Office Services & Events
Advising and Counseling
The Placement Office assists law students and alumni in all aspects of their job search, offering individualized career counseling. Sometimes this means helping students identify and articulate what specific areas of law or types of employment they are interested in. Other times it means working with students who know what they want to do but who need help to develop a creative and effective strategy for reaching their goal. The office also assists alumni in finding lateral positions.
To make an appointment with the Director or Assistant Director please call 850.644.4495.
The purpose of these luncheons is to connect working professionals with students. The small intimate environment of a Networking Nosh fosters networking. Past participants of the luncheons include: Chris Lombardo - Woodward Pires & Lombardo, P.A.; Terence A. Gross - Gross & Schuster, P.A.; Thomas Kirwin - Assistant US Attorney for the United States Attorney's Office; Jeff Ricke - Hiday & Ricke, P.A.; Ben H. Dickens, Jr. - Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP; Will A. Gunn - US Department of Veteran Affairs; and Simonne Lawrence - Executive Office of the Governor.
To sign up to speak at a Networking Nosh lunch, please contact the Placement Office at 850.644.4495.
Speakers, Seminars, and Workshops
Each semester, the Placement Office hosts an array of speakers, seminars, and workshops designed to assist students in various aspects of the job search. Whether students are looking for tips on how to create a more effective resume or simply want to learn more about a particular job, our office is here to inform and assist them with a variety of current and cutting-edge programming events.
During the past year, the office has hosted Karen Walker - "The Employer's Perspective on Resumes;" Anita Pryor, Marianne Lloyd Aho, and Betsy Haslett - "Women in Litigation;" James Daughton, Jr., Tom Helm, Faye Jones, and Bennie Shaw - "Non-Traditional Legal Careers;" J. Dudley Goodlette - "Legal Career Paths: Private Practice and State Government;" Jerry Curington, Frank Maloney, and Linzie Bogan - "Solo and Small Firm Practice;" and The Honorable Frank Sheffield, Second Judicial Circuit - "What Not to Do in the Courtroom."
To sign up to speak to law students, please contact the Placement Office at 850.644.4495.
Mach Speed Mock Interview
This interviewing program applies the concepts of speed dating to the task of job preparation. Students wait in lines with resumes in hand and interview with attorneys for four minutes, then students are critiqued. After the critique students change interviewers. The mock interviews evaluate students on their resume, appearance, eye contact, and oral communication skills. Many College of Law alumni, including William W. Corry with the Law Office of Corry & Kennedy; Benjamin L. Crump with Parks & Crump, LLC; Lawrence N. Curtin with Holland & Knight; Marco R. Gonzalez with Gonzalez & Garcia; Sherri Denton Mallory with Mallory & Mallory; Victoria L. Weber with Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.; Chris Cadenhead with Cadenhead Law Firm; J. Michael Huey with GrayRobinson, P.A.; Joseph W. Lawrence, II with Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli; Charles F. Tunnicliff with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation; and R. Mark Williamson with Alston & Bird, volunteered to serve as mock interviewers for this event in the past.
To participate in Mach Speed Mock Interview, please contact the Placement Office at 850.644.4495.