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  • Legal Externship Program - Law
    detailed description of possible placements You are encouraged to speak directly with Professor Kotey AFTER you review the guide but BEFORE you choose a placement to assist you in choosing a placement that will provide you with an optimal experiential prospect Legal Externship Program Guide Externship Courses EXTERNSHIPS CREDIT REQUIREMENT PRE REQ PRE or CO REQUIREMENT Civil 45 Professional Responsibility Criminal 48 and letter of clearance from the Florida Bar Professional Responsibility Evidence and Criminal Procedure Investigation Judicial Completion of Foundation Curriculum includes all 1L courses None Advanced Externship Having completed the initial externship General Information During the academic year fall and spring semesters the Criminal and Civil Externship courses are one semester for FOUR ungraded pass fail credits The credit will be awarded based on the completion of the requisite hours per semester at the placement These credits are considered in classroom credits and do NOT count as credit for non classroom work Credit will also be awarded based on participation in a classroom component designed to encourage students to think critically ethically and reflectively about the practice of law The criteria for admission will depend on the particular program hence students must meet the admission criteria for the specified placement During the summer all placements excluding the Advanced Placement will be comprised of two separate courses for TWO graded and FOUR pass fail credits The courses offered through the Judge Aaron B Cohen Judicial Externship program vary from four 4 pass fail credit for most placements to six 6 for those selected for placements at Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee Each Judicial Externship entails similar general duties with some variation from court to court Duties will be defined by the Faculty Supervisor and the individual Judge Duties for judicial externships may include but are not limited to performing

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/academics/learning/externships/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Pro Bono Program - Law
    Carlos Gómez Mary Gundrum Stephen K Harper Phyllis Diane Kotey Laverne Pinkney Supervising Attorneys Request Assistance Community Support Supporters Exp Learning Giving Florida Center for Capital Representation at FIU Law The Pro Bono Program is a manifestation of the commitment of Florida International University College of Law its faculty and alumni to ensure that you learn about a lawyer s role in providing access to justice by assisting in providing legal services to the poor disadvantaged and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems Your pro bono experience should be an integral part of your law school education and we urge you to participate enthusiastically in placements that will enable you to help others You should start planning for your pro bono service activity during your first year of law school after your first semester of courses To graduate you are required to complete 30 pro bono hours prior to your penultimate semester You are responsible for obtaining placements at approved sites or sponsored programs or you may submit a proposal for approval for an alternate placement before commencing service The Office of Externships and Pro Bono Program is available for guidance in selecting a placement Pro Bono Program Guidelines and Required Forms Pro Bono Program Brochure Approved Placements List Proposal for Pro Bono Service Confirmation and Mutual Understanding Agreement Student Time Log Evaluation of Pro Bono Placement Contact Information Professor Phyllis Williams Kotey Director of Externships Pro Bono Program Zoraya Ledesma Coordinator Pro Bono Program Please note the Pro Bono Program does not provide legal assistance to the public it is part of the FIU Law students academic experiential learning requirement For legal assistance please contact the FIU Law Clinical Program at 305 348 7541 Admissions Juris Doctor Program LL M Program Transfer

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/pro-bono/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Student Services - Law
    Angelique Ortega Fridman 11200 SW 8 Street RDB 2015 Miami FL 33199 305 348 2384 phone Angelique Ortega fiu edu e mail Quick Search Search for The Office of Student Services provides students with support during their years at FIU Law Whether you need advice or counseling on academic or personal matters the Office of Student Services serves as your liaison From orientation to commencement the Office of Student Services is committed to providing services support leadership opportunities networking events and programming for your benefit Contact Information Angelique Ortega Fridman Associate Dean for Student Services 11200 S W 8 Street RDB 2015 Miami Florida 33199 305 348 2384 Contact when you need assistance with advising application amendments Bar application questions Zoraya Zory Hernandez Coordinator Student Services 305 348 0059 Contact when you need assistance with student organizations special events graduation Myriam Girado Senior Administrative Assistant 305 348 2384 Contact when you need assistance with Disability Resource Center scheduling appointments with the Office of Student Services Quick Links Student Bar Association Student Organizations Student Assesment of Instructors FIU Law Library Student Services Helpful Links FIU Bookstore Housing Off Campus Housing Recreation Services Campus Life Admissions Juris Doctor Program LL M Program

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/students/office-student-services/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Disability Resource Center - Law
    of professionals the Disability Resource Center is committed to making a difference in the lives of its students Through a collaborative effort the staff facilitates full participation in all University programs and activities The Center serves students from offices located at University Park and Biscayne Bay campuses and provides a full range of services and programs to students with disabilities The University Disability Resource Center in conjunction with the FIU Law s Office of Student Services provide and facilitate accommodations required because of a documented disability Procedure Upon acceptance to FIU Law students with disabilities should contact the Disability Resource Center and FIU Law s Office of Student Services Students should not assume that because their application to law school indicates the presence of a disability that this information is known to the Disability Resource Center Early disclosure is essential to allow sufficient time for review approval and implementation of accommodations Students seeking accommodations for disabilities should contact Stephen Peter Loynaz Associate Director of the Disability Resource Center Graham Center 190 305 348 3532 phone loynazs fiu edu Angelique Ortega Fridman Associate Dean for Student Services FIU Law RDB 2022 305 348 3354 afridman fiu edu All accommodations are prospective No retroactive accommodations are provided Please note that implementation is a key factor in enjoying the use of accommodations Early registration in your academic law career with the DRC is highly recommended Having received a prior accommodation in an educational or employment setting does not ensure that you will receive the same accommodation at the College of Law Documentation Students who are requesting support services are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under the American Disability Act of 1990 The documentation must include medical or psychological information from a certified professional Please allow up to two weeks after submitting

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/students/office-student-services/disability-resource-center/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Services for Students - Law
    for a special event please see the Student Organization Event Planning Guide and contact Zory Hernandez Student Travel Checklist form Create If you would like to create a new student organization complete this form and contact Zory Hernandez Student Programming FIU Law Calendar of Events To download the FIU Law Calendar of Events Law RSVP into your Google Calendar Login to http Panthermail fiu edu and go to Calendar On the left panel click the drop down arrow to the right of the words Other Calendars Click add by URL Paste the following URL for Law RSVP www icalx com public lawrsvp Law RSVP Calendar ics Click Add Calendar Refresh your browser or press F5 FIU University Calendar Orientation FIU Law hosts a mandatory Orientation for all incoming 1Ls transfer students and LL M students the week before Fall semester Orientation materials are posted in early August Please check back at that time for more information Commencement FIU Law hosts a formal graduation ceremony and reception in May for its fall and spring graduates Commencement information is posted in March Please check back at that time for more information Spring 2016 Commencement is Friday May 27 2016 Bar Application Assistance If you are in need of assistance with your Bar application see Associate Dean Ortega Fridman Lockers FIU Law offers locker space for its students The lockers are located on the first floor of RDB directly adjacent to the student lounge The locker rental fee is 40 for the duration of a student s time at FIU Law The locker rental fee is 20 for transfer students The locker rental fee includes a lock which must remain on the locker personal locks will be removed To reserve a locker visit the Office of Student Services and speak with Zory Hernandes

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/students/services/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Practice-Ready Ethics & Professionalism Program - Law
    Ortega fiu edu e mail Practice Ready Ethics Professionalism Program FIU Law is proud to announce the launch of the Practice Ready Ethics Professionalism PREP Program The PREP Program is sponsored by the FIU Law Center for Ethics and Professionalism and the Office of Student Services 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 PREP designated events will include all of the high quality academic and career programming sponsored by faculty the Ovadia Career Planning and Placement Office and student organizations 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 How can you become a PREP graduate Earn 12 PREP points during the 2015 2016 academic year Each PREP sponsored or PREP designated event is 1 PREP point All Center for Professionalism Ethics Workshop Series Events are 2 PREP points All day events like the Law Review Symposium can earn up to 3 points Record your attendance at a PREP event

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/students/office-student-services/practice-ready-ethics-professionalism-program/ (2016-01-02)
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  • Student FAQs - Law
    and or concerns throughout your academic career at FIU Law Student Services Frequently Asked Questions How do I get replace an FIU One Card All students are required to have an FIU One Card Entering students including transfer students and LL M students can get an FIU One Card at the FIU Law building during Fall Orientation Current FIU Law students can replace lost or stolen FIU One Cards at PG 1100 For more information click here How do I reserve a room You must submit a Room Reservation Form to Zory Hernandez Where is the lost and found FIU Law does not have a lost and found Any found items given to FIU staff or administration are immediately turned over to the FIU University Police Department You can contact University Police Department here FAQs A to Z Academic Advising Faculty Advisors Faculty Academic Probation Academic Supervision Advisement Assistant Dean Schulze Associate Dean Ansah Academic Correspondence and Documentation Registrar Academic Excellence Program AEP Assistant Dean Schulze Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and Special Needs Associate Dean Fridman Amendments to Law School Application Associate Dean Fridman Bar Admissions Applications Registrar Assistant Dean Fridman Bar Preparation Program Assistant Dean Schulze Book Awards Registrar Career Planning Placement Assistant Dean Bierman Class Rank Registrar Community Service Interim Associate Dean Mason Course Offerings and Scheduling Registrar Dean s Certifications for State Bars Registrar Enrollment Certifications for Loan Deferments and Insurance Registrar Evaluation of Transfer Applicants Transcripts Associate Dean Ansah Examinations Accommodations Administration Delays Registrar Assistant Dean Fridman Examsoft and other IT Support Services I nformation Technology Office Family Emergencies Associate Dean Fridman Financial Aid Scholarships and Loans Admissions and Financial Aid Grades Registrar Graduation Checklist Registrar Interpretation of the Code of Academic Regulations Registrar Associate Dean Ansah Associate Dean Fridman Information Technology IT Support Joint

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/students/faqs/ (2016-01-02)
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  • mindfulness in life and law - Law
    Mindfulness in Life and Law mindfulness Resources mindful Meditation Student Directory Student Bar Association SBA Student Organizations Assessment of Instructors Experiential Learning FIU Law Review Competition Teams Trial Advocacy Program Contact Us Student Services Associate Dean Angelique Ortega Fridman 11200 SW 8 Street RDB 2015 Miami FL 33199 305 348 2384 phone Angelique Ortega fiu edu e mail To be mindful to focus your attention your awareness on the present moment on your thoughts on your body on your feelings a powerful skill a way of living a concept to help improve your physical and mental health and your overall wellbeing If and how one practices mindfulness is personal only we know what works best for ourselves But this does not mean we are alone build connections with your FIU Law family Student Services seeks to implement programs to help you lead a mindful and conscious life in law school and in your personal lives Support motivate and inspire one another Explore additional upcoming mindfulness events Admissions Juris Doctor Program LL M Program Transfer Applicants Request Information Scholarships Financial Aid Visiting Applicants Academics Registrar s Office Curriculum International Graduate Studies Legal Skills Values Academic Excellence Program AEP Experiential Learning Pathways

    Original URL path: https://law.fiu.edu/students/office-student-services/mindfulness-life-law/ (2016-01-02)
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