer has provided the following information:
Spend this summer gaining legal experience and serving veterans. The Veterans Law Institute seeks students to assist veterans who are seeking disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this position you will be assisting with Veteran cases under the supervision of Professor Simcox and the VLI Staff Attorney.  You duties will involve legal research, writing, and possible in-person/telephonic hearings. You will learn about administrative law, disability law, health law, advocacy, federal work, and generally gain a wealth of substantive knowledge regarding veterans benefits law under the supervision of the VLI Faculty and Staff Attorney.  Selected applicants can expect to have a valuable experience focused on developing valuable relationships, clients, writing, and advocacy.  Additionally, selected applicants will be eligible to apply for prestigious Equal Justice Works scholarship grants for their work over the summer and will receive pro Bono hours as well.  EJW applications are due April 14 so apply today.

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.