Campus to Career Experience: Schedule and Programming

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Great Hall Foyer

Doors open and coffee

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Great Hall Foyer

Breakfast available

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Great Hall Foyer

General welcome by Dean Barros

Welcome and logistical announcements by Dean Mullins

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Great Hall

Keynote: What's Your Story?!: The Power of Transformation

Patrick Arthur Jackson

In this captivating keynote, we delve into the art of reinvention, resilience, and embracing change.  Discover how transformation is not just a process but a mindset that propels us to new heights.  Join Patrick on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, as we unveil the transformative forces that can shape our lives and the world around us.  Be inspired to embrace change, adapt with grace, and harness the power within to create a future of limitless possibilities.


12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Box Lunch pick-up in Lobby of the Great Hall

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Great Hall

Secrets for Success: Swapping Out Fear and Perfectionism for a Superpower Mindset (Interactive Workshop)

Jordana A. Confino

Many lawyers and law students would be shocked to learn that the perfectionism they wear as a badge of honor actually PREVENTS them from reaching their highest potential.  But there’s a key difference between perfectionism and the pursuit of excellence, and it turns out that the former can indeed be the enemy of the latter.

  • Increase awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that underlie perfectionistic tendencies
  • Examine the costs that perfectionism can take on personal, academic, and professional lives, and disentangle positive aspects of perfectionism from those that are harmful.
  • Learn why optimism, growth mindset, and self-compassion are far more likely to produce desired outcomes.
  • Take steps to cultivate kinder self-talk, grit, growth mindset, and a more optimistic approach that will reduce feelings of impostor syndrome. Turbocharge motivation, engagement, creativity, and well-being.


12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Classroom D

Good Things Come to Those Who Hustle

Professor Jaclyn Lopez

Learn how to identify what you need and how to get it from your law school experience. We’ll unbox how to ask for and receive feedback, how to cultivate and benefit from mentorship, and how to land your dream job. This session will explore how to efficiently translate hard work into success. There will be games, conversation, prizes, and some lifelong lessons.


12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Classroom E

Hitting the Right Note: Orchestrating Difficult Conversations

Carmen Johnson

Learn strategies for successfully navigating difficult conversations and why it is an important skill for every attorney. In addition to work-shopping how attorneys are often called to lead these conversations both in their workplaces and in their various communities, we will explore professional ways that we can help fill the void and embrace this important leadership skill with courage and compassion – and to flourish while doing it.


12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Classroom F

I Wasn’t Always Who I Am Now: Creating the Future You Really Want

Kelley Thompson, LL.M. (Moderator), Judge Elizabeth G. Rice, and Tiffany Hilton

A true story of resilience told by the woman who lived it, Stetson Law 2022 graduate Assistant Public Defender Tiffany Hilton and her mentor Judge Elizabeth G. Rice.  Moderated by Director of Professional Engagement Kelley Thompson.


12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Advocacy Center Trophy Room

Slay the Summer: Killer Tools You Can Master (Gassman in the Hot Seat!)

Alan Gassman, JD, LL.M. (Taxations), AEP (Distinguished)

This renowned and sought after speaker offers unique approaches to help law students develop into consummate professionals. You will gain guidance and tools and techniques, start applying efficient and effective methods of reaching goals, set actionable objectives, and learn the importance of creating daily and weekly task lists.  Ask him your hardest questions; he’s known for candor and caring.


1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Classroom A

Your Legal Career with Generative Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Kirsten K. Davis

It’s been a year since Generative AI arrived.  It’s likely a game changer for legal practice. Have you thought about what it means to your legal education and your career?  Let’s talk about how to successfully position yourself as a lawyer in a world where machines will do a lot of the legal work.


1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

Classroom D

Cultivating a Career You Love:  Values, Interests, Strengths

Adriana Paris

Adriana Paris is the author of Rising Lawyer: From Summer Associate to First Year Associate and Director of Attorney Development and Recruiting at Rissman Law. Adriana will lead a dialogue about forming your professional identity and cultivating a career you love.


1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Classroom F

Conflict is Part of Life: Lean In and Learn

Latoya Edwards and Desmond Baker

How do you view conflict?  Examine your options for better results.  On one hand, conflict can affect not just one area but spread to other areas like a virus if left untreated/unaddressed (i.e., the negative view of conflict). On the other hand, if it is welcomed and approached correctly, conflict can lead to effective change, not just in one area, but spread to other areas like an elixir.


3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Advocacy Center Trophy Room

Building and Framing Your Narrative for On Campus Recruiting and Interviewing and Beyond: What You Need to Know

Ronald Legare, Shelby Ponton, Marisa Infante, Jessica Faucher, Monica Saad, Anna Padron

A powerful narrative opens doors of opportunity. Knowing who you are, and how to present that story in a concise and professional manner is a powerful tool that will set you apart. Interviewers are looking for it. Mentors are drawn to it. Professionals expect it. Students need it. This program is designed to help every law student understand what a professional narrative is, how to craft your own narrative, when and how to use your narrative, and how to have confidence in your narrative and who you are. Building and framing your narrative is a powerful tool every student needs to have in their On Campus Recruiting and Interviewing toolbox. Through a dynamic and interactive program, we will unlock the narrative inside each of you, and ensure you walk away understanding how to harness your narrative to capture your career goals.


3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Classroom A

Summer Associate Success: Insider Tips for 2L Summer

Alexis Lucas, Cameron Kubly, Natalie Noa, Flora Patel, Rylie Pennell

If you are a current 2L inundated with questions about what your upcoming summer will look like, this is the program for you! What to wear? How early to show up? What kind of work is expected of you? When can you walk into an associate or partner’s office to ask a question? How many different practice groups should you try to gain experience with (if this is an option)? How many of the social events do you have to go to? What should your goals be? How can you best prepare? With a panel of current 3Ls who completed their prior summer at various firms or with the government, this program explores all your pressing questions and more! If you want to feel emboldened to have a phenomenal summer, prepare yourself to succeed, and fight imposter syndrome before it starts, come ask questions from colleagues who experienced it themselves.


3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Classroom D

Many Roads to Justice: Charting Your Unique Path to a Public Interest Career

Stephanie Storke

Passion is often the accelerant for a career in a public interest field.  Learn the inside story on how you can plot your journey and how to make it work for you economically, spiritually, and professionally.


4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Great Hall


Liz Glazer, Comedian, Actor, Writer

Liz Glazer is an award-winning standup comedian, actor, and writer. Liz won first place in the Boston Comedy Festival and Ladies of Laughter Competition, has been featured in a full article in the Wall Street Journal (as well as Above the Law, Lex Magazine, the Pennsylvania Gazette, and other publications), and has opened for Myq Kaplan and Maria Bamford. Liz was also a part of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and will be a part of the upcoming HBO Women in Comedy Festival. As an actor, Liz has appeared on ABC's FOR LIFE and CBS's BULL, and is on the faculty at Lesly Kahn & Co., the Los Angeles acting studio. Liz is also writing a television pilot about her life, a draft of which was a semi-finalist in the Stage 32 writing competition.

Liz began her career as most standup comedians do: as a tenured law professor. Liz attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving her B.A. magna cum laude and M.A. in Philosophy. Liz then attended the University of Chicago Law School where she was a member of the Law Review. After working as a transactional real estate lawyer at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, the New York Law firm, Liz went on to teach law and earn tenure from Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and also visited at other law schools such as Northwestern University Law School and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While she was a law professor, Liz published law review articles in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, the Columbia Law Review Sidebar, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra, among other journals. AND THEN, Liz gave it all up to do comedy, where her material draws from her own life as a lesbian, a rabbi's wife, and a former lawyer.

These days Liz performs regularly at comedy clubs and festivals. Liz also does private events for law schools, law firms, synagogues, and major corporations. While Liz loves performing live in person, she's equally comfortable yelling into her laptop on Zoom as she did nightly during the pandemic.


5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Sponsor Reception

Mann Lounge and Banyan Courtyard

Mingle with friends, faculty, staff, and sponsors; win door prizes and gifts, and hang out with the talent! We promise great food and lots of energy and fun.